Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV

Looking to go fishing in Vila Real de Santo António? Then Iberopesca Big Game Fishing has a trip with your name on it! With Captain Enrique at the helm, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Depending on where the fish are, you can fish in Spanish or in Portuguese waters. For Blue Marlin, if the weather allows it, you’ll fish 48 miles offshore over 3 underwater mountains called "Picos Herminios," the ideal spot to catch and release a giant. Bonito, Dentex, Seabream, Little Tunny, European Seabass, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Bluefish, White Marlin, and more can be found in these waters, depending on when you go. On these trips, it’s common to troll using light or heavy tackle.

Your offshore trip will be on board a classic of the sea, the legendary Bertram 35’, completely restored in 2020 and equipped with the best gear with custom and handmade rods, Penn reels, Black Bart and Fronteira lures, and various teasers, all included in the price. The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip!

Trips are run with the help of a First Mate, who’s there to help you fish and keep everyone safe on board. Mates work hard to make your trip count, so a 10%–20% gratuity is customary and much appreciated. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (non-spray). There will be snacks and drinks included on board.

Captain Enrique strives to give the fish the best condition to survive, following the rules of Billfish Foundation to help to preserve nature and the wild sea life. They never kill the fish, only take it if it arrives on the boat completely dead. All the trips are catch and release.

Now, come aboard with Iberopesca Big Game Fishing and get hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $745
    You can fish all year for big Seabass, Mackerel, very big Corvina (Black Jewfish), and small and medium bottom fish.
    Targeted fish
    Gilt-head (Seabream)
    Gilt-head (Seabream)
    Seabass (European)
    European Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Dentex
    Dentex
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Reef
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,125
    You can fish all year for big Seabass, Mackerel, very big Corvina (Black Jewfish), and small and medium bottom fish.
    Targeted fish
    Gilt-head (Seabream)
    Gilt-head (Seabream)
    Seabass (European)
    European Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Dentex
    Dentex
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Black Jewfish
    Black Jewfish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 10 - Aug 5
    US $1,286
    Enjoy one of the most exciting sportfishing adventure, without traveling out of continental Europe. You can fight with the strongest fish in the ocean, which usually weigh between 200–900 pounds. Be ready to fish between 5 and 12 miles of the shore to see a lot of Tuna and Mahi jumping and eating bait balls of Mackerel or sardines. You usually fish in a spot with calm seas and frequently with multiple bites and hook up at the same time. This trip is seasonal.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • 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 20
    US $1,286
    You will fish from 8–20 miles offshore to target White Marlin. We fish with light tackle and natural bait (bait and switch or trolling Mackerel or mullets) with circular hooks and teasers. Sometimes giant Blue Marlin appear in our boat wake, and for this, we always have one heavy tackle in the water. We practice catch and release. On a good day, you can release double digits. This trip is seasonal.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Blue Marlin
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 30 - Sep 30
    US $2,133
    We travel 48 miles offshore to Picos Herminios, a hotspot with 3 underwater mountains over 1000 meters deep until 180 meters off the surface, to fish giant Blue Marlin with lures and fresh bait. Based on the weather, we will decide if fishing there is feasible some days before the trip to avoid very rough seas. In this spot, we fish with one light tackle for White Marlin, who are usually in excellent numbers and hungry. This trip is seasonal.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
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VERIFIED   One our fish or sail on August 31, 2023
The BEST charter where i fish. I fish each holidays in many parts of the world and this Its me best Big Game fishing...
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FAQs about Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV

Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV offers the following trips to customers:
  • €695 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef (4 hours)
  • €1,050 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Reef (8 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (8 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – White Marlin (8 hours)
  • €1,990 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Blue Marlin (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV include:
  • Black Jewfish
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (European)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)

Meet the Captain

Enrique Arduan Galdames
Vila Real de Santo António, Faro District, Portugal
1 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2023
With 20 years of experience, Captain Enrique specializes in big game fishing with lures and fresh bait. He aims to provide a unique adventure fighting with the strongest fish on very calm seas, making it a comfortable trip aboard the mythic Bertram 35' fishing machine. "We would be delighted to have you, your friends, and family (kids from 8 years and up) enjoy a safe, fun, and exciting fishing day."

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Dentex Dentex

Boat specs

Bertram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 250HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
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.
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Allowed
Always release the fish, unless the fish died
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Visa
Bank Transfer