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Algarve: 15 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Faro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $840
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Vila Real de Santo António
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $787
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(78 reviews)
Alvor
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(26 reviews)
Tavira
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Olhão
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $945
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(5 reviews)
Tavira
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $892
Portimão
trips from $1,889
Olhão
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trips from $945
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Albufeira
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Santa Clara A Velha
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trips from $157

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Algarve

According to customer reviews, Katjoa Extreme Fishing, Iberopesca Big Game Fishing – EK IV, and Alvor Fishing Donzela are some of the most popular fishing charters in Algarve. Full list of top fishing charters in Algarve.

The average price for a private 4 hour Algarve fishing trip is $387, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $825 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Katjoa Extreme Fishing and Alvor Fishing Donzela received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Algarve.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bluefin Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Blue Marlin. Top fishing techniques include Heavy Tackle, Deep Sea Fishing, and Light Tackle. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Europe’s south-western tip is home to some of the best angling out there. Hit the Atlantic Ocean’s rich waters, and get your fish on in style aboard an Algarve fishing charter. With boiling summers and mild weather even in winter, there’s never a bad time to come and discover some of the continent’s best fishing. 
 
If you’re looking for a big game fishing adventure, then the Algarve is one of the best spots on mainland Europe. Just a few miles out from shore, you can come into contact with beauties such as White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Head up to 40 miles out, and you’ll come into contact with Blue Marlin, Bigeye Tuna, and Bluefin Tuna, along with Swordfish. It’ll leave you lost for words.
 
There’s plenty on offer for beginners, too, with the nearshore reefs offering up plenty in the way of light tackle fishing. Hop aboard a shorter trip and try to fill the boat with Seabass, Dentex, Groupers, Mackerel, and Seabream, before heading back to shore for a delicious dinner. 
 
No matter where you are on the Algarve, you’re not far from the productive fishing grounds. From Tavira to Albufeira, and all the way round to Aljezar on the west coast, you’ll have the chance to go offshore. Spend anywhere from 4–12  hours aboard, and get your fish on like never before!

Rules & Regulations

Another piece of good news is that, as per Algarve fishing regulations, you won’t need to buy your own fishing license. Every charter operator will cover your license, too. Your professional guide will also keep you on top of bag limits, and let you know if any fish, such as Billfish for example, are catch and release only.
Algarve
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27740 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
What better way to forget about the winter blues than with a holiday? Come to the Algarve where the weather is ideal for exploring, as you get your fish on and work up a sweat to land a warming meal.
February
The big game creatures may not be biting just yet but there’s plenty of action nearshore. Go after delicious Seabass, Seabream, Groupers, Dentex, and many other reef-dwelling beauties to fill the boat.
March
You may be tempted offshore by the rumors of the arrival of Blue Sharks and Swordfish, but your best bet of landing that dream fish is with a nearshore trip to the reefs for the usual suspects.
April
There’s not long to go until the peak fishing season kicks off, so you just about have enough time to practice your skills before the serious fishing starts. Hit the reefs to bottom fish and flex your muscles.
May
Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna start making their way past the Algarve coastline in May, giving you a sign of what’s to come during summer. Head out on a big game adventure and put your strength to the test.
June
While you may feel the heat of the sun blasting down on the Algarve, there’s nothing quite as hot as the fishing. Sharks and Swordfish rub shoulders with the Tuna to keep you on your feet all day long. 
July
Tourists from all over Europe flock to the hillsides and beaches of the Algarve, and for good reason too. Take advantage of the weather and head to sea on a serious offshore sportfishing adventure.
August
Bring the whole family along now that school’s over, and head to the deep waters of the Atlantic in search of the catch of a lifetime. Blue and White Marlin join the offshore party, calling all anglers to sea. 
September
As the crowds start dying down, the fish are at their peak. Come to the Algarve in September and have the waters to yourself, as you go after Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Sharks, and even more. 
October
Make the most of your last chance to land a tasty Tuna or monster Marlin as the water starts cooling down with the end of summer. Don’t worry, though, as the nearshore fish are still eagerly biting away.
November
Shift your attention to the reefs as the offshore season comes to an end. Beginners and pros alike can get their fill of delicious Bream, Bass, Dentex, Grouper, and many more, to make the perfect dinner.
December
End the year in style with a holiday on the stunning coastline of southern Portugal. Come to the Algarve and forget all your cares, and even indulge in some exciting nearshore fishing for some tasty fish.

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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
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
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
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
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
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

Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Booked a four hour trip through Fishing Booker, received great communication with Capt Miguel about the day and what we needed to bring onboard. Capt Miguel and Nelson (first mate) were really patient as a few of the party were novices, they talked us through everything at length, giving us their expert on every aspect of sea fishing. All the party managed to catch some bream and had a memorable day, thank you guys 🙏🎣🇵🇹
Mark  T.
Mark T. Manchester, England
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 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
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
(78 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
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 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
Katjoa Extreme Fishing
Katjoa Extreme Fishing
Fishing charter in Faro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Very nice and super friendly people! They had brought snacks and drinks, and also we all felt very welcome on the fishing boat. They were also on time on our meeting spot, which was very appreciated. Overall an awesome experience.
Jens  M.
Jens M. Lisbon, Lisbon
Katjoa Extreme Fishing
Katjoa Extreme Fishing
Fishing charter in Faro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Captain Pedro was a great host and we thoroughly enjoyed our day at sea with him.
Stephen  B.
Stephen B. Portugal
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Great for a family out fishing for the first time. Very learning for all. Thanks for a great trip
Sanne  K.
Sanne K.
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Capt. Miguel and first mate Nelson are the best guys! We had a great time ! Good catch of Sea Bass, Sea Bream & Mackerel - all cooked for us by the Restaurant “Ribeira” in town! Thanks guys - see you next time for some Jigging!!
Nigel  S.
Nigel S. Lagos, 08
Aquasares Offshore Fishing Charters
Aquasares Offshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tavira
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Bruno Sares and his crew provided a great Bluefin tuna trip for us! Very knowledgeable and professional charter fishing experience. They provided everything needed for a day on the water. My boys had a trip of a lifetime on the Mandrake. Will definitely be back!
Richard  S.
Richard S. Butte, MT
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Our family had a great time and the CPT and First Mate were pleasant and patient with first time fishermen.
Adam  D.
Adam D. Damascus, MD
Katjoa Extreme Fishing
Katjoa Extreme Fishing
Fishing charter in Faro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Fantastic day, very experienced captain and crew. Caught a mixture of reef fish. Tried for the big bluefin but to no avail(that’s fishing for you) next time we will get the big one ! Thanks for a great day’s fishing
Lucy  G.
Lucy G. Wickford, England
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Had a great time with Miguel and Nelson. Very friendly and fun for the whole family.
James  H.
James H. Frisco, TX
Aquasares Offshore Fishing Charters
Aquasares Offshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tavira
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
Although we had an off day with the Bluefins, the overall experience was excellent and a lot of fun. The bonitos just kept coming in one after the other. This trip is ideal for those who want to troll for Tunas. The Captain and the crew knew where to find the Tunas and although we were unlucky not to catch any Tuna, the trip yields results on most days. Highly recommended.
Nafih  K.
Nafih K. London, England
Aquasares Offshore Fishing Charters
Aquasares Offshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tavira
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Very friendly captain and crew with superb skills. Tackle was also only the best! They know what they do and they brought me directly to the Tuna grounds! We caught 2 large Tuna on a Doubleheader! I hope that I can make further trips with this crew for white Marlin later in the season . Well done Bruno and crew?
Axel  N.
Axel N.
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Very nice day with captain Miguel and Nelson Very attentive and friendly. Looking forward to booking again
Anne  L.
Anne L. Albufeira, Faro
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
These guys certainly know their job. Professional set up with very good communication skills. No language barrier as an English speaker and I shall be back again to get the big one that got away!
Rob  D.
Rob D. Lisbon, Lisbon
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
We had a brilliant morning fishing with Captain Miguel and his first mate Nelson. The Boat was very comfortable and they could not have been more helpful . Good equipment and guidance . They put us on the fish almost immediately and we caught well the whole morning . Took home a delicious bag of Bream . I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who has fished before or a complete amateur . Top marks .
Daniel  W.
Daniel W. Lisbon, Lisbon
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Captain and mate were great and patient with mostly beginner crew, heartily recommend.
Vincent  S.
Vincent S. Southwark, England
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Alvor Fishing Donzela
Fishing charter in Alvor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Great experience with captain Miguel and his brother. Very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a great day, highly recommended!
Paul  H.
Paul H. Mount Holly, NC