Casa Velha do Palheiro

Member since August 2014

Funchal, Portugal

Background
Madeira Marlin - Balancal is run by Casa Velha do Palheiro, 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 Azores, Captain Salomão Lopes grew up on the sea, surrounded with boats and fishing. He used to work as a boat mechanic and now is one of the top captains in the area, specializing in pelagics. Captain Anibal Fernandes has a reputation of being one of the most skillful anglers in Madeira. After 20 years of being a commercial fisherman in South Africa, he returned to his home in Madeira in 1982 and started working as the skipper of 'Anguila.' One of his biggest accomplishments is catching and tagging an 800+ lb Blue Marlin. He's been operating the Balancal since 2000.

Casa Velha do Palheiro

Funchal, Portugal
Background
Madeira Marlin - Balancal is run by Casa Velha do Palheiro, 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 Azores, Captain Salomão Lopes grew up on the sea, surrounded with boats and fishing. He used to work as a boat mechanic and now is one of the top captains in the area, specializing in pelagics. Captain Anibal Fernandes has a reputation of being one of the most skillful anglers in Madeira. After 20 years of being a commercial fisherman in South Africa, he returned to his home in Madeira in 1982 and started working as the skipper of 'Anguila.' One of his biggest accomplishments is catching and tagging an 800+ lb Blue Marlin. He's been operating the Balancal since 2000.

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Madeira Marlin - Balancal

Funchal
trips from US$ 690

Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Guenter Konderla
Baden Bei Wien, 3
 5.00
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Madeira fishing is OK.

VERIFIED   August 31, 2018
Captain and crew were very friendly. Snacks and drinks were OK. So it was a real good fishing trip. We did trolling for four...
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Todd Gordon
Machico, Madeira
 5.00
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Half day with Capt Salomao

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
Capt Salomao, Nelson and Anibal were amazing. Worked very hard for our fish. Made sure we had the best time. We did catch a...
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Richard Salmon
United Kingdom
 5.00
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Fishing with Jonathan

VERIFIED   June 25, 2018
Brilliant day out with Soloman on Balancal.
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Jude Smith
Stockton-on-Tees, England
 5.00
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Half day trip on the Balancal

VERIFIED   October 12, 2017
It was our first time on Madeira and i paid for my hubby to go Wahoo fishing for his birthday.  He wasnt disappointed. ...
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Brooke Bode
Lisbon, Lisbon
 5.00
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Half day morning with Solomon and Anabal

VERIFIED   July 10, 2017
Solomon, the first mate was great and experienced. He and Anabal had us hooked up with a blue marlin by 11:20. Trip started...
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