First Class Fishing – Shekinah

Your Punta Cana fishing adventure starts right here, right now. First Class Fishing charters has been exploring these waters since 1992, and loves nothing more than putting smiles on their guests’ faces – and fish on their hooks!

This organized, experienced crew put plenty of energy into maintaining their boats, keeping them clean, and educating their customers on fishing techniques and local species. Their captains and first mates, some of whom fished these very waters as kids, know exactly where the fish hide, as well as how to reel ‘em in.

You’ll cast off aboard a 42’ Bertram offshore sport fishing boat, capable of accommodating up to 7 guests. This beauty is powered by twin 450 HP Detroit engines and runs smoothly on choppy waters. She’s equipped with GPS, VHF radio, a fishfinder, and radar, as well as all the necessary safety equipment, so you’ll be in for a secure and comfortable trip.

The vessel is also decked out with a flybridge, so come take in some amazing views. There’s a full toilet on board, perfect for families traveling with little ones, and an icebox to preserve the freshness of your catch while you return to the shore.

Punta Cana’s offshore waters are seriously fish-filled, and your captain will have you exploring the hottest spots on your trip. You can travel from 2–10 miles offshore, where you’ll come across big game favorites such as Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel. You don’t have to go far to experience some incredible rod-bending action!

Your crew will provide rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as a fishing license and snacks and drinks for the day. Punta Cana’s tropical weather makes for some excellent fishing conditions, but make sure you bring weather-appropriate clothing and sunscreen to beat the heat. Come experience a first-class fishing adventure on board First Class Fishing charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Marlin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    This is an exclusive Marlin trip for seriously angling enthusiasts! If you love the thrill of catching one of the best fighting fish around, this is the trip for you. Cast your line for Marlin and watch as it puts on a real show for you as it leaps out of the water. On this trip, you will have a snack on board, as well as beers, soft drinks, and ice. Your fishing gear and license are all included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Marlin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    What could be better than spending a full-day targeting this hard-fighting prized fish? Marlin can be found extremely close to shore hear, meaning less time traveling and more time fishing – a short journey out to catch a fish like this is a very big deal! Your captain will provide all the gear you need, as well as a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you're an early bird, join your captain on this adventure and get ready to target the morning bite! You'll head out to productive waters for the chance to cast your line for Marlin, Sailfish, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi. All of your fishing gear is included, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Want to hit the snooze button a few times before embarking on your trip? Join your captain on this afternoon adventure! You'll have a fantastic time on the water targeting big game fish such as Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and King Mackerel, among other hard-fighters that are available in the area. This trip will even allow you to see a beautiful sunset from the water. All fishing gear is included, as well as your license.

About the Charter Operator

First Class Fishing Charter
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
10 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
"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. This team loves fishing and being out on the water with their guests, and feel genuine happiness whenever their guest catch fish. You'll find plenty of helpful advice on offer from your captain and mates, too, so come battle that big game fish of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Sailfish Sailfish
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

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3.50
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Good experience
63%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
63%
Appropriate for children
38%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
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Jeff W.
Crest Hill, Illinois
 5.00
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VERIFIED   December 24, 2017
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Michael M.
Santo Domingo, Nacional
 4.00
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Half day with first class fishing

VERIFIED   January 6, 2017
The water was clear but alittle choppy would have been better if we caught fish but that is the way it goes sometimes.Overall...
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Dan O.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
 3.33
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 19, 2019
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Paul T.
London, England
 4.00
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Half day private charter

VERIFIED   March 27, 2017
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...
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Judy U.
Griffith, Indiana
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 7, 2017
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