Madeira Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Madeira Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Best Blue Marlin Fishing Charters in Madeira

Madeira: 12 fishing charters available

Big Game Fishing Madeira

Calheta
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $524

Margarita

Good
3.0 / 5
(1 review)
Funchal
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $733

Madeira Sea Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Funchal
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $629

Madeira Sight Casting

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Funchal
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $524

Blue Marlin Fishing in Madeira

Blue Marlin
  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Makaira nigricans)

Madeira is famous for its larger-than-average Blue Marlin, with most of those hooked in the area weighing between 500-700 lbs. Most years seen at least one 'grander' (fish weighing over 1000lbs) caught off Madeira, with the first grander to be caught in European waters supposedly caught here by Dr Antonio Ribeiro, a pioneer of Blue Marlin fishing on the island. Due to the island's steep drop off close to shore it is possible to catch Blue Marlin just 1 km away from the marina. The main fishing grounds are on the protected south coast of the island, with lure fishing the most common method used.

Madeira Blue Marlin Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Blue Marlin fishing in Madeira varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to August. Low season is January to March and October to December. There is no closed season.
Madeira
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Blue Marlin Fishing in Madeira

Use a local captain. If you can fish with Capt. Anders, do not hesitate to do it. My wife and I stayed at a convenient Airbnb Loft - Madeira - Funchal - Calheta.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a local captain. If you can fish with Capt. Anders, do not hesitate to do it. My wife and I stayed at a convenient Airbnb Loft - Madeira - Funchal - Calheta.
HENRY  B.
HENRY B. Bethune, SC
The fishing trip on Flipper 2 was excellent. Could not recommend it any more enthusiastically. Practical tips before your trip - Bring change for the metered parking at Calheta Marina and we would not recommend using the Calheta Marina ATM which offers a really poor exchange rate. Get any cash you need before you arrive at the Marina.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing trip on Flipper 2 was excellent. Could not recommend it any more enthusiastically. Practical tips before your trip - Bring change for the metered parking at Calheta Marina and we would not recommend using the Calheta Marina ATM which offers a really poor exchange rate. Get any cash you need before you arrive at the Marina.
Tim  J.
Tim J. Figueira Da Foz Municipality, Coimbra
You can try everything you like. The captains always will ask you what you want to fish and how. I have chosen trolling but there is also bottom fishing,... We rent an appartement near the harbour. So it was an easy walk in the morning (5 minutes)to the boat. And as you leave very early in the morning you can get breakfast at the harbour promenade. There is a nice Cafe which was open at 8 when I arrived.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can try everything you like. The captains always will ask you what you want to fish and how. I have chosen trolling but there is also bottom fishing,... We rent an appartement near the harbour. So it was an easy walk in the morning (5 minutes)to the boat. And as you leave very early in the morning you can get breakfast at the harbour promenade. There is a nice Cafe which was open at 8 when I arrived.
Guenter  K.
Guenter K. Baden Bei Wien, 3
There are no guarantees of catching . That's fishing though. As far as charters are concerned,the Gavito and crew were the best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are no guarantees of catching . That's fishing though. As far as charters are concerned,the Gavito and crew were the best.
Martin  M.
Martin M. Coventry, ENG
Not to worry, the people from Madeira are so helpful. Just take sun cream and a coat as it can get cold at night.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not to worry, the people from Madeira are so helpful. Just take sun cream and a coat as it can get cold at night.
John  P.
John P. Edinburgh, SCT
To trust Gavito's crew and you are in for a great experience. Do take lots of sunblock and maybe a book to read whilst resting a bit in the cabin during the intense midday sunny periods. Stay close to the fishing chair so you will be prepared when you get a bite. Train your hand for some tough reeling in when the fish is on the hook!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To trust Gavito's crew and you are in for a great experience. Do take lots of sunblock and maybe a book to read whilst resting a bit in the cabin during the intense midday sunny periods. Stay close to the fishing chair so you will be prepared when you get a bite. Train your hand for some tough reeling in when the fish is on the hook!!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Ghajnsielem, Ghajnsielem
Book with Captain Graham on Gavito.! Pick your target species and go for it.! You never know what will happen.!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Graham on Gavito.! Pick your target species and go for it.! You never know what will happen.!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Portugal
Bottom-fishing out by the islands is awesome, super-rich with fish. Smaller fish but still very fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom-fishing out by the islands is awesome, super-rich with fish. Smaller fish but still very fun.
Thomas  M.
Thomas M. Funchal, 30
It depends on their experience. It also depends on whether you are solo or in a group. Even inexperienced anglers can try for 1000 lb Marlin.!! We all have to start somewhere. In the end it is down to personal choice. Go with Gavito and Graham Venters and you can try both big game and bottom fishing all in one day.!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It depends on their experience. It also depends on whether you are solo or in a group. Even inexperienced anglers can try for 1000 lb Marlin.!! We all have to start somewhere. In the end it is down to personal choice. Go with Gavito and Graham Venters and you can try both big game and bottom fishing all in one day.!!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Ponta Do Sol, Madeira
If you can wait as late as possible to book so you get the right weather conditions and be patient !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can wait as late as possible to book so you get the right weather conditions and be patient !
Jude  S.
Jude S. Stockton-on-Tees, England
Let the crew know you're first timers and listen when they tell you what to do. Be prepared for a good fight if you want big fish :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the crew know you're first timers and listen when they tell you what to do. Be prepared for a good fight if you want big fish :)
Magnus  R.
Magnus R. Oslo, Oslo County

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