Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions - Cavalier & Blue Marlin Sport Fishing Gran Canaria

Where can I find the boat Cavalier?
Our boat 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 your accommodation you will see the beach lying between two harbours. You will find the Cavalier 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, our FREE transport service picks you up at the reception of your holiday accommodation and will take you back after your fishing trip.

Places which are eligible are: Puerto Rico, Bahia Feliz, San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Meloneras, Tauro, Playa Taurito and Puerto de Mogan. The transport transfers are INCLUDE our prices.

At what time do I have to be present?
You will have to be present 20 minutes before departure.
Departures of the boat are at 9 a.m and 14 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.

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 or whatsapp on the numbers 0034 607626237 or 607913313

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 a 1 till 4 persons apartment only 10 minutes walking away of our fishing boat. More info about our accommodation on this website.

What's the difference between a Full Charter or Part Charter?
Please check the page: 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 the 50 lbs - 80 lbs and 130 lbs 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 gear 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: 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 in March and April, there is a great chance of catching Skipjack, Albacore, Big Eye, Yellow and Bluefin Tuna fish during these months. Unfortunately there are no indications on the exact weeks for this.

From May through September the chances for trolling are clearly increasing.
The Tuna of March and 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 Fishing 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 boat has a large sun deck 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. 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, All Rays, Skates, Angel Sharks, Sharks.......etc. There can be circumstances in which the fish will not be released; these fish will be used for private purposes.

Bottom & Reef Fishing

25 September 2021 - As I wrote in our Latest Fishing News a few days ago, all fishing boats have stopped trolling. The trolling catches are unfortunately still disappointing, which means fishing on the reefs and on the flat bottom again. And as the many photos show, beautiful catches are made there. On the flat bottom, it is mainly the different types of Rays, which with weights from 10 to sometimes over 200 lb provide a true sport. As the Rays are unfortunately protective sp... read more »

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21 September 2021 - The big game season 2021 has brought as so far for the boat Cavalier, 24 huge 600lb to 400 lb Bluefin tuna and 16 Blue Marlin. But usually the number of caugh... read more »

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