Dorothy Fishing Charters

(46) In demand!
L.G. Smith Boulevard
Oranjestad, Aruba

Dorothy Fishing Charters is one of the most well-established fishing charters in Aruba. Captains Roberto and Tussy have many years of experience - they have been fishing together for years and love fishing and meeting new fishing buddies. Their many returning customers recommend their services as even on the worst catching days, Tussy and Roberto will put their all into making sure everyone on board is having a great time on the water.

“Dorothy” is a well-equipped BHM Downeast style boat that was restored fully in 2010. At 32 ft, she has plenty of space on board for up to six people to join in the action, and her comfortable interior and flybridge give extra space for relaxing. The boat features a range of amenities that make sport fishing in Aruba even more fun and productive, including three fighting chairs (two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair), outriggers, downriggers, and tuna tubes. Inside, you will find a toilet with a shower, as well as a kitchen with a refrigerator and a bedroom.

The crew specializes in offshore fishing, providing both trolling and bottom fishing adventures depending on their customers’ wishes. They will supply you with both light and heavy tackle, and will generally target fish such as White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Amberjack, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Snappers, and Groupers. With the captains also being passionate cooks, they will share the catch with you, clean it, and give you some tips for making the most out of your freshly caught bounty.

Don’t worry about taking your fishing gear to Aruba with you - all the fishing equipment you will need is included in the price. The crew will even provide sodas on all trips, as well as sandwiches on six hour trips and lunch on full day excursions.

Come aboard and see why everyone enjoys fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Get the most out of your fishing trip by taking a full day on the water, fishing for Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Amberjack, and bottom fish. Sodas, Bait, Tackle, and Lunch included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 6 persons
    Spend a bit more time on the water and increase your chances of bringing home a trophy. Target species include Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Barracuda, Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish and Amberjack. Sodas, Bait, Tackle, and Sandwiches included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 6 persons
    With excellent fishing just a few minutes from Aruba's coastline, you can catch a wide variety of fish on a half day trip. You can troll for Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Sailfish, or bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish and Amberjack. Soda, bait and tackle included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 6 persons
    With excellent fishing just a few minutes from Aruba's coastline, you can catch a wide variety of fish on a half day trip. You can troll for Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Sailfish, or bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish and Amberjack. Soda, bait and tackle included.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Scamp)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

BHM (Downeast) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 350HP Volvo Penta TAMD74 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Roberto Tromp
Oranjestad, Aruba
Member since December 2015
46
I just have always loved fishing, ever since childhood. I have fished in a lot of countries with many techniques. I started off the sea shore but eventually moved on to getting my own boat, and now I enjoy running charters and sharing my passion with my guest. You will find me or Captain Tussy at the helm of your charter with Dorothy Fishing Charters.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.46
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day afternoon trip with Roberto.
Half day afternoon trip with Roberto.
Half day afternoon trip with Roberto.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Geoff Nikiel
Seffner, FL
 5.00
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Hard day but still got some fish

VERIFIED   NEW  August 26, 2018

Was a Rough day at sea for us this morning.  The seas were very rough and the fishing wasn’t much better.  Thankfully...

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Brian Bringman
Noord
 4.67
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3/4 day trip with the family

VERIFIED   August 20, 2018

My wife and our 4 kids went out today with Tussy and Gerry.  It was a little rough and some of the kids got sea sick,...

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Michael Beckstead
Salt Lake City, UT
 4.67
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Half day afternoon trip with Roberto.

VERIFIED   NEW  September 19, 2018

We had such a great trip! Captain and crew were great, funny and informative. Caught a Wahoo and 3 mahi mahi, missed a few...

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Gary Mason
Noord
 5.00
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3/4 Day trip with Dorothy Charters

VERIFIED   August 7, 2018

Very enjoyable 3/4 day fishing with Dorothy charters resulting in a nice Sailfish, crew had excellent knowledge and worked...

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Max Goodwin
Meridian, Idaho
 5.00
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Half Day on the Dorothy

VERIFIED   August 2, 2018

Great experience, I would recommend anyone visiting to go Wahoo fishing with the guys from the Dorothy.

P.s. Don’t...

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