Aruba Fishing Charters

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Aruba Fishing Charters

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Aruba: 26 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
(401 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $410
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(111 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $460
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(488 reviews)
Noord
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(103 reviews)
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(499 reviews)
Noord
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trips from $525
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(137 reviews)
Noord
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(149 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $480
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(273 reviews)
Noord
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(69 reviews)
Oranjestad
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4.3 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Aruba

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Aruba are: Full list of top fishing charters in Aruba

The average price for a private 4 hour Aruba fishing trip is $467, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $754 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Aruba that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Aruba are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Aruba are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Aruba are:

Many fishing charters in Aruba provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Aruba are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Aruba?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Aruba are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $350
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $406
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $496
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $768
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $886
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,377

Home to some of the greatest Billfishing in the Caribbean, Aruba is slowly climbing to the top of every anglers fishing wishlist. This tiny island off the coast of Venezuela boasts great year-round weather, colorful beach towns, and a vibrant fishing scene. Aruba fishing charters will take you into deep waters in search of pelagic trophies. Or you can stay closer to shore for incredible fly fishing.

Topping the list of fish to catch here are a slew iconic big game species. These include Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, several varieties of Tuna, and Wahoo. If you’d prefer to stay closer to shore, the inshore and nearshore waters can be just as exciting.

Head to the reefs and expect to hook into a variety of Snapper and Grouper, Triggerfish, Queenfish, and Parrotfish. If you’re a fly angler, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to explore the flats. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to cast for Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, and Barracuda.

The waters get deep as close as 2 miles from shore, meaning deep sea fishing is accessible even to anglers who only have half a day to spare. If you’re hoping to hook a “Caribbean Grand Slam,” however, opt for a full day on the water. Fly anglers will also want to allot some extra time to their trip if heading out in pursuit of elusive fish like Bonefish.

Aruba is small, meaning you’ll find fishing charters nearly everywhere. Head out of Noord if you’re after Billfish and stick to the southwestern coast if you're fly fishing. This side of the island is more sheltered from the wind, making it easier to cast.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re a tourist fishing in Aruba, no fishing license is required. Just keep in mind that all Billfish are catch and release only. Likewise, spearfishing is prohibited across the island.

Aruba
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27944 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

With average temperatures between 76-86°F, January is a great time to get out on the water. Marlin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna are at their peak. Meanwhile, the reefs offer Snapper, Grouper, and more.

February

The height of Marlin season continues, with Whites and Blues biting vigorously off the north shore of the island. Your chances of landing a Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, or Tuna are also excellent.

March

Come March, the peak season for Marlin will be winding down, but Tuna and Wahoo are still offering plenty of action offshore. As always, the flats and reefs promise treasures of their own.

April

Marlin fishing enters its low season in April, as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo take the lead. Inshore, fly fishing is at its height, with big Tarpon showing up soon. Average temperatures are creeping toward 90°F.

May

You can enjoy great fishing no matter where you cast your line in Aruba at this time of year. Tarpon are biting inshore, while the reefs provide a steady supply of bottom fish.

June

Summer fishing continues, with a chance to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and plenty more on a deep sea charter. You can expect temperatures to range from 80-90°F.

July

After months of low activity, King Mackerel appear on the scene in full force during July. Fishing for Snapper and Grouper continues to be good, and the flats are a non-stop source of light tackle action.

August

With local temperatures at their highest, it’s a bit harder to find the fish swimming around Aruba. With a little luck and a savvy guide, however, you can still hook into almost anything here!

September

Wahoo and Sailfish are re-entering their peak seasons. Marlin will starting biting more too, increasing your chances of a Grand Slam. 

October

With many big game species finally at their peak and consistently fair weather, you couldn’t pick a better time for deep sea fishing in Aruba than October. Meanwhile, you’ll find big Bonefish on the flats.

November

You’re more likely to catch a Marlin than ever at this time of year, and there are plenty of Barracuda, Kingfish, and Wahoo. The reefs are teeming with Snapper and Grouper.

December

Even in December, local temperatures rarely dip below the low 70’s. Big game fishing on the north shore of the island will produce Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, and more.

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Book the boat. You won’t be disappointed. Safe trip and constant tight lines.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the boat. You won’t be disappointed. Safe trip and constant tight lines.
Matthew  F.
Matthew F.
Way better experience than we expected!! Seas are calmer than other island vacations.. highly recommend a try.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Way better experience than we expected!! Seas are calmer than other island vacations.. highly recommend a try.
Dave  M.
Dave M.
Don’t get your hopes up too high. Fishing is better at certain times of the year. Be happy with any fish you catch ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t get your hopes up too high. Fishing is better at certain times of the year. Be happy with any fish you catch ?
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Hello Marcelino , We can’t thank you enough for this incredible experience! You and your crew were welcoming, attentive of our comfort and your experience and knowledge landed us the most beautiful Mahi Mahi ! We highly recommend Marcelino for your next fishing trip in Aruba ! Peace & Love Alex & Eddie from Jersey !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hello Marcelino , We can’t thank you enough for this incredible experience! You and your crew were welcoming, attentive of our comfort and your experience and knowledge landed us the most beautiful Mahi Mahi ! We highly recommend Marcelino for your next fishing trip in Aruba ! Peace & Love Alex & Eddie from Jersey !
Edward  S.
Edward S.
Book with Captain Johan and the Hooker shushing charter! It’s the way to go!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Johan and the Hooker shushing charter! It’s the way to go!!!
Logan  P.
Logan P.
Depends what you’re going for. Deep sea fishing is always hit and miss but bottom fishing is great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depends what you’re going for. Deep sea fishing is always hit and miss but bottom fishing is great.
James  T.
James T.
Take sea sickness pills the ocean can become very rough at times with huge swells.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take sea sickness pills the ocean can become very rough at times with huge swells.
Glenn  R.
Glenn R.
Wahoo are just starting to arrive so are a little small, but still there!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wahoo are just starting to arrive so are a little small, but still there!!!
Zachary  R.
Zachary R. St. Augustine, FL
just research it first. so you have a better understanding of the place and the fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
just research it first. so you have a better understanding of the place and the fishing
GAVAN  D.
GAVAN D. North Hollywood, California
Normal seas for them on a good day is 4-6 ft swells. Not for the fair weather fisherman!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Normal seas for them on a good day is 4-6 ft swells. Not for the fair weather fisherman!
Chrissy  C.
Chrissy C.
Go Bottom Fishing. Water offshore may be rough. It is very windy in Aruba. Causing choppy seas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go Bottom Fishing. Water offshore may be rough. It is very windy in Aruba. Causing choppy seas.
Patrick  G.
Patrick G. Oranjestad
Book a longer trip. 4hrs is not quite enough time for me, but we had plenty to clean in our short 4hr trip. We got lucky and the mahi found us while bottom fishing. So happy there is not a ton of sharks eating everything we caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a longer trip. 4hrs is not quite enough time for me, but we had plenty to clean in our short 4hr trip. We got lucky and the mahi found us while bottom fishing. So happy there is not a ton of sharks eating everything we caught.
Justin  P.
Justin P. Stigler, OK
Know what fish are in season during the summer know so your expectations are met.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what fish are in season during the summer know so your expectations are met.
Joseph  O.
Joseph O. Randolph, NJ
Fishing is good this time of year but with the water temperature being at its warmest, it can be hit or miss.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is good this time of year but with the water temperature being at its warmest, it can be hit or miss.
Joe  K.
Joe K. Dallas, Texas
Fishing is fishing. Sometimes you get a catch, sometimes you don't. The morning sun wasn't too bad but around 10am the sun starts to really hit you. The waves weren't too crazy but hit it just right and the boat will rock. We didn't catch anything today Aug 4th but I would go again if I had the time. Never know what you can get.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Fishing is fishing. Sometimes you get a catch, sometimes you don't. The morning sun wasn't too bad but around 10am the sun starts to really hit you. The waves weren't too crazy but hit it just right and the boat will rock. We didn't catch anything today Aug 4th but I would go again if I had the time. Never know what you can get.
Clayton  H.
Clayton H. Crossville, TN
Bone fishing was good and easily accessible. Caught bones and Blue Runners on the flats near downtown.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bone fishing was good and easily accessible. Caught bones and Blue Runners on the flats near downtown.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Windham, ME
Reserve with Sunrise Charters! Don't forget any medicine i.e. Dramamine or inhalers... be ready to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reserve with Sunrise Charters! Don't forget any medicine i.e. Dramamine or inhalers... be ready to catch fish!
Laura  W.
Laura W. Washington, District Of Columbia
Be patient. The waters are warm but the crew of the Dorothy will make sure you catch.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be patient. The waters are warm but the crew of the Dorothy will make sure you catch.
Johnny  B.
Johnny B. Smithville, TN
Great fun! Not a lot biting our day... We hooked 9, mostly bonito. We will definitely go again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fun! Not a lot biting our day... We hooked 9, mostly bonito. We will definitely go again!
Ben  T.
Ben T. Salt Lake City, UT
Yes Great day tour for all who enjoy fishing. Great sites. Water was perfect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes Great day tour for all who enjoy fishing. Great sites. Water was perfect.
Darrin  G.
Darrin G.

Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(149 reviews)
Captain Kenny and first Mate Dennis were excellent. I’m an angler myself and Dennis took the time to teach me things I didn’t know. We didn’t catch fish, but that’s fishing. Great time. Thanks guys.
Mike  I.
Mike I.
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(401 reviews)
The Captain Chovo and his first mate Louis were excellent. They worked very hard to get us on fish. We Caught plenty of fish and their companionship was great.. I highly recommend Dorothy charter. I plan on using them again
William  M.
William M.
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
First time we fished in Aruba. Caught Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper and Jack Crevelle. Great time and would definitely do it again.
Gary  C.
Gary C.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(488 reviews)
Went were rest of fleet was not. Captain went out of his way to find fish. And did we find fish. Sail fish,white marlin, wahoo, big tuna. All in 4 hour trip. Best charter ever and I have been doing it for 50 years. I am 70 years old and the only thing that held me back was my inability to haul in big fish.
Scott  G.
Scott G.
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Very good
4.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
The water was 5' to 7' swells with a bit of wind chop on top. Captain Juan Carlos kept it safe and Rudolpho kept gear working. Would fish with these guys any time!
Chris  B.
Chris B.
The Hooker Charters
The Hooker Charters
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(273 reviews)
I had a fun time on this charter. I was able to use my own rod and reel. They rigged it for me and I was ready to go. I caught quite a few fish, I was able to fish, rig my own bait, catch and release the fish. Just what I like to do. And on the way back the captain let me troll with my other setup which was exciting. My hat fell off and they went back to get it. Greatly appreciated that.
Mike  T.
Mike T.
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Captain and crew did a great job keeping us comfortable with kids in rougher waters. We caught fish had great conversations and made memories. Highly recommend a fun family outing!
Ari  L.
Ari L.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(488 reviews)
Wanted to thank the caption and crew for a fun time. Boat was clean and in great condition. We got more than we could eat. Tuna, mahi mahi, & barracuda. All very delicious. Thanks for an amazing time
David  K.
David K.
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Captain and crew were nice. We caught two fish and that’s two more than we caught on our last charter here.
Jason  W.
Jason W.
Teaser Charters – 35’
Teaser Charters – 35’
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(336 reviews)
Fishing is Fishing! Got some time on the water. Was a very nice day on the water. It was a very slow day for bites. Caught a Bonito and a king mackerel. The crew worked the gear all day and did a great job! There just no catching, didn't look like anyone caught anything around us. Would fish with them anytime.
Chris  B.
Chris B.
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(115 reviews)
Have been out on Carla twice and had great time both trips. This a trip for fishermen with fishermen. They work every minute of the trip to get you hooked up. Capt has that thing that real fishermen do, excited ever time there is a sign or hookup
Rick  T.
Rick T.
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Nice crew! They worked hard to try to find fish on what turned out to be a bad day for all on the water. It happens. I would go back out with them again!
Paul  S.
Paul S.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(488 reviews)
Had a great trip. My daughter caught a wahoo almost as big as her and my son in law a sail fish. We caught several barracuda and lost a few including a Mahi Mahi. Could not have asked for more capt and mate were top notch. They did their best and we came away with a lifetime memory. Just wanted to thank them again for the great trip! Matt, Jordan, and Emmi
Matthew  P.
Matthew P.
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
We had such an amazing day with Captain Alex and Kelly!! Totally made my son’s first trip to Aruba an excellent experience!! We caught wahoo and barracuda. Captain and Kelly cleaned and cut wahoo for us to take and have cooked at a local restaurant. BEST DAY EVER!! Can’t wait to go again!
Angelique  C.
Angelique C.
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
My son (13), brother-in-law and I had a fantastic time on our afternoon fishing trip with Alexandro and his wife. We caught 2 Kingfish and 1 Mahi-mahi, my son was thrilled! Beautiful, well equipped boat and Alexandro knew right where to go to find our catch. Fantastic day, highly recommend.
Mike  F.
Mike F.
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Good communication with captain Kenneth before trip and Dennis was very knowledgeable about fishing and the island and then some.
Steve  P.
Steve P.
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Tom and the crew were awesome and brought fun to the experience! If your not used to the big waves prepare yourself! Captain Tom did a great job and put us on some awesome Bonita! Highly recommend!
Thomas  A.
Thomas A.
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(401 reviews)
Knowledgeable captain and crew that will put you on fish. Highly recommend this boat.
Jason  V.
Jason V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(488 reviews)
Although the weather was not ideal, Captain DeJesus put us on some good fish. We caught mahi-mahi, tuna, bonitos and a barracuda. Both the capt. and his crew worked very hard under some very rough sea conditions. I would definitely recommend this charter to anyone wanting to catch fish.
Gary  N.
Gary N.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(488 reviews)
Had a great trip this morning captain and crew very friendly and knowledgeable caught 4 mahi mahi and 3 baras
Gareth  N.
Gareth N.