Captain
Jose Furtado

Member since November 2014

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Background
Capt. Jose Furtado has been an ‘Ocean Skipper’ since 1993. He has fished all his life, starting fishing from the rocks at the age of three! By the time he was 12, he had bought his first boat, a kayak that allowed him to fish out at sea. After progressing through boats of increasing size through his life, he finally acquired the ALABOTE when he was 35.

Hey, I'm Captain Jose Furtado

Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Background
Capt. Jose Furtado has been an ‘Ocean Skipper’ since 1993. He has fished all his life, starting fishing from the rocks at the age of three! By the time he was 12, he had bought his first boat, a kayak that allowed him to fish out at sea. After progressing through boats of increasing size through his life, he finally acquired the ALABOTE when he was 35.

My Charter Listings

Ponta Delgada
trips from
US$ 584

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We chartered a whole day big game fishing trip with Alabote July 11th 2017 and had an amazing day at sea. We were told by the captain and owner Jose that this was our home for the day. And the boat was well stocked with water, soft drinks, beer, wine, snacks and lunch all included in the price. The lunch was prepared by the skipper Luis.

Our crew Joâo and Luis were both very friendly and welcoming and did their upmost to see to our comfort. Their hard work with tireless search for fish throughout the day was awarded with apparently the first yellow fin tuna of the season.  After a 2,5 hour fight the 125 kg (290 lb) beauty was caught. During the day we also had the company of countless spotted dolphins and even some sperm whales.

Getting back ashore, we were greeted by Jose, and by his discretion we were received by Chief Joâo at La Cantina who prepared a delicious meal of sushi and grilled tuna steak.

We highly recommend Alabote, and if you are considering big game fishing in Ponta Delgada, Alabote is the boat to book. We would definitely book again for our next trip to the Azores and Ponta Delgada.

Fished July 2017

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Jose Furtado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 17, 2017

Thank you so much Mr. Svein. It was indeed a very nice day on the sea and we are more than happy that you have enjoyed that day with us. We just fish with passion! Thank you very much for your kind words and you are more than welcome whenever you want to come again.  All the best from the Azores.
Best regards, Alabote team

Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

I spend a full day on board the Alabote. The crew was very friendly, the Captain told me “This is your boat for today, feel like home”. We tryed to catch tuna all day ... but 2017 is a bad tuna-year for the azores, as I was told that happens every 6 or 7 years ... bad luck. We spend two hours more on the water and the captain was trying to find fish real hard and when the day was finally over he was as sad as me about not catching a fish, we even got a “no-fish” discout on our charge.
Butt over all we had a grat day at the seas on the probably best boat in town. We saw a lot of dolphins and even a sea turtle.

Fished June 2017

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Jose Furtado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mr. Peter Schlemmer, was a pleasure to have you onboard. As always, we try hard to catch some fish and have fun. We just love to hear the reels screaming and to see happy faces onboard. We really hope to see you again next time, when the season will gets better. Thank you and all the best, Alabote team.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 18, 2017

We had an amazing day , hooked up on somthing massive and played it for a while but lost it , other fishing was slow but that’s fishing , seen lots of life , dolphins , whales etc but unfortunately no tuna maybe wrong month ! Captain and deck hand made us feel very welcome and supplied lots of food and drinks and beers !

Fished June 2017

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Jose Furtado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thank you for your kind words Mr. Joshua. As always we did our best. Unfortunately we lost that big fish, but we hope to see you again aboard to take your revenge. Best regards, Alabote team