Operating out of Willemstad, Curacao, La Menta Boattrips offers professionally guided fishing trips. If you’d like to have the best experience exploring these deep waters, Captain Arnold Aarden and his crew will do everything to make that happen. Capt. Arnold is a passionate fisherman who’s been in the business for over 14 years. They are so confident about their skills that they give a fish guarantee – no fish will get you a 15% discount.

You’ll be fishing from a 36’ Pro Marine walkaround boat that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. The boat comes with air-conditioning, a restroom, a freshwater shower, a kitchen, and a tuna tower. But it’s not all just about comfort. This fishing machine is powered by twin 440 HP Yanmar Diesel engines and features outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, a live bait tank, and ice-boxes.

The captain will show you his favorite spots where you’ll get to target Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, and an incredible variety of Tuna (Skipjack, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Blackfin). The best part is that there is no need to go more than 100 yards from the shore as the water gets deep pretty quickly. Also, if you’d like to extend your trip for half an hour, the captain will gladly stay a bit longer.

You’ll be supplied with top-tier Penn fishing gear, lures, and licenses. Depending on the season, you’ll get to catch your own live bait on the way – this is usually possible during winter and summer months.

The breakfast is provided on half days, while full day trips include lunch sandwiches. Snorkeling is also an option on full day trips, and the gear is provided, but kids are usually not recommended on longer trips.

The boat normally keeps the catch, but you’ll get a portion for a nice dinner, and the crew will clean and fillet it for you. The captain can even recommend a great restaurant where you can have your catch prepared for a few bucks.

Just bring good mood and La Menta Boattrips will take care of the rest!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    19 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Half-day trips are perfect for families, so make sure to bring your little ones along (it's recommended that they're 5 or older). Depending on the bite, you could be reeling in Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Kids 5 and older are more than welcome to come on this family-friendly 4-hour trip. The captain will do everything he can to put you on a variety of species, including Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    This 9-hour trip is perfect for trying a variety of techniques and targeting different species. This can include Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, Tuna, and whatever else takes the bait. You'll also get a chance to visit Little Curacao, a small island 2 hours away from the departure point. This is a great place to take a break, eat a sandwich, and snorkel. Kids are not recommended for this trip, so make sure to ask the captain about bringing them.
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About the Captain

Arnold Aarden
Brakkeput Ariba, Curacao
20 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2019
I have been fishing all my life but got completely hooked on it in 2004 when I went on charter in Aruba. It was clear to me then that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have been chartering for 14 years now. I love teaching my customers everything I know and accommodating their unique desires, as well as meeting new people.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Pro Marine (Walkaround) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 440HP Yanmar Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Up to 100 yards

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Special handlines with lead..called rosario..
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Full-head
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
All penn rods
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Caught during the trip when in season
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
And a recommendation of a cheap restaurant
Snacks
Breakfast for half-days
Drinks
Water and soft drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Sandwiches on full-day trips only

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 5, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
A portion for dinner
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (11)
Half day trip
Broke the Family Curse!
A catch is a catch. Even the lil ones have fight.
+8
Angler Rating
14
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Joshua B.
Willemstad, Curaçao
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 14, 2022
We had a fantastic time. The trip is catered to those on board. We only did the half day trip. Capt. Arnold was very friendly...
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Suzann H.
Crossville, Tennessee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Afternoon half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 18, 2022
Party of four, first time fishing, best experience of our entire vacation!!!!!! Captain Arnold was amazing, so patient...
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James C.
Huntersville, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Broke the Family Curse!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2022
It’s a running joke in our family that we can’t catch fish. Thanks to Captain Arnold, that curse is no more! He and his...
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David L.
Queen Creek, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 4, 2022
Captain and crew were great we will definitely be coming back
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Cecilia G.
Willemstad, Curaçao
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Great hospitality

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 25, 2022
The captain is accommodating , very professional and understanding .
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FAQs about La Menta Boattrips

La Menta Boattrips offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (19 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with La Menta Boattrips, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full-head
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair All penn rods
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment Snorkeling is available on full-days only
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with La Menta Boattrips include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip when in season)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (And a recommendation of a cheap restaurant )
  • Snacks (Breakfast for half-days)
  • Drinks (Water and soft drinks)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Sandwiches on full-day trips only)

La Menta Boattrips offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 100 yards)

La Menta Boattrips offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline (Special handlines with lead..called rosario..)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with La Menta Boattrips include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo