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Magic Dolphin Atividades Maritimas Lda

Member since August 2014 Funchal, Portugal
Background
Madeira Marlin - Balancal is run by Magic Dolphin Atividades Maritimas Lda, specializing in excellent game fishing and incredible customer services. Their captains are experienced, passionate, and will do everything to provide their customers with an incredible fishing experience. Born in the Madeira, Captain Fabio Abreu grew up on the sea, surrounded with boats and fishing. He used to worked many years in Magic Dolphin Catamaran, but his heart was always in fishing. When opportunity came, we did not think twice about putting Fabio in charge of Balancal big game fishing. He is one of the top captains in the area, specializing in pelagics.
Techniques
Trolling, bottom fishing, live bait, spinning, popping.

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Funchal, Portugal
Background
Madeira Marlin - Balancal is run by Magic Dolphin Atividades Maritimas Lda, specializing in excellent game fishing and incredible customer services. Their captains are experienced, passionate, and will do everything to provide their customers with an incredible fishing experience. Born in the Madeira, Captain Fabio Abreu grew up on the sea, surrounded with boats and fishing. He used to worked many years in Magic Dolphin Catamaran, but his heart was always in fishing. When opportunity came, we did not think twice about putting Fabio in charge of Balancal big game fishing. He is one of the top captains in the area, specializing in pelagics.
Techniques
Trolling, bottom fishing, live bait, spinning, popping.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(29 reviews)
Funchal
Trips from US $748

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
Great Marlin
Hard days fishing
Amazing day!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
68%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Caught fish
64%
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Eric S.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great half day afternoon w Capt Solomão & mate Nelson

VERIFIED   Half Day - Exclusive (AM) on August 18, 2023
First of all, Funchal is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever fished. To find pelagics this close to shore is amazing....
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RENEE G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fun family trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM) on December 29, 2023
Nelson and his crew took my family of 6 on a half day trip in December and it was a lot of fun! The boat was equipped with...
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Silvia Z.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Great day on the water

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Off Season on May 11, 2024
Great fishing trip even though we didn’t catch anything. Fabio and Roberto tried everything to get a fish to bite. Unfortunately...
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Johannes E.
Lisbon, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Super Crew !

VERIFIED   Half Day - Exclusive (AM) on September 12, 2023
Best Day with cool Buddy‘s on a good Boat First Time in my Life —— 400 kg ——- 😁😁😁
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Neil S.
Funchal, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day - Exclusive (AM) on July 19, 2023
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