Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL

Member since April 2014

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Background
Mike's Marina has been running offshore charters out of Punta Cana since 1995. With a fleet of vessels and a host of experienced captains, they are always available to give you that dream fishing adventure. Mike's Marina is committed to sustainable fishing and always releases billfish in order to preserve these species for future generations to enjoy.

Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Background
Mike's Marina has been running offshore charters out of Punta Cana since 1995. With a fleet of vessels and a host of experienced captains, they are always available to give you that dream fishing adventure. Mike's Marina is committed to sustainable fishing and always releases billfish in order to preserve these species for future generations to enjoy.
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Mike’s Marina - 29ft Gladiator

28 Reviews  
Punta Cana
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trips from US$ 175

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Punta Cana
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Customer Reviews

4.47 out of 5 stars from 31 reviews

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Lakeland, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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West Babylon, ny
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fished May 2018

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Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Great equipment and talented crew. Fishing was slow. We had several hits that did not nice stick. Had two Dorado on, landed a male.

Fished May 2018

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Thank you Dave for your feedback!  Hope to fish with you again soon.

Arabi, la
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

We didn’t catch anything but we still had a good time.  The crew was great - very friendly and courteous.

Fished April 2018

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice words, Jessica.
we are looking forward to get you back on the water next time in Punta Cana,
so we can make it up for the slow bite of your last charter day.

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Went fishing on Thursday, March 15, 2018

All and all my wife and I had a pretty good experience fishing with Mikes Marina. Although we did not catch any fish the Captain and first mate (his son) tried very hard to get us one. They did not speak much English but we were able to communicate well enough and they were friendly. My wife did end up getting a little sea sick about an hour in to the trip but felt better after that. They did provide us with beer, water, sodas and some snacks and pick up and drop off from our resort was flawless. The only reason I would not recommend this trip is because the boat size is a little small for the size of waves we were dealing with and the deck was very cramped. I kept hitting my head on the upper deck because it was so close to the sitting area on the lower deck. I had to stay crouched if I wanted to sit or I’d hit my head as we rolled over the waves. I feel that two fisherman is plenty for that boat and four would have been very tight. We still had a good time though and we saw one white marlin swim by the boat but wouldn’t eat our baits. We had one fish on but it got off soon after setting the hook. The first mate switched out the baits a few times to keep them fresh. Even though we didn’t catch any fish it was not for lack of trying on the crews part. That’s just fishing sometimes. Bigger boat I think would have made it a little more enjoyable is all.

Seth Ruddock does not recommend Mike’s Marina - 29ft Gladiator

Fished March 2018

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Dominican Republic
Went fishing on Sunday, March 4, 2018

great boat and crew!!

Fished March 2018

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, Benjamin.
we are lloking forward to your next fishy visit.

Dominican Republic
Went fishing on Friday, March 2, 2018

Several communications occured prior to the date of the trip. Communication is good!  We were picked up at our resort at the agreed upon time and driven to the marina where we met our Captain, Charlie and his mate (and son), Charlie.  They made us feel very welcome.  We departed the Marina shortly after our arrival. About 30 minutes after we left the marina and about 10 minutes after the fishing began we hooked into a big one. The battle lasted a little over an hour with the final result of landing an approximately 130 pound, 7’7” blue marlin. The fish and I were both exausted, but Charlie2 took great care of it before its release.  For the rest of the morning we only reeled in one barracuda.  After arriving back at the marina our driver was waiting to take us back to our resort.  This was my first experience bill fishing and it sure was a memorable one.  I would definately do it again and request Charlie1 and 2 as out Captain and crew.

Fished March 2018

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 2, 2018

Thank you very much, Pete,
for giving us the opportunity to bring you fishing
and for the feedback about your experience with our services.
here i add you some photos of your charter today.
we are looking forward to an other great day Out with you
next time in Punta Cana.


United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Vincent De Santis does not recommend Mike’s Marina - 29ft Gladiator

Fished February 2018

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Thursday, February 15, 2018

This was the worst experience I ever had. They had no business taking us out on those rough waters. No other charters went out and I’m covered in bruises from being bashed around inside the cabin and at 100lbs couldn’t fish if I wanted to. I got ripped off

Shawnna Newburn does not recommend Mike’s Marina - 29ft Gladiator

Fished February 2018

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Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

We absolutely slayed the Mahi Mahi snagging 14 fish even though 2 got off the line.  We also managed to bring in 1 Barracuda.  The trip was great and the I highly recommend this.  We even got upgraded to the 38ft boat.

Fished January 2018

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thank you for your Feedback, Ryan.
please send me in any photos you may have,
so i show you guys on our promos.
we are looking to get you back for a great day of fishing next time in town.

Mike

Dominican Republic
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mike and team was very professional, the boat which we had was prefect 29 footer whitegladiator which was one of the best smaller boat we had during our deep sea fishing trips around the world it was clean and fully equipped.

As it was a rough day at the sea when we head out. Big wave close to 6 feet high and trolling the 4 hours without any catches but then again that is fishing!
we would strongly recommend to fish with them!

Fished December 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hello Choo.
thank you for your nice review, even that we did not manage to bring you on the wished for fishes this morning.
I hope we get you back in the future to board them all.
Mike

United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Caught a dozen dolphin fish on a 4hr charter. The crew supplied some drinks and chips for the trip. Downside is, there is no fishing chair. The head leaked when used and no toilet seat for the wife. Thought the boat was a bit slow for its size, for getting out on the water to fish.

Fished November 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 4, 2017

Hi Christopher,

Thank you for your feedback!

You are correct, the Gladiator due to its size has a rocket launcher instead of a fighting chair.

We will have the head checked this week, as of now the crew had not notified us of this issue. 

Captain Charlie rarely runs the boat since fishing grounds start so close to the marina.

Hope that you had a great vacation, and hope to fish with you again soon!

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fished September 2017

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Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

Excellent service from pick up to drop off.  Driver showed up at my hotel at 7:15 am, as scheduled, and was waiting on the dock when we returned.  I enjoyed the fighting belt approach on the Gladiator rather than sitting in the chair.  Ive fished Hawaii, Gulf of Texas, and Baja Mexico.  Capt. Charlie and his son are by far the best and hardest working, and the boat and equipment were top notch.  Excellent trip and cant wait to return!!!

Fished August 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

thank you for the opportunity to bring you fishing, Richard.
Your Father&Son Crew Charly and Charlis are looking forward to spend time on the water with you again fishing off the Cape.

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This is a great experience, Charlie and Charlie put us on the fish. Great times.

Fished July 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Todd.
it was the pleasure of our Father&Son Crew on the Gladiator to bring you on Fish today.
we are looking forward to bring you more next time in town.
Mike

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

The arrangements from start to finish were absolutely flawless. Our captain and deck hand did an outstanding job trying to put us on fish . Although there wasn’t to many hookups , the White Marlin that I did catch was a blast . Thank you Mike , Captain Charlie , and the great deck hand Charlie

Fished July 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Ralph.
it was our pleasure to bring you guys fishing.
Your Father&Son Crew Charly & Charlis are looking forward to bring you on Fish again.
here i add you a couple more fotos of your white Marlin.

Mike


Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

High waves and rough ride made for a half day of rocking and rolling. Was disappointed that we did not get one hit the whole time.  But…. that’s fishing, better luck next time.

Fished June 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hi Sandy.
sorry that we couldn’t hit the right spot to bring Fish on for you on friday morning.
we are looking forward to let the reels screem for you next time in town.

Mike

Grand Saline, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

The crew was amazing. Charlie and his son are very friendly and make the most out of the experience!! I highly recommend this charter.

Fished June 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

thank you Kathryn for your Feedback and the great photos.
i would love to receive the photos and video also by email.
we are looking forward to get you guys back with us next time in town.

Mike

Richmond, Virginia
Went fishing on Friday, May 19, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

thank you for your feedback, Drew.
we are looking forward to bring you fishing again next time in Punta Cana.

United States
Went fishing on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Great day for our first of shore experience.

Fished May 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 26, 2017

Hello Andrew.
thank you for your feedback about your first offshore experience.
we are looking forward to bring you fishing again
on your next Punta Cana visit.

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Thursday, May 25, 2017

I thought the overall experience was great but the amount of time was short for a fishing trip

Fished May 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 25, 2017

thank you for your feedback, Chris.
your taken 4hrs charter is the minimum charter time to take,
we also offer 6hrs, 8hrs and 10hrs charters to spend more time fishing.
we are looking forward to get you back for an other fishing adventure
next time in town.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, April 10, 2017

First time deep sea fishing. Slow day fishing. A good first time out.

Fished April 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 21, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Jeff.
we hope to get a chance to bring you out on the Deep Blue again next time in town.

Santa Clara, California
Went fishing on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 10, 2017

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to bring you fishing, Brice.
here i add some Photos of your Sailfish.


Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Charlie & Charlie were a great crew. Took a while to get on the fish but that’s fishing. Amazing experience and will definitely be back!

Fished March 2017

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

thank you for your kind words, Chris, we will def pass it on to your Father&Son Crew on the Gladiator.
we are looking forward to bring you out on the Deep Blue again next time in town.

your Mike’s Marina Fishing Team

Spotsylvania, Virginia
Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

Great crew, Great experience! They work hard all day for you!!

Fished July 2016

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 17, 2016

thank you for your kind words, Mike.
of course i will pass them on to the Crew.
you can also add photos of your charter here to the review.
we are looking forward to bring you out on the Deep Blue again next time in town

United States
Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rough seas…10ft swells…
Should have had option to cancel
Not good conditions to catch anything.
Crew did try hard to hook us up.

Fished July 2016

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thank you for your Feedback, James.
our offshore waters range around 5-6ft with often higher swells as a average day.
it changes often and quickly, sorry that you hit one of the higher Sea Level Days.
thank you for your kind words about the Crew who gave their best to hook you up,
as the bite can be great or flop independend of the wave action.

Cleveland, Ohio
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fun day, did not land any Marlin.  But ran through the Dorado’s a few time.  Landed about 13between the 3 of us out that day.

Fished May 2016

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

thank you for your feedback and the photos, John.
it was our joy to keep you busy on the Mahis that day.
we are looking forward to raise your Marlin next time in town

Mike

Santo Domingo, 05
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mike,s marina did for me exactly what he said he would do. I paid deposit of $100 on PayPal and printed of emails/paperwork then let him now where I was staying. I was given time of pick up and told to wait in lobby of hotel. The cab driver turned up on time with a printed card with my name on and identifying   who he was. From hotel and back to hotel the whole experience was great and the crew polite but hard of English speaking was still able to real myself in a marlin and picture was emailed to me. For me, I would like to have crew member to take more pictures and I would have been happy to pay extra for that instead of taking camera. Thanks Mike for a great experience.

Fished May 2016

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

thank you for your feedback, Karl.
it was my pleasure to communicate with you and set up your charter.
in case of taking pictures with their phones the Crew does what they can if the action and waves allow to do so, as they of course primarily have to handle the fish and keep the boat on it’s necessary position.
due that we recommend to bring the own camera and take pictures from each others on fishes.
of course which ever photo we take, we are happy to send it to the customer and of course for free.
i will look for yours and add it here, too.
thank you for giving us the opportunity to bring you out on the Deep Blue

Mike


Saint-lambert, Quebec
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Had a good experience with this charter. Although we only hooked one fish, the equipment was in very good condition and the crew worked hard to put us on to something. Baits were changed often and quality lures were used. We were one of the only boats to catch a marlin that day. I could tell that this company is professional and probably one of the better services in the D.R. The one negative part I could say is that both members of the crew only spoke Spanish so this made communication difficult, they also were not very talkative. As a final note, this has nothing to do with the service provided, but the waters around the D.R. are very rough, biggest waves I’ve ever experienced. Although I was fine, half the people with us spent the time inside the cabin, puking. So take some Gravol if you experience seasickness.

Fished May 2016

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

thank you for your time to write about your charter, Bradley.
yes, 5-6ft Sea is the average to await/normal Sea Level for most days around here.
our Crew’s english is basic and to be “talkative” is different from person to person,
some talk more and some are more the quieter kinda guys.
some Gravol/Dramamine etc is always the way to go for people who are unsure how they take a ride on Open Ocean Waters.
aside of the released white Marlin your shared 4hrs charter missed to add some Mahi to the menue.
on the half day charters the time flies by quickly,
and as we are running peak time for white Marlin the focus been on raising Billfish.
we are looking forward to bring you out fishing again next time in town

Mike

United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This fishing trip was my first and it was amazing. The crew put us on the fish, ended up with 5 White Marline, 2 Mahi Mahi, and 1 Barracuda. There were only 4 people fish on the boat total, which made for a great experience

Fished April 2016

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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 16, 2016

thank you for your kind words, Joseph.
it was a pleasure to have you aboard our 6hrs shared charter on the Gladiator.
and what a great job done by you anglers, including to manage a tripple header white Marlin.
it was your first time but you did just perfect.
we are looking forward to bring you out on the Deep Blue again next time in town.

thank you for joining our fishing family

Mike
owner/operator Mike’s Marina Fishing Charters
Cap Cana/Punta Cana/Dominican Republic


Serbia
Went fishing on Friday, February 12, 2016

On 2/12/16 four of us went out on a ¾-day charter on the Gladiator.  Seas were rough 5-8-foot.  We caught 4 Mahi Mahi in the first hour.  The drag on the reel were set too light and it took longer than it should have to land the fish.  Also a fishing chair would have made it more comfortable due to the rough seas.  Things slowed down for a while then we caught 4-yellow tail with a blue stripe (the crew spoke very little English) we did not get a name of that species.  Just before we went back to the marina we hooked up with a barracuda.  All-in-all a good trip one person got a little ill due to the high seas.  Some food would have been nice.  The transportation to and from the marina started off confusing, but we got it straightened out at the hotel.

Fished February 2016

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