Hardly Workin

Spend a day fishing with Rusty Watersports and discover all the beauties of Aruba’s charming and bountiful waters. Your skilled and amicable captain will meet you in Oranjestad and take you on a fun and safe trip to offshore grounds. Fish reefs, wrecks, and flats and have lots of fun chasing some renowned species that roam the area. Feel free to talk to the captain and discuss all the details you’d like to know. Pick your day and join in and have and enjoy a lovely experience fishing in Aruba!

The boat you’ll use to fish is a 36’ Pro-Line offshore sport fishing boat with plenty of room for 4 anglers. Thanks to its twin 315 HP Yanmar engines as well as fishfinder, GPS, and radio technology, it will provide a quick and safe trip to the fishing grounds. You’ll have the help of a first mate and you can use the onboard refrigerator and ice-box for storing your fish and food.

The boat’s facilities include a flybridge, portable toilet, and bed. As for its fishing equipment, there are outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, snorkeling gear, as well as a fighting chair.

The species you’ll go after include Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Albacore Tuna, Great Barracuda, Swordfish, and Sailfish. You can attract them on both light and heavy tackle, by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, as well as handline fishing. Feel free to keep your catch and take it home if you prefer so. Also, kids are welcome to join aboard.

Your captain will supply the fishing tackle, lures, drinks, and will also clean and fillet your catch. Bring whatever food you like and don’t forget your licenses.

Come join Rusty Watersports and spend a beautiful day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    Embark on the fish-rich waters of Aruba and spend 4 hours offshore searching for a variety of big prized species. You and the crew will leave the dock at 7:30 a.m. and return at about 11:30 a.m. Bring your favorite food and valid fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $450
    The afternoon trip is a popular one to be had.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $690
    The perfect trip to get you more time on the water without braking the bank.
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About the Charter Operator

Rusty Watersports
Oranjestad, Aruba
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
Captain Reginald has always had a special bond with the sea, and when he started fishing as a 12-year-old, he just knew he wanted to do it for the rest of his life. He's always been a natural when it comes to fishing, so becoming a captain and guide came easily to him. He's doing what he loves and gets the chance to share his knowledge and stories with his customers. Captain Reginald has been a captain for the past 8 years, and he's also an avid tournament participant. His biggest catch thus far weighed a whopping 700 lbs.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Swordfish Swordfish

Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pro-Line (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

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
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
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Half day w Sherwin and crew
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
40%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Helen M.
Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day w Sherwin and crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 25, 2022
We caught a Bonita and a blue Marlin which was released…. It was fun - the crew are passionate fisherman… It was a great...
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The captain canceled

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Michelle C.
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Fishing with Reginald

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 6, 2022
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   March 15, 2022
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VERIFIED   November 26, 2021
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FAQs about Hardly Workin

Hardly Workin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $690 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hardly Workin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hardly Workin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Hardly Workin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Hardly Workin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hardly Workin include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Wahoo