Tequila Charters Aruba

Balashi, Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba

Tequila Charters Aruba is the finest charter on the island that provides great fishing. An experienced captain and mate who fished tournaments and have worked in commercial fishing bring you right on the fish. They love what they do and want to share their skills with you.

If you seek to enrich your vacation with unforgettable fishing trips with family and friends, come along!

You’ll climb onboard one of the cleanest vessels on the isle. This top-notch 32’ Blackfin convertible is named Te-Keel-La, and is powered by two 335 HP Yanmar Diesel engines. It can accommodate up to 10 people, but in order for everyone to have plenty of space when angling, the captain takes up to six people on fishing trips. If you’re looking for a different kind of fun, then the company of 10 is more than welcome to join - there’ some great snorkeling fun.

Te-Keel-La is equipped with all safety equipment, modern electronics, high-quality baits, lures, jigs, rods, reels and tackle. She also comes with a flybridge - great when taking on big game! She’s a stable boat that gives you a comfortable and smooth ride on the waters that surround Aruba.

Fishing takes place year round here, and depending on the species you target, you may head some 6 to 8 miles out. In case of children onboard, the captain and crew will make sure to adjust the trip so that everyone can enjoy. On shorter trips, there will be drinks, and you can grab your snacks, while on a full day ride, you’ll be served sandwiches as well.

Love for fishing drives the crew of Tequila Charters Aruba to give their best so that anglers of all levels of expertise can have a memorable day out on the water. Just book your trip and let the seasoned crew take care of the rest! Gratuities are welcome.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tekeella Exclusive
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 2500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is an exclusive trip especially for people who wants to have fun. Drinks, snacks and music in included in this trip. You will be served the 8 hours on the boat and you don't have to move a finger. For more info about what kind of drinks, snacks and music feel free to email us via the email button (e-mail captain).
  • Private trip
    Tournament Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 2500
    up to 6 persons
    Tequila Charters also offers fishing tournament charters. From pelagic to Marlin tournaments, the captain and the crew are ready to take you and your team out to compete. They supply all tackle, bait, lures, teasers needed for the tournament. Coolers with ice, sodas and water are onboard. You can always bring your own food and drink. The price mentioned above is an indicative price for one day. The actual price depends on the kind of tournament and number of days. Good luck!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This full day trip combines eight hours of fishing, top gear supplied, drinks and food. The captain and his crew take you around the island in search of hefty fish, so you'll have enough time to try out a variety of techniques and spots. The comfort of the boat and professional service will be at your disposal. Let the captain know if Marlins are your target, and do remember that they are released. The crew will do their best so that you have a blast on the water. Come along!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    The six hour trips with Tequila Charters Aruba are top picks! They give plenty of time to fish at various fishing grounds. Your captain will tell you about sea conditions, you will get the gear, lures and live bait. Then, you will go targeting Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Wahoo or Tuna. If you want to fish for Marlins, let the captain know beforehand - and note that Marlins are released. Bring your snacks, drinks will wait you onboard. The trip may start earlier depending on the schedule.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Spend an afternoon fishing with an experienced captain! If this is what you want, come along! Your vacation will be spiced up with plenty of fish and great fishing spots around the island. The fishing gear and live bait are supplied onboard. You will be served drinks, so just bring snacks. You should also grab sunscreen and light clothes. If you want to get a photo with your catch, take a camera. Marlins are released, and if you want to fish for them, just let the captain know in advance.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Snorkeling)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This trip can be adjusted to last from 3 to 6 or 8 hours, and can take up to 10 people. For a 6-hour trip, there is a discount price of $550.00. Otherwise, the pricing is: up to 6 people: $500, plus $25 for each additional person. This trip is great for people who want to relax and yet see the beauty of the island. The snorkeling gear is provided on board, along with floaters, and a life vest when required. The mate can help you out in the water. Grab your music, snacks and drinks. Then enjoy!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This morning outing will take you after different species that live around the island. Once you step onboard, the captain will inform you of sea conditions and the spots where you'll fish. The gear, lures and live bait are supplied on the boat. You can grab snacks, as drinks will be served onboard. Light clothes, shades, sunscreen and a camera is what you need. You will have your catch cleaned and filleted, or you can return the fish into water once you take a photo.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    If you want to spend an afternoon having really good time onboard, come along! The captain and his crew will take you fishing different spots around the island. Depending on the sea conditions, the captain will inform you where you're headed. Rods, reels, tackle, lures, and livebait are supplied onboard. As drinks are served, take out your snacks and enjoy! Bring a camera, light clothes and sunscreen. Happy fishing and may you reel in a big one!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Snapper (Red)

Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blackfin 32 (Convertible) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 355HP Yanmar Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

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

Deryl Kock
Oranjestad, Aruba
Member since June 2017
22
I started fishing when I was six. My grandfather was a great fisherman. He took me fishing for years, from shallow to deep waters for Groupers and Snappers. We used handlines and dropped it at 130 fathoms. My uncle had charter boats and I would go up and down on the dock, hookup a fish and jump from one boat to another to catch the fish. He took me fishing also and taught me more about rod and reel fishing and the different techniques of rigging baits. During the years, I met a Dutch guy who was my neighbor and he heard that I fished. He was also a great fisherman. I fished 9 years commercially with him and captained his boat for a couple of years more. We caught lots of Wahoos - one day we caught 76 Wahoos!. Yellowedge Grouper, Red Snapper, Yelloweye Snapper, Queen Snapper, Warsaw Groupers, Snowys, Vermilion Snappers, Amberjacks (Reef Donkeys). I fished with lots of old guys who always invited me to fish with them. My dream was always to have my own charter boat and I made it.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Oranjestad Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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When chartering a fishing boat there are some things you can control and others you can’t.  What you can control is selecting an excellent boat and crew.  The Te-Kee-La and it’s crew were excellent!  In particular, Mark, who you see in the video, is truly a wonder.  Watching him keep all the fishing lines baited and separated, and somehow keeping his footing as the boat pitched and rolled in some very choppy water was a sight to behold!  What you can’t control is how much the fish are biting.  We went out for about 7 hours and during the first 3.5 hours we caught the Mahi Mahi, two black fin tuna, two yellow fin tuna, and a skipjack.  For the next 3.5 hours we didn’t get a single bite - I guess the fish all took a siesta.  So from a “fishing” perspective - it wasn’t the best of days.  From an “experience” standpoint - it was a good time.  The crew was very polite, hospitable, and hard working - they held up their end of the bargain, the fish - not so much LOL!

A few cautionary notes:

1. When fishing for tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin etc - you do not go park the boat and drop lines.  These fish hit moving targets so the boat is moving 100% of the time.  The deeper waters of Aruba can be pretty choppy at times so when you are going against the chop it gets very bouncy.  If you are at all prone to motion sickness this is probably not for you or if you try it, you better take some Dramamine.

2.  Because you are moving constantly, the boats engine is working hard and depending on how the wind is blowing, the smell of diesel exhaust is present quite a bit.  It wasn’t awful, but it was strong at times.  If that’s going to bother you - best try a different sort of fishing.

One REALLY delightful perk - Tequila Charters has an arrangement with the Driftwood restaurant where they will cook the fish you bring in for dinner that night.  The Driftwood is a really nice restaurant and they prepared the fish in 4 different DELICIOUS ways.  That makes for a WONDERFUL way to end your fishing experience!

Fished June 13, 2018
Deryl Kock (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 16, 2018

Hi Scott, Thank you for your valued review. It makes us happy knowing you had a great time on the Tekeella. You are right! Its good to hear that you and your family enjoyed dinner at the Driftwood. Hope to see you soon again on the Tekeella.
Tight lines!
Capt Deryl

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My family had a great time fishing with Tequila charters. The boat and all of the equipment were in good condition. Sergio and Mark got us onto a lot of fish. They were a lot of fun and accommodating to the kids. I would fish with Tequila charters again.

Fished June 12, 2018
Deryl Kock (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 13, 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you for your valued review. We are happy to hear you had a good time with your family. Hope to see you again soon. Tight lines.

Deryl

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Fished June 6, 2018
Deryl Kock (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 12, 2018

Hi Melissa… Thank you for your valued review. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon!

Tight lines!
Capt Deryl

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