Hatts Off Charters - 46ft Hatteras

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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $960
    price breakdown
    $960
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $690
    price breakdown
    $690
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    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 the Charter Operator

Hatts Off Charters owner Glenn Carvalhal
Oranjestad, Aruba
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
41 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.63
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Rusty and Sherwood got us on fish right away
First charter for the crew after 4 months
Blackfin tuna were biting!
+27
Angler Rating
32
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
69%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Ginger K.
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
 4.67
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 13, 2020
Our charter with Hatt’s Off was their first one in 4 months since the island had been shut down for visitors since March....
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Brett C.
Urbandale, IA
 5.00
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   March 16, 2020
Capn and crew were awesome - we had a great day - a couple big wahoo and lots of Tuna! We would definitely go with Hatts off...
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Matthew F.
Evesham Township, NJ
 5.00
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Trip of a lifetime

VERIFIED   November 5, 2019
Had 3 sailfish including a double header as well as mahi mahi, Bonita, and blackfin. Captain and crew were great. Highly recommend....
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Thomas M.
Uniontown, OH
 5.00
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Morning trip 1/2 day

VERIFIED   October 22, 2019
Captain and Mate were terrific. Very nice and got on fish. 8 Mahi Mahi in all. Highly recommended!
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Stephen L.
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Rough seas

VERIFIED   August 22, 2019
6 of us, 2 got seasick and we only caught 1 fish, BUT the crew was great and that’s why they call it fishing & not...
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