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trip description for Offshore Punta Cana - 47' Bertram in Punta Cana

Get ready for the offshore adventure of a lifetime on this epic sportfishing charter! You'll be fishing with Captain Anthony on board his sleek 47' Bertram sportfisher, a luxurious sportfishing vessel purpose-built for offshore adventure! This charter will take you on a thrilling journey to catch some of the most sought-after species in the Caribbean, including Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, and more. As you board the vessel, you'll be struck by the beauty of the turquoise waters and stunning coastline of Punta Cana. Once you set sail, the excitement will build as you feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. You'll be surrounded by a variety of marine life, including dolphins, flying fish, and sea turtles, which only adds to the sense of adventure. Captain Anthony is an expert in these waters, with years of experience navigating the reefs and underwater topography that make Punta Cana one of the best fishing spots in the world. You'll be in great hands as he guides you to the best spots for a memorable fishing experience! Whether you're an experienced offshore angler or a first-timer looking to spice up your vacation, he'll do everything under the sun to put you on some terrific sportfish species, so you can enjoy big fights, amazing pictures, and even some great meals afterwards! The offshore charter fishing trip with Captain Anthony in Punta Cana is an experience like no other. Book your spot now and get ready to make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

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Offshore Punta Cana - 47' Bertram

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trip description for 50' Offshore Fishing Cap Cana DR in Punta Cana

Hit the water with Captain Angel and go after monster fish off the coast of Punta Cana! On this 8-hour action-packed adventure, Captain Angel will help you target Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Spearfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. Whether you want to go after these fish using Tackle, Trolling, Bottom Fishing, Deep Dropping or Jigging, this hefty boat will have you covered. Anything you reel in on this trip is guaranteed to be worthy of a picture, and the Blue Marlin is no exception. These fish are found in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. Growing to over 1,000 lbs, they are the true Apex sportfish of the Atlantic. Other catches like Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi or Swordfish will be sure to provide an unforgettable at home meal. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Angel's Custom Ronin 50' sportfisher powered by 2 diesel engines for a total of 1150 HP. One of the flagship vessels in San Juan, she can accommodate 6 anglers and has its own generators, ac interiors, bathroom and Simrad electronics GPS/Fishfinders. This top-of-the-line boat is powerful and luxurious, and will have no problem getting you offshore and into the fighting chair. Captain Angel will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water. He will have all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait (included in the price). Trips also include bottled water, a variety of soft drinks, dry snacks, and lunch sandwiches. Read More

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50' Offshore Fishing Cap Cana DR

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trip description for Luxury Punta Cana Adventure in Punta Cana

Get ready for the offshore adventure of a lifetime on this epic sportfishing charter! You'll be fishing with Captain Anthony on board his sleek 36' Phoenix sportfisher, out on the stunning waters of Punta Cana. This offshore charter fishing trip will take you on a thrilling journey to catch some of the most sought-after species, including White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, and more. As you board the vessel, you'll be struck by the beauty of the turquoise waters and stunning coastline of Punta Cana. Once you set sail, the excitement will build as you feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. You'll be surrounded by a variety of marine life, including dolphins, flying fish, and sea turtles, which only adds to the sense of adventure. Captain Anthony is an expert in these waters, with years of experience navigating the reefs and underwater topography that make Punta Cana one of the best fishing spots in the world. You'll be in great hands as he guides you to the best spots for a memorable fishing experience! Whether you're an experienced offshore angler or looking to spice up your vacation, he'll do everything under the sun to put you on some terrific sportfish species, so you can enjoy big fights, amazing pictures, and even some great meals afterwards! The offshore charter fishing trip with Captain Anthony in Punta Cana is an experience like no other. Book your spot now and get ready to make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

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trip description for Offshore Trolling Adventure in Punta Cana

Head out of the sportfishing paradise of Cap Cana Marina, Punta Cana, with Captain Anthony aboard his 37' Pheonix Sportfisher for an epic offshore trip. Captain Anthony offers a range of awesome trips targeting some of the world’s most sought-after species. These trips are great for catching tons of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, and you can even target Sailfish if you'd like! Punta Cana is in the top #3 best places in the world for Marlin Fishing. Captain Anthony is a Veteran guide with the skills and equipment needed to get you on that fish of your dreams When you get to the dock, Captain Anthony will give a brief safety demonstration and will discuss the sea conditions with you. Using satellite images you will be able to see exactly what kind of chop you'll be dealing with out on the water before you head out! Please note, trips are not allowed to go out if waves are 6' or higher. All charters include transportation from and to the hotel within the Bavaro-punta cana area. Only water and Ice are provided onboard, but on your way to the Marina, you can stop at the convenience store to pick up snacks, sodas, and alcoholic beverages. Captain Also included are all fishing licenses and permits for each fisherman. Transportation can be arranged outside of the Punta Cana area for a reasonable fee. Read More

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Offshore Trolling Adventure

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trip description for Punta Cana Offshore Luxury in Punta Cana

Head out of the sportfishing paradise of Cap Cana Marina, Punta Cana, with Captain Edgar aboard his 42' Ocean Yachts Sportfisher for an epic offshore trip. Captain Edgar offers a range of awesome trips targeting some of the world’s most sought-after species. Specializing in Billfish, Since Punta Cana is in the top #3 best places in the world for Marlin Fishing. Captain Edgar is an American-born guide with the skills and the equipment needed to get you on that fish of your dreams All charters include transportation from and to the hotel within the bavaro-punta cana area. Drinks and snacks are also included. If any preffrence in drinks or food let us know in advance. Also included are all fishing license and permits for each fisherman out of Capcana Marina. Read More

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Punta Cana Offshore Luxury

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trip description for Punta Cana Luxury Trip in Punta Cana

No need to worry about arranging transportation to the dock on this trip! Captain Humberto will come pick you up from your resort, take you to the dock, and take you back to the resort, with a pile of fillets, at the end of the the day. Captain Humberto's 42′ Bertram is equipped with top-notch equipment and comfortable facilities. She features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a galley, and a spacious salon with satellite radio and TV, all deliciously air conditioned! Outside, a professional fighting chair, high-quality rods and reels, and natural bait complemented by eye-catching artificial lures and teasers will provide you with the highest quality fishing experience. All charters include round trip transportation (no fee if you’re staying within the Bávaro/Punta Cana area). We also include captain, mate(s), all bait and tackle, water, soda, beer, and snacks (lunch provided depending on charter length). Captain Humberto likes to target all billfish (white and blue marlin as well as sailfish), on a strictly catch-and-release basis. For keeping fish, he also targets mahi mahi, wahoo, tuna, and rainbow runners. Read More

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What are the best fishing charters in Punta Cana?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Punta Cana with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 trips in Punta Cana, and the most popular trips in the area are Punta Cana Flats on the Fly guided by Anthony, Punta Cana Offshore Luxury guided by Edgar, and Deep Sea Fishing - 40' Vixen guided by Anthony.

Our guides in Punta Cana are rated a 4.33 out of 5 based on 3246 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Punta Cana? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Punta Cana.

What types of fishing charters are common in Punta Cana?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Punta Cana as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Punta Cana are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. sailfish, 3. white marlin, 4. wahoo, and 5. blue marlin.

The most common fishing techniques in Punta Cana are heavy tackle fishing, trolling, and artificial lure fishing but live bait fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Punta Cana fishing charters cost?

Prices in Punta Cana can range anywhere from about $650 to $1,450, but the average price for a half day trip in Punta Cana is $695. The average price for a full day trip in Punta Cana is $1,210.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Punta Cana?

The most popular season for fishing in Punta Cana is spring, and most anglers book their trips 24 days in advance.

Do I need a Punta Cana fishing license and what are the bag limits in Punta Cana?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Punta Cana, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Punta Cana. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Punta Cana.

What is fishing in Punta Cana all about?

Fishing in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, offers anglers a memorable experience in the Caribbean's azure waters. Situated along the country's eastern coast, Punta Cana boasts a rich marine ecosystem teeming with a diverse range of fish species. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice enthusiast, the crystal-clear waters off Punta Cana provide ample opportunities for thrilling fishing adventures.

One of the highlights of fishing in Punta Cana is the chance to target prized gamefish such as marlin, sailfish, dorado, and wahoo. These offshore waters are renowned for their abundance of billfish, attracting anglers from around the world seeking trophy catches. Experienced charter captains lead expeditions into deep waters, equipped with state-of-the-art gear and knowledge of the best fishing spots. As you cast your line against the backdrop of Punta Cana's scenic coastline, every moment becomes an exhilarating quest for the big catch.

In addition to offshore fishing, Punta Cana offers opportunities for inshore angling in the surrounding reefs and shallow waters. Roosterfish, snapper, grouper, and amberjack are just a few of the species that inhabit these productive fishing grounds, providing anglers with plenty of action close to shore. Guided tours led by knowledgeable local guides offer insight into the area's rich marine biodiversity, making for unforgettable fishing experiences amidst the tranquil beauty of Punta Cana's coastal landscapes. Whether you're trolling offshore for billfish or casting inshore for reef-dwelling species, fishing in Punta Cana promises excitement, adventure, and memories to last a lifetime.

What are the most popular months to fish in Punta Cana?

Fishing seasons in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, are influenced by the region's tropical climate and the migratory patterns of fish species. The peak fishing seasons typically align with specific times of the year when certain fish are most abundant in the area's waters. During the dry season, which spans from December to April, Punta Cana experiences calm seas and sunny weather, making it an ideal time for offshore fishing. This period coincides with the arrival of migratory species such as marlin, sailfish, and dorado, attracting anglers eager to test their skills against these prized gamefish.

Conversely, the rainy season from May to November brings its own set of fishing opportunities to Punta Cana. While occasional rain showers may pass through, the warm waters remain productive, drawing in a diverse array of fish species closer to shore. Inshore fishing becomes particularly rewarding during this time, with roosterfish, snapper, grouper, and jacks congregating around reefs and rocky outcrops. Anglers can take advantage of the abundance of baitfish and nutrient-rich runoff to hook into trophy catches just minutes from the coastline.

Overall, Punta Cana offers year-round fishing experiences, with each season presenting its own advantages and challenges. Whether you prefer the calm seas of the dry season for offshore trolling or the abundant inshore action during the rainy season, Punta Cana provides anglers with ample opportunities to enjoy the thrill of the catch amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Caribbean coast.

What types of fishing are popular in Punta Cana?

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, anglers have access to a variety of fishing experiences, ranging from offshore trolling to inshore angling. One popular option is offshore fishing, where anglers venture into the deep waters of the Caribbean Sea in search of big game species such as marlin, sailfish, dorado, and tuna. Charter boats equipped with top-notch gear and experienced captains take anglers to prime fishing grounds where these trophy fish are known to roam. Whether trolling with live bait or artificial lures, offshore fishing in Punta Cana promises exciting battles against some of the ocean's most formidable predators.

For those who prefer a more immersive fishing experience, inshore fishing offers plenty of opportunities to hook into a variety of species while exploring the coastal waters of Punta Cana. Roosterfish, snapper, grouper, and amberjack are just a few of the species that inhabit the reefs, mangroves, and rocky outcrops close to shore. Anglers can cast from the beach, wade in the shallows, or hop aboard a guided tour to navigate the intricate channels and flats where these sought-after gamefish lurk.

Additionally, Punta Cana offers opportunities for freshwater fishing in nearby rivers and streams, providing a tranquil alternative to ocean fishing. Species such as tarpon, snook, and freshwater bass inhabit the inland waterways of the Dominican Republic, offering anglers the chance to cast their lines amidst lush tropical landscapes. Guided expeditions lead anglers to secluded fishing spots, where they can enjoy the serenity of nature while pursuing their passion for fishing. Whether offshore, inshore, or freshwater, Punta Cana offers a diverse range of fishing experiences to suit every angler's preferences and desires.

What species are popular in Punta Cana?

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, anglers have the opportunity to target a wide variety of fish species, both offshore and inshore. One of the most sought-after gamefish in these waters is the majestic blue marlin, known for its impressive size and strength. Punta Cana's proximity to deep offshore waters makes it an ideal habitat for marlin, with peak seasons typically occurring during the warmer months from May to September. Anglers can also encounter other prized billfish species such as sailfish, white marlin, and swordfish, adding to the excitement of offshore fishing adventures.

Dorado, also known as mahi-mahi or dolphin fish, are another highly prized catch in Punta Cana's waters. These colorful and acrobatic fish are abundant year-round, with peak seasons often aligning with the rainy months from June to November. Dorado are known for their aggressive strikes and aerial displays, providing anglers with thrilling battles on light tackle. Additionally, Punta Cana offers excellent opportunities to target other offshore species such as yellowfin tuna, prized for their speed and strength, as well as wahoo, known for their blistering runs and delicious fillets.

In addition to offshore opportunities, Punta Cana boasts a rich inshore fishery that appeals to anglers of all skill levels. Roosterfish, with their distinctive dorsal fins and aggressive feeding habits, are a popular target for inshore anglers. These prized sportfish can be found prowling the rocky shorelines and surf zones, offering exciting opportunities for sight-casting and topwater action. Snapper, grouper, jacks, and snook are also abundant in Punta Cana's inshore waters, providing anglers with a diverse range of options for satisfying their fishing cravings. Whether you're chasing billfish offshore or exploring the inshore shallows for roosterfish, Punta Cana offers an unforgettable fishing experience with a bounty of species waiting to be caught.

What are the best places to fish in Punta Cana?

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, anglers have access to some of the best fishing spots in the Caribbean, offering diverse opportunities for both offshore and inshore fishing. For offshore enthusiasts, the deep waters off the coast of Punta Cana provide prime habitat for big game species such as marlin, sailfish, dorado, and tuna. Charter boats departing from Punta Cana's marinas venture into these fertile fishing grounds, guided by experienced captains who know the most productive spots for hooking into trophy catches. The stunning coastline of Punta Cana adds to the allure of offshore fishing excursions, making it a memorable experience for anglers of all levels.

In addition to offshore adventures, the inshore waters around Punta Cana offer excellent opportunities for targeting a variety of species. Playa Bavaro, just north of Punta Cana, is known for its productive inshore fishing grounds, where anglers can cast for snapper, grouper, jacks, and more. Guided tours and kayak rentals are available for those looking to explore the reefs and mangrove channels, where these sought-after gamefish often lurk. Whether casting from the shore or navigating through shallow waters, anglers will find plenty of action and excitement close to Punta Cana.

For those seeking a more tranquil fishing experience, freshwater fishing in the nearby rivers and streams surrounding Punta Cana offers a peaceful retreat into the heart of the Dominican Republic's lush countryside. The rivers of the region are home to species such as tarpon, snook, and freshwater bass, providing anglers with the chance to cast their lines amidst pristine tropical landscapes. Guided expeditions lead anglers to secluded fishing spots, where they can enjoy the serenity of nature while pursuing their passion for fishing. Whether offshore, inshore, or freshwater, Punta Cana offers a wide range of fishing opportunities that cater to every angler's preferences and desires.

Other things to do in Punta Cana

While fishing is a popular activity in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, there's no shortage of other attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Punta Cana is renowned for its pristine beaches, where travelers can soak up the sun, swim in the turquoise waters, or partake in a variety of water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and parasailing. The vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life make Punta Cana a paradise for underwater enthusiasts, offering unforgettable experiences beneath the waves.

For those seeking adventure on land, Punta Cana offers a range of excursions and tours to explore the region's natural beauty and cultural heritage. Visitors can embark on ATV tours through rugged countryside, horseback riding adventures along scenic trails, or zip-line canopy tours through lush rainforest canopies. Nature lovers can also visit nearby attractions such as the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, home to a network of trails leading to freshwater lagoons, tropical gardens, and wildlife habitats.

Punta Cana is also a haven for golf enthusiasts, with numerous world-class golf courses dotting the coastline. Golfers can tee off against stunning ocean backdrops, lush fairways, and challenging layouts designed by renowned architects. After a day of exploration or relaxation, visitors can indulge in the vibrant nightlife scene of Punta Cana, with an array of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs offering live music, dancing, and entertainment. Whether exploring the natural wonders of the region, enjoying outdoor adventures, or simply unwinding on the beach, Punta Cana offers endless opportunities for unforgettable experiences beyond the thrill of fishing.

Does Punta Cana have good fishing?

Punta Cana, located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, offers a unique and vibrant fishing experience amidst its renowned beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Known for its luxurious resorts and stunning natural beauty, Punta Cana also boasts a rich marine ecosystem that makes it a promising destination for fishing enthusiasts of all levels.

Offshore fishing in Punta Cana is particularly popular, especially during the peak season from March to June, when the waters are teeming with prized game fish such as Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi (Dorado), and Wahoo. Anglers can charter boats from local marinas equipped with experienced crews who know the best spots to target these trophy fish. The thrill of hooking into a powerful Marlin or battling a high-jumping Sailfish against the backdrop of Punta Cana's turquoise waters is an experience that many fishing enthusiasts cherish.

Inshore fishing around Punta Cana also offers rewarding opportunities, with species like Barracuda, Kingfish, Snapper, and Jacks commonly found in the nearshore reefs and channels. Anglers can enjoy using various techniques such as trolling, bottom fishing, and casting with lures or live bait, catering to different preferences and skill levels. The coastal geography around Punta Cana provides a mix of shallow flats, coral reefs, and mangrove-lined estuaries that support diverse marine life, ensuring there's always something exciting to catch.

Overall, Punta Cana stands out as a top fishing destination in the Caribbean, offering not only exceptional fishing opportunities but also a luxurious and scenic backdrop for a memorable fishing vacation. Whether you're after big game offshore or exploring the nearshore waters for a variety of species, Punta Cana provides anglers with an enriching fishing experience amidst its tropical paradise setting.

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