Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'

The Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana is home to some seriously fish-filled waters. Why not come explore them alongside a local Dominican captain, on board a luxurious vessel? That’s exactly what you’ll get with Big Marlin Charters. This crew can’t wait to take you on the deep sea fishing adventure of your dreams!

Exploring these beautiful waters for world-famous, hard-fighting big game fish is a spectacular event, so it only makes sense that you should cast off from a spectacular vessel. On board “Gone Dog,” a 37’ Riviera boat, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect day on the water.

This vessel has room for up to 6 guests to cast their lines in luxury and is decked out with GPS, fishfinder, outriggers and a fighting chair to help bring in those blue water beasts. She also boasts a huge flybridge with leather couches, as well as a shower and toilet. The stern has lots of room and is conveniently shaded by a wide bimini, and the bow is an ideal spot for relaxing.

Punta Cana’s waters are full of some incredible fish, and you’ll have the chance to do battle with some famous names even on shorter trips. You’ll come fact-to-gills with prized species such as Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and King Mackerel. Even better? You can combine your fishing trip with snorkeling or swimming in these waters, too.

You’ll be armed with carefully-selected Penn rods, Penn reels and Rapala tackle, including top-of-the-line powerful Penn International reels, which can drag out trophy catches including Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi.

It doesn’t stop there, either – on board, you’ll be served cold drinks including rum, coke, water, and beer, and lunch is provided on longer trips. You’ll be escorted to and from your hotel in a private van, and will be provided with a fishing license.

All that’s left is to cast off with Big Marlin Charters – they can’t wait to welcome you on board for the experience of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    If you're looking for the perfect introduction to big game fishing in Punta Cana, join your captain on this 4-hour morning adventure! You'll have the chance to target prized fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel. You'll be guided by an experienced local captain and an English-speaking first mate. Private van transfer to and from your hotel is included in your trip, as well as beer, water, rum, and coke. Your fishing gear will be provided for you, as well as a license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    Punta Cana is known for its big game fishing, and this 4-hour afternoon trip is the perfect introduction! You'll have the chance to target prized fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and King Mackerel. You'll be guided by an experienced local captain and an English-speaking first mate. Private van transfer to and from your hotel is included in your trip, as well as beer, water, rum, and coke. Your fishing gear will be provided for you, as will lures, bait, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    If you want to spend more time on the water and increase your chances of hooking some world-famous big game fish, join your captain on this 6-hour adventure. You'll be targeting hard-fighting fish such as Marlin species, Mahi Mahi, Tuna varieties, and Wahoo, alongside an experienced Dominican captain and English-speaking mate. Private van transfer to and from your hotel is included, as well as beer, water, rum, coke, and lunch. Your captain will provide top-quality fishing gear and your license, too.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Marlin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $990
    If you want to battle this mighty Billfish, come aboard this special 9-hour charter! You'll be transferred to and from your hotel in a private van, and will be provided with beer, water, rum coke, and lunch, so all you need to think about is how you're going to hook yourself a huge Marlin. You'll be guided by a local Dominican captain and an English-speaking first mate, and will have time to also swim or snorkel in these beautiful waters, if you choose.
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About the Captain

Yustas Fortuna
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
312 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
Fishing for a living was always a dream that Captain Yustas Fortuna wanted to come true – and it finally did. The captain has been passionate about fishing his whole life. There's nothing else he'd rather do and he's happy spending every day on the water. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, he's happy to show you the ropes and get you your dream catch. Capt. Yustas works alongside other local captains and first mates, who also provide exciting fishing adventures.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Riviera (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 350HP Cummins 6BTA Recon engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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 Punta Cana to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 107 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Eddie and Willie
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Lisa B.
Sioux Falls, SD
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Half Day Trip with Eddie and Willie

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 1, 2022
We had the BEST time on our half-day trip with Eddie and Willie. Eddie did everything he possibly could to help us catch fish....
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DAVID W.
Marietta, GA
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Full day on "Gone Dog" was a success!

VERIFIED   9 Hour Marlin Trip on May 6, 2022
We had a such a great time with the First Mate and Captain.  They kept us smiling all day and once we got into some fish they...
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Kyle M.
Glendale, AZ
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 18, 2022
Rough seas could not stop these guys from putting us on some fish! 3 Mahi and a barracuda later I had nothing bad to say abou...
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Zach H.
Nashville, TN
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5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 22, 2022
I would highly recommend Big Marlin Charters in Punta Cana. The captain and first mate were very knowledgable and entertaining...
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Jacob C.
Dominican Republic
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Half day trip with captain mike

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 22, 2022
It was an awesome experience, the first mate was phenomenal with his expertise & person skills . We were lucky enough to catch...
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FAQs about Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'

Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $990 per group - 9 Hour Marlin Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37' offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo