Dominican Republic Fly Fishing Charters

Dominican Republic Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Dominican Republic

Fly Fishing in Dominican Republic

Fly fishing in the Dominican Republic is one of the best ways to raise your vacation to a whole new level! This type of fishing is not restricted to any particular season or terrain. Fly fishing offers the variety you have with other techniques...only it’s more challenging.
 

Where to Go

Inshore Trips

Inshore trips are perfect for those who want to take a break from the usual tourist activities but lack fishing experience. As you’ll stay close to shore, there’s no danger of getting seasick. You’ll explore the reefs, flats, and beautiful glass-like water surfaces full of fish. When it comes to your catch, Bonefish and Tarpon are year-round targets but you can also catch Ladyfish and Pompano. The crew usually lets you keep the fish, so you just need to find a good restaurant where they can be prepared for your lunch.
 

Offshore Trips

When you really want to step up your game, there’s hardly anything better than landing Marlin on a fly. Not only will your casting need to be perfect, but you’ll also need lots of strength to fight this incredible big game fish. The Dominican Republic is the place to go if you’re after Blue Marlin, but you can also target Sailfish and Mahi Mahi this way. These heavy-weight champions can resist for a long time, so it’s necessary to have an experienced crew by your side. 
 
To increase your chances of catching a Marlin, you need to know when they’re in the area: March–September is the best time for Blue Marlin, while White Marlin fishing is the best from May–June.
 

Need to Know

  • Make sure to ask your fishing guide about their fly fishing equipment policy – do you need to bring your own, rent it at the marina, or rent it from the guide directly?

  • Billfish are strictly “catch and release.”

  • You don’t need to purchase a fishing license.

 
Whether you want a trip where your reels will scream or something more laid-back, fly fishing in the Dominican Republic will be just what the doctor ordered. Don’t be scared off by this challenge, even if you don’t have the experience yet. There’s a first time for everything, right?
 
Dominican Republic
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Dominican Republic

Be prepared for some big waves that can aggravate motion sickness very easily.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for some big waves that can aggravate motion sickness very easily.
Chelsea  J.
Chelsea J. Florissant, MO
Be mindful of sea conditions at this time of year, it can be pretty rough. I recommend taking bonine the night before and morning of your trip if you are prone to motion sickness..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be mindful of sea conditions at this time of year, it can be pretty rough. I recommend taking bonine the night before and morning of your trip if you are prone to motion sickness..
Richard  D.
Richard D. South Farmingdale, NY
Invite a friend or two and book a full day private trip. A full day really expands the options for where you can fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Invite a friend or two and book a full day private trip. A full day really expands the options for where you can fish.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Holt, Michigan
We had a great experience, but were told that the fishing is definitely better in the winter months
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great experience, but were told that the fishing is definitely better in the winter months
Linda  F.
Linda F. New Braunfels, Texas
The wind and waves are bigger in the afternoon, so I would book a morning trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The wind and waves are bigger in the afternoon, so I would book a morning trip.
Christian  H.
Christian H. Dallas, TX
In my opinion every day fishing is different. We had 6 strikes took 2 fish. I think thats pretty acceptable. We travelled in the taxi with two guys from Chile and they went on a 4 hour trip and caught 5 Mahi Mahi.
Very good
4.0 / 5
In my opinion every day fishing is different. We had 6 strikes took 2 fish. I think thats pretty acceptable. We travelled in the taxi with two guys from Chile and they went on a 4 hour trip and caught 5 Mahi Mahi.
Charles  P.
Charles P. New York, NY
I would not do a 4 hour trip. It isn’t enough time to get the full experience; 6 hours was great for us. Be prepared for large swells the entire trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would not do a 4 hour trip. It isn’t enough time to get the full experience; 6 hours was great for us. Be prepared for large swells the entire trip.
Michael  R.
Michael R. Dominican Republic
Mahi Mahi is the primary fish to target. I was told bottom fishing is not that good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mahi Mahi is the primary fish to target. I was told bottom fishing is not that good.
Christian  A.
Christian A. Burlington, KY
Make sure you confirm the boat is based in a proper marina and not a low rate beach vendor pretending to be based in a marina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you confirm the boat is based in a proper marina and not a low rate beach vendor pretending to be based in a marina
Mark  M.
Mark M. Salvaleón De Higüey, Provincia De La Altagracia
I recommend doing a private charter if you are fishing the ocean for the first time, not a group charter. Have fun, we did!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend doing a private charter if you are fishing the ocean for the first time, not a group charter. Have fun, we did!
Diana  H.
Diana H. Dominican Republic
Be prepared for a great day of fishing. If you target a specific type of fish like I did (marlin) you will pass up on action from other varites.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a great day of fishing. If you target a specific type of fish like I did (marlin) you will pass up on action from other varites.
Mark  E.
Mark E. Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Seas are rough be ready for a ride. If your an old salt and a dire hard fisherman book it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seas are rough be ready for a ride. If your an old salt and a dire hard fisherman book it!
Kelly  W.
Kelly W. San Mateo, CA
I have fished a lot of places and the water here is quite rough, if you tend to get seasick this is not a place for you.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I have fished a lot of places and the water here is quite rough, if you tend to get seasick this is not a place for you.
John  V.
John V. Mississauga, ON
Me and my friends had a great time. We didnt catch anything and the Captain gave us 2 extra hours for free trying to find the fish. I am coming back and try it again in May. I would highly recommend Zs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Me and my friends had a great time. We didnt catch anything and the Captain gave us 2 extra hours for free trying to find the fish. I am coming back and try it again in May. I would highly recommend Zs.
Kendrick  J.
Kendrick J. Chicago, IL
Watch weather and wave forecast. Book early in your trip so you can change according to weather.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Watch weather and wave forecast. Book early in your trip so you can change according to weather.
Roy  S.
Roy S. El Manguito, 29
Don't think about it. Book it! You'll have a great experience! Also take motion sickness medicine, just in case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't think about it. Book it! You'll have a great experience! Also take motion sickness medicine, just in case.
Alan  C.
Alan C. Santo Domingo, 01
Make sure you get sleep and are ready for the extreme fight of a deep sea fish ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you get sleep and are ready for the extreme fight of a deep sea fish ??
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Toronto, Ontario
Book with Captain Acra for outstanding trip. Also we rebooked our trip from December 2 to November 30 due to the offshore winds. Try to keep your date open due to weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Acra for outstanding trip. Also we rebooked our trip from December 2 to November 30 due to the offshore winds. Try to keep your date open due to weather.
Dean  R.
Dean R. Chicago, IL
We caught the fish we intended (Dorado and Wahoo), but were not able to get as many as we had hoped. May not have been the best season for fishing, but the time of year that we traveled to Dominican Republic was out of our control.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught the fish we intended (Dorado and Wahoo), but were not able to get as many as we had hoped. May not have been the best season for fishing, but the time of year that we traveled to Dominican Republic was out of our control.
Sharon  L.
Sharon L. Monticello, FL
Do your homework before traveling to punts Cana. Read as many reviews as possible for the proper fishing guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework before traveling to punts Cana. Read as many reviews as possible for the proper fishing guide.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. Spring Branch, TX

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