Fish Curacao on Papucho IV

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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend the morning fishing for big game species like Tuna and Billfish on this exciting 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of bluewater battles against Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and more!
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About the Captain

Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon)
Willemstad, Curacao
3 Fishing Reports
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since April 2014
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
First mahi mahi ever!
My doughter with her first mahi mahi.
Mahi mahi from the grill
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Angler Rating
26
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Marcel B.
Almere, FL
 5.00
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Half a day trip with captain Gordo and line man Coronel on the Papucho IV

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 2, 2020
Trip started from spanish water near our accommodation at 7am after about 25 min we started fishing. We only catched 2 small...
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Al H.
Curaçao
 5.00
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3/4 day fishing with Captain Gordo.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 17, 2020
Had a great day caught a blue marlin. First ever. The captain and deck hand are experienced fisherman and very attentive.
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Yves L.
Fort McMurray, AB
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Captain Gordo papucho 1V

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 28, 2020
Captain Gordo and is helper was good , on time and very friendly Unfortunately we didn’t catch any fish that day out...
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Stacy G.
Riverview, FL
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Fishing with Gordo

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 21, 2020
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Marcel L.
Curaçao
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 26, 2019
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