Join Tightlines Portugal on an incredible adventure off the beautiful coast of Portimão. Your captain for the day, Mario, is a local angler with decades of experience fishing the Algarve region. He caters his trips to deep sea enthusiasts, looking to go offshore in search of big trophy fish, but can also accommodate beginners as well.

Your boat for the day is a 27’ Starfisher offshore vessel, equipped with all the amenities necessary for a successful day on the water. She comes with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, outriggers, a multimedia system, and a private toilet. The boat is spacious, accommodating up to 6 guests, and children above the ages of 6 are welcome aboard.

You’ll have the chance to choose between a wide range of techniques, including trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, popping, and drifting. Some of your target species include Dentex, Common Pandora, Gilt-head Seabream, and Conger Eel. You’ll also be able to go after big game fish such as Blue and White Marlin, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi.

Capt. Mario keeps an assortment of top-quality brands of fishing equipment you can use. Your fishing license, as well as catch cleaning and filleting services, are also included in the price. All you have to bring is sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and your choice of food and beverages.

Invite the family on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the Algarve region of Portugal. Capt. Mario will take care of everything you need so you can enjoy fun day of fishing. Start planning your getaway today and choose Tightlines Portugal for your next fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $482
    On this trip, your main focus is bottom fishing. You'll be able to hook into species like Dentex, Common Pandora, Conger Eel, and Gilt-head Seabream. Your captain will supply the rods and reels, as well as your fishing license. Just remember to bring sun protection and feel free to pack some snacks and drinks for the ride.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 5
    US $536
    Your main target on this trip is Mako Shark. This tough-fighting fish will give you a run for your money, so be sure to bring extra elbow grease and willpower to subdue the beast! Rods, reels, tackle, and licenses are included in the price. Just be sure to bring some sun protection and feel free to bring your own food and beverages.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 5
    US $804
    This trip will see you chasing the prestigious Bluefin Tuna off the beautiful coast of Portimão. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included in the price. All you have to bring is sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and snacks and drinks, and you're all set!
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – White Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 31
    US $1,286
    Your main target species on this trip is White Marlin. Your captain will provide all necessary fishing tackle and bait, and your fishing license is included as well. Just be sure to bring sun protection and feel free to bring some snacks and drinks for the ride.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Caught fish
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Brandon W.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Trip for Brandon on June 27, 2023
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Ren G.
London, United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Bottom fishing day trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on July 27, 2023
Although sea temp was down way below 20C we still got onto 2 purple patches and managed to have loads of fun! My son hooked...
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Jean P.
Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Shark on July 21, 2023
Great crew, great day, great experience, great fish! The skipper, Mario, can share photos and videos. I do not...
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Finn V.
Vila Real, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on July 17, 2023
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Chris C.
Lagos, Portugal
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on June 20, 2023
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FAQs about Tightlines – Portimão

Tightlines – Portimão offers the following trips to customers:
  • €450 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (7 hours)
  • €500 per group, additional €50 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Shark (7 hours)
  • €750 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (7 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – White Marlin (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Tightlines – Portimão, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box Cooler

Trips booked with Tightlines – Portimão include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Tightlines – Portimão offers the following types of fishing:
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Tightlines – Portimão offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (for marlin only limited trolling for tuna )
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (we love to do this whilst shark fishing its fun)
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing (best way for sharks and works for Tuna chunking)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tightlines – Portimão include:
  • Common Pandora
  • Conger Eel
  • Dentex
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Tightlines Portugal
Portimão, Faro District, Portugal
18 Customer reviews
Response time 13 hours
Member since April 2016
Tightlines Portugal is a dynamic duo of professional captains who have fished all over the world. Skippers Martin and Mario have over 6 decades of experience and have fished far and wide – from Portugal all the way to Australia. Capt. Martin competes in the World Marlin Championship, the prestigious Marlin tournament organized on every 4th of July. Capt. Mario has been fishing his whole life, owns a tackle shop, and makes gear for the Portuguese national fishing team. They love meeting people from all over the globe and introducing them to the beautiful world of fishing in Portugal!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Starfisher (Sportfishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 260HP Volvo Penta engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
for marlin only limited trolling for tuna
Spinning
Jigging
we love to do this whilst shark fishing its fun
Popping
Drift Fishing
best way for sharks and works for Tuna chunking
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Cooler

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Ages 6 & older (life jackets included)
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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