Buscapie Charters - My Fathers

Cofresi
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Sail away from the idyllic white sandy shores of Puerto Plata aboard Buscapie Charters’ ‘My Fathers’, a well-equipped 29’ Luhrs. As you drive out to the fishing grounds you can admire the tropical coastline slowly shrink behind you as you stand on the boat’s flybridge, or enjoy the large deck space available on board.

Perhaps what makes Buscapie charters stand out from the competition is the captain’s attention to detail. Fishing is everything to him, meaning everything on board must be clean and in the very best working order. If something doesn’t work, it doesn’t come on the boat. High quality navigational electronics including a Furuno radar will help you target fish, and a live bait tank will keep your bait fresh. This powerful boat has two 315HP Yanmar engines, which give it a cruising speed of around 26 knots.

Buscapie charters tend to troll with 8 lines, believing this to be the optimum number to allow everyone to have a go without it getting too crowded. They tend to target Blue and White Marlins, Sailfish, Wahoo and Mahi-mahi, depending on the season and the conditions. The captain pays great attention to the tide tables and wind in order to get you to the best possible fishing spot.

Born in Italy, capt. Mattia first came to the Dominican Republic aged 11. He caught his first fish at 8 years old and hasn’t looked back since. As he grew up his life revolved around his family’s commercial fishing vessel, which he worked on during the day, studying for high school during the night.

This gave him the experience and knowledge of the area to run Buscapie Fishing Tours, a family business that has a passion for fishing and love for the sea at the core of its values. Even after so many years, he still gets excited about the opportunity to go out to sea and fish, an attitude that his customers find infectious.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 8 persons
    We go up to 20 or 25 miles offshore following the currents in search of Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 8 persons
    Troll further out for any of the many varieties of fish in the waters around Puerto Plata, such as Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Beach Cruise
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 8 persons
    Spend the day out at the beautiful Sosua beach, one of the most stunning and untouched beaches in the country. Bring your snorkeling equipment and dive around 'Las Tres Rocas' to explore different corals get up close to a variety of colorful tropical fish. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach, with a delicious brunch including sandwiches and pasta salad provided, as well as beer, soft drinks, and chips. This trip is perfect for families and friends.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 8 persons
    We go up to 15 or 20 miles offshore following the currents, pick up at 7:30 AM at the lobby of your hotel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 650
    up to 8 persons
    Head out 15 to 20 miles offshore, following the fish and the currents in search of the best deep sea fishing. You can meet at the dock or can be picked up from the lobby of your hotel half an hour before the trip starts.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

About the Captain

Mattia Mastandrea
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Member since December 2015
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I caught my first fish at the age of 8 years and from there the adventure begins... At 11 years old, my family moved to the Dominican Republic, so my passion for fishing continued in this country. At age 13, I was a professional fisherman, fishing in the day to sell the fish in the local market and studied at night... In 2011, we decided to share this passion with visitors. I have the joy of being able to turn my passion for fishing in my lifestyle and work.
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4.22
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alan ashby
Fredericton, New Brunswick
 5.00
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MY FISHING TRIP

VERIFIED   April 16, 2015
Started off really well. Around midday the swells were getting bigger and there were three of us. I am about 250lbs so no light...
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ED Shelleman
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 4.67
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Great Day fishing on "My Fathers"

VERIFIED   November 27, 2015
We had nice weather, Boat was clean and ready for the charter.  Crew was very attentive to the guest.  They put us...
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 3.00
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Half day trip with Capt Alexander

VERIFIED   May 8, 2017
Let me start out by saying that the boat was nice and crew (Capt. Alexander) accommodating, but there intentions may have not...
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