Ratinho Sport Fishing Charters

Marina Portas Do Mar, Ponta De…
Ponta Delgada AC, Portugal

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Boat Specs

Starfisher () originally built in 2006. Powered by 260HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

28 ft
6 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing

Ratinho Sport Fishing Charters is a family company made up of the father and son team of Capt. João and operator Paulo Mello. This able team has many years experience fishing in the sea of the Azores and offers a variety of fishing charters to all levels of angler who want to experience the thrill of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic.

The team fish aboard a sturdy 28 ft Starfisher 840 that is powered by a 260 HP Yanmar engine that gives it a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. The boat easily accommodates six people and is equipped with all the safety equipment required by the Portuguese coast guard. Not only is this an excellent vessel for fishing the waters around the Azores, it also caters for all your creature comforts throughout the trip. With an enclosed head and indoor seating, as well as a radio and CD player, you will be able to travel in comfort to and from the fishing grounds.

When fishing with Ratinho Sport Charters, you will have the opportunity to use new Penn Torque Star Drag reels, which are some of the longest cast reels on the market. The smooth drag action is particularly rewarding and certainly worth trying out as you head out into the deeps on a game fishing adventure to target Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore, Sharks and more. If you’d rather stay closer to shore, the fishing is equally appealing: depending on the season and conditions you could be fishing for Barracuda, Bluefish, Amberjack, Bonito, Guelly Jack, Grouper, Mackerel and more.

It is impossible to appreciate the paradise of the Azores without seeing it in the the flesh. And if you book with Ratinho, you will be able to make the most of the beautiful coastline while heading out to tackle the game fish of a lifetime. Don’t delay: let the battle begin!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Charter Operator

Paulo Melo
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Member since December 2015
First of all I "respect" the ocean and worry about the preservation of our waters, through education and creativity. The most important thing to appreciate and love the gift of nature. My passion for fishing started when I was 10 years old, it all started for the first time when I went fishing with my grandfather, in Ponta Delgada. From the moment I put the first bait on the hook I got my first fish, and from there I started to like this adrenaline. Over the years that have passed since the first shot, I have learned to love this sport increasingly
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%


  • Marina Portas Do Mar, Ponta Delgada, AC, Portugal, Ponta Delgada
    AC 9500, Portugal