Punta Cana Fishing Charters

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Punta Cana Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Punta Cana are: Full list of top fishing charters in Punta Cana

The average price for a private 4 hour Punta Cana fishing trip is $492, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $825 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Punta Cana that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Punta Cana are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Punta Cana are:

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Many fishing charters in Punta Cana 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 Punta Cana are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Punta Cana are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $524
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $681
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,125
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $970
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,390

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 27956 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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Yes, always part of any trip we take to the ocean. Just a fund day fish or not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, always part of any trip we take to the ocean. Just a fund day fish or not.
Michael  Q.
Michael Q. Bristol, VA
Be sure you get good directions to the correct landing. It took us two hours to find the boat. We paid more than double what we were supped to pay. Other than that the trip on the boat was great.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be sure you get good directions to the correct landing. It took us two hours to find the boat. We paid more than double what we were supped to pay. Other than that the trip on the boat was great.
James  M.
James M. New Holland, PA
The weather can be variable. Make sure you stay clear of lots of hawkers on the beaches. Good lines of seaweed to follow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can be variable. Make sure you stay clear of lots of hawkers on the beaches. Good lines of seaweed to follow.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Santo Domingo, Nacional
We only caught 2 mahi mahi and 2 barracuda but I think it was the weather. The day before they caught 19 mahi mahi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We only caught 2 mahi mahi and 2 barracuda but I think it was the weather. The day before they caught 19 mahi mahi
Elyse  R.
Elyse R. Santo Domingo, Nacional
I would definitely recommend Dog Gone 37. Boat and crew. They will pull out all the stops to get you on the fish. But is is Fishing not catching.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would definitely recommend Dog Gone 37. Boat and crew. They will pull out all the stops to get you on the fish. But is is Fishing not catching.
Paddy  M.
Paddy M. Halifax, Nova Scotia
Definitely pack lots of sunscreen and some motion sickness medication just in case. The waves can get rough so I would follow the captains advice and not over drink the night before!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely pack lots of sunscreen and some motion sickness medication just in case. The waves can get rough so I would follow the captains advice and not over drink the night before!
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Chico, TX
Find local fishermen and ask around if you are looking to shore fish. Otherwise be careful of small boats on beacher trying to over charge tourists.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find local fishermen and ask around if you are looking to shore fish. Otherwise be careful of small boats on beacher trying to over charge tourists.
Vitaliy  T.
Vitaliy T. Dobbs Ferry, NY
Only thing is make sure which type of trip you are booking, fishing vs trolling. Each can be fun but if you have a preference confirm up front.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only thing is make sure which type of trip you are booking, fishing vs trolling. Each can be fun but if you have a preference confirm up front.
Todd  H.
Todd H.
They are there just not jumping in the boat. But its still worth going and getting what the waters have to offer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They are there just not jumping in the boat. But its still worth going and getting what the waters have to offer.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. San Marcos, CA
Plenty of mahi and 3 separate strikes from marlin until we finally hooked up
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of mahi and 3 separate strikes from marlin until we finally hooked up
Alfonso  F.
Alfonso F. Edinburg, TX
It’s a once in a lifetime experience, a must try. Will definitely have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a once in a lifetime experience, a must try. Will definitely have a great time.
Jose  A.
Jose A. Millsboro, DE
Wear sunscreen, if you get sick, take precautions. The winds and storms form rapidly, changing the water conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen, if you get sick, take precautions. The winds and storms form rapidly, changing the water conditions.
Joshua  L.
Joshua L.
Be patient they call it fishing and not catchin. Just relax and learn about everything and enjoy the open water and talking with the crew. As far as sea sickness maybe a Dramamine and hr before!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient they call it fishing and not catchin. Just relax and learn about everything and enjoy the open water and talking with the crew. As far as sea sickness maybe a Dramamine and hr before!
Wyatt  M.
Wyatt M. Springfield, New Jersey
Bring more tip money because these guys are awesome!! And deserve every penny.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring more tip money because these guys are awesome!! And deserve every penny.
James  B.
James B. Pikeville, KY
Decide wether you want to troll jig for fish. Trolling is less engaging...but potential for bigger fish. It was windy everyday we were in Punta Cana, so the Atlantic Ocean was a bit rough. Even if you think you don't get seasick, I would recommend Dramamine a few hours before your trip.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Decide wether you want to troll jig for fish. Trolling is less engaging...but potential for bigger fish. It was windy everyday we were in Punta Cana, so the Atlantic Ocean was a bit rough. Even if you think you don't get seasick, I would recommend Dramamine a few hours before your trip.
Kevin  O.
Kevin O. City Of The Village Of Cl, MI
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

Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Excellent Captain friendly and helpfully fishing crew and a safe boat. We went after Marlin which always needs to be lucky as well but did get Doradas and barracuda. Even the water was a bit rough the trip felt safe and the day was a really nice experience. I made a new reservation before getting back to the harbour. I recommend this company!
Petri  O.
Petri O.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Miguel and Capt put us on the fish early. Slowed down in the afternoon. Cleaned and filleted all the fish to bring back to resort. Good time and recommend!
Conrad  L.
Conrad L.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Very good
4.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
All very kind and courtesy. Due to rough water 3 of our trip including me got sick. This has never happened before. Crew tried everything they could to catch at least one fish, even bringing out light tackle with spinning reeks to try to catch something while drifting over the reefs. I would definitely recommend them to anyone Plus the cost was almost $250 less than what Amstar, which by the way they became very upset we did not use them and just brushed away the cost difference
Thomas  G.
Thomas G.
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Crew was awesome and very helpful. It’s was rough seas and they did everything possible to keep my son from sea sick. Got some great Mahi and Barracuda. Would recommend again for sure
Tim  M.
Tim M.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Booked a trip online and it was easy. We were picked up on time by a friendly driver. We were greeted at the beach and we got on the boat and had a great day. Weather was awesome. I caught two barracudas and a mahi mahi. Eddy cleaned my fish and the hotel cooked it for me. Thanks guys
Ed  M.
Ed M.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Trip was good and we caught barracuda. Crew was very attentive and we had a good time. It was 6 hours total on the boat (we booked 6 hour trip), saw other reviews comment they had less time but we were out the full time. Would use again.
Liz  B.
Liz B.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Manuel and Luis were top notch!! Boat and equipment were great. We caught 4 barracuda and had a great time doing it. Thank you to the captain and deck hand for the memories we will never forget!!
Jonny  T.
Jonny T.
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
This was a great fishing trip. The crew was knowledgeable and professional. We caught the fish we were hoping for. The boat was great and it was a nice place to spend the day. We are hoping to go fishing with the crew again in future.
Pavel  B.
Pavel B.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Great Captain and Mate. Caught a big Barracuda early on then a blue marlin towards the end. The crew worked hard all day and was positive and entertaining.
Michael  K.
Michael K.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Really nice trip, caught more fish than the competitors and had a great crew!
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
The captain and his crew definitely know what they’re doing. The sea seemed a bit rough, but the boat was comfortable and we called three dolphin and a wahoo.. it was a great day, and I would recommend this team again.
Angela  P.
Angela P.
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
5 mahi for wedding party dinner! Plus Cudas! Bonus Capt. Richard and First mate Andy were fantastic!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
We had a awesome day Fishing beautiful weather wonderful staff great boat and we landed 3 monster Maui Maui and 2 big Barracuda just want to say thank you for a great adventure we will see you next year. Great job guys happy fishing guy 👍👍👍👍
Peter  F.
Peter F.
"Big Marlin" Private Charter – Sherlock 39'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(141 reviews)
I recommand going fishing on the Sherlock, Andrej the 1st mate is really Nice and has a lot of thing to discuss while we wait for the reel to go off!
Olivier  L.  B.
Olivier L. B.
Fishing Pro Charter - Mar-Quesa 41ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Mar-Quesa 41ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Very good
3.7 / 5
(10 reviews)
Great crew fun time. We caught lots of BIG fish... BUT the biggest one got away. We battled a Marlin for 1/2 hour only to lose it at the boat. Great Time!
Kyle  K.
Kyle K.
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Highly recommended. Boat is nice and the crew was outstanding. We got a monster mahi mahi and a couple of barracudas during a 4 hour afternoon trip.
Radu  R.
Radu R.
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
St.Elena Fishing Charters - St. Elena 42'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
The St Elena crew were very friendly, professional and worked very hard to make our fishing trip the best! From the reservations to transportation to being on the water, Elena communicated clearly and concisely. All three crew members were great. Our party of three each brought in 2 fish, 5 mahi and 1 barracuda. Not bad for a 4 hour outing! Highly recommend for a wonderful fishing trip!
Karen  W.
Karen W.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
We had a great time fishing. We caught 7 fish in total, 1 wahoo, 5 mahi mahi and a barracuda. They filleted a mahi mahi so we could take it back to our resort and have the chef cook it. What an amazing crew and experience. Would definitely recommend.
Michele  S.
Michele S.
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Rosario and Captian Willie were top notch. They put us on the fish and kept things rolling when we had multiple fish on at once. They are a great crew and will take care of you.
Erik  P.
Erik P.
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing charter in Punta Cana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
It’s the slow fishing season but we still managed to catch nine Mahi on the troll and twenty-one Alamco Jack on hand line. Crew provided snacks of fruit and chips & salsa, Cervesa water and rum. Overall it was a relaxing fun day. Highly recommend Guy the mate and Captain Alejandro
Aimee  P.
Aimee P.

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