The small island of Aruba could be called a fisherman’s paradise. Surrounded by deep waters thanks to a steep drop off close to the island’s shores, you can find a variety of game fish just minutes away from the harbor. Take a trip aboard Thaisa II to experience the thrill of fishing in Aruba with an enthusiastic crew that will do everything to put you on the fish.

Thaisa II is a 36’ Bertram flybridge boat. This boat retains its original features that gave Bertram its respected name in the sportfishing world, while keeping up to date with safety appliances surveyed every 6 months to ensure the safety of everyone on board.

Powered by twin Cummins engines, the boat will take you to the best fishing spots quickly and dependably, while also being a comfortable vessel to fish off. With a television in the living area, 3 beds for relaxing and a galley with a sink, the boat also features a large deck with three fighting chairs so everyone can be part of the action.

Whether you want to troll for game fish, bottom fish, or simply go snorkeling around the island, the crew aboard Thaisa will work hard to make sure your trip is one to remember. With deep water only a few minute’s boat ride from the harbor, you could be in with a chance of catching fish right from the start of your trip.

With potential catches including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and King Mackerel, this is a recipe for a sportfishing trip you will never forget.

Hop aboard Thaisa II and experience the amazing sportfishing the island of Aruba has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    This 4-hour trip ncludes soda and water. You can choose between trolling and bottom fishing, or you can enjoy a snorkel around the island.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $400
    This is a 4-hour trip that includes soda and water. You have to option of choosing between trolling and bottom fishing, or perhaps enjoy a snorkel around the island.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fall Discount
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 26 - Nov 30
    US $550
    A 6-hour trip will give you ample time to battle some fish in the morning and leave you with enough time to do something else in the afternoon. You can either go trolling for pelagic fish or go bottom fishing for a tasty dinner. If you're simply after a casual day on the water, you can even mix your fishing trip with a bit of snorkeling fun!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    This is a 6-hour trip that will give you enough time to battle some fish in the morning while leaving you some time to do something else in the afternoon. You can either go trolling for pelagic fish or bottom fishing for a tasty dinner. If you're up for a casual day on the water, you can even mix your fishing trip with a bit of snorkeling fun!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fall Discount
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 26 - Nov 30
    US $750
    Includes soda, water, snacks, sandwiches, fruit, desert. Trolling and/ or bottom fishing for a range of game fish. Wahoo and Mahi Mahi are common catches!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    This trip includes soda, water, snacks, sandwiches, fruit, and dessert. You can expect to do some trolling and/ or bottom fishing for a range of game fish. Wahoo and Mahi Mahi are common catches!
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FAQs about Thaisa II – 36'

Thaisa II – 36' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Fall Discount (6 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Fall Discount (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Thaisa II – 36', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair 3
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed 2 big beds
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen With faucet and sink
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Thaisa II – 36' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Dead bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (On full day trip)
  • Drinks (Soda, water)
  • First Mate (Speaks English)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Light lunch on full day trip)

Thaisa II – 36' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Thaisa II – 36' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Thaisa II – 36' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Toons Joy Sport Fishing NV
Oranjestad, Aruba
188 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2015
The mutilingual crew aboard Thaisa and Thaisa II make it their mission to get you on fish. Frequently praised for their dedication to putting you on your target species, they are very courteous and have a wealth of experience behind them. Treating you well as a guest throughout your trip, they will make sure you leave as a friend.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Bertram (Cruiser) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
3
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
2 big beds
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Dead bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
On full day trip
Drinks
Soda, water
First Mate
Speaks English
Fishing License
Lunch
Light lunch on full day trip

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.2 / 5
out of 5 stars from 119 reviews
Boat
Very good
3.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (81)
Javier was fantastic
Great fishing trip!
George & Nel came through!!!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
68%
Satisfied with the boat
81%
Caught fish
63%
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BRANDY S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

8 hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 10, 2024
They were very knowledgeable, hard working and pleasant ,I’ll go again when we return…
BRANDY S. recommends Thaisa II – 36'
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Ryan P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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George & Nel came through!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 22, 2024
It’s “fishing”, not “catching “ as all good fisherman know.  But they put us on the fish, sorry we missed the first...
Ryan P. recommends Thaisa II – 36'
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Konstantin G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 25, 2024
We had a great experience on this trip! The crew was fantastic! Good vessel, amazing time! Would highly recommend!
Konstantin G. recommends Thaisa II – 36'
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Clayton H.
Crossville, TN
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Great crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 4, 2023
My wife and I had a great trip this morning with the captain and crew. We unluckily didn’t catch anything but that’s what...
Clayton H. recommends Thaisa II – 36'
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Tabitha S.
Murfreesboro, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good time, no fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 14, 2023
We trolled for 4 hours and not one fish but captain and crew were nice and did apologize for no catch. Not their fault the...
Tabitha S. recommends Thaisa II – 36'
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