Fishing in Cofresi is rated as one of the top 5 activities, specially as the area has a very active yachting lifestyle with the best marina in the North Coast, the Ocean World Marina.
It offers a complete set of services that include dry dock, hauling, maintenance, premium fuel for yachts, boat yard maintenance services and repairs. On top of that, the project includes a marine park, restaurants, disco and casino.
Cofresi Fishing Seasons
Fishing season varies with the type of fish you want, during December there are lots of Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish and Mahi Mahi; Tuna is abundant March through June; White Marlin also abundant March through June, and less so the rest of the year.
Jack fish is best November through April, and the Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) thrives from October to March, also available the rest of the year. The full Dominican Republic fishing season details are found in the Sosua fishing website.
Several fishing tour operators are based in the Cofresi marina, from where they depart to offshore fishing spots with well organized scheduled tours that include gear, tackles, food, and beverages. Among those we have:
- Hi-Z Fishing Tours – (809) 299-6336
- Mahi Mahi Fishing Tours – (809) 729-2616
- Buscapie Fishing Tours – Tel. (829) 449-0390
- Titi Julia Fishing Trip – (809) 543-4223
Other good areas to fish from in Puerto Plata are Sosua, Cabrera and Maimon.
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The Cofresi Marina has slips for large yachts of up to 230ft LOA and a max draft of 12ft. It is the main hub marina for most yachts crossing the island on the way to the Bahamas. Its coordinates are Location 19’50.095N – 70’43.535W and the contact number is 1-809-970-337.