Captain
José Serrão

Member since October 2014

Funchal, Portugal

Background
Captain José Serrão was born on Madeira Island in May, 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 May, 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 Listings

    
Funchal
trips from
US$ 204

Fishing Reports

Wahoo day

November 03, 2017

On today's trip November 3rd, Mr. Magnus Homer caught a 50 pound Wahoo while trolling, and Mr. Martin Beckett reeled in a 40 pound Wahoo while trolling as well. We also had a very fun time during bottom fishing,… Read Full Report →


Mr Barry catches

October 02, 2017

This week we were blessed with Mrs Barrys visit for some days those trips was espectacular and productive with up to 70 pound eels, wahoos and sting race . We will see you soon Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.00 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, November 3, 2017

7 h trip combining some bottomfishing and trolling for game fish. We were three persons on the boat fishing and were lucky to catch two wahoos of aprox 25-30 kg. Nice lunch and snacks.

Fished November 2017

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José Serrão (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thank you!
We have a great time, see you in the next trip.

Went fishing on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fished October 2017

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José Serrão (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 6, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry that you have left with that view of Our Mary. We do everything we can to attend all of our fishermen and observes in an excellent way. In the ocean, fishing is like a gamble, sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes in the ocean you catch fish and sometimes you don’t. All of the criticism, feedback, and comments are always very appreciated because they help us give our guests a better quality service. Forgive us for any inconvenience you had on Our Mary during your trip.

Attentively, Our Mary Management.

Went fishing on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Marlin we’re not in season nor were tuna we should’ve bottom fished. But we’re not given the option, we basically went on a boat ride knowing we were not going to catch any fish.I read the same thing on the review and that’s exactly what we got. I would not have gone on the boat had my daughter not given it to me as a suprised gift.it was a waste I feel sorry for my daughter spending that kind of money on me and not having a good time. On the same trip was my brother, his daughter payed for his trip and my son-in-law who wanted to bottom fish. Two people were on the boat just for a boat ride and the other two husband and wife would’ve loved to bottom fish because we were talking to them. The captain never offered us to go bottom fishing we just trolled around for four straight hours.  We were all talking about it. It was a shame, it was like he just wanted to kept on trolling around. We all should’ve said something but we thought he would offer to switch to bottom fishing at some point but he didn’t .It just felt like if he drives us around he did his part, the fish weren’t biting and have a good day and that’s the end of it. That was a shame .

Kimberly Hernandez does not recommend Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary

Fished September 2017

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José Serrão (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Unfortunately I saw this negative comment last night. This morning I called the captain to see what happened because Our Mary has implemented basic rules and one of them is to ask the to the group if the would like bottom fishing, trolling fishing, or a little bit of both before going out to sea.
At the end of every trip we use to ask our clients how they enjoyed the trip, and this specific client said, “My daughter bought this trip as a gift, and she bought it very rushed without looking at the details, I didn’t fish how I wanted to and we didn’t catch anything.” (This is what our customer said at our office.) When there are different people on a open trip, we do what the majority of the clients would like whether it’s bottom fishing, or trolling, or both, and this sometimes leaves one person unsatisfied and not getting what they want because everyone else on the boat chose something else. We recommend that you book a private 4 hour charter, or a open 7 hour charter, so that you have more time and opportunities to fish the way you would like to fish, bottom, trolling, or a little of both.

Thank you

Went fishing on Thursday, October 5, 2017

The captain and the crew was extremly professional. Unfortunately we didn’t catch any fish but we enjoyed a lot!

Fished October 2017

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José Serrão (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thank you Dear Eva was our pleasure have you with us.
Hope next time we catch a big price.

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My experience is excellent, I recommend this you everyone’s

Fished May 2017

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José Serrão (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 4, 2017

Thank you Mr Daniel for your visit, see you next year

Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Second trip out on Our Mary, sadly no fish on either occasion.
Good Captain, tried his best, had to return one member of the party back to port with severe sea-sickness (or was it the previous evenings alcohol).

Will book again for next year.

Paul Gadd

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

7 hour trip but no fish. captain tried his best but just wasnt to be.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Boat, Capitan, and crew did a great job. We had rather ruff seas and were not able to bottom fish. Had the fishing been better would have been five stars overall. Lunch was great.

Fished May 2016

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