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Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mike's Marina Fishing Charters SRL is the longest running Outfitter in Punta Cana for offshore Sportfishing, Bottom Fishing, Flyfishing on Big Game/Billfish Charters. Mike's Marina Fishing Charters is operating from it's Piers #C28 and #C29 at the Cap Cana Marina. Services include National and International Sportfishing Tournaments, always top boats, top tackles, top crews. All Charter Rates shown on Our Website are only valid as Early Online Booking Rates to be booked and confirmed prior to arrival in the DR. For Last Minute/after Arrival bookings please request availability and late Booking Rates directly by phone or via the website's contact form.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

My brother chartered the boat so we could go out and scatter our parents remains in the ocean. Everyone was very nice, polite, and the boat and trip was perfect.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We did a 4person 4 hour private. Mike was very easy to work with making the experiance great. The transfer was great on time and spoke very good english it was nice. We went out on the Gladiator and got on some fish. After looking at other peoples picture our mahi mahi are pretty small but my tuna was fun. We seen a big group of sharks. It was fun and Carlos and Charlie were very nice. My only problem was mother nature desided to make the water pretty rough on our day. I was the only one who didn't get sea sick at some point four to six foot waves are kind of big when your not used to them. Overall I think we all ( I know I ) had a great time and I would not think twice about booking with Mike again. We had a great time.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We knew when planning our honeymoon to Punta Cana, that we were only going to do one excursion, and we were torn between deep sea fishing and snorkelling. As we planned and prepared for trip, we came across Mike's Marina Fishing Charters on Trip Advisor - it didn't take long to know that we'd found the right company. While the fishing sounded amazing, my husband had never been out that far on the ocean before, and we decided that snorkelling would be the better choice for his first sea-going experience. Mike graciously accomodated us, by offering a trip that would involve snorkelling and a visit to the natural swimming pool near Bavaro Beach.

The booking and deposit process was very easy - we communicated back and forth with Mike through email, and reserved a 4 hour private charter on Gladiator. It is a beautiful boat - clean and well taken care of.

On the day of our excursion, we were picked up at our resort (Zoetry) right on time, and our lovely, friendly driver Uhhshi transported us to the marina in Cap Cana - what a gorgeous spot that is!
When we arrived, we met Captain Luis and Mate Charly. They are both so kind and friendly - we felt at ease with them right away. Luis pointed out flying fish (so cool), men out in the ocean diving for fish (yikes!) and he kept us informed of our location as we travelled to our destination.

When we arrived along the reef at Bavaro Beach, Luis and Charly set us up with snorkelling gear and some bread to feed the fish. Admittedly, I am a novice snorkeller, but it was great fun and an amazing experience to float about and see some beautiful fish practically eating right out of our hands!!

After snorkelling, we putted over to the natural swimming pool out in front of the Barcelo properties. It is a beautiful spot where we were waist to chest high in the ocean, on the softest sand. We indulged in some cold beverages (included) and enjoyed swimming about and relaxing in the gorgeous turquoise water. Truly a heavenly way to spend a morning!!

We got talking to some people who were also on an excursion, and they were a little envious that we were on a private charter with a boat to ourselves - definitely the way to go!!!

I must throw in, that while probably not unusual for the area, the day we were there both spots were quite busy with other people and excursion boats, including the little speed boats that zip around, but Luis and Charly kept a watchful eye the entire time and we felt very safe.

Uhhshi was waiting for us when we returned to the marina, and off we went back to our resort. We had more great conversations with her, and learned a lot about the areas we travelled through.

While Mike offers primarily fishing charters, we are very grateful and appreciative that we were able to enjoy this snorkelling excursion. Luis is an experienced captain who knows those waters so well, and Charly is sure to become a captain himself one day!! It is quite obvious that they love what they do - they have great respect for Mike, for Gladiator and for the ocean on which they spend their days. As testament to that, my husband commented that with Luis and Charly as the crew, he'd be more than comfortable going out farther in the deep blue for some fishing...maybe one day we will.

Thanks to Mike for indulging us and being so amazing to talk with as we planned, and to Luis and Charly for a most memorable experience that we will never forget!!

1  Thank laceyblue
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

WE WERE ON VACATION FROM 8/11-8/18, WE STAYED @ THE PARADISUS PALMA REAL RESORT. my friend booked a 6hr (3 person) private deep sea fishing trip to mikes marina . we were pick up @ the resort and brought to mikes marina, the marina was absolutely beautiful. we went fishing on the predator boat ! we were met with the captian and his mate, boarded the boat and went right out to sea . we wanted to go marlin fishing but the captian said that the water was to rough (and it was) the swells were about 10 feet high. so we caught about 30 mahi mahi , 1 mackrel and 2 baracuda's !! it was a great experience the crew was awesome, they did everything all u had to do was reel in the fish !!! i recomend this trip 2 everyone !!!! the sevice and experience was really amazing !!!! (if you get sea sick , definetly bring medicine)

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Two of us had made arrangements with Mike via email to go on a 4 hour charter on July 31, 2012.

Mike replied back to us very quickly with the rates and was able to accommodate us - we would be on the "Predator" - what a great boat !!

Pick up was arranged by Mike and his staff were there at our resort right on time and away we went - from the Bahia to the Marina in Cap Cana took us about 30 minutes ! - in another 20 minutes a total of 6 of us we were out on the ocean !!

The Predator is a wonderful boat, excellent equipment and staff who work so hard for guests.

It was a relatively rough day, with 5-7 foot seas. Two guests succumbed to the swells but the rest of us were ok - took our ginger in the morning and some had taken gravol.

We thought we just might be unlucky after 3 hours of only some barracuda strikes at the bait, but as we were heading back, the crew kept hard at work and we quickly landed two beautiful dolphin fish !

A great day for myself and my friend who joined us - we enjoyed the charter and the new friends we met on board - can hardly wait to do it again Mike.

2  Thank Brooklin
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