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

Targeted Species

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

  Rainbow Runner
  Sailfish
  Tuna (Albacore)
  Tuna (Skipjack)

  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  Wahoo

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon)
Willemstad, Curacao
Member since April 2014
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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: 11 hours
Response rate: 83%

Willemstad Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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AWESOME trip!!! 2 nice wahoo and about a dozen skipjack (getting caught 3 at a time!) Captain Gordo and Cornell worked their butts off to get fish in the boat!!! The best was catching wahoo on a handlne. Highly recommend these guys!!!

Fished March 19, 2018
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Meet Captain Gordo and General the deck hand. Headed out and hooked several fish but some got off. We had two Marlin on at one time, one got off but landed the other one. On way back to port we hooked a Sail Fish and landed it. The captain and deckhand was right on the spot. Would recommend the boat and crew highly. I filled two fish on my bucket list with this crew. Thanks guys!!!

Fished February 26, 2018
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 3, 2018

Mr John it was a pleasure fishing with you. A blue marlin and a sail fish will also make my day every single time. Blue Marlin is also tagged and you should receive a certificate soon from the Billfish foundation.

Take acre and all the best !

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Had a nice trip with Capt Gordo. A friendly Captain with plenty of experience. Went 0 for 3 on the Wahoo bite. I’d take those chances again next time though. Overall had a good day.

Fished February 24, 2018
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 8, 2018

Mr John , we did have a slow day that trip unfortunately, live baiting tuna fir wahoo is a hard way to catch as the were not biting by just trolling, think we had a good laugh that day dough.

I hope you enjoyed your stay here and maybe next time.

regards,
capt.gordo

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