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 Captain Rene Tromp 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    Half Day Trip - Snorkeling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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.

About the Captain

Rene Tromp
Oranjestad, Aruba
Angler's Choice
7 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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James R.
Oranjestad
 5.00
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3/4 day on the Jeliray

VERIFIED   February 18, 2020
We had a very slow day catching fish and only walked away with three tuna. That did not dampen our experience. Richard and...
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Joe G.
Montgomery, MA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   October 7, 2019
This is the 2nd time my wife and I chartered with Jeliray.  We had a great time on both trips and caught fish both times. ...
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Dan F.
Oranjestad
 4.33
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   March 10, 2020
Excellent day, able to catch approximately 15 small tuna. Got our money worth on this trip. Thank you Dan Flaherty
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Thomas W.
Noord
 5.00
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6 hour trip.

VERIFIED   November 14, 2019
Crew did great job, Captain was very personal.
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Tom A.
Oranjestad
 4.00
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Great overall day on the Jeliray

VERIFIED   October 25, 2019
Captain and crew were great and got us in the fish even on a rough day. The boat is a bit old but serves the purpose
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