Captain
Mattia Mastandrea

Member since December 2015

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Background
I caught my first fish at the age of 8 years and from there the adventure begins... At 11 years old, my family moved to the Dominican Republic, so my passion for fishing continued in this country. At age 13, I was a professional fisherman, fishing in the day to sell the fish in the local market and studied at night... In 2011, we decided to share this passion with visitors. I have the joy of being able to turn my passion for fishing in my lifestyle and work.

Hey, I'm Captain Mattia Mastandrea

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Background
I caught my first fish at the age of 8 years and from there the adventure begins... At 11 years old, my family moved to the Dominican Republic, so my passion for fishing continued in this country. At age 13, I was a professional fisherman, fishing in the day to sell the fish in the local market and studied at night... In 2011, we decided to share this passion with visitors. I have the joy of being able to turn my passion for fishing in my lifestyle and work.

My Charter Listings

Puerto Plata
trips from
US$ 650
Punta Cana
trips from
US$ 150

Customer Reviews

4.00 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

Let me start out by saying that the boat was nice and crew (Capt. Alexander) accommodating, but there intentions may have not been. We have been on many charters before and right from the start this one seemed just not right. Now I know that when you go on a charter there is no guaranty that you will catch anything (or it wouldn’t be called fishing but catching instead), but on this one I think the crew knew that we were heading out on a very expensive boat ride ($700). If they had any integrity I think they would have canceled the trip. There were other cheaper options for the trip but I figured pay the extra money for the better service.
To start off the morning, we showed up at the marina only to find no activity .. fishing or otherwise, no boats going out or to be seen anywhere. We thought this was a bit strange, but to add to our concerns as we were pulling off the dock I noticed some colleagues of our captain shaking their heads and laughing like “really there going out today, just taking their money trip!” As we departed the marina we started to troll immediately – for the next 4 hours we trolled! We never saw one fish, as matter of fact we never even saw the bait after it was initially set up (not one bite). The seas were very rough (10’ to 20’ swells or more) it seemed like we were trolling very fast, we went pretty much strait out for 2 hours turned around and 2 hours back. Not much angler intellect or expertise from crew at all. I think the hotel busboy could have done better. We did get nauseated within 10 min of the trip and needed to do some chumming. Not a good way to start and not a fun way to spend the 3 ½ hours.
We never saw any other boats on the open water fishing or otherwise that day! That should tell you something!
I think the conditions were not great and instead of being honest about it or maybe try to re-schedule or just cancel. This company just goes no matter what, like I said expensive boat ride! I would rather them tell me that the conditions are awful, you’re not going to catch “Jack S*#T” so don’t waste your time!!
They do insist on money upfront and you get what you pay for 4 hours exactly, nothing extra. Most trips I been on if something is not working, you try something else! (NO angler intellect or expertise) Oh yes, they do offer you beer like every 15 min, just in case you can hold something down.
Overall, very disappointing trip! Waist of time and three newbies that will probably never go deep sea fishing again! Thank you Buscapie Charters: ‘My Father’ job well done!

Zoltan Vidacs does not recommend Buscapie Charters: ‘My Father’

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Boat was good crew was good not even one fish in four hours.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, November 27, 2015

We had nice weather, Boat was clean and ready for the charter.  Crew was very attentive to the guest.  They put us on fish quickly and served cold Beers while we waited for the next bite.  This was a very well run operation and a good value for us.  I will use this boat and crew on future charters.

Fished November 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Started off really well. Around midday the swells were getting bigger and there were three of us. I am about 250lbs so no light weight, well I got thrown from one side of the boat to the other like a rag doll. Bruises all over me but what a great time we had. Caught a lot of fish, captain was great, his helper was great, awesome trip, recommend to every one.

Fished April 2015

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