Madeira Island has some of the very best big game fishing in the entire Atlantic. The area is the go-to place for landing huge Blue Marlin, and the Balancal crew will do everything they can to help you catch one.
Captain Anibal Fernandes is a highly experienced angler from Madeira who built his experience fishing commercially in South Africa for two decades before returning home and becoming the skipper of a boat there. Over his time working on different charters, he has landed or helped land a total of 20 granders, a reputation which speaks for itself and an indication of how hard he will work to make sure you land the catch of a lifetime.
He’ll take you after not only the famous Blue Marlin, but White Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and many other big game species. You’ll be exploring the most productive deep sea fishing spots, and the captain will show you all the tips and tricks for landing your personal best.
The 33’ Lochin 333 flybridge sportfisherman you will be fishing on is a superb fishing machine, fully equipped with GPS, fighting chair, restroom, and all the gear you will need for a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing and trolling.
Marlins are strictly catch and release, but you’ll get to keep everything else (clients usually share Tuna with the crew). If you decide to keep your fish, the first mate will fillet it for your convenience. Balancal will cover all the fishing gear and bait you’ll need for a top day on the water, along with food and drinks.
Even though the captain loves having little ones on board, fighting Marlin can be very intense, so he recommends not bringing infants.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Charter Operator
About this listing
Lochin 333 (Flybridge) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 300HP Perkins engines.
Types of fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Funchal Fishing Calendar
Recent Fishing Reports
FAQs about Madeira Marlin - Balancal
- €600 per group - Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM) (4 hours)
- €600 per group - Half Day Trip - Off Season (PM) (4 hours)
- €700 per group - Half Day - Exclusive (AM) (4 hours)
- €700 per group - Half Day - Exclusive (PM) (4 hours)
- €1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Off Season (7 hours)
- €1,300 per group - Full Day - Exclusive (7 hours)
- Fighting Chair
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Snacks (Fruit)
- Drinks (Beer, soft drinks, and water)
- First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
- Fishing License
- Lunch (Sandwiches, on full day trips)
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (White)
- Tuna (Albacore)
- Tuna (Bigeye)
- Tuna (Bluefin)