Dorothy Fishing Charters

(4) In high demand!
L.G. Smith Boulevard
Oranjestad, Aruba

Dorothy Fishing Charters is one of the most well-established fishing charters in Aruba. Captains Roberto and Tussy have many years of experience - they have been fishing together for years and love fishing and meeting new fishing buddies. Their many returning customers recommend their services as even on the worst catching days, Tussy and Roberto will put their all into making sure everyone on board is having a great time on the water.

“Dorothy” is a well-equipped BHM Downeast style boat that was restored fully in 2010. At 32 ft, she has plenty of space on board for up to six people to join in the action, and her comfortable interior and flybridge give extra space for relaxing. The boat features a range of amenities that make sport fishing in Aruba even more fun and productive, including three fighting chairs (two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair), outriggers, downriggers, and tuna tubes. Inside, you will find a toilet with a shower, as well as a kitchen with a refrigerator and a bedroom.

The crew specializes in offshore fishing, providing both trolling and bottom fishing adventures depending on their customers’ wishes. They will supply you with both light and heavy tackle, and will generally target fish such as White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Amberjack, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Snappers, and Groupers. With the captains also being passionate cooks, they will share the catch with you, clean it, and give you some tips for making the most out of your freshly caught bounty.

Don’t worry about taking your fishing gear to Aruba with you - all the fishing equipment you will need is included in the price. The crew will even provide sodas on all trips, as well as sandwiches on six hour trips and lunch on full day excursions.

Come aboard and see why everyone enjoys fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters!


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About this listing

Boat Specs

BHM (Downeast) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2014. Powered by 350HP Volvo Penta TAMD74 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Cobia
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Scamp)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (White)
 
Sailfish

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Snacks on 6 hours and lunch on 8 hours
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Crew Keeps Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Roberto Tromp
Oranjestad, Aruba
Member since December 2015
I just have always loved fishing, ever since childhood. I have fished in a lot of countries with many techniques. I started off the sea shore but eventually moved on to getting my own boat, and now I enjoy running charters and sharing my passion with my guest. You will find me or Captain Tussy at the helm of your charter with Dorothy Fishing Charters.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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The owner and captain were very nice and very helpful with parking and fishing. The boat is old but we’ll maintained and has three fishing chairs plus bench seating under cover. This is a serious fishing experience with many lines out at all times. Though we did not catch anything, it was not for lack of effort on the part of the owner and captain. We would book this boat again.

Susan Allen • Fished January 30, 2017
Roberto Tromp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 11, 2017

Thank you so much for fishing with us and enjoying it.

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Boat was a little run down but not a major factor. Captain was a local that really knew the wates and his stuff.  Knew were to fish and what to use.  I was very happy with trip. I would book again for sure.  The Tuna was great to eat.  Was a great day.

Christopher Zemke • Fished January 23, 2017
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I was fishing with my 14 year old son.  We went to the North side of the island which is what we picked.  We were told that it was more rough but better fishing. They were right on both. The waves were much larger but tolerable. The fishing was great! It was a half day trip and we caught 17 fish as you see in the photo. This includes Yellow Tail, Barracuda and Wahoo. We took a small amount of filets back to Resort for dinner and they kept the rest. Tootsie and Jerry were our Captain and First Mate. They were serious about catching fish. Just what we hoped for! We were happy with the entire trip and we would book again with them.
Thanks for a great trip!
Bob and Grady

Deborah Mclaughlin • Fished January 18, 2017
Roberto Tromp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 30, 2017

Thank you for fishing with us and enjoying it. Hope we can do as good or better next time.It is called fishing.
Roberto.

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