Thaisa - 41 ft Phoenix

(52) In high demand!
L.G. Smith Blvd
Oranjestad, Aruba

Experience the thrill of sport fishing in Aruba aboard Thaisa, a 41 ft Phoenix vessel that is perfectly suited to fishing the deep and bountiful waters of the island. With a very friendly and courteous crew on hand to help throughout the trip, Thaisa gives you the chance to go trolling, bottom fishing, cruising or snorkeling at your leisure while enjoying your vacation in Aruba.

Thaisa is equipped for an enjoyable trip both inside and out. The interior seats groups of up to eight people, while there are also bunk beds for relaxation and a kitchen with space for food preparation. On deck, the boat features a fighting chair for exhilarating sport fishing, as well as a covered flybridge for unrivalled views of the receding coastline and potential fishing spots. Rigged with gear by well known brands including Shimano and Fin-nor, this vessel will help you get the most out of your Aruba fishing trip.

Frequent catches aboard Thaisa include Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda, and King Mackerel, while it is also possible to catch a Billfish such as a Blue or White Marlin or Sailfish if the conditions on the day of your trip are suitable. The boat is also set up for getting good results when bottom fishing, which can be great fun for the kids, and if you would like to combine fishing with snorkeling just inform the crew and they will take you to the best spots to experience what it feels like to swim with the reef fish.

Experience the thrill of sport fishing in Aruba aboard Thaisa, a 41 ft Phoenix vessel that is perfectly suited to fishing the deep and bountiful waters of the island. With a very friendly and courteous crew on hand to help throughout the trip, Thaisa


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Phoenix (Cruiser) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 210HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Bonito
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (White)
 
Tuna (Albacore)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
bedroom
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Dead bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
On full day trip only
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Light lunch on full day trip only
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, American Express.

About the Charter Operator

Toons Joy Sport Fishing NV
Oranjestad, Aruba
Member since July 2015
The mutilingual crew aboard Thaisa and Thaisa II make it their mission to get you on fish. Frequently praised for their dedication to putting you on your target species, they are very courteous and have a wealth of experience behind them. Treating you well as a guest throughout your trip, they will make sure you leave as a friend.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.28 out of 5 stars from 52 reviews

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4 stars
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Excellent experience. Good boat, great crew, fantastic value! This is our second trip to Aruba and our second trip on the Thaisa. We would choose this again next time we are back in Aruba, highly recommend!!!

Fished July 13, 2017
Toons Joy Sport Fishing NV (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 14, 2017

Thank you for the review
See you next time
Enjoy the Mahi Mahi

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Although we did not catch anything, the mate did a great job.  We had five baits out at all time with a variety of dead and artificial.  He checked baits frequently and varied colors.  We ran baits on the surface, deep, and shallow.  Just bad conditions.

Fished July 5, 2017
Toons Joy Sport Fishing NV (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2017

Thank you for the review
Hope to see you next time
And hope to catch the big one

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Please note, we ended up having a good trip on another charter boat, but the Thaisa experience was not positive. 
I had exchanged emails 2 weeks before and the day before with Cindy of Thaisa. In the 1st email, i wanted to pre-pay and offered either Amex or paypal. I had used Amex originally and wanted to have a flawless trip. The response to the 1st was to pay the morning of the trip via Amex.
The 2nd email confirmed the trip, payment via Amex, and times.
Upon arrival,  we were told the boat had been towed in the previous evening. I had been in contact and never received this information until 6:30am on the dock.
When it came to payment,  Cindy requested cash despite my previous 2 emails. I insisted on payment as arranged. She ran my card 3 times and stated it was denied. Upon return to my condo, I called Amex and they stated the card was never ran and it was working properly.  She obviously lied about accepting credit cards. 
Cindy had arranged another captain to take us, but they needed 45 min to get prepared.  We returned 45 min later and did catch a couple of fish.
To end the trip,  as we were cleaning the fish, the captain told another potential customer the cost was $350, however,  the Thaisa was $375. Very frustrating day for a day of vacation.  Be aware, they will want cash, boat is old, and they will lie to you.

Fished July 3, 2017
Toons Joy Sport Fishing NV (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2017

Hi Mark,

It saddens us to hear your review as our company always strive to deliver the best service and ensuring the safety of our guest.

To clarify, our boat experienced trouble coming into the harbor the day before but was not notified to Cindy until the following morning ( who was handling your group). This was our internal mistake indeed. However to ensure our guest safety, Cindy decided to place your group on a next charter boat ( which we work several times with). The partnering boat does NOT accept credit card and for this reason Cindy attempted to the credit card 3 times on our machine and it was declined. Please note: the credit card machine said declined and this was shown to your person all 3 times.

Additionally, our boat prices ( as seen on FishingBooker) is $375 and the prices charged varies per boat and per company.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we are happy you enjoyed your trip with our fellow fishing charter.

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