Frequently asked questions

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

  • Where can I find the boats Cavalier and Blue Marlin 3?
  • Our boats are 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 our boats in the harbour on your left hand side.

  • Is there a transport service?
  • Yes there is. 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.

  • At what time do I have to be present?
  • You will have to be present 30 minutes before departure.
    The common departure time of the boats is 9 a.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, phone or whatsapp ?
  • Yes, you can. You will be certain of a place and need not to worry about a thing.
    You also can contact us by e.mail on: or on +346079133i3 or +34607626237

  • 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 1 till 3 persons apartments, only 5 minutes walking away of our fishing boat.
    Click here for more info and pictures

  • What's the difference between a Full, a Part or a Family Charter?
  • Please read the page: Fishing Trips
Frequently asked questions - Cavalier & Blue Marlin Sport Fishing Gran Canaria

  • What material is being used aboard?
  • The boats are provided with hyper modern equipment such as: Sonar, GPS, Plotter, Lees fighting chair and outriggers.
    When Trolling the 30, 50, 80 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 November through March we will be bottom fishing for the most.
    During these months we usually catch fish such as: Rays, Moray eel, Breams, Snappers, Barracuda, 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 October 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.

  • 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 on the boat Blue Marlin 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!
Frequently asked questions - Cavalier & Blue Marlin Sport Fishing Gran Canaria

  • What are the expectations for children and spectators aboard?
  • Special for children and spectators we have our Family Charter
    Of course also children can join fishing.
    The guests on this trip are often surprised by a shoal of dolphins.
    During the summer there are also a lot of flying fish and turtles.
    Taking photographs of whales is often a possibility.
    Besides all this has the boat also a large sun deck at your disposal.
    We have Family Charters from 3 or 4 hours.
    These charters always starts at 3 p.m till 6 or 7 p.m

  • Do people often get seasick on board?
  • It does indeed happen, in very bad weather, that someone feels a bit nauseous or sick.
    But the chance of this can actually be neglected.

    As you can see in the picture on the left, Puerto Rico is located in the South West of Gran Canaria.
    The wind here on the Canary Islands almost blows from the North or North/East.
    While the tourists in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles sometimes blow off the beaches, our boats fish wonderfully in the lee of the high mountains on a mirror-smooth sea.

    But if you still want to be 99.9% sure that you won't get seasick, buy a box of Biodramine with Caffeine tablets at the Farmacia.
    These are available for both, adults and children.
    Take two tablets an hour before your fishing trip and a third, if necessary, halfway through the trip.
    Be sure that nothing can happen to you now.
Frequently asked questions - Cavalier & Blue Marlin Sport Fishing Gran Canaria

  • Do I have to bring food and drinks?
  • You are free to bring your own food and drinks, but this is not really necessary
    All our tours from 6 hours or more, include a ham or cheese sandwich and a chilled drink.
    On the 3 to 5 hours tours we only serve one chilled drink.
    More drinks can be bought at regular prices.
    The fishing license, rods and bait are included in all our fishing trips.

  • Should I wear warm or airy clothing?
  • First of all, sunscreen, at least factor 30, and a headgear are definitely recommended.
    In the summer months, airy clothing, such as T- shirts and shorts sufficient
    But in the winter months it can be quite chilly.
    We therefore recommend that you bring a sweater or windbreaker during these months.
    It is not allowed to wear shoes or sandals on board.
    An exception is made for the boat shoes that are specially made for this purpose.

  • What happens to the caught fish?
  • We are against killing fish. On our boats, the crew releases the blue and white marlin, the spearfish, all rays, angel sharks, sharks....etc.
    There may be circumstances where the fish is not released; these fish will be used for private purposes.

  • If you have any further questions?
  • Please contact us by phone or WhatsApp on +34607913313 or +34607626237.
    You can also write an email to: or use Our reservation form
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