Buscapie Charters: ‘My Father’

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Sail away from the idyllic white sandy shores of Puerto Plata aboard ‘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.

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Boat Specs

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

29 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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We had nice weather, Boat was clean and ready for the charter.  Crew was very attentive to the guest.  They put us on fish quickly and served cold Beers while we waited for the next bite.  This was a very well run operation and a good value for us.  I will use this boat and crew on future charters.

ED Shelleman  • Fished November 27, 2015
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Started off really well. Around midday the swells were getting bigger and there were three of us. I am about 250lbs so no light weight, well I got thrown from one side of the boat to the other like a rag doll. Bruises all over me but what a great time we had. Caught a lot of fish, captain was great, his helper was great, awesome trip, recommend to every one.

Alan Ashby  • Fished April 16, 2015
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