Spearfishing in Punta Cana - the best area for spearfish and speargun guided tours
If you have ever dreamed about spearfishing in Punta Cana – now is a good time.
The underwater world of the Atlantic ocean barrier reef is rich in fauna and is cut by crevices between underwater rocks of volcanic origin extending to a depth of 10 to 50 feet. Many tourists visit the reef not only for spearfishing but also for the incredible views during the dive or freediving or hookah diving. The multi-colored corals and fish scattering or resting in the crevices of the rock don’t leave anyone indifferent. Spearfishing is definitely an activity worth doing during your vacation in the Dominican Republic, and it is best done with the Big Marlin Charters Company. And here is why:
At the Big Marlin Company you can book a spearfishing guided tour with an experienced professional. You will be accompanied by our hunting professional guide from the moment you get onboard of our catamaran in the marina till the happy moment of taking pictures of your trophies on the catamaran’s deck.
You will meet one of the most experienced spearfishing hunters in Punta Cana and a member of our professional team, local spearfishermen – Bogdan. He will discuss with you your experience level and accompany you throughout the whole spearfishing charter: onboard the catamaran, during the dive and hunting by the reef as well as being there when we take pictures of your trophies for your great memories.
If your experience level is sufficient and the weather is favorable you will be able to go beyond the reef also and our guide will certainly show you the best hunting spots rich with fish for speargun hunting.
Fishing with a speargun is an activity that doesn’t like rushing and unnecessary moves. Attention! We do not teach spearfishing! You need to have certain skills before you go underwater. Do not lie during your introductory conversation with our instructor. Your life and safety is no joke. You won’t be wasting your time in search of the underwater hunting equipment, specifically a speargun, a mask, the weights, compression body wear or a wetsuit and so on. We have it all.
You won’t be wasting time and energy to cross the open water from the beach to the reef. Not only that it’s clearly very dangerous but it also exhausts you. There will be less energy for actual hunting. Open water is raced by motorboats which take tourists to the catamarans. Those boats ride with raised bows that don’t let them see the underwater hunter even if you follow safety rules and have a buoy attached to you while moving underwater. Do not risk. It’s not worth it. There were accidents. Be in control of your life and health.
Another factor is that it takes quite some time to find a good fishing spot which once again leaves you with less energy for actual hunting. Don’t forget that in the winter ocean underwater temperature reaches only 69F-73F (21-23C) and this means that you will get cold pretty fast without wearing at least a long-sleeve thermal shirt. Our professional hunter-instructor knows very good hunting spots and they are rather far from the shoreline. The barrier reef is very different along its line. There are some very deep places, there are incredibly captivating shipwrecks with tons of fish. BUT the ability to go these spots really depends on your training level.
We offer every kind of underwater hunting for any level of experience in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana – Bavaro zone. Including going out to the stunning deepwater reef which lays across from the Punta Cana airport, the spot which you can’t just simply reach by catamaran or boat. That zone is not accessible from the shore. Once again: fishing locations indeed depend on your level.
So, what are we going to hunt? As it was mentioned above – the barrier reef is a rock cut by deep cracks and caves where reef fish likes to hide. There are Groupers, 3 kinds of Snappers, Pargo, Palometas, Black Dragon, Barracuda, Jackie, Squirrel Fish, Soldier fish, Tiger Grouper, Parrot Fish, Red Snapper, poisonous Lionfish, Moray eels (which are no joke) and many other species.
Here you can also find spiny lobster, octopus, squid, and crab. You can hunt spiny lobster and crab in caves at specific times of the year. This is connected with certain periods when hunting for these species is permitted.
Another advantage is that you can have your trophy cooked right there at the beach in a small local restaurant. The price is $10 US per person for all your fish plus a plate with the sides. The place is checked and their cooks are excellent. The drinks are paid separately. The name of the place where we are located is Jelly Fish Beach, Punta Cana.
In case if you bring a companion or companions like your wife, your kids or others, who do not wish to hunt or do not have sufficient experience level nevertheless they will be able to have a great time onboard the catamaran. There is suntanning space on the bow. There is a WC. There are refreshments. There is snorkeling equipment – masks and tubes. The Captain stays onboard during your dive and will ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. Snorkeling by the reef is super fun! Attention – do not forget the sunscreen, it is vital on the water especially!
3 hours and 20 minutes from the overall 4 hours charter duration you can spend underwater in a company of our spearfishing instructor guide. This is a sure enough time for you to come back aboard with the catch.
On our way back to marina from the hunting spot we will pass by the Dolphinarium and the Marinarium. We can also stop at an amazing shallow spot with crystal clear water, ideal for great pictures.
Having booked spearfishing with our company you will be accommodated on a spacious, broad and comfortable catamaran. You will be offered refreshments. A huge advantage is that the catamaran will always be close so you will be able to take a break whenever you feel like – get warm, drink something hot and rest.
You will be supplied with the following equipment for underwater hunting:
- a speargun with length from 29 inches
- quality silicone mask with a tube and flippers for diving
- belt with the weights
- compression thermal long sleeve shirt, brand new for you to keep (will be perfect for spring or summer seaside use). Or a wetsuit with socks for underwater hunting during the winter season (available for rent for an additional fee)
- a knife for underwater hunting
- a whistle with a compass
- a buoy
- a fish stringer
- the “diver down” flag ( “dive flag”) is a safety flag indicate to other boats that there spearhunter below.
Our spearfishing charter is a private trip. This means that there will be only you (your friends, family, companions) our instructor and the captain of the catamaran.
The price $350US includes equipment for spearfishing charter as mentioned above, an instructor fee and the Grady White brand catamaran “Fat Cat” 26 feet long with the captain. It also includes pictures of you and your trophies. This charter cost is for Punta Cana area with 2 miles radius zone.
The price $350US is for up to 2 hunters. It also includes comfortable accommodation for up to three of your fan companions.
There is an extra payment + $50 US for each extra hunter if there’s more than 2. Family discount offer 10% off is valid as usual.
- Van transfer both ways is included in cost.
- English speaking Captain onboard.
- Fuel is included.
- An open bar on board with rum, beer, coke, bottled water and ice.
- This excursion not be recommended for pregnant women and small children.
- No hidden fees
We are welcome you to an exciting world of spearfishing in the Dominican Republic.
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