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Things to Do in Aruba - Fishing

Sportfishermen love Aruba. Many charter boats are available for deep sea fishing off Aruba, and the variety of fish is vast; sailfish, white and blue marlin, wahoo, dolphin, shark, barracuda, amberjack, kingfish, bonito, and blackfin and yellowfin tuna are abundant. Spearfish are an occasional catch. Giant marlin swim the waters of Aruba. The island record for blue marlin was caught by a local commercial fisherman and weighed in at about 1000 pounds. Sportfishermen with rod and reel have caught blues over 500 pounds and white marlin over 150 pounds. The yellowfin tuna grows to 200 pounds in these waters, and dolphin attain weights of over 80 pounds, according to the local captains. The biggest wahoo caught by sport fishermen reportedly weighed over 100 pounds. The island's charter boats normally fish for blue marlin off the east end between two and 12 miles out. The hot spot there is an area that is about four and a half miles square, according to one captain who has been sportfishing around the island of Aruba for over 30 years.

Aruba also offers fly fishing. A fishing license is not required for unguided fishing. Fishing is good year round, the peak season for fly fishing March through October. Aruba has some of the biggest bones in the world. The bonefish in Aruba are not in big numbers but are definitely worth fishing for. Average size is 6 to 9 lbs and can go up to 14 lbs. Baby Tarpon are here year around and the big Tarpons are here between April and July.

Other common species are Snook, Barracuda, Rainbow Runners and Jacks. You must bring everything you need from home, local stores do not have any fly fishing materials. Also bring a leader with steel tapper tippet, for catching Barracudas on a slow day.

Natasha Sport Fishing Aruba
42' Avenger
Enjoy your vacation in Aruba with Natasha Sport Fishing Charters! Our 42 ft Avenger boat is powered by Cummins Marine 600 horsepower twin diesel engines, offering you deep sea fishing, beach trips and private snorkeling for family and friends at affordable prices, plus the comfort and safety that "Natasha" can offer. With 20 years experience, Captain Latham will guide you to the best fishing spots, where we will fish for Blue and White Marlin, Dolphin, Sailfish, Spear fish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Yellow and Black fin Tuna, King Fish, Amberjack and more.

Sea-iesta Charters
54' Bertram
Regardless whether you are a veteran offshore angler, or are organizing your first big game trip, we at Mahi Mahi Charters are committed to providing you with a truly enjoyable boating and fishing adventure in Aruba! We depart from the Seaport Marina. Our dock is so close to the drop-off, we can start putting out lures in a few minutes time! For those anglers arriving via cruise ship, please note that we are nearby the cruise ship terminal. Aruba is filled with deep sea fishing opportunities and trophy-sized pelagics, such as the Blue Marlin, Dorado and Wahoo, Kingfish, Sailfish, Bonito, Tuna, Jacks etc. We target these and more!

Kepasa Charters
42' Hatteras
Whether its your first time fishing or you're a veteran deep sea angler, Mahi Mahi Charters are equally resolute and dedicated to showing you a great time aboard Kepasa, and taking you on an exciting fishing adventure in the tropical paradise of Aruba! Seaport Marina is where we fish from, with the departure dock being just a few minutes away from the drop off, which means we start getting bites in no time! We are also close to the cruise ship terminal, allowing us to take care of logistics for anglers coming to Aruba by cruise ship. Many of our clients agree that there's nothing better than eating the fish you caught in a classy restaurant. If you feel the same way, why not taking your catch to a local restaurant like Que Pasa after your trip and have a personal meal unlike any other? We will also provide you with sandwiches on 8 hour trips.

Mahi-Mahi Fishing Charters
42' Hatteras Sport Fisherman
We cater to all anglers, no matter what your experience or skill level is. This may be your first time planning a deep sea adventure or you may be a pro angler - either way, we are committed to providing you with an enjoyable experience that is unlike many others. Our Captains - Peter, Rudolf and Roy are deep sea veterans, with a vast experience and expertise when it comes to fishing the big game fish of Aruba. Among others, these waters are prolific with Sailfish and Marlin, Mahi Mahi (hence our boat's name), Tuna, Bonito, Wahoo, Kingfish, Jacks and many others.

Lady Sarah
40' Hatteras
Aruba is famous for the likes of Sailfish and Marlin, as well as Wahoos, Dorado, Tuna, etc. Lady Sarah employs Shimano Tiagra and Penn International fishing equipment. Whether you're looking to go after that trophy fish you always wanted, or you're just looking for a fun day on the water, we're dedicated to providing all our guests with an experience of a lifetime, and an adventure for the ages. Lady Sarah's captain, Dennis Robles has accumulated over 30 years fishing expertise, participating in numerous fishing tournaments all over the world, as well as in Aruba.

Teaser Fishing Charters
35' Bertram
We welcome you aboard Teaser, our 35ft. Bertram, to take you DEEP SEA FISHING. With a maximum capacity of 6 passengers Teaser is fully air-conditioned, and is outfitted with sounders and radar, fish recorder, 2 VHF radios, EPIRB, and more. Life jackets are provided on board. Our engines are able to propel Teaser to cruising speeds of about 24 knots, reaching speeds of up to 29.5 knots. For fishing, we use 30lbs, 50lbs and 80lbs Shimano and Penn International professional rods and reels. If you'd like to eat the fish you caught during your trip, we'll be happy to take your catch to a restaurant or your hotel.

Princess Kate
38' Bertram
Captain Albert owns and operates Princess Kate Charters with his son Wailok as mate. He is from Aruba and can organize fishing, sightseeing or sunset charters! Our customers are very important to us, and we we always do our best to make you feel relaxed and satisfied. We will go that extra mile to put you on fish and make the trip memorable! You're welcome aboard for either half, 3/4 or full day fishing trip!

Fly Fishing Aruba
No Phone, email: laurenz@flyfishingaruba.com