Dulce Coco Fishing - Punta Cana

Dulce Coco Fishing offers the ultimate sportfishing experience for seasoned anglers looking to battle the biggest fish the ocean can throw at you. US-born Captain Paco Vela and his bilingual crew have built up a reputation as some of the best in the business, dominating the local tournaments and working with top brands to test the industry’s latest breakthroughs.

The Dulce Coco is a 41’ Hatteras sportfisher loaded up with the latest and greatest in sportfishing equipment. Tuna tubes, fighting chairs, outriggers, downriggers – you name it, she’s got it. This vessel is famous around Punta Cana and beyond, and when the best of the best roll into town, they know the boat they want to be on.

You will be launching out of the prestigious Marina Cap Cana, heading straight out to the deep blue waters offshore to either troll or deep drop for a huge variety of species. Deep dropping can bring in some awesome catches of deep sea fish, famed for their delicious taste and weird looks.

What Dulce Coco Fishing specializes in, though, is battling big game pelagics like Marlin and Sailfish. On 10-hour trips, you will be taken out to the FADs way offshore. You will spend the day battling monster Blue Marlin, super-sized Sailfish, and other species like the rare Shortbilled Spearfish - one of the most elusive of the Billfish Royal Slam.

Shorter trips still provide some awesome action. Even on a half day, you can hit deep water reefs or troll the blue for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and White Marlin (when in season). Whatever you do, you can count on Captain Paco to give you the fishing experience of your life!

All trips come with tournament-grade tackle and a variety of quality lures, some of which were developed right here onboard. You will also be given plenty of bait, fishing licenses for everyone onboard, and enough snacks, drinks, and food to keep you going through your hard-fought battles offshore.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multi-Day Trip - Marlin Madness
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Spend three days fishing the island's very best waters in search of grander Marlin, and a who's who of other top pelagic species. This trip involves three full, 10-hour trips at a discounted rate. Accommodation is not included and should be arranged separately. This trip is nothing more and nothing less than the ultimate offshore extravaganza for serious anglers wanting to catch the best fish the ocean can throw at you.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,900
    price breakdown
    $1,900
    The ultimate Marlin fishing experience! Spend the day fishing around the Punta Cana's world-famous FADs for monster Blue Marlin. You will also see plenty of White Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish, and more. If you choose to, you can spend the day targeting Swordfish instead. This is not for everyone and involves a lot of sitting and waiting but if you want a chance of monster Swordfish, this is the place to go.
  • Private trip
    Extended Trip - Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,900
    price breakdown
    $1,900
    Head out in search for the knight of the ocean world, fishing for these hard-fighting fish. Expect to travel to the fishing spot and back for about three hours in total, and to troll for Wahoo and Marlin along the way!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,695
    price breakdown
    $1,695
    This is where things start getting really special. Spend a full eight hours out on the water for the chance to battle Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Spearfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Extended Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Make your fishing trip full with adrenaline! Going further out to catch some Sharks, expect to troll away and back for about two hours for Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Marlin. When you reach your destination, get ready for fun and adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,395
    price breakdown
    $1,395
    An extra couple of hours let you get slightly further out, allowing for greater fishing time. Target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and more. This is a good entry-level trip but if you are serious about battling big game species, it is recommended you upgrade to the full day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $795
    price breakdown
    $795
    Spend the morning fishing offshore for a range of table and game species. Hit the reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda and more, or head to the high seas for a chance of battling big game pelagics like Mahi Mahi and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $795
    price breakdown
    $795
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local reefs for a variety of table and game species or head out to the deeper waters offshore to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    October Group Special (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Short trip for fall groups
  • Private trip
    October Group Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Short trip for fall groups
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About the Captain

Francisco Vela
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
15 Fishing Reports
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Captain Paco Vela is a USA-born captain that has built up a reputation as the man to go to if you are serious about catching big fish. From touring the tournament circuit to working with best brands in the business to help test new equipment, he ticks all the boxes of a world-class captain. Captain Paco is also dedicated to sustainable fishing, always releasing billfish to make sure that generations to come can enjoy the Dominican Republic's incredible fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 485HP Detroit Dies engines.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days 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 Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 17, 2018
From the first time I spoke with Paco on the phone planning the trip,  until the time we stepped off the boat, it was a great...
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Best Day Ever!!!

Full Day Trip on March 3, 2018
We prepared 3 shots to go Deep Sea Fishing For Sword Fish. At the first try we caught a Pompano Fish, then we decided to go...
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10 Hour Trip w/ Captain Bryson & Mate Jose

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip - Marlin on June 13, 2019
We had a wonderful time with Captain Bryson & Jose. My family and I regularly go deep sea fishing while on vacation and after...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 7, 2019
Good Boat Good Crew Good Captain ....  just bad luck with the weather 10-12 + ft’er ... too rough ..boat got sick ... only...
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Fantastic Billfishing on Dulce Coco

Marlin Trip on March 22, 2018
We have fished with Paco for the last 4 years.  No one works harder to put you on Fish!  Crew is experienced and fun to fish...
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