Get ready for world-class fishing in Puerto Plata with Doña Nina Fishing Tours! Seasoned and novice anglers alike will want to add this Dominican destination to their bucket list for show-stopping Billfish. Head out with Capt. Carlos Herrera, a local pro who will take care of everything so you can focus on the important thing at hand – hooking those fish!

You’ll be cruising the waters in style aboard a 41’ Silverton flybridge. Your comfort is all but guaranteed thanks to onboard air conditioning, a toilet, kitchen, and bed. Settle into one of the 2 fighting chairs for the best seat in the house while you battle it out with big game legends! She’s also equipped with 2 outriggers for easy trolling. Up to 10 anglers can be easily accommodated, with 7 able to fish at the same time.

There are few places in the world that can boast a Billfish population as large as Puerto Plata’s. Head down in the spring and you won’t have to go far from shore to have your shot at majestic Sailfish, Marlin, and Swordfish! Wahoo, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi are yours for the taking too, and there’s a healthy supply of at least one of these fish year-round.

Capt. Carlos is happy to clean and fillet any catch you choose to keep, just remember that all Billfish must be released. All of the fishing gear you need for a productive day is provided as are a variety of drinks including bottled water, beer, and sodas. There’s fresh fruit for you to nibble on, but feel free to bring any other snacks and drinks you’d like to have.

Take your vacation from ordinary to extraordinary with Doña Nina Fishing Tours!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Head between 8 and 10 miles offshore on this morning fishing adventure! Depending on the time of year you'll be hooking covetable Billfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda. All of the fishing gear you need, as well as sodas, beer, and fresh fruit, will be provided. Just bring sunscreen and a bathing suit and get ready to have a good time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Spend an afternoon going after hard-fighting fish on this afternoon fishing adventure! You'll head between 8 and 10 miles offshore as you search for Billfish, Bonito, and Wahoo! Sodas, beer, and fresh fruit will be waiting for you on board, as will all of the fishing gear you need for a productive day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    A few extra hours on the water gives you the opportunity to head further out and target more fish! You'll go after majestic Billfish, including Marlin and Sailfish, as well as Mahi Mahi and hard fighting Wahoo! All of the fishing gear you need for a productive day will be on board. There's also sodas, beer, and fresh fruit but feel free to bring any other snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    This is the offshore angler's dream trip! Spend a full day fishing up to 20 miles out and target some of the most famous gamefish around. We're talking Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Mahi Mahi! Everything you need for a productive day of fishing will be provided. Sodas, fresh fruit, and cold beer are there to keep you going, but feel free to bring any other drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Carlos Herrera
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
15 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
Captain Carlos Herrera grew up on the water. Local to Puerto Plata, he's been fishing these waters for his entire life. Becoming a licensed charter captain was an easy choice for him since Doña Nina Fishing Tours is a family run business. Novice and seasoned anglers alike will have the day of their deep sea fishing dreams with this local pro!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Silverton (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 350HP Catepillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
2
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Fresh fruit
Drinks
Bottled water, beer, soft drinks
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
No minimum age
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Whatever client doesn't want
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Billfish

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (18)
Half Day 4 hour morning trip
Half Day 4 hour morning trip
Half Day Excursion, Overall Good but a few issues
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
45%
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Mark S.
Chicago, Illinois
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Excursion, Overall Good but a few issues

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on January 10, 2023
Issues with Payment.. Was told ok with Credit Card but had to use Paypal even though I had told them up front to pay with Credit...
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Dustin L.
Palo Pinto, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Carlos

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on December 29, 2022
1/2 day trip started off with a couple of barracuda. Hoped that would be a good sign for the day. Went dry for a couple hours...
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Matthew D.
Newaygo, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day 4 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 11, 2023
Beautiful day on the water! Landed 2 Barracuda. Captain and crew were amazing. Drinks and snacks were delicious....
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Greg C.
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 10, 2023
Captain to meet for wonderful. They were both experience fisherman. We worked around their limited English with my limited...
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Phillip B.
Martinsburg, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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6 hours with capital Carlos

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 6, 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The captain and crew were great. Just a warning be prepared for what we thought were pretty rough...
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FAQs about Doña Nina Fishing Tours

Doña Nina Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Doña Nina Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair 2
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers 2
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with Doña Nina Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fresh fruit )
  • Drinks (Bottled water, beer, soft drinks)
  • First Mate

Doña Nina Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Doña Nina Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Doña Nina Fishing Tours include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)