Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime

Madeira Fishing Charters features Prime, that offers exceptional big game fishing experience with a dedicated and experienced crew. The extensive experience of over 40 years in locations such as Mexico, Baltic Sea, Africa and Madeira Island.

We have a deep knowledge of the best fishing spots and techniques. The variety of fishing options, including big game trolling for marlin, chasing down Atlantic bigeye tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, white marlin, Wahoo and offering excellent bottom fishing, caters to a wide range of fishing preferences.

Prime offers the best gear and top-notch service, as well as accommodating both experienced anglers and novices, reflects a commitment to ensuring a memorable and successful fishing trip for all clients.

The use of Prime, a Cabo 35 Express and the continuous upgrading and maintenance of the fleet, along with the latest electronics for fish locating and structure viewing, further demonstrates a dedication to providing a high-quality fishing experience.

The fact that Captain Anders, as well as the entire crew, are fully licensed by the Portuguese tourist office and adhere to all safety specifications, adds an extra layer of professionalism and reassurance for clients.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing 4h (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Jun 15
    US $589
    During this 4-hour trip, we fish inshore and on deeper (300 meters) waters. We offer electrical reels for deeper depth. We plan the trip according to your experience and expectations. You will use dead bait on light tackle for all sorts of species and heavy tackle using live bait (when available) on deeper depth for Amberjack and big Red Snappers.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing 4h (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Jun 15
    US $589
    During this 4-hour trip, we fish inshore and on deeper (300 meters) waters. We offer electrical reels for deeper depth. We plan the trip according to your experience and expectations. You will use dead bait on light tackle for all sorts of species and heavy tackle using live bait (when available) on deeper depth for Amberjack and big Red Snappers.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing – 4h (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    US $696
    4 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi depending on season. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks and drinks. Catch and release policy on all Billfish.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing – 4h (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    US $696
    4 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi depending on season. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks and drinks. Catch and release policy on all Billfish.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing – 6h
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    US $964
    6 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi depending on season. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks and drinks. Catch and release policy on all Billfish.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Mixed Fishing – 6h
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $964
    This 6-hour Mixed fishing trip offers both Big Game Fishing and Bottom Fishing. During the bottom fishing part, we do Bottom fishing with live bait and dead bait. We target Red snappers, Trigger fish, Amberjack, White Trevally, Scorpion fish and more. During the Big Game Fishing part, we target what’s in season. Generally, we target Tuna during spring and autumn, Wahoo in the autumn and Blue and white Marlin during June to August. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks and drinks.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Spearfish (Longbill)
    Longbill Spearfish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing – 8h
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    US $1,285
    8 hours of trolling for the game species in season, ranging from Bigeye Tuna to Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi depending on season. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks, lunch and drinks. Catch and release policy on all Billfish.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Mixed Fishing – 8h
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    US $1,285
    This 8-hour Mixed fishing trip offers both Big Game Fishing and Bottom Fishing. During the bottom fishing part, we do Bottom fishing with live bait and dead bait. We target Red snappers, Trigger fish, Amberjack, White Trevally, Scorpion fish and more. During the Big Game Fishing part, we target what’s in season. Generally, we target Tuna during spring and autumn, Wahoo in the autumn and Blue and white Marlin during June to August. All fishing tackle are included as well as snacks, lunch and drinks.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Dentex
    Dentex
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Knowledge and Commitment
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Lifetime ambition achieved! 800lb blue marlin
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Knowledge and Commitment

VERIFIED   NEW  Mixed Fishing – 6h on June 8, 2024
My wife and I reserved Madeira Charters as a honeymoon event. As an experienced, avid fisherman from the U.S., I’m...
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Lifetime ambition achieved! 800lb blue marlin

VERIFIED   Big Game Fishing – 4h (AM) on May 20, 2024
I cannot recommend Anders and Claudio enough! I originally booked a morning big game trip but Anders recommended I change to...
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Big Game Fishing

VERIFIED   Big Game Fishing – 4h (PM) on March 1, 2024
We had an amazing fishing trip with Captain Anders and his crew on Prime! Anders responded quickly to all my inquiries before...
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Half day big game trolling (AM)

VERIFIED   Big Game Trolling – Half Day (AM) on June 29, 2023
Amazing trip to the atlantic sea today with a very nice boat and professional crew. Captain Anders was super helpful and nice...
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VERIFIED   Full Day – Mixed Fishing on June 27, 2023
Started off the trip with friendly conversation and high spirits. It was a rough day on the water, but we still landed a nice...
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FAQs about Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime

Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime offers the following trips to customers:
  • €550 per group - Bottom Fishing 4h (AM) (4 hours)
  • €550 per group - Bottom Fishing 4h (PM) (4 hours)
  • €650 per group - Big Game Fishing – 4h (AM) (4 hours)
  • €650 per group - Big Game Fishing – 4h (PM) (4 hours)
  • €900 per group - Big Game Fishing – 6h (6 hours)
  • €900 per group - Mixed Fishing – 6h (6 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - Big Game Fishing – 8h (8 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - Mixed Fishing – 8h (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Electric flush
  • Fighting Chair with bucket harness
  • GPS 3 Raymarine Axiom 9" with Navionics Fishing charts
  • Fishfinder Airmar B256LM 1kw transducer
  • Bed
  • Flybridge Guests welcome
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System Free WiFi onboard. iPad for mirroring Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Radar Raymarine

Trips booked with Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (all top quality)
  • Live Bait (Live bait fishing is sometimes a part of the trip. It depends on the availability of live bait. Live bait is included in the overall process. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning the fish is included in the price. )
  • Snacks (We offer free Pringle snacks on board. )
  • Drinks (We offer water, beer and sodas on board. It is included in the overall price. )
  • First Mate (is a qualified skipper)
  • Fishing License (The boat is fully coveredard to fishing license. It is included in the overall price. )
  • Lunch (included on full day trips)

Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (During our big game fishing trips, we fish no more than 6 miles from the island. When bottom fishing we stay closer to the island. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Madeira Fishing Charters – Prime include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spearfish (Longbill)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Madeira Fishing Charters
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
80 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
114 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Our charter company was founded in 2012 and is owned and operated by Captains Anders Ekstrand and Mike Vowell. Madeira Fishing Charters has developed to be one of the most successful and appreciated charter boats in Madeira. Thousands of happy clients have been fishing with us since 2012. Captain Anders and Captain Mike has more than 40 years of fishing experience ranging from fly fishing in the Nordics to Big Game fishing in Florida, California, Mexico and the coasts of Africa. Welcome to Madeira Fishing Charters and to Madeira Island! Capt. Anders & Capt. Mike
Our Team
Claudio D.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dentex Dentex
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Cabo (Sportfishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 435HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
During our big game fishing trips, we fish no more than 6 miles from the island. When bottom fishing we stay closer to the island.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Electric flush
Fighting Chair
with bucket harness
GPS
3 Raymarine Axiom 9" with Navionics Fishing charts
Fishfinder
Airmar B256LM 1kw transducer
Bed
Flybridge
Guests welcome

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
all top quality
Live Bait
Live bait fishing is sometimes a part of the trip. It depends on the availability of live bait. Live bait is included in the overall process.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning the fish is included in the price.
Snacks
We offer free Pringle snacks on board.
Drinks
We offer water, beer and sodas on board. It is included in the overall price.
First Mate
is a qualified skipper
Fishing License
The boat is fully coveredard to fishing license. It is included in the overall price.
Lunch
included on full day trips

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We do not have any age limits on board. Kids are welcome.
You Keep Catch
can be prepaired by a restaurant in the marina
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
for all billfish

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Another Big Blue!
Another Big Blue!
May 28, 2024
Two days ago, Prime released another Blue Marlin estimated to 650lbs. Crazy bite on the shotgun!
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