Punta Cana Fly Fishing Charters

Punta Cana Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Punta Cana

Fly Fishing in Punta Cana

Fly Fishing in Punta Cana is another jewel in the crown of the Dominican Republic. You get to experience this beautiful Caribbean island from a different perspective. This area is known for its diverse landscape and fly fishing trips offer nothing less – you get to fish the flats, reefs, mangroves, and deep sea using this advanced technique. Blessed with amazing fishing opportunities, there’s only one thing local guides don’t know about – a low fishing season.
 

What to Catch

Let’s get right to the chase and name the main prize – Marlin! If there’s any place in the world where you should try landing a Marlin on a fly, it’s Punta Cana. Catching this heavyweight champion is not an easy task and you’ll need the assistance of an experienced crew. They’ve perfected the art of casting and don’t rely on second attempts. Marlin’s reputation for aggressiveness precedes them and you’ll understand why once you get a bite.
 
You can only catch Marlin offshore, so choose a guide with a sturdy and comfortable boat. Other possible offshore targets are Sailfish, Swordfish, and Mahi Mahi. All Billfish have to be released, so make sure to take a few photos of your trophy before you let it go.
 
If you imagined your day on the water as more relaxing, look for guides who run inshore fishing trips. You’ll get to target Bonefish and Tarpon year round and you also have high chances of landing Ladyfish, Snapper,  and Pompano.
 

Need to Know

Fly fishing is an advanced fishing technique but it’s not mandatory for you to be experienced. If you’re planning to dedicate the whole fishing trip just to this technique, we don’t recommend bringing the kids along – it’s usually too advanced and they’re likely to get bored. 
 
Make sure to get in touch with your fishing guide before the trip and check if he provides fly fishing equipment (and if it’s included in the price). Some captains rely on you having your own equipment, so better safe than sorry.
 
Fly fishing in Punta Cana is an experience that will have you hooked from the start. The advantage of this amazing area is that you can reach deep waters in just 3 miles. Everything is possible here and even a six-hour trip can be a life-changing adventure. Intriguing?
 
Punta Cana
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Punta Cana

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
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
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
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
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
Check on the conditions regarding the seaweed. If it is prevalent, talk to your captain ahead of time to see if he will go the distance to break out of it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check on the conditions regarding the seaweed. If it is prevalent, talk to your captain ahead of time to see if he will go the distance to break out of it.
Todd  D.
Todd D. Santo Domingo, 01
This was our first trip to Punta Cana, so I wasn't sure what to expect. We were seeking more edible fish vs. the trophy fish. We landed 4 Mahi-Mahi and probably lost or didn't hook up quick enough on 6-8 other bits. The seas were rough in my opinion, with swells as big as 8-10' where you would actually dip down and lose site of land. Overall we caught fish and had a good experience with Marlin Fever and the crew.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
This was our first trip to Punta Cana, so I wasn't sure what to expect. We were seeking more edible fish vs. the trophy fish. We landed 4 Mahi-Mahi and probably lost or didn't hook up quick enough on 6-8 other bits. The seas were rough in my opinion, with swells as big as 8-10' where you would actually dip down and lose site of land. Overall we caught fish and had a good experience with Marlin Fever and the crew.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Fort Worth, TX
We all had a great time! Our fishing trip unfortunately did not produce the desirable number of catches but that's why it's called fishing and not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We all had a great time! Our fishing trip unfortunately did not produce the desirable number of catches but that's why it's called fishing and not catching.
Ken  H.
Ken H. Guaymate, 12
Make sure you bring zofran and Dramamine. Do not eat a heavy lunch or breakfast before you go, just in case the waves are bigger that day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring zofran and Dramamine. Do not eat a heavy lunch or breakfast before you go, just in case the waves are bigger that day.
Samantha  B.
Samantha B. Santo Domingo, 01
TAKE DRAMAMINE!!!! The waves were very strong the entire trip. We all took Dramamine and my daughter still got a little seasick. It would've been a disaster if we had not taken any.
Very good
4.0 / 5
TAKE DRAMAMINE!!!! The waves were very strong the entire trip. We all took Dramamine and my daughter still got a little seasick. It would've been a disaster if we had not taken any.
Shane  C.
Shane C. Allen, TX

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