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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    3/4 Day Trip (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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.
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About the Captain

Nelson Herrera
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
16 Fishing Reports
180 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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

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
Up to 20 miles
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Seasonal fruit
Drinks
Beer, Soft Drinks & Water
First Mate
Tips are very appreciated
Fishing License
Lunch
Sandwich

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory
Marlins

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 177 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Carl S.
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 11, 2022
I want to make sure everyone understands the fishing in the Dominican, the captain and crew works hard to put you on fish ,...
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Lynn W.
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4-Hour PM Trip With Captain Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 1, 2023
We enjoyed a fun afternoon of fishing on 1-1-23. The weather was great, the boat was nice (including a bathroom), the variety...
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Lori G.
Kingman, AZ
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Full Day with Captain Nelson

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 28, 2022
We had a great time. The weather was cloudy and rainy, and, the seas were ROUGH! Captain Nelson and first mate(so bad of me...
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Corey C.
Toronto, Ontario
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Full day of fishing with Captain Nelson Herrera

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 21, 2022
Great day of fishing!  As a life long fishing guide and resort owner I was very pleased and happy with the service from Captain...
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Zeb H.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Fantastic Day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 6, 2022
I seldom take a vacation without doing a Deep Sea Fishing day and was extremely satisfied with this trip. The boat was one...
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FAQs about High Z’s Fishing Tour

High Z’s Fishing Tour offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $65 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $65 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 5 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 5 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (copy) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with High Z’s Fishing Tour, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment Available upon request, no age limit
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with High Z’s Fishing Tour include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Seasonal fruit)
  • Drinks (Beer, Soft Drinks & Water)
  • First Mate (Tips are very appreciated)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Sandwich )

High Z’s Fishing Tour offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles)
  • Reef Fishing

High Z’s Fishing Tour offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with High Z’s Fishing Tour include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Wahoo