Jeliray Charter & Tours

Offshore sportfishing is a thrilling venture, the spray of the sea on your face, the wind whipping your hair and that huge trophy fish you’ve dreamt of tugging at your line. Join Jeliray Charter & Tours and make that a reality.

Hop aboard their custom-built 40’ offshore sport fisherman, powered by twin Caterpillar engines with 350 HP each. This boat can hold 6 anglers comfortably at the same time. There is a full-head toilet on board, for passenger comfort, as well as a full suite of electronics, ensuring you can find your fish with ease. A flybridge and a fighting chair are also on board, to give you a cutting edge in that fight with the big fish you’ll be going after.

Join Captains Rene Tromp and Swa on exciting offshore fishing tours going up to 7 miles offshore, where the fish are. He will take you offshore fishing utilizing heavy tackle fishing as well as trolling. The species caught are all prestigious, such as Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Great Barracuda, and Mahi Mahi.

The charter provides all necessary equipment for fishing to its customers. Snorkeling equipment is also provided. Sodas and water are available on all trips, included in the price. Guests are advised they can bring their own snacks and beer on the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Snorkeling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    The starting time of the trip is flexible, between 6 and 8 AM. This trip is perfect for you if you're looking to snorkel and swim in the unbelievably clear and crisp waters of Aruba.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Starting time is flexible between 6 AM and 8 AM. This half-day trip will go offshore, fishing for prestigious pelagic game. Targeted species are Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Albacore Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and the Great Barracuda. Drinks are included on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    This trip will be taking you offshore and nearshore. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda, and other large species are targets of this trip. Drinks are included on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $675
    This 6-hour trip will take you fishing offshore in the waters around Aruba. The species fished will be Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna (Albacore and Yellowfin), and Barracuda. Drinks are included on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    The starting time of this trip is flexible, 6-8 AM. This is the perfect trip for you if you're itching for some serious offshore sportfishing. A full day out on the gorgeous waters of Aruba going after Yellowfin and Albacora Tuna, Blue Marlin, Great Barracuda, and other species. Drinks are included in the trip price.
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About the Charter Operator

Jeliraycharter & Tours
Oranjestad, Aruba
Angler's Choice
42 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2017
Captain Rene Tromp has been fishing his entire life and is absolutely in love with it. He's a seasoned veteran of the local waters and will guide his customers to the hottest fishing spots around. Customer satisfaction is his top priority and the backbone of his business. He will work as hard as possible to help you get your dream catch, and take a picture of it to boot! Captain Swa runs trips when Captain Rene is not able to.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna

Boat specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1977. Powered by 2 350HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 7 miles offshore

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Full-head
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Soda, water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (33)
A great half day
Morning half day deep sea fishing trip.
Morning half day deep sea fishing trip.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
68%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Rob J.
Clermont, GA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A great half day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 27, 2022
The charter was a little difficult to find since the marina doesn’t have any signs, but Rene guided me right to the boat....
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Joe S.
Norwich, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Morning half day deep sea fishing trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2022
From the moment we walked onto the boat the captain and mate made us feel welcome.  The captain put us on fish and the mate...
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David E.
OSBORNVILLE, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2 half day trips with Swa(sp?) And sons

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 13, 2022
Took a trip with my wife on the Jeliray in September had an excellent time. Caught a bunch of fish. Contributed to our decision...
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Jamie D.
ROARING BK TP, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day PM with Captain Sha and Raymond

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 16, 2022
We booked this trip on the recommendation of a friend and are very glad we did. Excellent trip and so easy to book and communicate...
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Renee M.
Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip was absolutely amazing!!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 9, 2022
We went out with expert fisherman.  We left at 7am and got back at 11am with a Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and 3 Bonitos.  They filleted...
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FAQs about Jeliray Charter & Tours

Jeliray Charter & Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip - Snorkeling (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jeliray Charter & Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full-head
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Jeliray Charter & Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soda, water)
  • Fishing License

Jeliray Charter & Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 7 miles offshore)

Jeliray Charter & Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Jeliray Charter & Tours include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo