Punta Cana

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Punta Cana Fishing Charters

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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.

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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.

Punta Cana Fishing Calendar

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Full day trip on the Pedator
Robert S. fished with Mike’s Marina - 29ft Gladiator on March 1, 2020
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Invite a friend or two and book a full day private trip. A full day really expands the options for where you can fish.
July fishing trip
Gregory R. fished with "Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39' on July 30, 2019
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Is an adventure no matter the fishing outcome!
6 hour trip with Tito and Omega
Linda F. fished with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on July 22, 2019
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We had a great experience, but were told that the fishing is definitely better in the winter months
July fishing trip
Robert B. fished with Tease Me Sportfishing on July 22, 2019
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Do your homework on charters ..ask questions ..
We did an 8hr trip with Tease Me Sportfishing
William P. fished with Tease Me Sportfishing on July 9, 2019
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Book your own charter dont go through the hotel or resort
Great Day for fishing
Fred F. fished with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on July 5, 2019
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be prepared for heavy seas. Waves were 6-7 feet plus
Half Day Trip
Noel E. fished with Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana on June 17, 2019
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Views are great and the fish are fighters!
Awesome Crew!
Brett D. fished with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on June 16, 2019
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Dramamine if you are not used to fishing several miles out to sea

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Punta Cana

According to customer reviews, Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37', Tease Me Sportfishing, and "Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39' 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', Tease Me Sportfishing, and "Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39' all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Punta Cana.

The best way to experience fishing in Punta Cana is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Punta Cana.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Punta Cana are:

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Punta Cana.