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Test your Strength against Bluefin Tuna

Great news for the 2023 Tuna season....


Fast, exciting & magnificent

Catch Giant Bluefin Tuna from Plymouth

FORTUNA II has been granted a license to target Bluefin for a scientific program run by CEFAS. Season starts from August 14th until December 15th. Our aim is to be the top tagging boat for the 3rd year running.

CHART tuna program

Catch, Tag, Measure and Release

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We look forward to fishing with old and new friends. Are you ready to fight a monster...?

Tuna License

Experienced Skipper

12m Catamaran

Fully Equipped

About Us

Fishing Charters & Excursions

Mark Jury, operator and skipper of Fortuna Charters, is fully licensed to target Bluefin Tuna in the UK under the government CatcH And Release Tagging (CHART) tuna program.

With over 35 years experience of tuna fishing from various locations around the world, Mark offers deep sea tuna fishing charters and excursions from Plymouth in his 12m Powerglide catamaran, Fortuna II.

  • Catches over 700lbs
  • Make new friends
  • Spot whales & dolphins
  • Tag teaming on fight
  • 60min fight time limit
  • Sore arms guaranteed


2022 Fishing Season

We ended with 217 Bluefin Tuna from 53 days with the biggest estimated approx 700lbs and the smallest estimated around 150lbs.


Giant Bluefin Tuna

The waters off the coast of Plymouth are home to some of the fastest species of fish on the planet, the Giant Bluefin Tuna. These powerful beasts can grow up to 12ft long and weigh in at over 600kg. Despite their size, they can take line off your reel at 46mph making them one of the most exciting and magnificent fish to catch on UK shorelines.

  • Up to 12ft long
  • Weigh over 600kg
  • Strong & fast
  • Reel speed at 46mph

How It Works!

Bluefin Tuna Data Collection Programme

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has selected Mark Jury of Fortuna Charters as one of the 25 skippers in the CHART programme to take out paying customers to catch Atlantic Bluefin tuna in English waters for 2022. The fishing season will run between 15 August and 11 December 2022.

Our Boat

Fortuna II

Fortuna II is a 12m powerglide catamaran with a 5.1m beam, very stable. Fully rigged for fighting Giant Bluefin Tuna with:- Lees Outriggers, Lees HD swivel rod holders, Murray Bros fighting chair, flybridge for long range spotting, cockpit controls for fighting/handling, twin 400hp engines. Fishing equipment:- 4x 80lb trolling rods and reels, 4x 80lb stand up rods and reels, appropriate harnesses and more end tackle than necessary.

Our HQ


We operate from Plymouth Yacht Haven, Devon. Rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breath-taking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Explore the stunning coastline and fish for Bluefin Tuna with us.



Please use the form below to enquire about booking a fishing charter with us from Plymouth Yacht Haven.

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    Plymouth Yacht Haven, UK

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