Gavito – Sportfishing

Operating out of Calheta, Madeira, the highly experienced crew of the “Gavito” is here to give you a fantastic nautical adventure. Join Captain Graham Venters, as he takes you fishing at some of the best spots in Madeira.

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. In 2020, the “Gavito” has been improved even further and fitted with equipment such as new carbon outriggers from Rupp, new covers and cushions, two new Raymarine Axiom 9” with 3D vision and Navionics fishing charts, new Roll bar with sunroof, new flooring, and more.

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 Pargo, Barred Hogfish, Triggerfish, Groupers, Bream, Amberjack, Barracuda, and many other species. On top of that, you keep your catch – either take it home with you or the crew can make plans for your fish to be prepared by one of the best restaurants in the marina.

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. Get ready to do slow pitch jigging, fast jigging, and bottom fishing with dead bait.

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.

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



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $481
    price breakdown
    $481
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $481
    price breakdown
    $481
    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 Charter Operator

Gavito Fishing
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
46 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2016
Gavito Fishing was founded by Graham Venters in 2012. Graham has been fishing all over the world the last 50 years. During lats 8 years, Gavito Fishing charter has developed to one of the most successful and appreciated charter boats in Madeira with hundreds of happy clients. In 2019, Anders Ekstrand took over the company from Graham as he was retiring from active fishing charter business. Anders has been fishing with Graham for the last 4 years and has over 40 years of fishing experience from fly fishing in the north of Sweden to Big Game fishing in Florida and Mexico. Anders is now investing heavily in the boat and in fishing equipment in order provide the best Big Game charter boat on the island. Graham remains in the company as a senior adviser making sure that his fantastic fishing experience still is a part of the company.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Common Pandora Common Pandora

Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Dusky) Grouper (Dusky)
Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Spearfish (Longbill) Spearfish (Longbill)

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo 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 18 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
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 16 reviews
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Half Day Trawling & Bottom Fishing
November fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Christian H.
Lagos, 08
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Half Day Trawling & Bottom Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sport Fishing on July 23, 2020
We went out for the incoming tide with Heiko and Santana- they were both very helpful and friendly and for sure know their...
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Vincent R.
Grandevent, VD
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sport Fishing on August 27, 2020
It was not a perfect day for fishing but we were lucky and spent a lovely trip thanks to this awesome crew! See you next...
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Big Game Package: 3-4 People on 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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Funchal, 30
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Amazing Adventure

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sport Fishing on 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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Peter P.
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Making the extra effort

Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing on June 30, 2019
Recently I have been on two fishing trips with Graham. He is knowledgeable and competent. He knows when to fish, where to fish...
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