Dennis Cintas

Twenty years knowledge fishing the Kona Coast, Hawaii

Capt."D" as he is better known in most fishing circles offers over 45 years of offshore blue water fishing experience. Capt. "D" has spent the past 25 years fishing Kona, Hawaii and is extremely knowledgeable in this venue and catching the pelagic fish migrating in these tropical pacific waters. Blue marlin fishing is his specialty.

Call Rates

Duration Price
15 minutes $50.00
30 minutes $100.00
60 minutes $200.00

Tags

Blue Marlin Kona Hawaii 100 Ton USCG Masters License Southern California Mexico Central America South America

Biography

Capt. Dennis Cintas is a third generation fisherman and has been fishing professionally since he turned 13 years old. Hailing from San Diego, California Dennis grew up in a world famous tuna fishing family fishing every summer with his father throughout Mexico and Central America. Dennis received his USCG captain license when he turned 18 years old and immediately got his first opportunity as skipper of a 34' Hatteras known as "Zopilote". His long career on privately owned yachts and commercial tuna boats has provided him geographical awareness of nearly every exotic fishing venue around the globe! Dennis has fished the pelagic fisheries surrounding Southern California, Baja California, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and the west coast of Africa. This world-wide fishing experience has enabled him to develop his instincts and skills to maintain a very high fish production for his clients and a reputation among his peers as one of the most successful skippers in the areas in which he has operated.

I can field any questions regarding salt water fishing in the tropics with emphasis on Southern California waters, Mexico, Central and South America and Hawaii. Tackle questions, rigging questions, what to look for and which electronics to focus on when hunting offshore pelagic species, preferred choice of offshore fishing boats to use in any given area for offshore fishing, fishing safety techniques when handling big game fish, lure choices and teasers.

Accomplishments:

  • 2014 - 2nd place in the World Cup of Blue Marlin Fishing
  • Numerous tournament wins in Kona, Hawaii
  • Consistent annual recognition by NMFS for tagging efforts on billfish in the Pacific
  • Years as licensed offshore fishing guide: 49
  • Certified Master Marine Surveyor licensed through the United States Surveyors Association

Other

What characteristics should I look for when shopping for a blue water boat?

What characteristics should I look for when shopping for a blue water boat?

10/3/2016 12:12:39 AM,
Dennis Cintas replied:
Depending on the size of vessel you are looking for i.e., trailerable or large enough for a slip.  In an offshore application using a trailerable style blue water sport fisher, I would suggest the following;
 
Trailerable Boats
 
1.  Your choice of vessel here should not be less in length than 25' with at least an 8'6" beam
2.  A perfect interior configuration is a walk-around cuddy design with a transom that can accommodate twin outboards
3.  The hull itself should be a proven one such as Grady-White, Boston Whaler, Intrepid, Pro-Line or other manufacturer which builds primarily 
     blue water hulls and has a proven "track record" of excellent product.
4.  The outboard choice should be 4-stroke in either Yamaha or Honda as these two manufacturers have a long standing reputation of 
     providing a reliable product and terrific customer satisfaction. 
5.  Look at the "resale value" in the vessel you choose as history has shown that most boat owners either sell or trade-up to a large vessel 
     within 3-4 years.
 
Offshore Hull:
 
1.  Again, look for a manufacturer which has a long history of building offshore blue water hulls such as Bertram, Hatteras, Viking or a custom 
     manufacturer such as Merritt Boats, Buddy Davis, Spencer or Cabo Boats, etc.  Depending on the creature comforts and number of 
     staterooms, size of salon, galley arrangement, etc. a good starting size is a 31-35' size with a wide beam.
2.  Always look for a pre-owned boat with low operational hours (under 1,000) unless "new boat" warranty is of extreme importance to you.
3.  Twin diesel engines is a must and Cummins or Caterpillar engines are a reliable proven choice.  In large model offshore sport fishers, look 
     at MTU's or Mann engines options.
 
Hope this helps and please contact me should you have further questions as I have had over 45 years experience in the offshore sportfishiong boat industry.  
 
 
Tight Lines!