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Captain van der Sman, l'Ampolla

Captain van der Sman, l'Ampolla

L'Ampolla - a coastal town located in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, known for its beautiful sandy beaches and clear Mediterranean waters and the base for Captain Martijn Sman’s chartered boat.


L'ampolla is a charming fishing village with the Ebro Delta to the north. You will find numerous restaurants and bars offering delicious local dishes, such as arrossejat (a rice and fish dish) and fresh seafood paella.

Reus Airport is a 40-minute drive away and Barcelona or Valencia a 90-minute drive away. It can be reached by either taxi or car rental.

With three hotels within walking distance from the boat and over 20 restaurants this is a hassle free fishing holiday destination.

Situated right on the seafront, the hotel Ampolla Sol is 150m walk from the charter boat. It offers air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower. The hotel’s popular seafood restaurant has a terrace with wonderful views over L’Ampolla Marina.

Hotel Roca Plana is located 300m from the charter boat. Air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathrooms, some rooms have sea views.

Hotel Flamingo, 800m from the charter boat is a luxurious, beachfront hotel. This eco-friendly property provides comfortable air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom and minibar. The hotel has a restaurant, which serves a wide choice of locally sourced cuisine and an outdoor terrace, ideal to enjoy the sunset while relishing a tropical cocktail.

Charter boat
Martijn van der Samn is a fully qualified professional captain with over 18 years of guiding experience, based in the beautiful coastal town of L'ampolla in Catalonia Spain. His boat is a 29ft open fishing machine, fully equipped for all types of fishing.

Trips are for four adults and are 8 hours per day. Most people come over for tuna fishing but there is so much more to do outside the tuna season, fish for big seabass, leerfish and bluefish.

Fishing seasons:
Jan to Mar - seabass, gilthead bream
Apr - bluefish, seabass, tuna, false albacore
May - tuna, false albacore, leerfish, bluefish
Jun - leerfish, bluefish, seabass
Jul & Aug - tuna, false albacore
Sep & Oct - tuna, false albacore, mahi, leerfish, bluefish
Nov & Dec - bluefish, leerfish, seabass


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