If you are fishing in the Dominican Republic you want to fish with Captain Nelson of High Z’s Fishing Tour. With over 36 years of experience, he has many prestigious Billfish tournaments to his name. You will fish in the safe knowledge he will do everything in his power to get you your trophy fish! Book between May and July and he can practically guarantee you to catch a Marlin - the season is that plentiful over there for this great fish!

And if for some reason fishing awesome fish like Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo isn’t your cup of tea, why not try spearfishing them instead? Up to 10 people can get up close and personal, and try their hand at spearfishing. Just let the Captain know before the trip if you would like to try.

High Z’s Fishing Tours have something for everyone. If you don’t want to fish big game, they are happy to bottom fish for Snapper, Yellowtail, and Grouper. Puerto Plata is a great fishing spot for bottom fishing, and you will not leave empty handed! Let Capt. Nelson know what you are interested in hooking and he will make your fishing dreams come true!

Captain Nelson loves to see you happy, and if you are feeling hungry on the longer trips, he knows exactly what to do! One of his passions in life is fishing, so as a special service he will cook the fish you have caught on board, for no extra fee! The journey from sea to plate has never been smaller or more delicious!

They use the best of Penn and Shimano rods and reels, and will also provide fruits and snacks on all trips. You can even expect a sandwich on the longer trips. The only thing not included is the tip for the First Mate. You will also need to bring sunscreen and polarized sunglasses.

All that’s left to do is book now and meet Captain Nelson on the water for an excellent fishing trip that you won’t forget in a hurry!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    With the extra time, Captain Nelson is happy to cook your catch on board! He has a love for both cooking and fishing, so is proud to share both of these passions with you. The extra time allows you to fish deeper and further. You will be able to target Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Please remember your sunscreen! Tips for the First Mate are greatly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Food inlcudes sandwiches, fruits and snacks. Drinks are beer, water and soda. This will be a round trip, and you can expect to catch Mahi Mahi and Wahoo with the extra time you'll have.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Service includes soda, beer, water, fruits, snacks and round trip to point of origin. You can expect to catch Mahi Mahi. Don't forget your sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This is a great trip for beginners who want a taste of big game fishing, without waking up too early! Soda, beer, water, fruits and snacks are included. This will be a round trip to the point of origin.
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About the Captain

Nelson Herrera
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
7 Fishing Reports
117 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2013
I grew up fishing in the Caribbean waters. I am a third generation fisherman, who grew up fishing with his dad and siblings at an early age. I have won many prestigious Billfish tournaments held in Ocean World, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Because of my curiosity for fishing at an early age, I asked many questions in the fishing docks to experienced fishermen who provided me with pointers and teaching methods. It was my passion for fishing that brought me to become a captain. On my trip you also get two for one with my passions: An experienced Fisherman and a Chef; to cook is another of my passions, so as a special service, we'll cook on board our catch for free.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Puerto Plata to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 8, 2020
Not only was the boat very clean , the refreshments were plentiful. The barracuda were nice to catch in the first 30 minutes....
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Full Day with Capt Nelson

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 11, 2020
Overall, not our best fishing trip for what we paid.  We didn’t catch anything the entire day, which we recognize can happen,...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 16, 2019
I have fished all over the world.  This is a very solid operation.  From the pickup at our hotel to the snacks and beers...
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Full day with Captain Nelson and Joelle

Full Day Trip on May 6, 2019
Captain Nelson and First Mate Joelle are top notch! And are very experienced fisherman as well! His boat is immaculate and...
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Great day of Dorado fishing with Capt Nelson and Joel.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 18, 2019
We were held up a little in the morning because of the DR Navy not letting any boats leave the Marina but that didn’t phase...
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