Captain
Darin Chafin

Member since January 2016

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Background
Captain Darin Chafin began fishing when he was six years old, a Venezuelan native from a small town in the peninsula of Paraguana, Venezuela. He began his career in the world renowned La Guaira Bank off the coast of Venezuela. There, right next to his father, he gained the skills and experience needed to become an excellent angler and now a successful captain. Having fished with Jimmy Grant, Dave Noling, Paul Ivy and the likes of other great captains of the sport have given have molded him into what he has become today. Years later, he left his native country and set out to explore other shores. While working in the world of sport fishing, Captain Chafin traveled throughout all the Caribbean exploring countries such as Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Guatemala, Panama, just to name a few. He even went as far as crossing the Panama Canal just to land tournament fish. Throughout his career spanning over twenty plus years he’s gained an insight bar none to that of a fishing great.

Hey, I'm Captain Darin Chafin

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Background
Captain Darin Chafin began fishing when he was six years old, a Venezuelan native from a small town in the peninsula of Paraguana, Venezuela. He began his career in the world renowned La Guaira Bank off the coast of Venezuela. There, right next to his father, he gained the skills and experience needed to become an excellent angler and now a successful captain. Having fished with Jimmy Grant, Dave Noling, Paul Ivy and the likes of other great captains of the sport have given have molded him into what he has become today. Years later, he left his native country and set out to explore other shores. While working in the world of sport fishing, Captain Chafin traveled throughout all the Caribbean exploring countries such as Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Guatemala, Panama, just to name a few. He even went as far as crossing the Panama Canal just to land tournament fish. Throughout his career spanning over twenty plus years he’s gained an insight bar none to that of a fishing great.

My Charter Listings

Punta Cana
trips from
US$ 1500

Fishing Reports

3 -3 on the afternoon

May 08, 2016

Awesome afternoon manage to catch 3-3 on white marlin with a calm sea . Come and fish with the best fishing charter on cap cana Read Full Report →


The afternoon bite

April 15, 2016

Full day catching 3 out of 4 marlin in less than an hour . In the afternoon manage to catch 2 blackfin tunas . Read Full Report →


Sailfish and whites

April 14, 2016

The morning starts a little slow but in the afternoon manage to catch 1 white marlin and had a sailfish double header managing to catch 1 on the process the second pull the hook. Read Full Report →


Best morning ever

April 13, 2016

Best fishing on a half day , just raise 9 marlin and catch 5 in 4 hours happy customers !!! Read Full Report →


Great bite

April 11, 2016

The day was great the marlin wasnt helping but , manage to raise 7 whites and catch 1 and a blackfin tuna. Read Full Report →


Perfect day

April 10, 2016

Prefect day , went out at 1 pm and manage to catch 5 -5 on white marlin . The best part is that the kid on the photo reel all of them by him self . Read Full Report →


Punta Cana whites

April 03, 2016

The bite was great at the afternoon 2-1 on white marlin and 1 mahi mahi. Come and fish with the best fishing charter In Capcana marina Read Full Report →


2 hours

April 02, 2016

Beutifull day for fishing but manage to fish just 2 hours , a productive 2 hours raising 3 white marlin catching 1 .9 Read Full Report →


Whites and 2 mahis

March 25, 2016

The dhara went 4-2 on white marlin an 2 mahi mahis . Good wheather fun day . Come and fish with us . Read Full Report →


Rough sea and white marlins !!!

March 08, 2016

Rough sea conditions , claudy cold front but the whiteys are biting . On a half day went 3-4 on white marlin and 3 mahi mahis 20+ Read Full Report →


Father and son !!

March 06, 2016

Beutifull day for fishing . Juan and his son Ian , had the best day of fishing this sesson 5-1 white marlin and 2-1 on sailfish , the kid just 10 catch his first sailfish . Read Full Report →


White marlin are jumping on the boat !!!

February 28, 2016

Great day. Fish five hours, was a late bite but, manage to raise 5 release 1 white marlin !!!! Calm seas , great breezee on a hot day on a beutiful Punta Cana day !!! Read Full Report →


Whiteys Keep Showing Up

February 23, 2016

Phenomenal half day trip...!!! Nice weather, Calm seas and the whiteys keep showing up 2/3 White Marlin...!!! Read Full Report →


Excellent way to start the week

February 22, 2016

Half Day Trip - ended up with 1/5 White Marlin, and 3 Mahi Mahi. Whiteys are showing up, book your trip ...! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.86 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Awesome experience caught a grand slam!! I’ve been fishing for over 25 years and this trip was my first slam. Capt. Darin, Rafael and Leo were very professional. I’ve already recommended Dhara to several experienced fishermen. I will be back in January 2018 and will book with them. A plus charter one of the best I’ve chartered.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

The boat, equipment, and crew were great. The rough seas were not. Nothing they can do about the rough seas. I regularly go out 20 - 40 miles offshore in Georgia. I have fished all over my entire life and have never seen conditions like that to fish in. It was to rough to even stand up. We turned around in probably 45 minutes. With that said the crew and boat are very good. If the weather will cooperate I will go out with them anytime.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 8, 2016

This boat and crew were absolutely perfect! The boat was luxurious and immaculate, they truely understand customer service, and most importantly WE CAUGHT 3 MARLIN!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

fished with charters from all over and this people tried to accommodate as much or more then anyone I ever fished with.

Fished March 2016

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Darin Chafin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 14, 2016

Hello Frank,
Thanks for your review and for the awesome time we all had.  Hope to see you soon…!!!


Went fishing on Monday, February 22, 2016

I had fish in two other charters before I went out on the Dhara an by far this was the best most professional crew,I wish I would’ve not wasted my time with the other boats. Best tackle I had seeing down there an cleanest boat. From here on the Dhara is the boat I will charter every time I go to Punta Cana,plus the other boats couldn’t land a White Marlin for me, but Capt. Daren did,plus three Mahi Mahi

Fished February 2016

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Darin Chafin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mr. Castellanos, Thanks for your kind review.  We are glad you had a great time at DHARA.  On behalf of Dhara’s Team, Thank You and we hope to see you soon…!!!


Went fishing on Sunday, January 31, 2016

We took a 2-day fishing trip on board Dhara on January 2016. Captain Darrin is very meticulous in his preparation, his experience shows. He was able to quickly locate fish and provided for a memorable experience. We were received with a welcome cocktail and our catch of the day was prepped into ceviche.
The boat in itself is in pristine condition and is outfitted with high quality fishing gear.
Will definitely book another trip with them!

Fished January 2016

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Darin Chafin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hi CJ , thanks for your review next time don’t forget to bring Kim.


Went fishing on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Excellent fishing on board dhara. The captain really know what he’s doing and very dedicated to finding the fish. The boat is perfect for fishing, very spacious and comfortable. We fished two days and raised 8 sailfish and 2 blue marlins plus a few mahis. We had a great time. Recomended 200%

Fished January 2016

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Darin Chafin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 14, 2016

Eduardo,
Thanks for the review and we hope to see you around the month of May… the Whiteys keep showing up!