Bolhas Tours

Bolhas Tours are based out of the Sesimbra Marina, just 50 minutes drive south of Lisbon in what is known as one of the best beach towns in Portugal. They operate all year round and offer deep sea fishing and snorkeling tours in beautiful surroundings on the Atlantic Ocean.

Their 32’ Teaser offshore sport fishing boat was specifically to tackle the area’s waters. It is powered by twin 200 HP Volvo engines and is fitted with top of the range electronics by Simrad, including a GPS, fishfinder, radar, and sonar, as well as a Navicom DSC VHF radio. The boat has a covered area to protect you from the elements and it is fitted with an enclosed bathroom. There is a live bait tank on board, and downriggers are included for the best fishing experience.

Bolhas Tours use a variety of techniques on their fishing trips, including trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, and using handlines. They target a variety of species, including Red Sea Bream, Gilthead Bream, Sea Bream, Red Snapper, Croaker, Courbine (Meagre), and Swordfish.

Their all-inclusive trips don’t only include the use of all the tackle and bait you’ll need to target this diverse fishery, but also give you the chance to sample local cheese, wine, and other snacks. Please note there is a limit to the number of fish the clients can take home at the end of the day.

Whether you are a novice angler who wants a fun day out catching small fish with your family and friends or are a pro who is looking for a trophy fish, Bolhas Tours will make sure your trip is one to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - All Inclusive
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $161
    Half day of fishing in Sesimbra. This an ideal trip for families and groups who want great fishing experience. A welcome drink is served during the morning. Daily tours all year round, up to 8 participants.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - All Inclusive
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 1
    $1,074
    In this program we will departure from Sesimbra at 7:00 AM heading towards the Espichel Cape fishing grounds. There we will target Sea Breams, Snappers and other breams and congros. All is included, tackle rods and reels, we provide a morning snack and a light lunch with drinks. Return to Sesimbra Harbour at 15:00 PM
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - All Inclusive
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $805
    In this program we will departure from Sesimbra at 7:00 AM heading towards the Espichel Cape fishing grounds. There we will target Sea Breams, Snappers and other breams and congros. All is included, tackle rods and reels, we provide a morning snack and a light lunch with drinks. Return to Sesimbra Harbour at 15:00 PM
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About the Charter Operator

Bolhas Tours
Sesimbra, Setubal, Portugal
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since May 2014
We started Bolhas Tour in 2013, following a long time passion for fishing. We are a team of experienced fisherman and skipper doing cruises and fishing expeditions for the following kinds of Fish: Red Sea Bream, Gilt-Head Bream, Sea Bream, Dentex, Croacker, Courbine, Swordfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Common Pandora Common Pandora
Dentex Dentex
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Swordfish Swordfish

Boat Specs

Teaser (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 200HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
3 to 5 nautical miles from Sesimbra´s Harbour
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
30-80 meters deep

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Evia and Williamson
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Under request
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Under request
Ice Box
120 Ltrs Igloo
Toilet
GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Under request

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Snacks
Drinks
Welcome Drink and bottle waters
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
10 Kg per client plus the larger fish
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The crew on the way home after a great fishery!
Half day trip
Full day species trip
Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Joe F.
Lisbon, Lisbon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip from Lisbon

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - All Inclusive on May 8, 2022
Myself and 3 friends had a trip today with Bolhas whilst visiting Lisbon. I can honestly say it was such a brilliant experience....
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Darren B.
Ashland, MA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day species trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Croacker Trip on June 20, 2018
Pedro and Tiago took me and 2 friends out for the day off Sesimbra on June 20th, 2018 in search of as many species of fish...
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Nicole M.
St. Catharines, ON
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
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - All Inclusive on September 24, 2018
Had a really great time , crew was super nice and we caught quite a few fish !
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FAQs about Bolhas Tours

Bolhas Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • €75 per person - Half Day Trip - All Inclusive (5 hours)
  • €500 per day per person - Full Day Trip - All Inclusive (2 days)
  • €750 per group, additional €80 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip - All Inclusive (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bolhas Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Simrad )
  • Fishfinder (Simrad)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Under request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers (Under request)
  • Ice Box (120 Ltrs Igloo)

Trips booked with Bolhas Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Welcome Drink and bottle waters)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Bolhas Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (3 to 5 nautical miles from Sesimbra´s Harbour)
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (30-80 meters deep)

Bolhas Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping (Evia and Williamson)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bolhas Tours include:
  • Common Pandora
  • Dentex
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Swordfish