Where can I find the boat of the Blue Marlin Sport Fishing Charters?
Is there a pick up service?
At what time do I have to be present?
Do I have to make reservations beforehand?
Can I make reservations via e.mail or by telephone?
Can I make reservations that include the flight, hotel or apartment?
What is the difference between a Full Charter and a Part Charter trip?
What material is being used aboard?
What kind of fish are caught and during which period?
Is experience required to go big game fishing?
What are the expectations for children and spectators aboard?
Do I bring anything else?
Do I bring warm clothing?
What happens to the fish after it has been caught
What about payments?
|Where can I find the boat of Blue Marlin Sport Fishing Charters?
Our boat the CAVALIER is moored in harhour Base, also known as harbour Porto Novo.
If you are accommodated in Puerto Rico it is quite easy to find. Puerto Rico is situated in a bay, surrounded by apartments. Looking outside the accommodation you will see the beach lying between two harbours. You will find the boats at the harbour on the left hand side.
Approximately 20 kilometres from Puerto Rico towns like Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and San Agustin are situated. When arriving from this direction you first follow the sign Arguineguin,( so leave the highway )after that Puerto Rico will be indicated. Make an immediate right turn when leaving the tunnel; make a left turn after 100 metres. You are now crossing underneath a small crossover of the main road. Base harbour is now on your left hand side and the Porto Novo apartments on the right hand side. After 300 metres you will see the harbour parking place. Take a left turn. The boats are moored straight ahead of you.
When coming from Mogan just follow the sign for Puerto Rico. On the roundabout of Puerto Rico make a right turn after 10 metres you immediately make a left turn. Continue to go straight ahead and you 'll automatically enter the harbour where you'll find the boats moored
A map of our mooring, you would find here
|Is there a transport service?
Yes, we offer a pick up and drop off service from and to the airport. Also on your excursion day you can use our transport service. You'll be picked up at your accommodation, 1 hour before departure of your fishing trip . Extra expenses for these transfers you wil find by clicking on: 'prices' .
|At what time do I have to be present?
You will have to be present 20 minutes before departure.
Departures are at 9 a.m and 15 p.m
|Do I have to make reservations beforehand?
Of course it is not a must, but it would be wise to do so. The boats are usually fully booked a week or more a head. Also the prices for an internet booking are a lot cheaper.
|Can I make reservations via e-mail or by telephone?
Yes, you can. You will be certain of a place and need not to worry about a thing. You also can contact us by phone on number 0034 607626237.
Can I make reservations that include the flight, hotel or apartment?
We will always be happy to advise you on this issue. We can offer you 2 and 3 persons Apartments with sea/harbour-view and only 5 minutes walking away of our fishing boat. Prices will be between 40 till 55 euro per night. Contact us by email for more info?
What's the difference between a Full Charter, Part Charter or an Individual Fishing Trip?
Please check the page: Our Fishing Trips
|What material is being used aboard?
The boat is provided with hyper modern equipment such as: Sonar, GPS, and Plotter and Lees fighting chair and Lees outriggers.
When trolling for fish the 50lbs - 80lbs and 130lbs Shimano and Penn International reels are used.
These are all provided with double speed. The most rods are of the brand Tiagra.
For bottom fishing 12, 20, 30 and 50 lbs material is being used, all provided with Penn Senator and Shimano Reels.
|What kind of fish are caught and during which period?
From October through March we will be bottom fishing for the most. During these months we usually catch fish such as: Thornbacks, Sting rays, Moray eel, Breams, Snappers, Amberjacks and Congers and so on. During this period there is even a chance of catching Tuna fish.
Since Shoal of Tuna move along the coast there is a great chance of catching Tuna fish during the winter months. Unfortunately there are no indications on the exact weeks for this.
From April through September the chances for trolling are clearly increasing.
The tuna and bonito of April are succeeded by White Marlin and the Spear fish of May and June. The period in which chances are up to catch a Blue Marlin is from June through September. Also during the months mentioned earlier the Wahoo, Dorado and all Tuna species like Albacore, Big eye tuna and the Yellow fin tuna are often caught when trawling for fish. For more info, please visit our Fish Calendar
|Is experience required to go big game fishing?
Experience is not required. Aboard the boat and at the harbour desk, four languages are spoken. These are English, German, Spanish and Dutch. So everything will be explained fluently in one of the above languages. The world record Mako shark was caught by an Englishman, who had never held a fishing rod in his life. After a four and a half hour fight he landed the monster weighing 488kilo/1075lbs. So, you are never too old to learn!
|What are the expectations for children and spectators aboard?
Of course children can join fishing. Spectators are often surprised by a shoal of dolphins.
During the summer there are a lot of flying fish and turtles.
Taking photographs of whales is often a possibility. Besides all this the boats has a large sun decks at your disposal.
|Do I bring anything else?
There is no need to do so. Sandwiches/rolls and drinks can be purchased aboard. With a Full Charter these are included. When you have made reservations for a Part Charter trip you will have a breadroll ham or cheese with a cold drink of your choice will be served.
During the afternoon departure we will be serving one cold drink during the trip. More drinks can be purchased against a regular price. Minaral water are free on all our trips.
Use of bait and fishing gear are included in all our fishing trips.
|Do I bring warm clothing?
The Canarian Islands have a subtropical climate. During the winter the average temperature is about 23 Celcius degrees, during the summer the average temperature is about 27 Celcius degrees. It can be quite chilly during the winter months. We therefore advise you to bring a sweater.
|What happens to the fish after it has been caught?
We are against killing fish. On our boat the crew tag and release the Blue and White Marlin and the Spear fish. The crew release also the thornbacks, rays and sharks. There can be circumstances in which the fish will not be released; these fish will be used for private purposes.
You can find our prices by clicking here . You can either choose to rent the boat as a Full Charter or you can choose to make reservations on a Part Charter trip. When you choose the latter option you will be sharing the boat with other fishermen. When you opt for the Full Charter, you can decide the number of people you want to invite, the maximum number of people that can accompany you is 10 persons.
Dates of fishing ?
As soon as you know the exact date of your stay on the Canarian Islands, you can start planning the date(s) you would want to go fishing. You will receive an answer through e-mail within 24 hours confirming the date(s). Should they have been fully booked we will give you several alternative dates. The definite booking including the costs will be send to you, after agreement on dates of fishing
We will only ask you a 25% down payment if your booking is over a 1000 euro. Payment less then 1000 euro, needs to be made on the first day of the trip.. This payment can be made in cash and euro only. I would like to emphasise that the use of credit cards will not be accepted at the desk.
Via this reliable American company you can make also a payment by using your credit card. Membership of this company is free of any cost, any information will be revealed only to this company. No information will be revealed to us, Blue Marlin Sport Fishing. After receiving confirmation through the e-mail from PayPal you can make the down payment. The confirmation will include your password. Then the only thing you need to do is state the e-mail address - email@example.com, your password and fill out the amount, and you're all set! Payment by PayPal will take approximately 1 minute.
Write in the discription of your payment, the text: OUR COSTS + fishing dates
Should you have more questions about the dos and don't s of payment, you can always contact our administration
You will receive an answer about your inquest within 24 hours after we've read your e-mail.