Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game

Ocean Fun & Fishing offers a wide range of fishing trips, depending on the time you have or the type of fishing you want to try your hand at. Captain Joao Azevedo e Melo will take you fishing the surrounding blue waters of Algarve from Vila Real de Santo António to Sagres and make sure you have an unforgettable fishing experience. Team Ocean Fun & Fishing won the 2019 XXI Tavira OffShore Classic Marlin Cup with a Blue Marlin as their trophy catch!

Fish aboard a 26’ Starfisher 840 with a 230 HP Volvo Penta KAMD43P 169kW built in 2002, restored in 2017, and perfectly maintained up to this day. This beauty is ready for blue water battles, with outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and the latest electronics to make sure you find the fish in no time.

It can cater to up to four guests and features life rafts for 10 people, Humminbird Helix 10 GPS and fishfinder, satellite mobile phone IsatPhone2, live bait tank, and many other goodies. The boat also comes with a bed, comfortable seats, bathroom, kitchen with a refrigerator and an ice box, microwave, multimedia system, and a TV with sport channels.

You’ll have the opportunity to fish for pelagic species following sustainability regulations (mostly tag and release, but you’ll get to keep Mahi). The captain will take you after Blue and White Marlin, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Mako Shark, Mahi, and others up to 45 miles offshore. The big game season in Algarve opens in June/July and goes until September/October (sometimes later, depending on the weather).

The charter will cover all the fishing licenses, along with the best gear by Shimano and Penn, lures, and bait. Spearfishing and snorkeling equipment is also included, recommended on longer trips. You will also have quality drinks and traditional Portuguese snacks on board. 

So if you need to take some time off, Ocean Fun & Fishing will do everything to help you charge your batteries. You just have to relax and enjoy.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Blue Marlin - Extended Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 20 - Oct 31
    $1,278
    price breakdown
    $1,278
    On this 10-hour trip, you'll start fishing from 20 to 40 miles offshore in the seamounts "Picos Hermíneos". You'll be mostly using light and heavy tackle for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and many other prestigious species.
  • Private trip
    White Marlin - Extended Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 20 - Oct 31
    $1,046
    price breakdown
    $1,046
    If you're itching to spend 10 incredible hours fishing, this is the trip for you. You'll be battling White Marlin or other. Anywhere from 5 miles offshore using light tackle.
  • Private trip
    White Marlin - Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 13 - Oct 31
    $639
    price breakdown
    $639
    If you're itching to spend 5 incredible hours fishing, this is the trip for you. You'll be battling White Marlin or other. Anywhere from 5 miles offshore using light tackle.
  • Private trip
    BLUEFIN TUNA - Catch & Release
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 29 - Aug 1
    $570
    price breakdown
    $570
    If you're itching to spend a incredible mooring or afternoon fishing, this is the trip for you. You'll be battling Bluefin Tuna, or other pelagic species anywhere from 5 miles offshore using heavy tackle.
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About the Captain

Joao Azevedo e Melo
Olhão, Faro, Portugal
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2 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2018
I´m Captain Joao Azevedo e Melo, the owner and operator of Ocean Fun & Fishing. I have been fishing since I was 5 years old with my father out of an old wooden boat restored by us, in Lagoa de Albufeira. During my professional career, I have always been in contact with boats, sea, and fishing. Since 2013, I have been focusing on big game fishing, and have participated in several tournaments. That was also when I acquired a Starfisher 840. I also have a Cap Camarat 5.5, both owned by my company. Ocean Fun & Fishing offers the opportunity to practice pelagic species fishing, following sustainable tag and release regulations.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Starfisher 840 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 230HP Volvo Penta KAMD43P 169kW engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   October 16, 2019
Fantastic day fishing Joao and Andre. They are very knowledgeable and speak excellent English. Food was lovely. Saw dolphins...
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VERIFIED   September 2, 2019
The Captain and first mate are just wonderful guys! The boat and all equipment is top notch. They prepared great snacks and...
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