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
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
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

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

4.45 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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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

Fished January 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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