Island Marine Punta Cana - 19' Mako

Cap Cana Marina
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Island Marine Punta Cana offers great inshore fishing out of the prestigious Marina Cap Cana, targeting a huge range of shallow water species. From fly fishing favorites like Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and Bonefish, to tasty reef species like Snapper, they’re all here and waiting to be hooked.

You will be fishing aboard a 19’ Mako flats boat, ideal for navigating even the shallowest of waters. The vessel can cruise at around 25 knots to get you to the best spots in no time and is rigged with tons of equipment to enjoy some great fishing when you get there.

The boat has fishfinder to sound out the best spots, an icebox to keep all your catch fresh, and quality fishing tackle for a wide range of techniques. Island Marine Punta Cana specializes in running light tackle casting and fly fishing adventures on this boat, but you will also have the option to troll and jig to bring in the best catch.

You will be fishing out in the calm, reef-protected waters around Punta Cana and Juanillo. These trips are great for those who suffer from seasickness or just don’t like the idea of spending the whole day at sea. With this many awesome fish so nearby, who can blame them?

Fly anglers will need to bring their own equipment but regular tackle will be furnished, alongside a variety of lures and plenty beer, sodas, and water. On six-hour trips, you will also be given some snacks to keep you going. All you need to bring is your camera, your license, and plenty of energy, because this is going to be one seriously special trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    With a solid six hours on the water, you will be able to hit the most remote and productive spots (still just a quick boat ride away) with tons of time to target the awesome fish which live there.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the morning fishing the local flats, shallow bays, inshore reefs, and more. Target a massive range of species, from Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish to tasty Snappers and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Head out on the water for a fun afternoon battling great inshore species. Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and Bonefish all inhabit these waters, making them a dream for any shallow-water angler.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 325
    up to 4 persons
    Spend a few hours fishing the bays and shallow reefs for a huge range of table and game species. If you want to enjoy some of Punta Cana's awesome fishing, but don't want to spend the whole day doing so, this is the trip for you!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 325
    up to 4 persons
    Head out for a quick afternoon on the water, targeting Bonefish, Jacks, Snook, Permit, Tarpon, Snapper. This is a great way to sample Punta Cana's fishing without heading way offshore.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish
Jack Crevalle
Permit
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
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
PayPal

About the Charter Operator

Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Member since December 2013
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My name is Humberto Quintana and I am the owner and the operator of Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters. I've been fishing in the Punta Cana area for 20 years. In February 2013, I decided to take the leap and make my passion for fishing more than a hobby. I started the business with one vessel, the Emily, and before we knew it, she was at the top of Marina Cap Cana’s billfish charts!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Punta Cana Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.56 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Awesome morning with Captain Marvin. Put me on Jacks (blue and yellow), snook, bone fish and barracuda. Bring your own gear and flies as they don’t provide any fly fishing equipment. They will put you on fish. The 8wt was perfect. A 9wt would work well with the wind. All in all a great morning. Owner Captain Humberto was very happy to accommodate my need to chicks fly. Thank you Humberto.

Fished March 4, 2018
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From the outset, while still in the marina, I told our guide that we would like to fly fish for bonefish, tarpon, and permit in shallow water. We had our own equipment. He said “sure”.

I knew from some other reviews, some guys have had good experiences fly fishing there although it wasn’t with our same guide. I wasn’t expecting a guide to be super experienced in the whole fly fishing thing, but was hoping he could at least get us in the vicinity of the fish.

Our guide proceeded to take us out to water that was probably at least 15-20 feet deep or more with large swells for a 19 ft boat. It didn’t feel unsafe however. My son and I tried fly fishing for around 30 minutes but soon realized we weren’t going to be successful in that type of water.

At that point we decided to just fish using his conventional tackle. This consisted of just trolling around the reef structure with double rigged soft plastics. Finally after an hour and a half or so into the trip, my son caught a fish. Then it was slow going again. All the guide said was “I guess the fish are sleeping “.  He didn’t change lures, go to a different spot or anything else to get us into fish. Just kept trolling back and forth in the same general area. My son did catch 4 fish. I caught zero.

On the way back to the marina, we drove by what looked like the perfect type of shallow water we would have liked to have tried with flies.

At that point our guide did take us to a back part of the marina for us to use our fly rods. That was a nice thing for him to do, but no fish.

Overall it was a disappointment. Maybe there was more of a language barrier than I thought. Maybe he didn’t understand my original request. But still I would have hoped for more than 4 fish.
Our guide was nice, but I feel more effort could have been made to get us into fish.

As my son said, “that’s over $100 dollars a fish “.

Fished July 27, 2017
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A fantastic day with Captain Miguel on the 19’ Mako flats boat/skiff for inshore fly fishing. Was in to fish early, beautiful water and the guide knew where the fish were.
Very grateful to Lorraine at Island Marine in helping with the details after booking the trip.

Fished April 20, 2017
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