Captain
Nelson Herrera

Member since December 2013

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Background
I grew up fishing in the Caribbean waters. I am a third generation fishermen, who grew up fishing with his dad and siblings at an early age. I have won many prestigious Billfish tournaments held in Ocean World, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Because of my curiosity for fishing at an early age, I asked many questions in the fishing docks to experienced fishermen who provided me with pointers and teaching methods. It was my passion for fishing that brought me to become a captain. Two in one: An experienced Fisherman and Chef; to cook is another of my passions, so as an special service, we'll cook on board our catch for free.
Techniques
Fishing is my passion and I love to share it with others, this is why I like to take the opportunity and time to teach those who are interested in learning and provide a good rate or find ways to have those with the same passion join me.

Hey, I'm Captain Nelson Herrera

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Background
I grew up fishing in the Caribbean waters. I am a third generation fishermen, who grew up fishing with his dad and siblings at an early age. I have won many prestigious Billfish tournaments held in Ocean World, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Because of my curiosity for fishing at an early age, I asked many questions in the fishing docks to experienced fishermen who provided me with pointers and teaching methods. It was my passion for fishing that brought me to become a captain. Two in one: An experienced Fisherman and Chef; to cook is another of my passions, so as an special service, we'll cook on board our catch for free.
Techniques
Fishing is my passion and I love to share it with others, this is why I like to take the opportunity and time to teach those who are interested in learning and provide a good rate or find ways to have those with the same passion join me.

My Charter Listings

 
Puerto Plata.Rd
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Happy customer!

November 18, 2017

Happy customer! 28 catches! Amazing day! Come a enjoy the best fishing charter service in the whole area! Read Full Report →


Fishing with friends

November 16, 2017

Fishing is an excellent moment to share with your friends and create our best memories of tomorrow! Come and live this experience with us! The best service in Puerto Plata! Read Full Report →


Happy customers!

November 04, 2017

Funny time with lovely people! We pick them up from Cabarete (all included in our service). Read Full Report →


Happy Customer!

October 27, 2017

Fishing our Job and our passion! Great day with very nice people! Read Full Report →


Great Day with lovely people!

August 02, 2017

Our catch of the day 1 Barracuda and 2 King Fish, including our special of the month: "To cook free our catch", with our two in one NELSON HERRERA, a expirience Fisherman and Chef! Read Full Report →


Great Catch

April 04, 2017

A great day, Catched and released 1 Blue Marlin and 5 Mahi Mahi. Excellent day and wonderful clients Read Full Report →


Great Catch!

December 11, 2014

Enjoyed a fishing day at High Z's today! Our goal... happy customers... Accomplished! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nelson picked me up at the hotel. Then a quick drive to the marina and off to the sea.
First fish, a barracuda, after 20 minutes already. Then norhing for almost three hours before all hell broke loose. Bam, bam, bam, bam and bam - fish on all five rods. As I was alone the deck hand was great in support. So rod after rod with Mahi and . After that two more hours of intense fishing topping of with a 20+ pounds Mahi fight for almost 30 minutes…
Great gear, great service, great fishing. Go there!

Fished January 2018

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This charter went great! Three of my friends and I went on the Carnival Conquest and Amber Cove was the first port of call. I enjoy excursions so I arranged with Nelson a pickup outside of the dock. He was there on time and promptly took us to the boat. We caught barracuda and mahi mahi all day. His assistant was very helpful and friendly. Additionally, he cooked the mahi on board which was great. He has an excellent recipe for mahi. Since we had extra time on the island before the boat departed, he even offered to take us to some local bars. His customer service skills are incredible and overall the trip was well worth the price. Captain Nelson, thank you so much for everything!

Fished December 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017

We had a great time with Capt. Nelson and Jeff.  We had 3/4 day out and Nelson put us on the fish.  Superb Customer Service and Hospitality. Highly Recommend

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 5, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Great experience!  Although fish weren’t biting all that well captain Nelson was very accommodating and did all he could to help locate fish for us!
Would definitely fish with him again!!

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 5, 2018

Thanks for your comment!

Went fishing on Monday, December 18, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Professionally organized fishing trip with lots of excitement! Thank you Nelson and Jeffery!

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thanks for your comment!

Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Captain Nelson was amazing! From as early as first communication with regard to booking, to answering all my questions, to picking us up EXACTLY on time, to the actual trip. Amazing! Nelson is courteous, friendly and professional. He and his first mate Jeffrey took us out on an adventure we will never forget! In total we caught 3 barracuda, 6 wahoo and 10 mahi mahi! It was quite an adventure and recommended for anyone who wants to experience deep sea fishing. Thank you!!

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thank you to you!  To choose us for this adventure!  Hope to see you again!

Went fishing on Sunday, December 24, 2017

It wasn’t very long into our trip that we booked this beauty! An hour and a half later this blue marlin was in our boat! Managed to catch a couple Mahi mahi a little while after. Highly recommend this boat and crew!

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thanks for your comment!  Your satisfaction is our too!  Hope to see you again in the future!

Went fishing on Saturday, December 23, 2017

From start to finish Captain Nelson went above our expectations. From meeting us the night before to explain the fishing day to picking us up at the hotel, he catered to our every need to make it a great day. Fishing was excellent, he put us on fish almost immediately. We caught 29 fish total. 1 king fish, 2 Wahoo, 1 Jack, and 25 Mau Mau. Jeffery the deck hand worked non stop to provide us with 5 lines in the water at all times. There was more than once that we had 5 fish on at a time. Great day! Don’t be sold short by what is offered to you by the hotel. You get your monies worth and more, no false promises, he is an honest captain who truly loves fishing.  Thanks again guys it was fun.

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, we are committed to provide an excellent service to our customers!  Hope to see you egain!  Happy New Year!

Went fishing on Friday, December 15, 2017

Captain Herrera runs a very professional fishing guide business and I trusted him for the day with my family including my wife and three young children. He picked us up from the cruise port and got us back at the perfect time to catch the boat. When we arrived he had the boat ready to go and we were able to get on and leave immediately. He is a very knowledgeable boat operator and fishing guide. He tried as hard as he possibly could to get on the fish the day we were there and he had five trolling lines out for sport fish the entire six hours of the trip. Captain Herrera was very friendly, speaks good English, and he and his first mate were very good with my kids. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a fishing guide while you are visiting the Dominican Republic. You can tell that he has decades of experience on the water and he genuinely treated us like family while we were there, making the trip as comfortable as possible.

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thanks for you comment, was our pleasure to give our service to you and your family.  Hope to see you un the future!  Regards

Went fishing on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wow this was an amazing trip. Only did a half day but still landed a trophy of a lifetime. Thank you to Capt Nelson and first mate Jefi. Will only fish with this boat a crew if we are ever here again. Cheers and thank you for what you did for us.

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 18, 2017

Chris, thanks for your comment!  So glad that we could help to make your dream thru!  Hope to see you again in the future!  Regards


Went fishing on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Great day with the crew. Caught fish and had a blast.

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thanks a lot Troy for your comment, hope to see you again in the future.


Went fishing on Saturday, November 4, 2017

Capt Nelson picked us up at are rented villa at 6am.  He spoke excellent English so there weren’t any communication issues.  We had a half day trip and Nelson and crew made us feel welcome as well as working hard to find some fish.  We did catch 4 mahi-mahi on the day.  My wife got to bring in one of them a first for her.  At the end on the trip they cleaned and filleted 2 on the fish for us to take back to our villa.  It was a great experience and I would definetly choose Capt Nelson for our next fishing trip. 
P.S.  We cooked the fish on the grill and it was delightful.

Fished November 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thanks for your comment!  Hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Great experience with Captain Nelson and First Mate Joel. I recommend the professionalism and going back next year for sure. Good Fishing

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

Captain Nelson and crew (Jose) are the best!
I wish I could rate higher than 5 stars.
Nelson and Jose are very professional, knowledgeable, experienced and prepared for our adventure.
After comparing prices , the Hi Z’s fishing tour is the best value I found.
This was my first experience deep sea fishing and one of the best memories of my life.
It took Captain Nelson just minutes to find.. and me over an hour to reel in an 80lb White Marlin.
This is by far the biggest fish I have ever caught.
My next trip to the Dominican Republic will definitely include a fishing trip with Captain Nelson.
Nelson shared his knowledge, not only as a fishing guide but as a Dominican historian as well.

We hope to have another adventure soon with our new friend Captain Nelson.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My son caught an 80 pound marlin and we caught 5 mahi.  Captain Nelson knew where to find the fish and our first mate knew how to hook em.  We had a riot fishing in very heavy waves.  Had one double during the marlin fight and had no trouble landing both fish.  Captain Nelson sang to us on the entire trip.  It was truly an awesome fishing experience to remember.  I would recommend this trip to anyone except kids and women.  The waves would have made it difficult for most women and kids to handle.

Fished April 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 17, 2017

Thanks for your comment Thomas, hope to see you again!

Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

Maybe not captain nelsons fault. Maybe just another example of fishing not catching. This was my second booking for a deep sea fishing trip, and the results were the same. Felt like all I got was a boat ride

Dennis Hawkins does not recommend High Z’s Fishing Tour

Fished March 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Please do not stop, next time could be the moment of your best capture.  Hope you continue in this passion that is fishing.  Regards

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great fishing trip with Captain Nelson, he put us a great Mahi Mahi.
Thanks again for your professionalism. Please post the video to your Facebook page

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Super pêche mahi mahi au rendez vous capitaine de confiance tout inclus il est venu nous chercher à hôtel à essayer

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 8, 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

thanks! !!  Simo I’ll be waiting for you to give you a good time again.


Went fishing on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I’ve chartered boats from Cabo San Lucas to Antigua and Captain Nelson is the best I’ve ever had. His knowledge of fishing is incrediable and his social skills are terrific. We trolled one day and had luck with the Dorado and the second day we bottom fished and caught a mix bag of Queen Triggers ,Snapper ,Grouper and Yellow tail.. The captain even cooked some of our catch for us, Truly an amazing adventure I highly recommend Captain Nelson and He even brought us to the airport when it was our time to leave the Island. Just an amazing Captain!!!!

 

Fished December 2016

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 19, 2016

thank Frank !I’ll be waiting for you to give you a good time again

Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trip was amazing nice boat great crew.

Fished October 2016

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hello David;

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on user review. I am very happy that your trip was an amazing trip for you and the rest your party.

Thank you,
Nelson Herrera (Capt)

Went fishing on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Captain and First Mate were Awesome.  The Captain confirmed twice and picked up us at our hotel exactly the time he said he would.  We caught a large white Marlin and it was one of the best experiences of our vacation.  I highly recommend this Captain and Crew.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thanks again for an AWESOME day! Jose and Captain Jeffrey were great and appreciate Captain Nelson going the extra mile and cooking up the Mahi Mahi and Marlin for us. A day me and my boys will never forget. We look forward to returning to the Dominican and heading back out with you!

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, February 27, 2015

My wife and I scheduled a half day trip.It was a beautiful sunny with a 10 mph wind. Even though my wife took some motion sickness pills she still became.  I was surprised at how large some of the waves were once we got out to sea.  We didn’t catch anything and out of the 3 boats that went out in the morning only 1 caught a small mahi mahi.
it took so long to get out to where it was good fishing that we only had about 45 minutes of our lines being in productive water.

The crew was very friendly and accommodating but their english and my spanish were both pretty poor. We were picked up on time and taken back to our hotel.. Overall the trip was ok the scenery was beautiful and the boat was relatively comfortable. I would recommend going for a full day if possible if you really want to catch fish

Fished February 2015

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you in your next fishing trip and you can always let us know how we can accommodate you needs to make it your trip enjoyable.

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The fish were not biting that day but the crew was great.

Fished February 2015

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank you for your review! Fish don’t bite all the time, but we guarantee that we always do what it takes to have you enjoy your trip. Glad you are another Happy Customer and hope to bring you fishing with us in the future!

Went fishing on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good trip but no fish not a bite. Spent most of trip looking for weed bed in current. Would have been better to run out then look instead of trolling for ten miles. But thats fishing. Beautiful day and great crew boat was very nice.

Fished January 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, December 8, 2014

Nelson the captain knew his stuff he went out of his way to make us both welcome and comfortable. His crew was also first class who quickly set the rods again and made sure we had everything we need. We caught when the other boats out that day blanked. He will answer any fishing or Dominican related questions and is very informative.

It I had to be hyper critical a couple of times the exhaust fumes on the boat were a bit strong when sitting down stairs. But this by no means spoiled the day, just a point for something to look at.

I would recommend Nelson and his crew to anyone whishing to go fishing ion Purto Plato.

Fished December 2014

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