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Casa Velha do Palheiro

Member since August 2014 Funchal, Portugal
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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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Funchal, Portugal
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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

10 reviews
Funchal
trips from $663

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4.77
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Full day trip with Captain Solomon
Full day trip with Captain Solomon
Full day trip with Captain Solomon
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Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Paul L.
Funchal, Madeira
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Solomon

VERIFIED   April 23, 2019
Solomon and his mate David looked after me and my ten year old son very well despite my lad being sea sick a couple of times...
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Portugal
 5.00
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Captain and David

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
Cool guys and made an experience of a lifetime
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Guenter K.
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 G.
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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Jude S.
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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