Xiphias Big Game Fishing

Xiphias Big Game Fishing is a fishing charter based in Olhão, Portugal that is run and operated by Captain David Modri. This charter is all about catching the big fish, and David has the skill and expertise to give you the best odds to do so. While still relatively unknown, the local Blue Marlin fishery is one of the best in the world. If you’re looking for the experience of a lifetime, you are sure to find one here.

You will be fishing aboard a 36’ Trojan offshore sport fishing boat that is powered by two 300HP IVECO engines. Apart from all the necessary safety and navigation gear, the boat has a toilet, two beds, and a kitchen so you can have a comfortable time during longer trips. It also has a livewell for bait and an icebox to keep any drinks you might decide to bring along.

Captain David’s business is all about big game fishing, and there’s plenty of big game in these waters. Depending on what you want to do, you can fish for White and Blue Marlin, Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, Swordfish, Sharks, and more besides. Whether you’re looking to hook a 1000-pound Marlin or chum for Tuna, Captain David will make sure to point you in the right direction.

The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as all the required fishing licenses. Children over the age of ten are welcome aboard, and an appropriate lifejacket will be provided. Bringing a pair of polarized sunglasses is highly recommended, so is bringing a camera to show off your catch after the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $888
    This trip will have you fishing for white marlin, tuna, dorado. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as light snacks and soft drinks. Private Boat 1 to 3 people on boad. Start at 7h30 return at 14h00. 10 euro extra per person for fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $888
    This trip will have you fishing for blue shark, mako, hammerhead. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as light snacks and soft drinks. Private Boat 1 to 3 people on boad. Start at 7h30 return at 14h00. 10 euro extra per person for fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    Full day Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 30
    $1,268
    This trip will have you fishing for white marlin, tuna, dorado. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as light snacks and soft drinks. Private Boat 1 to 3 people on boad. Start at 7h30 return at 16h30. 10 euro extra per person for fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    SPECIAL BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 25 - Jul 20
    $1,268
    This trip will have you fishing for bluefin tuna. Season only from 25 june to 20 july.. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as light snacks and soft drinks. Private Boat 1 to 3 people on board. Start at 7h30 return at 16h30. 10 euro extra per person for fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    Daytime Swordfishing Trip (MAX 1)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Nov 30
    $1,586
    This is a special swordfishing offer for only one angler. You will be targeting Swordfish at depths of around 1800 feet, without an electric reel. A usual swordfishing trip doesn't need to go further than four miles. The price of the trip includes all the necessary fishing gear, as well as light snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Nighttime Swordfishing Trip (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Nov 30
    $1,586
    Going after Swordfish at night is something every angler should experience at least once, so why not do it now? Captain David will take you around four miles out and you'll be free to fish until dawn. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, as are light snacks and drinks. This trip can take a maximum of four people.
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Marlin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $1,734
    This trip involves spending 13 hours on the water in search of Blue and White Marlin. Portugal has some of the best Marlin fishing in the world, and Captain David will help you make the most of it. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as light drinks and snacks.
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About the Captain

David Modri
Olhão, Faro District, Portugal
Response time 17 hours
Member since October 2017
I have been fishing at sea since my childhood and like most fishermen, it was my grandfather who taught me. I was lucky enough to be able to fish practically in all the seas and oceans in search of big pelagics and especially in the Indian Ocean for Black Marlin off Reunion and Mauritius Island. I worked at Martigues in France, where I am from, and I was specialized for fishing bluefin tuna with the chumming method. Now I raise another challenge, fishing Blue and White Marlin and the Swordfish Xiphias from the Olhao marina. I am I.G.F.A Capt-guide since 2012, and it is in respect of the rules of sport fishing that you will come fishing with me.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Shark (Blue) Blue Shark

Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna

Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna

Boat Specs

Trojan F36 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP IVECO engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Xiphias Big Game Fishing

Xiphias Big Game Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • €840 per group - Half Day Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • €840 per group - Half Day Shark Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - Full day Big Game Fishing (8 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - SPECIAL BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING (8 hours)
  • €1,500 per group - Daytime Swordfishing Trip (MAX 1) (9 hours)
  • €1,500 per group - Nighttime Swordfishing Trip (MAX 4) (12 hours)
  • €1,640 per group - Extended Day Marlin Trip (13 hours)

When you book a trip with Xiphias Big Game Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Garmin 5012 + NAVIONICS + LOWRANCE)
  • Fishfinder (GSD26 TRANSDUCER 2KW)
  • Bed (Two beds.)
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers (Two on board.)
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Xiphias Big Game Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Tiagra rods.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Xiphias Big Game Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to around four miles.)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 miles.)

Xiphias Big Game Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Xiphias Big Game Fishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)