A fishermans paradise for generations past and generations to come

Big Game Fishing Faro Portugal

Here is our company policy regarding safety


We are the leading Private Big Game Fishing Faro Charter company and we are insured by a state licensed agency. 

Established How Long: 

If you’re interested in Big Game Fishing Charters Faro, board our custom built 46 foot Francisco I for some serious deep-sea fishing, Vilamoura Watersports Centre style! With more than 60 years experience between our crew we know all the secret hot spots to give you the best opportunity of catching these species. We offer the best Big Game Fishing Trips In Faro.

Boat Captain Qualifications & Boat Inspection: 

All our captains are licensed by the local Government Bodies. At Big Game Fishing Boat Trips In Faro all our boats have to undergo annual inspections by the Portuguese Coast Guards and as we are a very big Algarve tour operator we have two full time marine engineers making sure the vessels are fully maintained at all times. Our captains are fully trained to operate the Big Game Fishing Faro boat with paying clients and know exactly where to go Big Game Fishing. Our custom built Private Charter Big Game Fishing Boat is fully licensed and insured and maintains the highest levels of occupational, health and safety standards.

Equipment Inspection: 

Safety equipment and all fishing tackle are inspected on a daily basis prior to all Big Game Fishing Boat trips. We always issue our clients with a European standard life jacket.

Safety Briefings: 

At Vilamoura Watersports Centre  Big Game Fishing  we make sure our boat captains conduct a safety briefing before your trip. 

Age & Weight Restrictions:

We have no age or weight restrictions. Young children under a certain age will need to be accompanied by an adult on full day Big Game Fishing Trips. 

Disability Restrictions: 

We pride ourselves on being able to accomodate all disabilities.


A typical full day Big Game Fishing Trip starts at 9.45am Leaving Vilamoura Marina at 10am to travel to the fishing grounds. With Big Game Fishing, We go trolling with lures of different sizes for species like the marlin, tuna and dorado. Once the fish is hooked it is important to ensure that the clutch setting on the reel is not too strong so the fish can take line when running without fear of the line breaking. Get ready for a big battle when you hook a Tuna or a Marlin and start preparing your personal tail of how you caught a monster whilst fishing with Vilamoura Watersports Centre  on the famous Francisco I.

“Catch and Release Policy” to Protect our Sport

We operates a strict ‘catch & release’ policy when Shark and Big Game fishing. It is the only way forward if we are to keep a healthy fishery. Other countries have found out that if you kill your fish you also kill your sport. We will try our hardest to unhook the Shark or Marlin get you a decent photograph, then release within minutes of getting it aboard (giving the fish the best chance of survival when released).



Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss any of these aspects further or want to know more about what Big Game Fish are in Faro.


Phone: (+351) 289 301 884
Mobile: (+351) 937 777 913
Email: bookings@watersportsvilamoura.com
Find us at: Office 4, Cais Q, Vilamoura Marina, 8125-409 Vilamoura, Algarve



× How can I help you?