Fish Curacao on Papucho IV

Fish Curacao offers you the chance to experience the island’s incredible sportfishing with one of the best teams in the business! 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, this is the best crew to take you on a half or full day fishing adventure.

The ‘Papucho IV’ is a 45’ Hatteras sportfisher that is fully rigged for big game tournaments. It is a large, clean and comfortable yacht with an air-conditioned 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.

The waters around Curacao are famous for both the number and the size of the fish you can find here. Even on a half day trip, you can expect to run into Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Book in for a full day, and you can take on a full cast of bluewater beasts with the chance of hooking a real record-breaker.

You will be provided with tournament-grade tackle at a variety of test strengths to match the wide mix of species you will be battling. Choose between trolling, spinning, bottom fishing, and traditional handline fishing to bring your fish.

If you’re all about the thrill of the fight, Capt. Gordo will focus on nothing but Billfish all day long. Want something tasty to take away? He will switch things up and load the boat with Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Rainbow Runner. Everything you need is waiting aboard, all that’s missing for the perfect charter is you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Spend the morning fishing for big game species like Tuna and Billfish on this exciting 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of bluewater battles against Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    This trip is great for groups looking to catch better fish without spending the whole day at sea. Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and more are on the cards on this 6-hour charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    With the whole day onboard, you can hit the best spots with enough time to take on all of Curacao's many big game brutes. Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi–what you target will depend on the time of year, but it will definitely be big!
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About the Captain

Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon)
Willemstad, Curacao
3 Fishing Reports
52 Customer reviews
Response time 11 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Hatteras (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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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
Client get fish for a decent dinner
Crew Keeps Catch
Most of the catch stays with the boat
Catch and Release Allowed
All Billfish are released

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (58)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
74%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Reinhard H.
Rice, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Ein toller Angeltag

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 10, 2022
Die Fahrt mit der Papucho IV war ein gelungenes Event. Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Marlin gefangen. Die Fische waren an...
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Jeremy W.
Pompano Beach, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 5, 2022
Great trip! Started fishing almost right of the inlet and continued the entire day. This wasn’t just aimless fishing or “tourist...
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Olga K.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day in a stormy ocean

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 3, 2022
We were unfortunate with the weather and I asked our captain to take us to a calmer area. He kindly agreed but warned us that...
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Lisa D.
Sioux Falls, SD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great family day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 20, 2021
Everyone in our family thoroughly enjoyed the day. Crew was very accommodating of our sea sick members and altered the trip...
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Joe D.
Curaçao
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 25, 2022
Best team , most amazing boat, good times had by all!!!!
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FAQs about Fish Curacao on Papucho IV

Fish Curacao on Papucho IV offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Curacao on Papucho IV, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Curacao on Papucho IV include:
  • 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)

Fish Curacao on Papucho IV offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fish Curacao on Papucho IV offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Curacao on Papucho IV include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo