Gavito – Sportfishing

Operating out of Calheta, Madeira, the highly experienced crew of the “Gavito” is here to give you a fantastic nautical adventure.

Climb aboard their excellent Rodman flybridge, brought up to all modern standards in 2016. The “Gavito” was completely refurbished and has a flybridge, fighting chair, outriggers, a multimedia system as well as state-of-the-art navigation on board. She’s powered by twin FNM engines, each providing 135 HP, allowing her to develop a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Departure times vary on the tides, as you will need to fish on the incoming tide. You will be advised on the departure date and meeting point upon booking.

Join Captain Graham Venters, as he takes you fishing at some of the best spots in Madeira. Novices and experienced anglers alike are welcome on this charter and the experienced crew will give you all the assistance you need to help you net that dream catch. You can expect to catch Red Snappers, Barred Hogfish, Triggerfish, Groupers, Bream, and many other species. On top of that, you keep your catch - you can take it home with you or join the skipper at his home, where you will BBQ your hard-earned catch and enjoy a rooftop terrace dinner!

Get ready to do popping, jigging, spinning, and bottom fishing - with live or dead bait. Live bait is fished for during the trip. The trips are suitable for ages 6 - 60 plus, additionally the boat is equipped with all the required safety equipment - and some extra. Two experienced skippers are on board to help you out with everything. Tackle, bait, and lures are all included in the trip price. Water, soft drinks, and beer are complimentary.

Take the hassle out of booking your next fishing holiday. Book now to guarantee your spot with Gavito Sportfishing.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $455
    up to 4 persons
    A 4-hour trip to some of the best fishing locations in Madeira. Fishing with light tackle and prawns you stand the chance of catching Snapper, Barred Hog Fish, Trigger Fish, Blue Fish, Amberjacks, Bream and more. The starting time for this trip is variable, not limited to 10:00 as shown. This is in order to catch the incoming tide which is the best sea state for bottom fishing. Best of all you can keep a reasonable amount of the catch to give you and your family a fish supper. Then it is catch & release.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sport Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $455
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is suitable for both novices and experts alike. Departure time varies due to the tides. You will target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, Bream, and other species. The crew offers bottom Fishing, popping, speed jigging, slow jigging, wreck fishing, reef fishing, and live bait fishing. Tackle, bait, and lures are included in the trip price, as well as drinks: bottled water, sodas, and beer.
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About the Captain

Graham Venters
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Angler's Choice
30 reports
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25 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2016
I started going to sea at the tender age of 4 with my Grandfather on his inshore trawler located in the Wash in England. Got my own boat at the age of 16 years (from my Grandfather) once I had qualified as a Skipper. I started Big Game fishing in South Africa during the 70's and have never stopped since. I have fished in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, South Chine Seas, Gulf of America, I have a passion for fishing and the Charter business is an extension of my Hobby. Therefore I fish for the best, with the best and with all my experience and knowledge for the advantage of the client.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish
Gilt-head (Seabream)

Grouper (Dusky)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Pink)
Spearfish (Longbill)

Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Rodman (Flybridge) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 135HP FNM engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ashton-under-Lyne, England
 5.00
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7 days on Gavito

July 4, 2018
Had a fantastic week on board the Gavito with Graham and Orlando. They were on time and had the boat ready and waiting for...
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Joe R.
Funchal, 30
 5.00
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Amazing Adventure

VERIFIED   December 22, 2018
Couldn’t ask for a better fishing experience, the crew were phenomenal and the fishing exceeded my expectations, lots of...
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Eltham, ENG
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This was the second time we used Gavito & yet again a first class service with so much knowledge of the sea,the skipper...
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Anders E.
Funchal, Madeira
 5.00
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Bottom fishing with the kids

April 4, 2018
Another great trip with Graham on the Gavito. This time with our kids, bottom fishing for red snappers and trigger fish. We...
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Thatcham, England
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Frequent flyer!

April 2, 2017
I have fished with Graham and his crew for several years now. In addition to the marlin we have also spent time pursuing some...
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