Fish Curacao on Papucho IV

Caracasbaaiweg
Willemstad, Curacao

Fish Curacao offers you the chance to experience the island’s incredible sportfishing with one of the best teams in the business! Join Captain Gordo on the ‘Papucho IV’ in search of Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and more. Whether you’re an experienced offshore pro or planning your first deep sea fishing trip, this is the best crew to take you on a half or full day fishing adventure.

The ‘Papucho IV’ is a 45’ Hatteras sportfisher that is fully rigged for big game tournaments. It is a large, clean and comfortable yacht with an air-conditioned interior. Together with its excellent equipment and features, and the captain’s fishing and navigating skills, the Papucho IV is one of the most successful charter boats for offshore fishing.

The waters around Curacao are famous for both the number and the size of the fish you can find here. Even on a half day trip, you can expect to run into Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Book in for a full day, and you can take on a full cast of bluewater beasts with the chance of hooking a real record-breaker.

You will be provided with tournament-grade tackle at a variety of test strengths to match the wide mix of species you will be battling. Choose between trolling, spinning, bottom fishing, and traditional handline fishing to bring your fish.

If you’re all about the thrill of the fight, Capt. Gordo will focus on nothing but Billfish all day long. Want something tasty to take away? He will switch things up and load the boat with Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Rainbow Runner. Everything you need is waiting aboard, all that’s missing for the perfect charter is you!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    With the whole day onboard, you can hit the best spots with enough time to take on all of Curacao's many big game brutes. Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi–what you target will depend on the time of year, but it will definitely be big!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is great for groups looking to catch better fish without spending the whole day at sea. Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and more are on the cards on this 6-hour charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning fishing for big game species like Tuna and Billfish on this exciting 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of bluewater battles against Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and more!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Rainbow Runner
Sailfish
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 600HP Cummins QSC 8.3 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon)
Willemstad, Curacao
Member since April 2014
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Captain Gordo has won various major fishing tournaments in Curacao and the region, for example the prestigious Presidential Challenge Central America: The 2011 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup. This young and enthusiastic captain has been fishing since childhood. He took every opportunity to fish with the older and experienced fishermen to learn the tricks of the trade.
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 84%

Willemstad Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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This was the fifth fishing charter my boys (11,14, 17) have been on in the Caribbean.  Six fish were caught, including a huge blue marlin.  It was by far the most professional boat we have been on.  There was a sense that they really wanted the boys to catch fish.  The boys had such a good time we booked another trip for the end of the week.

Fished June 5, 2018
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 7, 2018

Thank you mr Jim !

Nice picture of the jumping marlin ! and your younger Jeff he is a sport :)

Look forward to tomorrow.

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AWESOME trip!!! 2 nice wahoo and about a dozen skipjack (getting caught 3 at a time!) Captain Gordo and Cornell worked their butts off to get fish in the boat!!! The best was catching wahoo on a handlne. Highly recommend these guys!!!

Fished March 19, 2018
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Meet Captain Gordo and General the deck hand. Headed out and hooked several fish but some got off. We had two Marlin on at one time, one got off but landed the other one. On way back to port we hooked a Sail Fish and landed it. The captain and deckhand was right on the spot. Would recommend the boat and crew highly. I filled two fish on my bucket list with this crew. Thanks guys!!!

Fished February 26, 2018
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 3, 2018

Mr John it was a pleasure fishing with you. A blue marlin and a sail fish will also make my day every single time. Blue Marlin is also tagged and you should receive a certificate soon from the Billfish foundation.

Take acre and all the best !

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