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Pesca Family- Fishing Trip

The excursion is described from the point of view of our client, that has never fished in her life!

I love coming to Fuerteventura to disconnect from my everyday life and connect with the nature! This island has to offer so many attractions, both on the land and on the water that makes it impossible to do all of these activities during only one stay.

Fuertecharter is a company that I choose every time I come to Fuerteventura, and I am always positively surprised with whichever excursion I choose.

I already did the Catamaran trip, and also the Dolphin watching, which were just amazing, and I didn’t think that anything can be better than these two trips.

-“What else is in you offer?”

“ Tomorrow we have one spot for the trip Combo Pesca Family”

At the beginning I wasn´t too convinced because it seemed to me that fishing can be quite boring..

-“It´s all the oposite”- the girl from the sales office seemed quite reassured of what she was saying.

OK, let’s try it then.

We left on Wednesday, early in the morning. The ocean was very calm, it seemed like a lake. The sun was raising , and we were enjoying the incredible light.

The crew of the boat explained us what the trip was all about: we will go fishing in few places, then we will anchor in Lobos to do other water activities like SUP, snorkel, Kayak. During this time out captain will prepare us lunch, based on what we fished!

“What if I don´t fish anything? It’s the first time I will go fishing! I have no idea how to do it.”

“Calm down, the ocean is full of fish. You will see how many we will get. Once we have enough we will even put some of them back to the ocean.”

We anchored in the middle of the sea, between Lanzarote y Fuerteventura.

-“Let’s try here”. The crew gave us the fishing pole, and helped us to put the worm on the hook.

So now let’s wait…some minutes passed. “I was right” I though, I should have repeated de Catamaran trip, or Dolphin Watching Combo.

Wait…now each one of participants (besides me) started to get some fishes. Not so big for the moment, but at least now we were going to have some lunch!

The guys started to take out every time bigger species! And different!

“This is a Sama”, “This one is a Cabrilla!”, “This one is a Sargo!”

“How exciting” Every participant now had a few fishes each, even an 8 year old kid that came with us… besides me!

The captain had a huge knowledge of the fish species that live in the Canarian seas. He knew the name of every fish that we got!

Then we moved few meters further, for some deeper waters, and there we were getting a fish every few minutes!

Suddenly I felt that my pole was pulled! Wow! It seems like I got something!

“I got a fish I think” I screamed to the captain, so he could help me to take it out!

The captain came and made few movements with the pole.

He said- “I´m sorry, for sure it’s just a rock, we will try to remove it”- he pulled the pole quite hard, and said “ Pull it up, it seems like you got something!”

I was rolling up the fishing reel, with 25m of the fishing line. In the end I saw a huge fish! A Pez Perro of 3.5kg! How amazing is that! Super happy like a little girl I was posing for the photos with my prey (which by the way you get for free in the end of the trip, and you can download from Fuertecharter page, the next day)

Finally I was calm and sure that I will not leave this trip hungry.

As we had already fished few kg of the fish, the captain explained us the importance of sustainable fishing, to avoid overfishing. We started to let free the last fishes we got. It made us reflect about the importance of protecting the nature and all the ecosystems. After a while we  picked up all the fishing poles, and we directed towards anchoring in Lobos Lagoon, in front of Playa de la Concha, to enjoy other water activities that I loved so much during other excursions: snorkel, sup y kayak. In the meanwhile the captain was preparing us the platter of the fried fish.

The lunch was amazing, fishes were delicious. They were served with the tipically Canarian side dish of “Papas arrugadas con mojo picón” (traditionally cooked potatoes with Canadian sauce). Without doubt, for all the fishing participants it was the most fresh fish we ever had ever eaten in our lives!

After few glasses of wine, and some chats with other participants of the trip, there came the end of this amazing experience!

I had so much fun and definitely I will repeat it in the future! Thank you Fuertecharter for this trip and for sharing my experience on the blog.

Our Fleet

“The strength of the business lies in its ability to constantly evolve”.

Fuertecharter is a company with 25 years of experience that dedicates itself to maritime excursions and chartering Catamarans. We never stop improving, always keep growing! We are modernizing our fleet constantly, removing the older boats and replacing it with the new ones!  We do all of that to think about our clients of everyday excursions and the ones who choose to charter our catamarans for a longer cruise.

 

 

The brand we are working with is the Lagoon Catamarans. Every Catamaran lover knows that Lagoon Catamarans is the number 1 in the world, with more navigating the globe than any other catamaran brand.

Our recent purchases is the 13.61 m Lagoon 440 and 15.54 m Lagoon 500.

 

 

What does it mean for our clients? For a rookie, the name doesn’t say a lot, so we will try to approach you these two models.

If you love to join us on our day trips and you are the repetitive customer you will realize all the extra space you get on the exteriors of Lagoon 500 catamaran. It´s much more comfy, has more space for sun beds. You can enjoy the outside space and the trampolines during your trip as, you will want to spend most of the time outside. With its 5 cabins and 5 bathrooms, it can feat up to 14 persons.

 

 

The Lagoon 500 is one of our most requested charter ,  due to the beautiful open space aft, large windows of the salon that provide amazing light, and large comfortable cabins with all the amenities. Cruising on the Lagoon 500 means that every ship’s cabin will have its own bathroom, you can enjoy more the privacy. Obviously also the bigger space on the outside.

The Lagoon 500 is the flagship of Lagoon’s fleet of catamarans. Pioneer of many innovations regarding multihulls, the shipyard has here created a very modern boat, full of little extras that will make your cruise an exceptional one. Fly-bridge, forward deck saloon, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding on an ideal place to enjoy the aperitif or watch the sunset from.

 

 

The lagoon 440 is both a luxurious and innovating yacht. From the steering and seating position on the upper deck, you will benefit from a breathtaking 360-degree view. When you will be sailing at full speed, you will have the impression to fly a jet plane.

 

Inside, it will offer you the comfort you would expect from a starred hotel. On board a Lagoon 440, whether inside or out, memorable sensations are guaranteed! It has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms, and can feat up to 12 passengers!

 

If you are planning your summer escapade in the Canary Islands, chartering a Catamaran with Fuertecharter, or coming on our daily trip to Lobos are most certainly worth experiences to choose! You will discover the virgin coast lines of the Canary Islands where you can only access by the boat, enjoy the amazing views, and take part in our water activities. For any questions you can contact our crew at www.fuertecharter.com

Are you ready to unshackle yourself from the shore? 

Adults only Fuertecharter.

LAGOON 500 FUERTEVENTURA LOBOS EXCURSION.

 

There are times when we love to spend our day with the family and kids, but other times we just feel like relaxing away from the laughs and screams of the little ones. If you are one of this person, choose the Adults Only excursion with Fuertecharter from Fuerteventura to Lobos. An excursion in a small group (max 12pax), on one of our most luxurious Catamarans Lagoon 500, will make you spend a day disconnect from your everyday life.

 

 

The Fuertecharter excursion to the lagoon of Lobos Island, where you can admire hundreds of fishes and swim in the most turquoise waters around Fuerteventura that you have ever seen, just at the cost of the Lobos island, will make your holiday epic.

 

enjoying the activities

 

A part from the lovely views, and exciting trip, you will also have time to do some water activities like snorkeling, kayak, stand up paddle, you will be able to jump from our Catamaran Lagoon 500, which is loads of fun. All the equipment is ready for you to use it whenever you want as we are moored in the Lobos Lagoon.

 

The snorkeling equipment is carefully disinfected after every trip, according to the protocols.  The equipment that we are using are the masks from Cressi. If you are a fan of this relaxing activity you will be amazed about all the exotic fish species that you will be able to see during this excursion, which will basically eat out of you hand. Our crew will also take you some photos, so you can have this one of the life time experience photographed!

 

snorkling

 

Our captain and the team will take care of you, and also prepare you a delicious paella- a typical spanish dish, which for sure you have heard of. Also you will enjoy the fruit skewer, and  the drinks (which include wine, beer, and the soft drinks) during all the trip.

 

Just think of that- having a delicious meal with a first class view from our Catamaran.

 

paella with first class views

 

If the weather permits us we will take a tour around full Lobos island, where you will be able to see the lighthouse, the Volcano Montaña La Caldera, 127 meters (417 feet) above the sea level. If the swell is too big, we will just make the half tour, for your safety. On the way back we will see the cost of Fuerteventura, which also look amazing from this side of the sea. You will admire the volcanoes, dunes, and all the coast line of  Corralejo. 

 

perfect trip to spend with your love!

 

enjoying the views

 

In the end of the trip we will provide you the brief how to download the photos, which are all included in the price of the trip.

 

If you are up to make something different during your holiday, and you have been always dreaming of having the experience of the luxurious catamaran trip, Adults Only excursion with Fuertecharter  the trip just for you! As its one of our most demanding products, make sure you book it with some advance.

 

Remember to bring sun cream, glasses, bikini, a cap, and good humor!

 

SUP practical guide for our FuerteCharter boat trips

For some years Stand Up Paddle (SUP) has become a sport of great importance, having more and more followers every day. One of the attractions we offer in our Fuertecharter boat trips to the island of Lobos is making contact with this sport, as we have SUP boards, among other “toys”, to make your visit to the nearby island truly unforgettable.

SUP is a sport whose bases are very easy to learn and it’s suitable for all ages and for family practice. Yes, it is true that, when trying to catch waves in SUP, knowledge of the environment and much more practice is required, but learning how to manage the board and paddle on flat waters is a challenge at almost everybody’s reach.
The boards we have in FuerteCharter are high volume initiation boards, which makes learning faster.

SUP Fuertecharter

SUP, apart from being fun, is a very healthy sport, because it makes us get into shape without even realising. Thanks to SUP we strengthen the upper part of our body, our arms, back and abs with each oar stroke. Moreover we also excecise our legs, whose muscles are always active to keep balance on the board. Improving our balance we’ll favour the control over our own body, which will help us in our daily life and also to practise other sports.

Excursiones Fuertecharter | Guía de SUP

First steps when learning SUP
In FuerteCharter you approach this sport making a first contact with the material on flat and calm waters. It’s not a SUP lesson as such, but something more casual. If you want to learn more about this sport, we recommend attending a school where you get the basic notions, but if you decide to learn on your own, here we leave you a few basic tips:

  • To learn, rent before buying equipment: the type of board and paddles will depend on your size, weight, constitution … so it is better to try several equipments to see which one works best for you.
  • Protect your body from the sun and the board with a wetsuit, in case the water is cold, or with a lycra, if it’s hot.
  • We must be careful not to have obtacles around or other people we can hurt. Keep in mind that SUP boards are very bulky and can do much harm, as well as the paddle, which we can move uncontrollably and cause an accident.
  • To go on the SUP board we will do it from the rear part, leaning over our chest and trying to reach the middle part. Once there we will try to kneel down on the table, and in this position will perform our first paddle strokes thus trying to get used to the feeling.
  • When we feel confident enough , we’ll try to stand on the middle of the board, bending our knees to lower the centre of gravity.
  • With soft and slow movements we’ll begin to perform the first paddle strokes. With practice we’ll realise that the paddle is our foothold in the water.
    We must always grab the paddle by its handle and not by the blade, and try to never let it go in the water, not even when we fall.Excursiones Fuertecharter | Guía de SUP
    If once you have tried this sport you want to keep progressing we suggest resorting to professionals, such as the ones in Redshark, to advise you. Remember that SUP, in modalities such as waves, is a quite more complex sport than just practising in flat water, so if you have not mastered the equipment very well you may have problems with other athletes in the water. Most of all have fun, but be sensible too.

Fuertecharter Team