Captain
Nuno Goncalves

Member since November 2016 Calheta, Portugal
Background
On the 4th of July in 2016, Captain Nuno won the Blue Marlin World Cup at the helm of Blue Makaira. Madeiran by birth, Capt. Duarte Nuno Vasconcelos Goncalves has been fishing the waters of Madeira since he was a boy, guided by his uncle (who also spent his formative years in a similar manner). As Nuno entered his teens, his passion grew stronger, putting to sea with his brother in a 10' boat (with a 4 HP engine!) to explore the waters of Madeira. There they fished for their supper, an idyllic life for two young men. Fascinated by the sea and fishing, Nuno’s big opportunity came in 2004 when the Calheta Marina opened. With the arrival of Big Game boats, his moment had arrived. He crewed and worked on the boats beside some of the great Big Game Captains and crews that had flocked to Madeira to fish for the best Blue Marlin that the oceans have to offer.

Hey, I'm Captain Nuno Goncalves

Calheta, Portugal
Background
On the 4th of July in 2016, Captain Nuno won the Blue Marlin World Cup at the helm of Blue Makaira. Madeiran by birth, Capt. Duarte Nuno Vasconcelos Goncalves has been fishing the waters of Madeira since he was a boy, guided by his uncle (who also spent his formative years in a similar manner). As Nuno entered his teens, his passion grew stronger, putting to sea with his brother in a 10' boat (with a 4 HP engine!) to explore the waters of Madeira. There they fished for their supper, an idyllic life for two young men. Fascinated by the sea and fishing, Nuno’s big opportunity came in 2004 when the Calheta Marina opened. With the arrival of Big Game boats, his moment had arrived. He crewed and worked on the boats beside some of the great Big Game Captains and crews that had flocked to Madeira to fish for the best Blue Marlin that the oceans have to offer.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Calheta
 Last booking: 3 days ago
trips from $817

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good experience
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Appropriate for children
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Caught fish
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Victoria R.
United States
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fantastic full day of blue marlin fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 16, 2023
We came to Madeira to fish for blue marlin and selected Nuno as a captain because he was local and had an impressive resume....
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Stephen L.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 25, 2023
Captain Nuno and first mate were both very knowledgable and made us feel very welcome, had a great morning with them but unfortunately...
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Robert F.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Madeira trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 3, 2023
Boat and crew were great. We didn’t catch anything but we had a great time. The boat caught two Marlin a couple of days later....
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Lord S. D.
Banbury, United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 25, 2023
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Julier R.
Machico, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Fishing with Nuno

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 8, 2022
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