Big Marlin Charters – Fat Cat

Join Big Marlin Charters for an unforgettable bottom fishing adventure! This type of fishing is especially great if you’re coming with your family or a group of friends, and want a relaxing day on the water. It will be fun but not exhausting. Captain Yustas has been guiding fishing trips in the area his whole life and knows how to adjust each trip to his guests, no matter how different their fishing skills are.

You’ll go out on a 26’ Grady White catamaran that accommodates up to four guests. The “Fat Cat” is safe, wide, and stable, so rest assured there won’t be any seasickness. The boat is powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines, has lots of storage, and features a cabin and a private toilet. You’ll also find snorkeling gear if you want to take a dip!

All geared up with light tackle and spearfishing equipment, you’ll go after different types of Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, Permit, Rainbow Runner, and Barracuda. First, you’ll go bottom fishing, then troll, and finally reef fishing. Your trophies come along with you and the crew will clean them first.

The crew will make sure you have everything you need on the boat. They cover your license, prepare rods, reels, and a variety of lures, bring soft drinks, and prepare lunch (on a 6-hour trip). You only need to bring some snacks and sun protection.

Hop aboard Marlin Charters for a day filled with fun, excitement, and tasty catch!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    More time on the boat will let you change fishing spots and target different types of fish. You'll go after Permit, Barracuda, Snapper, Amberjack, and more. These aren't big game fish and work great if you're a beginner or simply don't want to exhaust yourself. Kids are welcome, so bring the whole family along!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This 4-hour trip will take you inshore fishing close to the Atlantic reef. Try bottom fishing for relaxing and fun time on the water. There won't be any big game fish, but you'll go after predators like Groupers, Yellowtail Snapper, Soldierfish, Moonfish, Murenas, Angelfish and other tropical fish.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    price breakdown
    Spend this fun afternoon catching Snapper, Permit, Grouper, and more! Cold drinks such as water, coke, beer, and rum are included. Light tackle to catch the bait and medium-heavy spinning rods and reels included.
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About the Charter Operator

Punta Cana, República Dominicana
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
88 Customer Reviews
Member since Marzo 2015
"Fishing for a living was always a dream that I wanted to come true" – and it finally did. Captain Yustas Fortuna has been passionate about fishing his whole life. There's nothing else he'd rather do and he's happy spending every day on the water. Wether you're a beginner or a pro, he's happy to show you the ropes and get you your dream catch. Capt. Yustas works alongside other local captains and first mates, who also provide exciting fishing adventures.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Permit Permit
Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Grady White (Catamaran) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

26 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Cana to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Bank Transfer

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