Discover the pristine waters of southern Portugal with Alvor Boat Trip. Let Captain Luis Lourenço take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds on the eastern Atlantic! As the owner of the first official charter service in Alvor, Capt. Luis has seen it and caught it all. From monster pelagics to delicious bottom-feeders, he’s become known as the “fish whisperer,” always knowing where to be at the right time.

Your boat for the day is a 28’ Starfisher. She’s an offshore sport fishing vessel designed for deep sea expeditions, accommodating up to 10 guests per trip. She is fully outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment and safety gear. She’s decked out with a private toilet and a bed, making her perfect for long offshore trips. The boat is also wheelchair accessible with a ramp, child-friendly, and spacious with ample seating. Sit back and enjoy the view!

You won’t have to travel too far to reach some of the diverse fisheries off the coast of Alvor. It’ll take you 45 minutes until you can start hooking offshore pelagics such as Mahi Mahi and Tuna. In just 20 minutes, you’ll be bottom fishing over reefs to target Conger Eel, Triggerfish, Dentex, Common Pandora, and John Dory.

On longer trips, you’ll be able to battle against apex predators, such as Mako and Blue Shark, while shorter trips will see you targeting local favorites such as Gilt-head and European Seabass. No matter which trip you choose, Capt. Luis will provide top-notch tackle, made by Penn, Daiwa, and Tica, so you can fish like a pro.

Your fishing license is also covered, so just be sure to bring a valid photo ID, and you’re all set. Capt. Luis also keeps water, juice, and beer on board, but feel free to bring snacks and store them in his cooler.

Arrive at Alvor Harbor 15 minutes prior to departure and get ready to create lasting memories. Alvor Boat Trips will put you on incredible fish and show you a great time. Book your trip today and experience southern Portugal like a true local!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $68
    This shared trip is perfect for the whole family, especially those with small children. It's the perfect amount of time to keep the focus of younger kids and the fish you'll be targeting are great for little ones and beginners. Travel time is only 20 minutes each way to the fishing grounds, so you'll have a full hour and 20 minutes of fishing time. Fishing equipment is supplied along with refreshments (water, juice, beer). Book this trip and get ready for an exciting day of fishing!
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $68
    This shared trip is designed for the family to enjoy some laid back, relaxing fishing. Capt. Luis is great at keeping the kids engaged and entertained for a full 2 hours. This trip is also ideal for beginners and novice anglers. Travel time is only 20 minutes to and from the fishing grounds, so you'll have an hour and 20 minutes of fishing. Fishing tackle and beverages (water, juice, beer) are included in the price. Get ready for a fun adventure off the southern tip of Portugal and book today!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $103
    On this shared trip, you'll depart from Alvor Harbor and travel to the reef for bottom fishing. You'll target Conger Eel, Dentex, Common Pandora, John Dory, Triggerfish, and many more! Bait, tackle, fishing licenses, and beverages are all included in the price. Just arrive at the dock 15 minutes before departure, bring your ID for the fishing license, pack some snacks, and don't forget the sunscreen! Everything else will be taken care of so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $103
    On this shared adventure, get ready to target delicious bottom-dwellers, such as Dentex, Conger Eel, John Dory, Triggerfish, Common Pandora, and more! You'll meet at Alvor Harbor 15 minutes prior to departure and head out for the reefs to bottom fish all afternoon. Bait, tackle, fishing licenses, and beverages are all included in the price. Just be sure to bring your ID for the purpose of obtaining your license, pack some snacks, sunscreen, and a hat and get ready for an incredible adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $570
    Get ready for an exciting adventure off the southern coast of Portugal! You'll travel 45 minutes to the fishing grounds where you'll be able to either troll, bottom fish, or drift for a range of different species. Your targets include Mahi Mahi, Atlantic Mackerel, Tuna, and more! Please note, departure time is flexible. Just contact the captain before your trip to discuss your plans. Everything you need is already included, just show up at Alvor Harbor 15 minutes before your trip and get ready to fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $570
    Discover the prolific waters of Alvor with Capt. Luis! It takes about 45 minutes to reach the fishing grounds where you'll choose one of the many techniques that the captain specializes in. You'll be able to target Atlantic Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, European Seabass, Gilt-head, and more! Everything you need for a fun and productive trip is included. Just arrive at Alvor Harbor 15 minutes prior to departure and get ready for some exciting action off the southern coast of Portugal!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $741
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $912
    This 8-hour trip provides the most fishing time, increasing your range of target species so you're most likely to go home with a delicious fish you can throw on the grill! Your target species include Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Conger Eel, Dentex, and various Shark species, such as Mako and Blue Shark. Bait, tackle, fishing licenses, and beverages are included in the price. Just be sure to arrive 15 minutes early and bring an ID for your license. Everything else will be covered so you can focus on the catch!
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About the Captain

Luis Lourenço
Alvor, Faro District, Portugal
Angler's Choice
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Luis Lourenço has been fishing off the coast of Alvor his whole life, as his forefathers did before him. He worked on fishing charters and cruises for many years until he decided to begin his own charter service in 1997. Alvor Boat Trips was the first official fishing guide service in the town of Alvor and has become a successful business for him and his family. Capt. Luis loves being out on his boat and connecting with people from all over the world. He provides safe and entertaining family-friendly experiences for customers with all levels of fishing experience. Kids ages 3 and up are welcome aboard, and he’s got top-quality safety gear and fishing tackle available for everyone. Book your next adventure with Alvor Boat Trips and get ready for an exciting excursion off the southern coast of Portugal!

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Targeted Species

Common Pandora Common Pandora
Conger Eel Conger Eel
Garfish Garfish
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)

John Dory John Dory
Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel
Seabass (European) European Seabass
Shark (Blue) Blue Shark

Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna

Boat Specs

Starfisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 230HP Volvo engine.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Bottom fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on September 21, 2021
We had a fantastic trip which was made even better by the surprise dolphin sightings. Really great crew who helped the beginners...
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Brilliant half day out fishing with Captain Luiz and Carlos

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on June 24, 2021
I booked this trip for my dad’s birthday and it was even better than we had hoped. Luiz and Carlos were fun and super helpful,...
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Fishing with Luis

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Family Fishing (PM) on October 14, 2021
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on September 2, 2021
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on August 6, 2021
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FAQs about Alvor Boat Trips

Alvor Boat Trips offers the following trips to customers:
  • €30 per person - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fishing (AM) (2 hours)
  • €30 per person - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fishing (PM) (2 hours)
  • €45 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €45 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • €500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • €650 per group - 6 Hour Private (8 hours)
  • €800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Alvor Boat Trips, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Alvor Boat Trips include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Daiwa, & Tica )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water, juice, & beer)
  • First Mate (Tips are always appreciated! )
  • Fishing License (Please bring valid photo ID )

Alvor Boat Trips offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Alvor Boat Trips offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Alvor Boat Trips include:
  • Common Pandora
  • Conger Eel
  • Garfish
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • John Dory
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Seabass (European)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Albacore)