Fishing in Mallorca


Mallorca and the Balearic Islands are one of the main bluefin tuna spawning areas in the world. No wonder tuna fishing in Mallorca is huge! The period from May th...

Mallorca and the Balearic Islands are one of the main bluefin tuna spawning areas in the world. No wonder tuna fishing in Mallorca is huge! The period from May through September is the best to catch tuna.

Amberjack, Dentex, scorpion fish, dorado, sea bream and snapper are the top species when inshore fishing in Mallorca.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Mallorca


6 32,81 ft

Pollença, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 733
Deposit non-refundable


6 41,01 ft

Port Adriano, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 923
Deposit non-refundable

Mad Max Tiara

10 45,93 ft

Alcudia, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 868
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


6 42,65 ft

Arenal, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 923
Deposit non-refundable

Royal Charters Mallorca

14 41,01 ft

Can Picafort, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 130
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


9 34,12 ft

Cala d'Or, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 190
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


6 34,45 ft

Sóller, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 814
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Maverick Sea

12 45,28 ft

Sóller, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 971
Deposit non-refundable

Star Fisher 34

10 36,09 ft

Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 856
Deposit non-refundable

Reviews from the users

Ausflug war top und sehr preiswert!
Kirill Kulekov

Leider kein Fisch!
Sylvia Schroeder

Absolument ravie de la prestation. Le capitaine est très sympa, le bateau est beau et le matériel de qualité. Nous avons passé une superbe journée, avons avons eus la chance grâce au capitaine de pêcher tous les 4 de gros poissons ÉNORMES, nous nous sommes baignés et avons profités de cette superbe journée. Prestation à la hauteur merci beaucoup pour ces souvenirs inoubliables

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Marco Marco

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Top Fish Species in Mallorca

Mallorca is a great place to fish; and depending on the fishing techniques and the fishing area you'll be able to catch a whole range of different species. Offshore there are amazing pelagic species, while inshore you can target some ferocious bottom dwellers. These are the top fish species of Mallorca.

Caproig (scorpionfish)

Red scorpion fish fead on small fish and crustaceans. This stunning Mallorca fish species sheds his skin every two weeks. It's a beautiful fish, very sought after by local fisherman in the Balearic Islands. Highly praised for its meat, this fish is targeted deep sea fishing in Mallorca with squid or cut bait in rocky areas (usually 40 meters deep or more).


The adult male and female dolphinfish - also known was dorado or mahi mahi - can be told apart by their different fronts. The male one is sharper whereas the female is more rounded. The best months to target them are September and October. Dolphinfish are mainly caught trolling small lures and feathers. They are good fighters and offten make impressive leaps during the fight.

Bluefin Tuna

Mallorca and Balearic Islands are one of the most important spawning grounds of this "king of the seas." Although the best time to catch tuna is the summer when the waters are warm, bluefin tuna can be caught throughout the year in the waters of Alcudia. Around the Balearic Islands, tuna use to feed in deeper waters on mackerel and horse mackerel. Top water fishing frenzies are rather rare here. Tuna are mostly caught trolling or chumming (with sardines, mackerel, ...).


Usually, albacore are caught offshore trolling plugs and squidlike lures. Albacore is a good eating fish and very popular among sport fishermen. In June and July several prestigious offshore trolling tournaments - like Cala d'Or - are held and the main species is the albacore. The best time to catch albacore in Mallorca is May through August.


The swordfish is a migratory predator that is characterized by its long, flat peak (like a sword). At the adult stage, they lose all their teeth and scales. The winter months are the best time to target swordfish, although it is an uncommon fish; hooking a swordfish in Mallorca isn't easy, getting one to the boat is even harder.

Top sport fishing species in Mallorca


Fishing trip Mallorca in Spring

Late May, is great to target species such as bluefin tuna, white tuna (albacore), short bill speerfish and dorado (dolphinfish). Bluefin tuna pass through the channel of Ibiza, finding their way across the Gulf of Valencia to the Delta del Ebro to spawn around the Balearic Islands.

These are large specimens such as albacore of 10kg-20kg and 15kg–50kg tunas. It is usually best to fish them trolling. Occasionally, shortbill speerfish can be an exciting side catch during your fishing trip in Mallorca.

Inshore, there's good reef fishing and also dentex fishing using squid.


In June, shoals of fish move in places called the "S" and "Tower", located in southern Mallorca. In June and July, the albacore move eastwards to "Ses Mamelles". In Mallorca in summer, you can fish mainly by chumming and the best areas are between Majorca and Ibiza, north of Cabo Formenter and also an area located to the east of Porto Colom and Porto Cristo.


Spin fishing and light tackle trolling are the main techniques in Autumn. Sevaral tuna species (juvenile bluefin tuna, false albacore, melva, bonito...) and dolphinfish can be caught using feathers, plugs and other artificials.


Reef fishing is the best technique for your sea fishing in Mallorca during the winter months. There's a wide variety of fish species including Caproig or red scorpion fish, black spot sea bream, conger eel and forkbeard. You can also do squid fishing in Mallorca.

All year round fishing in Mallorca

Year round anglers go jigging over the reefs, wrecks and dropoffs to target dentex, amber jack or grouper.

Bottom fishing bait including worm, squid, cuttlefish and cut fish species such as black spot sea bream, forkbeard, white sea bream, caproig, mackerel, grouper and conger are caught.

In Alcudia, you can fish bluefin tuna all year. A few miles from the coastline is the "song", where the ocean floor falls 1000m. Tuna and swordfish permanently live in this area and feed mainly on mackerel. In this area of Mallorca storms are very common, although on calm days, you can enjoy authentic landscapes of the waters of Alcudia.


Apart from sea fishing in Mallorca you can also go cycling, kite surfing, mountain biking, wine tasting experience, snorkeling & diving, sailing, hiking and much much more.

Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants from the island. Try ensaimada, sandwich with sobrasada, a Caproig a la brasa, bullit de peix...

To arrive in Mallorca, you can go by plane and land at the airport of Palma de Mallorca which is 8km east of Palma, the capital of Mallorca. Once on the island, you can use the well connected rail, metro or bus services.


All anglers over 14 years need a fishing license to fish in fresh water and salt water which can be obtained on the website from the Gobern de les Illes Balears:

>> Buy a fishing licence

remember that the fishing charters in Mallorca normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

How much does it cost to rent a boat to fish in Mallorca?

Depending on the charter fishing boat and on the duration of your fishing tour, you’ll pay more or less for the tour. The price for a shared 4 hour Mallorca fishing trip is possible from 110€ per person. A half day trip private charter costs 650€, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you 1050€ tot 1350€.

What does the price include?

The price usually includes the captain, fishing tackle, fuel, bait & lures and licenses. On every listing we indicate whether drinks and food are included.

Once you’ve made a booking, the captain will contact you to arrange the meeting point and the departure time. Also, we recommend you contact the captain a couple of days before the tour to confirm the weather forecast.



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