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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Algarve Seafishing

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Algarve Seafishing
Newton Aycliffe, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

As with all fishing trips it can be hit or miss, this was a miss as far as the fishing went. Pleasent skipper and mate but no real interaction with the fishers. Luckely my G/F and I were on a boat with 9 rather mad duchmen which made it quite funny. The skipper did try to relocate but without an echofinder it was always gonna be guess work to find the fish. Overall I enjoyed it but I'm beginning to suspect ther are no fish left round the coast!

Visited July 2013
5 Thank Donny C
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English first
Ascot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Regretably our experience last week was the opposite to that of the other reviewer who used this firm last year - maybe the fishing skipper has changed.
We booked a half day reef fishing for 2. We left 15min late; travelled about 25mins out of Albufeira; dropped anchor and then were give a rod with two hooks on the line with some cut up prawns for bait; we dropped our lines to the bottom and waited for a bite. Only two of the 5 people fishing caught anything - 3 very small bream but, even if we had caught anything, the process was extremely dull.
The skipper's mate didnt have any suggestions to make it more interesting and we were not taken to any other location. The crew were just going through the motions.
We were simply taken through a process by the crew to 'take us fishing'. It was a waste of time and I would urge anyone using this company to get them to describe in detail what it is that they are charging for and obtain a commitment to provide that.
Our trip was made worse by the fact that the skipper raised anchor after just an hour's 'fishing' and set off to Vilamoura to fill up with diesel. He didnt tell us anything and we assumed he was taking us to another fishing spot. When we got to Vilamoura we were in a queue for fuel and it took 40 minutes to refill. We were then so late that we had an uncomfortable full speed return to Albufeira arriving at 7.35pm (35mins late).
Our complaints to the skipper were met with an arrogance that had to be heard to be believed.
I did send the company a complaint on email but didnt get any reply - this just about sums up their attitude - AVOID!

Visited September 2012
25 Thank MartinP127
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Dundalk, Ireland
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“a must for a great day at sea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2011

Having just returned from a holiday in the Algarve,we would like to share our expierence with you of a great day at sea. We went in search of a fishing trip and luckily we came across Algarveseafishing,the trip lasts for 6 hours which may seem long but allows time to relax and enjoy the beautiful stunning views of the Algarve coast and you may be fortunate to catch a glimpse of the dolphins.
Before you commence fishing a member of the crew gives a short demonstration on the techniques and advises on the safety aspects of handling the equipment.We spent several hours fishing and caught several species of fish. The crew could were very friendly, helpful and funny.would definetely recommend this trip to anybody who likes a relaxing day at sea

Visited August 2011
25 Thank Jonboyat33
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