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Boca Raton Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Calheta
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trips from $382

Grand Holiday Tours

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Calheta
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trips from $448

Gavito - Big Game Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(51 reviews)
Calheta
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trips from $509

Gavito – Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Calheta
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trips from $458

Flipper II Madeira

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Calheta
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Dreamboats - Pacifico

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(13 reviews)
Cascais
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trips from $326

Atlantis Water Fun

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
Peniche
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trips from $275

Azores Fishing and Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
trips from $371

Wild Fishing Portugal

Alcaria Ruiva
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Margarita

Very good
4.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Funchal
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trips from $712

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Portugal

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Portugal are: Full list of top fishing charters in Portugal

The average price for a private 4 hour Portugal fishing trip is $482, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,072 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Portugal that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Portugal are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Portugal are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Portugal are:

Many fishing charters in Portugal provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Portugal are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Portugal are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $320
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $313
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $471
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $690
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $719
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $831
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $500

The Portugal fishing scene needs no introduction. This country is known far and wide for its world-class angling opportunities. Tourists visit the westernmost country of Europe to witness the stunning beauty of its cities, taste the sweet local wine, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. Fishermen, however, come to Portugal looking for their next adventure and trophy catches.

Portugal is synonymous with premier big game fishing in the deep bluewaters of the Atlantic Ocean. Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Longbill Spearfish, Bluefin Tuna, and Swordfish are all abundant here. In the summer months, grander Marlin join the fray, and the action is fast and furious. Nighttime Swordfishing and Tuna hunts follow closely behind. If you feel like catching your dinner, set your sights on Mahi Mahi, Dentex, Snapper, John Dory, and Bluefish.

Portugal isn’t just about ocean fishing though, and freshwater anglers will have plenty to do here. Trout fishing is big on the mainland, especially in the summer months, and Brown Trout are most sought-after. You can also chase after Atlantic (Iberian) Salmon in the freshwater streams and rivers from March-July. Good old Carp, Largemouth Bass, and Barbel are biting year-round.

There are more than a few places in the country where you can get a taste of the superb fishing action. You’ll find plenty of Portugal fishing charters running out of Azores, Madeira, Funchal, and Lagos. Lima and Minho Rivers are the best spots for excellent freshwater fishing.

Rules & Regulations

When you go fishing with one of Portugal's fishing charters, you don’t need to worry about fishing licenses, as they’re included in the price of the trip. Solo anglers, however, need to do some research and figure out which type of license they need, which can take time and energy. Bear in mind that paper licenses are no longer issued. Instead, everything is done online.

Portugal
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start the new year with the sound of a screaming reel instead of the holiday music! Albacore Tuna show up in the Azores, which means great catches and a lot of fun. You can also hit the reefs anywhere in Portugal and bring home some dinner.

February

Cast out the February blues by reeling in delicious bottom fish like Cod, Seabass, Dusky Grouper, Amberjack, and Dentex! What you catch will depend on where you go, but it’s sure to taste great!

March

Bigeye Tuna show up in Madeira this time of year. They’re one of the tastiest Tuna species out there and they put up a real fight, too. Largemouth Bass are biting hard in Portugal’s rivers and lakes.

April

The Albacore bite draws to a close in the Azores as Swordfishing heats up in the Algarve. Salmon and Shad kick off their spring runs, while Bigeye Tuna keep on attacking live bait with abandon in Madeira.

May

Blue and White Marlin arrive in Madeira, joined by good numbers of Longbill Spearfish. Bigeye Tuna show up in the Azores as the first Bluefin appear close to the mainland. The Shad and Salmon season is in full swing!

June

In June, Billfish season really comes into its own around Portugal’s islands. White Marlin and Longbill Spearfish arrive in the Azores, while all the Atlantic’s top predators hunt around Madeira.

July

In the Blue Marlin World Cup, teams around the world compete to bring in huge fish, and that’s more than possible in July. Just about anything is biting now, from Tuna and Wahoo to Carp and Trout in the rivers.

August

Blue Marlin finally arrive in the Azores, meaning it’s all action everywhere in Portugal. The mainland’s seasonal freshwater fish have all moved on, but you can still enjoy the great Carp fishing Portugal has to offer.

September

The Azores Big Game Fishing Tournament offers epic bluewater action in Sao Miguel while Bluefin Tuna join the lineup of deep sea species in Madeira. Otherwise, there’s always plenty of reef fish!

October

This is your last chance to land monster Blue and White Marlin wherever you are in Portugal. If you’re more interested in rivers or reefs, Portugal fishing trips are great whenever you come!

November

Big game season is over in most places but the reef fish are always on form. Head out on a bottom fishing trip and bring in anything from Amberjack to Monkfish, depending on where you go.

December

Escape the cold and head to the Algarve to enjoy the Bass fishing Portugal is so rightfully proud of. Otherwise, spend the holidays on the Azores and catch some delicious bottom fish, just in time for the holiday dinner.

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Use a local captain. If you can fish with Capt. Anders, do not hesitate to do it. My wife and I stayed at a convenient Airbnb Loft - Madeira - Funchal - Calheta.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a local captain. If you can fish with Capt. Anders, do not hesitate to do it. My wife and I stayed at a convenient Airbnb Loft - Madeira - Funchal - Calheta.
HENRY  B.
HENRY B. Bethune, SC
We took water and a few snacks. Capt Mike also had snacks on the boat, which we didn't eat because we were fishing the whole time. Have something to take the fish home in--cooler, etc. Also try to fish on a day without wind. Even though we had wind, we still had a fun time fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We took water and a few snacks. Capt Mike also had snacks on the boat, which we didn't eat because we were fishing the whole time. Have something to take the fish home in--cooler, etc. Also try to fish on a day without wind. Even though we had wind, we still had a fun time fishing.
Jared  H.
Jared H. Enterprise, UT
The fishing trip on Flipper 2 was excellent. Could not recommend it any more enthusiastically. Practical tips before your trip - Bring change for the metered parking at Calheta Marina and we would not recommend using the Calheta Marina ATM which offers a really poor exchange rate. Get any cash you need before you arrive at the Marina.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing trip on Flipper 2 was excellent. Could not recommend it any more enthusiastically. Practical tips before your trip - Bring change for the metered parking at Calheta Marina and we would not recommend using the Calheta Marina ATM which offers a really poor exchange rate. Get any cash you need before you arrive at the Marina.
Tim  J.
Tim J. Figueira Da Foz Municipality, Coimbra
Yes. The experience was great. The water was flat and we didnt go far offshore so it was an easy, smooth ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. The experience was great. The water was flat and we didnt go far offshore so it was an easy, smooth ride.
Michelle  I.
Michelle I. Chicago, IL
Prey for good weather. Book accomodation well in advance. It's very hard to get of your on a budget.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Prey for good weather. Book accomodation well in advance. It's very hard to get of your on a budget.
Damian  D.
Damian D. Hove, ENG
You can try everything you like. The captains always will ask you what you want to fish and how. I have chosen trolling but there is also bottom fishing,... We rent an appartement near the harbour. So it was an easy walk in the morning (5 minutes)to the boat. And as you leave very early in the morning you can get breakfast at the harbour promenade. There is a nice Cafe which was open at 8 when I arrived.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can try everything you like. The captains always will ask you what you want to fish and how. I have chosen trolling but there is also bottom fishing,... We rent an appartement near the harbour. So it was an easy walk in the morning (5 minutes)to the boat. And as you leave very early in the morning you can get breakfast at the harbour promenade. There is a nice Cafe which was open at 8 when I arrived.
Guenter  K.
Guenter K. Baden Bei Wien, 3
The 4 girls were 11, 12, 12 and 13. They had never been fishing before. They are normally afraid to touch anything different. By the end, all of them were baiting their own hooks, holding the fish to take them off the hooks, cleaning the fish for cooking, and cooking the fish. This was a fantastic thing for them, and the adults were totally relaxed as the crew looked after them perfectly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The 4 girls were 11, 12, 12 and 13. They had never been fishing before. They are normally afraid to touch anything different. By the end, all of them were baiting their own hooks, holding the fish to take them off the hooks, cleaning the fish for cooking, and cooking the fish. This was a fantastic thing for them, and the adults were totally relaxed as the crew looked after them perfectly.
Alan  C.
Alan C. Limerick, M
There are no guarantees of catching . That's fishing though. As far as charters are concerned,the Gavito and crew were the best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are no guarantees of catching . That's fishing though. As far as charters are concerned,the Gavito and crew were the best.
Martin  M.
Martin M. Coventry, ENG
Not to worry, the people from Madeira are so helpful. Just take sun cream and a coat as it can get cold at night.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not to worry, the people from Madeira are so helpful. Just take sun cream and a coat as it can get cold at night.
John  P.
John P. Edinburgh, SCT
Accurate casting is needed. If you bring own tackle, 20lbs line is needed due to a lot if sunken woods
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Accurate casting is needed. If you bring own tackle, 20lbs line is needed due to a lot if sunken woods
Andreas  T.
Andreas T. Portugal
To trust Gavito's crew and you are in for a great experience. Do take lots of sunblock and maybe a book to read whilst resting a bit in the cabin during the intense midday sunny periods. Stay close to the fishing chair so you will be prepared when you get a bite. Train your hand for some tough reeling in when the fish is on the hook!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To trust Gavito's crew and you are in for a great experience. Do take lots of sunblock and maybe a book to read whilst resting a bit in the cabin during the intense midday sunny periods. Stay close to the fishing chair so you will be prepared when you get a bite. Train your hand for some tough reeling in when the fish is on the hook!!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Ghajnsielem, Ghajnsielem
Book with Captain Graham on Gavito.! Pick your target species and go for it.! You never know what will happen.!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Graham on Gavito.! Pick your target species and go for it.! You never know what will happen.!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Portugal
Bottom-fishing out by the islands is awesome, super-rich with fish. Smaller fish but still very fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom-fishing out by the islands is awesome, super-rich with fish. Smaller fish but still very fun.
Thomas  M.
Thomas M. Funchal, 30
It depends on their experience. It also depends on whether you are solo or in a group. Even inexperienced anglers can try for 1000 lb Marlin.!! We all have to start somewhere. In the end it is down to personal choice. Go with Gavito and Graham Venters and you can try both big game and bottom fishing all in one day.!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It depends on their experience. It also depends on whether you are solo or in a group. Even inexperienced anglers can try for 1000 lb Marlin.!! We all have to start somewhere. In the end it is down to personal choice. Go with Gavito and Graham Venters and you can try both big game and bottom fishing all in one day.!!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Ponta Do Sol, Madeira
Que no se lo piensen dos veces y que la prueben, merece mucho la pena, disfrutarán mucho
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Que no se lo piensen dos veces y que la prueben, merece mucho la pena, disfrutarán mucho
Susana  D.  M.
Susana D. M. Madrid, Madrid
If you can wait as late as possible to book so you get the right weather conditions and be patient !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can wait as late as possible to book so you get the right weather conditions and be patient !
Jude  S.
Jude S. Stockton-on-Tees, England
Keep options open on big game or coastal trawling & bottom fishing to suit weather conditions
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep options open on big game or coastal trawling & bottom fishing to suit weather conditions
Adrie  P.
Adrie P. Adrie Phaff, Provincie Zeeland
Let the crew know you're first timers and listen when they tell you what to do. Be prepared for a good fight if you want big fish :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the crew know you're first timers and listen when they tell you what to do. Be prepared for a good fight if you want big fish :)
Magnus  R.
Magnus R. Oslo, Oslo County
Bring wind resistant clothing as the temperature is nice but the winds are strong!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Bring wind resistant clothing as the temperature is nice but the winds are strong!
Stewart  C.
Stewart C. Lisbon, Lisbon
Hey it's not blue marlin offshore like in the summer but it's fun and consistent action with tasty fish for an incredible price in an unbelievable landscape, you should absolutely do this trip. The guides are top notch, extremely knowledgeable, helpful and a ton of fun. Great taste in music.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hey it's not blue marlin offshore like in the summer but it's fun and consistent action with tasty fish for an incredible price in an unbelievable landscape, you should absolutely do this trip. The guides are top notch, extremely knowledgeable, helpful and a ton of fun. Great taste in music.
Will  G.
Will G. Furnas, Azores

Madeira Marlin - Balancal
Madeira Marlin - Balancal
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
5 stars to the crew. They made for a wonderful day and the icing on the cake was they spotted a wounded sea turtle and rescued and dropped off on way back in at the local marine biology center to rehabilitate her. Highly recommended!
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. Pompano Beach, FL
Grand Holiday Tours
Grand Holiday Tours
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Had a fantastic afternoon with captain Victor on his boat. Unfortunately the fish were not biting but victor tried so hard to find us some fish. We will definitely be back to the island and trying for some fish with Victor. Many Thanks Paul, Louise and Harriet.
Paul  M.
Paul M. London, England
Flipper II Madeira
Flipper II Madeira
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Can’t recommend Micky & Neil enough - have known them for 10+ years and trips with them are always the very best from Knowledge, Advice, Fun, and always being on the Hunt… extremely good value too, really no-one comes close to them - first ever Trigger, Snapper and Grouper - the hunt for big game goes on - until next year…!
Stefan  B.
Stefan B. Seroa, Porto
Flipper II Madeira
Flipper II Madeira
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Half day fishing for smaller fish, then afternoon/evening big game fishing.
Nick  B.
Nick B. Worthing, England
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Very pleasant excursion. We talked, laughed and caught some. I recommend it to everyone.
Radek  B.
Radek B. Saratoga, CA
Madeira Marlin - Balancal
Madeira Marlin - Balancal
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Super crew, we had no bite but they are as buddys to us, so we had a great afternoon. Rob
Robert  W.  S.
Robert W. S. Lisbon, 11
Flipper II Madeira
Flipper II Madeira
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Great trip out on a great boat with fantastic husband and wife team who really know their stuff. I would recommend this boat to any serious angler, or novice seeking to learn.
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S. Beja, Beja
Boca Raton Fishing Charters
Boca Raton Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Der angeltrip war sehr schön. Die Crew hat sich sehr bemüht und war sehr freundlich. Das Wetter war sehr gut und wir hatten auch mehrere gute Fische an der Oberfläche ausmachen können, aber trotz großem Engagement der Crew, ging kein Fisch an den Haken, aber so ist Angeln. Ich kann jeden Angler diesen Trip empfehlen. Kapitän Adrian spricht außerdem gut deutsch. Ich werde auf alle Fälle wiederkommen!
Hubert  S.
Hubert S. Germany
Gavito – Sportfishing
Gavito – Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
The Gavito team did it. after an exciting hunt we find 3 (!!!) of these tuna. I'll be back! The whole tour was well organized and nothing was missing. the team wants to generate joy and experiences, you can tell!
Stefan  F.
Stefan F. Berlin, BE
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain and crew was really helpful. We had a nice trip with a little catch of a octopus - That’s nature and fishing! We would do it again 🙏👌🏼
Moritz  L.
Moritz L. Lagos, Faro
Grand Holiday Tours
Grand Holiday Tours
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Victor is worth trusting! The day before my trip, Captain Victor called me and asked about my fishing preferences, asked a bunch on questions. He was prompt to pick me up from my place. And the whole time we were at sea, he was hustling trying to ensure that we catch fish. And we DID! One would say that a lot depends on luck while fishing, I’d say, 90% knowledge of the local waters and experience of a captain and 10% luck.
Yulia  N.
Yulia N. Virginia Beach, VA
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Fun time fishing for Mackerel with Captain Miguel, next time we will book the longer excursion.
Stephen  H.
Stephen H. Black Diamond, AB
Azores Fishing – Sensei 42'
Azores Fishing – Sensei 42'
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(6 reviews)
A nice day on sea with great people… unfortunately without catch luck. It almost turned into a spectacular day, when a marlin snatched the bait…but he managed to get off the hook before the fight cud start #!?$#!!! what a missed experience 😖😖. So is fishing life…🤷🏾, we‘ll take them the next time🤙🏾. Anyway thanks Diogo, for the great trip on sea!
Ramón  S.
Ramón S. East Granby, CT
Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary
Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary
Fishing charter in Funchal
Very good
3.7 / 5
(83 reviews)
Whilst this is nothing against the captain a think its more the design of the boat. as the captain was stood on top driving the mate never said a word. There was not much conversation able to happen where its nice to chat to the captain about fish n fishing even the area. although that's nothing against the trip as that was excellent
Richard  D.
Richard D. Taunton, England
Dreamboats - Mar Dos Navegantes
Dreamboats - Mar Dos Navegantes
Fishing charter in Cascais
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Great trip with George and the Captain. We caught a lot of fish and the barbecue was a nice touch. The boat was clean and the service was very friendly, they were very accommodating to one of the passengers who was feeling sick and returned to the dock early. Would recommend to anyone on a holiday near Lisbon.
Lewis  W.
Lewis W. London, England
Flipper II Madeira
Flipper II Madeira
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
BIG FISH!!!!! Lovely couple very easy to get along with, I couldn't ask for a better crew. Great hospitality and worked hard to catch us 3 big tuna in 1 day for all 3 of us, one weighing up to 250lb. With a few dolphins here and there to break up the time between bites. All round an amazing trip, flipper 2 smashed it.
Grant  C.
Grant C. Epsom, England
Flipper II Madeira
Flipper II Madeira
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
Had a fun day out hunting for hammerheads whilst string feather luring for mackerel and fishing off the bottom. We caught a variety of different species untill i come across this cracking beast!
Stefan  C.
Stefan C. Funchal, Madeira
Bass Catch In Santa Clara
Bass Catch In Santa Clara
Fishing charter in Santa Clara A Velha
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
I had so much Fun! Catch great Bass by difficult windy Conditiones. Joaquim is a cool Guide with many experience.
Lasse  B.
Lasse B. Germany
Flipper II Madeira
Flipper II Madeira
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Neil and Micky were lovely to get on with, always doing their best to make a catch.
Roger  C.
Roger C. Funchal, Madeira
Gavito - Big Game Fishing
Gavito - Big Game Fishing
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Day started very slow bottom fishing , captain switched it up to big game fishing and I landed my first bigeye, it was a fight for my life . The captain and mates were unbelievable for this charter extremely kind and even brought food and drinks ! I recommend this group of gentleman for anyone fishing in Madeira !
Kyle  Z.
Kyle Z. Pompano Beach, FL