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
    $410
    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
    $410
    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
    $620
    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
    $820
    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
    $1,030
    More time for gamefishing. Blue, White Marlin, Sailfish The months September Oktober November suggested
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About the Captain

Roberto Tromp
Oranjestad, Aruba
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
278 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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
Two sailfish chairs and one marlin chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 278 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (267)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Nathan B.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  September 25, 2022
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Eric H.
Fort Myers, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 21, 2022
We had a relaxing day on the water with Rudolph and Jerry.  The fish were not plentiful, but the crew worked hard trying different...
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Brandon B.
Norfolk, VA
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Morning Trip with The Dorothy and crew.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on July 21, 2022
Great boat, fun crew, and a great Captain.  There are many fishing charters you can go on, and I wager that a great...
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Denise R.
Tulsa, OK
Excellent
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Awesome Half Day Trip w/Captain Roberto

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip PM on May 31, 2022
We booked this trip because our cruise didn’t have any fishing excursions available. Easy to book and was exactly as promised....
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Michael S.
Oranjestad, Aruba
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Half day trip on the Dorothy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on May 23, 2022
Captain Rudy and First Mate Jerry were awesome!  We were novices at best and it was our first time trolling for bigger species....
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FAQs about Dorothy Fishing Charters

Dorothy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $410 per group - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $410 per group - Half Day Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $620 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $820 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,030 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
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

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