Fish Curacao on Papucho IV

Caracasbaaiweg
Willemstad, Curacao

Come experience the thrill of deep sea fishing off the coast of Curacao! Join Captain Gordo on the ‘Papucho IV’ in search of Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and more. Whether you’re an experienced offshore pro or planning your first deep sea fishing trip, Fish Curacao are the best crew to take you on a half or full day fishing adventure.

The ‘Papucho IV’ is a 45 ft Hatteras sport fisherman that is fully rigged for big game tournaments. It is a large, clean and comfortable yacht with an airconditioned interior. Together with its excellent equipment and features, and the captain’s fishing and navigating skills, the Papucho IV is one of the most successful charter boats for offshore fishing.

Captain Gordo has won various major fishing tournaments in Curacao and the region, most recently the prestigious Presidential Challenge Central America: The 2011 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup. He is a young and enthusiastic captain, and will do whatever it takes to land you a trophy catch and to give you the time of your life!

Captain Gordo has been fishing since childhood. He was a frequent visitor of the Curacao Yacht Club and took every opportunity to fish with the older and experienced members to learn the tricks of the trade. With his experience and being a connoisseur of the conditions of the sea surrounding the island and the fish that live in these waters, he is certainly one of the most reliable providers of deep sea fishing trips.

He speaks English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamentu fluently.

Come experience the thrill of deep sea fishing off the coast of Curacao! Join Captain Gordo on the ‘Papucho IV’ in search of Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and more. Whether you’re an experienced offshore pro or planning your first dee


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
  • 6 Hour Fishing Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hatteras 45 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 600HP Cummins QSC 8.3 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (White)

 
Rainbow Runner
 
Sailfish

 
Tuna (Albacore)
 
Tuna (Skipjack)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Beer, soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
only on full day trips
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
client get fish for a decent diner
 
Catch and Release Allowed
All Bill Fish are released
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon)
Willemstad, Curacao
Member since April 2014
Captain Gordo has won various major fishing tournaments in Curacao and the region, for example the prestigious Presidential Challenge Central America: The 2011 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup. This young and enthusiastic captain has been fishing since childhood. He took every opportunity to fish with the older and experienced fishermen to learn the tricks of the trade.
Response time: 443 hours
Response rate: 81%

Willemstad Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.69 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Captain Gordo and his mate Cornell could not have been more pleasant, professional, or skilled.  They worked their buts off to get us in the fish and keep us there.  Without a doubt it was the best fishing charter I have ever taken.  We caught 7 tuna, 1 wahoo, 1 mahi, 2 barracuda, and released a 400 lb Marlin.  I could not recommend this trip higher!!!
If you are heading to Curacao and love to fish, Captain Gordo and his Papachu IV are 100% the way to go.

Fished December 30, 2017
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 1, 2018

I was my pleasure sir,

We had a good day full of action !

I will sent you the videos and pics I made tomorrow.

Regards and thanks again for choosing Fish Curacao
Gordo

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Fished November 14, 2017
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 26, 2017

Mr Gessner,

Thank ou for your review , it is much appriciated !

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Fished July 15, 2017
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 24, 2017

Thank you guys for your patience as in the morning we were not getting any bites , and finally got some mahi’s and a blue marlin !!

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