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“Fantastic fishing experience! ”

Alvor Fishing Donzela
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: For the ultimate experience of your holidays in Alvor – bottom fishing from? Come aboard on Donzela, our fully equipped spectacular sport fishing boat. Let’s sail to the best and most unkown fishing spots, to find great fish. Have a great time together with family or friends, competing for the biggest catch of the day! We cater for beginners and experienced fisherman.
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

As a group of two dads and four teenage boys this was an excellent adventure for all of us.
We booked online, and confirmed by phone a couple of days in advance. (Don't forget your passports for your €5 fishing license that's additional for all over 16's)
We departed on time, travelled 3 miles out, and all had our lines in the water within 45 minutes after a quick intro to bottom-fishing for the novices in our group.
After a slow start the fish, although mostly small, just kept taking the bait (which was good quality and well prepared) and we soon had more than enough to take home for dinner for us and our neighbours!
Both the captain and first-mate were very welcoming, great fun, and tirelessly helped unhook our catch.
All-round an excellent, fun and safe experience for everyone. The fish tasted great too!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We want for shark fishing for 6 hours and were very lucky to catch 2 sharks within two hours, 1.50 meter and 1.8 meter! They were put back in water. Capitain Miguel and Silvio were very friendly. I recommand it! Next time we would also like to try the jigging which capitain Miguel also offers.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Had a good shark fishing trip weather conditions were against us but managed to land a decent blue shark highly recommend!

1  Thank James C
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time, great captain Miguel and staff. Just such a shame no pictures of a white Marlin .
But from a bad start of day coz of fog, lost 4 Marlin may sound bad, but I had 4 chances of catching. Most times big game never get hooked up!!! So on the positive side lol, cap new where they were!!
I take full responsibility of it!! Didn't no taking a banana on board is bad luck lol turned out for me it was. So go have a great time on this boat. I've been 2 years in a row!! Going to make it 3 and no banana lol

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Miguel_A07, Proprietário at Alvor Fishing Donzela, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thanks for the generous review and we look forward to see you soon.
Next time without Bananas.
See you soon...
Kind Regards,
Capt. Miguel Alexandre
Alvor Fishing Donzela

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

To start i must say i found the captain, Miguel, a very friendly and knowledgeably gentleman but the whole experience was completely ruined by the rudeness of his first mate. i booked a 2 hour trip for my wife and i and 2 teenage boys and were joined by another very nice man and his young son. immediately both our groups noticed that the first mate was not having a good day when he refused to acknowledge anyone who tried to greet him. The captain brought us through some base rules before we left and it was very noticeable how his assistant changed for the better in front of him but while the captain was driving the boat his behavior changed again and was even quiet aggressive at times which normally i would not accept but i did not want to make the atmosphere any worse in the company of the kids. We had to stop off at Lagos to refuel which we thought was a great addition to the trip until the first mate proceeded to fill the tank with a lit cigarette which did not seem to bother the captain, i am no expert but surly this is not good practice. i do not normally write reviews but felt compelled to do so on this occasion, Most people did catch some fish but if you are looking for a family trip please use one of the other companies available in this lovely resort who enjoy what they do and appreciate your business!

4  Thank Kenco2015
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Miguel_A07, Proprietário at Alvor Fishing Donzela, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Hi Mr. Kenco thank you for your review.
Just to inform you the first mate Paulo is no longer working with me since the 4th of August and probably you know why.
I am really sorry what happened, because I give every days my best to the customers.
Hope to see you again fishing with me.

Best Regards
Capt. Miguel Alexandre

Alvor Fishing Donzela

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