Captain
Nelson Herrera

Member since December 2013

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Background
I grew up fishing in the Caribbean waters. I am a third generation fisherman, who grew up fishing with his dad and siblings at an early age. I have won many prestigious Billfish tournaments held in Ocean World, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Because of my curiosity for fishing at an early age, I asked many questions in the fishing docks to experienced fishermen who provided me with pointers and teaching methods. It was my passion for fishing that brought me to become a captain. On my trip you also get two for one with my passions: An experienced Fisherman and a Chef; to cook is another of my passions, so as a special service, we'll cook on board our catch for free.
Techniques
Fishing is my passion and I love to share it with others, this is why I like to take the opportunity and time to teach those who are interested in learning and provide a good rate or find ways to have those with the same passion join me.

Hey, I'm Captain Nelson Herrera

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Background
I grew up fishing in the Caribbean waters. I am a third generation fisherman, who grew up fishing with his dad and siblings at an early age. I have won many prestigious Billfish tournaments held in Ocean World, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Because of my curiosity for fishing at an early age, I asked many questions in the fishing docks to experienced fishermen who provided me with pointers and teaching methods. It was my passion for fishing that brought me to become a captain. On my trip you also get two for one with my passions: An experienced Fisherman and a Chef; to cook is another of my passions, so as a special service, we'll cook on board our catch for free.
Techniques
Fishing is my passion and I love to share it with others, this is why I like to take the opportunity and time to teach those who are interested in learning and provide a good rate or find ways to have those with the same passion join me.

My Charter Listings

High Z’s Fishing Tour

Puerto Plata
 Sofortige Bestätigung
Fahrten von US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Happy customer!

November 18, 2017

Happy customer! 28 catches! Amazing day! Come a enjoy the best fishing charter service in the whole area! Read Full Report →


Fishing with friends

November 16, 2017

Fishing is an excellent moment to share with your friends and create our best memories of tomorrow! Come and live this experience with us! The best service in Puerto Plata! Read Full Report →


Happy customers!

November 04, 2017

Funny time with lovely people! We pick them up from Cabarete (all included in our service). Read Full Report →


Happy Customer!

October 27, 2017

Fishing our Job and our passion! Great day with very nice people! Read Full Report →


Great Day with lovely people!

August 02, 2017

Our catch of the day 1 Barracuda and 2 King Fish, including our special of the month: "To cook free our catch", with our two in one NELSON HERRERA, a expirience Fisherman and Chef! Read Full Report →


Great Catch

April 04, 2017

A great day, Catched and released 1 Blue Marlin and 5 Mahi Mahi. Excellent day and wonderful clients Read Full Report →


Great Catch!

December 11, 2014

Enjoyed a fishing day at High Z's today! Our goal... happy customers... Accomplished! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 70 reviews

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Roswell, New Mexico
Went fishing on Sunday, July 22, 2018

We had a great time. If we go back to the Dominican republic and go fishing I will definitely go with Capt. Nelson and high- z again.

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!  Hope to see you again in the future!

United States
Went fishing on Sunday, July 22, 2018

8 hour trip, we caught 4 Cudas. Boat was very nice with plenty of snacks and drinks. See captain Nelson if you are in POP and want to do some fishing.

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thanks so much for your comment! Hope to see you egain in our city!

Santiago de los Caballeros, Provincia de Santiago
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Was a great experience, for someone who has a fear of the ocean I had a great time and saw some pretty cool things. The captain and first mate were nice as can be and we weren’t too lucky with the fish but we caught one amberjack that the captain cooked up nice for us. Caught 4 barracuda as well. Also the captain had a huge stock of snacks and beer on the boat for you so you have everything you need

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment! Hope to see you again in the future. Regards

United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

I have been on a few fishing charters (Seattle, Hawaii, Texas Gulf), and Captain Nelson provided the best service by far. Food and drink was available from the moment we boarded, and he made us feel at home right away. He readily assisted my 85-year-old mother and made sure that she was comfortable.

Unfortunately, after six hours, we didn’t catch a thing. However, the next day, Captain Nelson picked us up at our resort, cooked us a Mahi Mahi lunch at his home, and then drove us to the chocolate factory, rum factory, and shopping as a consolation for not catching fish the day before.

From fishing on his boat to meeting his family, Captain Nelson is a gracious host. He clearly loves what he does. We now have a friend in Puerto Plata and will definitely return.

Booking with High Z’s is worth the money and then some. Thank you, Captain Nelson!

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, your satisfaction is our too!

Knoxville, tn
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The first day we went it was extremely rough out in the water.  After ninety (90) minutes of fishing we turned around and went to marina.  It was a day before tropical storm Beryl came through.  Caption Nelson suggested he take us a different day and consider the day at no cost.  Thus, he was givjng us a second chance to go out.  Fortunately we were around for another week, we schedule six days later and went back out.  Much better water second time around.  We caught nice Mahi about 30-35 lbs.  also two other small yellow tails.  Had few others jump at the lines which looked nice size.  Then we hooked a marlin,  it appeared near 200lbs.  We fought the fish for 100 minutes and got it within 15 feet of the boat when the line snapped.  We had our momdntbif being so pumped sharingvthecrod to reel this guy in thinking we would have an epic fishing trip.  It was still a very good time.  Crew filet the Mahi, which we took half of the fish home and ate for over a week on this fish.  Best eating we had, awesome ceviche and grilled, pan seared Mahi it was incredible!  In addition to the fishing trip Captain Nelson also took time to show us around the area, drove us to the waterfalls, helped me find a speciality bakery to get a cake for my daughters birthday.  Very very friendly and helpful.  This was an excellent decision and we will look forward to doing it again soon!  Next time I have a feeling it’s going to be truly epic!  Thank you Nelson.

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Your pleasure is our goal, thanks for your comment! Regards

Painted Post, New York
Went fishing on Monday, July 9, 2018

Once we found the weed line then the Mahi Mahi were hitting. Strictly fishing for Marlin as I requested didn’t happen. Great boat for fishing dolphins. 6 hrs can easily change to 8 if you are enjoying. Price was highly competitive compared to East Coast charters, and was a short run to get to the action. Safe, clean, and honest charter.

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, hope to see you again in the future!

Cheshire, Connecticut
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

I went with my family to Puerto Plata to stay at a resort, but really wanted to charter a boat to go fishing while at the resort. Before going, I booked a trip with Nelson @ High Z’s and communicated with him via email. The day of the trip he picked me up at my resort, provided me with snacks and drinks while fishing, cooked the fish I caught for lunch and dropped me back off at the resort after. He and his mate, Joel, went above and beyond to provide me with an excellent experience! I highly recommend this fishing charter.
Nelson is a very friendly and will go out of his way to help you. He offered to take myself and my family anywhere in the city that we wanted to visit and when we took him up on the offer, we had a great time.
If you are visiting this area and want to have a great fishing experience, definitely book a trip with Nelson!

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, this is our real passion!  Hope to see you in the near future!

Lincoln, Nebraska
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

We had a great time with Nelson bottom fishing. We caught over a dozen fish between the two of us before cutting our trip short due to sea sickness. Nelson felt horrible even though there was nothing he could control about the situation(it was extremely windy that day). He brought us back to the dock and fried up our catch for us and it was delicious! Nelson and his mate were very friendly and helpful and would definitely recommend

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, hope to see you again!

Concepción de la Vega, Provincia de La Vega
Went fishing on Monday, July 9, 2018

Wonderful day at sea !  Thank you Captain for a great fishing experience and for cooking the fish after we caught it - it was delicious!

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment.  Regards

Columbia, Connecticut
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

This was one of the highest quality fishing charters i have ever booked. Captain Nelson and his mate Joel were truly amazing people and they did everything they possibly could to make us happy the entire day.

To start, we booked the 6 hour trip with Nelson. This was my first time in the DR and I didn’t quite know what to expect. Nelson told us that he’d pick us up on our resort (Lifestyles) at 6:30am. We got to the area where he said he would pick us up around 6:15 and he was there ready to go!

We drove a very short way to his boat and were off out of the marina at 6:40 to go fishing. Not five minutes out of the marina we had beers in our hand and the snacks were flowing! I was very impressed with the service we had received from both Nelson and his mate Joel.

On top of the great service we had received, the fishing was pretty good too. It was a slow day but we still managed to get hooked up with 4 MahiMahi. Nelson did a very good job finding the fish and his mate did a good job helping us get them into the boat.

When the day was over we made our way back to the marina trolling the whole way in in hopes of one last fish and once we were docked again Nelson and his mate cleaned the fish and cooked it up right on the boat for us. Not only is Nelson a good captain but he’s an even better chef! The fish was delicious and we ate and ate until there was nothing left.

Now I may have mentioned a few times that Nelson provided excellent service but this didn’t just stop when the trip was over. He informed us that he would bring us around and show us more of Puerto Plata at no cost! He said he could bring us to many of the excursions that the resort offered for a fraction of the price! (Had we known this before we paid the resort for our excursion we could have saved hundreds of dollars.) However we did have a free day and we decided to take Nelson up on his offer and we went out to the cable car up the mountain. Our resort wanted 69USD for the cable car trip, Nelson got us in for 10USD and even gave us a tour of the area up top! He didn’t leave our side once and he was there to answer questions and provide information.

Nelson is a truly amazing person and I cannot say that enough. When I come back to DR I plan on fishing with him again and again because I wouldn’t want to go with anyone else. I also will use him to do the excursions and save money too. Without a doubt this was one of the best fishing charters I have ever been on and I really do look forward to fishing with Nelson and Joel again in the future.

Fished July 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 9, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, this is because our job is our truly passion and we love people come to our city have the best memories of our land.  Hope to see you in the future!

Santo Domingo, 01
Went fishing on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Booked a 6 hour trip before I travelled, based on advice and reviews I had read, so glad I did! Nelson got me the fish of a lifetime, a blue marlin. We also nailed a big MahiMahi but sadly it spat the hook at the side of the boat. Would recommend this to anyone in the area thinking of taking a fishing trip. Boat was immaculate and well kept, plenty of snacks and cold drinks, beer and soda. Top day, and a top crew, thank you again guys!

Fished June 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 9, 2018

Your sastisfaction is our too!  Hope to see you again in the future!

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Booked a six hour trip with Nelson before I came here, and boy I’m glad I did! Nelson gave me a beautiful blue marlin and made a dream come true! The boat is immaculate, food and drinks aplenty, and both Nelson and Joel were there to make my day as good as possible. Will definitely be fishing with Nelson again!! Thank you!!

Fished June 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Thanks so mucho for your comment!, we are so happy your dream come true and we were there to help you!

United States
Went fishing on Thursday, June 21, 2018

My wife and I fished with Nelson and Julio on the Boat High Z’s in June 2018. Nelson picked us up at the lobby of The Tropical. He patiently waited on us and then took us to the Ocean World marina. Julio took us to get our fishing licenses, just had to provide our drivers licenses, and then we headed to the boat. After a quick tour of the boat, a very nice and comfortable boat, we cast lines and were off. June is low season and not the best time to fish the DR, so we had booked a 4 hour trip. While the fishing was slow, Nelson and Julio worked extremely hard to try to put a fish on a line. They did everything from changing lures, to trolling further out and even staying an extra hour at no charge, but we still had no luck. Although we did not catch any fish, Nelson had promised to cook us any fish we caught so at the end of the trip he invited us to his house in Puerta Plata to cook us lunch. We couldn’t believe he was serious but he was insistent, so we took him up on his offer. We rode with Nelson on short drive to Puerta Plata. He showed us the neighborhood he had grown up in, spoke to some of his friends and ended up at his beautiful house. Upon entering the gate we met his two beautiful, polite sons, ages 8 and 11, and Clara the lady preparing the lunch. While lunch was being prepared Nelson showed us the interior of his beautiful 2 story house and his backyard where he is building a outdoor kitchen. We sat at the table as food was being prepared and talked more with the boys and Nelson. Lunch was red beans and rice, fresh vegetables and marinated skillet fried kingfish that Nelson had prepared with his special marinade. It was all Wonderful! The food was just a bonus the best part of the trip was getting to spend the morning and lunch with Nelson and his family. I have fished with guides all over the Gulf, Caribbean and the Pacific and I can say without any hesitation that Nelson and High Z’s provided the most incredible afternoon. It reminded me why I enjoy fishing, it’s not the catching that is important but rather the experiences and aquaintances made while on and off the water. Nelson provided a real feeling of Service for my wife and I. I can not recommend him enough. A+++.

Fished June 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!, this is part of our passion in what we do.  It is important that you note June is one of the best months to catch Marlins in DR. Hope to see you again!

Philadelphia, pa
Went fishing on Monday, June 18, 2018

We had amazing time the Capt and the crew were great. They knew were to take us to catch some really nice fish and the best part was when we got back to the dock and Capt Nelson cooked our fish for us right there for free. We will definitely be using them again.

Fished June 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 18, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!  Your satisfaction is our too!  Hope to see you again in the future!

North Fort Myers, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Had a great time. We hooked on to a 350 pound Marlin and had a 3 hour fight.  Was a great experience.

Fished May 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 14, 2018

We appreciate so much your comment!, Hope to see you in the future!

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This trip was amazing! We had a 300+lb marlin that we fought for about three hours. We were mid fight when our end time was quickly approaching and Nelson let us keep battling. The marlin ended up getting away, but it was a great fight and a great trip. I have been deep sea fishing multiple times and this is by far the best trip I have been on (keep in mind we never even got the fish in the boat). I would highly recommend High Z’s and Captain Nelson for anyone looking for a fishing trip in the Puerto Plata area!

Fished May 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thanks so much for your comment, your satisfaction is our prime goal.  Hope to see you in the future!

Overland Park, Kansas
Went fishing on Thursday, May 10, 2018

First, the boat was really nice. My husband has gone deep see fishing before, and said this boat was fantastic compared to previous! We had rough seas the day we went out, but we felt safe and Captain Nelson tried to get us into some fish. My girls were not feeling well and we were getting beat by the swells pretty hard even my husband had enough and after 2+ hours asked to head back.  He felt bad that we did not have any luck, but we were upbeat, and said it was ok, we would use the extra time to do some sight-seeing and shopping. He offered to be our guide on land, and we gladly accepted his offer!  Then he asked what we would like to do, making suggestions, and even went above and beyond by offering to have lunch at his home! It was great! We had an authentic experience with a resident, good food, tour, and took us to a few special places to do our shopping.
Captain Nelson can’t control the seas or the fish, but went above and beyond to see that we had a good experience. Thanks Nelson! You know we will be back!

Fished May 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thanks for your comment!  Your satisfaction is our too!, because this is not only our job is our passion.

Santiago de los Caballeros, Provincia de Santiago
Went fishing on Monday, May 21, 2018

This trip was great.  He picked us up on time took us to the marina and quickly processed the paperwork. The boat and crew we top notch. He had purchased exactly what my husband asked for fruit and soda. We caught fish and had a great time. The seas were rough but the crew did great.  My husband had sea sickness no fault of crew and they cared for him while catching fish.  We enjoyed it so much we booked a second day. I would recommend this tour and captain

Fished May 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!

Port Charlotte, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Capt Nelson was proffesional, prompt, great host and fishing guide. We spent 6 hours fishing. We didn’t have to catch bait as part of the trip either (always a plus). It was a bit lumpy with 4 to 5 foot seas, and we had a hard time finding fish close in, but had two baits hit, but no hook ups. Upon heading out The capt put us on a Blue Marlin! Fun day!

Fished May 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Thanks a lot for you comment!

Kentville, Nova Scotia
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

Had a fantastic time. Crew and guide were great!

Fished April 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!

Edmonton, Alberta
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Nelsen picked us up from the hotel on time, and took us to his boat at the marina 20 minutes away. Nelsen and his deckhand, Sergei, were very friendly. There are snacks and drinks on the boat, and we caught 2 fairly large Mahi Mahi. Afterwards, Nelsen cooked up the fish we caught and we got to eat it. Very memorable experience.

Fished March 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Thanks a lot for your review!  Regards

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Visiting from the UK. Enjoyed taking a half day trip out with Nelsons team. We booked online via the high Zs website. Simple process and good knowing the deposit is handled through PayPal. Picked up on time, boat ready to go on arrival,  plenty of beer on ice and snacks available. We went out in high rollers so I wasn’t too hopeful for a hook up but we still landed a nice barracuda. I strongly recommend a trip with these guys. They are also very competitive on price. *****

Fished April 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!

Binghamton, New York
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fished April 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thanks for your comment!

United States
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

great trip with captain nelson and his crew. He kept in contact with us thru the whole process. Picked us up at resort and spoke great english. They were ready to go as soon as we got to the dock. Had drinks and snacks. We cought 3 nice size barracuda . Would go again.
Tom

Fished April 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 9, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, your pleasure is our goal!  Hope to see you again!

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

Excelent service!  Try it!

Fished April 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thanks for your comment!

Kennebunk, Maine
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

We left out of Ocean World Marina in the morning.  Beautiful day of fishing.  Finally caught a nice Mahi Mahi an hour before we headed in.  Thanks Nelson!

Fished March 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, was a pleasure to service you!

Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Thanks a lot for your review!  Hope to see you again in the future!

Villa Bisono, Provincia de Santiago
Went fishing on Monday, March 19, 2018

We took Nelson’s afternoon trip.  We had a little stumble at first, because two of my buddies forgot to bring their IDs, so be sure to bring a your passport or other government issued ID - a copy is fine.  An ID is necessary as Puerto Plata is an international port of ingress and egress, so the Dominican coast guard and immigration / customs has a presence at the marina.  They are a little more strict in adhering to the Dominican maritime rules.  Anyway, once that little hick-up was taken care of we were off.  Great day and not a cloud in the sky - calm seas.  Nelson and his first mate, Richard, were great and entertaining throughout the trip.  Long story short, between the three of us 14 dorado (mahi-mahi or dolphin - the fish not flipper) and 1 barracuda in about 5 hours of fun.  Dorado sizes ranged from a 45 pound monster to 7 to 8 pounders.

Fished March 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thanks for your comment, hope to see you again!

Silver Springs, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, March 15, 2018

First let me say this: I recommend Captain Herrera, his mate, his boat and his equipment to anyone looking for a fishing experience in Puerto Plata. My experience was nothing but positive and I had a most enjoyable time. Captain Herrera and his mate were quick to answer questions and had great stories to tell about fishing in this area!
Now this is fishing. We hooked up with a super strong Kingfiah and a huge Wahoo but weren’t able to land either on our trip. This is fishing! Captain Herrera was obviously concerned we didn’t land any fish but as a very experienced angler I was prepared for this eventuality.
The boat had everything needed, the captain and mate were super helpful and informative.
As I said before, Captain Herrera is top notch and if you want a good time fishing, this is the trip to take. Period.

Fished March 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!  Hope to see you again in the future!

Howell, Michigan
Went fishing on Thursday, January 1, 1970

Fished January 1970

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thanks for your comment!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Went fishing on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Great Day of fishing with Nelson and Jeffrey! Nice clean boat, and great service.

Fished March 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thanks for your comment, hope to see you again!

Toronto, Ontario
Went fishing on Monday, February 26, 2018

Crew was the greatest and it was the experience of a lifetime. We caught 10 mahi mahi ranging 10 lbs to 27 lbs. Captain is a very experienced fisherman and his mate too. Nothing to complain about just everyone if you want to deep sea fishing go with them.

Thanks Captian Mike

Fished February 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment. Hope to see you again in the future!  And is captain Nelson!

Dominican Republic
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

We were fishing 6 hours with the whole family. The crew were very professional and nice. Also the boat and equipment were good. This time we were not super lucky, but we did everything to find fish and also got some mahi mahi. Definitely could do this trip again.

Fished February 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thanks so mucho for your comment!


Santiago de los Caballeros, Provincia de Santiago
Went fishing on Monday, February 19, 2018

Was a fantastic day spent with High Z’s, both the captain and mate were fun, happy and enthusiastic.  The optimism was fantastic. We were only able to spend a 1/2 day with them but they were amazing.  Jeffery the mate cleaned our mahi mahi and Captain Neilson cooked it right on the beautiful boat.  This was not my 1st chartered fishing trip but absolutely one of the best!!  Highly recommend High Z’s. Thank you for a wonderful fishing experience!!
Karen R

Fished February 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!  Hope to see you again in the future!

Dominican Republic
Went fishing on Friday, February 9, 2018

Thank you Captain Nelson and crew for a great fishing tour

Fished February 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

It was our pleasure, thanks to all of you!

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Went fishing on Thursday, February 1, 2018

We were picked up right on schedule at our condo by Captain Herrera.  He and his crew provided impeccable service.  The boat was very nice and exceeded expectations.  We only gave our overall experience an average rating because we just didn’t catch any fish.  That’s why they call it fishing instead of catching.

Fished February 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Thanks for your comment.  Its correct fishing is an adventure, sometimes you go out and despite all of your preparation and knowledge, but you still don’t catch anything and that’s the reason people use to say is fishing no catching.  Next could be better!

Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nelson and his deck hand are very enthusiastic guys who have a great passion and knowledge for fishing. They couldn’t have done more to make our trip enjoyable which was capped of by landing the holy grail of the ocean!

Yes we only landed a SAILFISH!!!
Amazing experience and wouldn’t hesitate to book with these guys again!

Fished February 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Really this was an amazing day!  Our job is our passion!  Hope to see you in the future!Thanks for your comment!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Went fishing on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

My first trip to Dominican Republic and heard great things about High Z’s Fishing Tour that I just had to experience it for myself.  My sister and I had a WONDERFUL TIME fishing with Captain Carlos and his outstanding Crew.  We were treated like royalty throughout the entire fishing tour, grateful to have caught a few mahi-mahi, and we have taken home the best of memories that will last a life-time.

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 5, 2018

Thanks for your comment!

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Went fishing on Monday, January 22, 2018

We booked a 6 hour trip with High Z prior to our recent vacation to Puerto Plata. I found them based on their great reviews so I had high hopes for the day and lets just say right off the bat that Nelson and his first mate Jeffrey did NOT disappoint. Nelson is a friendly man who provided transportation from our lobby right to the docks. He has a great boat and apparently knows how to find the fish! Once we go to the “spot”, the action was non-stop. We even had a triple-header! 14 in all. Throughout the madness, Jeffrey was a machine! taking care of all the lines, the fish, the bait, everything. Top marks for the fishing AND the customer service. Relaxed, friendly yet professional vibe. All in all, safe to say that the morning spent with High Z fishing for Mahi Mahi was the highlight of our trip, worth every penny and I would do it over again in a heart beat. So much fun… Thanks for the cold Coronas on the way back to the dock, Nelson!

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Montreal, Quebec
Went fishing on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

We had an amazing time out with Captain Nelson and his first mate.  Professional and fun.  Great surprise and treat that they cooked up the fresh fish for us to enjoy!  Thank you so much.  We’ll be back again.

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 2, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, hope to see you again in the future.  Regards

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Captain Nelson picked us up at our resort himself and early so we could be the first boat out.  We were only out an hour and caught our first fish.  At one point had three fish on the lines at once and the first mate handled all crazyiness of getting the fish on the boat with ease.  A great experience and Captain Nelson makes sure you leave happy.  Thanks again!!  Trevor

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thanks for your beautiful comment!, is our pleasure this was a great experience for you!

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nelson picked me up at the hotel. Then a quick drive to the marina and off to the sea.
First fish, a barracuda, after 20 minutes already. Then norhing for almost three hours before all hell broke loose. Bam, bam, bam, bam and bam - fish on all five rods. As I was alone the deck hand was great in support. So rod after rod with Mahi and . After that two more hours of intense fishing topping of with a 20+ pounds Mahi fight for almost 30 minutes…
Great gear, great service, great fishing. Go there!

Fished January 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thanks for your comment!  Wonderful you have a Great time!  Hope to see you soon!

Gainesville, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This charter went great! Three of my friends and I went on the Carnival Conquest and Amber Cove was the first port of call. I enjoy excursions so I arranged with Nelson a pickup outside of the dock. He was there on time and promptly took us to the boat. We caught barracuda and mahi mahi all day. His assistant was very helpful and friendly. Additionally, he cooked the mahi on board which was great. He has an excellent recipe for mahi. Since we had extra time on the island before the boat departed, he even offered to take us to some local bars. His customer service skills are incredible and overall the trip was well worth the price. Captain Nelson, thank you so much for everything!

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thanks so much for this comment, hope to see you again!

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fished January 2018

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 2, 2018

Thanks for your comment!

Canada
Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017

We had a great time with Capt. Nelson and Jeff.  We had 3/4 day out and Nelson put us on the fish.  Superb Customer Service and Hospitality. Highly Recommend

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 5, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment!

Connaught, Ontario
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Great experience!  Although fish weren’t biting all that well captain Nelson was very accommodating and did all he could to help locate fish for us!
Would definitely fish with him again!!

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 5, 2018

Thanks for your comment!

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Went fishing on Monday, December 18, 2017

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Vantaa, Uusimaa
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Professionally organized fishing trip with lots of excitement! Thank you Nelson and Jeffery!

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thanks for your comment!

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Captain Nelson was amazing! From as early as first communication with regard to booking, to answering all my questions, to picking us up EXACTLY on time, to the actual trip. Amazing! Nelson is courteous, friendly and professional. He and his first mate Jeffrey took us out on an adventure we will never forget! In total we caught 3 barracuda, 6 wahoo and 10 mahi mahi! It was quite an adventure and recommended for anyone who wants to experience deep sea fishing. Thank you!!

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thank you to you!  To choose us for this adventure!  Hope to see you again!

Toronto, Ontario
Went fishing on Sunday, December 24, 2017

It wasn’t very long into our trip that we booked this beauty! An hour and a half later this blue marlin was in our boat! Managed to catch a couple Mahi mahi a little while after. Highly recommend this boat and crew!

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thanks for your comment!  Your satisfaction is our too!  Hope to see you again in the future!

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Saturday, December 23, 2017

From start to finish Captain Nelson went above our expectations. From meeting us the night before to explain the fishing day to picking us up at the hotel, he catered to our every need to make it a great day. Fishing was excellent, he put us on fish almost immediately. We caught 29 fish total. 1 king fish, 2 Wahoo, 1 Jack, and 25 Mau Mau. Jeffery the deck hand worked non stop to provide us with 5 lines in the water at all times. There was more than once that we had 5 fish on at a time. Great day! Don’t be sold short by what is offered to you by the hotel. You get your monies worth and more, no false promises, he is an honest captain who truly loves fishing.  Thanks again guys it was fun.

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thanks a lot for your comment, we are committed to provide an excellent service to our customers!  Hope to see you egain!  Happy New Year!

United States
Went fishing on Friday, December 15, 2017

Captain Herrera runs a very professional fishing guide business and I trusted him for the day with my family including my wife and three young children. He picked us up from the cruise port and got us back at the perfect time to catch the boat. When we arrived he had the boat ready to go and we were able to get on and leave immediately. He is a very knowledgeable boat operator and fishing guide. He tried as hard as he possibly could to get on the fish the day we were there and he had five trolling lines out for sport fish the entire six hours of the trip. Captain Herrera was very friendly, speaks good English, and he and his first mate were very good with my kids. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a fishing guide while you are visiting the Dominican Republic. You can tell that he has decades of experience on the water and he genuinely treated us like family while we were there, making the trip as comfortable as possible.

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thanks for you comment, was our pleasure to give our service to you and your family.  Hope to see you un the future!  Regards

Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wow this was an amazing trip. Only did a half day but still landed a trophy of a lifetime. Thank you to Capt Nelson and first mate Jefi. Will only fish with this boat a crew if we are ever here again. Cheers and thank you for what you did for us.

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 18, 2017

Chris, thanks for your comment!  So glad that we could help to make your dream thru!  Hope to see you again in the future!  Regards


Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Great day with the crew. Caught fish and had a blast.

Fished December 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thanks a lot Troy for your comment, hope to see you again in the future.


Santo Domingo, Nacional
Went fishing on Saturday, November 4, 2017

Capt Nelson picked us up at are rented villa at 6am.  He spoke excellent English so there weren’t any communication issues.  We had a half day trip and Nelson and crew made us feel welcome as well as working hard to find some fish.  We did catch 4 mahi-mahi on the day.  My wife got to bring in one of them a first for her.  At the end on the trip they cleaned and filleted 2 on the fish for us to take back to our villa.  It was a great experience and I would definetly choose Capt Nelson for our next fishing trip. 
P.S.  We cooked the fish on the grill and it was delightful.

Fished November 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thanks for your comment!  Hope to see you again.

Bonaire, Georgia
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Great experience with Captain Nelson and First Mate Joel. I recommend the professionalism and going back next year for sure. Good Fishing

Fished August 2017

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Kalkaska, Michigan
Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

Captain Nelson and crew (Jose) are the best!
I wish I could rate higher than 5 stars.
Nelson and Jose are very professional, knowledgeable, experienced and prepared for our adventure.
After comparing prices , the Hi Z’s fishing tour is the best value I found.
This was my first experience deep sea fishing and one of the best memories of my life.
It took Captain Nelson just minutes to find.. and me over an hour to reel in an 80lb White Marlin.
This is by far the biggest fish I have ever caught.
My next trip to the Dominican Republic will definitely include a fishing trip with Captain Nelson.
Nelson shared his knowledge, not only as a fishing guide but as a Dominican historian as well.

We hope to have another adventure soon with our new friend Captain Nelson.

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Alma, Michigan
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My son caught an 80 pound marlin and we caught 5 mahi.  Captain Nelson knew where to find the fish and our first mate knew how to hook em.  We had a riot fishing in very heavy waves.  Had one double during the marlin fight and had no trouble landing both fish.  Captain Nelson sang to us on the entire trip.  It was truly an awesome fishing experience to remember.  I would recommend this trip to anyone except kids and women.  The waves would have made it difficult for most women and kids to handle.

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 17, 2017

Thanks for your comment Thomas, hope to see you again!

Auburn, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

Maybe not captain nelsons fault. Maybe just another example of fishing not catching. This was my second booking for a deep sea fishing trip, and the results were the same. Felt like all I got was a boat ride

Dennis Hawkins does not recommend High Z’s Fishing Tour

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Please do not stop, next time could be the moment of your best capture.  Hope you continue in this passion that is fishing.  Regards

Manchester, Connecticut
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great fishing trip with Captain Nelson, he put us a great Mahi Mahi.
Thanks again for your professionalism. Please post the video to your Facebook page

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Sherbrooke, Quebec
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Super pêche mahi mahi au rendez vous capitaine de confiance tout inclus il est venu nous chercher à hôtel à essayer

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Espoo, Uusimaa
Went fishing on Sunday, January 8, 2017

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

thanks! !!  Simo I’ll be waiting for you to give you a good time again.


Hammond, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I’ve chartered boats from Cabo San Lucas to Antigua and Captain Nelson is the best I’ve ever had. His knowledge of fishing is incrediable and his social skills are terrific. We trolled one day and had luck with the Dorado and the second day we bottom fished and caught a mix bag of Queen Triggers ,Snapper ,Grouper and Yellow tail.. The captain even cooked some of our catch for us, Truly an amazing adventure I highly recommend Captain Nelson and He even brought us to the airport when it was our time to leave the Island. Just an amazing Captain!!!!

 

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 19, 2016

thank Frank !I’ll be waiting for you to give you a good time again

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trip was amazing nice boat great crew.

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hello David;

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on user review. I am very happy that your trip was an amazing trip for you and the rest your party.

Thank you,
Nelson Herrera (Capt)

Flanders, New Jersey
Went fishing on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Captain and First Mate were Awesome.  The Captain confirmed twice and picked up us at our hotel exactly the time he said he would.  We caught a large white Marlin and it was one of the best experiences of our vacation.  I highly recommend this Captain and Crew.

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Denville, New Jersey
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thanks again for an AWESOME day! Jose and Captain Jeffrey were great and appreciate Captain Nelson going the extra mile and cooking up the Mahi Mahi and Marlin for us. A day me and my boys will never forget. We look forward to returning to the Dominican and heading back out with you!

Fished March 2015

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, February 27, 2015

My wife and I scheduled a half day trip.It was a beautiful sunny with a 10 mph wind. Even though my wife took some motion sickness pills she still became.  I was surprised at how large some of the waves were once we got out to sea.  We didn’t catch anything and out of the 3 boats that went out in the morning only 1 caught a small mahi mahi.
it took so long to get out to where it was good fishing that we only had about 45 minutes of our lines being in productive water.

The crew was very friendly and accommodating but their english and my spanish were both pretty poor. We were picked up on time and taken back to our hotel.. Overall the trip was ok the scenery was beautiful and the boat was relatively comfortable. I would recommend going for a full day if possible if you really want to catch fish

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you in your next fishing trip and you can always let us know how we can accommodate you needs to make it your trip enjoyable.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The fish were not biting that day but the crew was great.

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Nelson Herrera (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank you for your review! Fish don’t bite all the time, but we guarantee that we always do what it takes to have you enjoy your trip. Glad you are another Happy Customer and hope to bring you fishing with us in the future!

Went fishing on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good trip but no fish not a bite. Spent most of trip looking for weed bed in current. Would have been better to run out then look instead of trolling for ten miles. But thats fishing. Beautiful day and great crew boat was very nice.

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Went fishing on Monday, December 8, 2014

Nelson the captain knew his stuff he went out of his way to make us both welcome and comfortable. His crew was also first class who quickly set the rods again and made sure we had everything we need. We caught when the other boats out that day blanked. He will answer any fishing or Dominican related questions and is very informative.

It I had to be hyper critical a couple of times the exhaust fumes on the boat were a bit strong when sitting down stairs. But this by no means spoiled the day, just a point for something to look at.

I would recommend Nelson and his crew to anyone whishing to go fishing ion Purto Plato.

Fished December 2014

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