Red Snapper Sport Fishing

SKU: D007
Fishing tour for snapper, an iconic species of the seas of Sesimbra and Portugal. In this form of on-board sport fishing, which we carry out throughout the year in Sesimbra and Lisbon, we take you to specific capture areas for this species.
Schedule Activity Description Info FAQ





6:30 am Check-in at Bolhas Tours Marine Center
7:00 am Departure from Sesimbra’s harbour
3:30 pm Return to the Sesimbra’s harbour and check-out


Activity Description


- Boat fishing in areas between 12 miles and 25 miles from the Sesimbra's harbour at depths of between 35 and 75 meters.

- Target species to be caught: red snapper.

- Minimum number of participants: 5

- For other schedules contact info@bolhastours.com


  • Boat rental with crew
  • Insurance for all participants


  • Daily Sport Fishing License
  • Fishing assistant
  • Bait (crab and/or mackerel)
  • Bottled water

Daily transfer Lisbon/Sesimbra/Lisbon: from €29 per person

Cabin boat with WC

Useful advises

Comfortable shoes and attire suitable for the time of the year.


Red Snapper Sport Fishing Tour


Join the Bolhas Tours team for an exciting boat fishing expedition targeting the iconic red snapper, a revered species in the seas of Sesimbra and Portugal!

Throughout the year, our on-board sport fishing excursions in Sesimbra and Lisbon offer targeted access to prime red snapper habitats. Whether caught with an artificial lure or bottom fishing, the red snapper remains a top choice for sport fishermen.

Experience the thrill of this exhilarating boat fishing activity, available for most of the year offshore Sesimbra and Setúbal canyon.

Snapper (Pagrus pagrus)

This fish species ranks among the top targets for anchored fishing. Prized for its significant commercial and culinary worth its capture guarantees deep-sea anglers a challenging battle, owing to its formidable strength and resistance upon being hooked. In its juvenile stage, it favors shallow, sheltered areas, typically found at depths of up to 60 meters. As adults, they inhabit depths ranging from 10 to 250 meters. Characterized by a pinkish hue and silvery sides adorned with a distinct lateral line of scales extending to the caudal fin.
Minimum legal catch size: 20 cm


- Optimize your equipment selection with our range of premium gear. If necessary, we offer convenient rentals for fishing rods, reels, and specialized tackle, ensuring you maximize your Red Snapper boat fishing experience.

- Explore various effective techniques to capture this incredible species, including sea bottom fishing with fresh bait-fish like mackerel or sardines, or jigging fishing methods.

- Enhance your success rate with fluorocarbon leaders and lines. Red Snappers boast excellent eyesight, and utilizing top-quality fluorocarbon leaders from leading brands can significantly boost your catch count!


We promote the selective capture of specimens on our deep-sea sport fishing trips, respecting the minimum measures and total catch weights so that we can all actively participate in the effort to conserve and sustain the species.




1. Do fishing boat trips take place all year round?

Yes, Bolhas Tours runs sport fishing trips in Sesimbra all year round.

2. How is the sea in Sesimbra and along the Arrábida coast for fishing?

With more than 300 days a year with little wind and calm seas full with biodiversity, Sesimbra´s sea is the ideal place for your sport fishing charter.

3. I'd love to try boat fishing, but I have no experience, is that possible?

Yes, open to all levels of experience, you will have experienced crews and guides at your disposal to provide all the support you need for an exciting day full of catches.

4. We are a family/group of friends who would like to fish for a few hours and get to know the coast and do some other sea activities, is this possible?

Yes, in private boat rental for greater freedom of choice, just send your request to info@bolhastours.com and we'll design the fishing and tour program you want.

5. There are only two of us and the program sets a minimum number of 4, how can we join?

There are two options, by sending an email to info@bolhastours.com with the desired date waiting for more participants to join the fishing tour on the requested date or by renting a private fishing charter for half or full day - instant confirmation.

6. How many kilos of fish can we catch?

The limit stipulated by Portuguese legislation for sport fishing is a maximum of 10 kilos per person, plus the biggest fish.

7. Can we take the fish home?

Yes, the catches belong to the participants, and they can take home at the end of the activity. We always advise you to bring thermal bags to transport the fish you catch.

8. I'm interested in holding a sport fishing event for around 30 people, is that possible?

Yes, just send an email to info@bolhastours.com and we'll get back to you about the incredible options available for fishing events for groups and companies.

9. From what age can children do this activity?

We recommend for children aged 9 and over although smaller children can join. Children must be accompanied by a family member.

10. Part of the group wants to go fishing, but there are people who just want to enjoy the tour, is that possible?

Yes, as long as the minimum number of participants stipulated for the desired program is met. Accompanying persons will only pay 60% of the price per person set for the fishing tour.

Bolhas Tours promotes the maintenance of healthy fishing stocks as well as the practice of Catch & Release whenever the species caught have no relevant food value or are not aim for alimentation purposes.