Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters - Humberto Quintana

Member since December 2013

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Background
I am the owner and the operator of Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters. My name is Humberto Quintana and I've been fishing in the Punta Cana area for 20 years. In February 2013, I decided to take the leap and make my passion for fishing more than a hobby. I started the business with one vessel, the Emily, and before we knew it, she was at the top of Marina Cap Cana’s billfish charts!

Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters - Humberto Quintana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Background
I am the owner and the operator of Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters. My name is Humberto Quintana and I've been fishing in the Punta Cana area for 20 years. In February 2013, I decided to take the leap and make my passion for fishing more than a hobby. I started the business with one vessel, the Emily, and before we knew it, she was at the top of Marina Cap Cana’s billfish charts!

Our Charter Listings

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US$ 940
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Fishing Reports

4 hour morning

January 02, 2015

First billfish of the year! One sailfish and a couple of mahis on a four-hour charter. Read Full Report →


More early 2015 billfish action!

January 03, 2015

On a full day charter, the billfish kept coming! Another sailfish, then a white marlin on a beautiful day. To top it off, a small wahoo. Read Full Report →


Dad Takes His Girls Out Fishing

January 07, 2015

Had a slow day on a 4 hour charter with a great group of people. The mahis were around but were not hungry. We did catch one, though, and it was our client's first fish! Must have been her… Read Full Report →


White Marlin Season in Cap Cana!

March 26, 2015

Although we caught our first billfish of the year back in January, white marlin season has been picking up this month! After a windy first couple of weeks in March, the weather has calmed down and the days are… Read Full Report →


Kids' First Billfish- A White and a Sail

April 01, 2015

Last Wednesday, we went for a morning four-hour trip with a great family with two kids who had never caught a billfish. We are happy to report that the first boy caught a nice white marlin at about 10:00… Read Full Report →


3-3 on white marlin and 1-1 wahoo

April 27, 2015

We had a 6-hour trip on Monday, and caught 3-3 white marlin off the coast of Punta Cana. We also caught a nice wahoo for dinner, pictured above! Read Full Report →


White marlin double header!

May 21, 2015

We went out on the "Emily" for a full day trip. The morning was slow, until along came a white marlin on the right teaser. As we hooked it up, we had another bite on the left. Father and… Read Full Report →


Lots of mahi!

July 07, 2015

July began with a mix of white and blue marlin and lots of mahi mahi. We caught 15 on July 7th on the Emily, our 53' Viking. Read Full Report →


2 white marlin on a half day!

April 18, 2016

Today, we went out for 4 hours on the Emily, our 53' Viking, and saw 5 white marlin! Our clients were able to release two out of the five. The sea was flat calm with overcast skies. Overall, a… Read Full Report →


An Action-Packed Morning!

April 19, 2016

During yesterday's morning charter, we were able to take advantage of the awesome white marlin bite out of Cap Cana Marina. In just four hours we saw nine white marlin and were able to release six. Coming in, we… Read Full Report →


4-5 White Marlin!

April 21, 2016

On Thursday, we went out with our buddies from the Vacation Club at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and caught 4 out of 5 white marlin! It was a fun day, a bit choppy out there but the marlin… Read Full Report →


The white marlin action continues!

April 27, 2016

Today, the white marlin action continued out of Cap Cana Marina! The Emily, our 53' Viking, just got back from a 6-hour trip where the clients released 3 out of 4 white marlin! Read Full Report →


GRAND SLAM!!!

April 29, 2016

What a great day! The white marlin was first, early in the morning and pretty close to shore. Right after that, we released a sailfish, which was great since we hadn't seen one in a couple of weeks! We… Read Full Report →


White marlin and mahi mahi!

May 03, 2016

The Emily went out on a full day trip yesterday. It was a little slow for us; we caught a white marlin and a nice mahi (which we will prepare for tomorrow's lunch!). Read Full Report →


Billfish!

May 24, 2016

Today was a nice day on the Emily, regardless of the overcast and breezy weather! We were able to release three out of six white marlin and several mahi mahi before seeing a nice blue marlin later in the… Read Full Report →


White marlin!

December 06, 2016

On a last-minute afternoon trip yesterday, our clients on the Emily released 1 out of 3 white marlin! Although we recommend full days this season because blue marlin are still going strong in the Macao area (about an hour… Read Full Report →


Mahi on a half day charter

December 07, 2016

On a short trip yesterday, the guys on the Emily caught a mahi mahi and two barracuda. A bit on the slow side but still fun! Read Full Report →


Mahi mahi!

January 18, 2017

The wind is finally dying down in Punta Cana! After a week cooped up in the marina (the Dominican Navy closes all marinas during inclement weather and does not let any boats leave) we finally went out this afternoon… Read Full Report →


Inshore fishing fun

January 04, 2015

A fun 4 hours on our 19' Mako! Our clients caught an 18-pound jack, a couple of groupers, and missed some snooks. Read Full Report →


Jacks and Yellowtails!

August 06, 2015

Today, our expert guide Moreno took our client out to the reefs by Cap Cana for a six-hour trip on a sunny day! They had some fun with lots of jacks and yellowtails- all strictly catch and release, of… Read Full Report →


LOTS of yellowtails

September 02, 2015

We went on an evening fishing excursion yesterday with a couple of (very experienced) local buddies, leaving the marina at about 5:30 PM and anchoring off the reefs. The bite was slow at first, but as the moon went… Read Full Report →


Over 50 fish released!

February 07, 2016

Great day for inshore fishing! It was sunny and calm, and the clients caught dozens of yellowtails with Captain Moreno! Read Full Report →


1-2 on white marlin and 3 mahis

June 25, 2015

We went out on a 6-hour charter with a group of four. We saw the first white marlin on the right dredge under all the sargazo (seaweed) that we have in the area this season. We managed to change… Read Full Report →


Mahis on the Lady Lola

September 05, 2015

We went on a 4-hour trip with a couple who was celebrating their wedding anniversary; the wife surprised her husband with a fishing charter during their Punta Cana vacation. It was a beautiful day. The sea was calm, the… Read Full Report →


19 Mahis on the Lady Lola

September 25, 2015

We went fishing for 6 hours in front of Punta Cana, and caught 19 nice mahi. They are all over! Read Full Report →


Wahoo and Tuna Close to Shore!

January 13, 2016

The Lady Lola went out on a 6-hour trip. Close to shore, the clients caught a tuna and a wahoo. Read Full Report →


44 Mahis and 1 Blue Marlin!

January 19, 2016

This Tuesday, we went on a full day trip up to the FADs in Macao, about 25 miles from Cap Cana Marina. The sea was flat calm, the sun was out, and mahi mahi kept us VERY busy until… Read Full Report →


Sailfish!

January 21, 2016

Today was another beautiful day in Punta Cana. The clients went out on a 6-hour trip with Captain Moreno and "El Cojo", one of our mates. About an hour into the day, they caught this beautiful sailfish which they… Read Full Report →


Another white marlin for the Lady Lola!

May 03, 2016

Yesterday morning on the Lady Lola, we saw 4 white marlin and released 1. White marlin season is still going strong out of Cap Cana Marina! Read Full Report →


5-12 on blue marlin!

December 13, 2016

Awesome time on the Lady Lola today! Our group went 5-12 on blue marlin, and also caught 20+ mahi mahi! It was rough out there, but they were real troopers and it was worth it! Read Full Report →


Catch of the Day!

January 19, 2017

The day was beautiful, with the wind finally coming down after more than a week of gusty weather. We set off at 8:15 AM on a 6-hour trip on the Lady Lola, our 42' Bertram. We wanted to target… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, December 30, 2016

The Captain and boat never showed up. I suspect the Captain was mad abut my complaint regarding his trying to charge $100 for pick up and return to Resort. He would have received much more in tips had he not decided to not take our group. I chartered two boats and the other boat included Pick up and return in price. He never contacted me about not showing up. Another boat the Emily did take our group out after a delay. I do not understand how a Captain can not show up or at least let up know he is sending another boat. I would hesitate recommending booking with the same group. As a minimum I deserve an explanation on why the changes were done and necessary.

Mike Garvin

Michael Garvin does not recommend Island Marine Punta Cana- Lady Lola

Fished December 2016

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Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters - Humberto Quintana (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hi Michael,

We are very sorry for this misunderstanding.  You spoke to me (Capt. Humberto) by phone before your trip regarding the transportation issue, and we agreed that you would have complimentary transportation for your whole family and that the cost of that transportation would be covered by ourselves (Island Marine Punta Cana) and by the operators of the other boat that you hired. 

The Emily, a 53’ Viking, is our other and more comfortable vessel, which costs $940 for a half-day charter and which we decided to provide as a complimentary upgrade after speaking with you by phone and becoming familiar with your group’s characteristics.  Our Captain Alberto “Moreno” was in charge of the Emily that day. 

Again, we are sorry for the misunderstanding.  Our goal was to make your group more comfortable, but apparently that goal was not met due to miscommunication.  We hope this message clears up the changes that were made and the purpose behind them. 

Best regards,

Humberto Quintana
Captain/Owner

Went fishing on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Young crew motivated to catch you a fish even tho we lost two white Marlin we were able to land a Mahi Mahi

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 6, 2016

Amazing trip! Great family crew. I am so happy I found these guys. These guys know how to get it done!

Fished February 2016

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Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters - Humberto Quintana (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 8, 2016

Hi Cord,

Thanks so much for your feedback on Captain Moreno and his awesome crew!  We are glad that you had a great time, and we hope to fish with you again soon!

Best regards,

The Island Marine Team

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Very knowledgeable captain and crew. White Marlin 15 minutes in. Blue marlin also. Great day.

Fished January 2016

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Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters - Humberto Quintana (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 8, 2016

Hi David,

Thank you for your feedback!  It was a pleasure having you on board, and we hope to fish with you again soon!

Best regards,

The Island Marine Team

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Had a great time (despite my husband being sick).  Only caught 1 (mahi) but she was a beauty!

Fished November 2015

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Island Marine Punta Cana Fishing Charters - Humberto Quintana (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 7, 2015

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for your feedback!  Glad to know you had a good time, and we hope to see you again soon!

Best regards,

The Island Marine team