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Sport Fishing Season Ready to Go in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has ideal conditions for sport fishing.

Last year the country came in 10th place on the list of the world’s best places for marlin fishing. The list was prepared by Billfish Report, the only organization that reports on sports fishing around the world.

The Billfish Report points out that the Caribbean waters between La Romana and Punta Cana are “absolutely packed” with Blue Marlins.

The White Marlin season runs from March to July, while the Blue Marlin runs from July to September.

Although the 2014 season began, there’s still time to participate in some of the events related to the fishing season. Fishing enthusiasts may organize their participation around the season events.

The Cap Cana Marina

Situated in the Cap Cana tourism complex, the complex is just ten minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, the country’s most important international airport with direct flights from the United States, Latin America and major European cities.

The 125,000 square-meter facility can handle 130 yachts up that are up to 250 feet long. The following tournaments will be held this season:

“Aboard International Fishing Derby,” from May 1-4. The tournament will include Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Dorado fishing. For information:

The Cap Cana International White Marlin Fishing Tournament, from May 8-10. White Marlin fishing.  Please write to for more information.

El Cap Cana Classic, del 15 al 17 de agosto. Para la pesca de Billfish. (

The Big 5 International Billfish Tournament, June 26-28. Swordfish fishing. Please write, for information.

The Cap Cana Classic, from August 15-17. Swordfish fishing. For information: c.gonzalez

Puerto Bahia

Situated on the southern coast of the Samana Peninsula, Puerto Bahia is located 35 minutes from the “El Catey” International Airport and two hours north of Santo Domingo.

This marina features 107 full-service berths for yachts up to 129 feet and a special dock for yachts up to 150 feet.

The Puerto Bahia Open Billfish Tournament is scheduled to take place from August 15-19.

This past March Puerto Marina hosted the third annual “Samana Bay Spring Regatta Puerto Bahia.” Teams from Spain, England, France, the U.S. Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic participated in the event.

Casa de Campo Marina

Located in Casa de Campo, one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive hotels, the resort occupies more than ​​90,000 square meters. Designed by Italian architect Gianfranco Fini, the marina can accommodate 370 yachts up to 250 feet long. The beautiful marina area features 105 villas and apartments, the Piazza Portofino with fine restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors and cafes. Its exclusive Yacht Club is a must stop for national and international visitors.

Each year the marina hosts the Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic.” The 2014 event was held from March 20-24. For information:

Source: Access DR

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