Cape Verde

Cape Verde Islands are worldwide recognized as the Blue Marlin Capital ! Impressive numbers and also good size fish expect you and our crew will do everything to make this trip unforgotten for you. Even if Blue Marlin is the main goal for many anglers there are plenty of other game fish such as Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and Jacks. Blue Marlin Fishing is a teamwork and we want our anglers become part of this team, improving their skills and feel the magic of catching Billfish. Our 3 boats The HOOKER, SMOKER and SAMBO are perfect for the conditions we find on Cape Verde. Our crew is well experienced and has fished Cape Verde over 10 years now. We fish hard and will be the first on the water when the fish are biting.


We are based on Sao Vicente a nothern island with around 70000 people. This island offers a nice marina, good hotels, appartments and restaurants. The Cape Verde archipelago is located around 370 miles of the coast of west Africa and is composed of ten islands. The climate is mild between 25 and 29 °C. The islands are all volcanic in origin and the oficial language is portugese. Even if you have a mild climate we recommend to bring a sweatshirt and light jacket for the days on sea and during the night on land.

Fishing in Cape Verde

Our fishing day is at least 10 hours, when the bite is good we stay longer out of course. We leave the harbor between 6 and 8 regarding the bite time and the preference of our anglers. Food and drinks are included. Our main goal is Blue Marlin. We can fish 3 different islands: Sao Vicente, Sao Antao and Sao Nicolau with all their banks and drop offs. That brings a lot of advantage to other places as we can look for the Marlin and not wait for them. We practise a lot of stand up and pitch bait fishing which is always a great challenge for anglers and crew. Besides impressive numbers of Blue Marlin, you can catch Whaoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Jacks and Sharks on Cape Verde.

Our Season runs from end of March to mid of December. Apart from Blue Marlin fishing, the jigging can be really incredible with some Amberjacks in world record sizes. Best month for jigging are August to December due to the calmer sea conditions. That gives us the chance to explore some very productive spots around Sao Vicente, Sao Antao and Sao Nicolau.

Boats on Cape Verde

The HOOKER is a 43 ft G&S
  • Custom Build Sport Fisher from the USA
  • Twin Cummins 450 HP
  • Rupp Rigger
  • Bluewater Fighting Chair
  • Custom Rods Chair and Stand Up Rods
  • Shimano Tiagras 130 / 80 / 50 / 30 lb Reels
  • Bluewater / Black Bart / Makaira / Moyes Lures
  • Live Bait Tank
  • Tuna Tubes
SMOKER / SAMBO - Fishing Boats - Cape Verde
SAMBO is a 36 ft Bertram
  • 2 x 425 Caterpillar engines
  • 80 / 50 lb Shimano Tiagra Reels
  • Rupp Rigger
  • Pompanette Fighting Chair
  • Custom Chair and Stand Up Rods from Texas (USA)
  • Chair and Stand up Harnesses
  • Bluewater, Makaira and Black Bart Lures
  • Moldcraft Super Chuggers combined with Balyhoos
  • Jigging Rods with Stellas 20000
  • 30 lb TLD with Westin Rods
  • Dredges
SMOKER is a 37 ft Bertram
  • Twin Cummins 450 HP
  • Rupp Rigger
  • Pompanette Fighting Chair
  • Shimano Tiagras 130 / 80 / 50 lb Reels
  • Custom Rods from Pat Brian USA Chair and Stand Up
  • Bluewater, Makaira and Black Bart Lures
  • Jigging Rods with Stellas 20000
  • 30 lb TLD with Westin Rods
  • Dredges

Flights - Hotels

Hotel - Cape Verde

You can get daily to the Cape Verdes via Lisbon Portugal. There are also direct flights from Germany / UK / Holland and France. From the US you can take the direct flight from Boston or a conection via Lisbon.

We recommend the following hotels:

  • Don Paco Hotel
    65 € single Tel. +238 2319381 | Web:
  • Prassa 3 Hotel
    75 € single Tel. +238 2300809 | Web:
  • Mindelo Hotel
    75 € single / 85 € double Tel. +238 2328881 | email:
  • Porto Grande
    78 € single / 98 € double Tel. +238 2323190 | email:
  • Residencial Jenny
    50 € single / 59 € double Tel. +238 2328969 | email:
  • Arla Isabel App.
    45 € double Tel. +238 2328688 | email:
  • Aparthotel Avenida
    40 € double Tel. +238 2323435
The prices are estimated and can be different regarding exchange rates etc.

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