Dominican Republic Fishing Charters

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Dominican Republic: 52 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(31 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(146 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $385
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Punta Cana
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trips from US $650
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(122 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(151 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(238 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(112 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(43 reviews)
Dominicus
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trips from US $350
Very good
4.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(43 reviews)
Puerto Plata
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trips from US $400

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Dominican Republic

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Dominican Republic are: Full list of top fishing charters in Dominican Republic

The average price for a private 4 hour Dominican Republic fishing trip is US $505, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $840 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Dominican Republic that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Dominican Republic are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Dominican Republic are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Dominican Republic are:

Many fishing charters in Dominican Republic provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Dominican Republic are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Dominican Republic are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $500
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $656
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $960
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $993
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,420

Fishing in Dominican Republic

There’s no doubt that the Dominican Republic boasts some of the best fishing in the Caribbean. Seasoned anglers come here to test their skills and hook a monster, beginners are dazzled by the promise of world-class action, and Dominican Republic fishing charters can accommodate them all. No matter how big your appetite is, there’s a fish for you in these gorgeous waters.

This island country is undoubtedly best known for its bluewater fishing. Not only is the season open year-round, but you can also target Billfish whenever you come. Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, powerful Swordfish – they’re all permanent residents here. The best thing – you can target Marlin just miles from the beach! If somehow that’s not enough, add Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel to the list.

Big game fishing is a huge deal in the Dominican Republic, but what a lot of people overlook is that the inshore bite is just as good. Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon dominate the flats and, on the nearby reefs, you can hook into Snapper, Grouper, Rainbow Runner, and Amberjack.

Because they’re blessed with such productive waters, Dominicans are angling experts. This is why going out with a Dominican Republic fishing charter is invaluable – they’ll know where the fish are. There’s a lot of specialized trips to choose from, including Swordfish hunts, Billfish Grand Slams, and pelagic jaunts. If you prefer taking it easy, book a half day excursion on the reefs that promises lots of fun and plenty of tasty fish.

One of the best fishing spots on the island is definitely Punta Cana, closely followed by La Romana, and Puerto Plata.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are not required aboard Dominican Republic fishing charters, as your captain will take care of it for you. Catch and release is mandatory for all Billfish.

Dominican Republic Fishing Seasons

January

Is there a better way to start the year than by battling Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more in the deep blue waters around Punta Cana? The answer is simple – no, there isn’t!

February

Locals celebrate their independence throughout the month and, when you’re not enjoying the festivities, hit the reefs for some fantastic Snapper and Grouper action, or go to the flats and enjoy fly fishing for Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish.

March

White Marlin are around all year, but from March onwards, things hit a whole new level. Hundreds of these strong fighters can be found right along the shoreline, and even a half day trip is a serious workout.

April

White Marlin hit their peak in April, and boats crowd the eastern coastline for a slice of the action. There’s plenty of fish to go around, and double-digit releases are an everyday occurrence.

White Marlin hit their peak in April, and boats crowd the eastern coastline for a slice of the action. There are plenty to go around, don’t worry. Lucky anglers can get 20+ releases in a single day!

May

May is the calm before the storm in the Dominican Republic, and we’re not just talking about the weather. Blue Marlin madness hasn’t kicked off yet, so it’s a great time to hit the reefs for Snapper and Grouper.

June

Blue Marlin start to show up in larger numbers around the northern FADs (fish aggregating devices), just as the White Marlin migration moves to the north. The heavy tackle season has officially begun, so strap in and have fun.

July

Blue Marlin really hit their stride in July. This is some of the best Billfishing on the planet, with huge numbers of fish swarming the FADs in search of a colorful teaser or well-placed fly to jump at.

August

If you somehow get bored of big game sportfishing, head down to Santo Domingo and the Merengue and Caribbean Rhythms Festival. Alternatively, you can visit the reefs and enjoy the excellent bite of Snapper, Rainbow Runner, and Grouper.

September

September is the hottest and wettest month of the year, with tropical storms and crippling heat putting anglers to the test. This is also the best time of year for Blue Marlin, so the effort will be well worth it.

October

The Blue Marlin season draws to a close in October, but that doesn’t mean the end of the Billfishing. The Sailfish have just gotten started and will get better and better as time goes on.

November

Inshore fishing picks up in November, with better catches of Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and Bonefish. Offshore, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi offer awesome trolling or fly fishing action.

December

Can’t face the crowds, cold, and carols this year? Head to the Caribbean to enjoy warm weather, sandy beaches, and top-notch Sailfishing instead. It could just turn out to be the best Christmas ever!

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What anglers said about fishing in Dominican Republic

I’d recommend some nausea medication as waters can be choppy, it helped wonders!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d recommend some nausea medication as waters can be choppy, it helped wonders!
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Remember it is fishing and not catching. So make sure to pray to whatever fishing gods you believe in before you go. Good luck the crew was great and gear and boat nice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it is fishing and not catching. So make sure to pray to whatever fishing gods you believe in before you go. Good luck the crew was great and gear and boat nice.
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fish were caught by trolling but you have the opportunity for some big fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish were caught by trolling but you have the opportunity for some big fish.
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Pick this trip if you want to catch fish. Not just a 4 hour boat ride trolling.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick this trip if you want to catch fish. Not just a 4 hour boat ride trolling.
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Captain was great. Took our two boys age (11 & 10) and it was perfect. We catch 4 strawberry grouper, 3 banana fish and a trigger fish in a 4 hour fishing trip. Good day fishing. ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was great. Took our two boys age (11 & 10) and it was perfect. We catch 4 strawberry grouper, 3 banana fish and a trigger fish in a 4 hour fishing trip. Good day fishing. ??
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
We caught fish. There had been a storm the night before. The sea was between 3-4 foot. If someone was prone to sea sickness it might have been rough on them. We caught two fish not the type I was hoping for. That is why it is called fishing not catching :)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We caught fish. There had been a storm the night before. The sea was between 3-4 foot. If someone was prone to sea sickness it might have been rough on them. We caught two fish not the type I was hoping for. That is why it is called fishing not catching :)
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Make sure to get a patch from your doctor. You never know what the conditions will be when you go out on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to get a patch from your doctor. You never know what the conditions will be when you go out on the water.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Take non drowsy Dramamine 1 hour before you go. Don’t get drunk the night before Eat lighter food n hour or more before going out. Wear a long sleeve fishing shirt the hat you wear will blow off if it’s not tight or tied. Wear sunglasses Put on a lot of sunscreen Wear good shoes they fight hard and the floor is always wet Listen to the crew Enjoy paradise
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take non drowsy Dramamine 1 hour before you go. Don’t get drunk the night before Eat lighter food n hour or more before going out. Wear a long sleeve fishing shirt the hat you wear will blow off if it’s not tight or tied. Wear sunglasses Put on a lot of sunscreen Wear good shoes they fight hard and the floor is always wet Listen to the crew Enjoy paradise
Pescando Y Comiendo – Alondra
Pescando Y Comiendo – Alondra
Sit up front if you experience motion sickness and wear a long sleeve fishing shirt!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit up front if you experience motion sickness and wear a long sleeve fishing shirt!
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Just trust in your captain and mate. They know what they are doing. When you go out on a charter do it for the experience not to catch. If you go with this mind set you will have a great time. If you catch it’s a bonus. Also know the crew wants to catch fish more then you do so don’t put extra pressure on them, they are doing the best they can. Remember you can’t make fish bite so just enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just trust in your captain and mate. They know what they are doing. When you go out on a charter do it for the experience not to catch. If you go with this mind set you will have a great time. If you catch it’s a bonus. Also know the crew wants to catch fish more then you do so don’t put extra pressure on them, they are doing the best they can. Remember you can’t make fish bite so just enjoy the experience.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Make sure to pay in cash if they will charge a service fee that was not told to us, other than that it was an amazing experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to pay in cash if they will charge a service fee that was not told to us, other than that it was an amazing experience
Elimar Fishing Tours
Elimar Fishing Tours
Bring a nice cigar and enjoy your time A bad day of fishing us better then a good day of work, unless you're Captain Nelson THE BEST.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a nice cigar and enjoy your time A bad day of fishing us better then a good day of work, unless you're Captain Nelson THE BEST.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
I fished all my life on Lake Erie in Ohio. I never got seasick. This time I did. The water was tolerable with rollers that exceeded the boats height. So I got sick, take Dramamine before you go!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I fished all my life on Lake Erie in Ohio. I never got seasick. This time I did. The water was tolerable with rollers that exceeded the boats height. So I got sick, take Dramamine before you go!
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Captain canceled and rescheduled trip due to weather , professional service 2nd time fishing with Alex it’s fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain canceled and rescheduled trip due to weather , professional service 2nd time fishing with Alex it’s fun
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Make sure that if you want to keep catch you make it clear to captain before you get on boat. I don't like to argue with people, especially in a foreign country.
Very good
3.3 / 5
Make sure that if you want to keep catch you make it clear to captain before you get on boat. I don't like to argue with people, especially in a foreign country.
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
If there's a possibility you MAY get seasickness, don't go. I threw up once and was fine. That was my fault for having lunch before going out. Seasickness is also in your head AND your stomach. It only got to my stomach. Also, if you can't handle the exhaust fumes don't go. The boat was constantly in motion and you can still smell it all afternoon.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If there's a possibility you MAY get seasickness, don't go. I threw up once and was fine. That was my fault for having lunch before going out. Seasickness is also in your head AND your stomach. It only got to my stomach. Also, if you can't handle the exhaust fumes don't go. The boat was constantly in motion and you can still smell it all afternoon.
Fishing Pro Charter - Divina 35ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Divina 35ft
I was only on the boat for a hour. I don’t expect to catch anything when that happens. That you for your hospitality.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was only on the boat for a hour. I don’t expect to catch anything when that happens. That you for your hospitality.
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Beautiful scenery and deep water is very close. Good fishing and u will never lose sight of land.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Beautiful scenery and deep water is very close. Good fishing and u will never lose sight of land.
Elimar Fishing Tours
Elimar Fishing Tours North Hollywood, CA
Yes, always part of any trip we take to the ocean. Just a fund day fish or not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, always part of any trip we take to the ocean. Just a fund day fish or not.
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana Bristol, VA
Be sure you get good directions to the correct landing. It took us two hours to find the boat. We paid more than double what we were supped to pay. Other than that the trip on the boat was great.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be sure you get good directions to the correct landing. It took us two hours to find the boat. We paid more than double what we were supped to pay. Other than that the trip on the boat was great.
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana New Holland, PA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Dominican Republic?

Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We've done coastal fishing before but never deep sea fishing before. The crew was great, we caught some fish and everyone had a great time. The boat was well-maintained, Eric the captain knew where to go and we caught 5 fish and saw some humpback whales.
Brad  G.
Brad G.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Awesome experience with the Capt and his crew. Thank you for a memorable time.
Osvaldo  M.
Osvaldo M.
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
Staff was very accommodating and tried their best to get us on fish. We had no luck, but would book a them again. Hopefully next time we have better luck.
Asher  J.
Asher J.
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(40 reviews)
We had fish hit our lures but no hook ups. The captain and crew were great. We had a lot of fun!
Kevin  W.
Kevin W.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
The crew was fantastic and so fun to fish with! We ended up catching 4 amazing fish, 2 mahi mahi, 1 barracuda, and 1 huge wahoo! Overall this was a great experience, would 100% recommend. Definitely a highlight from our trip!
Hannah  G.
Hannah G.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(238 reviews)
Even the most seasoned veteran fisherman with our group became ill at some point on the trip including myself, coffee and a beer for breakfast doesn't cut it. First fish was caught only five minutes after Eddie set the last line. A small barracuda got the skunk out of the box, hour later second barracuda. Several short strikes took the bait short of getting hooked. Loved the effort. Rough seas were only big problem, maybe next time...
WAYNE  I.  G.
WAYNE I. G.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Very good
4.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Overall it was a good experience. Was slightly disappointed when the mate missed the cooler and threw the fish back in the water though.
Jamie  P.
Jamie P.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(238 reviews)
We trolled for six hours with only two hits. One missed and one small barracuda, but that’s why they call it fishing instead of catching. The mate spoke English and was happy and fun. The captain didn’t speak English but was very friendly and spent the whole day trying to find fish. It was a warm calm day with gorgeous blue water and great hospitality. The fish just weren’t biting.
Todd  F.
Todd F.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(238 reviews)
It was a slower day of fishing but the crew was fun and very experienced and did all they could but some days the fish just don’t cooperate. I would definitely book with them again
Lyle  L.
Lyle L.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Feb.12.We new Feb. has always been rough water but Elite III was willing to go out.Captain Eric and Tito were all in. We caught 5 mahi mahi. Are heavyweight 32#.These 2 kids were awesome.I will be back in April to go again.
Cary  D.
Cary D.
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
We had great communication leading up to the trip. We were greeted at the beach and boarded our boat. We had great weather, and we caught fish. The captain and first mate made the trip very memorable.
Josh  H.
Josh H.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(238 reviews)
There were 4 of us in the group and 2 of the 4 got sick. Our captain and first mate catered to all of us. Pulling out of the rough sea and back I. To calmer waters helping the 2 people that got sick out and still putting us on fish. We lacked a variety of fish but hammered the barracudas.
Lucas  H.
Lucas H.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(238 reviews)
Great boat, great crew. Fish weren’t biting but we got to see some whales swimming by and that made up for not catching anything. Definitely recommend
Shawn  M.
Shawn M.
Pescando Y Comiendo – Seaquest I
Pescando Y Comiendo – Seaquest I
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(10 reviews)
The wind came up and made it hard to fish but we kept trying My guide Alexander knew his stuff
Mike  H.
Mike H.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Picked us up from our hotel, and was well looked after by Captain Eric and Teto….got a great catch and amazing memories …thankyou !!!
James  B.
James B.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(122 reviews)
We went out for four hours. Our boat was clean and well maintained. The captain and crew were attentive and did everything they could to put us on fish. We caught two barracuda. Still a good private trip.
James  P.
James P.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Very good
4.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We enjoyed our time on the board. Lots of seating and guides were very friendly/helpful. Came in a little early because of sea sickness (us) but the guides still help us get fish closer to shore.
Emma  C.
Emma C.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We take a 4 hours trip, try for marlin but not lucky. The captain and crew was very good and friendly
Santiago  D.
Santiago D.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
The captain and crew were excellent, and focused on reef fishing as we did not want to do deep sea fishing. We caught some good fish which they cleaned for us to take home, and were great co chat with. Highly recommend!!
Browning  H.
Browning H.
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Great Day! Capt found and put us on fish! When every line is hit at the same time you know it’s a good day!
Bob  N.
Bob N.

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