Captain
Yustas Fortuna

Member since March 2015

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Background
It was always a dream to come true, I loved fishing all my life and lots of my friends are professional fishermen, its great to meet other professionals and beginners are go Big-Game fishing for always new and fresh experiences!
Techniques
I do Big Game Fishing, Deep Sea, Trolling, live bait

Hey, I'm Captain Yustas Fortuna

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Background
It was always a dream to come true, I loved fishing all my life and lots of my friends are professional fishermen, its great to meet other professionals and beginners are go Big-Game fishing for always new and fresh experiences!
Techniques
I do Big Game Fishing, Deep Sea, Trolling, live bait
Angler's Choice
Verified

My Charter Listings

Punta Cana
trips from
US$ 550
Punta Cana
trips from
US$ 350

Fishing Reports

One day with Boca Chica Charter

May 10, 2015

Hi to everybody from Boca Chica! For those who don't know what it is - its a small tourist town on the Caribbean sea between Santo Domingo and Juan Dolio. On the map of the Dominican Republic you can… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.42 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 27, 2016
Steve Gugan does not recommend Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

The captains and crew were awesome.  The boat was nice and the weather was beautiful.  Unfortunately we were only able to catch one small barracuda.  Seas were a little too calm for the big fish.  I was very pleased with the trip as a whole.  The crew did all they could to put us on a fish.  I would go back to them for another try.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

This is a private charter.  Only your party will be aboard.

Pick up on time at our hotel (Sirenis Punta Cana) by the owner.  Shuttled to the beach, then a boat shuttle to the our 42’ vessel, and off.

4 hours, 3ft waves, I was fine but friend was nauseas.  Caught one small barracuda.  Unlucky fishing day. but a nice cruise with a great crew.  This is not for the faint of stomach. 

Kudos to this vessel.  Great for first timers and up.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Captain Yustas and the crew were very friendly and the boat was very clean and well-maintained.  However, we did not catch any fish!  This is in no way Captain Yustas’ fault, but it was disappointing all the same.  We would definitely book with Captain Yustas again in the future.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, February 29, 2016

Captain Yustas did everything that he could to get us on the fish during our time with him this past week.  We ended up catching fewer fish than we would have liked, but him and his crew put in an extra couple of hours for free to try and get us on more fish.  I think that we still did better than the other boats that were coming in. 

The crew waited on us hand and foot when it came to beverages and snacks.  Yustas makes a mean ham sandwich.  They were also very organized when it came to the fishing.  We only lost one fish that we had on, and it was not due to the crew.  When the fish were on they had a plan it was very quick! 

I would definitely book with them again.  Probly the nicest cabin you will find on a deep sea charter.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

captn yustas picked us, he arrived early!
once we got on the boat we found it to be in good repair and well stocked.
we caught one crummy fish (barracuda) but we can’t have good fishing days every charter.
it was not due to lack of effort from capt yustas!

we will gladly charter from him again!

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 31, 2016

Caught 4 really nice Mahi and one really nice Wahoo.  Yustas, Vlad and Morena were great.  They directed us to a restaurant which prepared all the fish on the beach and arainged everything.  Awesome!!

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, January 22, 2016

Yustas and his crew provided by best friend and I a dream day of fishing. The weather was beautiful, seas were calm, and Yustas made us more than comfortable as we waited for the fish to bite with the help of muchos Presidentes. We came across a school of mahi mahi and Yustas had positioned the lures in such a perfect way that we hooked 4 at once! It was a thrill reeling in one fish after the other. After catching the mahi mahi, we thought the excitement for the afternoon was over…no way. 30 minutes later we hooked a 6 foot, 70lb sailfish! We went ballistic with excitement, and Yustas, Vladimir, and Moreno shared in our glory. We reeled the sailfish in no problem and have some amazing pictures to show for our catches from the day! I highly recommend Yustas to anyone fishing in Punta Cana. He runs an extremely professional charter and provides a great value relative to the competition: transportation to and from the resort, beer, water, lunch and FISH. Thank you to Yustas and crew!!!

Fished January 2016

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Yustas Fortuna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hey guys ! John and Pete. Thanks for good fishinig charter with us. Cap. Yustas and crew will be glad to see you on aboard again and again. John, I will take more beers for the next trip. Just catch big fish. It’s not big deal for you. You are very lucky guy. You must be very lucky in the casinos too!


Went fishing on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Seas were rough. I went with my 17 and 13 year old boys. They were sick within the first hour and we had to turn back. No fault of the crew. Sometimes that is the risks you take.

Fished December 2015

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Yustas Fortuna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You are absolutely right Dan. Sometimes it happens.

Went fishing on Monday, December 28, 2015

We had a wonderful fishing experience.  Captain Eustace picked us up exactly when and where he said he would and drove us out to the marina.  His crew, especially first mate Vladimir, was friendly and helpful and every bit as excited with our catches as we were.  The ship driver, Captain Moreno, knew exactly where to take us to start catching fish.  We caught a 200 lb Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and Barracuda.  We went out to catch fish and that is exactly what we accomplished.  Captain Eustace also performed all paparazzi activities for us—we are looking forward to putting together a wonderful album to memorialize this exciting trip!

Fished December 2015

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Yustas Fortuna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Thanks Mr. Al and Amanda.
We had great fishing charter with your family!
Your sons received good Big Game Fishing experience.
We are waiting for your family next year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Cap. Yustas, 1st. mate Vladimir, Cap. Moreno


Went fishing on Friday, December 4, 2015

WE HAD A GREAT TIME ONTHE BIG MARLIN , WILL DEFINATLEY BE BACK NEXT YEAR .
THE CAPTAIN AND THE CREW WERE GREAT
MAHI MAHI ALL DAY LONG

Fished December 2015

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Yustas Fortuna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thanks Mr. Wayne. Waiting for you in the next year !!!
Cap. Yustas Fortuna and Crew.

Went fishing on Monday, September 21, 2015

My wife and I booked a 6 hr trip with Yuri on our honeymoon. We had a great time, catching 2 Dorado and 1 Tuna. The captian and mates were great overall very good trip.  Yuri runs a good operation with good boat and equipment.  Highly recommend this team for anyone looking to fish in the D.R.

Jerry

Fished September 2015

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Yustas Fortuna (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 5, 2015

Jerry and Ashly. Thank you very much for your kind words about our fishing charter!