Azores Fishing Charters

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Azores Fishing Charters

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Azores: 14 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(31 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Povoacao
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trips from $174
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
trips from $490
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(5 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
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trips from $653
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
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trips from $871
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(3 reviews)
Madalena
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(84 reviews)
Porto Formoso
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Rabo de Peixe
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
trips from $653
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Vila Franca Do Campo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Azores

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Azores fishing trip is $556, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,044 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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Many fishing charters in Azores 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 Azores are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Azores are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $1,300
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $160
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $240
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $546
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $340
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $275
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $990
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,400

Sitting a thousand miles east of Portugal’s mainland in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores Islands may seem a bit out there as a vacation spot. But if you’re looking for red-hot angling action, there are few better places on earth. Azores fishing charters will deliver everything you’ve ever dreamed of. From exciting reef fish to grander Marlin, everything is possible.
 
Starting with reef fish, you’ll have a wealth of targets at your disposal along these rocky bottoms. Oversized Bluefish, Amberjack, Seabream. Barracuda, Parrotfish, and Amberjack are all available. There’s even freshwater fish on offer if you head inland, with Rainbow Trout, Carp, Pike, and Perch starring in the stunning mountainous lakes and streams. 
 
But the real exciting action takes place offshore. You won’t have to venture far, as you’re already out in the heart of the Atlantic. Within just a few minutes from shore, you could be going after Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin, Bigeye, and massive Bluefin Tuna, along with a range of Sharks. 
 
The beauty of fishing in this part of the world is that you’ll be on the fish in no time. Trips as short as 4 hours can give you a chance at each of the prized species here. However, if you’re intent on getting a Billfish “Grand Slam” or want to land that fish of a lifetime, consider spending at least a full day aboard your Azores fishing charter. 

 

Rules & Regulations

You don’t need a fishing license aboard a registered Azores fishing charter boat. But if you plan on fishing from shore or in freshwater, you’ll need a Sportfishing License or an Inland Waters Fishing License. These can be problematic to obtain as a foreigner, so be sure to look into it before buying that extra hold baggage for your fishing gear.
 
Azores
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick off the year with awesome angling. This may not be the height of the Azores fishing calendar, but you can still catch some huge Albacore, Amberjack, Grouper, and Sharks.

February

Even in the coldest month of the year, you’ll rarely see your breath in the Azores. What you will see are a lot of big Amberjack, Barracuda, Seabream, Albacore, and Sharks!

March

Albacore high season rages on and the reefs are always full of fish. You can also catch spring season Bluefin Tuna this time of year if you’re after a real monster.

April

April is still low tourist season in the Azores, meaning more water for you to enjoy! This is the peak of the spring Bluefin season, and a great time to spot whales while you’re fishing.

May

Temperatures rise into the high 60s in May, and the fishing really starts to heat up, too. Mako Sharks are on fire this time of year, and the first of the White Marlin are showing up offshore.

June

The deep sea fishing Azores anglers look forward to all year is here, with Bigeye Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Longbill Spearfish, and more. The reefs are just as active, with tons of Triggerfish and Amberjack.

July

Visitors to Sao Jorge Island can enjoy a week of concerts and celebrations at the Velas Cultural Week. Everyone else can enjoy epic Billfish and Tuna fishing!

August

Faial Island celebrates the Week Of the Sea, a musical and cultural event in honor of the ocean. It’s a great time to celebrate it–this is the peak of the Azores Marlin fishing season!

September

Blue and White Marlin, Bigeye, Bluefin, and Yellowfin Tuna, Longbill Spearfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi–and that’s just the bluewater bite! You won’t be short of action however you fish in September.

October

Most of the summer crowds have disappeared by October, but the water is as active as ever! This is a great time of year to catch huge fish without picking up a big tab at the end of the day.

November

The last few Blue Marlin and Bluefin Tuna are still around in November, and the reefs are bursting with Amberjack and Grouper. Take your pick and head out for an exciting charter.

December

Temperatures are still in the mid-60s throughout most of December. Visit during the holiday season, and you can reel in some monster bottom fish for a real festive feast.

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather conditions and contact the captain to see if it is ok to go out in the open.
Jan  D.
Jan D.
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
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.
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
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
Book a trip with an experienced captain, like Mr. Furtado. Knowing the fish and the spots is key everywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with an experienced captain, like Mr. Furtado. Knowing the fish and the spots is key everywhere.
Kęstutis  L.
Kęstutis L. Vilnius, Lithuania
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
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
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
Que escolham a North Shore Sea Tours, são muitos bons no que fazem profissionais!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Que escolham a North Shore Sea Tours, são muitos bons no que fazem profissionais!!
Pedro  A.
Pedro A. Lisbon, Lisbon

Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
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 a boat. The captain is trying to make it happen, his assistant the same, but not everything is in their power.
Adi  K.
Adi K.
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 30'
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 30'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had an awesome trip in October 2023 (Full Day Trolling) and caught a 100Kg+ big-eye tuna. The crew was very friendly, explained everything and the equipment was top notch. Thank you very much Jorge and José, you are the best!
Lars  B.
Lars B.
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We Can only recommend this Company : The two men are so kind gentle and caring. Extra plus were the cathes of two beautiful tunafish!
Niels  G.
Niels G. Denmark
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Pedro and especially Miguel, were really great, explaining the process (where we were going and why) and they were really patient with the kids as well. We caught a yellow fin tuna which was very exciting!
Andreas  R.
Andreas R.
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Pedro and crew were exceptionally from start to finish! What an amazing experience and they made sure we caught something and 260 pounds!!! Such a perfect day thank you.
Rochelle  M.
Rochelle M.
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Captain was very nice and helpful. He knew the fishing hotspots. The fish were though to find..Still we managed to catch around 20 fish.
A.j.  V.  D.
A.j. V. D. Amsterdam, North Holland
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Pedro gave us a perfect local fishing experience. We never really stopped catching fish for the whole tour. Variety of species. Great day spent on the water, fishing & chasing schools of dolphins.
Ben  R.
Ben R.
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 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.
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(84 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
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Captain Pedro has an almost life long experience with fishing and boating. He also has a deep appreciation and love for Sao Miguel. That said, he provided our family with an amazing experience, catching many fish and also seeing what we now think is the most beautiful thing we have seen on San Miguel… The ocean caves. We would definitely do this trip again, and I recommend it as highly as we can. Many thanks for a great sea adventure.
Hal  J.
Hal J. United States
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Pedro and crew were very knowledgeable and professional plus friendly, which made the trip very enjoyable. Different kinds of fish were caught and we will definitely go fishing with Pedro again in the future.
Bjørn  M.
Bjørn M. Amadora, Lisbon
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain was excellent getting back to me in US via WhatsApp. Great communication. Had a beautiful day on the water. Had a couple skirt the hook, but put on a show. Got to bring in my first marlin, and both guys were great in making that happen. Both guys on the boat were great and a pleasure to spend the day on the water. Would highly recommend this charter.
Timothy  C.
Timothy C. Summit, NJ
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(31 reviews)
Our shipper found the fish easy and made the hole trip a nice experience 😃👍 fantastic day
Pike  U.
Pike U. Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Thank you Adriano and Carlos We we're out with these two guys for a fullday fisching trip. We caught many different fishes and just had nice time together. We'll definitely come back one day
Marc  Z.
Marc Z. Portugal
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(31 reviews)
It was a tough day out as no fish were biting. We tried coastal trolling and bottom fishing both. Because no fish were biting, Captain Adriano was determined to get us on some fish and gave us WAY more time than he was obligated to. I appreciate the the fish do not always cooperate, but I also appreciate a captain who will put the work in when they aren't hopping into the boat. We had a very pleasant trip and appreciated the day out with Adiano.
Matt  S.
Matt S. Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
My 10 year old son and myself had a fantastic morning with Captain Pedro and his first mate! We managed to catch Triggerfish, Blue fish & Barracuda. It was a great experience with beautiful weather. Lovely being out on the boat looking at the stunning island of Sao Miguel. Highly recommend to book with these guys if you want a professional and fun experience!
Richard  C.
Richard C. Alcabideche, Lisbon
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Azores Fishing and Adventures – 23'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain Pedro and his first mate provided an excellent experience. They were first rate fishermen and also excellent tour guides.
Bob  E.
Bob E. Washington, District Of Columbia
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Everything was top notch from communication to finding and catching fish. He knows where the fish are. He’s gentle and explains about the fish, the area, and other marine life. She taught us how to prepare the fish and we took them to a recommended restaurant in the beach and they prepared them for us to eat. What a perfect, amazing day we will always remember.
Amy  A.
Amy A. Millcreek, UT
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Ratinho Sportfishing, BigGame coast
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had a fantastic morning's fishing with Adriano and his mate. He knew all the best spots to fish and constantly moved us around whenever there wasn't much action. We caught grouper, sea bream, barred hogfish and trigger fish. The trigger fish put up a great fight and we caught 9 of them altogether. Would definitely recommend this company.
Alistair  J.
Alistair J. Pawtucket, RI
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours
Fishing charter in Porto Formoso
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(84 reviews)
It was a very nice half day of fishing. Pedro the captain is very friendly and the equipment is in good condition. We caught several fish of some different species. Recommended for any angler, otherwise you will regret it!
Jonas  A.
Jonas A.