Fishing in Palamos


Even before the Greeks had their first settlements in the Palamós area, this place had a close relationship to the Mediterranean Sea. Palamós is a c...

Even before the Greeks had their first settlements in the Palamós area, this place had a close relationship to the Mediterranean Sea. Palamós is a city with great love of sailing and fishing. This is where the unique Palamós Prawns are caught.

If the tramuntana allows it, it is always a good idea to go fishing in Palamós. In the coastal waters you can jig or fish with live bait for dentex and amberjack. Inshore trolling will produce bonito, horse mackerel and mahi-mahi. The months of April to September are ideal for deep-sea fishing in Palamós for bluefin tuna.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Palamos

Jolie Biche

11 32,81 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $52
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


4 24,93 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $318
Deposit non-refundable

Diva II

3 17,88 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $373
Deposit non-refundable


4 26,90 ft

Blanes, Costa Brava (ES)

From $693
FREE Cancellation 30 days notice

Striker 44

10 52,49 ft

Empuriabrava, Costa Brava (ES)

From $852
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


5 19,69 ft

Rosas, Costa Brava (ES)

From $383
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice


6 32,81 ft

Port Balis, Barcelona (ES)

From $239
Deposit non-refundable


5 27,89 ft

Portbou, Costa Brava (ES)

From $266
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

Gone fishing

4 29,53 ft

El Masnou, Barcelona (ES)

From $426
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Reviews from the users

Perfect Trip, saw dolfins and hunting Amberjacks, but unfortunately the bigger fish would not bite this day…..
Thomas Gaschler

Captain Joan was just terrific: easy to communicate with during the planning of our trip, super knowledgable, has a great boat with the latest sonar gear, had great fun with us boys and a super guy to hangout with for 4 hours of great fishing! Highly recommend Joan and Tom's Catch.
Peter Schmidt

Es war ein sehr schöner Tag für unsere Familie. Joan hat uns viel erklärt und alle haben Fische gefangen. Das Boot ist sehr gut ausgerüstet und wir hatten viel Spaß. It was a very nice Day for our family. Joan explained us everything and we had many catched. We enjoyed the day.
Jürgen Clemens

Alberto was an amazing guide, we also had the chance to catch a big tuna !! Had a great day with the family, i highly recommended
Alexandre Mckenna

9 boats for charter near by Palamos

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

It is not surprising that the fishing in Palamós is extraordinary. To the north of the port is the Fonera canyon, to the south the Blanes canyon and in front there's the Palamós canyon. Tremendous underwater slopes go down from 100 meters to more than 1000 meters deep. Further off shore, the depths even drop to 2,300 meters.

These spectacular slopes cause tremendous marine currents - very rich in nutrients - that come from as far as the Gulf of Lion. The huge underwater valleys are the fishing grounds for the Palamós shrimp, swordfish, bluefin tuna and shark. This area is also home to whales and dolphins.

Top sport fishing species in Palamos



Inshore trolling for smaller pelagic fish such as horse mackerel, bluefish and bonito. It's also the season of deep sea trolling, spinning and jigging for bluefin tuna, albacore or little tuna.


Chumming & drifting for bluefin tuna. Inshore, species like horse mackerel, mackerel, bonito, frigate tuna and bluefish can be caught with light tackle.


Autumn is ideal for fishing for bonito, mackerel, tuna, little tuna, mahi-mahi trolling or light spinning.


Winter is good for reef fishing in Palamos:  sea bream, scorpionfish, conger eel, snapper, pagel and other bottom feeders. With live bait you can catch dentex, grouper and amberjack for example.


You need a fishing license if you want to go fishing in Palamós. You can be by the fishing license on the website from the Generalitat de Catalunya:

>> Buy a fishing licence

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

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 6 people
Popular fishing techniques: Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $597 per day
High season price: $1162 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Palamos

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Palamos are:
Jolie Biche
Diva II

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Palamos can accommodate up to 11 passangers, although most charters are for 6 people.

Typically in a charter in Palamos, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

Renting a fishingboat in Palamos costs on average $145 per hour. Many factors influence the price of a boat charter, such as the duration of the trip (and distance to the fishing grounds), the size of the boat or the fishing technique. Prices can range from $373 for 3 hours and 3 people to $1162 for 6 hours and 4 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Palamos will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Palamos include: Common pandora, Bluefin Tuna, Dentex, Atlantic Bonito, Bluefish, Leerfish.

In Palamos you can do a variety of fishing methods including Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Squid Fishing, Popping, Live bait fishing. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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