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
    9 Hour Marlin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $990
    price breakdown
    $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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $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
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $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 12:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $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.
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About the Charter Operator

BocaChicaCharter
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
89 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
"Fishing for a living was always a dream that I wanted to come true" – and it finally did. Captain Yustas Fortuna 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. Wether 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) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

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
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Bed
Flybridge

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
4.93
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Child size Dorado (Mahi Mahi)!
Obviously comfortable accommodations!
Fun for the whole family!
+2
Angler Rating
8
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0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Matt L.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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6 hours on Gone Dog - What a day!

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
My family had a blast with Captain Cocote and First Mate Vladimir aboard Gone Dog! I’ve been offshore big game fishing in...
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Dan C.
Evans, GA
 5.00
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9hr trip with Capt. Yustas

VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
Booked the 9hr trip with Capt. Yustas and the Gone Dog crew for my wife’s 50th birthday for her to try and fulfill her...
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William B.
Dallas, Texas
 5.00
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Half day trip with Gone Dog

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
The overall experience with this boat was amazing.  They were super friendly and very easy to communicate with before...
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Colin C.
Dominican Republic
 5.00
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9 hour trip on gone dog

VERIFIED   March 8, 2020
What a awesome experience I loved every minute of it! The boat and crew were fantastic making sure I was well looked after....
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Allan S.
Dominican Republic
 4.33
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Half day trup

VERIFIED   NEW  October 12, 2020
Yuri, the first mate, did a great job. Fishing was great. Catching not so much. We did land one Dorado.
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