Alabote Sport Fishing Azores

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 Delgrada, on the island of São Miguel, part of the Azores archipelago since 1998.

They fish aboard the “Alabote”, a 32 ft 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, or, if you would 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 also taken on board.

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.

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 Delgrada, on the island of São


Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
Days:
Persons:
  • Full Day Big Game Fishing
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1178 private charter
  • Full Day Coastal Fishing
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 943 private charter
  • Half Day Big Game Fishing
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 707 private charter
  • Half Day Coastal Fishing
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 589 private charter
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About this listing

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
20, 30, 50 lb
Heavy Tackle
80 lb
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Bonito

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (White)
 
Shark (Mako)

 
Spearfish (Shortbill)
 
Swordfish

 
Tuna (Bigeye)
 
Tuna (Bluefin)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Game Fisher
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Twin sounders, dual accuracy
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
200 litres, removable
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Lee
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Game Fisher
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano, Alutecnos
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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
Capt. Jose Furtado has been an ‘Ocean Skipper’ since 1993. He has fished all his life, 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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

Boat
Crew
Overall
5 stars
4
4
4 stars
0
0
3 stars
0
0
2 stars
0
0
1 star
0
0
Fished July 31, 2017
Jose Furtado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 6, 2017

Thank you so much Anders…Go Sweeden Go.!!!...

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall

We chartered a whole day big game fishing trip with Alabote July 11th 2017 and had an amazing day at sea. We were told by the captain and owner Jose that this was our home for the day. And the boat was well stocked with water, soft drinks, beer, wine, snacks and lunch all included in the price. The lunch was prepared by the skipper Luis.

Our crew Joâo and Luis were both very friendly and welcoming and did their upmost to see to our comfort. Their hard work with tireless search for fish throughout the day was awarded with apparently the first yellow fin tuna of the season.  After a 2,5 hour fight the 125 kg (290 lb) beauty was caught. During the day we also had the company of countless spotted dolphins and even some sperm whales.

Getting back ashore, we were greeted by Jose, and by his discretion we were received by Chief Joâo at La Cantina who prepared a delicious meal of sushi and grilled tuna steak.

We highly recommend Alabote, and if you are considering big game fishing in Ponta Delgada, Alabote is the boat to book. We would definitely book again for our next trip to the Azores and Ponta Delgada.

Fished July 11, 2017
Jose Furtado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 17, 2017

Thank you so much Mr. Svein. It was indeed a very nice day on the sea and we are more than happy that you have enjoyed that day with us. We just fish with passion! Thank you very much for your kind words and you are more than welcome whenever you want to come again.  All the best from the Azores.
Best regards, Alabote team

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall

I spend a full day on board the Alabote. The crew was very friendly, the Captain told me “This is your boat for today, feel like home”. We tryed to catch tuna all day ... but 2017 is a bad tuna-year for the azores, as I was told that happens every 6 or 7 years ... bad luck. We spend two hours more on the water and the captain was trying to find fish real hard and when the day was finally over he was as sad as me about not catching a fish, we even got a “no-fish” discout on our charge.
Butt over all we had a grat day at the seas on the probably best boat in town. We saw a lot of dolphins and even a sea turtle.

Fished June 19, 2017
Jose Furtado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 4, 2017

Mr. Peter Schlemmer, was a pleasure to have you onboard. As always, we try hard to catch some fish and have fun. We just love to hear the reels screaming and to see happy faces onboard. We really hope to see you again next time, when the season will gets better. Thank you and all the best, Alabote team.

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall