Dominican Republic Fishing Charters

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Dominican Republic Fishing Charters

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Dominican Republic: 51 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
(124 reviews)
Punta Cana
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4.8 / 5
(212 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Punta Cana
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(111 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Puerto Plata
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(105 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(141 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(74 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(35 reviews)
Dominicus
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trips from $350
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Punta Cana
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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 $496, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $846 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:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $493
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $649
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $942
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $993
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,418

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 27933 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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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.
Benjamin  F.
Benjamin F.
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.
Gary  M.
Gary M. 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.
Michael  Q.
Michael Q. 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.
James  M.
James M. New Holland, PA
Drink dramamine before boarding to avoid sea sickness. None of the people on board got sick even though the majority were first timers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Drink dramamine before boarding to avoid sea sickness. None of the people on board got sick even though the majority were first timers.
Chris  P.
Chris P. Santiago De Los Caballeros, Provincia De Santiago
The weather can be variable. Make sure you stay clear of lots of hawkers on the beaches. Good lines of seaweed to follow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can be variable. Make sure you stay clear of lots of hawkers on the beaches. Good lines of seaweed to follow.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Santo Domingo, Nacional
We only caught 2 mahi mahi and 2 barracuda but I think it was the weather. The day before they caught 19 mahi mahi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We only caught 2 mahi mahi and 2 barracuda but I think it was the weather. The day before they caught 19 mahi mahi
Elyse  R.
Elyse R. Santo Domingo, Nacional
Be prepared if you get motion sickness to take something so you don't get sea sickness.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared if you get motion sickness to take something so you don't get sea sickness.
John  O.
John O. Youngstown, OH
I would definitely recommend Dog Gone 37. Boat and crew. They will pull out all the stops to get you on the fish. But is is Fishing not catching.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would definitely recommend Dog Gone 37. Boat and crew. They will pull out all the stops to get you on the fish. But is is Fishing not catching.
Paddy  M.
Paddy M. Halifax, Nova Scotia
Don't stay at the Bahia Principle La Romana. Stay 8n tgis town or Punta Canna. Sooo much better!! This town and where I had to meet the Captain was clean and safe with a ton of smiling faces.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't stay at the Bahia Principle La Romana. Stay 8n tgis town or Punta Canna. Sooo much better!! This town and where I had to meet the Captain was clean and safe with a ton of smiling faces.
Matt  W.
Matt W. Eddyville, KY
Definitely pack lots of sunscreen and some motion sickness medication just in case. The waves can get rough so I would follow the captains advice and not over drink the night before!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely pack lots of sunscreen and some motion sickness medication just in case. The waves can get rough so I would follow the captains advice and not over drink the night before!
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Chico, TX
Find local fishermen and ask around if you are looking to shore fish. Otherwise be careful of small boats on beacher trying to over charge tourists.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find local fishermen and ask around if you are looking to shore fish. Otherwise be careful of small boats on beacher trying to over charge tourists.
Vitaliy  T.
Vitaliy T. Dobbs Ferry, NY
Only thing is make sure which type of trip you are booking, fishing vs trolling. Each can be fun but if you have a preference confirm up front.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only thing is make sure which type of trip you are booking, fishing vs trolling. Each can be fun but if you have a preference confirm up front.
Todd  H.
Todd H.
They are there just not jumping in the boat. But its still worth going and getting what the waters have to offer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They are there just not jumping in the boat. But its still worth going and getting what the waters have to offer.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. San Marcos, CA
Plenty of mahi and 3 separate strikes from marlin until we finally hooked up
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of mahi and 3 separate strikes from marlin until we finally hooked up
Alfonso  F.
Alfonso F. Edinburg, TX
It’s a once in a lifetime experience, a must try. Will definitely have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a once in a lifetime experience, a must try. Will definitely have a great time.
Jose  A.
Jose A. Millsboro, DE
Wear sunscreen, if you get sick, take precautions. The winds and storms form rapidly, changing the water conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen, if you get sick, take precautions. The winds and storms form rapidly, changing the water conditions.
Joshua  L.
Joshua L.
We caught a white marlin and a couple mahi. Both were fun watching being reeled in and reeling in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a white marlin and a couple mahi. Both were fun watching being reeled in and reeling in.
Lisa  P.
Lisa P. Lake Havasu City, AZ
Be patient they call it fishing and not catchin. Just relax and learn about everything and enjoy the open water and talking with the crew. As far as sea sickness maybe a Dramamine and hr before!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient they call it fishing and not catchin. Just relax and learn about everything and enjoy the open water and talking with the crew. As far as sea sickness maybe a Dramamine and hr before!
Wyatt  M.
Wyatt M. Springfield, New Jersey
Bring more tip money because these guys are awesome!! And deserve every penny.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring more tip money because these guys are awesome!! And deserve every penny.
James  B.
James B. Pikeville, KY

Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Manuel and Luis were top notch!! Boat and equipment were great. We caught 4 barracuda and had a great time doing it. Thank you to the captain and deck hand for the memories we will never forget!!
Jonny  T.
Jonny T.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Great Captain and Mate. Caught a big Barracuda early on then a blue marlin towards the end. The crew worked hard all day and was positive and entertaining.
Michael  K.
Michael K.
Megafishing
Megafishing
Fishing charter in La Romana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Great boat, great crew and great tackle. Best by far in the Casa de Campo DR area. Highly recommend!!
Adrian  P.
Adrian P.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Really nice trip, caught more fish than the competitors and had a great crew!
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
The captain and his crew definitely know what they’re doing. The sea seemed a bit rough, but the boat was comfortable and we called three dolphin and a wahoo.. it was a great day, and I would recommend this team again.
Angela  P.
Angela P.
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
5 mahi for wedding party dinner! Plus Cudas! Bonus Capt. Richard and First mate Andy were fantastic!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
We had a awesome day Fishing beautiful weather wonderful staff great boat and we landed 3 monster Maui Maui and 2 big Barracuda just want to say thank you for a great adventure we will see you next year. Great job guys happy fishing guy 👍👍👍👍
Peter  F.
Peter F.
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(141 reviews)
I recommand going fishing on the Sherlock, Andrej the 1st mate is really Nice and has a lot of thing to discuss while we wait for the reel to go off!
Olivier  L.  B.
Olivier L. B.
Fishing Pro Charter - Mar-Quesa 41ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Mar-Quesa 41ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Very good
3.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great crew fun time. We caught lots of BIG fish... BUT the biggest one got away. We battled a Marlin for 1/2 hour only to lose it at the boat. Great Time!
Kyle  K.
Kyle K.
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Highly recommended. Boat is nice and the crew was outstanding. We got a monster mahi mahi and a couple of barracudas during a 4 hour afternoon trip.
Radu  R.
Radu R.
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
The St Elena crew were very friendly, professional and worked very hard to make our fishing trip the best! From the reservations to transportation to being on the water, Elena communicated clearly and concisely. All three crew members were great. Our party of three each brought in 2 fish, 5 mahi and 1 barracuda. Not bad for a 4 hour outing! Highly recommend for a wonderful fishing trip!
Karen  W.
Karen W.
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Caught 2 fish on our 4 hour trip. Had snacks and drinks. Very friendly crew
Luke  Y.
Luke Y.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
We had a great time fishing. We caught 7 fish in total, 1 wahoo, 5 mahi mahi and a barracuda. They filleted a mahi mahi so we could take it back to our resort and have the chef cook it. What an amazing crew and experience. Would definitely recommend.
Michele  S.
Michele S.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Rosario and Captian Willie were top notch. They put us on the fish and kept things rolling when we had multiple fish on at once. They are a great crew and will take care of you.
Erik  P.
Erik P.
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
It’s the slow fishing season but we still managed to catch nine Mahi on the troll and twenty-one Alamco Jack on hand line. Crew provided snacks of fruit and chips & salsa, Cervesa water and rum. Overall it was a relaxing fun day. Highly recommend Guy the mate and Captain Alejandro
Aimee  P.
Aimee P.
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
We went on a full day and let me tell you what. This was the best fishing trip I've been on. The first mate was from the Ukraine and he was very knowledgeable. They let us get involved with baiting and being apart of the whole process.
Garet  J.
Garet J.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Heriberto, the first mate did a fantastic job and kept busy the whole time to make sure we caught some fish. The captain was constantly monitoring the area for fish as well! All very friendly and made sure we were good until the end. We caught a nice Barracuda and Mahi Mahi! Great price too! Will be coming back!
Jon  L.
Jon L.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
If you have a chance to book this trip with Rosario and Kelvin I highly recommend it. Loren from Chattanooga, TN.
Loren  C.
Loren C.
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
They made the process easy and kept our first timer at ease during the trip. We did catch a couple fish and had a couple hit and misses. The crew worked really hard to make us comfortable and catch us fish. Would definitely recommend to any one looking for some fun in the DR
James  G.
James G.
Megafishing
Megafishing
Fishing charter in La Romana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We booked the 1/2 Day fishing 1/2 Day beach. We caught a bunch of Mahi Mahi. We swam in beautiful waters of Saona Island! The captain & 1st Mate prepared a excellent lunch! The boat was beautiful & it was our best day we've had visiting the country! From Day one this company has been easy to communicate & plan your special Day!
Nicole  B.  H.
Nicole B. H.