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
    Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $826
    On this full day trip you will head offshore, about 10 miles or more, depending where the fish are. These waters are deep and can get you Tuna, Marlin, and more. The crew will supply all the gear you need, lunch, and snacks -- you just need to show up. Pack a camera, sunglasses, and a hat, invite your friends over and come onboard for a day filled with chase.
  • Private trip
    Family or Group Tournament
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $607
    On this Trip we taught about making your experience even more exciting. we will split the group in two teams and set up a tournament. The team that catches more fish will win a prize, There are also participation prizes for the looser team. This trip apply only for bottom fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $607
    Starting at 8 am or a time you wish, in a full day trip we can go far in many great spots well known by the captain for great fun deep sea fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Coast Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $607
    Full-day trolling around the coast starting at 8 a.m. or a time suggested by you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fun On The Water
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $607
    Spend a day enjoying various activities on the water. If you want to do something else besides fishing, you can also go snorkeling or explore private beaches. Drinks and snacks are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $486
    4 hours of action-packed adventure, starting in the at 8 a.m. or earlier, or in the afternoon from 1 p.m. Please note that mornings are always the best for fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Family Tournament
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $364
    On this Trip we taught about making your experience even more exciting. we will split the group in two teams and set up a tournament. The team that catches more fish will win a prize, There are also participation prizes for the looser team. This trip apply only for bottom fishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Coast Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $364
    On this morning trip, you will fish the rich waters around and off Azores, Portugal. Trolling can yield a variety of species, including Mackerel, Jacks, and more, depending on the weather. It's a great way to start the day. The skipper will provide all the fishing gear, lunch, snacks, soft drinks, and water. You should pack a camera, sunglasses, a hat, and adequate clothes for the weather. Get your fishing buddies and come for a nice day out on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Coast Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $364
    This afternoon trip will see you trolling up and down the coastline, getting the likes of Mackerel, Almaco Jacks, and many more species that inhabit these waters. It's a fun ride on the water the you should share with your family and friends. The crew will supply all the fishing gear, lunch, snacks, soft drinks, and water. Pack a camera, sunglasses, a hat, and adequate clothes for the weather.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $334
    Inshore bottom fishing for Triggerfish, Grouper, Sea Bream, and other species. Feel the adrenaline of reeling them in.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $334
    Inshore bottom fishing for Triggerfish, Grouper, Sea Bream, and other species. Feel the adrenaline of reeling them in.
  • Private trip
    Hourly Trip – 2 Hour Minimum
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $243
    Fishing is not the only thing you can do on this trip. Visit private beaches or go snorkeling if you feel like it. Drinks and snacks are provided. Please note, start times and duration lengths are flexible. The trip can be longer than 2 hours. The charge is 80 Euros per hour.
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About the Captain

Adriano Medeiros
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
1 Fishing Report
9 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) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)

Grouper (Dusky) Grouper (Dusky)
Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Starfisher (Offshore sport fishing) 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
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Half day trip with captain Adriano and assistent, Carlos
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Steve L.
Ponta Delgada, Azores
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5 hour costal trip, trolling out and back about 90 mins bottom fishing near offshore rock formation.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Coast Trolling (AM) on September 12, 2018
A great day out, blessed with fine weather and reasonably calm seas. As soon as we cleared the marina (10 mins.) we were fishing....
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Derek M.
Milton, ON
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What a great 2hr excursion

VERIFIED   Hourly Trip – 2 Hour Minimum on July 30, 2019
What great day we had. Adriano was great and new the right place to fish.  In s short 2 hour trip we caught 11 porkfish, 1...
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Damian D.
Hove, ENG
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing on September 14, 2018
At the start of the day we set off in hope of a big game fish. Things were a bit slow, bit the company was good, and there...
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Michael G.
Houston, Texas
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Big Game Fishing on September 8, 2019
Adriano is very friendly and accommodating! I would recommend him highly if you are interested in fishing while in the Azores!
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Kirk K.
Porto De Mos, 10
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Coast Trolling (AM) on July 23, 2019
Excellent communication with the Captain when booking the trip and once on the island regarding set up and type of fishing...
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FAQs about Ratinho Sportfishing

Ratinho Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • €200 per group, additional €35 per person after 2 guests - Hourly Trip – 2 Hour Minimum (2 hours)
  • €275 per group, additional €30 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • €275 per group, additional €30 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • €300 per group - Half Day Family Tournament (4 hours)
  • €300 per group - Half Day Trip – Coast Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • €300 per group - Half Day Trip – Coast Trolling (PM) (5 hours)
  • €400 per group - Half Day Trip – Big Game Fishing (5 hours)
  • €500 per group - Family or Group Tournament (8 hours)
  • €500 per group - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • €500 per group - Full Day Trip – Coast Trolling (8 hours)
  • €500 per group - Full Day Trip – Fun On The Water (8 hours)
  • €680 per group - Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ratinho Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System (WiFi available)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ratinho Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks (cold sandwiches available)
  • Drinks ( please let us know your preferences)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch ( prepared according to guests' liking upon booking)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Ratinho Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Ratinho Sportfishing 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 include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Dusky)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo