Charters Aruba - Carla

50 reviews
In demand!

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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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.

About the Captain

Juan Carlos Ponson
Oranjestad, Aruba
Angler's Choice
15 Fishing Reports
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Motor yacht) originally built in 1979. 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
Deep Sea 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.36
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Short Trip
Fun for all!
Fishing with Juan Carlos
+100
Angler Rating
32
9
5
4
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
73%
Friendly captain
85%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
65%
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Melissa B.
Bolivar, NY
 5.00
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Half day trip with Juan Carlos

VERIFIED   January 21, 2020
We had a great time fishing on the Carla. The seas were very rough and my daughter ended up getting sea sick and the first...
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Louis G.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Great service. 26 fish. Wahoo. Tuna

VERIFIED   March 10, 2020
Best charter ever. 26 fish in 4 hours. 2 4-foot wahoo. Tuna. Great service.  They cleaned the fush and delivered to restaurant...
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Avery H.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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Wonderful Trip!!! So Thrilled!

VERIFIED   January 16, 2020
Great experience - everyone was so friendly, constantly trying new bait/lures, and we ended up catching a big tuna that made...
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Ashton W.
Clearfield, UT
 4.00
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Fishing on La Carla

VERIFIED   October 28, 2019
Fishing was a good time, unfortunately we did not catch all that many fish. We caught 1 to be exact, but they let us keep the...
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Robert R.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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Half day trip on the Carla

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
Good and efficient crew.  Lots of lines in the water fast which is great.  We fished from 200 yards out of the marina...
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