Aruba Sea Pleasure—Mitsha

L.G. Smith Boulevard
Oranjestad, Aruba

Aruba Sea Pleasure is your gateway to an unforgettable Aruba vacation. Here you will be fishing around the reefs and offshore. If you want to unwind, you can always go for some snorkeling. With a spacious yacht, year-round trips and customizable packages, Aruba Sea Pleasure will have you hooked on fishing in no time.

The pride of the Aruba Sea Pleasure, ‘Mitsha’ is one of the finest vessels around Oranjestad. It is a spacious 39’ Bertram motor yacht that boasts stability and comfort. She is powered by two 330 HP Cummins engines and can reach the speeds of up to 18 knots. The boat is fitted with navigational gear, features a flybridge, toilet, A/C, a fighting chair, outriggers, and an ice box. She also stores snorkeling equipment, so if you ever get tired of fishing, you can explore the underwater ways of Aruba.

The crew aboard Mitsha is friendly and professional. Captain Jordano and his sister Julisa have been in the charter business for quite some time. They have accommodated numerous customers over the past years, and have now stepped up their business. They work together with seasoned skippers who know how the local fish bite and will make sure your trip is enjoyable from dock to dock.

Here you can fish around the reefs or further out. A ten-minute ride from the dock and you can already begin fishing. This means that even on a half day trip, anglers will have enough time to fish, but six hour and full day trips can get you even more catch. On half day trips you will be fishing between three and five miles, and on full day trips up to seven. The target species include Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Kingfish, Bonito, Sailfish, and more.

The crew will supply all the fishing gear, lures, and bait. You will have lunch on full day trips, and snacks on half day trips. There will be soft drinks and water onboard. You need to pack a camera, as well as a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes. Once you’re ready, come get an Aruba trip you deserve.


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  • Private trip
    Full Day snorkeling/relaxing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 8 persons
    Come and experience Aruba from a slightly different perspective. These waters are filled with rich flora and fauna. Snorkeling here is a great past time activity. If you want to unwind, why not come on a full day trip? You can choose the location, there will be snacks, lunch, water, and soft drinks onboard. The crew will supply the fishing gear and work to make your trip enjoyable. Grab a camera, pack a cap, sunblock, and sunglasses, and come along.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 8 persons
    This trip is made for hardcore anglers. You will be fishing from a big stable yacht. You can go between three and seven miles offshore. There are plenty of fish to get here, including Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish. You will get all the gear, lures, bait, snacks, drinks, and lunch. The crew will clean your catch. There will be a first mate onboard. Pack a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, comfortable clothes, and come along!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Snorkeling/Relaxing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 8 persons
    If you're looking for a way to make your Aruba trip even better, here is the answer. Go snorkeling with your friends and family. There are many great snorkeling spots to explore, and the crew will take you to the ones you like. They will provide the snorkeling gear, as well as water, soft drinks, and snacks. Grab a camera and get going!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 8 persons
    Aruba waters are some of the finest fisheries in the world. Here you can catch anything from Mahi to Sailfish, and you need not head out far from the shore. On this six hour trip, you will have enough time to go fishing, as the action starts 10 minutes after departure. The crew will provide the gear, bait, lures, and the license. They will also clean your catch and provide snacks and drinks. The trip is great for a bit more experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Snorkeling/Relaxing - AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 8 persons
    Aruba waters are not just made for some prime time fishing, but also snorkeling! On this four hour trip, you and your group can choose between different snorkeling locations and savor the scenery. The snorkeling gear will be provided, along with water, soft drinks, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Snorkeling/Relaxing - PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 8 persons
    Get your friends and go snorkeling with one of the finest yachts in Oranjestad. You will have four hours to enjoy the scenery of Aruba's underwater world. The snorkeling gear is provided onboard, and you can choose the location. The crew will cater to your needs and will supply the snorkeling gear, water, soft beverages, and snacks. Pack your camera and come along!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 8 persons
    This morning trip will see you fishing between three and five miles off the coast. It will only take 10 minutes before you start fishing, just as you leave the harbor. There are many species to catch here, including Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and a variety of Billfish. All the gear is supplied, along with live bait and lures. The crew will clean your catch. There will be snacks and drinks. The trip is your to tailor. Go game fishing or snorkeling. whichever you like. Great for novice anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 8 persons
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing for species such as Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or even Sailfish. You will stay between three and five miles off the shoreline. What's great is that it will take only 10 minutes from the dock before you start fishing. This trip is suitable for families, group of friends and novice anglers. The gear, live bait, lures are supplied. The crew will clean your catch, and there will be snacks and drinks. You can choose and change the course any time.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 250
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Make your Aruba vacation even more memorable. On this sunset trip you will be going around for a smooth, enjoyable ride around Oranjestad. It's a perfect getaway for families and groups of friends. The nature is here majestic and you will have a nice add-on to your day. You will get some snacks, one bottle of wine (sparkling, red or white), water, and soft drinks. Pack your own snacks. Make sure to bring a camera to capture the moment.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Barracuda (Great)
  Bonito
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

  Tuna (Albacore)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram, Mark 3 convertible (Motor yacht) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
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
No Smoking
Crew Keeps Catch

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

About the Captain

Jordano Hoevertsz
Oranjestad, Aruba
Member since September 2017
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Aruba Sea Pleasure has been in the charter business for quite some time. Having run charter trips for their friends and numerous tourists who come to Aruba, Captain Jordano and his sister Julisa eventually took over a big luxury yacht - Mitsha. They now offer fishing trips around the rich waters of Aruba. Capt. Jordano studied to become a Maritime Officer in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He did his internship successfully on board of the Lorelay, a pipelay vessel belonging to the company Allseas. Jordano returned to his native island of Aruba in 2015 and is since then the captain of Mitsha. With Aruba Sea Pleasure you will be in safe hands. They have experienced crew to put you on some of the nices fish here and make your trip unforgettable.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Oranjestad Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.78 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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My son and I took a morning half day trip on the Mitsha.  The boat was average for what one should expect.  We just sold our own 45’ luxury cruiser so i know a bit about boats and do not expect high end from a charter fishing boat and neither should you.  This boat is fine in that regard.

The first mate was pleasant and helpful.  The captain spent his time up on the flybridge. 

You do start fishing from nearly the moment you leave the dock.  However, this just consists of one line with lures - but that is more than you normally do, and, who knows what might hit it.

The problem I had was that the Captain did not put us on the fish.  We did not even have a hit (we did lose our bait once to something).  We trolled the length of Aruba back and forth the entire time.  While we did vary how close in we were, we stuck to the same route.  A number of other boats tried our area and then left.  We stayed.  I was given no explanation of why we were not trying an entirely different area.

On other charters I have taken, when one area is not producing any hits, the captain tries other areas that either he knows or where he is being told (via radio) that fish are present.  I am not sure why that did not happen. 

The captain did make a few trips down to the engine room and it may be that he had some issues that were not explained to me. Upon return to the dock, the captain apologized for the bad luck and said that it happens with fishing (which I know).  A passerby that had just returned from his own charter asked how we did and was disgusted to hear we did not even get a hit. He told us about what they got and just shook his head.

I understand not having any luck.  That is fishing.  I do not understand spending the entire charter fishing the same empty spot.  Of course, I take some of the blame for not asking that we move spots, but I shouldn’t have to.

Fished January 5, 2018
Jordano Hoevertsz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 10, 2018

Dear Mr. Redman,

We’re sorry to hear you didn’t have a good time with us. We do our utmost to ensure our guests are safe and have a great time with us.

As stated in our email communication prior to your fishing trip, when we have children on board we take additional precaution to ensure their safety. That includes monitoring the weather. In case the winds are strong we do not take the open seas. This to avoid rough seas, mainly to ensure the children’s safety. That was the case during your trip and we stayed close to the shore and fished by the reefs where we, usually, do catch beautiful barracudas and tunas.

As for not catching any fish, we share your disappointment as this is the first fishing trip since we started our chartering business that we did not catch any fish. We are sorry this happened on this special trip with your son.

We are sorry the fishing trip did not meet your expectations.

Regards,

Management

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We took a relaxing afternoon trip with Mitsha. Since we were with the children we opted out of fishing and decided to take a snorkeling and sightseeing trip.

Captain Jordano and crew was very friendly and knew exactly where to go to make sure we not only had a marvellous view of the island but the entire family had a wonderful and beautiful swim and snorkeling experience. 

Water and soft drinks and tuna salad sandwich were complimentary on the trip. The boat was in good condition, music was great, the crew wa friendly and knowledgeable. We are happy with the experience on board of Mitsha. We already booked a fishing trip for November. Looking forward to be back on board of this nice boat an meet Jordano and his crew.

Fished October 8, 2017
Jordano Hoevertsz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 30, 2017

Thank you Joswin! We look forward to see you again on board in November.

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We had a great time. Thank you Jordano en Julisa.

Fished August 1, 2017
Jordano Hoevertsz (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 14, 2017

You’re always welcome. We’re glad you had a great time and hope to see you soon again on board.

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