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Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(114 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $500

Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(36 reviews)
Punta Cana
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Tease Me Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(296 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $650

"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(92 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $550

Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(81 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $600

Atlantida – 47' “Big Hunter”

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $750

Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $400

High Z’s Fishing Tour

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(161 reviews)
Puerto Plata
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trips from $400

Agua Bendita

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(63 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $425

Brito Yachts – La Pichona

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(15 reviews)
La Romana
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trips from $1,000

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Dominican Republic

The average price for a private 4 hour Dominican Republic fishing trip is $516, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $875 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37', Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana, and Tease Me Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Dominican Republic. Full list of top fishing charters in Dominican Republic.

Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37', Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana, and Tease Me Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Dominican Republic.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Blue Marlin, and Great Barracuda. Top fishing techniques include trolling, deep sea fishing, and light tackle. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 25008 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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Be prepared for some big waves that can aggravate motion sickness very easily.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for some big waves that can aggravate motion sickness very easily.
Chelsea  J.
Chelsea J. Florissant, MO
Be mindful of sea conditions at this time of year, it can be pretty rough. I recommend taking bonine the night before and morning of your trip if you are prone to motion sickness..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be mindful of sea conditions at this time of year, it can be pretty rough. I recommend taking bonine the night before and morning of your trip if you are prone to motion sickness..
Richard  D.
Richard D. South Farmingdale, NY
Invite a friend or two and book a full day private trip. A full day really expands the options for where you can fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Invite a friend or two and book a full day private trip. A full day really expands the options for where you can fish.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Holt, Michigan
We had a great experience, but were told that the fishing is definitely better in the winter months
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great experience, but were told that the fishing is definitely better in the winter months
Linda  F.
Linda F. New Braunfels, Texas
The wind and waves are bigger in the afternoon, so I would book a morning trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The wind and waves are bigger in the afternoon, so I would book a morning trip.
Christian  H.
Christian H. Dallas, TX
In my opinion every day fishing is different. We had 6 strikes took 2 fish. I think thats pretty acceptable. We travelled in the taxi with two guys from Chile and they went on a 4 hour trip and caught 5 Mahi Mahi.
Very good
4.0 / 5
In my opinion every day fishing is different. We had 6 strikes took 2 fish. I think thats pretty acceptable. We travelled in the taxi with two guys from Chile and they went on a 4 hour trip and caught 5 Mahi Mahi.
Charles  P.
Charles P. New York, NY
I would not do a 4 hour trip. It isn’t enough time to get the full experience; 6 hours was great for us. Be prepared for large swells the entire trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would not do a 4 hour trip. It isn’t enough time to get the full experience; 6 hours was great for us. Be prepared for large swells the entire trip.
Michael  R.
Michael R. Dominican Republic
Mahi Mahi is the primary fish to target. I was told bottom fishing is not that good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mahi Mahi is the primary fish to target. I was told bottom fishing is not that good.
Christian  A.
Christian A. Burlington, KY
Make sure you confirm the boat is based in a proper marina and not a low rate beach vendor pretending to be based in a marina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you confirm the boat is based in a proper marina and not a low rate beach vendor pretending to be based in a marina
Mark  M.
Mark M. Salvaleón De Higüey, Provincia De La Altagracia
I recommend doing a private charter if you are fishing the ocean for the first time, not a group charter. Have fun, we did!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend doing a private charter if you are fishing the ocean for the first time, not a group charter. Have fun, we did!
Diana  H.
Diana H. Dominican Republic
Be prepared for a great day of fishing. If you target a specific type of fish like I did (marlin) you will pass up on action from other varites.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a great day of fishing. If you target a specific type of fish like I did (marlin) you will pass up on action from other varites.
Mark  E.
Mark E. Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Seas are rough be ready for a ride. If your an old salt and a dire hard fisherman book it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seas are rough be ready for a ride. If your an old salt and a dire hard fisherman book it!
Kelly  W.
Kelly W. San Mateo, CA
I have fished a lot of places and the water here is quite rough, if you tend to get seasick this is not a place for you.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I have fished a lot of places and the water here is quite rough, if you tend to get seasick this is not a place for you.
John  V.
John V. Mississauga, ON
Me and my friends had a great time. We didnt catch anything and the Captain gave us 2 extra hours for free trying to find the fish. I am coming back and try it again in May. I would highly recommend Zs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Me and my friends had a great time. We didnt catch anything and the Captain gave us 2 extra hours for free trying to find the fish. I am coming back and try it again in May. I would highly recommend Zs.
Kendrick  J.
Kendrick J. Chicago, IL
Watch weather and wave forecast. Book early in your trip so you can change according to weather.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Watch weather and wave forecast. Book early in your trip so you can change according to weather.
Roy  S.
Roy S. El Manguito, 29
Don't think about it. Book it! You'll have a great experience! Also take motion sickness medicine, just in case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't think about it. Book it! You'll have a great experience! Also take motion sickness medicine, just in case.
Alan  C.
Alan C. Santo Domingo, 01
Make sure you get sleep and are ready for the extreme fight of a deep sea fish ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you get sleep and are ready for the extreme fight of a deep sea fish ??
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Toronto, Ontario
Book with Captain Acra for outstanding trip. Also we rebooked our trip from December 2 to November 30 due to the offshore winds. Try to keep your date open due to weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Acra for outstanding trip. Also we rebooked our trip from December 2 to November 30 due to the offshore winds. Try to keep your date open due to weather.
Dean  R.
Dean R. Chicago, IL
We caught the fish we intended (Dorado and Wahoo), but were not able to get as many as we had hoped. May not have been the best season for fishing, but the time of year that we traveled to Dominican Republic was out of our control.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught the fish we intended (Dorado and Wahoo), but were not able to get as many as we had hoped. May not have been the best season for fishing, but the time of year that we traveled to Dominican Republic was out of our control.
Sharon  L.
Sharon L. Monticello, FL
Do your homework before traveling to punts Cana. Read as many reviews as possible for the proper fishing guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework before traveling to punts Cana. Read as many reviews as possible for the proper fishing guide.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. Spring Branch, TX

Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
Una gran experiencia, el mar tocó un poco picado y nos regresamos antes, sin embargo un buen servicio y si alcanzamos a pescar algo
Carlos  S.
Carlos S. Santo Domingo Este, Provincia De Santo Domingo
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
The weather was rough that day called for 5 to 6 foot swells most other people canceled their trips that day but we were ready to fish. It was a great choice once the fish hit they didn't stop. The captain put us right on the fish and the first mate worked hard on keeping the poles baited and in the water. I highly recommend this boat will definitely fish with them again.
David  H.
David H. Coram, NY
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
This crew was great. They put us right on the fish and we’re keeping poles baited the entire time. They had all the equiptment we needed and picked us up from our hotel.
Lori  H.
Lori H. San Antonio, TX
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
What a great experience. From start to finish everything was well organised. This includes transfer to and from boat and hotel.Was able to land 8 Mahi Mahi. I certainly recommend this company to anyone intested in a fantastic fishing experience.5 star 🌟 🤩
ANDRE  S.
ANDRE S. Santo Domingo Este, Provincia De Santo Domingo
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
We found this charter through fishing broker for Punta Cana. Much more affordable than going through the hotel or resort. It does require you to go to a local marina that’s off the beaten path but safe and secure. Captain Miguel and Kevin the first mate did a great job of putting us on the fish and navigating through some heavy chop. The boat could use some TLC which I suspect it will get for its annual maintenance but all in all was well worth the money. Thanks for a great day!
Drew  G.
Drew G. Tampa, FL
Atlántida Punta Cana – 26'
Atlántida Punta Cana – 26'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
We were weary of using a boat that that had zero reviews but overall great experience. Captain didn’t speak a hint of English. However, he was knowledgeable and polite. We caught Half a dozen fish on the shallow reef. The captain brought us to deep sea fish unfortunately we did not catch any fish. He did try very hard though it was probably a bad day. Afterwords he brought us to shore to have our fish cooked by locals. It was very tasty!
Aya  H.
Aya H. United States
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
Picked up a5 hotel. Great transport. Take with great care to boat. Crew first class. Overall a fantastic experience. 3 Mahi Mahi and a Barracuda to boot. Would recommend this trip to anyone. Go for it you will not be disappointed. I will be back.
Graham  C.
Graham C. Katy, TX
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Great day on the gone dog. Couldn't have asked for a better trip with a great captain and first mate. They really know their stuff. Highly recommend.
David  D.
David D. Taycheedah, WI
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
We had a great experience fishing with these guys. It was our daughters’ first fishing trip and the crew made everything very family friendly. We only caught one fish (those are the breaks) but that didn’t really matter because every other aspect of the trip was very enjoyable. We will definitely fish with this crew again.
Jason  M.
Jason M. Chapel Hill, NC
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Unfortunately we did not catch any fish but guys tried hard and took care of me and the boys.
Franc  D.  C.
Franc D. C. La Porte, TX
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
The half day trip was great! We had a flawless pick up at our resort that took us to the beach , where we met the captain and first mate. Seas were calm and caught two mahi with the great work of the captain and crew! The local restaurant on the beach cooked our mahi for us at the end of the day! Go check out Big Marlin Charters. The trip will NOT disappoint.
Glen  M.
Glen M. Fredericksburg, VA
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
The trip was wonderful. Eddie was so wonderful and kept us entertained the whole trip. He went above and beyond his duties. If I could, I would take him home with us. The crew gave us everything they promised. We only fought one fish on our 6 hour trip, but it was a 125 pound Marlin. So cool and so exciting. Would highly recommend!!!!
Janice  B.
Janice B. Fruita, CO
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
This by far was the best deep sea fishing experience of my life (and not just because we caught a 250lb marlin!!) Captain and crew made it an amazing experience we will never forget!!
Sharon  P.
Sharon P. Marietta, GA
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Two full day charters with Captain Willy and mate Eddie - who is simply awesome. Had a great time, the boat was spot on and these fellas were experienced, pleasant and attentive. Charter a bunch in many venues and highly recommend.
Albert  L.
Albert L. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We had 7people for our trip. We did the 3/4 day and it was a BLAST!!! We caught a lot of fish, they were wonderful to eat, and the crew was amazing! We will absolutely do it again!!! Thank you!
Shannon  E.
Shannon E. Edmond, OK
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We catched 37 fishes, Mahi Mahi and baracuda. Verry nice day and excellent crew, everything perfect. Thank you.
Guenter  B.
Guenter B. Santo Domingo Este, Provincia De Santo Domingo
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(81 reviews)
We caught 6 fish. They went back a little earlier than I would have preferred, and the captain didn’t speak any English, but the first mate (Rosario) was very good and spoke fairly good English. I would recommend.
Nate  K.
Nate K. Simpsonville, SC
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(114 reviews)
Tour was great!!! The only concerns I have are that we paid for a 6 hour tour and were already back on shore at 5 hours. I am not sure if this is typical but I know the other boat came back “early” per their request and we got back at the same time as us. We should have been back at 2 but were back on shore at 1. Was kind of sad since we paid for the six hour tour.
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Santo Domingo Este, Provincia De Santo Domingo
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Went out in 5 to 6 foot waves was a little rough however all of us made it through it without getting sick after taking a Dramamine. Toni was excellent always moving keeping things light very friendly. Both Captain Richard and Toni were busy all the time making sure that the lines were well baited Also cut five mahi-mahi and three barracuda
Tim  D.
Tim D. Rockford, IL
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We had a great trip! Couldn’t have been better! Highly recommend! Nice day fishing! Look forward to booking in the future!!
Gabriel  B.
Gabriel B. Tyler, TX