J-String

Known for its historical significance and the abundance of marine life, Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, has so much to offer when it comes to fishing. If you’re looking to explore these plentiful deep Caribbean waters with an experienced captain at the helm, you need a trip with J-String!

They’re a family owned business operated by Captain Eddy and his son, mate Anthony​. They have been running successful deep sea fishing charters for over 30 years and what separates them from others is their vast experience, friendly approach, and a desire to custom tailor their trips to each customer.

Jump aboard their 36’ Crusader offshore sportfishing boat for an incredible day on the water. The “J-String” comes with a 320 HP Caterpillar engine, outriggers, downriggers, an ice-box, and not one, but 3 fighting chairs. It also features a restroom, shower, beds, and a kitchen for maximum comfort on longer trips.

This beauty can take up to 6 anglers to the most productive spots fishing at the same time. Your lines will be wet just 5 minutes after leaving the dock. The waters here get very deep very quickly so you could be catching A-game species just 8 miles from shore. You’ll be fishing the deep blues and reefs in pursuit of Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Barracuda, Jacks, and much more.

The catch will be shared between customers and the crew – you’ll get to keep enough to have a hearty dinner for 10. Billfish are the only species that are released back into the water.

The captain will supply top-notch fishing gear, lures, and dead bait. Snorkeling equipment can also be provided for more people – just consult the captain before the trip to check if your size is available. Drinks and licenses are covered, as well as fish cleaning. If you don’t want to take your catch home, the captain will gladly recommend a restaurant that will cook it for you.

J-String can’t wait to have you onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Depending on your preferences, this trip can be from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The captain will take you up to 8 miles offshore in pursuit of Sailfish, Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Barracuda, Jacks, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Six hours is just the right amount of time to target some of the biggest A-listers and still have some spare time. You'll be targeting Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Jacks, just to name a few.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This trip starts at either 12:00 or 1:00 p.m. Depending on the bite, you could be battling Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, Barracuda, Jacks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This trip will be either 7:00–11:00 a.m. or 8:00–12:00 p.m., depending on your choice. You'll get to target a variety of species, including Sailfish, Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, Barracuda, Jacks, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

J String
Oranjestad, Aruba
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since February 2019
J-String Aruba is a family owned business run by Captain Eddy and his son Anthony, the mate. They've been running deep sea fishing charters for over 30 years, and they always love meeting new people. J-String Aruba has participated in various national and regional (Aruba, Curacao, Venezuela) tournaments. They can't wait to share all their experience with you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Crusader (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2007. Powered by a 320HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Ryan C.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt. Eddy

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
First time in Aruba and my wife and I had a great morning out on the J-String with Capt. Eddy and his son Jonathan.  Jonathan...
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John T.
McLean, VA
 5.00
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Half day trip with J-String

VERIFIED   February 14, 2020
We had a great trip - caught Kingfish and Wahoo.  We had three younger boys with us, who were deep sea fishing for the...
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Steven B.
Dallas, TX
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   November 29, 2019
My family had an awesome trip to Aruba and Eddie and his son topped it off with a beautiful half day out on the water we caught...
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Kenny C.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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Half day JString

VERIFIED   February 18, 2020
Great day. Hard working mate. 35lb wahoo, tuna and blue runners in the box.
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Michelle G.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
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