The Hooker Charters

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A vacation in Aruba is a dream come true for many people. Spice that dream up with exciting angling action with Hooker Charters. Captain Johan Croes will take you into the pearlescent waters off the coast of Noord Aruba and put you on top of the hottest action around.

You’ll embark on this fishing adventure on board his custom-built 28’ center console. She was designed and built according to local fishing traditions, perfectly suited to the waters and species targeted around Aruba. You can bring 5 family members or fishing buddies with you.

Capt. Johan has a varied offer, there’s a trip for any flavor of angler. Whether you’re looking to start your day off with reel-screaming action or you want to enjoy the afternoon sun and catch a tasty dinner, he’ll hook you up with the right package! If you’re looking to enjoy something unique, you have to try the sunset fishing trip – it’s tough to beat exciting fishing paired with a picturesque Aruban sunset.

There’s a wide range of species you can target in these waters, depending on your preference and skill level. Anglers chasing the next challenge can go after Amberjack or Barracuda, you’ll have your skills tested. There’s a variety of Groupers and Snappers lurking around the reefs and wrecks of the area, perfect for that family dinner you’ve been planning. Silvery Grunt, Triggerfish, and many other species populate the target list – talk to the captain to figure out what’s best for you.

You can even combine snorkeling with fishing on all trips, for a small additional fee – contact the captain before arriving to work out the details.

Remember to pack sunscreen and polarized sunglasses, everything else is taken care of by the charter.

Book a trip with The Hooker Charters today! Make the first step towards your next favorite vacation destination.


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Explore the waters of Aruba on this 6-hour trip. You can target multiple species or double-down on hooking one as much as possible! Amberjack, Grunt, Groupers, Snappers, Barracuda, Seabream, and many other species wait just beneath the surface.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $275
    up to 6 persons
    Head out in the morning, before the boat traffic picks up, and fish the nearshore waters of Aruba! You'll go after a wide range of species like Amberjack, Barracuda, Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, Seabream, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $275
    up to 6 persons
    Sleep a little longer, eat a strong breakfast, and get ready to hook up a variety of species in the nearshore waters of Aruba. You can target many different fish like Amberjack, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, ... More
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sunset Fishing
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $250
    up to 6 persons
    Head out into the waters of Aruba near sundown and enjoy reel-screaming action as you witness a gorgeous sunset. Various Snappers, Groupers, Barracuda, Amberjack, Grunts, Seabream, and other species can be targeted on this 3-hour trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Broomtail)
Grunt
Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 40HP Yamaha Enduro engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Johan Croes
Noord, Aruba
Member since August 2018
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Captain Johan Croes started working with Aruba Kayak Adventures when he was a teenager, as a kayak instructor. After that, he moved on to work with Rhino Riders, before working as a crewmember, and later on as a captain for Pelican Adventures. He's captained boats ranging from 65 to 120' long! Capt. Johan was a professional boxer and MMA fighter for the majority of his life, working usually two jobs at any one time. He's a father of 3 and is extremely proud of getting his kids to love angling as much as he does. Once, he caught a fish similar to Flounder with his son and won the "Weirdest Fish" prize at a local tournament! Now, he's a captain of his own boat and business and looks forward to sharing the bountiful waters of Aruba with every single guest that comes on board.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Afternoon trip with Johan
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Jeff R.
La Grange, Illinois
 4.67
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Fun Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  January 10, 2019
My wife and I had a great time on our half-day trip! We caught a bunch of small fish (nothing worth keeping), but that didn’t...
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Kimberly N.
Danvers, Massachusetts
 5.00
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Morning trip with my 7 year old son

VERIFIED   November 13, 2018
My son caught his first fish within seconds of the hook hitting the water.  He ended up catching over 2 dozen fish. (I...
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Paul T.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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Afternoon trip with Johan

VERIFIED   NEW  January 15, 2019
Amazing trip, hooked up with fish in minutes and it did not stop the entire trip.  We had two children on board ages 5...
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Marc L.
West Seneca, NY
 5.00
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Great trip!!

VERIFIED   NEW  January 12, 2019
Capitain Johan was awasome, we had a great time and caught lots of different types of fish. We will definitely be booking again...
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Justin A.
Oranjestad
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Hookers charter

VERIFIED   November 6, 2018
Had s great day with my 5 year old son.  The captain kept us in the fish and worked hard for us to catch the biggest fish...
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