Island Marine Punta Cana - 19' Mako
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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About this listing
Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.
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About the Charter Operator
Member since December 2013
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Went fishing on March 4, 2018
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 2018Fished March 4, 2018Scott Stone recommends Island Marine Punta Cana - 19' Mako
Went fishing on July 27, 2017
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 2017Fished July 27, 2017Shannon Stokes does not recommend Island Marine Punta Cana - 19' Mako
Went fishing on April 20, 2017
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 2017Fished April 20, 2017Carter Davidson recommends Island Marine Punta Cana - 19' Mako
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