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Alabote Sport Fishing Charter's

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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About Alabote Sport Fishing Charter's
The Alabote Sport Fishing Charter’s is a sport fishing company specialized on trolling for big game species which operates at Ponta Delgada, island of Sao Miguel (Azores archipelago) since 1998. The location of the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and their numerous submarine banks make them one of the best locations in the world to find a great abundance of fish especially of large big game species like blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish, bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna, longfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, mako shark and swordfish. The “Alabote” is a 32′ Bayliner Explorer 3270 built in the USA completely reconstructed for fishing by our captain and owner. Alabote is repowered by twin 260 hp Yanmar´s, have a very spacious deck, chair by Game Fisher, Garmin electronics and is fitted with full safety equipment, fully insured and licensed. The standard big-game fishing tackle is 80 lb class with Shimano Tiagra reels on Penn International curved butt rods or Alutecnos stand-up curved butt rods, while the light tackle is with 20 lb, 30 lb and 50 lb (Penn / Shimano). Australian style bucket and stand-up harnesses are also provided. Our team is composed by a very experienced captain plus two deck mates (one of them marine biologist), all natives from the island that have been fishing in the Azores throughout their lifes.
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Janne W wrote a review Sep 2019
Linköping, Sweden449 contributions32 helpful votes
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An absolutely wonderful full day fishing trip. We got to see both whales and dolphins in addition to our fishing luck. Our 80 year old managed to get a Blue Marlin at 650 pounds and then we got one to Blue Marlin at 450 pounds. We would like to thank Captain José and Miguel Fourtado. Their knowledge and expertise combined with their wonderful service made this day the best fishing trip ever. We can highly recommend their tours! // Janne Waldau Sweden.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MiguelFurtado, Gerente de relações com clientes at Alabote Sport Fishing Charter's
Responded Sep 13, 2019
Dear Janne Waldau, thank you for your words. It was a very good day out and we are very happy that we could realize some of your fishing dreams. See you next time we hope. Best regards to all of you!
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Charlie wrote a review Sep 2019
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The best fishing charter We've had from start to finish. Helpful email exchange to pick good dates. In three days we caught 2 blue marlin, 3 Albacore, 6 Big eye and 1 spearfish. Fished three different areas and had a variety of experiences. High quality, experienced crew. Passionate about fishing but also careful about all the details. Close knit group that worked well together. Made us feel at home. Comfortable, capable boat. Delicious lunch. Ample snack/drinks. Finally, a couple of days after the charter Miguel offered to drive to our vacation house and drop off some video. Highly recommended. Charlie+Cory
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MiguelFurtado, Gerente de relações com clientes at Alabote Sport Fishing Charter's
Responded Sep 13, 2019
Mr. Charles! Thank you so much for your review about us. It was 3 fantastic days out there with multiple species caught. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Alabote team
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Joshua wrote a review Aug 2019
Miami, Florida4 contributions
Fished w/ this group last week. Excellent experience. Released 2 blue Marlin and lost another that just came unglued. I would recommend chartering this team for sure. Father and son have it dialed in! Super friendly and served lunch / beers and just generally a great group to fish with as they are very passionate about fishing and also great hosts. Look forward to next trip!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MiguelFurtado, Gerente de relações com clientes at Alabote Sport Fishing Charter's
Responded Sep 2, 2019
Thank you for the review Mr. Josh! It was a pleasure to have you on board. See you next time for more marlin action!
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Kevin T wrote a review Aug 2019
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I was lucky enough to be invited for a days fishing on board the Alabote. What a day it turned out to be. From the moment we arrived at the quay, we were impressed by the boat, equipment and the friendly and professional manner of Jose and Miguel. Apparently things had been a bit quiet on the marlin front, so Miguel, on an educated hunch, informed us that we were heading 2 hours out to sea to try our luck on one of the banks 33 miles away. Having reached the spot, the guys set up the very impressive (and no doubt expensive) kit. The teamwork was evident from the start, and was to be a factor later on. From the moment the first marlin hit the lure, the adrenalin and excitement from Miguel spread through the boat and the guys were amazing in how they prepared the rod for the ensuing fight. As a first timer, I was very impressed with how Jose and Miguel treated the fish, with genuine concern for the health of the marlin and each of the fish we caught were released in good health. We were incredibly lucky to catch 2 x 200kg+ blue Marlin and a very feisty 25kg White Marlin,and alongside this, it was the passion energy and knowledge of Jose and Miguel that I will remember about the trip. I definitely learnt that luck has a lot to do with a successful fishing trip, but on Alabote, everything will be done to give you the best possible chance of lifetime memories!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MiguelFurtado, Gerente de relações com clientes at Alabote Sport Fishing Charter's
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Dear Kevin, we can not thank you enough for your words. It is amazing for us to see that your passion for fishing is transmitted to everyone we have onboard. It was a pleasure to have you guys with us and we are looking forward to see you again next year!
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JaK wrote a review Jul 2019
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We had such a great time with captain Furtado! We can only recommend this fisherman with salt in his blood. We went on a full day fishing tour with a great lunch and an awesome team. Thank you very much for this day captain! We had so much fun.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from MiguelFurtado, Gerente de relações com clientes at Alabote Sport Fishing Charter's
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Thank you for your kind words Jannik! Hope to see you again someday in the future for more fishing adventures. Regards from the Azores.
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