Captain
José Serrão

Member since October 2014 Funchal, Portugal
Background
Captain José Serrão was born on Madeira Island in April, 1973. At the age of 15 he emigrated to South Africa with his family, living in Cape Town for 12 years and working for commercial fishing in the area. In the year 2000, he returned to Madeira Island and has since been working as a captain for Madeira Big Game Fishing Company aboard the vessel "Our Mary."
Techniques
The boat "Our Mary" comes fully equipped with fighting chair by GameFisher, Riggers, Rod's and Reels (by Shimano) and Lures. Tackle is provided with Shimano Tiagra fishing reels: " 130", "80" and "50". We do Skate Fishing for Stingrays and Tope with Shimano reels weighing 30 pounds. Light tackle also provided for Bottom Fishing

Hey, I'm Captain José Serrão

Funchal, Portugal
Background
Captain José Serrão was born on Madeira Island in April, 1973. At the age of 15 he emigrated to South Africa with his family, living in Cape Town for 12 years and working for commercial fishing in the area. In the year 2000, he returned to Madeira Island and has since been working as a captain for Madeira Big Game Fishing Company aboard the vessel "Our Mary."
Techniques
The boat "Our Mary" comes fully equipped with fighting chair by GameFisher, Riggers, Rod's and Reels (by Shimano) and Lures. Tackle is provided with Shimano Tiagra fishing reels: " 130", "80" and "50". We do Skate Fishing for Stingrays and Tope with Shimano reels weighing 30 pounds. Light tackle also provided for Bottom Fishing

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(108 reviews)
Funchal
Trips from US $195

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 108 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (62)
Half day of Prof trolling seeking the big trophy
Full Day Shared Trip of mixed fishing
Half Day Trip with Capt. Jos\u00e9
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
53%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
49%
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Marek D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A pleasant and professional experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on February 19, 2024
I enjoyed the trip very much.  We did both, trolling for big game and bottom fishing (this was the choice of the clients). ...
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Adam H.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Had a great time.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on March 5, 2024
I did a full day shared trip with a nice German couple. We seen dolphins right away and that was awesome. We spent half the...
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Keith M.
Lisbon, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day Mixed

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on July 26, 2023
Great day but unfortunately fish just weren’t around. My second fishing trip in Madeira and both trips drew complete blanks....
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Iain O.
Dublin, Ireland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day Shared Trip of mixed fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on August 9, 2023
Great day of fishing. The tour was about an hour longer than stated which was a bonus. We choose mixed fishing as there was...
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Karen B.
United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day shared trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on September 1, 2023
Our two teenage sons were really well looked after and had a great day. More successful with the bottom fishing than the trawling...
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