Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast

Ratinho Sports fishing invites you on a fishing trip around the iconic waters of the Azores, Portugal. Experience the Atlantic and its fishing hot spots around the coast of São Miguel Island in a different way! You’ll be fishing with a sea-loving crew on board a top-notch sportfishing vessel, built to ensure a pleasant and smooth ride.

Trips aboard Ratinho Sports fishing run year-round, but the weather dictates the best time for fishing. The crew will take you where the fish are, around the coastline or further out for the chance to hook big game fish, usually about 10 to 15 miles from the coast.

There are many species on offer, such as Bonito, a variety of Tuna, blue and white Marlin, Mahi Mahi and a lot of smaller, edible fish. Just let your captain know what you’d like to hook and one way or other you will be reeling ‘em in!

Skipper Adriano Medeiros describes the sea as the love of his life and welcomes you on board his 28’ Starfisher to explore it with him. This vessel is fully loaded with equipment for your safety and comfort, as well as all the fishing gear you’ll need, and snorkeling gear. Lunch, snacks, water, soft drinks, and beer are on board, too. The cabin area has WiFI and it’s equipped with a table where you can relax with your family, as well as a full toilet and shower.

In the words of the crew themselves, “Our goal is for you to enjoy your trip with us, using our long-time experience in big game fishing, coast fishing, or just a run for fun!” you’ll be joined by an English-speaking, easy-going, fun crew who will do everything to provide you with an unforgettable adventure.

The crew is flexible and can cater to your needs, customizing the trips to suit your wishes and schedule. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Then grab your friends and come experience the striking beauty of Azores and its fisheries!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $480
    Inshore bottom fishing for Triggerfish, Grouper, Sea Bream, and other species. Feel the adrenaline of reeling them in. We try different spots, therefore we get different species. We can start later than 8:00 a.m. if you wish so. Snacks and drinks are available.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grouper (Dusky)
    Dusky Grouper
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Golden Dorado
    Golden Dorado
    Bream (Common)
    Common Bream
  • Private trip
    Four Hour sunset trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $480
    At the same time you Enjoy the sunset colours along the Southwest coast line of São Miguel island with the company of a good glass of wine, we Will be doing fish trolling for some barracuda, inshareu, Bonito etc.. Leaving the pear around 6pm comming back 10pm
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Golden Dorado
    Golden Dorado
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trolling or Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $512
    Trolling near the coast for lirios, barracudas inshareus at 5 to 7 knts while enjoying the coast line view having a snack and drink.This is a relaxing way of fishing but not always garanteed to catch. Bottom fishing, triguer, groupa, macrels, breams
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Gilt-head (Seabream)
    Gilt-head (Seabream)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grouper (Dusky)
    Dusky Grouper
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $533
    Four hours of action-packed adventure, starting at 800 a.m. or earlier, or in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. Rushing to the spots to take good advantage of the 4-hour time targeting Blue Marlin, Barracuda, Bonito, Bluefin Tuna, Rabilo, Wahoo, etc. Snacks and drinks are available.
    Targeted fish
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Trolling or Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $725
    Full-day trolling for barracuda around the coast starting at 8:00 a.m. or a time suggested by you. As this trip is a full day, we can switch to bottom fishing to give you the pleasure of doing 2 types of fishing in one trip. Lunch is served as well as drinks.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $853
    OCT 2023 Still good temperatures and perfect for the Big Game adventure depending where the fish are. The Big Eye and the Yellow Fin Tunas are out there. The sign of birds is a sign of fish and thats our targets. Sometimes Near shore outher times 17 to 20 miles out, meeting the shallow banks targetting blue marlin and Tuna. The fish is not always ready for us, in big game we have to troll a lot in the spot until the fish comes up. Be aware that half Day could sometimes not be enough
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
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FAQs about Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast

Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast offers the following trips to customers:
  • €450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • €450 per group - Four Hour sunset trolling (4 hours)
  • €480 per group - Half Day Trip – Trolling or Bottom (4 hours)
  • €500 per group, additional €80 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (4 hours)
  • €680 per group - Full Day Trip – Trolling or Bottom (8 hours)
  • €800 per group, additional €150 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Toilet is enclosed wc tanque
  • Fighting Chair It is a stand UP figthing station
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System WiFi available
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (It is not.)
  • Lures
  • Snacks (cold sandwiches available)
  • Drinks ( please let us know your preferences)
  • First Mate (One of the Most experint on the iisland)
  • Fishing License (Licences are for any species that wiill be allowed to catch at that particular time)
  • Lunch ( prepared according to guests' liking upon booking)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (55miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Dusky)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Adriano Medeiros
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
31 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
Capt. Adriano Medeiros and his son Milton are experienced fishermen who love the ocean. They welcome you on board Ratinho and are always ready to make your trip fun and unforgettable. They love to meet and relate with other cultures, and they will always be ready for your adventure In the iconic waters of Azores. It's more than just fishing, it's an enjoyable day on the water filled with fish and the view of the beautiful shoreline, exploring great spots where you can stop for a swim or snorkel. Nothing makes the crew happier than taking customers out on a productive trip and seeing the smiles on their faces.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)

Boat specs

Starfisher (Sportfishing) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 265HP 6 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
55miles
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Toilet is enclosed wc tanque
Fighting Chair
It is a stand UP figthing station
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
It is not.
Lures
Snacks
cold sandwiches available
Drinks
please let us know your preferences
First Mate
One of the Most experint on the iisland
Fishing License
Licences are for any species that wiill be allowed to catch at that particular time
Lunch
prepared according to guests' liking upon booking
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
no restrictions
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (52)
Very fun!
Great time!
Half a day bottum fishing from Ponta Delgada
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Angler rating
23
6
1
0
1
Anglers claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Caught fish
73%
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Jan D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Catching fish in the Atlantic…waw!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on September 26, 2023
The four of us, my three children and myself, are far from experienced fishermen but with the great crew on board of the Ratinho...
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Eelco V. H.
Berghem, Netherlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day with fantastic finish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing on May 9, 2023
We spend a great day with Captain Adriano and his crew mate Philippe. First half of the trip we did not have a lot of action,...
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Adi K.
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing on October 28, 2023
you have to keep in mind, that actually adventure is only in case you are catching the fish, otherwise it’s just a ride on...
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Michel K.
North Providence, RI
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on June 18, 2023
We really enjoyed the fishing trip. Although the weather wasn’t that good (we were happy we brought rain coats) we had a...
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Alistair J.
Pawtucket, RI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on June 30, 2023
We had a fantastic morning’s fishing with Adriano and his mate. He knew all the best spots to fish and constantly moved us...
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