The Azores
are renowned for excellent blue marlin fishing and are considered by many to be the home of the giants. The pristine waters of the Azores with their beautiful Atlantic island seascapes are the ultimate destination for anglers in search of granders and the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Brasilia Fishing Charters
specialise in giant blue marlin fishing charters and operate with 4 boats from Horta Marina on the Island of Faial, Azores.

- 40’ Blackwatch built in 2005 and custom rigged especially for the giant blue marlin of the Azores. A spacious cockpit, Scoponich chair and one-piece riggers by Rupp along with ample power from twin 450 hp Cummins ‘Diamond Series’. The Blackwatch hull provides a superb ride, excellent manouvreability, comfort and stability, both for running and for working fish.


Nola -
37’ Bertram powered by twin Caterpillar 3208 - 375 hp motors. Bertram has produced more convertible sportfishing boats than any other company world-wide. The Bertram hull is famous for its smooth ride in all conditions, is a proven fish raiser and offers spacious, comfortable interior. HD chair and Simrad electronics.

- 36’ Hatteras powered by twin 300 hp Cummins B-series motors. Murray Bro’s chair and one-piece riggers by Rupp. The Xacara has gained worldwide recognition for its fishing exploits in the Azores and is the boat that caught the current world record blue marlin on 80lb line.


- 31’ Bertam powered by twin 300 hp Cummins B-series motors newly installed in 2010. The Bertram 31 is world renowed for providing an excellent ride in all conditions and is the most produced sport fishg production boat ever built. a spacious 7.5m2 cockpit, HD chair, Rupp riggers and Simrad electronics. 

- 30’ Merry Fisher powered by twin 210 hp Cummins B-series motors newly installed in 2009. The hull provides excellent maneuverability and combines a spacious 9m2 cockpit, HD chair, Lee riggers and Simrad electronics.
The Makaira is well suited to light tackle fishing and may be available for ‘bare-boat’ charter to visiting professional crews on request.


Standard tackle
on all boats is 130lb class with Shimano Tiagra reels, custom rods by Biscayne or Pat Brian and Sufix or Momoi topshots on dacron. Lighter tackle is available on request.

The Brasilia Fishing Charters team:

Owner - operators
of Brasilia Fishing Charters, Captain Louis and Patricia Sougne from Belgium, both very keen anglers enjoying some of the world’s finest blue marlin fishing. -


Les Gallagher, fishing the Azores since 1987 and with extensive big-fish experience in the Azores, Ghana, Ascension Island and the Cape Verdes. The most blue marlin ever caught in the Azores during one season and the biggest blue marlin ever landed in the Azores.

Olaf Grimkowski with extensive big-fish experience in the Azores, Ghana, Ascension Island, Cape Verdes and Croatia.


and Wireman, Marti Bates from New Zealand with extensive big-fish experience in the Azores, Ghana, Ascension, Cape Verdes, Costa Rica and Panama.


and Wireman, Clement Golaz, from France, with experience in Guadeloupe, Ivory Coast, Australia, Morroco, Cape Verdes and now fishing the Azores

Captain and Wireman, Marco Canu, from Italy, fishing Cape Verdes, the Medterraenean and the Azores.

and Wireman, Michel Frisch, from Luxembourg fishing the Azores and the Canaries.

and Wireman, Pedro Escobar, from the Azores

Our goal
is to share our knowledge and help anglers appreciate their fishing experience to the full. We believe that good fishing comes from good preperation and teamwork. We are pleased to offer our guests skilled tuition on all aspects of big-game fishing whilst sharing many years of sound fishing experience.


Bookings and Contact Information:

Louis Sougne
(speaking Fr and En)
E-mail: -

Les Gallagher
(speaking En and Pt)
Tel: (+351) 966 783 101

Marlin fishing season
in the Azores is during the months of July, August and September.

Tuna fishing season
in the Azores is during the months of May and June.

Coastal fishing season
in the Azores is from April to October

Charter Prices for 2017:

€ 1,200.00 /day
 € 1,200.00 /day
1,200.00 /day
€ 950.00 /day
€ 950.00 /day

Charters depart by 09.30 and return to the marina by 18.30 (9 hours at sea) - tackle, food and drinks are supplied on board.

Additional charges:

Light Tackle or Bait n’ Switch or World Record Fishing
(with 2 mates)
+€ 150.00 /day

Trips to Princess Alice Bank

+€ 100.00 /day

Please note that only our 3 bigger boats are equipped with live bait tuna tubes for bait and switch fishing

Coastal Fishing Charters on Makaira:
(max. number of anglers: 4 / Drinks, tackle and bait provided on board)

Full day charter (Faial Coast) 7 hrs of jigging, popping or bottom fishing: 750.00 per day

Half day charter:  600.00 per charter
(08.00 to 12.00 or 14.00 to 18.00 or 19.30 to 22.00)

Night charter for six gill shark:  750.00 per charter
(19.30 to 01.30)

Recomended Accommodation:

Marina-side Hotels in Horta:

Hotel Canal - > weblink
Hotel Pousada Santa Cruz - > weblink

Self-catering Rural Guesthouse (10 minutes by car from Horta)

Casas Fonte do Rego - - > Brochure (pdf)


Brasilia Fishing Charters operate out of Horta Marina on the Island of Faial, Azores.
Your destination airport is Horta on the Island of Faial.

a larger map of the Azores can be found in >Photos

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