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Big Game Reel Adventure Fishing Centre

Address: Marina De Albufeira, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #34 of 35 Activities in Albufeira
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great fun although it was a bit choppy out there!!! Caught loads of mackerel....they were jumping in the boat at one point!!! No sharks caught but the crew knew what they were doing. Shame that none of the 12 rods got a big bite but a great fun day anyway. We will be back to try again.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Booked a reef fishing trip for two, paid 70 euros + 6 for fishing permits. Staff was rude and aggresive. When my husband refused to fish with their antic gear and rusty, torn off hooks, he was being threaten with a huge hook by his neck by the captain's helper, and shouted at him: is this hook sharp enough for... More

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Booked this for myself and 10YO son without first checking TA reviews. €60 plus €3 fishing licence. I did however read the reviews before we went on the trip, so didn't have very high hopes of a fun day out, oh dear! Small boat, 8 people fishing including us. Steamed directly out from Vilamoura marina for 25 mins. Captain anchored... More

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meux, belgique
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Fishing on May 2013. Went for shark fishing, and actually, one poor small blue shark taken. Only 6 rods for 10 persons; and the fishing was not 'active' only lines with dead fishs. So, if you picked number 10, you have to wait for 10 sharks fished before you take the turn! On other boats, you havec your own rod,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Total waste on time and money.At no time did anyone shark fishing hold a rod.Pirates on board do all the fishing.As for the captain he must be the most ignorant man in portugal.Save your money o not use these guys if you want to catch fish.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I did go out with big reel fishing for a half a day reef fishing. I enjoy my day, the boat was good and the crew was helpful and friendly. we did catch mackerels and some poison fish that they call spider fish! over all a good day!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

We were given the impression that the trip was to an exciting day out and suitable for Children at a rate of 40 Euros for a child , 70 euros for adults. We sat on the boat for 6 hours in rough seas and none of us got to hold a fishing rod in that whole time. The crew did... More

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I went reef fishing twice - caught a fair few fish both times - crew are competent and helpful. I also went big-game fishing which was 70 euro's. May sound expensive but you can pay 10 times that amount in other parts of the world. OK we didnt catch anything but that wasnt for the lack of trying - thats... More

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Sedgley, West Mids
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Paid our money at hotel and were informed to turn up 30 mins before departure. While waiting outside the departure point I received a voicemail telling me that trip was cancelled!! I rang the number back and explained that we had caught a taxi to the marina, had purchased lunch from a supermarket and that to tell someone 25 mins... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

I am in portugal at the moment and went reef fishing on thursday with couple of the lads although we caught about 20 plus fish it did not seem that impressive when there other boat returned with a marlin weighing nearly 300kilo! What a sight glad we got to see it wish we had been there to catch it though... More

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