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Wish and Fish is a family owned business, run by Captain Saúl Cruz, a 3rd-generation fisherman. He started fishing with his father and grandfather when he was 4 and he never stopped. He loves meeting new people, helping them to catch fish, and giving his best for them to have an amazing day on the water.

On this adventure, you’ll board a 45’ custom built boat that’s licensed for 12 guests. It’s a state-of-the-art vessel, which has every conceivable sport and gamefishing option fitted. The boat is spacious and comfortable, offering a lot of shade, seating, bathroom facilities, and at the back it also has a ramp and access for a wheelchair.

Reef fishing trips are the best option for a family trip, especially if you have little kids. You’ll target a variety of local fish, such as Dentex, Grouper, Seabream, Common Pandora, and many more. Shark Fishing can be outstanding off the Algarve coast. Blue Sharks are by far the most targeted but you can also catch Mako Sharks. Big game fishing promises a full day of action. You’ll have an opportunity to catch Blue Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more.

Note that some fish have to be released, such as Sharks and most of the offshore species. You can keep the rest of your catch or let the captain donate it to charity.

The captain will provide your rods, reels, lures, and live bait. Fishing licenses are not included and they cost €5 per person. You can purchase them at the marina, right before the trip, so bring your ID as well. Feel free to bring any food and drinks you like and you can also purchase drinks at the bar on board.

Let Wish and Fish show you the beauties of the Algarve coast and let them create an astonishing day for you!



About the Captain

Saúl Cruz
Albufeira, Faro District, Portugal
3 Customer reviews
Member since May 2019
Captain Saúl comes from a family of fishermen. He has been fishing on the water all his life. Saúl had a different company before, but he decided to pursue this dream instead, and devote his time and energy into fishing. He enjoys teaching customers all about the sport, so families and kids are more than welcome. The best part of the job would be meeting new people and helping them make amazing memories. Wish and Fish is a family run business, and they deeply care for their customers and safety.

About this listing

Targeted species

Common Pandora Common Pandora
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Dusky) Dusky Grouper

Boat specs

Custom Built (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 430HP Cummins engine.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Precision rods
Live Bait
Shrimp
Lures
First Mate
Tips are appreciated

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age is 3 for reef fishing; 7+ for other trips
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Sharks, Billfish, offshore fish
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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60th birthday fishing trip
60th birthday fishing trip
Great fishing trip - Definitely recommend!
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Christine F.
United Kingdom
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60th birthday fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Reef Trip on June 1, 2021
Family trip -12 people of mixed ages had a fantastic time reef fishing. We managed to catch a wide range of fish from mackerel...
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Helen R.
Tavira, Portugal
Excellent
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Fishing with Saúl

VERIFIED   3 Hour Reef Trip on June 8, 2021
Helen R. recommends Wish and Fish
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Peter C.
Albufeira, Portugal
Excellent
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Great fishing trip - Definitely recommend!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Reef Trip on July 17, 2019
Had never fished before but the crew were friendly, helpful and experienced, and we were all catching fish very quickly, was...
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FAQs about Wish and Fish

Wish and Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • €500 per group - 3 Hour Reef Trip (3 hours)
  • €600 per group - 4 Hour Reef Trip (4 hours)
  • €700 per group - Shark Trip (5 hours)
  • €1,350 per group - Light Game Trip (6 hours)
  • €1,550 per group - Big Game Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Wish and Fish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Wish and Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Precision rods)
  • Live Bait (Shrimp)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)

Wish and Fish offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Wish and Fish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wish and Fish include:
  • Common Pandora
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Dusky)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)