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Shark Fishing from Vilamoura provided by Vilamoura Watersports Centre

Shark Fishing from Vilamoura

Shark Fishing from Vilamoura
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10955P30
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Equipment use
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • You need to add fishing license value (over 16 years) + 5 Euros. (Identification or passport number required for the fishing license)
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Vilamoura Watersports Centre, Office 5, Cais Q, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Equipment use
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • You need to add fishing license value (over 16 years) + 5 Euros. (Identification or passport number required for the fishing license)
Departure details
  • Vilamoura Watersports Centre, Office 5, Cais Q, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
A note from Shark Fishing from Vilamoura
We were given by Turismo de Portugal the Safe & Clean stamp. We have studied and clearly followed all of the rules and regulations set out by the DGS and due to the capacity guidelines all of our boats are able to perform to there full capacity with clients and staffs safety in mind.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Vilamoura Watersports Centre
    Office 5, Cais Q, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vilamoura Watersports Centre
    Stop: 5 hours
    This trip is a fantastic experience for all the family. Enjoy the challenge of catching a wide variety of fish found in these waters. The warm Mediterranean currents that flow along the Algarve have proven to make this area a World Class venue for hooking a blue sharks, macos, hammerhead sharks and many more. The boat has the best fishing equipment, including fish finders, fish lures, rods and reels. This activity is suitable for everyone with or without experience, as you will be accompanied by an experienced crew who will teach you everything you need to know. The equipment and bait are included.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Lala C
Glasgow, UK34 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This was a good day out. The crew were very experienced, the boat suited for fishing and sunbathing and the equipment good.

The type of fishing meant that the rods were fixed to the boat and you watched the line. The crew could not do any more, we even got to see some dolphins on the way home.

The water was choppy but I took an anti sickness tablet and made sure I ate lunch. This helped stop feeling sea sick. I was worried about this but none of the psssengers were sick.
Written July 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BestBoatCharter
Hi Lala Glad you enjoyed it and caught shark and saw dolphins ! See you again soon Team AlgarveXcite
Written July 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shane176
Ledbury, UK6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Booked a six hour trip and had terrific weather. Joined by two other families from England and we all got on really great. You draw lots and each family has a number. Six rods are out and if you get a take number one lands the first. Then number two lands the second and number three next. We were lucky enough to catch three so all parties left happy. On the way out we had the added bonus of seeing dolphins. Real value for money
Written July 30, 2019
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BestBoatCharter
Dear Shane, Thank you for your review. We were very pleased to have had a memorable experience. We hope to see you again. AlgarveXcite Team
Written August 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark-OH_CT
Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland25 contributions
Went out for a great day fishing with Paulo and team.
A great day out.
The wind and choppy seas did not sop us from having fun catching fish and some good fighting sharks.
There may be cheaper options, but this team and their hospitality is worth every cent.
Keep it up
Written June 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Mark Thank you very much we thoroughly appreciate your kind words and glad you enjoyed the shark fishing Thanks Team AlgarveXcite
Written June 26, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

notmuchhair
Nottinghamshire2 contributions
May 2019 • Family
I’m a keen coarse angler back in the UK, but I wanted to experience something a bit different in the fishing spectrum.
Myself and my brother in law booked ourselves onto the trip to go shark fishing from the kiosk in Vilamoura harbour. The lady that took our booking was friendly and informative and we’d booked in advance by a few days.
The trip out required a minimum of six people to sail, and we were the first two. However, it is early season and the entire algarve has been fairly quiet whilst we have been here anyway.
We paid €60 euros each and there was a requirement on the day to bring €5 for your fishing permit.
The day before, we happened to back in Vilamoura and the lady flagged us down to let us know that there were only 4 booked onto the excursion. The options were either to move onto another trip, or to have a refund. I proposed that I would be happy to pay for an extra place in order to sail, and the lady sorting the booking said she’d put the same idea to the other two clients that had booked.
I received a call later on that day once they knew they were definitely not going to have any other bookings, and it was confirmed that the other people going on the trip were also happy to pay for an extra place to ensure the trip went ahead. Excellent!
Before we set off I actually read a review on here, which made me extremely downhearted about what was to come, but we left for the harbour anyway and got to the boat.
We got on board and sailed for around 40 mins to get the area we were to fish at and the skipper set the chum bag and started the drift.
The conditions were pretty nice for us really, overcast yet warm and the swell was around 10-15ft at most so not too choppy either.
We drew lots to see who was going to get on the rods, but as there were only 4 of us we essentially had a rod each and then a few others were put out too. Within 20 mins of the chum bag being out, it went crazy and we managed 9 sharks in the first 30 minutes of action which was more than we could possibly have hoped for!
There was a bit of a lull in the action but it picked up again and we ended up with 14 sharks between us, ranging from 15-100lb+. We even headed back around 40 minutes early because we were all happy with what we experienced and had plenty of memories.
The guys running the boat were spot on, a little rough around the edges perhaps but you wouldn’t want it any other way on a shark boat surely?
One thing I will say is that this was an exceptional circumstance as there were 4 of us on a boat that would normally hold 10 paying customers. I can see how 10
people on this trip would feel a little cramped as the cabin had around 6 places to sit.
A few things that I’d presume would seem obvious here too but I’ll point them out to any prospective clients of this trip....

It is called shark ‘fishing’, not shark ‘catching’. What I mean by this is that you are fishing for a wild animal that won’t always play to a script or show up on cue. They are fishermen, not magicians.
The average number of sharks the guys say they catch is usually between 3-7 so consider that on a full excursion, some people may merely be spectators. If this will leave a foul taste in your mouth it might be worth you booking something more private.

You’re going to be heading out to sea.... again the guys on the boat aren’t magic and can’t dictate to the sea what it should be doing, so it could be rough and people might get sick. Be realistic...

There was a toilet on board, but no refreshment, so take plenty of water and some lunch. The entire day will last around 6 hours.
Written May 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BestBoatCharter
Hi So glad you enjoyed the trip and thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and excellent review We hope to see you again very soon Thanks AlgarveXcite
Written July 6, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Vilamoura Watersports Centre
Joanne M
Joanne M
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Fun days out in Portugal
Some thing I’ve wanted to do for a long time The staff was experienced and made the adventure fun the view of t
Rogsta
Rogsta
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Really enjoyed it!
Great value for money. Informative and friendly, good communication prior and following the trip. The crew were kno
Lisette J
Lisette J
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Don’t do it
Don’t do it. We booked a tour. They cancelled it and did nor refund the money. Probably because it’s low season (ap
AandMBtravels
AandMBtravels
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Great Parasailing Experience
The experience was about an hour for 12 people, with 10 minutes airborne time each. The guys running the experienc
LeroyScotland
LeroyScotland
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The Jet Ski's from Vilamoura
Booked the Jet Ski's for me, my wife and son . . . Got 2 x Ski's Arrived at the Marina in Vilamoura and was met b
caaaron
caaaron
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Cave tou
My friend and I went on the 10am departure today and the sea was a bit rough and a little windy today but the skipp
751hils
751hils
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A must do!
Great trip to the Benagil Cave along 50km of amazing coastline. Very stable speed boat, great skippers and hosts. T
perriolaine
perriolaine
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well worth a trip!
Great fun, Pedro and his co-worker were excellent guides, and we saw Dolphins!! Caves are beautiful ! Well worth a
perriolaine
perriolaine
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super fishing trip
Luis and victor are quite the crew! we went for 3 hour fishing trip and it was very well done. you get all the equ
pelicou
pelicou
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Not professional..
We did a reef fishing tour on February, and unfortunately the experience was very bad… We have lost half an hour to
Mathou6525
Mathou6525
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Tourist trap !!!!
We did the reef fishing. The guide was not at all friendly... he did not exchange more than 3 words in 3 hours. No
367martiale
367martiale
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Cool and fun experience
We have been welcomed by a very nice team ! After a clear briefing the team helps us to start and the it was just s
Josh P
Josh P
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Not what I expected
No sighting of dolphins, which I appreciate you won’t see every time, but it seemed like no really effort was put i
StjDa
StjDa
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A must in Vilamoura
We had a fantastic time reef fishing! The crew were awesome they took us 6 miles out to sea and put us on the fish.
NMCC1973
NMCC1973
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Worth a trip
We didn’t see any dolphins but can’t blame anyone for that as they certainly went looking…2 or so hours on a rib wa
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