Big Game Fishing Madeira

Big Game Fishing Madeira will help you make the most out of your fishing trip. They offer action-packed trips and target the fastest and biggest offshore species you can find in the area.

Come aboard “Xareu”, a 42’ Rodman sportfishing boat. This spacious vessel accommodates up to 10 guests. Since all trips are private, you’ll always have the whole boat for your group only, regardless of the number of people. The boat has two powerful 430 HP Volvo Penta engines, flybridge, a fighting chair, a private bathroom, several beds, and a kitchen that’s available for all guests to use.

The boat also has a swimming platform, which is used to help people in wheelchairs get on board without any difficulties. You’re welcome to bring your snorkeling gear if you want. In case you want to spend some time snorkeling, it’s important to notify the captain in advance.

Since the water gets very deep only a few miles away from the shore, there’s no need to go far. You can start fishing only a few minutes after you leave the marina. You’ll target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and all kinds of Tuna. Seeing one of these jump out of the water as you reel them in is a sight you’ll always remember!

The crew will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment and cover your fishing license. Drinks are covered on all trips, while full day trips cover the food as well.

Get ready for some serious rod-bending action! Big Game Fishing Madeira is at your service!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    price breakdown
    Spend a whole day catching one of the fastest offshore species, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Barracuda, and more. The crew will cover your fishing license, equipment, food, and drinks. If you want to take part of the catch home, don't forget your cooler.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Big Game Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    price breakdown
    Join the crew on this spacious and luxurious boat. Target Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and many other offshore species. The crew will cover your fishing equipment, license, and drinks. Bring your snacks for the day and don't forget your camera!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Big Game Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    price breakdown
    On this trip, you'll go trolling for Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Quality, well-maintained fishing equipment is included in the price. You'll be on a top-of-the-line, comfortable, spacious boat with walk-around deck, seating on lower deck, and a flybridge.

About the Captain

John Traynor
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Response time 13 hours
Member since June 2017
John is I.G.F.A Captain, licensed since 1973 and he has been fishing for all of his life. He also used to be a commercial diver. He likes to joke that fishing added extra 10 years to his life. He participated in lots of tournaments, mostly the ones Big Game Fishing Association makes - they organize several different destinations during the year and he won almost all destinations at least once.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Spearfish (Longbill) Spearfish (Longbill)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Rodman Sports Fisher 12.50 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 430HP Volvo Penta engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

42 ft
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Disabled Accessible


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:

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