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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    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 1:00 PM
    $450
    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
    $660
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $880
    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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About the Captain

Kenneth Pichardo
Oranjestad, Aruba
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 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)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Customer Reviews

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3\/4 day with captain Kenny and first mate Bryon
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Angler Rating
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91%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Lorri E.
St. Augustine, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Ken

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on December 21, 2021
Fun day on this trip. It was myself and my 2 sons. We caught about 6 Kingfish. Recommend taking Dramamine before you go. We...
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John R.
Waxahachie, TX
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Good boat, bad luck on finding fish.

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on December 24, 2021
We went out Dec 24, 2021 and booked a full day charter. We caught 1 small Bonita that was caught up for strip bait. It was...
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Roxanne M.
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A great morning on the Tropic King

Half Day Trip (AM) on January 24, 2021
Captain Kenny and his first mate Dennis are highly professional and gave us a first rate fishing trip.  The Tropic King is...
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Matthew G.
Prospect, KY
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Morning Fishing with Captain Kenny and First Mate Dennis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 10, 2021
I took my two sons on a fishing trip with Tropic Charters and had a good time. My younger son was donned a nickname and was...
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William C.
Ijamsville, MD
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3/4 day with captain Kenny and first mate Bryon

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on January 7, 2022
3 king Macrel 1 Wahoo 1 baracuda
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FAQs about Tropic Charters

Tropic Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $660 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $880 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

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
  • 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