The Catch of a Lifetime

We aim to provide the ultimate fishing adventures on Madeira’s Atlantic ocean, by offering an unforgettable experience with the possibility of the ‘catch of a lifetime’.

Our core values:

Your experience is our priority
We will go above and beyond to make your experience on Boca Raton a memorable one. The more we know about you and your reasons for booking, the more we can tune the trip to your preferences. Whether you’re an experienced angler or an enthusiastic newcomer, you’ll get all the support you need and we’ll be happy to provide any form of assistance you require.

The game is called ‘fishing’ and not ‘catching’
Whilst we’ve made it our business to make fishing dreams come true, we can’t command nature to guarantee a catch. The species we hunt for are apex predators, known for their hunting skills and ability to outsmart prey as well as competitors. The success stories you hear and read don’t always tell the effort involved, but it can take a lot of time and perseverance to land a big fish. We promise to give it everything we’ve got. Nevertheless it’s wise to keep your expectations moderate. What we also promise is an eventful day out at sea regardless of the outcome! 

Safety first
Big game fishing can be dangerous. Hooks are razor sharp, fishing lines can cause damage before they break and the ocean is unreliable in terms of fast changing conditions. It is our priority to keep you safe, but we can’t do that without your collaboration. We appreciate you wanting to have a good time, but we do monitor alcohol consumption, as a hook-up to a marlin or tuna requires your undivided attention and physical presence. Our recommendations, directions and instructions are meant to support you every step of the way. 

In addition, please keep in mind you’ll be spending a full day out at sea, most often in direct sunlight. While the boat offers shadow on the outside and inside seating areas, there’s still quite some reflection from sunlight on the water. We have sun tan lotion on board, but it may be a good idea to bring some of your own. Also, don’t forget your sunglasses (preferably with polaroid lenses) and your own bath towel. A cap or hat is advisable.

Respect for the natural habitat we explore
Both on the island and on the ocean, we are constantly reminded of the incredible beauty of nature. Our aim is to strike a balance between our ambitions and the environment in which we strive to achieve them. This translates directly in the way we deal with caught fish. When bottom fishing, we never take home more than we need to satisfy your appetite for the day. 

For trolling, bringing in a tuna (as long as the Madeiran quota allows for it) means the opportunity to give back to the people in the community who support us.  When it comes to trolling for bill fish, our default is to ‘catch and release’. This means the fish won’t leave the water and the size and weight will be measured and calculated by our very experienced crew. The moment our wire man grabs the so called ‘leader” (this is the last piece of line to which the lure is attached) the IGFA counts the fish as officially ‘caught’. Should anything unforeseen happen, we will bring the fish in and distribute it, often to a local charity.