An image of a boat with two rods, Two-day big game private fishing charter tour in Madeira.

PRIZE CATCH Big Game Fishing Break


Madeirã Portugal


Madeira is one of the world’s top five big game fishing destinations, and Europe’s best. Winners of the Annual Blue Marlin World Championship in 1995, 1996, 1997 and now again in 2015, Madeira is the ideal location to learn deep sea fishing, hone your skills and cast with the pros. Take to the water in a custom built big game fishing charter for two days, and join fishing’s elite in prizing some of the world’s most impressive marlin and tuna.

"The hottest Atlantic blue marlin fishery on earth"
-The International Sportsfishing Magazine


  • Enjoy the thrill of a two-day, three-night private fishing charter tour for two in Madeira

  • Hone your skills with expert instruction, and try your hand at big game fishing

  • Indulge after each day at sea with three nights stay at a 5-star hotel in Funchal

  • This experience will be tailored to you; choose introductory level course, or advanced fishing

  • Relax with return transfers from your hotel to the harbour

Number of guests


30-Day Refunds, Unlimited Exchanges

Instant E-Certificate Delivery

1 Year Validity


With over 300sq miles (790sq km) of coastline, natural Atlantic reef and a strong maritime tradition, the Madeiran Islands have no shortage of excellent locations for big game fishing. Up to 200 different species of fish can be taken from the Portuguese waters including 1000lb (450kg) marlin and tuna as well as dorado and shark.

These powerful migratory fish provide anglers with lots of action and for this you’ll need a boat to match. The custom built English charter you’ll fish from is designed by Allen Hill and moulded by Mitchell Mouldings in Essex, England. The boat comes fully equipped with fighting chair, riggers, rods and reels, lures and a 5x3 metre cockpit to give you plenty of room to relax in the Madeiran sun. Enjoy seven hours a day fishing, with all instruction, fuel, lunch and beverages included.

You’re sure to be in excellent hands during your time at sea, the Madeirans are excellent big game fisherman and have been crowned in glory four times in the Annual Blue Marlin World Cup; winning in 1995, 1996, 1997 and claiming first prize again in 2015 with a 652lb catch.

Whilst fishing, you’ll be sure to be greeted by playful Atlantic dolphins and humpback, blue and sei whales that are common in these calm, blue waters. Madeira also offers superb light tackle fishery for the smaller species too, often reeling in red snapper, barracuda, wahoo and sting rays among your prized catches.

Fishing is just one of Madeira’s attractions. At the heart of the Atlantic, due west of Casablanca, Madeira’s scenery is unlike any other European destination. The scenery is breathtaking and its dense, primeval and subtropical rainforest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tranquil beaches rise dramatically into rugged peaks and deep gorges descend into the dense forest below. The island is awash with vibrant and unique flora, earning Madeira the nickname ‘the floating garden’.

An integral part of Portuguese culture and diet, fishing it vital to Madeira. Cut off from the mainland, the island relies on its home-grown produce and alongside fresh tuna and mahi-mahi, Madeira’s volcanic earth promotes a rich and healthy climate for the cultivation of earthy wines, cherries and bananas. Everything on the island, from fish to fruit, is as fresh, sustainable and local as can be.

Big Game Fish

  • Blue Marlin, Albacore, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Spear Fish, Big Eye Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna, Skipjack, Amberjack, Swordfish and Shark

We Also Recommend

  • Head to Madeira between May and October for peak marlin season
  • Get lost in the 80,000sq metres of Europe’s most exotic collection of plantlife at the Jardins Botânicos da Madeira
  • Linger a little longer and try your hand at license-free cliff-casting, beach-casting or fresh water casting

Additional Information

Big game fishing in Madeira is highly sustainable. Tours operate a strict tag and release, no kill policy, on all billfish. However, in the event of a potential world record being caught, the decision to kill the fish for record submission purposes will rest with the angler.

Flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Gratuity is not included; this and any other products or services desired can be paid for in full on location.

This experience is priced for two people. To add a further person and/or people, please contact our TRULY concierge for prices and availability.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 8 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.


Madeirã Portugal

Bookings are subject to availability. Please check with your Truly concierge.


1. Once you have checked out, you will receive an e-certificate with a unique redemption code.

2. Use this code to request your booking with the desired date and time

3. Sit back and let us handle the rest. Arrive to your experience knowing we have arranged everything.


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