Mandrake Fishing Charters

Mandrake is a big game fishing charter boat operated by Aquasares, with Captain Bruno Sares, and first mate Guilherme Mestre. Their goal is to make sure their clients/friends get the unique experience of fighting a big fish, either Giant Bluefin Tuna, Big Blue Marlin, or the elusive White Marlin.

The boat is a very well restored Lurs 35’ Tournament Flybridge, powered by twin 350HP Caterpillar engines, that cruise at 18kn and have a top velocity of 22kn. This sportfishing vessel has everything you need for a day on the water, and more. You’ll find a galley, a private bathroom, a bed, and a fighting chair. Enjoy a spacious deck for your fishing battles.

The trip will take you anywhere from 5 to 15 miles off the coast, where you can target Bluefin Tuna, White Marlin, and all game fish. Eventually, you can set your sights on Blue Marlin and go 45 miles out to Picos Herminios, a seamount offshore that is a "Pit Stop" for pelagic billfish, a total must when it comes to fishing grounds.

You’ll be provided with top-quality equipment from Shimano, Sunrise, Avet, Penn, Fronteira lures, Mustad, Eagle Claw, Iland lures, Squid nation teasers, and others. Your fishing licenses are also covered, as well as soft drinks and light lunch. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks and drinks and don’t forget your sun protection.

Mandrake Fishing Charters welcomes you aboard! Start your big game adventure here!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Game Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 10 - Oct 31
    $763
    The fishing grounds are quite near shore, up to 15 miles out. Go light tackle trolling with small lures and fresh bait, for the game fish around, such as Skipjack, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, and eventually White Marlin. Come and spend a fun day on the sea, with the possibility of bringing your dinner to a barbecue.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Aug 5
    $1,119
    The fishing trip of a lifetime, fighting a giant Bluefin Tuna up to 800lbs, just 5 miles offshore. You will need to prepare yourself to see massive schools of big fish jumping all around you and getting double and triple hookups. What a day! Join with your friends and come have the fight of your life. And don't forget, the best memories are the ones done offshore.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – White Marlin
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Oct 31
    $1,119
    You'll head out up to 15 miles offshore, using light tackle for trolling with fresh bait. The main start of this trip is White Marlin! Spend the the day testing your Bait and switch skills against a bunch of Whites, sometimes releasing double digits. Blue Marlin can be found as well!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Blue Marlin
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 31
    $1,374
    A trip deep offshore, 20 to 40 miles out, trolling for Big Blue Marlin up to 1000 lbs. Come and spend the whole day testing your angling skills against some of the trophy fish found in the area. You'll be targeting Blue Marlin and White Marlin for some rod-bending action!
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About the Captain

Mandrake Fishing
Tavira, Faro District, Portugal
3 Fishing Reports
3 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2022
Take a trip with the captain who specializes in big game fishing! He has been targeting these predators his whole life and can show you how to catch them.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Boat specs

Lurs (Flybridge) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 350HP Caterpilar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
From 5 to 45 miles out (we go were the fish is)

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
For White Marlin and Game Fish
Heavy Tackle
For Blue Marlin and Giant Bluefin
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
With Bait and teasers or Lures
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
Gibi Tournament
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano, Sunrise, Avet...
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Water, soft drinks or beer
First Mate
Tip is customary
Fishing License
Lunch
Ligth lunch

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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
Little Tunny or Dourados
Crew Keeps Catch
Bluefin Tuna (accident death)
Catch and Release Allowed
for all species
Catch and Release Mandatory
For Billfish

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Great trip with a great crew
Great trip with a great crew
Fishing for white marlin
+3
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Mario F.
Albufeira, Portugal
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip with a great crew

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour Trip – Blue Marlin on September 7, 2022
After being fishing in Panama an Mexico I wanted to try some european spot with my girlfriend for big game fishing. Organization...
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Jan S.
Sao Joao Dos Montes, Portugal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing for white marlin

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Game Fishing on August 11, 2022
We had an excellent experience and were so lucky to catch a white marlin. The captain and fisherman did their ultimate best...
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Roman T.
Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mandrake

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna on June 20, 2022
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FAQs about Mandrake Fishing Charters

Mandrake Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • €750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Game Fishing (6 hours)
  • €1,100 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (7 hours)
  • €1,100 per group - 8 Hour Trip – White Marlin (8 hours)
  • €1,350 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Blue Marlin (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Mandrake Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair Gibi Tournament
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers Gibi 8m
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Mandrake Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Sunrise, Avet...)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks or beer)
  • First Mate (Tip is customary )
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Ligth lunch)

Mandrake Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (From 5 to 45 miles out (we go were the fish is))

Mandrake Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (For White Marlin and Game Fish)
  • Heavy Tackle (For Blue Marlin and Giant Bluefin)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (With Bait and teasers or Lures)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mandrake Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Spearfish (Longbill)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)