Captain
Nelson Herrera

Member since December 2013 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Background
I spent my childhood fishing in the Caribbean waters. I am a 3rd generation fisherman, 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 at the fishing docks to experienced fishermen which provided me with pointers and teaching methods. It was my passion for fishing that brought me to become a captain. On my full-day trips, you also get two-for-one with my passions, an experienced charter captain, and a chef! Cooking is another of my passions, so as a 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 spent my childhood fishing in the Caribbean waters. I am a 3rd generation fisherman, 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 at the fishing docks to experienced fishermen which provided me with pointers and teaching methods. It was my passion for fishing that brought me to become a captain. On my full-day trips, you also get two-for-one with my passions, an experienced charter captain, and a chef! Cooking is another of my passions, so as a 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

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(205 reviews)
Puerto Plata
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trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Puerto Plata
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trips from US $600

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 212 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (259)
Great fishing trip
Great fishing trip
Slow day but good crew and boat
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
84%
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John D. J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 21, 2023
I can’t say enough on how much fun our trip was with high Z’s fishing tour.  Captain Nelson picked us up at our resort...
John D. J. recommends High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
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Edvin O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3 fish in 1 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on December 26, 2023
Went out for 6hrs with 5 rods in the water, and 3 big fishes later i could not have been more pleased with the outcome of this...
Edvin O. recommends High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
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Dylan G.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Slow day but good crew and boat

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on February 5, 2024
Caught 1 barracuda. I requested that we fish for billfish and Wahoo but the crew kind of just did their own thing. Trolled...
Dylan G. recommends High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
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Pauline B.
Louisville, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day morning trip- smaller boat

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 3, 2023
I booked this trip for my husband and his 2 friends that were on vacation with us. The guys had a great time and caught a big...
Pauline B. recommends High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
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Ann-louice B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Thank you for an amazing day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 27, 2023
Our two families, eight people age 11-59, had a super experience with Captain Nelson and his crew! We were both experienced...
Ann-louice B. recommends High Z’s Fishing Tour – 50'
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