Captain
Jamie Hinson

Member since October 2014 Costa Adeje, Spain
Background
My father used to run fishing charters back in the UK but in 1983 got fed up with the bad weather so decided to move his family to Tenerife to try his luck in warmer waters. When we arrived here he was the first boat to offer fishing charters in Tenerife and being a young 7 year old fishing enthusiast I spent every day that I could out on the boat, at one time the whole family had to live on board as things never went to plan and I used to have to see my home go fishing every week day whilst I went to school. Finally in 1990 we figured out where the marlin were hiding in Tenerife and had the best year ever. A few years later when I left school I got sent back to the UK to do a 5 year apprenticeship on the River Thames, in 1998 I earned my Freedom of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames and came back to Tenerife full time, by now my father had passed the company on but it wasnt long before I got my own boat.
Techniques
We have a wide range of fish to catch, during the months of October, November and December we troll for wahoo, pick up some live Herring and go for the Amberjack and Dentex on the bottom, these are very hard fighters. From January to May we are tuna fishing, to start the season we chum for Yellowfin, Big Eyes and Albacore until mid February, then the same fish start to take a lure, so trolling is the preferred method then. At the beginning of March the Bluefin Tuna arrive and over the last couple of years we have done very well, we hooked 27 this year, caught 26 of them (catch and release),this is great fun, biggest this year about 650 lbs. Around the mid May until September we start looking for the Blue and White Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi-Mahi, Skipjack tuna. This year we have equipped the boat with electric teaser reels to offer the Switch and Bait method, we are the only boat who offers this method. If any of these methods fail then we always do some bottom fishing so you can catch.

Hey, I'm Captain Jamie Hinson

Costa Adeje, Spain
Background
My father used to run fishing charters back in the UK but in 1983 got fed up with the bad weather so decided to move his family to Tenerife to try his luck in warmer waters. When we arrived here he was the first boat to offer fishing charters in Tenerife and being a young 7 year old fishing enthusiast I spent every day that I could out on the boat, at one time the whole family had to live on board as things never went to plan and I used to have to see my home go fishing every week day whilst I went to school. Finally in 1990 we figured out where the marlin were hiding in Tenerife and had the best year ever. A few years later when I left school I got sent back to the UK to do a 5 year apprenticeship on the River Thames, in 1998 I earned my Freedom of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames and came back to Tenerife full time, by now my father had passed the company on but it wasnt long before I got my own boat.
Techniques
We have a wide range of fish to catch, during the months of October, November and December we troll for wahoo, pick up some live Herring and go for the Amberjack and Dentex on the bottom, these are very hard fighters. From January to May we are tuna fishing, to start the season we chum for Yellowfin, Big Eyes and Albacore until mid February, then the same fish start to take a lure, so trolling is the preferred method then. At the beginning of March the Bluefin Tuna arrive and over the last couple of years we have done very well, we hooked 27 this year, caught 26 of them (catch and release),this is great fun, biggest this year about 650 lbs. Around the mid May until September we start looking for the Blue and White Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi-Mahi, Skipjack tuna. This year we have equipped the boat with electric teaser reels to offer the Switch and Bait method, we are the only boat who offers this method. If any of these methods fail then we always do some bottom fishing so you can catch.

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 152 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
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Holly W.
United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Morning Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on September 18, 2023
Friendly & Jolly from the start! Went out looking for Wahoo as Tuna doesn’t arrive until October, didn’t have much luck...
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Hjalti Á.
Reykjavik, Iceland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day AM trip with cpt. Jamie! Highly recommended!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on August 14, 2023
Went with my wife and our 9 y.o. son for a 4 hour morning trip with Cpt. Jamie & son. Great service, crew and equipment! Everyone...
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Oliver S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 8, 2023
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Alex E.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 6, 2023
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Jim C.
Adeje, Spain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 3, 2023
Great day out, very well equipped boat with great captain and crew, very knowledgable and got us on the fish, it was marlin...
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