Sport fishing

Cape Verde is considered one of the best spots in the world by lovers of sport fishing. The island of Boavista stands out as one of the best in Cape Verde in the practice of sport with fish that can reach hundreds of pounds, which makes the island a beautiful tourist destination in this practice, attracting athletes from all over the world, especially by people who travel thousands of miles to fish for marlin.

Most of the boats are well-equipped with fish finders and the captains obey the laws with catch & release to bring them back to their natural habitat.

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Sport fishing is a world tourism product and consists in catching fish, not for trade or for its own consumption, but for the pleasure of fishing. Fish, after being caught, weighed and tagged, are usually released.

It is a sport that can be practised all year round in Cape Verde thanks to the favourable climate, but the main season for fishing for Marlin occurs in the hottest seasons of the year.

The island of Boavista offers natural conditions, as well as boats and equipment for this type of sport, which is increasingly present in Cape Verde.

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THE EXCURSIONS

QUAD FISHING

4,5 hours

The techniques of Spinning, Surf Casting and Rock Fishing in Boa Vista can be practiced all year round. The most profitable hot spots are mainly in the south of the island, but also in the north near Sal Rei, where you can make large catches that will test your muscles in breathtaking fights.

The fishing excursions will be carried out aboard very practical quads that will allow you to reach places that are otherwise unreachable. The species that can be undermined are: Serra, Xareu, Trevally, Mormore, White Bream, Mullet Parrots, Golden Mouth Croaker, Barbi, Crossbow and “much” more …

The service includes equipment and bait. You can also use your own equipment and bring your own drinks. The excursion is also suitable for children, from 7 years old and for all levels of fishing knowledge.

POSSIBLE DEPARTURES: the excursion starts at 2.00 pm. You can select a preferred day, but it can vary according to marine weather conditions. In this case, the excursion will be moved to another day or cancelled with a refund.

RETURN: expected after about 5.5 hours.

TRANSPORT: Further details will be provided after booking. It is possible to arrange a taxi to your accommodation for a small extra cost.

EXCURSION PRICE: € 60 double motorcycle (max 2 people) + € 120 per person, up to a maximum of 6 people. There are no additional costs for accompanying persons who do not fish.

BOTTOM FISHING

4 hours

The bottom fishing trips can be made with typical Cape Verdean wooden goiters or with Mountauk 170. It is the classic bottom fishing at a maximum distance of about 3 miles from the coast, inside the bay of Sal-Rei, on a depth of 15-20 meters.

The techniques that can be practiced in Boavista range from the classic bottom fishing with bait, to Light Jigging up to Kabura and Inchiku. The prey that can be undermined are multicolored and very varied, such as parrot fish, moray eels, mullet, white bream, croaker, greenhouse, jackfish, brown grouper and red grouper and much more!

It is a very simple type of fishing, suitable for everyone, even for children from 7 years old. Included in the fishing trip: equipment, bait and bottle of water.

POSSIBLE DEPARTURES: starting from Sal-Rei, morning 8.00 / 12.00 or afternoon 14.00 / 18.00. You can select a preferred day, but it can vary according to marine weather conditions. In this case, the excursion will be moved or cancelled with a refund.

RETURN: expected after about 5h (half day).

TRANSPORT: Further details will be provided after booking. A taxi can be arranged for you for a small extra cost.

EXCURSION PRICE:
half day: 200 € (max 4 people).

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