Kristel Fishing Aruba - 44’ Striker

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Kristel Fishing Aruba is run by one of the most caring and passionate fishermen around who values his crew and guests, and treats them like family. Captain Mike has been fishing since he was 4 years old, and has been a charter operator for over 30 years, which he enjoys immensely as it allows him to be on the water and meet new guests every day. His crew are professional fishermen and first mates who love fishing and helping guest reel in fish. They will celebrate the excitement of your catch with you and make you feel like a part of the family.

You will fish aboard Captain Mike’s 44 foot Striker motor yacht, which was originally built in 1973 and restored in 2013. The boat is powered by two 450 HP Cummings engines with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots, and a capacity for 15 guests. This beautiful boat is equipped with all the amenities you might need on a fishing trip such as a bathroom, a bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a TV, a multimedia system and is air conditioned throughout which is a great deal in the warm Aruban sun. You will also find all the safety necessities such as life vests, a liferaft, flares and fire extinguishers. Also, the boat has a spectacular flybridge which can be used for Tuna and game fish watching.

Kristel Fishing Aruba will take you on an offshore fishing adventure where you will be targeting the most desirable fish species such as White and Blue Marlin, Barracuda, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Albacore Tunas. The crew will assist you and provide the fishing equipment in terms of rods, reels, tackle, lures, a fishing license, outriggers, downriggers and fighting chair. At the end of your trip they can even clean and fillet your catch. You will have snacks and drinks on the half day trip, and a sandwich too on the full day trip. Please advise the captain if you are bringing your children along so he can advise you better on the stuff you’ll need on the trip.


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 880
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    The full day trip is made for the hard core anglers and those who love spending time on the water. You will fish offshore for species such as Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Great White Sharks, Albacore and Yellowfin Tuna. Full day trip includes sandwiches, sodas and water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 660
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 35
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 35
    each additional person
    On the half day trip you will fish for species such as King Mackerel, Wahoo, Marlins and Barracuda. This trip is excellent if you want to take your kids out on the water and teach them how to fish. There is ample space inside with a bed, a multimedia syste and air-conditioning so they can rest a little if needed.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 35
    each additional person
    This is an afternoon trip for those who love to spend time on the water and see the sunset. You will be targeting King Mackerel, Barracuda, Sailfish, Tunas and Wahoo.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Striker (Motor yacht) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 450HP Cummings engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Michael Wever
Noord, Aruba
Member since November 2016
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Captine Mike has been fishing since he was 4 years old, has also driven a boat since the age of 7. Being a father of 4 and grandfather of 1, he puts the safety of his guests to the first place. He grew up In Aruba, fishing these waters as well as Curacao, Bonaire and Venezuela. He has travel the world and has fished in various parts of it like the USA, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Sweden.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.72
out of 5 stars from 125 reviews
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Full day
3\/4 Day Trip
Half day trip with  Captain Mike & Tom
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Angler Rating
104
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Trevor Henke
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   June 9, 2018
We have never been deep sea fishing before.  We scheduled the morning trip and arrived to the boat at 7am and as soon...
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Brian Cohen
Rochester, NY
 5.00
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9 hour trip aboard the Kristel

VERIFIED   March 1, 2018
This trip was one of the most professionally executed trips I’ve been on. The boat was perfectly designed for offshore...
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Joseph Beretta
Lincoln, RI
 5.00
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Full day

VERIFIED   NEW  November 30, 2018
Captain, first mate were ready to go at 6:00…very professional…we were fishing within 15 minutes and caught a good...
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Thomas Wright
Noord
 4.33
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 3, 2018
Booked and did half day trip. Tom and his fellow crewman (name escapes me as I write) were amazing! Captain was nice too but...
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Peter Turlo
Noord Cura Cabai
 5.00
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Afternoon on the Kristel

VERIFIED   February 6, 2018
A nice highlight of our vacation. We fish and boat on regularly at home, and have taken many charters.  This one was specIal....
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