Join a professional fisherman and help around my home on Pico Island, Portugal

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  • Description

    Description

    I was born on Faial Island in 1977, where I grew up with a deep passion for the ocean. I started fishing at a young age, gaining experience in many traditional fishing activities, from small wooden boats to the bigger tuna fishing vessels. Also freediving and sustainable spearfishing became popular activities.

    Twelve years ago I moved to Pico Island where, for two consecutive seasons, I worked as a skipper for a local whale watching and dolphin swimming organisation and diving school. Here I had the opportunity to participate in the training of “shark diving guide” with Dr. Eric Ritter and a Wild Whale and Dolphin workshop with Dr. Ingrid Visser. At the same time I worked a part-time contract with the fisheries program at the University of the Azores as a sampler at the fish auction, gaining knowledge of all fishing activities conducted around the islands.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can visit 3 islands (Faial,Pico and São Jorge) and have unique experience at the ocean and in the island.

    My experiences and passion for the ocean led me to buy my own fishing boat to earn my living. And I decided to initiate a project allowing visitors to the Azores to join in a traditional fishing activity, to have a unique experience learning about the ocean and Azorean traditions.

  • Help

    Help

    Help with general maintenance and cleaning of the house, or help in rebuilding, gardening, animal care (3 cats and 1 dog), or with my preparation for fishing.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I offer private accommodation, on working days one main meal (we have dinner all together), fish for eating when I catch some, and unique opportunity to see 3 islands. No payment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will stay at 50m from the ocean, you can enjoy the ocean and UNESCO heritage of the Pico vineyards, surrounded by nature.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours, 5 days a week no payment

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