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.

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, th


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  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 450 private charter
  • 3 Hour Trip (AM)
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 325 private charter
  • 3 Hour Trip (PM)
    3 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 325 private charter
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About this listing

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
client brings equipment
Targeted Species
 
Bonefish
 
Jack (African Pompano)

 
Jack Crevalle
 
Permit

 
Snapper (Yellowtail)
 
Snook

 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
6+ hours
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Charter Operator

Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Member since December 2013
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

3.27 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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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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Very pretty area.  Reservations and taxi booking went well.  Was rough water day.  We saw lots of fish but only caught four.  I felt our guide was very knowledgeable for off shore fishing but wasn’t as sharp for the inshore trip.  When the standard program didn’t work, he didn’t have a back up plan.

Fished April 5, 2017
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