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Azores Fishing and Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
trips from $381

Ratinho Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
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Oceantur Azores Sportfishing -Rabão

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Ponta Delgada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $521

Triangle Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(3 reviews)
Madalena
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $313

Oceantur Azores Sportfishing – 42'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Ponta Delgada
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trips from $730

Azores Boat Adventures

Rabo de Peixe
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Azores Fishing Experience – NSTours

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Porto Formoso
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Azores Fishing - Frontino 25'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
Ponta Delgada

Azores Fishing - Galáxia 32'

Ponta Delgada

Azores Fishing – Sensei 42'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Ponta Delgada

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Azores

The average price for a private 4 hour Azores fishing trip is $507, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,339 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Azores Fishing and Adventures, Ratinho Sportfishing, and Oceantur Azores Sportfishing -Rabão are some of the most popular fishing charters in Azores. Full list of top fishing charters in Azores.

Azores Fishing and Adventures, Ratinho Sportfishing, and Oceantur Azores Sportfishing -Rabão all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Azores.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Amberjack, and Blue Marlin. Top fishing techniques include trolling, deep sea fishing, and bottom fishing. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 take one look at the fishing here, and you’ll be out the door and headed for the airport before the family hears you say “pack.” Azores fishing guides spend their lives battling grander Marlin and monster Tuna, taking the occasional break from the big game action to fill the boat with delicious reef fish. This is a very special place to fish, even without the beauty of the islands themselves.

Known For

The Azores are famous among nature lovers for their dramatic mountains and green meadows flowing straight into deep, blue water. And when we say deep, we mean it. You can be fishing in 1,000 feet of water just a couple of miles from shore. While this may limit the number of beaches, it does give you some unbeatable angling opportunities for anything from Bluefish to Blue Marlin. You don’t have to travel far, whatever you’re after.
 
You have 9 different islands to choose from in the Azores, each with its own special draw. Sao Miguel is the biggest and is home to the region’s capital, Ponta Delgada. Unsurprisingly, Sao Miguel also has the lion’s share of the area’s fishing charters. Several other islands also have great charter boats, such as Ilha do Pico and Ilha do Faial. Wherever you are, you can find a captain willing and able to get you on big fish. The ocean is in people’s blood here, and many families have worked these waters for centuries.

Types of Fishing

There are so many types of fish in the Azores that you can enjoy catching them in any number of ways. You won’t find many flats on these rocky, volcanic islands, but you do have a lot more choice than you might imagine.
 

Offshore

The big game fishing Azores anglers enjoy each year is some of the best on the planet. Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin, Bigeye, and Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Mako Sharks, and a host of other pelagic species are funnelled past the islands by the warm currents of the Gulf Stream, and take a long vacation here during the summer months. Visit during high season, and Shark, Tuna, and Billfish Grand Slams are all a genuine possibility.
 
It’s not just variety these islands are famous for, though. Grander Blue Marlin are so common in the Azores that one lucky boat famously released three of them in a single day! Bluefin Tuna get just as big, and Bigeye Tuna are just as prevalent. Both make for a delicious feast at the end of a hard day offshore.
 

Nearshore

The Azores are no one-trick pony, though. The rocky reefs and nearshore structure here hold huge Bluefish, Grouper, Amberjack, Seabream, and much more. You’ll be fishing almost within casting distance of land on these trips, so you won’t have to worry about rough seas or long charter times.
 
Although summer is definitely the peak of the Azores fishing season, some people take advantage of the warm weather the Gulf Stream brings by visiting in the winter. If you’re one of them, you’ll be pleased to hear that all these bottom fish are found year-round. Lots of fish without the crowds of summer–sounds like the perfect fishing charter to us!
 

Shore Fishing

You can catch a load of different fish without ever leaving dry land. Wet a line from rocks or harbor walls, and you can hook into Bluefish, Barracuda, Parrotfish, White Trevally, and more. You won’t find the monsters you can catch from a boat, but they’re more than enough to give you hours of fun.
 

Freshwater

You may be thinking “islands in the middle of the ocean don’t have much freshwater action.” If you are, you’re dead wrong. Rainbow Trout, Carp, Pike, Perch, and many other freshwater gamefish have been introduced in the local rivers and lakes. Remember to pack a rod if you’re going on a hike inland!

Need to Know

Rules and Regulations

You don’t need a fishing license aboard registered Azores charter boats. If you’re fishing from shore or in freshwater, you will need a Sportfishing License (Licença de Pesca Desportiva) or an Inland Waters Fishing License (Licença de Pesca Desportiva em Águas Interiores) respectively. 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.
 

Budget

You can find anything from cheap-and-cheerful half days to all-out extended bluewater adventures on offer in the Azores, with price tags to match. If you’re after a few fish and a lot of fun, you can pick up a 4-hour nearshore trip for as little as €300. On the other end of the scale, 8 hours of Billfishing can cost anywhere from €800 to over €1,200, depending on the size of the boat and the quality of the crew. Prices are slightly lower outside of Ponte Delgada, but you really do get what you pay for. If you’re serious about bringing in big fish, consider investing the extra money–it’s a small price to pay for the catch of a lifetime!
 

Getting There

The western reaches of the Azores are as close to Canada as they are to mainland Portugal. Despite the distance, you can find flights from Lisbon for as little as €65 return, even during Marlin season. If you’re traveling within the Azores, every island has its own airport and ferry services run within the three island groups. Ferries also connect the more distant islands, but they may be cancelled if not enough people book. Most locals fly if they’re going further than the next island over.
 
Stunning scenery, great climate, epic angling–there’s a very long list of reasons to visit the Azores. Whether you’re after the busy streets of Ponta Delgada or the remote beauty of Ilha Das Flores, there’s something for everyone with a healthy dose of world-class sportfishing thrown in across the board. It really is the ultimate island paradise!
 
Azores
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 24785 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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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
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

Azores Fishing – Sensei 42'
Azores Fishing – Sensei 42'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We had a great time on sensei with the lads. The weather was a bit windy but Diogo communicated that with us well beforehand. We were lucky enough to catch some barracuda for dinner, the boat was beautiful and Diogo showed us some dolphins and local islands. Would highly recommend. Obrigado!
Tylor  C.
Tylor C. Hartford, ME
Ratinho Sportfishing
Ratinho Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Perfect trip along the coast. We caught fish both trolling and bottom fishing. Overall fantastic experience. Even my 5-year-old son enjoyed the trip and crew :).
Ivo  L.
Ivo L. Rio Tinto, Porto
Ratinho Sportfishing
Ratinho Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(11 reviews)
Great day off cost of Ponta Delgada, Azorers. Nice crew, lots af fish og and great weather. Great for family's with kids.... One to recommend.. Best regards, Morten. DK
Morten  H.
Morten H. Slagelse, 85
Ratinho Sportfishing
Ratinho Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Adriano is very friendly and accommodating! I would recommend him highly if you are interested in fishing while in the Azores!
Michael  G.
Michael G. Houston, Texas
Ratinho Sportfishing
Ratinho Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Very good
4.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We did a half day trip for smaller game and the skies were overcast so the fish weren't to active that afternoon. Our captain Adriano and his mate were great guys and very friendly. English wasn't a barrier as the captain was fluent in speaking English..we didn't catch alot of bigger coastal fish due to the weather which was cloudy.
Pete  D.
Pete D. London, ON
Ratinho Sportfishing
Ratinho Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
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 grouper (which I think we would have caught more in the spot we were in but wife stated to get sick) and a couple other fish that I wasn’t sure that it was and a few more that we threw back in the ocean. It was an amazing experience!
Derek  M.
Derek M. Milton, ON
Ratinho Sportfishing
Ratinho Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(11 reviews)
Excellent communication with the Captain when booking the trip and once on the island regarding set up and type of fishing we wanted to do. Trolling was poor and we adjusted to put some fish in the boat and did a bit of bottom fishing filling the cooler with a variety of fish. Nice day on the water!
Kirk  K.
Kirk K. Porto De Mos, 10
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Great trip! Even saw a pod of pilot whales! Eduardo was friendly and helpful ?. Great day- would do it again!
Alisa  P.
Alisa P. Stratford, ON
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
It was magical, Edouardo and Pablo were extremely friendly and welcoming. They work hard so we can catch some fishes and we did. I would recommend them anytime . It was a great day. Thank you.
Francine  B.
Francine B. Greenwich, ENG
Azores Fishing - Frontino 25'
Azores Fishing - Frontino 25'
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Whole day fishing the crew and skipper worked really hard to put us on the fish. These are great mariners with vast experience. I have a 25ton skippers ticket and will happily go to sea with this company. Good day, great company.
Colin  B.
Colin B. Cardiff, Wales
Ratinho Sportfishing
Ratinho Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ponta Delgada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We have spent a great Day Trip on the boat. Very unforgettable experience. Thanks to you Milton, you have made this trip perfect.
Sandra  G.
Sandra G. Schrobenhausen, BY
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
The captain did his best to catch a big one. Everyting was perfect arranged.
Bengt  H.
Bengt H. Acores, Aveiro
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Very good
4.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Very nice trip, good communication, very friendly crew, we caught some barracuda. Next time I would prefer a full day trip, to have the chance to fish a wider range ... and bigger fish.
Peter  S.
Peter S. Germany
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Experiência top de 3 dias de Big Game, excelente serviço e em óptima companhia!Irei voltar, sem duvida!
Miguel  B.
Miguel B. Singapore, Singapore (general)
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Every detail was well thought of, the boat and all the equipment were in excellent condition, the crew were very nice , and very professional, we hooked a couple of large tuna . Simply unforgettable experience. To top it all the scenery was simply out of this worl
José  C.
José C. Portugal
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Azores Fishing – 25' Frontino
Fishing charter in Vila Franca Do Campo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Was very impressed with all the equipment the boat is equipped with and how fast they change accordingly to the kind of fish comes by, surely is a very professional team that we can trust to depend on...
José  B.
José B. Portugal