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We specialize in trolling for big game species have been operating out of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel that is a part of the Azores archipelago, since 1998. This Big Game Fishing trip includes fishing for Tunas (Bluefin, Bigeye, Yellowfin, and Albacore), Marlins (Blue, White), Spearfish, Swordfish, and Sharks (Mako, Blue, and Hammerhead). It all depends on what you want to target. Tuna season is usually from mid-April to the end of June but the last few years were great for Tuna fishing throughout the year. Marlin season is from August to early October, while Sharks are more commonly caught during summer months. Your experienced crew is made up of an expert captain and two deck mates, one of whom is a marine biologist. The whole crew has extensive experience of fishing the local waters, having lived and fished in the Azores all their lives. You will fish aboard the “Alabote,” a 32’ Bayliner Explorer 3270 that was built in the USA and has undergone a full restoration by the captain and owner of the company. The boat is well equipped with everything you need for big game fishing, with a very spacious deck, a Game Fisher fighting chair, a range of Garmin electronics and full safety equipment. The boat is powered by twin 250 HP Yanmar engines and can comfortably cater for up to six anglers. You will be fishing with top of the range big-game equipment, with 80 lb Shimano Tiagra reels and Penn International curved butt rods supplied. If you prefer to fish with stand up tackle, Alutecnos stand-up rods are also available. Penn and Shimano light tackle of 20, 30, and 50 lb weight is also provided and Australian style bucket and stand-up harnesses are taken on board as well. The charter will also include water, beer, and even red and white wine! Lunch is available on full day trips - you’ll enjoy some of the tastiest fish, chicken, and chips. Live bait is caught before the trip and included in the price, as well as catch cleaning and filleting. No minimum age for children, so make sure to bring them and create unforgettable family memories! Coastal fishing trips are also available under request or please find our other listing. This trip is available throughout the year and it includes light tackle coastal fishing for Barracuda, Atlantic Bonito, Bluefish, Jacks, Mackerel, Grouper, and many others. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Jose Furtado is 60+ years old and been an ‘Ocean Skipper’ since 1993. José has been a fisherman all his life and started fishing from the rocks when he was just 3 years old. At the age of 12, he bought his first boat, a Kayak of 3.60 m that allowed him to fish out at sea. Starting at the age of 16, we build and rebuild three different boats, and finally, when he was 35, he acquired and rebuild the ALABOTE which has become a well-reputed and professionally run sport fishing charter boat.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
60% refund up to 1 day prior.