Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game

With Captain Joao Azevedo e Melo as the skipper, you will be fishing in the blue waters of Algarve you can have an unforgettable fishing experience. The Ocean Fun & Fishing company offers the opportunity to fish pelagic species, following sustainability regulations (catch, tag, and release).

Fish aboard a 26’ Starfisher 840 with a 230 HP Volvo Penta KAMD43P 169kW built in 2002, restored in 2017, and again in 2022. This beauty is ready for blue water battles, with outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and the latest electronics to ensure you find the fish in no time.

The boat can take up to four guests fishing and features a HONDEX HE-773 III-Di sonar and fishfinder, a Humminbird Helix 10 GPS and fishfinder, satellite phone IsatPhone2, all the licenses and safety equipment. The boat also comes with a bed, comfortable seats, bathroom, kitchen with a refrigerator, an ice box, and a multimedia system.

The crew will take you after Blue and White Marlin, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Mako Shark, Mahi, and others up to 20 miles offshore. The big game season in Algarve opens in June/July and goes until September/October (sometimes later, depending on the weather). This is the only spot in Europe where you can find these species.

The charter will cover all the fishing licenses, along with the best gear by Shimano and Penn, live bait tank, lures, and bait. 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
    Day trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 7 - Sep 30
    $814
    Enjoy 7 hours fishing inshore, up to 10 nautical miles. Your main targets will be Mahi Mahi, Skipjack, Bonito. Sustainability in quantity. This is a lifetime experience not to be missed!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – White Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 7 - Sep 30
    $865
    Discover blue waters of Algarve up to 20 nautical miles offshore and see, catch, tag, and release White Marlin. You will be releasing all the fish you catch. This trip will provide a lifetime experience you do not want to miss!
  • Private trip
    Day Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 18 - Aug 6
    $1,221
    Enjoy a day of fishing for the Giant Bluefin Tuna, up to 12 nautical miles off the shore. Catch and release is mandatory. Join your friendly crew and create many unforgettable memories that you will gladly cherish for the rest of your life!
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About the Charter Operator

Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game Portugal
Olhão, Faro District, Portugal
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time 4 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. Ocean Fun & Fishing offers the opportunity to practice pelagic species fishing, following sustainable tag and release regulations.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Boat specs

Starfisher 840 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 230HP Volvo Penta KAMD43P 169kW engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
5 miles
Offshore Fishing
From 5 up to 20 miles

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Helix 10
Fishfinder
Helix 10
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Cheese, smoked ham, fruit, sweets
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Tuna, chicken, salad, typical snacks, various

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
Older than 8 years
Catch and Release Allowed
TBF's Tag & Release Program

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Day for Blue fin tuna

VERIFIED   NEW  Day trip on July 23, 2022
2 absolute gentleman on the boat myself and 3 pals went out for the day .. they couldn’t have tried any harder we had a great...
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Best day ever!

VERIFIED   White Marlin - Half Day on 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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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   White Marlin - Extended Full Day on 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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FAQs about Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game

Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game offers the following trips to customers:
  • €800 per group - Day trip (7 hours)
  • €850 per group - Full Day Trip – White Marlin (7 hours)
  • €1,200 per group - Day Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Helix 10
  • Fishfinder Helix 10
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Cheese, smoked ham, fruit, sweets)
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Tuna, chicken, salad, typical snacks, various)

Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (5 miles )
  • Offshore Fishing (From 5 up to 20 miles)

Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Ocean Fun & Fishing - Big Game include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)