São Vicente Island

With its diverse Portuguese-African culture, São Vicente Island is not only famous for its music, and fusion cuisine but boasts white sandy beaches and a mountainous backdrop alongside its unspoiled surrounding ocean. A captivating destination for big-game anglers and the ultimate in sport fishing destinations.


Known as the Marlin Capital of the World, the water surrounding São Vicente is a place to find record sized fish in record numbers. Fishing charters leave directly from São Vicente on the hunt for the ultimate catch. The deep waters and huge drop-offs around this archipelago is gaining a big reputation as one of the hottest new fishing destinations – a place that has all the fish you dream about combined with a dry tropical climate and a unique Portuguese-African culture.

Top Fish species

  • Atlantic Blue Marlin
  • Wahoo
  • Dorade
  • Yellowfish Tuna
  • Horse Mackerel
  • Big Amberjack

Best time to Fish

You can catch big game fish including blue marlin all year round with the prime season between March and August and peaking between April-July.

Other Activities

  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • Trekking
  • Whale watching
  • Turtle excursions
  • Inter-island excursions
  • Local market shopping

Getting there

You’ll fly into the airport on São Vicente Island and then we’ll arrange transfers to the port city Mindelo to start your fishing adventure.


São Vicente Island offers a range of accommodation options from budget motels and hotels, small mid-range to luxury resorts and hotels.