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La Gomera | Blue Marlin

If you’re looking for your next adventure in the eastern Atlantic, with opportunities to catch both large marlin and giant tuna, you should add La Gomera to the top of your list.
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Situated off the west coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are a chain of seven islands that have long been tied to world shipping and trade. Most famously connected to Christopher Columbus, La Gomera was used by the famous explorer as his jumping-off point after loading up with supplies and water on his first and subsequent voyages of discovery to the New World. Since then, the Canaries have had a Spanish influence, remaining a territory of Spain to this day.

The islands are some 800 nautical miles north of Cape Verde and 250 nautical miles south of Madeira, which is certainly in the migratory path for not only large numbers of big blue and white marlin, but a spring migration of giant bluefin tuna — a budding and prolific recreational fishery for the islands, especially at La Gomera.

Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera are in the center; Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the eastern­most islands; and La Palma and El Hierro are the westernmost islands of the Canary chain. Like all island chains, each has its own feel and specialty. In the Canaries, the crown jewel for sport fishing is La Gomera. Two blue marlin line-class records from Gomera still stand today: The 6-pound men’s record is held by Gary Carter, with his 357-pounder caught on June 4, 2008, and the 8-pound men’s record belongs to Stewart Campbell, thanks to a marlin caught six years earlier to the day on June 4, 2002, weighing 562 pounds.


La Gomera sits right along the migratory path for blue marlin and is home to both the 6- and 8-pound line-class records.

The Canary Islands are located off the west coast of Africa and consist of seven main islands.

First Fishing Exploration

Back in 1994, Capt. James Roberts with his 40-foot Gamefisherman French Look and their mothership were fishing off La Graciosa in the Canaries, just north of Lanzarote. They had fished five days and had seen only one fish when locals Manolo Ramirez and Billy Denahey told Roberts of the fishing off La Gomera.

According to Roberts’ logbook: “We arrived July 21, in the lee of Gomera at 1400 hours and went alongside the mothership to get Jean Paul Richard and started fishing there, we went three for eight. By the 24th we had seen 24 fish and started light-tackle fishing. We anchored just east of the harbor of Valle Gran Rey. In the next five days we see 23 fish, breaking off nine and pulling hooks on two. During this time we had two fights on different days that prevented us from fishing, one was five hours and the other was eight-and-a-half hours. The next six days fishing slowed. On the 30th we saw five and it went down from there, [so we] departed for Madeira August 11th with the Gamefisherman on the back deck. ” Roberts had asked Ramirez and Denahey to come visit with their boats, and they did.

Giant bluefin tuna frequent the bait-rich waters off La Gomera during the spring as part of their annual migration. This provides fantastic opportunities for anglers using heavy tackle.
Karl Anderson

This edge wraps around the island on both the southeast and southwest corners, so depending on wind direction, there is a good deal of ground to cover without getting into the rougher water of the wind acceleration zones. In these zones, the wind hits the island and wraps around it as it accelerates due to the height of the mountains and the size of the islands. During several of our fishing trips this past April, we saw acres of suspended bait from the edge into 90 feet. Birds patrolled the grounds, and porpoise balled the bait frequently, offering an amazing scene of sea life often bursting with whales and tuna.


With the prevalent trade winds of summer coming from the northeast and creating wind acceleration zones on either side of the island, conditions can get incredibly nasty. The good news is that the best fishing is on the southern end of the island in the lee of the wind, making for mostly calm fishing close to the marina. Fishing in the shadow of the islands’ mountains and valleys creates a picturesque backdrop for this great fishery, with Tenerife’s big volcanic peak, Teide, often in sight off in the distance to the east. The baitfish, such as trumpeteiro, boarfish and mackerel, that attract the game fish get stacked up on the southern end of the island during the summer and make a fertile feeding ground for visiting pelagics.

The Marina de La Gomera offers fuel and is well-protected from the wind and the surge.
Karl Anderson

A Journey of Our Own

Knowing the rich history of La Gomera, we planned a trip this spring to Gran Canaria to try out some of the giant bluefin fishing during March and April in La Gomera before heading north to Madeira for the summer. I enlisted my old friend, Capt. Bark Garnsey, to come along for another shot at the eastern Atlantic for a couple months, something we had been talking about for several years. Back in 2006, I shipped Brier Patch and Garnsey shipped Campbell’s Chunda to the eastern Atlantic to fish Madeira, where we enjoyed a great fishing season. With things potentially looking good for the summer of 2016, we went to work to get a boat to the eastern Atlantic. Enlisting the help of Sevenstar Yacht Transport, we shipped the 63-foot Merritt Saranita and made the transit to La Gomera in mid-April, setting up camp for what we hoped to be an incredible trip.

The giant bluefin season is an emerging and interesting fishery. These are not mediums — they are true giants migrating north toward the Mediterranean or Scotland, Norway or even Canada en route to their summer feeding grounds. The large schools of mackerel and smaller baitfish attract the giants and create opportunities for sport fishermen to present baits to the bluefin. We used gyro binoculars and radar to find birds on the schooling fish. As we moved from school to school, we noted great shoals of bait and regularly marked giant tuna around them.


We had our shots at the giant bluefin off La Gomera using 130s and fun-fished by ourselves for a couple days before owners Charles and Leslie Duncan arrived to try their hand at heavy-tackle fishing at the end of April. The Duncans are accomplished fly and light-tackle anglers, so fishing the chair was a neat experience for them. After Charles’ first tuna, the weather changed and the fish moved off, so we transitioned into blue marlin fishing. But our timing was too early for the blues, and we tried for two days with no bites. We were greatly disappointed they missed the heart of the excellent tuna bite earlier in the month, but we enjoyed the time there immensely.

Capt. Jason Pipe and his crew aboard Bocinegro see lots of large blue marlin in their spread, often with shots at a fish surpassing the 1,000-pound mark.
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The Destination

The quaint, historic little town of San Sebastian de La Gomera is set along the sea, with houses and small commercial buildings rising up into the mountainside bowl surrounding it. San Sebastian has a typical town square, around which are many cafes with excellent food and cozy shops with practically everything you might or might not need. The church where Columbus prayed prior to his voyages is still there. It is also rumored that the well providing the water for the voyages is there, and locals claim that the Americas were consecrated with this water.

Marina de La Gomera features nice floating docks as well as a fuel dock. However, there is little space for visiting boats because many Europeans use the Canaries as their winter and summer playground, keeping the marina full. Anything larger than 65 feet is a stretch and relegated to laying side-to in one of two spaces; the regular slips are for boats up to 45 feet. On a southerly wind, there is a good bit of surge, but when the winter fronts come from the north and the summer trades blow, the marina is well-protected.


The run to the fishing grounds from the marina is very short, and outriggers are frequently laid out upon clearing the harbor. A run 10 miles or more is considered a long way off La Gomera. Like most volcanic islands, the drop-off is close to the island and within a quarter-mile at times. This bathymetry creates a good roll off that makes for a great edge to fish.

Most of the fishing off La Gomera is within 10 miles from shore. The drop-offs create a sharp edge and productive upwellings that hold bait and subsequently create impressive feeding grounds for pelagics and other marine life.
Karl Anderson

The Local Veteran

Capt. Jason Pipe is an Englishman who runs charters aboard his 37-foot Bertram, Bocinegro, out of the marina. He specializes in heavy-tackle fishing for the giant bluefin from mid-March to early May, then transitions into the summer blue marlin season through September and into October. Fully equipped with good electronics and tackle, Pipe has fished many successful seasons in Gomera. As he puts it: “I’ve fished all the other islands in the eastern Atlantic; I choose to fish out of Gomera.

The many reasons why he likes it here are obvious: The island is beautiful and clean, the people are friendly, there are nice places to stay and guests have access to good food at several of the local restaurants. The best part is that it is very close to some incredible fishing action — there aren’t any long canyon runs here. During the giant bluefin season, Pipe averages a fish or better per day. He has similar or better results during the marlin season, but the difference compared to other blue marlin fishing grounds in the western Atlantic is that the marlin off La Gomera average 350 to 800 pounds. Many fish are even larger, and he has shots at the occasional fish near or over the 1,000-pound mark each season.

Like most big blue marlin fishing locations, lures are the optimum method in summer, with some boats bait-and-switch fishing. Due to the possibility of catching the fish of a lifetime, 130- and 80-pound tackle are used by most boats on a daily basis to catch fish within a reasonable amount of time and with less chance of stressing them. Pipe uses a mackerel bait when switch-baiting on lighter tackle if his clients have the skills and are inclined to do so. He’s an enthusiastic skipper with keen eyes and a cerebral approach to everything he does. Combine that with his top-notch crew and good tackle, and you can bet Pipe and his team aboard Bocinegro are very busy throughout the season.

A yacht-transport company is an easy way to get your boat across the pond.
Karl Anderson

A Worthwhile destination

Getting there is a bit of a mission, but there are two airports on Tenerife (one in the north and the other on the south end of the island), with daily flights from Madrid, London and several other mainland Europe airports. On Tenerife, two ferry services — the Fred Olsen high speed and Armas ferry — transit the channel to La Gomera in 45 to 60 minutes, dropping you off at the commercial dock next to the marina.

There are several options for local hotels. Pipe also offers an apartment rental with his charters should you like to be more of a local and hang right in the center of town. The Hotel Parador is set on the cliff overlooking the harbor and is quite nice, with only a five-minute cab ride up the mountain. If you need something a bit more upscale, the Hotel Jardin Tecina is a luxury resort with spacious rooms, a large swimming pool surrounded by expansive decks overlooking the ocean and a golf course. Hotel Tecina is a 30-minute cab ride through the scenic mountains to the marina. However, if the weather is good, you can arrange with Pipe to be picked up by the boat each morning at the wharf below the resort — a short five-minute ride by cab.

La Gomera is a sleepy little island with big blue marlin, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and bluefin tuna in its midst. It’s a lovely place to hang out, boasting a great climate, and the fishing is remarkably close in virtually calm water. So if you’re looking for your next adventure in the eastern Atlantic, with opportunities to catch both large marlin and giant tuna, you should add La Gomera to the top of your list.

The Marina de La Gomera stays quite full during the season.
Karl Anderson

Hotel Parador on La Gomera offers breath-taking views of the Atlantic and is only a short drive from the marina.
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Blue Marlin Fishing La Gomera | Canary Islands

Blue Marlin Fishing La Gomera | Canary Islands | Sportquest Holidays

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Tour Code TEN002  

One Of Europes Best Big Game Fishing Destinations

La Gomera fishing is the ideal big game fishing destination for anyone who does not like long flights. It is also perfect for a family fishing holiday as the island is packed with other attractions to keep the entire family entertained.

You will be fishing some of Europe’s most prolific waters for species such as Blue Marlin and massive Giant Bluefin Tuna. A significant advantage of this fishing holiday is that all fishing tackle comes included.

The two main target species on La Gomera fishing are Tuna, and Blue Marlin, both of these species grow to a massive size in these waters, with the Giant Bluefin Tuna reaching 700lb and Blue Marlin exceeding 1000lb. Other species you may catch are Spearfish, White Marlin, Makos and Wahoo.

You will fish the calm waters in the island’s lee, which are only five minutes from the marina. These calm waters are home to world record Blue Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Albacore, Yellowfin, Spearfish and White Marlin.

Where is La Gomera

La Gomera fishing is one of the smaller of the Canary Islands, situated 20 miles southwest of Tenerife. The island has no international airport, so tourism has been relatively untouched, thus keeping its local charm and beauty. The island is easily accessible via various ferry services throughout the day from Los Cristianos on Tenerife’s south coast.

La Gomera offers good local food and drink. There are several great little restaurants in the capital where the marina and accommodation are. Food and drink are very cheap, which is a bonus. There are various shops and supermarkets all within 10 mins walk from the boat.

What fish Can I catch in Canary Islands

The Giant Bluefin Tuna season of La Gomera fishing is February to May, and in some years, the Tuna get caught as early as mid-January. Blue Marlin season runs from May to the end of October, and each year anglers land Marlin reaching 1000lb, with the most common size being around 600lb.

The skipper and deckhand take fish conservation seriously. For any fishery to be sustainable, we need to release fish and make sure that they are in excellent condition to breed and fight another day when we do. Bait and switch techniques with circle hooks get used for Marlin and Tuna. Take a look at our Youtube Channel to see more trips like this

The use of circle hooks is far more ethical and less damaging to the fish as, in most cases, the hook sets in the jaw’s scissor, which facilitates the easy release and prevents foul hooking. Using this method allows people to match the fishing equipment to the size of fish targeted.

The La Gomera fishing hours, on average, depart the marina of San Sebastian at 9:30 am and head out to the fishing grounds, 5 minutes from the Harbour. The boat then runs back to the marina at around 5:30 pm, 8 hrs later. Onboard, there will be food and drink included, and all of your tackle.

Best Guides On La Gomera

Jason Pipe and his crew of numerous skippers and deckhands will be looking after you whilst out fishing. All of the skippers have wired some incredible fish in their lifetime, and you will soon realise from the work ethics why they are the most used team on La Gomera. We have been working with Jason and his team for many years, and we soon realised that they work extremely hard and are very professional.


The hotel we have chosen for this La Gomera fishing big game trip is a very charming quiet hotel that benefits from San Sebastian’s harbour’s panoramic views. Its located a short 10-minute taxi ride away from all the many harbourside restaurants and cafes, where you spend a lazy day watching the million-pound yachts rocking gently in the harbour.

The Hotel

We have two swimming pools available, and it is the ideal spot to sip a cocktail whilst watching the world go by. This little piece of paradise only has 54 twin rooms, four double-bedded rooms and two junior suites. As their guest, you will feel the attention to detail and soon feel like you are an individual because the gardens and the pool terraces are extensive and never feel crowded.

Our standard rooms mostly have garden views, and even some have their private terrace. The superior rooms have fantastic views over the sea. All our rooms are very neat and elegant, and all have private bathrooms, satellite TV, free safe, hairdryer and mini-bar.

Food & Drink

In their very own restaurant called Restaurante Especia Parador de la Gomera, you will find a wide range of local dishes all served from local products and put together by in house chefs. The meals vary, and you can expect to see on the menu local dishes and the more popular western-style dishes. You can choose from local drinks, local beers and more famous drinks at the onsite bar, or why not try one of their homemade cocktails, which are a perfect blend of fruits and spirits. Breakfast is served in the restaurant each day and consists of a buffet-style continental breakfast with fresh meats, cheeses, jams and spreads, cereals, fresh fruit, and standard drinks. If you fancy something a little different, then simply as your waiter/waitress for the menu.

On Location

In and around the hotel you will find swimming pools with sun loungers and sun terrace, sports activities which include table tennis and golf and also a big bonus a private beach. There are many tourist attractions on and around the island that can all booked at the hotel reception. They have complete detailed lists of activities, or why not head out on one of the local buses and explore a little. A fantastic marina called San Sebastian located a short 10-minute taxi ride from the hotel where you can look at your leisure, browse around the many little shops, cafes and restaurants or sit and relax whilst watching the vast Yachts come in and out of the marina.

Other Activities

There are daily flights from most parts of Europe to extend your stay so you can experience the stunning island. We have listed below a few of the Islands natural attractions that are well worth a visit:

  • Parque Nacional de Garajonay – La Gomera’s prime attraction, the magical, often-misty Parque Nacional de Garajonay, extends across 40 sq km of dense, primaeval forest and is something you must visit as it’s very much like stepping back in time.
  • Drago de Agalán – Visit the island’s oldest Drago (dragon tree) rests in the palmed lined valley, 2 km north of Alajeró.
  • Parque Etnográfico Los Telares – A reconstructed 19th-century gofio (roasted Canarian grain) mill sits at the heart of this multifaceted private ethnographic centre, which also takes in a traditional, self-sufficient organic orchard and a gallery showcasing the local rural lifestyle, typical crafts, Silbo Gomero and the island’s history.

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On arrival, you will make your way outside the terminal building, where you will take a taxi to Los Cristianos Ferry Terminal (taxi not included). Alternatively, a kiosk at the airport will be more than happy to help you book a taxi. Once you arrive at the ferry terminal, you will make your way through the building to the waiting area. The ferry crossing takes around 45 – 60 minutes.

Once you have arrived on the island of La Gomera, take a taxi to The Parador Hotel (taxi not included).

Overnight accommodation: The Parador Hotel (Twin room) B/B

You will meet your captain at the Marina for your full 8 hours fishing onboard our Big Game boat at the pre-agreed time. Our guides will let you get as involved as you wish; why not have a go at rigging the lines or sit back and relax. The main target will be Blue Marlin; however, they get the odd Dorado, so make sure you stay alert as you never know when the rod may go off.

Overnight accommodation: The Parador Hotel (Twin room) B/B

Our boat is a fish catching machine and has been fishing these waters for years, and there is not much the crew do not know. They will take great care of you and try their hardest to make your dreams come true. With all Big Game fishing, especially Marlin fishing can be a waiting game, but when that rod does go off, and the reel is screaming, you will need to have your wits about you as you will need to be prepared straight away to ensure no fish is lost. If there is more than one person on the boat, always ensure you know who’s turn on the rod before the bite happens.

Overnight accommodation: The Parador Hotel (Twin room) B/B

Once you have checked out of your hotel at around lunchtime, take a taxi for your short transfer back to the Port of San Sebastian for your ferry crossing back to Los Cristianos (taxi not included). Once the ferry arrives at Los Cristianos, make your way out of the ferry port and take a taxi back to Tenerife South Airport.

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Customer Reviews

Average Customer Satisfaction Score 94%

“Just a quick note to thank Paul for organising our stag do at the last minute. The accommodation was a little on the quiet side but a quick taxi trip in to town solved that. Plenty of bars and restaurants The fishing boat and crew were spot on and tried very hard all day. We managed a few fish but nothing massive. The only moan is that the taxi to the ferry port and the other side was a little expensive but thats nothing to do with you. We felt we should of been made aware of the price All in all we had a great trip Thanks”

Stuart Howe

“Fishing was great, Jason + crew are excellent and incredibly experienced with some of the best kit + boat and great hosts on the boat (definitely recommend him). There was a trousers for dinner policy at the hotel which seemed strange, as it was’t a posh hotel. I did’t take any trousers, so we had to eat out. We did not mind as there was good places in town. Food on the boat was good.”

Henry Barwell

“Fishing out of La Gomera on July 24 & 25. First day no fish or takes (no fish caught on other boats either). Second day two blue marlin caught. The first was estimated at 600lb and the second at 800lb. Both fish went deep and took off large quantities of line, the first one down to the backing. They took approx 30 and 45 mins respectively to bring to the boat. It was like a double gym session: I was exhausted. I prayed (successfully) that we wouldn’t have any further takes. Both fish were tagged, revived and successfully swam away. The boat crew were excellent: skipper was Mark Lee, originally from Sunderland. I also had a dorado. I will send photos separately.”

Hadrian Ball



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The season runs from All Year.

Blue Marlin

Season: April to November
Peak: May to September
Weight: 200lb to 1200lb
Average Weight: 500lb

White Marlin

Season: April to November
Peak: June to October
Weight: 50lb to 150lb
Average Weight: 80lb

Yellow Fin Tuna

Season: June to November
Peak: July to November
Weight: 50lb to 300lb
Average Weight: 200lb

Big Eye Tuna

Season: April to November
Peak: May to July
Weight: 50lb to 500lb
Average Weight: 200lb

Giant Bluefin Tuna

Season: February to May
Peak: March to April
Weight: 75lb to 800lb
Average Weight: 200lb

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  • All international flights

  • Return Ferry Ticket from Los Cristianos to the Port of San Sebastian

  • All accommodation as per itinerary

  • Access to a professional guide

  • State of the art big game fishing boat

  • 2 days fishing

  • Bait and tackle

  • Lunch and soft drinks whilst fishing


Optional extras

  • Single room upgrades available

  • Extra days fishing

  • Extra days on the Island

  • We can also arrange different hotels (please enquire at the time of booking)

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Big Game Fishing on La Gomera

Fishing on La Gomera: Adrenaline-packed Big Game trips on the Canary Islands

Big Game or deep sea fishing in the Canary Islands is the dream of every fisherman. And in contrast to the other Canary Islands, big game fishing on La Gomera is still a little insider tip . Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Bluefin Tunas, Yellowfin Tunas, Bigeye Tunas, Wahoos, Mahi-Mahis or giant Barracudas and big Amberjack – everything is possible on the second smallest Canary Island .  But of course the catch success also depends on the season. Between March and May the big Bluefin Tunas come close to shore and between May and the end of September Blue Marlins, Yellowfin Tunas and Bigeye Tunas are targeted. A real adventure, because you never know what’s going to hit the hook today.


We start in the harbor of San Sebastian de La Gomera with our well-equipped and modern Big-Game boats “Nell Magic” and “Makaira” to cruise to the fishing grounds near Valle Gran Rey. High-quality brand equipment as well as well-maintained rods and reels are part of our standard, as well as a motivated and well-trained crew.


Fishing in La Gomera is an adventure – don’t miss it! Captain Lui and the crew of “Blue Marlin” invite you to an unforgettable big game tour on the beautiful Canary Island of La Gomera. Trust in over 20 years of experience in the worldwide big game business!

Our Fishing tours On La Gomera

Fishing on La Gomera! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure – 8 hours of fishing and pure adrenaline! We take a maximum of 4 people on board per trip, so it will be a very special adventure for everyone.

Our boats “Nell Magic” & “Makaira”

Our two big game boats “Nell Magic” and “Makaira” have already landed some big fish and made many anglers happy. And these are state-of-the-art. We start in the port of San Sebastian.

accommodation for our guests

We are also happy to arrange accommodation in San Sebastian for our guests if you would like to stay longer on La Gomera. If you are interested, just contact us for a non-binding offer!

Big Game fishing On the Canary Islands


On the Canary Islands – and thus also on La Gomera – there are mild temperatures all year round and it is mostly pleasantly sunny. The ideal spot for hooking big Tunas, monstrous Marlins. A number of records have been set here over the past few years.


The water depth between the Canary Islands can be up to 4000 meters and the Canary Current brings incessant food for fish and marine mammals. This brings the upflowing deep water masses of nutrients upwards. The ideal habitat for all types of fish – and therefore also for the big predators such as Tunas and Marlins .


The fish population and biodiversity are exceptionally good between the Canary Islands, even if it is becoming increasingly difficult to hook a very big Marlin .


And La Gomera in particular is a real fishing dream for most anglers – since the second smallest Canary Island does not have its own airport and the journey is a bit more difficult than to Tenerife or Gran Canaria, relatively few tourists get lost here.


20 years of experience

More than 20 years of  experience in Big Game fishing worldwide and a motivated and experienced crew.

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Modern and well equiped boats

The “Nell Magic” and the “Mkaira” are both in the port of San Sebastian  Boats are made for big game fishing.

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An incredible biodiversity

Tuna, Marlin, Grouper, Wahoo, Dolphins, Bonitos, Barracuda, Amberjacks and many other species.

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catch and release

Catch and Release is a matter of course for us to preserve the fish population. We are happy to make an exception for small bonitos.


High quality equipment

No cheap equipment, we only “work” with Shimano equipment or something equivalent.

Tuna and Marlin fishing on the Canary Islands


Most of our guests come to La Gomera to catch a big Tuna or a big Marlin.

Even if the chances of catching a Barracuda, an big Amberjack, a Wahoo or even a Grouper are relatively good all year round, the situation is somewhat different with the various Tuna species or Blue Marlins.


On La Gomera the fishing season is divided into 2 parts:

  • March to early May: Giant Bluefin Tunas

  • May to late September: Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Bigeye Tuna

Do not miss this unique fishing adventure on the Canary Islands!

Fishing vacation in the Canary Islands


Would you also like to experience an unforgettable fishing holiday in the Canary Islands ? Then we would like to recommend the sports fishing paradise of La Gomera to you. Due to the mild climate , you can track the big robbers all year round.

We are not allowed to offer holiday packages, but we are happy to send you some accommodation offers if required and put you in contact with a transfer provider who will drive you from Tenerife Airport to your accommodation on La Gomera.

And of course, you can book the Big Game trips through us at any time!

Excursion to the island of La Gomera – Alexander Alexandrov

A holiday in the Canary Islands would not be complete without an individual excursion to the island of La Gomera , the outlines of which you can see from the beaches of Las Americas. During a guided tour to La Gomera, you will visit the unique laurel forests that have preserved the pristine flora and fauna that reigned in the Mediterranean millions of years ago, right up to the last ice age. You will cross stunning valleys, enjoy breathtaking ocean views, visit ancient cities, learn to whistle like the Guanches and learn about the legacy that the great Christopher Columbus left on the island.

View of Tenerife from the coast of La Gomera

San Sebastian: the starting point of adventurers

The excursion to the island of La Gomera will begin in Tenerife: a guide in a comfortable car will take you to the seaport of Los Cristianos. You will have a boat trip on a modern ferry, which in an hour, slowly cutting through the waves of the Atlantic, will bring you to the island of La Gomera. Do not forget to pay attention to the port of arrival: it was from here that Fedor Konyukhov began his journey across the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat in 2002, eventually sailing to Barbados. From here, Columbus began his travels more than once.

We will start our acquaintance with the island of La Gomera with a walk around its capital – the cozy city of San Sebastian. Everything here is connected with the name of the great navigator Christopher Columbus: he moored his ships on La Gomera three times, including before his first conquest of the Atlantic, when, instead of India, he opened the coast of America to the world. In San Sebastian, you will see the church in which he prayed before sailing, the house where he spent the night, and the well with the inscription “America was baptized with this water” – from which the Columbus crew stocked up drinking water for a long voyage.

Church of the Virgen de la Asuncion

You will walk through the cozy streets of the capital, as well as a tour of the Count’s Tower, during which you will learn the story of the loving ruler of the island of La Gomera and his bloodthirsty wife.

Count’s Tower

Journey between two valleys: the unforgettable nature of La Gomera

From San Sebastian we will head to the north of La Gomera to see what attracts tourists here – stunning landscapes. The first natural attraction on our way is the beautiful Ermigua Valley, hidden between two mountain ranges. Here, the emerald green vegetation gives way to picturesque mountain terraces, banana plantations, date groves and orchards.

From here you have a stunning view of the ocean and the fabulous village of Agula, which stands out against the background of greenery with colorful roofs – you are provided with beautiful photos. Agula is the island’s most atmospheric village that has retained the true Canarian spirit. You will walk along its cobbled streets with colonial buildings, cozy restaurants and craftsmen’s workshops, each of which bears the stamp of history.

Hermigua Valley

After we go up to the observation deck of Abrante. Unforgettable experiences await those who are not afraid to step on the transparent floor of the glass corridor Mirador de Abrante, projecting 7 meters above the abyss. It offers a panoramic view of La Gomera and the island of Tenerife with the peak of the Teide volcano – the landscape that opens up is simply breathtaking. A great lunch awaits you here – the cuisine of La Gomera is famous throughout the Canaries, and the Mirador De Abrante restaurant, thanks to a glass corridor with panoramic views, has become an independent attraction of the island and the pearl of our excursion to La Gomera.

Viewpoint Mirador de Abrante

After refreshing, you will head to the next point of the excursion to La Gomera – to the Valle Gran Rey valley, descending between the mountains to the Atlantic, learning along the way why it is called the “Valley of the Great Kings”. At the observation decks of Palmarejo and Cesar Monrique, you can enjoy the most impressive views of La Gomera from a bird’s eye view: palm oases, traditional houses scattered in the valley, strings of rivers, vertical slopes dotted with terraces – here you will recharge your batteries and take atmospheric photos.

Walk through the prehistoric forest

Then you will head to the real kingdom of nature – the Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to the special hot and humid climate here, as if in a giant greenhouse, the flora that covered the entire Mediterranean millions of years ago was preserved almost in its original form, until it was destroyed by the last ice age. You will have the opportunity to walk along the laurisilva – a piece of laurel forest miraculously passed through the millennia. Giant ferns, dandelions as tall as a man, moss-covered tree trunks: the feeling that a dinosaur will appear from the forest twilight does not leave here.

Garajonay National Park

For a more romantic walk through the endemic forest, don’t forget to ask your guide to tell you about La Gomera’s Romeo and Juliet, after whom the Garajonay park was named. After the walk, you will head to the final point of the route, the Roque de Agando viewpoint, located at an altitude of 1251 m above sea level. Here you can take beautiful photos against the backdrop of a sheer cliff – the highest and most photographed on the island.

Ferry Fred Olsen

Next, we will head back towards the capital of La Gomera, the city of San Sebastian. The excursion to the island of La Gomera will end with a boat trip on the ferry, during which you will enjoy the sound of the waves and the stunning sunset panorama of two islands at once. Individual excursions in Tenerife and La Gomera are a great opportunity to see the most significant sights of the Canary Islands in the company of a professional guide who knows everything about the Canaries.

What to bring:

  • comfortable shoes;
  • camera;
  • headwear.

The most important thing you will see on the tour:

  • Walk around the capital of La Gomera, the city of San Cristobal;
  • Enter the church where Columbus prayed before discovering America;
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Hermigua and Valle Gran Rey valleys;
  • Go through the glass corridor over the abyss;
  • Have lunch at the best restaurant in La Gomera;
  • Visit the village of Agula with a picturesque center and Canarian atmosphere;
  • Walk through a unique prehistoric forest.

Prices for excursions to the island of La Gomera (from Tenerife)

  • 2 persons: 340 €
  • 3 persons: 370 €
  • 4 persons: 420 €
  • 5 persons: 450 €
  • 6 people: 500 €
  • 7 persons: 650 €
  • 8 people: 700 €

What is included in the price:

  • transfer from the hotel and back;
  • transport throughout the journey;
  • guide services.

Many travelers visit the island as part of a day trip, but in such a short period of time it is simply impossible to get acquainted with the cultural characteristics of the locals and see all the unique sights. The locals of La Gomera are hospitable and friendly people, they are happy to introduce foreign guests to the particulars of their way of life and are keenly interested in the culture of travelers from distant countries. Agriculture remains the main activity for local residents.

For many, growing mangoes, bananas, papayas and avocados is their only means of livelihood, and some families have been involved in farming for generations.

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One of the main national products is cheese, which is made from goat’s milk. It was first produced several centuries ago; over the years, milk processing technology has changed significantly, but many people still prefer to cook cheese at home according to an old recipe. All gourmets strive to try this amazingly tasty and healthy product, and participation in its production can be considered a real success.

Fishing remains the most important industry for the indigenous people; coastal waters are rich in a wide variety of fish and shellfish species. For tourists, trips to “fish places” are also carried out, and vacationers can enjoy the prey of local fishermen in any restaurant of national cuisine. Speaking about local culinary traditions, it is worth noting another unique product – guarapo palm syrup, the production of which is also an important national craft. Syrup is used to produce special palm honey, which is a component of many important dishes and has unique healing properties. Copyright

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The island gained world fame not at all because of the rich handicraft traditions, but because of its inherent natural features. Travelers who go for a walk through the beautiful cedar forests will be able to see a unique natural phenomenon – “horizontal rain”. In fact, it is a dense fog, the formation of which is due to the unique natural features of the forest. The beautiful island is preparing a lot of surprises for its guests. A holiday in La Gomera will give you a lot of unforgettable impressions.

One of these surprises is that colorful festivals are held here, which are of interest to any traveler. So, one of the most significant holidays on the island is Bajada de la Virgen de Guadalupe, which is held every 5 years in October. Hundreds of tourists come to La Gomera to see the spectacular sea regatta, where ships escort the huge statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The procession starts on the neighboring island of La Palma, Puntallana becomes the primary point, and the end point is the capital of the island of San Sebastian. For the rest of the 4 years, next to the Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (in the same place, in the capital), a colorful procession with the statue of the Virgin passes.

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In the middle or end of February, La Gomera, like the other Canary Islands, hosts a carnival. Costumed parades to the rhythms of samba and salsa, beauty contests, which result in the selection of the Carnival Queen – a colorful program will not let any of the visitors get bored. The festival ends with the tradition of “burial of the sardine”, when the procession on the central streets carries a huge figurine of a fish made of papier-mâché, and the participants in the processions scatter confetti along the way. Despite the name, the custom is very cheerful and certainly no one can be sad when burning a sardine. The holiday is celebrated everywhere, but the widest program awaits tourists in the capital of the island.

Most of the celebrations in La Gomera are religious in nature. So, Holy Week (Semana Santa), Christmas celebrated on December 25 (Navidad), and the Assumption of the Virgin on August 15 (Fiesta de la Candelaria) enjoy special honor. On January 6, as in all of Spain, the feast of Los Reyes Magos is celebrated with a colorful procession led by Balthazar, Melchor and Gaspar. The three magician kings delight visitors by throwing candy into the crowd – which is most liked by the smallest citizens. In addition to these holidays, the island has many celebrations dedicated to various saints – Fiesta del Carmen (July 16), celebrated in coastal cities, Fiesta de la Virgen de las Nieves (August 6), as well as Fiesta Nuestra Senora del Buen Paso ( 11 September).

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Among other holidays celebrated on La Gomera, it is worth highlighting May 1 (Dia del Trabajo), during which parades are held. Traditionally, no one works on this day, local residents prefer to spend it with their families, inviting friends for dinner. On May 30, Dia de las Islas Canarias is celebrated, during this holiday you can see bright processions, an exhibition of works of art, a fair, and performances of musicians, actors and dancers can be seen on the central streets of the island’s major cities. This is another colorful festival, thanks to which you can get to know the local culture better.

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