Fish Curacao on Papucho IV

Caracasbaaiweg
Willemstad, Curacao

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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
Description

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.

Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Flybridge
Snorkelling 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
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 captain 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: 17 hours
Response rate: 80%

Curacao Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.72 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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We had a fantastic experience aboard the Papucho IV.  Captain Gordo and his mates were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and really worked hard to get me my first marlin, a 250lb blue.
During the bite, the crew was insanely good. After a refusal of the first bait, they kept the fish interested while feeding him a ballyhoo on a chugger head that he absolutely clobbered. We landed a few mahi, multiple yellowfins, and a blackfin and had quite a few wahoo short strike the ballyhoo. These guys would shine up against top guides anywhere in the world, and the boat is a rough water tank.
We will be back for sure!
Tony + Meggan

 

 

 

 

 

Meggan E Wood • Fished January 4, 2017
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 9, 2017

Mr Tony and mrs Megan,

Thanks again for choosing us and guys are just great to have.
Also I have sent you the video I made of the blue marlin release hope you like it.

Hopefully we will meet again some day.

Take care and tight lines

All the best

Gordo

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There was 3 adults and 4 children on our fishing trip. We didn’t catch anything but it wasn’t for the lack of effort of captain Gordo and his crew they were great. Very friendly and knowledgeable on stuff about the island and the ocean. Thanks again captain Gordo we will try again with you next time.

Paul Wiezorek • Fished February 19, 2016
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 1, 2016

Mr Paul ,

That is fishing indeed , we give our best and try hard.
Still thank you for choosing us , you where great people to have aboard.

Regards,
Capt.Gordo

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great day in spite of sea conditions 4-7 We tagged a 400lb blue marlin and a 100lb white marlin Mr. Blue took 13/4 hours to tag and moved us 6+ miles from the strike. The captain worked as a great team to raise the fish and get it to the boat ,  Seven times to the double line.  We also had a wahoo and a double mahi

Richard Delson  • Fished January 25, 2016
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Location

  • Caracasbaaiweg, Willemstad
    , Curacao