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!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $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 and license will be provided for you. No snacks/lunch on this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $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, lures, bait, and license will be provided for you. No snacks/lunch on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $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
    US $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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Billy B.
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Phenomenal experience!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 2, 2024
After reading many reviews on different fishing excursions, I couldn’t have been more pleased with my decision to book with...
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Earl M.
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on February 25, 2024
Weather was cloudy and choppy.  Got out on 4 hour after noon trip.  Caught a few fish.  Got one for my boys each and...
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Dave M.
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Great day out with Eddie and Will

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on June 28, 2024
Immediately started trolling once we left the beach We headed about 10 miles out from DR Hooked up on my first...
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Jon A.
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Eddie saved our trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 17, 2024
Big Marlin is a class act!  Eddy and Captain did everything they could to find the fish! We only found two but Eddie worked...
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Michael Z.
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A Great Day at Sea

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 6, 2024
Punta Cana fishing in June was great.  Beautiful weather, great boat, Eddie the first mate was outstanding, and each of us...
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FAQs about Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'

Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $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
  • Flybridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Sandwiches only for 6 hours and full day charters)
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

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:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
4 Fishing Reports
721 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

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Boat specs

Riviera (Sportfishing) 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
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Sandwiches only for 6 hours and full day charters
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

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 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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