Tide Pool Safari

Discover an unknown world of rare creatures living in the tide pools and their mind-blowing skills

Rock Fishing

Experience the traditional Portuguese way of fishing in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park and learn about local fish species, sea environment and sustainable fishing.

Island Fishing

Swim to an island and fish in the traditional Portuguese way. This unique experience combines adrenaline and learning, while having a tonne of fun.

Happy clients

Rock&Reel’s tide pool safari is a must-do when you come to Portugal’s Aljezur area! Marzena and Cristian create an unforgettable experience by sharing their wealth of knowledge about ocean animals and the coastal region. Whether you’re young or old, you’ll learn something amazing and get to observe a variety of creatures up close. It’s super educational and fun at the same time!

Julia Bear

Such passionate and delightful hosts!!! Engaging, knowledgeable, considerate and all smiles. They’re love of sharing their life and passion is above none else

Todd

We loved the island fishing trip with Marzena and Cristian at Rock&Reel! It was an adventurous experience that brought our senses alive: geared up in wetsuits, water shoes, and with a boogie board in hand, we lunged into the ocean and swam 200m to a rocky outcrop where Marzena and Cristian demonstrated and taught us about the tackle and gear. We fished all day and even caught some fish! It was extremely gratifying to have such fresh and self-caught dinner!

Julia Dorn

My first fishing experience and I don’t think it could’ve been any better. These two are super fun and experienced guides who not only help you to improve your fishing abilities but also show you a good time. They will take you out to a great spot, explain a lot about the region and fish and make you appreciate nature in a different way. Highly recommend!

Jacqueline S.

The rock fishing experience was super great. Cristian told me all his tricks, so a catch was guaranteed. I liked the experience so much, that I got my own gear and now I'm nearly every day on the coast fishing or checking for some spots, also for mussels. Cristian helped me do get the fishing license and gave me some advise for the fishing gear. So this experiense is really a long time investment and the best: YOU GET FRESH FISH!

Johames Fokter

Our family of 4 were visiting Vale de Telha and went on the tidepooling adventure in the morning of my birthday.  What a delight!!  Marzena and Christian led us to many tide pools and poked around to find urchins, anemones, limpets, octopus and much more!!  They are both very knowledgeable about the biology aspects of the creatures that live in this area and made it a lot of fun for everyone!!  I highly recommend Rock and Reel for a deep dive into tide pooling!

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About us

Rock&Reel

The Rock & Reel Team!
Our passion for the ocean and its life brought us together. We have been tide pooling and fishing on 5 continents but finally decided to stay in...
Rock&Reel

Cristian

Rock and Reel Founder
I started fishing, coastal foraging, and surfing on my 3rd birthday, about 40 years ago. My dad taught me the old fishing tricks and how to...
Cristian

Marzena

Rock and Reel co-Founder
I got into tidepooling and fishing in Australia in 2011 after finishing my teacher training in Germany. From then on, I have never left a country...
Marzena

Fun. Sustainable. Inspiring. Educational. Adventurous.

Fun: We love to be outdoors, being active, walking by the tide pools, trekking by the cliff, or swimming to the fishing spot. Let’s get salty and enjoy ourselves.

Sustainable: The sea has taught us so much about the life cycle. Let’s get closer to the food that we eat. 

Inspiring: It’s in our own blood, to walk the road less travelled. Let us refresh your day.

Educational: We feel that it is our duty to share what nature has taught us and because learning needs to be fun, allow us to make you smile in the process.

Adventurous: The sea opened up a playground for us. Let’s get wild.

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