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
    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
    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
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 13 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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
    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.
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About the Captain

Rene Tromp
Oranjestad, Aruba
13 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box

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

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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Hank J.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   December 31, 2020
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Juliana P.
New York, NY
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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Gone fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Snorkeling on January 17, 2021
Great time. Everything was amazing. Helpful crew and nice boat. We caught king mackerel and 2 bonitos. All in all highly recommend.
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Lisa F.
Oranjestad
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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Good Fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 22, 2020
Made us comfortable,  and even though we didn’t catch they did what ever they could to try. It was a great day...
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Gina T.
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Fishing with Rene

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 29, 2020
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Leonard G.
Saint James, NY
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SHARK! Exciting trip with cool results

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 20, 2021
We landed a 6 foot Mako with the great help of Captain Swa and his mate!
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FAQs about Jeliray Charter & Tours

Jeliray Charter & Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip - Snorkeling (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 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

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