Dorothy Fishing Charters

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 a 350HP Volvo Penta TAMD74 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Scamp)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)

Snapper (Red)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks on 6 hours and lunch on 8 hours
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

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

4.44 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Overall a very good experience the Captain and 1st mate were friendly and know what they are doing. In a 4 hr trip we hooked 7 fish and brought 6 in the boat with some nice size 3ft barracuda. Both my sons and I were 1st time deep sea fishers and this was about as good as it gets. By the way the one that got away was a Blue Marlin that my youngest son hooked on and Captain said it would have been 500lb fish that snapped the line (my son was wide eyed will remember hooking a sea “monster” for rest of his life). By the way both my boys were teenagers (13 & 15) which is great age, any younger and it might get to be too much sun, rocking, and downtime between fish on.

Richard Lehnert  • Fished March 16, 2017
Roberto Tromp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 19, 2017

Dear Richard, sorry about the Blue but that happens to the best.
Thank you so much for fishing with us
The guys also enjoyed your company very
See you next time with tight lines again.

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The boat owner met us before and after the trip to make sure all went well.  We caught Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin.  The crew did a great job updating the bait as needed based on the time of day and location we were trolling.  Would highly recommend this trip.

David Souza  • Fished March 14, 2017
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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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