High Z’s Fishing Tour

(74) In demand!
Ocean World Marina Cofresi
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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, Wahoo, and Shark 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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    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, Wahoo and Shark. Please remember your sunscreen! Tips for the First Mate are greatly appreciated.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    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, Wahoo and Shark with the extra time you'll have.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    Service includes soda, beer, water, fruits, snacks and round trip to point of origin. You can expect to catch Mahi Mahi and Shark. Don't forget your sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Nurse)

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

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 Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Nelson Herrera
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Member since December 2013
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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.
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Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

4.82 out of 5 stars from 74 reviews

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El Capitan Nelson is great.  Fun day fishing.  Very worth the trip.  Would highly recommend compared to other options.

Nelson picked us up from our hotel in Cabarete and chauffeured us to his fishing boat in Puerto Plata and after fishing took us to the Brugal rum factory tour at our request before taking us back to cabarete.  Very friendly and nice guy.

Fished August 22, 2018
Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 28, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!  Hope to see you again in the future!

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My recent experience with Captain Herrera and High Z’s was top notch. From when the Captain picked us up in Cabarete until he dropped us off in the afternoon the service and experience was some of the best I’ve had on a fishing trip. Captain H and his first mate were very friendly and helpful throughout the fishing trip, making it a truly personable experience. The boat handled the water well and the fishing equipment was of high quality. Unfortunately we only caught one fish, a 3+ foot barracuda - a specimen I’d never reeled in before, so that more than made up for the lack of bites. Although there may be other fishing ventures in the area that appear to offer higher value, I would definitely join Captain H again, but likely on a 6 or 8 hour trip that would allow us to get into deeper water.

Fished August 22, 2018
Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 23, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!  Sometimes the seaweeds lines are away and 4 hours are not good enough, so I recommend to book a 6 or 8 hours trip better.

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Wonderful day, I gave the day of fishing to my boyfriend who realized a dream ... he fished a 50 pounds king fish and a barracuda..thanks Capt.Nelson ... Ilaria and Daniele, Venice - Italy

Fished August 8, 2018
Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 21, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, this is part of our commiment make your dreams comes true!  Hope to see you again in the future!

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