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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.

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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

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Funchal
In demand!
trips from $708

Customer Reviews

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4.77
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Full day trip with Captain Solomon
Full day trip with Captain Solomon
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Anglers Claimed
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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Vladimir L.
St Petersburg, St.-Petersburg
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Wonderful half day experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM) on November 4, 2018
I spent wonderful half day of fishing with my family, it was great experience for everyone, we liked it!
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Brooke B.
Lisbon, Lisbon
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Half day morning with Solomon and Anabal

VERIFIED   Half Day - Exclusive (AM) on 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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Richard S.
United Kingdom
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Fishing with Jonathan

VERIFIED   Full Day - Exclusive on June 25, 2018
Brilliant day out with Soloman on Balancal.
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Carol T.
Bell, California
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Balancal

VERIFIED   Half Day - Exclusive (AM) on 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
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Arnis O.
Ogre
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM) on December 30, 2018
Skipper didn’t lose or didn’t wanted to find even one fish for everyone.
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