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Portugal: 58 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Calheta
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trips from $469
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Funchal
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trips from $373
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(9 reviews)
Machico
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trips from $320
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Faro
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trips from $853
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(68 reviews)
Calheta
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
(29 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
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trips from $533
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Calheta
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trips from $373
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(14 reviews)
Funchal
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trips from $746
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Funchal
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trips from $139
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(36 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
trips from $480

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Portugal

According to customer reviews, Grand Holiday Tours, Aventura Fishing Charters, and ODF - Ocean Dive & Fishing LDA are some of the most popular fishing charters in Portugal. Full list of top fishing charters in Portugal.

The average price for a private 4 hour Portugal fishing trip is $512, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $988 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Grand Holiday Tours, Aventura Fishing Charters, and ODF - Ocean Dive & Fishing LDA all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Portugal.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), White Marlin, and Blue Marlin. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom Fishing, and Trolling. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 27689 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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The boat was well appointed, spotlessly clean. Hennie and Franklin made a great team, professional, courteous and hard working. They really worked hard, and agreed plans were always flexible as they sought out fish for us. We would thoroughly recommend them as we had a great experience. We arrived as clients and left as friends so will be booking again as soon as we can.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The boat was well appointed, spotlessly clean. Hennie and Franklin made a great team, professional, courteous and hard working. They really worked hard, and agreed plans were always flexible as they sought out fish for us. We would thoroughly recommend them as we had a great experience. We arrived as clients and left as friends so will be booking again as soon as we can.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Aberdeen, Scotland
Plan the fishing trip according to the weather and the direction of the wind. Fish in the wind shadow of the island for smaller waves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan the fishing trip according to the weather and the direction of the wind. Fish in the wind shadow of the island for smaller waves.
Lukas  R.
Lukas R. Madeira, 30
Initially I was a little surprised that the boat was small . However, it was sufficient and we had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Initially I was a little surprised that the boat was small . However, it was sufficient and we had a great time.
Janet  T.
Janet T.
Go to Pedro from Azores Fishing and Adventures Trails of Nature - Azoren Expert Tours
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Pedro from Azores Fishing and Adventures Trails of Nature - Azoren Expert Tours
Saskia  H.
Saskia H. Lisbon, Lisbon
Bring plenty of water, snacks and sun screen. Be ready for a relaxed day of fishing on a beautiful Island.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of water, snacks and sun screen. Be ready for a relaxed day of fishing on a beautiful Island.
Frank  M.
Frank M. Visalia, CA
Check the predicted/expected wind speed & direction as a strong Westerly can rain on your parade and lead to cancellations. There are some great free wind apps to keep track.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the predicted/expected wind speed & direction as a strong Westerly can rain on your parade and lead to cancellations. There are some great free wind apps to keep track.
Ren  G.
Ren G. London, England
Coastal fishing was nice. It’s my second visit in, July. I fished with a crew I met last time in the Marina and once again, there was a lot of Dolphins. Seeing all the Dolphins is absolutely amazing, but makes fishing a bit challenging.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Coastal fishing was nice. It’s my second visit in, July. I fished with a crew I met last time in the Marina and once again, there was a lot of Dolphins. Seeing all the Dolphins is absolutely amazing, but makes fishing a bit challenging.
Adelino  J.
Adelino J.
Yes it’s a good fun trip! Capt Miguel will accommodate to your skill level of fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes it’s a good fun trip! Capt Miguel will accommodate to your skill level of fishing!
Nigel  S.
Nigel S. Lagos, 08
Book with Native Crew! They’ll do the rest. Captain is fluent in English which helped communication greatly. Be sure to get out early in the morning while still cool and fish are biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Native Crew! They’ll do the rest. Captain is fluent in English which helped communication greatly. Be sure to get out early in the morning while still cool and fish are biting.
Nancy  E.
Nancy E. Lake Junaluska, NC
Very nice time of year to fish. Couldn’t ask for better weather. The seas were calm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very nice time of year to fish. Couldn’t ask for better weather. The seas were calm
Kevin  A.
Kevin A. Sandwich, MA
Keep in mind that it is fishing. There is no guarantee that you might catch something, or catch what you expected on forehand. The fish might be somewhere else then where you are.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Keep in mind that it is fishing. There is no guarantee that you might catch something, or catch what you expected on forehand. The fish might be somewhere else then where you are.
Michel  K.
Michel K. North Providence, RI
Big game can be hit or miss depending on which whales are around the islands. Inshore fishing is basically a sure thing and the landscape vistas are top notch. Well worth the experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Big game can be hit or miss depending on which whales are around the islands. Inshore fishing is basically a sure thing and the landscape vistas are top notch. Well worth the experience
MICHAEL  D.
MICHAEL D.
Do bottom fishing for fun and big game fishing if you want to have a unique experience but without having the garantee to catch fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do bottom fishing for fun and big game fishing if you want to have a unique experience but without having the garantee to catch fish
Jessica  H.
Jessica H.
Just go, but be patient so if you can book a whole day to increase your chance on success.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go, but be patient so if you can book a whole day to increase your chance on success.
Eelco  V.  H.
Eelco V. H. Berghem, NB
You are in the open water and the wind can be chilly even on a cloudless day. Bring sunscreen & a number of layers that permit flexibility. That said the captain provided us with coats when we were a little cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You are in the open water and the wind can be chilly even on a cloudless day. Bring sunscreen & a number of layers that permit flexibility. That said the captain provided us with coats when we were a little cold.
John  M.
John M. Madrid, MD
Don't expect to catch a big game first time! I've been 4 times all over the world and still not had my big catch but still pulled up all kinds of colourful fish!! And some big snapper! A day out on the boat is better than a day not on the boat! Just go and have fun and you may get lucky! Also check season times, summer is best for certain types of fish so can be hard before the season
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect to catch a big game first time! I've been 4 times all over the world and still not had my big catch but still pulled up all kinds of colourful fish!! And some big snapper! A day out on the boat is better than a day not on the boat! Just go and have fun and you may get lucky! Also check season times, summer is best for certain types of fish so can be hard before the season
Craig  A.
Craig A. London, England
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

Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Pedro e il suo aiutante sono stati molto gentili disponibili e professionali! Nonostante non sia stata una giornata di pesca fortunata, hanno cercato di darci pescare più pesci possibili, e infatti qualche cattura è stata fatta!! Consiglio a chi vuole passare mezza giornata in questo stupendo oceanro a pescare di andare con Pedro!!!
Giampiero  G.
Giampiero G. Campobasso, 67
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Had the most amazing time on the boat , the team very experienced and great dry humour . Best time caught lots of fish
Robert  H.
Robert H. Portugal
Dreamboats - Pacifico
Dreamboats - Pacifico
Fishing charter in Cascais
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
This was a good trip for ocean fishing, we were able to catch lots of fish and 2 eels and even an octopus that fell off at the last second. The captain was very friendly and knew where to go to get some fish!
Emily  B.
Emily B. Drummondville, QC
Aventura Fishing Charters
Aventura Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain and Franklin were absolutely amazing! They went out of their way to try get us the big one... albeit we only got medium size fish the day out was one to remember. Between grouper and snapper we landed 26 fish between us which is just unfathomable!!! Well done Franklin and skipper Hennie! Would definitely recommend and next time I am here they will be my first point of call.
Cade  B.
Cade B. Funchal, Madeira
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We went out with captain Pedro on a half day fishing trip. The trip was well organized, food and drinks were available. Even though we didn't catch big fish, we caught some "smaller" ones for dinner. Pedro even stayed longer than the initial 4 hours, so we maybe catch a big fish, but the big ones weren't biting. Never the less we were satisfied with the trip and would recommend fishing with Pedro. He is a competent fisherman and is keen to make his customers happy.
Lukas  R.
Lukas R. Madeira, 30
Madeira Sea Fishing
Madeira Sea Fishing
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Nuno and Jose are just amazing ! The trip was great and the boys are very helpfull and kind ! Book now , you can trust them . We catch snappers and bottom fish ! It was a very magic moment ! Thanks to the boys ! I’ll book next Time for sure !
Luca  B.
Luca B. Funchal, Madeira
Aventura Fishing Charters
Aventura Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Funchal
Very good
4.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great half day out not many fish caught unfortunately but that’s why it’s called fishing and not catching. I Would recommend this charter
Russell  W.
Russell W. Sao Vicente, Madeira
Aventura Fishing Charters
Aventura Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(13 reviews)
Everything was great, unfotunately we didnt catch any fish. I wanted to stay longer to have more time, but my family had another program. Anyway it was great time with the crew to be on the boat. Peter
Peter  K.
Peter K. Funchal, Madeira
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Pedro is a great captain and wanted us to have a great experience. We caught a tuna and took it into town to a restaurant that prepared it for us for lunch. Can't get any fresher than that!!!
Janet  T.
Janet T.
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Great fishing experience with Captain Pedro and Alberto. Both were very nice guides and put a lot of efforts to be sure we brought back fish to discover the species we do not have home. Great knowledge about fishing but also about their areas as they were able to share with us many information about madeira islands and their culture. Really appreciated our experience and eould recommend them for sure. Would go again with them if it was to redo.
Francis  G.
Francis G. Val-d'Or, QC
Aventura Fishing Charters
Aventura Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Hennie and Franklin are great team, very nice people and gave us a great time on the trip. They tried hard to give us the catch of our lifetime! Too bad our big marlin broke the line. But still we had a great day! The Boat und the equipment we're great and we had plenty of beer and snacks.
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Marinha Grande, Leiria
Rock & Reel Land Based Fishing Adventures
Rock & Reel Land Based Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Aljezur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
What an incredible day! Cristian took us to a beautiful rock island just offshore. He took time to explain all the proper techniques for using the rods and bait. We caught several fish. It was so cool being out there by ourselves in one of the most breathtaking scenes. I would recommend this trip to all adventurous people. You'll love it!
Tom  M.
Tom M. Rinchoa, Lisbon
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Was a fun 4 hours, relax catching fish. Nice to do with kids Thank you to captain and his brother…….
Stephane  V.
Stephane V. L'Orignal, ON
Grand Holiday Tours
Grand Holiday Tours
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
The captain and crew were very very nice, explanatory and considerate with the guests, especially with the child. The trip lasted about 4 hours, several kilometers out to sea. The captain did not look after the time to return to the harbor within the booked time. Even after several catches, it was again steered to the open sea. We enjoyed the trip very much and we can only recommend the agency to everyone, even with children. Thank you, we will come back!
Erich  P.
Erich P. Vienna, Vienna
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(78 reviews)
Belle expérience, joli cadre et zone avec beaucoup de poissons (pêche active). Pedro et sa sœur était très réactifs, disponibles et fiables. Je recommande cette expérience (très bon rapport qualité/prix par rapport à ce qu’on trouve sur l’île). Pedro a été un capitaine à l’écoute et très sympathique.
Lilia  M.  C.
Lilia M. C. Lisbon, Lisbon
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
We had a great trip, nice crew and about 15 fish. Great support for our kids.
Jacques  V.  R.
Jacques V. R. Utrecht, Utrecht
Dreamboats - Mar Dos Navegantes
Dreamboats - Mar Dos Navegantes
Fishing charter in Cascais
Very good
4.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
We had a fun trip but the boat was nothing like what was pictured. The staff were great. We were told the regular boat had a problem. I think we would have cancelled or postponed if we’d seen the boat.
John  B.
John B. Sintra, Lisbon
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a wonderfull trip with Pedro and his colleague. Despite the difficult weather conditions he has driven us to the best fishing places. He even extended by 2 hours! We were very happy with this trip and with the catch. Thank you Pedro!
Sandy  I.
Sandy I. Lisbon, Lisbon
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Native Crew – Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Funchal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
An enjoyable trip with a knowledgeable and friendly crew, we enjoyed the fishing and helpful tips
Nick  D.
Nick D. Devizes, England
Fish Point
Fish Point
Fishing charter in Calheta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
It was great, was a nice day at enough fish in the boat, thanks Nelson, my familie has join it.
Cornee  H.
Cornee H. Funchal, Madeira