Sea Fishing

If you fancy sea fishing regardless of experience there is something for everyone with regards to fishing the beautiful turquoise waters of Sal.   Sea fishing from the shore with a guide, catching the smaller fish for fun (or the barbeque),  you can take a boat for a morning, afternoon or a day, fishing for Blue Marlin or Sail fish.

The boat captains in Sal, due to their vast experience, can take you for a memorable trip with all the tools you need. Experienced fishermen can bring their own or use the equipment provided.

Most of the boats are fitted with fish finders and the Captains are respectful of the laws allowing bigger fish for the future. Sun yourself whilst you are fishing or you can choose the shade.

Drinking water is provided and depending on your requirements you can bring your own beverages to have a beer or soft drink whilst you fish.

Be warned whilst sea fishing in Cape Verde all the boat crews expect to keep the fish themselves as they have the markets to sell the fish instead of a tip as they don't get paid much, if you want to take fish home be sure to inform the person at the time of booking you on the trip so the boat crew know to expect this. You may have to pay for any fish you take if there is any available.

Depending on the season and your preference you can trawl for the larger fish, drop anchor for leisurely shallow water fishing with your own line and reel and various other disciplines.

Join Nilton in his office at the pier in Santa Maria where he can offer many options for  sea fishing

  • One of the local fishermen for a 4 hours of reef fishing and catch a wide variety of fish which sometimes includes small tuna pricing for this is 30 to 50 euros for half a day dependent if you have your own tackle.
  • The larger sport fishing boats for the larger fish which commonly costs 100 euro upwards depending on the length of time you wish to fish.
  • Or join one of the big game fishing boats for around 350 euros where you can try to catch marlin large tuna and wahoo.

Call Nilton on +238 9523708


Warning! There are many sea fishing  booking agents in Cape Verde where you can book these trips but never part with any money until the time of the trip as you may never see it again. Reputable agents at tour companies will give you a receipt. Simply click on the what 3 words link below to be taken to Nilton's booking spot.