Fishing in Aruba

If you’re a sportfishing fan, you’re going to love Aruba. The year-round sunny skies, abundance of charter boats on offer and massive variety of game fish circling its waters are just a few of the reasons why. The local Blue Marlin record is 1000+ lbs, and most of them are still found in a hotspot just off the island's east coast.

Known For

Dutch heritage, warm dry weather, strong winds, white-sand beaches (Eagle, Malmok, and Palm Beach), Oranjestad, large pelagics, big snook, tarpon and barracudas, lack of fly tackle shops, Cunucu (the countryside).

Rules & Regulations

No fishing license required for shore fishing. Charter captains are required to purchase a license, but not their clients (you). Spearfishing is forbidden by law.

Types of Fishing

Deep sea fishing for marlin, wahoo, dolphin (mahi mahi) and yellowfin tuna; flats fishing for barracuda, tarpon, permit, snook, bonefish, jacks, and ladyfish; balloon fishing (popular with locals).

Aruba Fishing Calendar