It might seem impossible to make your Aruban vacation even better. Tropical beaches, crystal water, and sunshine all day – what more could you ask for? Take things to the next level by spending a day with "Tropic Charters" and see just how exciting things get when you go beyond the shoreline!

Hop aboard a 42’ Ocean Yachts convertible, which can accommodate up to 6 guests. This spacious fishing machine was restored in 2019 and is equipped with the latest navigational electronics. She also features twin 450 HP Detroit engines that get you where you want to go in no time.

To make your stay on the boat even more comfortable, there’s a fully functional kitchen, a private bathroom, a huge lounge area, and two bedrooms with king-sized beds. This beautiful vessel is literally a floating house equipped with top-notch fishing gear!

You’ll go after Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda in these productive waters. It all depends on the season, your angling skills, and sometimes a little luck. Your captain is also happy to clean enough catch for you to take home for dinner at the end of the trip.

You’ll be provided with Penn reels, Scalibur rods, and a variety of lures. There are already some soft drinks on the boat, but feel free to bring your own beverages and food. Anglers of all skill levels and families with children are welcome!

Pick a trip with Tropic Charters and enjoy your vacation to the fullest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $480
    It's all about exploring the south side of the island on this 4-hour trip! Take advantage of the productive morning bite and target the likes of Kingfish, Amberjack, and Little Tunny. Your fishing equipment is already on board and there are also some soft drinks to help yourself to. This is great trip for novice anglers and families with children!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $480
    Get out for an afternoon of fishing with the family on this 4-hour adventure! You won't have to go too far out before you start hooking into the likes of Kingfish, Amberjack, and Little Tunny. Your gear, as well as some soft drinks, await on board. Feel free to bring any other refreshments you'd like!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $720
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water to explore the north and east ends of Aruba! You'll head further out to target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Barracuda. Trolling is the best technique here and all of your fishing equipment is already on board. Feel free to help yourself to the soft drinks the crew brings along or bring your own!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $960
    For the hardcore anglers looking to land a trophy – this is the trip for you! Explore either the eastern or southern side of the island to target Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Swordfish, and Barracuda! Reel in a catch you're proud of with gear provided by the crew. There are some soft drinks already on board and you're free to bring along any other drinks and snacks you'd like.
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FAQs about Tropic Charters

Tropic Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $480 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $480 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $720 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $960 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tropic Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tropic Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels and Scalibur rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, soda)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tropic Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Tropic Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (all we do is Trolling, boat is rigged up for that )
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Is NOT bottom fishing,do research before booking )

Top targeted fish species with Tropic Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Kenneth Pichardo
Oranjestad, Aruba
7 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
162 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2020
Captain Kenneth was born in Curacao and has fished in the area since he was a teenager. His father and brother owned a boat and he started running trips as soon as he finished school. Earlier in his career, he actively participated in fishing tournaments but has since decided to dedicate himself fully to guiding. His job allows him to meet new people every day and teach them how to land their dream catch!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Ocean Yachts (Convertible) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
all we do is Trolling, boat is rigged up for that
Deep Sea Fishing
Is NOT bottom fishing,do research before booking

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn reels and Scalibur rods
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water, soda
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages are welcome, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
We encourage clients to have dinner with catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Crew keeps rest of the fish
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Billfish

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard

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