Puerto Plata Fishing Charters

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Puerto Plata: 7 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(55 reviews)
Puerto Plata
trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Puerto Plata
trips from US $590
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(209 reviews)
Puerto Plata
trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Puerto Plata
trips from US $600
Very good
3.4 / 5
(6 reviews)
Puerto Plata
trips from US $400
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(47 reviews)
Puerto Plata
trips from US $380
Santiago De Los Caballeros
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Puerto Plata


The average price for a private 4 hour Puerto Plata fishing trip is US $461, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $763 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Puerto Plata that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Puerto Plata are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Puerto Plata are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Puerto Plata are:

Many fishing charters in Puerto Plata 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 Puerto Plata are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Puerto Plata are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $463
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $708
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $913

Fishing in Puerto Plata

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
4.7 / 5
Based on 28571 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Puerto Plata Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Puerto Plata

Awesome boat and crew. Water was very rough the day we fished but felt very safe on this beautiful boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Awesome boat and crew. Water was very rough the day we fished but felt very safe on this beautiful boat.
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
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
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'
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 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
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.
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton Youngstown, OH
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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 50'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 50' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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 ??
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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!
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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!
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' 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!
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34' Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Puerto Plata?

High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
We had an absolutely amazing time today the captain and first meet went out of their way to make our trip. Amazing. I was a little bit sick from the rocking ocean and they went out of their way to accommodate finding me a comfortable spot in the boat. my husband caught a whopper of a fish and had an absolute blast.
Kelly  B.
Kelly B.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Picked us up at the port and got us out on the ocean and great time. Whole family had fun.
Jacob  D.
Jacob D.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Got a barracuda and a 60 pound marlin. Lots of cold beers on board. Had an awesome time.
BRIAN  O.
BRIAN O.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Crew was attentive and put us on fish. We caught 3 Mahi Mahi, 1 Wahoo and a Barracuda
John  V.
John V.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
We went out on an 8 hour trip and captain and crew were amazing. The provided us with drinks, lunch and snacks. We ended up catching 5 in total. I would recommend Nelson and his crew to anyone.
Deby  K.
Deby K.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
both the captain and first mate were friendly and helpful with any and all questions we had, they served us drink & snacks for the entire duration of our fishing trip! these guys know the area well and where to get you to catch great fish !
Craig  W.
Craig W.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Nelson and the High Z crew did an outstanding job and service is their specialty. They picked us up at the cruise terminal and quickly got us out trolling. Don't hesitate book today.
Kyle  A.
Kyle A.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Nelson and Dario were great from the get go Amazing service and very professional, i will go fishing with them anytime ,absolutely will recomend them.
Raul  A.
Raul A.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 50'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 50'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Our two families, eight people age 11-59, had a super experience with Captain Nelson and his crew! We were both experienced and new anglers onboard and ALL had a great time catching barracudas. Extra plus for family friendly drinks and snacks. On time pick up at our doorstep was great service.Definitely recommend Captain Nelson and his crew!!
Ann-louice  B.
Ann-louice B.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(209 reviews)
These guys fished hard despite the weather conditions - one Wahoo and a missed fish - Sea sickness is real with high winds and huge swells - I slept 3/4 of the trip after puking - but these guys fished - which I appreciated - Still chasing that Marlin Dream
Richard  K.
Richard K.
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Caught 2 fish on our 4 hour trip. Had snacks and drinks. Very friendly crew
Luke  Y.
Luke Y.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Great fishing trip. Caught a 100lb blue marlin which was an amazing time. Slower day on the fishing but overall great experience. Very knowledgeable staff and great captain.
Nick  K.
Nick K. St. George, UT
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Had a scheduling conflict and captain Nelson help accommodate us sooner then planned and even offered to reschedule to the morning which would be better fishing experience. They upgrade at there coast to a larger boat due to maintenance. Overall, I would book this anytime I make it back to the DR.
Keith  D.
Keith D. Aurora, CO
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 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
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 50'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 50'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
The boat was clean. Captain and mate were very knowledgeable. Fun day on the water! Would definitely book again with them. Thank you both!
Lisa  P.
Lisa P. Lake Havasu City, AZ
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 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
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Great communication all was very clear, lovely and positive. We caught a 25 lbs mahi mahi which we were able to enjoy half of the fish and share the other half with the fishermen who were very lovely. Highly recommended.
Rachael  K.
Rachael K. Lakefield, ON
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(209 reviews)
Out of the 3 boats one caught a single barracuda, rolling seas of ~4-6' waves and 4-5sec break made for a tough day out on the water. That said, capt and first mate made the trip as great of an experience you could have. Cold drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit was a great touch. We'll be back and will definitely be using High Z's and Capt Nelson's crew!
Nicholas  R.
Nicholas R. Garner, NC
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours - Diana
Fishing charter in Puerto Plata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 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
(47 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

Top Targeted Species in Puerto Plata