Hatts Off Charters - 46ft Hatteras

Renaissance Marina
Oranjestad, Aruba

The crew at Hatts Off Fishing Charters take pride in providing a friendly and memorable experience for every customer who comes aboard their large tournament Hatteras boat. They are a group of highly experienced and hard working fishermen who will go the extra mile to put you on the fish. They are happy to teach you the best techniques and maneuvers in order to land the fish of your dreams, and love to take out families with kids who get to hear amazing fishing tales.

The boat is a 46 foot Hatteras sportfisherman with two 450 HP Detroit Diesel motors. It was built in 1979 and restored in 2014, and is subject to regular maintenance to insure the best performance and reliability. It features outriggers, a flybridge and a fighting chair which is a must-have if you are after the big catch such as Blue Marlin and Sailfish. The boat also has a toilet, a GPS and a Furuno fishfinder to help locate the best fishing spots.

The Hatts Off Fishing Charters crew knows what’s biting in the beautifully clear waters of Aruba and they use top of the line rods, reels, tackle and live bait in order to catch it. The species most commonly caught are Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Albacore Tunas, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Amberjack and Barracudas. The crew are happy to clean and fillet your catch and advise on the best restaurants in the area that will cook it for your lunch or dinner.

They also speak fluent English, Spanish, Dutch and the local language Papiamento.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Marlin & Sailfish Special -Seasonal
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 990
    up to 6 persons
    On this special trip for the serious angler you will be fishing exclusively for Marlins and Sailfish with Captain Rusty who successfully participates in Billfish tournaments in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 890
    up to 6 persons
    This is a trip of 8 hours of pure fun fishing for Wahoo, Mahi-mahi, King Mackerel, Albacore and Yellowfin Tunas and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 690
    up to 6 persons
    This is the most popular trip with a high success rate of catching Mahi Mahi, Wahoo. Yellowfin and Albacore Tuna and Barracudas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore Trolling - AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 440
    up to 6 persons
    Great trip for families and beginners. On this trip you will most likely catch Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Albacore and Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore Trolling - PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 440
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you out on the clear waters of Aruba with the opportunity to catch Barracuda, Yellowfin and Albacore Tunas, Wahoo, Bonito, Dorado and the all round favorite Sailfish.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras Convertible (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Charter Operator

Hatts Off Charters owner Glenn Carvalhal
Oranjestad, Aruba
Member since June 2015
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Glenn is a retired executive living his life-long dream of operating a first-class fishing charter. He loves boats and fishing, and has always had a passion for tinkering with anything that floats on the water. He possesses over 25 years of experience in fishing the local waters.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.64
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Robin Johnson
Coldwater, OH
 5.00
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
We took a half day charter with hats off and we were very pleased. First off the Mate and Captain were very friendly and eager...
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Daniel Stadler
Albany, GA
 5.00
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Full Day Fishing

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
Captain Rusty got us on the fish and first mate Sherwin made sure we got them in the boat.  For 8 hours they worked nonstop. ...
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Tonya Powers
Oranjestad
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 2, 2018
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Charles James Pinnix
Aruba
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 18, 2017
Had a good time on this trip! Booked a party of five with it being the first offshore experience for three of us. We caught...
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Dennis First
Albany, New York
 5.00
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Fantastic Fishing!

VERIFIED   March 11, 2017
We had a remarkably great day fishing with Hatts Off. Rusty, Sherwin & Alex provided a truly memorable outing for my son...
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