First Class Fishing - Shekinah

Cortecito Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

First Class Fishing Charters in Punta Cana has been in business since 1992 and has since then put countless smiles on their guests’ faces and fish on their hooks. They are a well organized and experienced crew who put a lot of energy into maintaining their boats, keeping them clean and educating their customers on the fishing techniques and fish. They will help you any way they can in order to see you reeling in the fish of your dreams.  Their Captains and Mates, some of whom fished these very same waters as kids, know where the fish hide, they know all the best “hot spots”.

You will fish aboard their 42 foot Bertram offshore sport fishing boat, which was originally built in 1992 and restored in 2015. This beauty is powered by two 450 HP Detroit engines and runs smoothly on choppy waters. The boat is equipped with a GPS, a VHF radio, a fishfinder and a radar, as well as the necessary safety equipment such as life jackets, a life raft, fire extinguishers and a first-aid kit. You will also find its flybridge and toilet very useful, especially if you are spending the day out on the water with kids. The icebox will preserve the freshness of the catch until you return to the shore.

First Class Fishing Charters will take you fishing in the Punta Cana offshore waters, and depending on the trip you take, you can go 2 to 10 miles offshore as the big game fish stay close to the shore in this region. You will target Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel which are all plentiful in this area. The crew will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, and baits, as well as a fishing license and snacks and drinks, so you can have a beautiful stress free day on the sea. If you are taking the full day trip, please bring some lunch. It is advisable you always bring sun hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and towels on all trips in order to shield yourself from the tropical sun of Punta Cana.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hours VIP Marlin Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 7 persons
    This is an exclusive Marlin trip for real enthusiasts who love the thrill of catching one of the best fighting fish that also puts up a great show for the anglers as it leaps out of the water. On this trip, you will have snack on board, beers, soft drinks and ice. Up to 7 fishermen and 2 watchers per fishing charter boat are allowed. Pick up from any resort in the Punta Cana area.
  • Private trip
    Private Marlin Fishing Full Day
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 7 persons
    This is a full day of 8 hours of Marlin fishing for up to 7 friends on board. For those experienced anglers that have fished in other tropical destinations you know that a short ride to catch fish is a very big deal. Up to 7 anglers and 2 watchers are allowed per trip, and you can arrange the pick up from any resort in the Punta Cana area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter - AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 7 persons
    This is a great 4 hours private fishing trip for up to 7 fishermen on a big sports fishing boat targeting Marlins, Sailfish, King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. Pick up transfer from any resort in the Punta Cana area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter - PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 7 persons
    This trip will depart in the afternoon and provide you with some great time on the water targeting big game fish such as Marlins, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and King Mackerel among other fish species available in the area. This trip will even allow you to see the beautiful sunset on the water. Up to 7 anglers. Pick up from any resort in the Punta Cana area.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Sailfish
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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
Crew Keeps 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
Visa
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

First Class Fishing Charter
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Member since November 2016
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"Fishing is my passion" - says Captain Claudel who started his business many years ago, and has since then gathered a crew of experienced captain and mates. They all love fishing and enjoy being on the water with their guests, and feel genuine happiness any time their guest catch fish. They are able to give any fishing advice needed to land big fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Punta Cana Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.52 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Fished December 24, 2017
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I never got the boat I paid for. There was also no lunch included, although I paid for it. It looked like the boat I paid for a private charter was being used for a large group of individual guests fishing.

Fished April 10, 2017
First Class Fishing Charter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 17, 2017

Sorry to hear that but the is no lunch included in your Package, you use the boat you booked.

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Sea was awful like a roller coaster. Captain shud probably have cancelled to go another day but said it wud be ok. Had to end trip early because girlfriend was very sick which is unusual because she is actually in the royal navy!! Not offered any money back either and it cost £600! Only caught 1 barracuda. Disappointed to say the least.

Fished March 27, 2017
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