Your tickets are booked and you’re off to the sandy beaches of Punta Cana. But there’s one passion you long to add to your trip: fishing.
Fishing brings families and friends together and creates fun outside adventures that can be full of relaxation or brimming with excitement.
Are you an avid angler? Then we have some well-kept secrets for you: the best tours for fishing in Punta Cana. We guarantee you’ll be hooked after your first excursion.
A Little About Punta Cana
Punta Cana is a vacation destination in the Dominican Republic and sits on the eastern tip of Hispaniola. It includes over 24,000 hotel rooms and countless all-inclusive resorts.
Aside from the breathtaking beaches and the many activities around the area, the location is the ideal vacation destination because of its affordable rates.
For anglers, this Caribbean hideout is a paradise waiting to be explored. It’s full of amazing catches and the vacation-like atmosphere you dream of.
There are opportunities for fishing tours, private getaways where you can fish alone and even chances to see sea creatures in their natural habitat.
Fishing in Punta Cana
There are a number of excursions and tours for fishing in Punta Cana, but the best involve a little bit of everything. You’ll see exactly what we mean when we take a look at these three amazing tours.
1. Punta Cana Sea Fishing Tour
Prepare for four hours of full-blown fishing with the Punta Cana Sea Fishing Tour.
Unless you’re a professional experienced with deep-sea fishing, you’ll be surprised at all the catches.
Ready to reel in a seven-foot, 80-pound fish? Maybe you’d prefer something larger, like a 400-pound fish?
We’ve got it all on this tour.
A “Bite” About the Tour
This tour allows vacationers to take part in trolling, which utilizes baited lines thrown into and drawn through the water. For four hours, up to seven fishermen and three observers can capture the big ones.
And we’re talking really big ones. Blue Marlins weigh over 1,000 pounds and grow up to 16 feet in length, and they are among some of the possibilities in this amazing excursion.
The captain is completely at your disposal, allowing close-shore fishing and offshore action to give you the best of both worlds.
The tour provides all the necessary fishing equipment, licenses, transportation, and refreshments. All you need to do is bring along your sunscreen, towel, swimming suit or trunks and (if needed) motion sickness medication.
Of course, rum is included as a refreshment. After all, what’s fishing without a little alcohol?
2. Deep Sea Fishing
A similar and just as exciting tour is the Deep Sea Fishing tour. At $109, guests can land the big ones in this customizable day out.
Meet professionals and novices from around the world and cast the day away!
Baiting the Big Ones
This tour is fully customizable, meaning participants choose whether they would like a fully private charter, group charter or pairing. Of course, a family day out is also encouraged; family and friends can join in on the fun as one of seven fishermen or they can tag along as observers.
Trolling is used to catch a plethora of fish, including:
- White Marlin
Things to Bring
All equipment is provided and guests should bring along any motion sickness medication because the boat consistently moves.
Aside from that, grab your towel, sunscreen, swimming gear, and a good camera and be prepared for a refreshing day on the ocean.
3. Lady Lola
Maybe you’re interested in something a little longer. If so, Island Marine’s Lady Lola is your gal.
The Lady Lola Offshore Fishing Charter option brings eight hours of pure fishing to vacationers. Do you want a full day with a small group? This is your choice.
Reel in the Fun
This excursion allows up to four people to join the fun with a small crew entirely at your disposal. This creates a much more family- or friend-centered environment and puts the catching almost entirely in your hands.
For $1,400, families can spend a day with the captain and mate at sea. All tackle and bait are included, and the boat comes stocked with refreshments, beer, and lunch.
What to Expect
Travel is included with this package if you’re staying at one of the fabulous resorts in the Punta Cana region. The organization will provide transport from your resort to the Cap Cana Marina, where you will cast off for a day at sea.
As with the other excursions, make sure you bring your swimsuit and sunscreen!
4. Blue Marlin Charter
If you’re ready to make the most of your vacation, look no further than the 10-Hour Blue Marlin Charter option on Emily, a 53-foot Viking.
Blue marlins are the kings of the sea, and your chances of catching one are never better than during this trip.
Hooking Ocean Monsters
Blue marlins are found all around Punta Cana and other locations nearby. With the knowledge of an expert crew, you’ll be amazed at how many “ocean monsters” you catch.
For 10 hours, up to eight passengers fish the day away onboard the Emily, and beer and lunch are included.
What to Bring
As with Lady Lola, transportation is provided if guests are in the Punta Cana area and all equipment is provided. Grab your beach stuff and go!
We know you’re ready to pack up and leave now, but finding the best resort makes your stay all the better.
There are a plethora of resorts to choose from in the Punta Cana area:
- Any of the Secrets Chain
- Any Riu Resorts in Punta Cana
- Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa
- Now Onyx Punta Cana
- Majestic Colonial or Majestic Mirage
- Grand Bahia chain
- and many more Punta Cana resorts
All these resorts are fabulous, but our top pick goes to Zoetry Agau Punta Cana. Not only is this getaway secluded from the hustle and bustle of the resort strip, but it is also picturesque.
Sitting on the Uvero Alto Beach, guests enjoy thatched roofs, tubs, private terraces and more. For fishermen, it’s the ideal vacation.
Cast Your Line into the Ocean Blue
Fishing in Punta Cana means doing everything you’ve dreamed of. The area has it all, and the types of fish you can snag are breathtaking.
Yet Punta Cana offers even more than fishing. Check out all the possibilities by reading our article.
In the meantime, pack those bags and lather on the sunscreen: you have some fish to catch.