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
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $880
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 sodas and water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $660
    up to 4 persons
    + $35
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 the Captain

Michael Wever
Noord, Aruba
Angler's Choice
196 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
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.

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

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 196 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip
Half day trip
8 hour day
+160
Angler Rating
162
25
4
1
4
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Joseph T.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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Fantastic experience that is worth every penny.

VERIFIED   August 22, 2019
The only way to have a “less than great experience” with this crew is to bring your own bad attitude or unachievable...
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Edward L.
Philadelphia, PA
 5.00
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Birthday fishing present from the family

VERIFIED   May 2, 2019
Wow what a great morning of fishing because these guys know what they are doing. I’ve been on many charters but this...
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Nathan T.
Rockford, Illinois
 5.00
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Great day fishing.

VERIFIED   April 23, 2019
Captain and crew were outstanding.  We were one of the few, if any boats to catch fish on this particular day and we...
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Wade B.
Maple Grove, Minnesota
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   April 1, 2019
Captain Mike was not able to make our trip but his replacement(I think it was Ayso) was awesome and so was the first mate(I...
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Richard L.
New York, NY
 5.00
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8 hour day

VERIFIED   NEW  September 1, 2019
Capt Mike and crew were a really great charter. They tried everything they could to get me a marlin, but unfortunately they...
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