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.

Our Charter Listings

Madeira Marlin - Balancal

Funchal
trips from US$ 699

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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United Kingdom
Went fishing on Monday, June 25, 2018

Brilliant day out with Soloman on Balancal.

Fished June 2018

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Stockton-on-Tees, England
Went fishing on Thursday, 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.  The crew knew exactly what they were doing, very dedicated to their jobs and obviously enjoy it.  Enjoyed every minute of it… especially eating it after in a local restaurant it was delicious. It was over 3ft long and 55kgs plenty to go around !

Fished October 2017

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Lisbon, Lisbon
Went fishing on Monday, 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 at 10:00. Approx 400lbs. Only a mile from shore. Wonderful flat seas and perfect weather. Would hire these guys again. Thanks guys.

Fished July 2017

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Bell, California
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This is the way to go they prepare everything for you and go out of their way to make sure you have a great time

Fished March 2016

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