Dorothy Fishing Charters

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
    Extra hours
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $930
    More time for gamefishing. Blue, White Marlin, Sailfish The months September Oktober November suggested
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    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
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $375
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    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.
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About the Captain

Roberto Tromp
Oranjestad, Aruba
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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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Ryan H.
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Half Day 4 hour on the Dorothy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on February 12, 2021
My son and I had a great time on the Dorothy today while visiting Aruba.  The boat and the equipment was clean and in good...
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Awesome 6-hour fishing charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 30, 2020
When writing (and reading) reviews of fishing charters, it’s hard to look past the number of fish caught to assess the other...
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Half Fay with Roberto and Jerry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip PM on April 26, 2021
Couldn’t thank these men enough for their efforts to give us the experience we were looking for. These guys were willing...
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Full day trip with Captain Roberto and Jerry

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 22, 2021
We had a great day with Dorothy fishing Charters.  We started out the day with rough seas, and very few bites, but by 12:30...
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FAQs about Dorothy Fishing Charters

Dorothy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $560 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $930 per group - Extra hours (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Dorothy Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair (Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dorothy Fishing Charters include:
  • 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

Dorothy Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • 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