Madeira Marlin - Balancal

Madeira Island has some of the very best big game fishing in the entire Atlantic. The area is the go-to place for landing huge Blue Marlin, and the Balancal crew will do everything they can to help you catch one.

Captain Anibal Fernandes is a highly experienced angler from Madeira who built his experience fishing commercially in South Africa for two decades before returning home and becoming the skipper of a boat there. Over his time working on different charters, he has landed or helped land a total of 20 granders, a reputation which speaks for itself and an indication of how hard he will work to make sure you land the catch of a lifetime.

He’ll take you after not only the famous Blue Marlin, but White Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and many other big game species. You’ll be exploring the most productive deep sea fishing spots, and the captain will show you all the tips and tricks for landing your personal best.

The 33’ Lochin 333 flybridge sportfisherman you will be fishing on is a superb fishing machine, fully equipped with GPS, fighting chair, restroom, and all the gear you will need for a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing and trolling.

Marlins are strictly catch and release, but you’ll get to keep everything else (clients usually share Tuna with the crew). If you decide to keep your fish, the first mate will fillet it for your convenience. Balancal will cover all the fishing gear and bait you’ll need for a top day on the water, along with food and drinks.

Even though the captain loves having little ones on board, fighting Marlin can be very intense, so he recommends not bringing infants.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 10:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Oct 1 - May 31
    $712
    This awesome morning trip will see you fishing for some of the most gorgeous local species at a discounted price. You'll be battling Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and who knows what else.
  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip - Off Season (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada Oct 1 - May 31
    $712
    Visit Madeira between October and May and you'll get the opportunity to land some of the big game species at a discounted price. The captain will take you battling White and Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna, and many others.
  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day - Exclusive (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 10:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $814
    If you're an early riser and can't wait to get your hands on some of the biggest trophies, this exclusive morning trip is perfect for you! You'll be targeting White and Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna, and whatever else crosses your path.
  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day - Exclusive (PM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 3:00 PM
    Viaje de temporada Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $814
    This exclusive afternoon trip is perfect for those who would like to target some of the most prestigious fish without having to get up early. Balancal crew will do everything possible to put you on Blue and White Marlin, along with Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and many others.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Trip - Off Season
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    7 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 10:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Oct 1 - May 31
    $1,119
    If you're visiting the incredible Madeira between October and the end of May, this exciting 8-hour trip will give you the opportunity to experience some of the best game fishing at a discounted price! The main stars of this trip will include heavy-weights such as Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Marlin, and many other prestigious species.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day - Exclusive
    Cancelación GRATIS 30 días de aviso
    7 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 10:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $1,425
    In addition to providing you with some of the best game fishing experiences on the Atlantic, this exclusive full day trip will also involve a picnic including beer and soft drinks for all anglers on board. The captain will do everything to put you on Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and whatever else you lay your eyes on.
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Sobre el Charter Operator

Casa Velha do Palheiro
Funchal, madera, Portugal
Reportes de Pesca
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21 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 3 horas
Miembro desde Agosto 2014
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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Especies de Interés

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna

Especificaciones del barco

Lochin 333 (Flybridge) construido en 2001. Impulsado por 2 300HP Perkins motores.

Longitud
33 ft
Capacidad
6 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca de Orilla
Pesca Cerca de la Costa
Pesca en Alta Mar
Pesca en Arrecife

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Pesca de Mar Profundo

Servicios

Baño
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Flybridge
Outriggers

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Snacks
Fruit
Bebidas
Beer, soft drinks, and water
Marinero
Tips are appreciated
Licencia de Pesca
Almuerzo
Sandwiches, on full day trips

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 30 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 30 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Opción de traslado después de reservar
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Se permiten niños
No infants life jackets supplied
Te quedas con la pesca
Sharing Tuna with the crew is customary
Se permite captura y liberación
Estrictamente captura y liberación
Marlin

Pago

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 15% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

Efectivo
Visa
Mastercard
Transferencia Bancaria

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Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Excellent
4.9 / 5
de 5 estrellas de 21 reseñas
Barco
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experiencia
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Fotos de clientes (31)
Great Marlin
Hard days fishing
Amazing day!
+28
Calificación del pescador
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Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
95%
Capitán amigable
95%
Recomienda este charter
95%
Apto para niños
71%
Satisfecho con el barco
95%
Atrapé lo que quería
60%
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Andrew S.
Pompano Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Wonderful day

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM) on Noviembre 11, 2022
5 stars to the crew. They made for a wonderful day and the icing on the cake was they spotted a wounded sea turtle and rescued...
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Daniel C.
Lisbon, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Great half day out with the family

VERIFICADO   Half Day - Exclusive (AM) on Agosto 8, 2022
We had a number of younger children on the trip and the team organised a lovely day doing some fun bottom fishing suitable...
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Liam G.
London, United Kingdom
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Very good
4.0 / 5
En general

Hard days fishing

VERIFICADO   Half Day - Exclusive (PM) on Julio 21, 2022
As we all know , with fishing you are not guaranteed to catch. But you need a crew determined to help. We caught 4...
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Robert W. S.
Lisbon, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Half Day Trip

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM) on Octubre 16, 2022
Super crew, we had no bite but they are as buddys to us, so we had a great afternoon. Rob
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Alek W.
Funchal, Portugal
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Tripulación
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Great Marlin

VERIFICADO   Half Day - Exclusive (AM) on Agosto 2, 2022
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FAQs about Madeira Marlin - Balancal

Madeira Marlin - Balancal offers the following trips to customers:
  • €700 per group - Half Day Trip - Off Season (AM) (4 hours)
  • €700 per group - Half Day Trip - Off Season (PM) (4 hours)
  • €800 per group - Half Day - Exclusive (AM) (4 hours)
  • €800 per group - Half Day - Exclusive (PM) (4 hours)
  • €1,100 per group - Full Day Trip - Off Season (7 hours)
  • €1,400 per group - Full Day - Exclusive (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Madeira Marlin - Balancal, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Baño
  • Silla de combate
  • GPS
  • Localizador de peces
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers
  • Nevera para la pesca
  • Radio

Trips booked with Madeira Marlin - Balancal include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo
  • Carnada Viva
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Snacks (Fruit)
  • Bebidas (Beer, soft drinks, and water)
  • Marinero (Tips are appreciated)
  • Licencia de Pesca
  • Almuerzo (Sandwiches, on full day trips)

Madeira Marlin - Balancal offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca de Orilla
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa
  • Pesca en Alta Mar
  • Pesca en Arrecife

Madeira Marlin - Balancal offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Pesca de Mar Profundo

Top targeted fish species with Madeira Marlin - Balancal include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo