Punta Cana

35 Fishing Charters

Punta Cana Fishing Charters

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Punta Cana: 35 fishing charters available

Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'

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

Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(37 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
(93 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

Agua Bendita

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

Santa Elena Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $550

Atlántida Inshore and Fly Fishing

Excellent
4.1 / 5
(57 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Punta Cana

The average price for a private 4 hour Punta Cana fishing trip is $529, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $888 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 Punta Cana. Full list of top fishing charters in Punta Cana.

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 Punta Cana.

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

If there ever was a destination that could make all your angling dreams come true, it’s Punta Cana. With 62 miles of coastline, the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic has endless potential, and Punta Cana fishing charters are at your disposal to explore it.

The sandy beaches of this town face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, creating the “Mona Passage,” also known as a sportfishing paradise. Here, there’s a Billfish to target any day of the year, with Marlin and Sailfish prowling for food only a couple of miles from the shore. You’ll have to go further away to get your hooks into Swordfish, but what a fight that will be!

Billfish are only a part of the equation, though. Hard-fighting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna, as well as reef dwelling Amberjack, Barracuda, Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper, are also on the menu. When the waves get too strong, stay inshore, and spend some time fly fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit. The experience will not disappoint.

You’ll have the best chance of landing something bragworthy from a boat, and this is where Punta Cana fishing charters come into play. Spend a day going after Marlin and Swordfish, or reeling in a slew of pelagics. There are also cruises that involve fishing and snorkeling so that your whole family has something to enjoy. There’s no shortage of places to go fishing from shore, but if you’re looking for a professional charter captain, head to Cap Cana Marina.

Up for some competition? Check out the Caribbean Billfish Tournament, the Cap Cana Classic Fishing Tournament, the Caribbean White Marlin Tournament for the ultimate sportfishing adventure.

Rules & Regulations

When you go fishing with a charter, you don’t need to worry about a fishing license, as it’s included in the price of the trip. Bear in mind that all Billfish are to be released.

Punta Cana
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25041 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Get the new year off to a good start by fishing alongside mighty Humpback Whales in Punta Cana. These gentle giants will be in these waters through March. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish are all in the cards.

February

Good fishing for Mahi Mahi and Wahoo continues, and Yellowfin Tuna are also added to the mix. As always in Punta Cana, there is a risk of wind, so be ready for a bit of a wavy ride.

March

Make the most of the end of the whale-watching season and ask your captain to take you fishing alongside the migration. The White Marlin season picks up in March, and the pleasant weather makes for perfect fishing conditions.

April

April marks the final month of Punta Cana's dry season and the weather is generally beautiful and warm. Both offshore and inshore fishing is on fire, and anything from White Marlin to Snapper species is available.

May
Spring fishing in Punta Cana is all about tournaments! Get into the spirit of big game fishing and soak in the atmosphere of the White Marlin Tournament, Abordo Fishing Derby, and Marlin University at Cap Cana Marina.
June
It’s all about Billfish this month! White Marlin are still going strong, with Blue Marlin joining them, so the fun on the water is nonstop. From land, you can watch the pros at the Big Five Tournament and the International Billfish Shootout on the top of their game.
July
Although July is in the middle of Punta Cana's low season for tourism, the fishing is hot. Yes, some days you might be battling rain clouds and stormy weather, but Blue Marlin action is on fire. And you can get a deal at the hotel, too!
August

Just like in July, August weather in Punta Cana is hazy and humid, with rain showers being a daily occurrence. But also like July, Blue Marlin is biting very well. Don't miss the Cap Cana Classic tournament.

September

The next two months are peak hurricane months in Punta Cana. But with Blue Marlin still biting and smaller Mahi Mahi and Wahoo popping up all over the place again, September fishing shouldn’t be written off by avid anglers.

October

Mahi Mahi and Wahoo fishing is getting better and better, and with hurricanes still on the horizon, intrepid travelers can get a good discount at local hotels. While this is not a peak fishing season, you can still have fun on the water.

November

November can be rainy in Punta Cana. Offshore, Sailfish start to arrive while Mahi Mahi and Wahoo are getting bigger and more frequent. Inshore, awesome fishing for Snappers, Barracuda, and Amberjack continues.

December

The weather starts to improve just in time for the holiday season. With the good weather comes larger Mahi Mahi and Wahoo and, what’s more, they’re quite close to shore. Sailfish are also on fire, so there’s not a dull moment on the waves.

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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
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
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
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
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
Check on the conditions regarding the seaweed. If it is prevalent, talk to your captain ahead of time to see if he will go the distance to break out of it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check on the conditions regarding the seaweed. If it is prevalent, talk to your captain ahead of time to see if he will go the distance to break out of it.
Todd  D.
Todd D. Santo Domingo, 01
This was our first trip to Punta Cana, so I wasn't sure what to expect. We were seeking more edible fish vs. the trophy fish. We landed 4 Mahi-Mahi and probably lost or didn't hook up quick enough on 6-8 other bits. The seas were rough in my opinion, with swells as big as 8-10' where you would actually dip down and lose site of land. Overall we caught fish and had a good experience with Marlin Fever and the crew.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
This was our first trip to Punta Cana, so I wasn't sure what to expect. We were seeking more edible fish vs. the trophy fish. We landed 4 Mahi-Mahi and probably lost or didn't hook up quick enough on 6-8 other bits. The seas were rough in my opinion, with swells as big as 8-10' where you would actually dip down and lose site of land. Overall we caught fish and had a good experience with Marlin Fever and the crew.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Fort Worth, TX
Make sure you bring zofran and Dramamine. Do not eat a heavy lunch or breakfast before you go, just in case the waves are bigger that day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring zofran and Dramamine. Do not eat a heavy lunch or breakfast before you go, just in case the waves are bigger that day.
Samantha  B.
Samantha B. Santo Domingo, 01
TAKE DRAMAMINE!!!! The waves were very strong the entire trip. We all took Dramamine and my daughter still got a little seasick. It would've been a disaster if we had not taken any.
Very good
4.0 / 5
TAKE DRAMAMINE!!!! The waves were very strong the entire trip. We all took Dramamine and my daughter still got a little seasick. It would've been a disaster if we had not taken any.
Shane  C.
Shane C. Allen, TX
Fish with Tease Me Sportfishing with Captain Mike. The swells are big. If you get sea sick be very prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Tease Me Sportfishing with Captain Mike. The swells are big. If you get sea sick be very prepared.
Randy  R.
Randy R. San Antonio, TX

"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(93 reviews)
ran out of bait ! but got 12 mahi mahi had them cooked on the beach ! needed seats to set on ! but a nice boat !
GARY & Janice WILLIAMS
GARY & Janice WILLIAMS Granite Bay, CA
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
(93 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
(115 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
(93 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
(115 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
(115 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
(93 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
(115 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
(115 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
(93 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
(115 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
(115 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
(93 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

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