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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    $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
    $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
    $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
    $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
    $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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About the Charter Operator

Toons Joy Sport Fishing NV
Oranjestad, Aruba
Angler's Choice
143 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
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

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 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
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (56)
1\/2 day Javier & Joelle
1\/2 day Javier & Joelle
Half day fishing trip
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Angler Rating
48
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
73%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Matthew C.
Cripple Creek, CO
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Full day with captain joe

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 22, 2021
Could not have had a better day if i tried. It was wendys birthday and right off the bat right out of the gate all other boats...
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Cripple Creek, CO
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Best choice I made at last minute

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 15, 2021
I originally booked another boat for three charters. Night before i was packed and ready to go but didnt hear from captain....
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Robert I.
St. Petersburg, FL
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2021 Half Day Afternoon Fishing on the Thaisa II

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 3, 2021
This is my third time using the Thaisa II, it’s my go to boat for fishing in Aruba.  I original chose the boat as it has...
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Tracey S.
Tallahassee, FL
Excellent
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2022
What an amazing day!! We had so much fun fishing with Joel and Javier. They provided a top notch experience and we would definitely...
Tracey S. recommends Thaisa II – 36'
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Jon W.
Kingsport, TN
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Half Day Trip on Thaisa II

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 16, 2022
Captain and crew were great!  Seas were a bit too rough for our party so we cut it short but crew was very accommodating. ...
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FAQs about Thaisa II – 36'

Thaisa II – 36' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Fall Discount (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Fall Discount (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $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
  • Life Jackets 10 with whistles

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