Barbie

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Cap Cana Marina
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Barbie is a custom-built 45 foot long Mares sportfisher, powered by twin 650HP engines. The boat’s shaded fly bridge features an assortment of navigational gear and charter electronics, including GPS, radar, radio, and fish finder. Barbie also has plenty of seating area on board, enough to accommodate all members of your party. For additional comfort, the boat comes equipped with a full kitchen, a couch and two bathrooms, as well as two bedrooms inside. The boat is fully air conditioned, and can hold groups of up to 6 anglers per trip. The boat is located at the exclusive CapCana Marina, a 10 minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport and a 15-25 minute drive from most hotels in Bávaro.

The cockpit is outfitted with a variety of tackle and fishing-related amenities, including a spacious livewell, tuna tubes, Shimano reels matched to custom Calstar graphite rods, and other high-quality fishing gear. The Barbie crew utilizes well maintained, high-caliber tackle, ranging from light to heavy. The boat is operated by Captain Manuel Mota Bol, a seasoned captain and a passionate fisherman, who, along with the rest of Barbie Fishing Team, is committed to doing everything they can to help you and your group get the most enjoyment out of your Punta Cana fishing experience.

Home to some of Caribbean’s biggest fishing tournaments and some of Dominican Republic’s most popular and productive fishing spots, Punta Cana plays host to a variety of both inshore and offshore game fish species, coveted by anglers worldwide. Depending on the season, you can choose to go searching for the likes of Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and many others.

All necessary fishing gear with artificial bait are provided by the crew. Lunch, refreshments, as well as fishing licenses for all occupants of the boat are covered by the Barbie team at no additional charge.

Barbie is a custom-built 45 foot long Mares sportfisher, powered by twin 650HP engines. The boat’s shaded fly bridge features an assortment of navigational gear and charter electronics, including GPS, radar, radio, and fish finder. Barbie also has


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Boat Specs

Mares 45 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2004. Powered by 2 650HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (White)
 
Sailfish

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Flybridge
Snorkeling 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
local beer Presidente, local rum, Coca-Cola, water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
ham and cheese sandwiches with chips
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Cana to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Charter Operator

Dr. Elias J. Sobrino Najul
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Member since June 2014
Internal Medicine Resident at VA Hospital in San Juan, PR.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Punta Cana Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.63 out of 5 stars from 79 reviews

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Captain and first mate were great. Caught 7 Mahi, 1 barracuda and one other fish. They worked hard to keep seaweed off lines baits fresh, and everyone comfortable. My wife and I had a great trip even though no marlin this time. We will book with the Barbie again . The whole experience from planning to getting back to the hotel was well done.  Big thank you to Dr. Sonji and the crew.

Fished July 15, 2017
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All the negative review were mainly the fishing area of the boat. Had not enough setting for 7 people to set or fish comfortable. Would not do it for more then 3 people. Was very pleased with captain and crew.

Fished July 12, 2017
Dr. Elias J. Sobrino Najul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 14, 2017

Dear Mr. Reale,

Thank you so much for your sincere words. To clear things out, our vessel is equipped to accommodate a maximum passenger capacity of 8 people and even with this capacity, we only limit the number of anglers to 6 people due to safety reasons. On every charter, our crew usually accommodate customers with 3 anglers in the console tower or cabin and 3 people in the fishing stern for maximum safety and comfort. We detailed all this information and maximum capacity in the charter’s description prior to departure and you agreed to our policy when booking the charter.

However, I find this review very surprising. It seems odd to me that you wrote a negative comment about our fishing area capacity, when the day before your charter, you asked us for the favor of accommodating an extra passenger and in good faith we agreed, because we believe that customers are always first and we strive for the best quality charter experience in Punta Cana. As I said, you asked us to accommodate an extra person and without any charge, we politely made an exception to our rules as we wanted you to share the experience with your entire group. And now, you claim that the stern area was not enough when we agreed to your own requests of adding an extra angler.

I believe it is a bit unfair to make this claim, when we were more than accommodating to your request. All we wanted was to provide an excellent service and customer satisfaction. Therefore, I wanted to clear out that it was you, the customer, who in fact wanted to have an additional angler above our recommended capacity of 6 anglers and we made the miscalculated decision of allowing it. Because of your accommodation request, you possibly felt that the area was not comfortable enough as an extra person can make a big difference. This is the first time that a customer make such claims and we wanted to point out that the Barbie is more than comfortable and adequate for a recommended group of 6 people as evidenced by our previous positive reviews. If a customer wants a bigger boat with a bigger stern, I believe FishingBooker has a variety of 60+ foot sport fishing vessels in CapCana Marina but at a higher price for customers who can afford it.

Regardless of this misunderstanding, I wanted to again thank you for choosing Barbie Fishing Charters for your experience. In fact, my Captain told me you had an amazing catch! You may find a picture of your catch in this review and evidence of our communication regarding the extra passenger. I hope you have a safe flight home!

Sincerely,

Dr. Sobrino

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We had a wonderful time.  The captain and his mate knew what they were doing.  Although we only got one fish it was exactly what we were looking for, a 81” white marlin!  I’ve charted boats in Costa Rica and Florida and I would recommend the Barbie and its crew over any of my past experiences.  I will use my experience on the Barbie as my standard for excellent service!  (I hope this is accurately translated to the captin and his mate).  Highly recommend.

Fished July 10, 2017
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