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Punta Cana Fishing Charters

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Punta Cana: 42 fishing charters available
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According to customer reviews, Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana, Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37', and Tease Me Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Punta Cana. Full list of top fishing charters in Punta Cana.

The average price for a private 4 hour Punta Cana fishing trip is $505, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $854 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana, Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37', 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 26022 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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Read reviews & choose a chart that provides transport to and from where you're staying. Also, make sure you know how to get your catch back home or, at least, allow time to have the marina restaurant prepare some of it for you to enjoy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Read reviews & choose a chart that provides transport to and from where you're staying. Also, make sure you know how to get your catch back home or, at least, allow time to have the marina restaurant prepare some of it for you to enjoy!
Todd  C.
Todd C. Cape Girardeau, MO
Most beautiful water I have ever had the pleasure fishing in. The people of Punta Cana are very hard working proud happy people. Can’t say enough about this beautiful place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Most beautiful water I have ever had the pleasure fishing in. The people of Punta Cana are very hard working proud happy people. Can’t say enough about this beautiful place.
David  J.
David J. New York, New York
Bottom fishing in 150 foot water is the ticket, trolling to and feom the botrom fishing area can be productive. We got a big Cero Mackerel teolling back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing in 150 foot water is the ticket, trolling to and feom the botrom fishing area can be productive. We got a big Cero Mackerel teolling back.
Micheal  J.
Micheal J. Santo Domingo, Nacional
Awesome trip. Everyone involved was great. Unfortunately for us, the fish took a day off when we went out but i'm sure the next day had a riot. Highly recommended,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Awesome trip. Everyone involved was great. Unfortunately for us, the fish took a day off when we went out but i'm sure the next day had a riot. Highly recommended,
Chris  H.
Chris H. Stratford, Ontario
If you get sea sick revive the weeks sea conditions & try to book the calmest day as it can get rough. Also go for near shore not deep sea if you get sea sick as staying busy fishing helps lots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you get sea sick revive the weeks sea conditions & try to book the calmest day as it can get rough. Also go for near shore not deep sea if you get sea sick as staying busy fishing helps lots.
Diane  D.
Diane D. Santo Domingo Este, Provincia De Santo Domingo
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
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
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
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

Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Recently did a half-day with Captain Alex, which I highly recommend. The conditions that day were pretty rough (6+ft swells and chop) and Alex handled the boat perfectly, keeping us comfortable (and safe) while also doing everything he could to keep us on the fish. A+ experience all around that I would highly recommend. So much better than the big sportfishing charters.
Ross  A.
Ross A. Wenham, MA
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Very good
4.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
When we went out for a 6 hour trip, the seas were very rough. Caught several fish but also got really sick (everyone). Not the crews fault. We stuck it out but we’re definitely ready to hit the beach again. Still recommend them to go fishing with.
Pierre  F.
Pierre F. Litchfield, ME
Atlántida Family Fun Fishing
Atlántida Family Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(19 reviews)
Not enough fish but fun nonetheless and decent snorkeling. Redo trip description- says drinks and booze - not really - seems alcohol may be a hidden treat - bring your own and be happy- angel and co are good guys - love the boat spacious and good music - your own
Jeff  L.
Jeff L. Fitchburg, WI
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We booked a 4 hour charter. Note that it’s a bottom fishing charter, which is fine… just different if you’re expecting something else. Captain made sure my 13yr old son learned how to fish and had fun. Was a great experience!!!
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Santo Domingo Este, Provincia De Santo Domingo
Atlantida Punta Cana –32' Contender
Atlantida Punta Cana –32' Contender
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had a few first time kids and somewhat rough seas, unfortunately sea sickness set in pretty quickly. The crew took care of everything and we still caught a few fish before heading back. No one’s fault, they did their best.
John  M.
John M. Dublin, OH
Atlántida Inshore and Fly Fishing
Atlántida Inshore and Fly Fishing
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Great fishing experience - exactly the inshore trip my son was looking for. He likes to actively cast so wanted this experience instead of trolling for larger sport fish. We had a bit of rain but Carlos kept us dry by motoring around the rain clouds until it cleared. My son caught 2 fish and was happy with the experience. Would definitely book again.
Martha  C.
Martha C. Toronto, Ontario
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(69 reviews)
Our guide was great. Super nice guy, professional, and very helpful. Picked us up at our resort, did a good job getting us on some fish, and returned us to the resort and even helped with getting our resort to help prep some of our catch for lunch. I 100% recommend him.
Matt  A.
Matt A.
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
The captain and mate tried very hard. The fish just were not cooperating. We did hook a Marlin, but he broke off after 5 mins. The food and drink were great. They kept trolling until 5pm, when we were nearly back in. The Marlin made the day, even if it was brief. I would gladly go back out with them!
Michael  R.
Michael R. Minocqua, WI
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
My fiance and I had a 4 hour charter with Captain Kevin and Guy. They were both super friendly and showed us a great time with drinks and fishing. We only managed to catch 2 fish but none of the other boats we talked to caught any that day so all in all we were satisfied. Guy even took us to a great restaurant afterwards to get our fish cleaned and cooked. The boat was also fantastic. Clean and well stocked. I would highly recommend this company based on our experience!
Joseph  O.
Joseph O. Bristow, VA
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Went out for 4 hour trip caught 7 different types of fish it was excellent. We will definitely book again
Tony  N.
Tony N.
Atlantida Punta Cana - Marlin Fever
Atlantida Punta Cana - Marlin Fever
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Great crew & boat. Crew was very attentive and made sure we had a great time and caught fish. Definitely recommend.
Adam  L.
Adam L. Punta Cana, Provincia De La Altagracia
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
It was a brilliant half day of fishing with Captain Alex. What a nice, knowledgeable guy. It was like I was fishing with a buddy back home in Canada. Caught many fish I have never scene before. We even had a double header of suckers (mine was the big one of course). Anyways thanks Alex for the half day next time we’ll do a full day.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Toronto, ON
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(69 reviews)
My family and I spent a half day with Alex. Alex picked us up at our resort for a reasonable fee and drove us to the marina. Alex was very friendly and professional, a great guy. He shared some local history and knowledge with us along the way. Alex was very attentive the whole trip making sure we were comfortable and having a good time. We caught lots of fish and had an overall great time.
Mike  W.
Mike W. Chatham, ON
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
What a great experience on a day where the fish weren’t biting for many boats we landed 3 Mahi Mahi. Great service great positive attitudes especially the 1st 2.5 hours with no fish. Then it was bang bang bang 3 in a row. Highly recommend
Kyle  M.
Kyle M. Punta Cana, Provincia De La Altagracia
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
Wss a great trip! Crew worked hard to find the fish and keep you entertained. Clean and well taken care of boat and equipment!
Jason  F.
Jason F. Brandon, MB
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Took my nephew out for his first deep sea fishing trip. Let me tell you these guys from Yustas and the ease of communication setting up the trip to the very important deck hand Andrew. Andrew was extremely helpful and experienced. His attitude and ability to connect with us and make us feel appreciated is a lost art. The Captain put us on to some nice fish and my nephew hooked up with a Bill Dorado.
David  J.
David J. New York, New York
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Alex is awesome. Brought my 9 yr old son fishing and we had a blast. Alex was very knowledgeable about the area and great with kids. Caught a few fish and saw some whales breach!! Would recommend and will go on next trip to DR.
Jarrod  G.
Jarrod G. Plano, TX
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(69 reviews)
Great afternoon fishing with Alex. Fishing was a little slow but Alex worked hard to get us on fish👍👍
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. Ruffs Dale, PA
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great boat with a Hard working crew that didn’t stop till we were on fish! Ariel and Fernando made it a GREAT Punta Cana fishing experience and we would definitely book again!
David  R.
David R. Santo Domingo Este, 32
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Punta Cana Fishing Charter 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Had a great day of fishing for Mahi Mahi. Great boat! Great crew! We fish all over the world and this is top of the class.
Derek  M.
Derek M. Grand Blanc, MI

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