Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Bluefin tuna fishing in Sicily is part of the history, since the prehistoric era! Now we are living one the best moment for Tuna fishing in Sicily. Is possible to experience a day charter for Bluefin tuna or a better multiple day fishing trip for Bluefin Tuna, in different locations from East to the South and extreme-west of Sicily.

Full day Bluefin Tuna trip:

Eastern Sicily is a hot spot for best Tuna fishing in the Mediterranean Sea. We will be drifting with live and dead bait, or slowly trolling, depending on the situation.

What’s Included

– guide (certified);
– fishing equipment (Shimano stand-up usually);
– snack and drinks;
– transports and ferries to the destination island;
– fishing licences;
– Snorkelling and barehanded octopus barehanded fishing (optional)
– Lodge/typical lodge booking for the stay in Sicily;
– One or two extra days, fishing and exploring;
– August/July supplement (if necessary)*

Departure time: 7am (from western sicily)
Duration: 8hrs
Capacity: 4
Cost: on request

Bluefin Tuna Big Game Fishing (3 days)

Day 1:
Arrive to Sicily, picked up at one of the 4 Sicilian Airports, by the guide to catch connecting ship (20minutes) to destination Island and taken to the lodge. (Guests have the option of spending one night in Catania to see Etna Volcano).
Fishing: Arrived to the Island lodge, introduction to the fishing techniques and strategy. If in time, 1st fishing session. Target fish: Bluefin Tuna, with live bait and dead bait drifting.
Other activities: bike excursion, on the flat zone of the islands, to a Limestone quarry/cave forming a solarium on crystal clear water. Stop and swim possibility. Following the shore track, an amazing beach for snorkeling and relax, Cala Azzurra. Typical Sicilian launch or fish restaurant.

Day 2: 
Fishing: Early breakfast, 2nd fishing session. 
Target fish: Bluefin Tuna, with live bait and dead bait drifting. Barehanded octopus fishing in the afternoon.
Other activities: trekking to the top of the Island and visit to an old isolation prison. Visit to the Old Tonnara (Tuna industry) of Favignana, history of tuna fishing. Classic Sicilian lunch. Afternoon, free ride excursion to lost working caves of Calcarenite Stone. Stop on a world top ten classified cove; landscape watching or Swimming to recharge batteries. Pizza dinner or Barbecue on the beach. Full day Tuna fishing option. 

Day 3:
Relax on the island and way back to the airport.
Boat session option (Live bait trolling trolling for Dentex, Amberjacks, Groupers / Drifting (or popping) for Bluefin Tuna / Deep bottom fishing).
Other activities: Exploring the other side of the Island. Landscape of Levanzo island to take delight of the incredible Panorama. Visit to the prehistoric caves, part of ancient village. Sea trekking, on the north side island corner, looking for the rare Monk Seal or free ride of the island at guest choice.

Duration: 3 days (72 hours)
Capacity: up to 8 pax
Cost: on request
– n.2 nights accommodation;
– n.2 tuna boat session;
– n.3 days of full time guiding;
– excursion and adventure after fishing;
– vehicle on site;
– airport transfers round trip;
– local barbecue and extras.