Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat

Join Big Marlin Charters for an unforgettable bottom fishing adventure! This type of fishing is especially great if you’re coming with your family or a group of friends, and want a relaxing day on the water. It will be fun but not exhausting. Captain Yustas has been guiding fishing trips in the area his whole life and knows how to adjust each trip to his guests, no matter how different their fishing skills are.

You’ll go out on a 26’ Grady White catamaran that accommodates up to four guests. The “Fat Cat” is safe, wide, and stable, so rest assured there won’t be any seasickness. The boat is powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines, has lots of storage, and features a cabin and a private toilet. You’ll also find snorkeling gear if you want to take a dip!

All geared up with light tackle and spearfishing equipment, you’ll go after different types of Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, Permit, Rainbow Runner, and Barracuda. First, you’ll go bottom fishing, then troll, and finally reef fishing. Your trophies come along with you and the crew will clean them first.

The crew will make sure you have everything you need on the boat. They cover your license, prepare rods, reels, and a variety of lures, bring soft drinks, and prepare lunch (on a 6-hour trip). You only need to bring some snacks and sun protection.

Hop aboard Marlin Charters for a day filled with fun, excitement, and tasty catch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    More time on the boat will let you change fishing spots and target different types of fish. You'll go after Permit, Barracuda, Snapper, Amberjack, and more. These aren't big game fish and work great if you're a beginner or simply don't want to exhaust yourself. Kids are welcome, so bring the whole family along!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This 4-hour trip will take you inshore fishing close to the Atlantic reef. Try bottom fishing for relaxing and fun time on the water. There won't be any big game fish, but you'll go after predators like Groupers, Yellowtail Snapper, Soldierfish, Moonfish, Murenas, Angelfish and other tropical fish.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Spend this fun afternoon catching Snapper, Permit, Grouper, and more! Cold drinks such as water, coke, beer, and rum are included. Light tackle to catch the bait and medium-heavy spinning rods and reels included.
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About the Charter Operator

BocaChicaCharter
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
163 Customer Reviews
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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

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Permit Permit
Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Grady White (Catamaran) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 19, 2021
My daughter wanted to swim in the ocean so we popped down to the Dominican Republic for a few days, during which we hooked...
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VERIFIED   Inshore Reef Fishing (PM) on March 24, 2021
What a great morning! Beautiful weather, great fishing, spectacular ocean! Yurii, our captain was wonderful- very knowledgeable...
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FAQs about Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat

Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Inshore Reef Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Inshore Reef Fishing (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Always clean and good smell.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Fins and masks standard sizes)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment (Request in advance)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Just for 6-hour trip)

Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Up to 3 miles)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Bottom fishing close to reef)
  • Wreck Fishing

Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Spearfishing (We know some good places but pleae ask option befor)

Top targeted fish species with Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Permit
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack