Alabote Sport Fishing Azores

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out of 5 stars from 8 reviews See all 8 reviews
Pontoon B ‘Pêro De Teive’…
Ponta Delgada AC, Portugal

Alabote Sport Fishing Charters specializes in trolling for big game species such as Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin, Bigeye, Yellowfin, and Longfin Tuna, Mako Shark, and Swordfish. They have been operating out of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel that is a part of the Azores archipelago, since 1998.

Your experienced crew is made up of an expert captain and two deck mates, one of whom is a marine biologist. The whole crew has extensive experience of fishing the local waters, having lived and fished in the Azores all their lives.

They fish aboard the “Alabote,” a 32’ Bayliner Explorer 3270 that was built in the USA and has undergone a full restoration by the captain and owner of the company. The boat is well equipped with everything you need for big game fishing, with a very spacious deck, a Game Fisher fighting chair, a range of Garmin electronics and full safety equipment. The boat is powered by twin 260 HP Yanmar engines and can comfortably cater for up to six anglers.

You will be fishing with top of the range big-game equipment, with 80 lb Shimano Tiagra reels and Penn International curved butt rods supplied. If you prefer to fish with stand up tackle, Alutecnos stand-up rods are also available. Penn and Shimano light tackle of 20, 30, and 50 lb weight is also provided and Australian style bucket and stand-up harnesses are taken on board as well.

The charter will also include water, beer, and even red and white wine! Lunch is available on full day trips - you’ll enjoy some of the tastiest fish, chicken, and fried potatoes. Live bait is caught before the trip and included in the price, as well as catch cleaning and filleting. No minimum age for children, so make sure to bring them and create unforgettable family memories!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Big Game Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Dec
    US$ 1173
    up to 6 persons
    This 'Big Game Fishing' trip includes fishing for Tunas (Bluefin, Bigeye, Yellowfin, and Albacore), Marlins (Blue, White), Spearfish, Swordfish, and Sharks (Mako, Blue, and Hammerhead). It all depends on what you want to target. Tuna season is usually from mid-April to the end of June but the last few years were great for Tuna fishing throughout the year. Marlin season is from August to early October, while Sharks are more commonly caught during summer months.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Coastal Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Dec
    US$ 938
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is available throughout the year and it includes light tackle coastal fishing for Barracuda, Atlantic Bonito, Bluefish, Jacks, Mackerel, Grouper, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Big Game Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Dec
    US$ 703
    up to 6 persons
    The early bird gets the worm, as well as the best opportunity to go big game fishing without spending too much time on the water. Depending on the season and your fishing desires, you'll be targeting Sharks, Tunas, and Marlins.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Big Game Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Dec
    US$ 703
    up to 6 persons
    If you don't have enough time on your hands, but are still itching to go big game fishing, this afternoon trip is exactly what the doctor ordered. You'll be chasing Tunas from mid-April to the end of June, Marlins from August to early October, and Sharks during summer months.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Coastal Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Dec
    US$ 586
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip will take you on a light tackle coastal adventure in pursuit of Grouper, Mackerel, Jacks, Barracuda, Bluefish, and who knows what else.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Coastal Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Dec
    US$ 586
    up to 6 persons
    Avoid the traffic and go chasing Barracuda, Jacks, Grouper, Bluefish, and many others on this exciting afternoon trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish
Bonito
Mackerel (Atlantic)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Shark (Mako)
Spearfish (Longbill)

Swordfish
Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Bayliner Explorer 3270 () originally built in 1981, and restored in 1998. Powered by 2 260HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Jose Furtado
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Member since November 2014
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Capt. Jose Furtado has been an ocean Skipper since 1993. He has fished all his life, for more than half a century, starting fishing from the rocks at the age of three! By the time he was 12, he had bought his first boat, a kayak that allowed him to fish out at sea. After progressing through boats of increasing size through his life, he finally acquired the 'Alabote', when he was 35.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 95%

Customer Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Fished July 18, 2018
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Fished July 7, 2018
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Captain Furtado and his assistant delivered a nice leasurely coastal trolling experience (we caught a few baracuda’s, some lizard fish and some groupers) on a quality boat and with a top quality service and equipment. He knows the waters and the fish and speaks excellent English. Furthermore, he was very attentive to our 4 teenagers, explaining everything about the boat and the fish, and the ocean and the equipment, allowing them to go everywhere on the boat and try everything. If you look for a good fishing experience for a big family group, look no further. Book a trip with captain Furtado.

Fished July 3, 2018
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