Dominican Republic Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Dominican Republic Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Dominican Republic

Deep Sea Fishing in Dominican Republic

If you’re planning on spending your next vacation deep sea fishing Dominican Republic, then congratulations, you’re going to have an amazing time! If you’re still undecided, we’ve got a long list of reasons you absolutely have to visit this sportfishing paradise. It reads a little something like this: Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo… You get the picture.
 
There’s more to Dominican Republic’s big game scene than the fish themselves, though. You’ll struggle to find a better sportfishing fleet anywhere in the Caribbean. Custom sportfishing boats pack like sardines into Marina Cap Cana, and only the best captains stay afloat in this highly-competitive market. The DR is also famous for its family-friendly fishing trips, making it the perfect way to get the little ones into the sport. It really is one of the best fishing destinations in the world.
 

Deep Sea Fishing Spots

You can catch all of Dominican Republic’s big game species year-round. There are some very special times and places to visit, though. Most of these are within easy reach of Punta Cana, and trips rarely need to last longer than eight hours. The biggest Blue Marlin are caught in the summer around FADs in the northeast of the island. Hundreds of Blue Marlin are released each season off Macao Beach, 3 Rocks, and the Pink House. These are Punta Cana’s “Big Three” but there are many more spots still being discovered.
 
But what if you want to catch record Billfish without even leaving the coastline? Come in White Marlin season, of course! During the spring, White Marlin can be caught by the dozen just a couple of miles from land. They make their way through the Mona Passage, right past Punta Cana itself. Even a half day trip will get you on multiple hookups, and double-digit releases are standard on longer trips. 
 

Deep Sea Fishing Techniques

The deep sea fishing Dominican Republic is most famous for is trolling. Colorful spreads of teasers and trolling lures are the standard setup here, as bait can be difficult to buy. You can also fish for Rainbow Runner, Bonito, and other baits on your trip. Bigger boats usually have tuna tubes to keep them alive. 
 
If you do catch baits, you will often have the option to kite fish. There are even some captains who specialize in guiding groups towards Sailfish and Marlin on the fly. This is usually done by bait-and-switch fishing, making full use of those signature teasers.
 

Need to Know

Billfish are catch-and-release only in Dominican Republic. Everything else can and will be kept unless you agree otherwise. Most captains won’t mind releasing fish, but they’ll need to know ahead of time to set things up right. You don’t need a fishing license in DR, whether you’re on a charter or not. Everything is set up so you can just show up and enjoy, and DR has earned its reputation as a no-hassle vacation spot. There are still stories of foreigners being overcharged at the dock, though, so book ahead of your visit to ensure a stress-free trip.
Dominican Republic
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 28,275 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Dominican Republic: 33 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(125 reviews)
Punta Cana
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $400
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(112 reviews)
Punta Cana
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(47 reviews)
Puerto Plata
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trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Puerto Plata
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trips from US $590

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Dominican Republic

Get ready for choppy water. They call it fishing not catching. Some days are better than others but everyday on the water is great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for choppy water. They call it fishing not catching. Some days are better than others but everyday on the water is great.
Atlántida Family Fun Fishing
Atlántida Family Fun Fishing
If you’re fishing for the first time, you need not to worry with this crew, they will put you on the fish and show you exactly what to do.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re fishing for the first time, you need not to worry with this crew, they will put you on the fish and show you exactly what to do.
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
I’d recommend some nausea medication as waters can be choppy, it helped wonders!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d recommend some nausea medication as waters can be choppy, it helped wonders!
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Fishing Machine Punta Cana
Make sure you have all necessary sun protection........it's as ? ? as hades !!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have all necessary sun protection........it's as ? ? as hades !!
Elimar Fishing Tours
Elimar Fishing Tours
Remember it is fishing and not catching. So make sure to pray to whatever fishing gods you believe in before you go. Good luck the crew was great and gear and boat nice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it is fishing and not catching. So make sure to pray to whatever fishing gods you believe in before you go. Good luck the crew was great and gear and boat nice.
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fortuna - Big Marlin Punta Cana
Fish were caught by trolling but you have the opportunity for some big fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish were caught by trolling but you have the opportunity for some big fish.
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Pick this trip if you want to catch fish. Not just a 4 hour boat ride trolling.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick this trip if you want to catch fish. Not just a 4 hour boat ride trolling.
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Captain was great. Took our two boys age (11 & 10) and it was perfect. We catch 4 strawberry grouper, 3 banana fish and a trigger fish in a 4 hour fishing trip. Good day fishing. ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain was great. Took our two boys age (11 & 10) and it was perfect. We catch 4 strawberry grouper, 3 banana fish and a trigger fish in a 4 hour fishing trip. Good day fishing. ??
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
We caught fish. There had been a storm the night before. The sea was between 3-4 foot. If someone was prone to sea sickness it might have been rough on them. We caught two fish not the type I was hoping for. That is why it is called fishing not catching :)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We caught fish. There had been a storm the night before. The sea was between 3-4 foot. If someone was prone to sea sickness it might have been rough on them. We caught two fish not the type I was hoping for. That is why it is called fishing not catching :)
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Make sure to get a patch from your doctor. You never know what the conditions will be when you go out on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to get a patch from your doctor. You never know what the conditions will be when you go out on the water.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Take non drowsy Dramamine 1 hour before you go. Don’t get drunk the night before Eat lighter food n hour or more before going out. Wear a long sleeve fishing shirt the hat you wear will blow off if it’s not tight or tied. Wear sunglasses Put on a lot of sunscreen Wear good shoes they fight hard and the floor is always wet Listen to the crew Enjoy paradise
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take non drowsy Dramamine 1 hour before you go. Don’t get drunk the night before Eat lighter food n hour or more before going out. Wear a long sleeve fishing shirt the hat you wear will blow off if it’s not tight or tied. Wear sunglasses Put on a lot of sunscreen Wear good shoes they fight hard and the floor is always wet Listen to the crew Enjoy paradise
Pescando Y Comiendo – Alondra
Pescando Y Comiendo – Alondra
Sit up front if you experience motion sickness and wear a long sleeve fishing shirt!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit up front if you experience motion sickness and wear a long sleeve fishing shirt!
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
Just trust in your captain and mate. They know what they are doing. When you go out on a charter do it for the experience not to catch. If you go with this mind set you will have a great time. If you catch it’s a bonus. Also know the crew wants to catch fish more then you do so don’t put extra pressure on them, they are doing the best they can. Remember you can’t make fish bite so just enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just trust in your captain and mate. They know what they are doing. When you go out on a charter do it for the experience not to catch. If you go with this mind set you will have a great time. If you catch it’s a bonus. Also know the crew wants to catch fish more then you do so don’t put extra pressure on them, they are doing the best they can. Remember you can’t make fish bite so just enjoy the experience.
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Big Marlin Charters Punta Cana
Make sure to pay in cash if they will charge a service fee that was not told to us, other than that it was an amazing experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to pay in cash if they will charge a service fee that was not told to us, other than that it was an amazing experience
Elimar Fishing Tours
Elimar Fishing Tours
Bring a nice cigar and enjoy your time A bad day of fishing us better then a good day of work, unless you're Captain Nelson THE BEST.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a nice cigar and enjoy your time A bad day of fishing us better then a good day of work, unless you're Captain Nelson THE BEST.
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
High Z’s Fishing Tour – 34'
I fished all my life on Lake Erie in Ohio. I never got seasick. This time I did. The water was tolerable with rollers that exceeded the boats height. So I got sick, take Dramamine before you go!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I fished all my life on Lake Erie in Ohio. I never got seasick. This time I did. The water was tolerable with rollers that exceeded the boats height. So I got sick, take Dramamine before you go!
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Big Marlin Charters – Gone Dog 37'
Captain canceled and rescheduled trip due to weather , professional service 2nd time fishing with Alex it’s fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain canceled and rescheduled trip due to weather , professional service 2nd time fishing with Alex it’s fun
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Mixed Fishing Charters Punta Cana
Make sure that if you want to keep catch you make it clear to captain before you get on boat. I don't like to argue with people, especially in a foreign country.
Very good
3.3 / 5
Make sure that if you want to keep catch you make it clear to captain before you get on boat. I don't like to argue with people, especially in a foreign country.
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Sobre Las Olas 42ft
If there's a possibility you MAY get seasickness, don't go. I threw up once and was fine. That was my fault for having lunch before going out. Seasickness is also in your head AND your stomach. It only got to my stomach. Also, if you can't handle the exhaust fumes don't go. The boat was constantly in motion and you can still smell it all afternoon.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If there's a possibility you MAY get seasickness, don't go. I threw up once and was fine. That was my fault for having lunch before going out. Seasickness is also in your head AND your stomach. It only got to my stomach. Also, if you can't handle the exhaust fumes don't go. The boat was constantly in motion and you can still smell it all afternoon.
Fishing Pro Charter - Divina 35ft
Fishing Pro Charter - Divina 35ft
I was only on the boat for a hour. I don’t expect to catch anything when that happens. That you for your hospitality.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was only on the boat for a hour. I don’t expect to catch anything when that happens. That you for your hospitality.
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton
Doña Nina Fishing Tours – 41’ Silverton

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