Charters Aruba - Carla

4.43
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews See all 10 reviews
L.G. Smith Boulevard
Oranjestad, Aruba

Charters Aruba invites you to join them on their brand new boat Carla and experience the thrill of deep sea fishing off the coast of Aruba! Join Captain Juan Carlos in search of some of the best game fish in the world. Whether you’re an experienced offshore pro or planning your first deep sea fishing trip, Charters Aruba are the best crew to take you on a half or full day fishing adventure.

The offshore waters of Aruba offer great fishing for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, Amberjack, Barracuda, and more. Using a variety of fishing techniques like bottom fishing, trolling jigging, and drift fishing, you will have the opportunity to target more species and learn at the same time.

The boat is named Carla, and is a 31-foot Bertram sport fisherman fully rigged for big game tournaments. It is a clean and comfortable yacht with an air conditioned interior that includes a toilet and a bed. Together with its excellent equipment and features, and the captain’s fishing and navigating skills, the “Carla” is one of the most successful charter boats for offshore fishing.

Charters Aruba will provide you with everything you need in order to have a successful and memorable trip in Oranjestad. They include top of the range rods, reels, and tackle, lures, snacks, drinks, and a fish cleaning and processing service at the end. If you wish to have your catch cooked professionally for dinner, the crew of Carla will be happy to recommend a local restaurant.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 30
    each additional person
    This is the mother of trips! Charters Aruba can take you out to the big blue or remain in calmer waters, you decide. For deep-sea fishing, you’ll head toward the rougher ocean and aim for Barracuda, Tuna and Wahoo along the coast or, move more seaward where Mahi Mahi and Marlin await, depending on the season and weather conditions! Otherwise, you’ll stay inside the calm mangrove inlet waters where Barracuda and other types of fish await those with weaker stomachs! All trips are private.
  • Private trip
    6 Hours Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 575
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    On this 6-hour trip, Charters Aruba will take you out to the big blue or remain in calmer waters, you decide. For deep-sea fishing, you’ll head toward the rougher ocean and aim for Barracuda, Tuna and Wahoo along the coast or, move more seaward where Mahi Mahi and Marlin await, depending on the season and weather conditions! Otherwise, you’ll stay inside the calm mangrove inlet waters where Barracuda and other types of fish await those with weaker stomachs! All trips are private.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Charters Aruba will take you out to the big blue or remain in calmer waters, you decide. For deep-sea fishing, you’ll head toward the rougher ocean and aim for Barracuda, Tuna and Wahoo along the coast or, move more seaward where Mahi Mahi and Marlin await, depending on the season and weather conditions! Otherwise, you’ll stay inside the calm mangrove inlet waters where Snapper and other types of fish await those with weaker stomachs! All trips are private.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Carla Charters Aruba will take you out to the big blue or remain in calmer waters, you decide. For deep-sea fishing, you’ll head toward the rougher ocean and aim for Barracuda, Tuna and Wahoo along the coast or, move more seaward where Mahi Mahi and Marlin await, depending on the season and weather conditions! Otherwise, you’ll stay inside the calm mangrove inlet waters where Snapper and other types of fish await those with weaker stomachs! All trips are private.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Motor yacht) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins M26BTA engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

About the Captain

Juan Carlos Ponson
Oranjestad, Aruba
Member since May 2017
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Captain Juan Carlos is an experienced and enthusiastic captain who will do whatever it takes to land you a trophy catch and to give you the time of your life! He works with a knowledgeable and professional crew always ready to help. The crew of Carla speaks English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamentu fluently.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Oranjestad Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.43 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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If you’re a sports fisherman, this trip is great.  In our case however, we were hoping to keep a little bit of each of these great catches and were discouraged from doing so because then the captain and crew would not be able to sell the fish.  Considering we paid a hefty price to charter the trip, we would think our interests would supersede anyone else’s.  Based on this experience, we will never again charter a trip at which we are actually paying to catch fish for the crew.

Fished July 14, 2018
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Being from Las Vegas means that we don’t have an opportunity to get out on the water very often.  This was the first time out for the family.  We came in on a RC cruise and I picked the PM departure to make sure that we had time to make it.  The dock is a 10 minute walk from the cruise port (right by Lucy’s).  The guys were friendly and right on time.  We had enough action to keep everyone engaged.  The crew did a great job taking care of everything.  My girls were pretty leery about going, but the whole family had a really good time.  Our port departure wasn’t until 11 PM, so no problems making it back to the boat.  (We even made it to Eagle Beach and back in the morning to go jet skiing)

Fished June 13, 2018
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Fished October 24, 2017
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