Aruba Bound Charters offers all kinds of amazing fishing trips, whether you want to focus on your angling skills, try out snorkeling, enjoy a delicious lunch, or simply absorb the relaxing atmosphere. Based in Aruba, this company was founded by a family of fishermen. They have the experience, the knowledge, and the will to always go the extra mile for their guests.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 27’ Triton center console. There’s enough room for 4 guests to fish at the same time, and fishing equipment is provided for everybody. The boat is powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines, and equipped with all the necessary navigational and safety gear.

Your main targets for the day will be species such as Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Mackerel, Bonito, Amberjack, Wahoo, Tuna, and many more. You’ll use different tactics, depending on the season and your target. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out trolling, jigging, popping, spinning, handlining, and others.

If you’re interested in snorkeling, you’ll be happy to hear that the captain has the gear in all sizes and they are included in the price. Lunch is included during longer trips, but for shorter ones, you’ll need to bring it yourself.

After the trip, the captain will share the catch with you, so everybody has something tasty to take home.

Aruba Bound Charters team is very committed to making your day with them an unforgettable one. Whether you imagined this day as an action-packed adventure or something more relaxing and laid-back, they will do their best to meet your needs. Get in touch today and explore Aruba in an original way!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Daytime Swordfishing MAX 5
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    Spend an extended day on the water targeting Swordfish! This is a trip for a maximum of 5 adult guests. Starting times can vary, contact the captain to arrange your departure.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Lunch Included)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    The trip includes 5 hours of fishing (2hrs trolling, 3hrs bottom fishing) and 1 hour for lunch. This trip is really up to you, go fishing, go snorkeling, or just cruise and enjoy the fun-in-the-sun. This trip includes lunch at the Zeerover restaurant or The Fish House. An alcoholic beverage is included with the lunch apart from a nonalcoholic drink (per person), Lunch consists of one appetizer and one main dish per person. The best time for lunch is 11:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Bucuti Billfish Tournament
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Oct 3
    $1,100
    This is a 2 day long tournament. 8 hours of billfishing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Daytime Swordfishing 5 MAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    Head offshore in search of Swordfish! This trip is for a maximum of 5 adult guests. Contact the captain to discuss alternate departure times.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deep Drop
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    Spend the whole day on the water and target Grouper, Mackerel, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more. Since this is the longest trip, you'll have enough time to reach the fishing spots with offshore species. You can keep part of the catch and take it home. Contact the captain to discuss alternate departure times.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Lunch Included)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    The trip is a 4-hour outing but it's 3 hours of bottom fishing, and 1hour of lunch, which will be at either The Fish House or Zeerovers (depending on conditions). The captain will provide everything you need for fishing and also your snorkeling equipment if you want to dive into the blue. You will have 1 alcoholic beverage included with the lunch apart from a nonalcoholic drink (per person). Lunch is 1 appetizer and one main dish per person.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deepdrop
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    This is your chance to spend the whole 6 hours fishing! Note that lunch is not included in the trip, so you can bring your own food. The captain will supply you with everything you need for fishing, including rods, reels, bait, and lures. Contact Capt. Ryan for alternate departure times.
  • Private trip
    Capt's B-Day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 16 - Jan 18
    $560
    Three days opportunity only, 6 hour trip, trolling and swordfishing. This trip is for groups of 4 only, no children under 16.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deepdrop
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Spend 4 hour fishing! This trip is great if you've never fished before and want to learn the basics. The captain will show you his tips and tricks, and also provide you with fishing equipment. Bring your snacks for the day. Get in touch with the captain before your trip to discuss departure times.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour DeepSea Trolling/Deepdrop PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    Spend 4 hour fishing! This trip is great if you've never fished before and want to learn the basics. The captain will show you his tips and tricks, and also provide you with fishing equipment. Bring your snacks for the day. Get in touch with the captain before your trip to discuss departure times.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Bring your family and friends along and fish only a few miles away from the coast. Target Bonito, Grouper, Mackerel, and many more. The captain will provide everything you need for fishing! Contact the captain to discuss alternate departure times.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore PM
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    Bring your family and friends along and fish only a few miles away from the coast. Target Bonito, Grouper, Mackerel, and many more. The captain will provide everything you need for fishing! Contact the captain to discuss alternate departure times.
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About the Captain

Ryan C.f Jones
Noord, Aruba
1 Fishing Report
42 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2019
I began working on the ocean when I moved to Aruba from Miami, FL. Started off working under watersports station on the beach in front of Marriott Surf Club and became an all-around guy from driving boats, to handling jetski rentals. Over the last few years, I had been wanting to do my own thing and have my cousins Bryon and Kyle by my side. Finally, I got my chance thanks to my father helping out to start this business – and here we are now, Ocean bound!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Triton (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha V6 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing Policies

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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Chris D.
Oranjestad
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Great Trip! I'm definitely booking with them again next year!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deepdrop on October 14, 2021
I’ve been traveling to Aruba for over 20 years and I’ve chartered a fishing trip on most of them.    Ryan & Jerry were...
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Waterloo, IA
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6 Hr Trip on 8/11 & 8/15

VERIFIED   6 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deepdrop on August 15, 2021
Fished with Ryan and crew on 8/11 and 8/15. First trip got a nice Wahoo and a Spanish Mackerel. Second trip landed two nice...
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VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore PM on November 20, 2021
Happy afternoon bottom fishing with a fish on the line within just a few minutes. Very accommodating, very attentive to our...
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FAQs about Aruba Bound Charters

Aruba Bound Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $35 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore PM (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $35 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deepdrop (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour DeepSea Trolling/Deepdrop PM (4 hours)
  • $560 per group - Capt's B-Day (6 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $35 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deepdrop (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Lunch Included) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $35 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Daytime Swordfishing 5 MAX (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $35 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Deep Sea Trolling/Deep Drop (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per day per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - Bucuti Billfish Tournament (2 days)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (Lunch Included) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $35 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Daytime Swordfishing MAX 5 (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Aruba Bound Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Aruba Bound Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Upon Request)
  • Lures (For casting and trolling)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Upon Request)
  • Drinks (Soda (Coke, Sprite, DietCoke), Juice/ice tea, water)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Included on select trips, but can be arranged)

Aruba Bound Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Between 10ft to 150ft of water)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Between 150ft of water and 1600ft of water)
  • Reef Fishing (Some inshore reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing (Non commercial dive wrecks)

Aruba Bound Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spinning rods and reels.)
  • Heavy Tackle (Deepsea Trolling, Deepdrop & Daytime Swordfishing)
  • Bottom Fishing (Mostly Inshore great for beginners and Kids!)
  • Trolling (Wahoo, Barracuda, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, ect)
  • Spinning (Jigging, Sight casting, lure casting, or bottom.)
  • Jigging (If your not interested in fishing bait.)
  • Popping (For sight fishing, when we see fish in a frenzy.)
  • Handline (Aruba Style "Rosary handline" for big game.)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Great for people looking for big game!)

Top targeted fish species with Aruba Bound Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo