Cap Cana Marina
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Boat Specs

Mares 45 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990 and restored in 2002. Powered by 2 650HP Caterpillar engines with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

45 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

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 8 anglers per trip. The boat is located at the exclusive CapCana Marina, a 10 minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport and a 15-20 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, 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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
local beer Presidente, local rum, Coca-Cola, water
First Mate
Fishing Licence
ham and cheese sandwiches with chips
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

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, Check, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Company

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

4.74 out of 5 stars from 43 reviews

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We had 4 of us for a 3/4 day trip. Caught 22 mahi. Nice boat, great crew.

David Hair • Fished Oct 10, 2016
Dr. Elias J. Sobrino Najul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 12, 2016

Wow! That was a record day for us! First time in our history chartering the Barbie! Thank so much for letting us be part of your experience! It is always our pleasure to provide the best experience possible in a high quality environment! I hope the Mahi-Mahi were delicious! Take care and come back soon!

Dr. Sobrino

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We had an amazing time with Manuel and Christian aboard the Barbie.  We stayed at a nearby resort and the transportation was there at the designated time to pick us up.  I sport fish all over the world and have used many different charters from Costa Rica to Bermuda, and I must say that the Barbie was the most well-equipped fishing vessel I have ever chartered!  Heck, they had a Bose surround sound system in the main cabin!  I normally travel with my own gear because most charter’s equipment is so poorly maintained that I have found myself too often fighting the fish AND the gear.  But not the Barbie.  They had THE BEST gear for fighting BIG FISH.  All of their reels were 2 speed and the rods were custom made.

The weather was PERFECT! 90 degrees, 2’-4’ waves with a slight breeze, a little cloud cover, late September.  We had a 6 hour charter and were about 30 minutes into trolling when we got our first bite.  Seaweed beds were abundant and Manuel definitely put us on the fish.  We caught a total of 7 mahi-mahi, with 3 double hook ups!  We also caught 2 barracuda.  We went a little further out in search of that elusive marlin or sailfish.  We trolled for about an hour as our time was winding down with no bites or action, and then out of nowhere, this huge blue marlin attacks the squid teasers!  It then took the ballyhoo next to the teasers, but just as soon as it got on, it came off!  Ouch!  A great time was had by all.

I would HIGHLY recommend the Barbie to anyone vacationing in the DR who wants to do some serious fishing!

Spencer Iverson • Fished Sep 25, 2016
Dr. Elias J. Sobrino Najul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 12, 2016

It is our top priority to provide customers with the best experience along our quality equipment and top-notch team. It is great to hear you had a great time! If you ever come back to Punta Cana, just contact us and we will provide a 15% discount on your next charter! You had great catches! Take care!

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What a fabulous day on the water!!!  My husband and I went to Punta Cana for our 20th wedding anniversary and our #1 to do was a fishing charter!  We are so happy we choose The Barbie!  Fantastic Boat, Great Equipment and the Captain and Mate were simply amazing and most importantly extremely welcoming and professional!  If you are looking to book a charter, The Barbie should be your choice!  Thanks again for a great day on the water!  Hope and Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson  • Fished Sep 21, 2016
Dr. Elias J. Sobrino Najul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 12, 2016

It is always a pleasure for us to see happy customers with great catches (except for the first one, but a catch is a catch!) Come back soon! I hope you had a great time on the Barbie Fishing Team! Take care!

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  • Cap Cana Marina, Punta Cana
    23000, Dominican Republic