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According to customer reviews, Doña Nina Fishing Tours, High Z’s Fishing Tour, and Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana are some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Plata. Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Plata.

The average price for a private 4 hour Puerto Plata fishing trip is $419, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $720 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Doña Nina Fishing Tours, High Z’s Fishing Tour, and Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Puerto Plata.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Blue Marlin. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Heavy Tackle, and Trolling. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

No matter how much time you dedicate to your Puerto Plata fishing adventure, you’ll still want more. This is easily one of the best fishing destinations in the Caribbean, with a whopping 25,000 Billfish hookups per year. Locally known as “The Bride of the Atlantic,” Puerto Plata is home to some of the most intense and rewarding fishing action you’ll find in this part of the world.

Not to much surprise, Billfish are the most prized catches here, with Sailfish, Striped, and White Marlin prowling the nearshore waters mere miles from land. For avid Billfishers, this is about the best news they can get, which is why they flock to Puerto Plata in great numbers. Mahi Mahi and Tuna are also known to come close to shore, so you can have your pick of catches.

All this is just to get you warmed up for the offshore action. Deep sea fishing out of Puerto Plata needs no introduction, and this is where Blue Marlin chasers come to break their personal records. Multiple FADs (fish aggregating devices) attract these giants and make for the best spots for targeting them. Swordfish, Wahoo, and big Tuna are also there for the taking.

The best thing you can do f when getting ready for your Puerto Plata fishing experience is to book a local professional to take you out. Half day trips are perfect for family outings, while full day options will take you to the bluewater in search of monster fish.To find a local charter to fulfill your angling ambitions, head to the Ocean World Marina and Sosua Beach, or book your trip online.

Rules & Regulations

In Puerto Plata, whether you’re fishing solo or with a guide, you don’t need a fishing license. Bear in mind that all Billfish are strictly catch and release.

Puerto Plata
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26603 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The new year in Puerto Plata starts with a bang as far as fishing is concerned. Swordfishing is on fire and will be for the next couple of months. In fact, just about anything is biting right now, including Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and Barracuda.

February

The Dominican Republic celebrates its Independence Day on February 27. After you’re done fishing for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, or Sailfish, be sure to join in on the fun, especially for the Carnival.

March

In March, White Marlin fishing really goes into overdrive. You can find them all over the shoreline, so you can get a lot done even on a short trip. Swordfishing is still on fire!

April

The White Marlin craze continues, with double-digit releases being the norm. Going further off in search of Blackfin Tuna is also an option for ambitious anglers, and if you like staying closer to shore, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Snapper are always hungry.

May

Things tend to calm down a bit this time of year as people are waiting for the Marlin season to hit. The fish are not sleeping though, and going after bottom feeders like Snapper, Grouper, and Barracuda on the reefs is a good idea.

June

Prepare to see a lot of anglers heading off to the FADs for the next couple of months. Blue Marlin are about to come in force and, if you’d like to get some practice, target White Marlin a few miles from the shore.

July

Welcome to some of the best Marlin fishing on the entire planet! And it’s not just Marlin action that’s hot hot hot, there’s also plenty of Snapper and Barracuda to go around if you’re up for some bottom fishing.

August

Most anglers will be spending their August chasing after Blue Marlin, so be sure to join them if you have the chance. The Barracuda and King Mackerel bite is also strong, and you could also hook into Amberjack aka the “Reef Donkey.”

September

Get ready for really hot days on the water during September – but don’t sweat it! The abundance of fish will be worth the effort. Put some sunscreen on and hit the waves in search of majestic Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, or Snapper and Barracuda.

October

Everything must come to an end sooner or later, and that includes the Blue Marlin season. On the bright side, the Sailfish bite is picking up, and there are pelagics galore for your pleasure, so the fun never ends.

November

This is a good time of year to do some fly fishing for Bonefish and maybe even some Snook. Alternatively, head offshore for some awesome Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi action, and enjoy!

December

December is probably the best time to go Sailfishing in Puerto Plata. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to end the year as an angler. Want a bit of variety? Anything from Mahi Mahi and Bonito to Snapper and Wahoo is biting this month.

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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
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
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
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
Go fishing it's always a good experience to be with family and/ or friends. Make in memory is what lives all about.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing it's always a good experience to be with family and/ or friends. Make in memory is what lives all about.
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FishingBooker Member Roswell, New Mexico
Water is rough so be prepared if you have sea sickness Book your trip with Nelson at High Z's. He is a great captain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is rough so be prepared if you have sea sickness Book your trip with Nelson at High Z's. He is a great captain!
Marcie  V.
Marcie V. Cheshire, Connecticut
Book a trip with High Zs fishing tours and ask Nelson what fish are around at the time. He’ll get you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with High Zs fishing tours and ask Nelson what fish are around at the time. He’ll get you on the fish!
Robert  C.  I.
Robert C. I. Columbia, Connecticut
Don't give up when trying to find him. Carnival will not let outside excursions in the port area, so it is quite the stretch of the legs to get outside the port gate down the road to the corner-then look on down the road to where a "bus stop" looking area is. That is where the vendors have to wait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't give up when trying to find him. Carnival will not let outside excursions in the port area, so it is quite the stretch of the legs to get outside the port gate down the road to the corner-then look on down the road to where a "bus stop" looking area is. That is where the vendors have to wait.
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FishingBooker Member Overland Park, Kansas
bring sunscreen and something if you get sea sick. doesn't look choppy but might need it for a long day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
bring sunscreen and something if you get sea sick. doesn't look choppy but might need it for a long day.
Thomas  L.
Thomas L. United States
Some anglers may experience motion sickness so come prepared with motion patches. You will be glad you did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some anglers may experience motion sickness so come prepared with motion patches. You will be glad you did.
Bette  G.
Bette G. United States
Probably full day trip increase chances if fish can be found further from the island.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Probably full day trip increase chances if fish can be found further from the island.
Janne  A.
Janne A. Dominican Republic
The boat and crew were amazing, would definitely recommend as a fishing trip for beginners and professional alike.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The boat and crew were amazing, would definitely recommend as a fishing trip for beginners and professional alike.
Zane  B.
Zane B. Santiago De Los Caballeros, Provincia De Santiago
We had the best time in Puerto Plata fishing with High Z's Fishing Tour -- and you will, too!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had the best time in Puerto Plata fishing with High Z's Fishing Tour -- and you will, too!
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FishingBooker Member Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Make sure to take your Dramamine!! Even on calm seas if you are not used to it you can get sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to take your Dramamine!! Even on calm seas if you are not used to it you can get sick.
Trevor  P.
Trevor P. Santo Domingo, Nacional
Don't go with the fishing that is being offered by the hotel, do your research before booking.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't go with the fishing that is being offered by the hotel, do your research before booking.
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FishingBooker Member Santo Domingo, Nacional
Get rest the night before!!! You never know if your going to be fighting one fish for 10 minutes or 2 hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get rest the night before!!! You never know if your going to be fighting one fish for 10 minutes or 2 hours.
Dewain  R.
Dewain R. Kalkaska, Michigan

Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
This is our 3rd charter with Mahi Mahi. We love the captain and crew. They are super fun and really know how to take care of their guests. We will be booking again with Mahi Mahi.
Debbie  W.
Debbie W. Delta, CO
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
This was my third trip with Mahi Mahi and it was another excellent day on the water, the boat was great, the mate and captain worked very hard but sadly it was a one fish day. Let me state they tried very hard to raise the fish, just wasn't there.
James  Z.
James Z. Houston, TX
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
I wanted to go fishing so bad. They kept me informed via the app. They picked my wife and I from the resort. They were ready to go right when we got there. So professional and friendly. My wife got to see the amazing artwork that Narcisso had made. We didn’t catch anything (It’s a big ocean). I only wish I had a chance to see if they had any merch. I loved what Narcisso was wearing. I was looking forward to see how they would have cooked the fish I could have caught.
Phillip  H.
Phillip H. Santiago De Los Caballeros, Provincia De Santiago
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
if you want to have the best fishing experience of your life. Look no more. From the Captain Bartolo to the staff. Excellent Excellent Excellent
Ramon  N.
Ramon N. Dallas, Texas
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain and crew were great and inviting. The seas were very rough the day we went out and did not catch any fish, however we did fee them...If we are in Dominican Republic again, we will definitely use this boat and Captain again.
Anthony  D.
Anthony D. Granby, CO
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Crew did everything possible to catch fish but sometimes they just aren’t biting! We caught something at least and will definitely use them again next time we are back in DR! We were visiting on a cruise ship, and I picked us up at the pier and arrange ride back to pier after fishing! Nice big clean boat with shade.
Kris  M.
Kris M. Crosby, TX
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Fishing was hard, mate kept fresh baits out, chatter was only boat to land anything that morning. I will be returning in December.
James  Z.
James Z. Houston, TX
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great time! The fishing was fantastic and the beer was cold. What more could you want? We will definitely be booking this charter again!
Steve  W.
Steve W. Delta, CO
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Although the seas were rough and people being sick caused us to cut our trip short and head back in, Captain Bart and first mate were excellent. We caught 2 barracuda and nothing else. It's called fishing, not catching, for a reason. Certainly in no way can be attributed to a boat or its crew!! We highly recommend fishing on Captain Bart's boat
Lori  G.
Lori G. Kingman, AZ
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great on board with, Willy, and Narcisco. They got us into the right waters to catch 5 Mahi Mahi on a day when few fish were biting! Thanks
Tom  W.
Tom W. Denver, CO
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Great time the first half and no fish on the second half but Great experience overall. Narciso was great on helping out. Definitely we will book them again
Narcis  P.
Narcis P. Dominican Republic
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Today’s tour was amazing. The crew was as I rated it 5 star. The equipment was perfect. Me and my friends will make this our yearly events
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Dominican Republic
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(38 reviews)
Had a very good time captain and mate may sure I got the fish even after I got sea sick ?
Richard  S.
Richard S. Philadelphia, PA
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Hreat day on the water once again. 2 barricuda and 1 mahi mahi Captain Willy and Jacob work really hard to get you fish. A must do in Puerto Plata
Bill  G.
Bill G. Dominican Republic
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a beautiful day with some wind which turned out to be an issue. We were not expecting to get sea sick but definitely did. I recommend taking Gravol or something before leaving. We unfortunately didn't catch anything. But we still had a fun time with the crew. They are friendly and I felt they knew what they were doing.
Tavis  P.
Tavis P. Steinbach, MB
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Landed 5 Mahi, and had a great time with Captain bart’s crew. Very professional staff, captain bart was also very pleasant and a great host. Highly recommend.
Matthew  K.
Matthew K. Santiago De Los Caballero, 25
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(38 reviews)
Crew and the management is awesome and very friendly. Boat diesel exhaust smell is the only issue that we had. We caught fish and overall it’s a great trip. Thanks
Chandrew  C.
Chandrew C. Richmond Hill, ON