High Times Bertram 33'

Welcome to High Times Charters. We would love to take you out fishing! Whether this is your 1st time fishing, or you are a top angler or anything in between; it’s all good on High Times. We provide positive Caribbean vibes while we enjoy guiding you into the art of catching/releasing your bucket-list fish, your personal record, or just your next meal. Come and have a nice day on the water with us, we’re sure you are going to like it.

There are different ways of fishing for different species of fish within the Caribbean Seas. We intend to do them all, given the seasonality and weather conditions. From trolling, hand-lining, live baiting, jigging, bottom-fishing), Deep drops (1000ft +) for Barracuda, Mahi, Tunas, Groupers, Snappers, Sharks, Swordfish, Marlins, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and more.
Our "general" fishing set-up is to go trolling with rods and local hand-lines (rosario) to catch most of the species mentioned above. If you would like to go specifically for any species, please make sure to mention this while making the reservation.

The vessel we run is a 33’ Bertram built in 1980 that is still in good original condition with rebuilt 3208 Cat’s; these kittens love to purr! Our fishing equipment is top-of-the-line; custom rods, Shimano, TLD’s, and Okuma Makaira reels.

The boat is docked at Bucuti Yacht Club located at the end of Bucutiweg behind the airport and has a parking lot in case you want to come with your own transportation.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $460
    A 4-hour deep sea fishing trip from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It includes soft drinks, water, a jug with ice, and everything you need for fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $460
    A 4-hour deep sea fishing trip from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It includes soft drinks, water, a jug with ice, and everything you need for fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $700
    Six hours of fishing trolling / deep dropping. The trip includes soft drinks, water, a jug with ice, and everything you need for fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $700
    Six hours of fishing trolling / deep dropping. The trip includes soft drinks, water, a jug with ice, and everything you need for fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $900
    Eight hours of fishing trolling / deep dropping: Marlin and Swordfish can be more easily targeted as these fishing grounds are further. The trip includes soft drinks, water, a jug with ice, and everything that is needed for fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,100
    Ten hours of fishing trolling and or deep dropping – with 10 hours, we can more easily specifically target Marlin and Swordfish as these areas are further away. The trip includes soft drinks, water, a jug with ice, and everything you need for fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,300
    12 hours of trolling, deepdropping, bottomfishing (deep 200ft+). We will target wahoo, kingfish, baracuda, tuna, marlin, swordfish, snapper grouper and more. Also all that is needed for fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
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FAQs about High Times Bertram 33'

High Times Bertram 33' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $460 per group, additional US $35 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $460 per group, additional US $35 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $35 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $35 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $35 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $35 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (10 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group, additional US $35 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip - Deep Sea Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with High Times Bertram 33', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed WC, with an electrical flushing toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System Play your own music via bluetooth
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with High Times Bertram 33' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Yes this can be part of the trip, if sea conditions allow it, yes this is included in the price)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We cut the fish on the boat or at the dock and yes this is included in the price)
  • Drinks (On board we have a water and softdrinks such as cola/cola no sugar/ sprite in a jug on ice. )
  • First Mate (First mate is always onboard and you can tip as much as you like)
  • Fishing License (On Aruba there is no need for licenses. Thus not an issue and not charged. )

High Times Bertram 33' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (We can fish within a 1 mile or less from shore or go as far as 10 miles depening on what kind of fish you are looking for, how much time we spend on the water and what the sea conditions are like)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

High Times Bertram 33' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with High Times Bertram 33' include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Tom Van Der Woude
Oranjestad, Aruba
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142 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2022
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Capt. Tom was born in Aruba and has almost been on the water ever since. At the age of 13, Tom started working on (charter) boats and realized he loved what he was doing. In 2004 he decided to get an education and returned 10 years later. Since then, he has been back to doing what he loves - fishing, boating, and being on the water. Finally, in 2022 he was able to open his own charter company - High Times Charters.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Bertram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2000. Powered by 2 260HP Catapillar 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
We can fish within a 1 mile or less from shore or go as far as 10 miles depening on what kind of fish you are looking for, how much time we spend on the water and what the sea conditions are like
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed WC, with an electrical flushing toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Yes this can be part of the trip, if sea conditions allow it, yes this is included in the price
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We cut the fish on the boat or at the dock and yes this is included in the price
Drinks
On board we have a water and softdrinks such as cola/cola no sugar/ sprite in a jug on ice.
First Mate
First mate is always onboard and you can tip as much as you like
Fishing License
On Aruba there is no need for licenses. Thus not an issue and not charged.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Kids of all ages are welcome
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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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