Charters Aruba - Carla

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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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $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. 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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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

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.

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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.51
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Half day morning trip
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Good experience
76%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Zachary M.
HOFFMAN EST, IL
 5.00
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Half day morning trip

VERIFIED   March 14, 2019
I have had experience fishing freshwater but never fished in the sea. I was extremely impressed with how well the Captain and...
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Tammy K.
Hempstead, TX
 5.00
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We had top-notch service from Juan Carlos and Gregory.  They worked hard to put us on the fish, checked lines, changed...
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Robert E.
Greer, SC
 4.00
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Half day fishing with Juan Carlos and Gregory

VERIFIED   February 6, 2019
First, I should say that Juan Carlos and Gregory are exceptional people, very friendly, accommodating, and truly want each...
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Paul M.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Juan Carlos

VERIFIED   NEW  June 12, 2019
Very nice crew. The bite was slow but the captain and crew worked very hard to find the fish
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Juan A.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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Trip to the south produced fish.

VERIFIED   August 30, 2018
Trolled right out of the gate to south of the island. Trolled there a bit and then all the way back. Caught nice mahi mahi...
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