Dorothy Fishing Charters is one of the most well-established fishing charters in Aruba. Captains Roberto and his crew 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, Roberto and his colleagues 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $435
    With excellent fishing just a few minutes from Aruba's coastline, you can catch a wide variety of fish on a half day trip. You can troll for Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Sailfish, or bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish and Amberjack. Soda, bait and tackle included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $435
    With excellent fishing just a few minutes from Aruba's coastline, you can catch a wide variety of fish on a half day trip. You can troll for Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Sailfish, or bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish and Amberjack. Soda, bait and tackle included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $652
    Spend a bit more time on the water and increase your chances of bringing home a trophy. Target species include Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Barracuda, Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish and Amberjack. Sodas, Bait, Tackle, and Sandwiches included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $870
    Get the most out of your fishing trip by taking a full day on the water, fishing for Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Amberjack, and bottom fish. Sodas, Bait, Tackle, and Lunch included.
  • Private trip
    Extra hours
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,087
    More time for gamefishing. Blue, White Marlin, Sailfish The months September Oktober November suggested
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FAQs about Dorothy Fishing Charters

Dorothy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $435 per group - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • US $435 per group - Half Day Trip PM (4 hours)
  • US $652 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $870 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,087 per group - Extra hours (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Dorothy Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Clean, working head in the bathroom.
  • Fighting Chair Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Dorothy Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live baiting we do when we catch smaller bonito and Tuna.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (At the end of the charter on a cleam tabel at the dock.)
  • Snacks (Snacks on 6 hours and lunch on 8 hours)
  • Drinks (We have bottled water and coke onboatd.)
  • First Mate (The last decade the has always been a mate on board.)
  • Fishing License (We have them all.)
  • Lunch (Crackers and sandwiches.)

Dorothy Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Depends on where they are biting. Sometimes close to shore sometimes up to 15 miles out and in between.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Dorothy Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dorothy Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Roberto Tromp
Oranjestad, Aruba
ID & license verified
466 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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 Rudy at the helm of your charter with Dorothy Fishing Charters.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

BHM (Downeast) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 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
Depends on where they are biting. Sometimes close to shore sometimes up to 15 miles out and in between.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Clean, working head in the bathroom.
Fighting Chair
Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live baiting we do when we catch smaller bonito and Tuna.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
At the end of the charter on a cleam tabel at the dock.
Snacks
Snacks on 6 hours and lunch on 8 hours
Drinks
We have bottled water and coke onboatd.
First Mate
The last decade the has always been a mate on board.
Fishing License
We have them all.
Lunch
Crackers and sandwiches.

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Less than 8 years life preserver on
You Keep Catch
If a lot of fish is caught we split the catch
Crew Keeps Catch
If few fish is caught the fish is for the guest
Catch and Release Allowed
All billfish will be released
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 466 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (453)
Great day fishing and catching!
Great day fishing and catching!
Fishing with Roberto
+450
Angler rating
390
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
81%
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Scott E.
Excellent
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Excellent
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Great day with Capt Roberto and Gregory

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip AM on March 20, 2024
My husband and I had a half day am trip.  The boat was easy to find and the captain and first mate were great.  He warned...
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William M.
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Unforgettable fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on November 22, 2023
We were absolutely thrilled with the captain and the deck hand Luis. From start to finish they get everything taken care of...
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Lynn T.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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True Blue

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 13, 2024
Every boat captain & crew gets high marks when the fishing is fast & furious, but their true colors are most evident when the...
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Jeff S.
Excellent
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Awesome Experience!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on February 2, 2024
Our crew of Captain Rudy and Richard are experienced fishermen. After eventually catching 3 barracuda, we were content...
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Rebecca S.
Excellent
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We had great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip AM on March 25, 2024
We got bites but had to come in early for a person in our party. Captain Roberto and mate Gregory were very kind, they were...
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