Brasilia- Brasilia Fishing Charters

Horta Marina
Horta AC, Portugal

In Horta Azores,land for granders, you ‘ll have the chance of fishing with Captain Les Gallagher and his crew. Les has 25 years of experience in the waters around Horta and in Cape Verde, Ghana, Ascension.The renamed banks of Horta like Condor bank, Azores bank and Pricess Alice bank are the best places for giant Blue Marlin.

40’ Blackwatch built in 2005 and custom rigged especially for the giant blue marlin of the Azores. A spacious cockpit, Scoponich chair and one-piece riggers by Rupp along with ample power from twin 450 hp Cummins ‘Diamond Series’. The Blackwatch hull provides a superb ride, excellent manouvreability, comfort and stability, both for running and for working fish.

Blue marlin are our primary target species. Although the average weight of this species is around 500 lb., we frequently encounter much larger specimens of the 800 - 1,200 lb. class. The most blue marlin ever caught by one boat per season was 112 in 1996. Generally, boats that fish a full season may expect to average around 40 - 50 blue marlin captures. In 1997, the largest blue marlin ever landed in the Azores weighed in at 1,307 lb. The fish was caught from the Xacara with Capt. Les Gallagher and Zak Conde. Many similar sized fish and larger have been lost over the years. In all, Horta has hosted 6 blue marlin world records, 4 of which still stand.

Marlin fishing season in the Azores is during the months of July, August and September.
Tuna fishing season in the Azores is during the months of May and June.

Come fish with us! You won’t regret it.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    US$ 1365
    up to 6 persons

About this listing

Boat Specs

Blackwatch (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines.

40 ft
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Brasilia Fishing Charters
Horta, Azores, Portugal
Member since June 2014
Brasilia Fishing Charters specialize in giant blue marlin fishing charters and operate with 4 boats from Horta Marina on the Island of Faial, Azores. Owner - operators of Brasilia Fishing Charters, Captain Louis and Patricia Sougne from Belgium, both very keen anglers enjoying some of the world’s finest blue marlin fishing.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

2.33 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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They gave us a lousy boat. A 31 foot bertrum, which needed some repairs. We did not catch any fish,
but that was not the captains fault. A hurricane had passed the island earlier in the week, fishing wasoff for everyone. I do not think I will charter with again. But I will be back to the Azores next year.

Fished September 5, 2016
Brasilia Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 9, 2016

6 anglers is not possible on a 31 Bertram. Sorry for weather

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