Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras

Dutchman Sportfishing, LLC is a fishing charter headed by Captain Aaron, who more than two decades of experience fishing South Florida, from Ft. Pierce down to the Keys. Fishing is something he’s been doing since he was five, so he’s sure to be able to show you a thing or two.

The boat you will be using is a 52’ Hatteras offshore sportfishing boat, powered by two 660 HP Detroit engines. Apart from all the necessary safety and navigation equipment, the boat also has outriggers and a live bait well. The vessel features a spacious cabin with all the comforts of a yacht, including air conditioning, a kitchen, a private toilet, and more. There’s plenty of room for up to six prospective anglers to fish without any problems or bumping elbows.

Captain Aaron mostly does nearshore and offshore trips on this boat, so you can expect to be fishing for species like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Kingfish, Wahoo, and more. Anything from light tackle fishing with kites and live bait to bottom fishing or trolling is an option, and Aaron is happy to cater to your individual fishing style.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, and so are water and light snacks. Captain Aaron will have anything you catch cleaned and bagged for your convenience. Bring a pair of sunglasses and a camera, and you’re all set for a proper fishing adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    A full day of fishing is definitely the best way to see everything these waters have to offer. A standard trip will take you fishing in the nearshore and offshore waters for fish like Red Snapper, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. Departure times can be modified to accommodate different schedules.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,300
    For those who want a long day of fishing, but would still like to be home in time to relax before supper, this trip is for you.
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About the Captain

Aaron VanderWerf
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
29 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2017
I have been fishing since I was a five year old kid with my father. We mainly bottom fished out of Jupiter and the "bug" simply stuck with me. I have since had the opportunity to fish in some of the best destinations from New England to the Caribbean and was able to learn from each experience, further honing my skills on the water, both as a fisherman and a captain. I have numerous other hobbies as well, but the ocean and fishing has always been my true passion.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Snook Snook
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 660HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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
No Alcohol
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 1, 2021
We met at the dock first thing in the morning, were welcomed aboard and headed out the channel.  Aaron gave an overview of...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 17, 2021
I chartered this trip as a birthday present for Jessica.  Nothing could have been better.  The captain and first mate were...
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Fantastic crew, great boat for families

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 29, 2021
We did a 3/4 day of fishing with the four of us and everyone was able to pull something in, even on a slow for EVERYONE on...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 15, 2021
Capt and first mate was awesome. We had one person who didn’t handle the swells to good and the Capt and first mate handled...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 12, 2021
Everything was great, the boat is very comfortable with AC and a very nice upper deck. The captain was very pleasant and the...
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FAQs about Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras

Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 15 miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dutchman Sportfishing – 52' Hatteras include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Wahoo