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Aruba Fishing Charters

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Aruba: 22 fishing charters available

Dorothy Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(265 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $410

Tropic Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(59 reviews)
Oranjestad
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Aruba Bound Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(79 reviews)
Noord
 Instant Confirmation

Sunrise Charters N.V.

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(311 reviews)
Noord
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Jeliray Charter & Tours

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(42 reviews)
Oranjestad
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

The Hooker Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(144 reviews)
Noord
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(362 reviews)
Noord
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trips from $525

Thaisa II – 36'

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(74 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $400

Teaser Charters – 35’

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(280 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $480

Adventure Divers/Karma Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(139 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Aruba

The average price for a private 4 hour Aruba fishing trip is $426, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $704 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Dorothy Fishing Charters, Tropic Charters, and Aruba Bound Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Aruba. Full list of top fishing charters in Aruba.

Dorothy Fishing Charters, Tropic Charters, and Aruba Bound Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Aruba.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Wahoo, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include trolling, deep sea fishing, and bottom fishing. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
4.2 / 5
Based on 24785 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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The water was rough so if you’re easily sea sick I would not go. But we had a great time and caught some good fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was rough so if you’re easily sea sick I would not go. But we had a great time and caught some good fish!
Brie-Anne  L.
Brie-Anne L. Oranjestad
Pack a few snacks and tell the Capt. What you want to do. I personally hate offshore trolling so we stayed inshore and picked away at bottom fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pack a few snacks and tell the Capt. What you want to do. I personally hate offshore trolling so we stayed inshore and picked away at bottom fish.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Ridge, NY
Captains stories and humor made up for fishes lack of appetite. Not their fault. But thank them profuciously as the Weems Sisters are now oil tankers tycoons! Would go again without a d doubt.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Captains stories and humor made up for fishes lack of appetite. Not their fault. But thank them profuciously as the Weems Sisters are now oil tankers tycoons! Would go again without a d doubt.
Annette  G.
Annette G. Venice, FL
Use teaser chatters they were awesome I prefer fishing in the morning before the sun gets too hot
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Use teaser chatters they were awesome I prefer fishing in the morning before the sun gets too hot
Ed  B.
Ed B. New York, New York
Taking some bonine prior to the trip is not a bad idea. The waves get pretty high in some of the fishing grounds on the windward side of the island and around the point.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Taking some bonine prior to the trip is not a bad idea. The waves get pretty high in some of the fishing grounds on the windward side of the island and around the point.
Brad  E.
Brad E. UPPER ARLNGTN, OH
Book a larger boat to ha e a smoother ride in the wind and waves, i.e. at least 40-feet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a larger boat to ha e a smoother ride in the wind and waves, i.e. at least 40-feet.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Baltimore, MD
They say this is a slow time of the year for fishing, but if this is slow I can't imagine peak season. 8 Fish in four hours is a good time anywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They say this is a slow time of the year for fishing, but if this is slow I can't imagine peak season. 8 Fish in four hours is a good time anywhere.
Jake  V.
Jake V. Oranjestad
Get a prescription Scopolomine motion sickness path and you will be prepared for high adventure fishing in the normally rough seas of offshore Aruba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a prescription Scopolomine motion sickness path and you will be prepared for high adventure fishing in the normally rough seas of offshore Aruba
Edward  L.
Edward L. Philadelphia, PA
Our particular fishing day was a little slow. The ocean was a bit rough due to the constant wind. We heard there were 5 charter boats out that day. There were only our two catches, and one other from another boat. Not sure if that's the norm this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our particular fishing day was a little slow. The ocean was a bit rough due to the constant wind. We heard there were 5 charter boats out that day. There were only our two catches, and one other from another boat. Not sure if that's the norm this time of year.
Rick  B.
Rick B. Corapeake, NC
The waves were ROLLING due to the Aruba winds but other than that, amazing time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The waves were ROLLING due to the Aruba winds but other than that, amazing time!
Brian  S.
Brian S. Brentwood, TN
Took a little bit to start getting bites but when they started it was fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Took a little bit to start getting bites but when they started it was fun.
Vincent  J.
Vincent J. Levittown, PA
Make sure to bring snacks on board with you, maybe some hand sanitizer and lots of sunscreen. I would even suggest for the ladies to bring some wet wipes, just in case they run out of toilet paper =)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring snacks on board with you, maybe some hand sanitizer and lots of sunscreen. I would even suggest for the ladies to bring some wet wipes, just in case they run out of toilet paper =)
Ashley  G.
Ashley G. Miami, FL
The sea state was a bit rougher than I expected but the experience was still phenomenal. Great job by the crew!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The sea state was a bit rougher than I expected but the experience was still phenomenal. Great job by the crew!
Michael  Z.
Michael Z. Lebanon, TN
This is a great trip for novices and experienced fishers. They provide everything you need, give lots of great information and are so helpful and nice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great trip for novices and experienced fishers. They provide everything you need, give lots of great information and are so helpful and nice.
Sue  R.
Sue R. St Louis, Missouri
Be ready for some wind and be ready to catch fish. Aruba is truly a hidden saltwater fishing destination.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for some wind and be ready to catch fish. Aruba is truly a hidden saltwater fishing destination.
Chris  A.
Chris A. Holdrege, NE
Dramamine, choppy seas, not for small children or anyone who gets nervous easily
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamine, choppy seas, not for small children or anyone who gets nervous easily
Michael  G.
Michael G. Sabaneta
For ANY 1sr time deep sea fishers. Dont drink the night before, ront go to casibo night before and if you have a weak stomach dr ik nk coffee sparingly morning of and bring tums or pepto bismol. If you've done this before just expect s great time, especially on the Carla charter
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For ANY 1sr time deep sea fishers. Dont drink the night before, ront go to casibo night before and if you have a weak stomach dr ik nk coffee sparingly morning of and bring tums or pepto bismol. If you've done this before just expect s great time, especially on the Carla charter
Chelsea  G.
Chelsea G. Ravena, NY
Go fishing, it is worth it. I don't recommend it for all children, but I went with my 8 year old son and we loved it. If my son would want to do this again I would do it again for and with him.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Go fishing, it is worth it. I don't recommend it for all children, but I went with my 8 year old son and we loved it. If my son would want to do this again I would do it again for and with him.
Robby  D.
Robby D. Paramaribo, Distrikt Paramaribo
Be ready for some tall waves off the end of the island, whether north or south.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for some tall waves off the end of the island, whether north or south.
Juan  A.
Juan A. Oranjestad
Take some seasickness pills, the seas are rougher than normal with the tradewinds pushing them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take some seasickness pills, the seas are rougher than normal with the tradewinds pushing them.
Geoff  N.
Geoff N. Seffner, FL

Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
There are other charters but none as reliable (huge) or more knowledgeable! Don’t make the mistake of using anyone else!
Gregory  D.
Gregory D. Centerport, NY
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(265 reviews)
Alberto and Gregory were great. So friendly and made this experience wonderful. My son wanted to catch Mahi and that is what he caught first.
Christina  B.
Christina B. Washington, MO
The Hooker Charters
The Hooker Charters
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
We planned on a 6 hour trip but a little sea sickness kept us to just 4 hours. Still plenty of time to catch at least 20 fish with several different species. We all had fun. The captain and mate were friendly and professional. Definitely take the kids bottom fishing with this charter.
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Kennett Square, PA
Aruba Bound Charters
Aruba Bound Charters
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Great experience. Caught lots of fish, and great time overall. Crew was very friendly and informative. Will definitely be using this charter again.
Anthony  R.
Anthony R. Oranjestad
Aruba Bound Charters
Aruba Bound Charters
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(79 reviews)
Fun trip with a good crew! Caught a couple of mahi mahi and some bonitos (lost a huge bonitos bringing it onboard 😝) Can’t wait to do it again next year!!
Raffaele  S.
Raffaele S. Yorktown Heights, NY
The Hooker Charters
The Hooker Charters
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Had a great day with Enrique and Cee Jay. They are terrific fishermen and made the trip fun and put us on all kinds of fish. Got lots of big Triggerfish and Grouper to take home for dinner. Will be back next trip for sure.
Howard  G.
Howard G. Penndel, PA
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Best charter on Aruba very knowledgeable captain and crew if you’re going fishing you need to book it with these guys you won’t be sorry
Bill  C.
Bill C. Copiague, NY
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Amazing trip with dedicated crew. Kenneth and Dennis were awesome. My wife and I had an amazing time. Dennis stays very on top of the bait and how it's trolling in the water. Would definitely book again!
Matthew  Z.
Matthew Z. Sayville, NY
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(265 reviews)
Without a doubt I will be booking with Roberto when we come back to Aruba. He got us on fish immediately and was prepared for our party which consisted of 3 kids. He did an excellent job explaining to the kids what to do and how to work the rod in the fighting chair. An absolute great experience!!!! He and his first mate were awesome. 100% recommend!!!
Bobby  K.
Bobby K. Macon, GA
Teaser Charters – 35’
Teaser Charters – 35’
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(280 reviews)
It took about 3 hours to catch a fish and only fish. But they tried. It was fun once we got our fish. Thanks again..
Jose  C.
Jose C. Oklahoma City, OK
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(265 reviews)
My son and I spent a half day on Dorothy with Captain Roberto. We only caught one fish but had a great time. Captain and crew were very friendly and did everything they could for us and the boat is in good shape. Recommend them.
John  M.
John M. Franklin, NC
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
We had a nice afternoon on the water. Captain Kenneth worked hard trying to find us fish. Dennis was very personable and happy to show my son how all of the fishing equipment worked. My kids remarked that Dennis seemed just as excited as they were when we caught a fish. After we retuned to the dock we took our catch over to Lucy’s where they grilled it up for us. It made a tasty meal.
Seth  P.
Seth P. PILESGRV Township, NJ
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Great times! Awesome captain and fishing team. Thanks for the awesome time!
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S. Tacoma, WA
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(311 reviews)
Captain and crew were fantastic, couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Mokena, IL
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Fishing was a little slow, but crew made it a great experience. Captain worked hard to try and get some fish on the boat despite tough fishing and rain. Would definitely book with them again!
Michael  B.
Michael B. Berlin, NJ
Aruba Bound Charters
Aruba Bound Charters
Fishing charter in Noord
Very good
4.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
It was a great day, we caught a lot of fish but wasn’t aware that we didn’t to keep all of the fish. Staff was good. Glad we booked them.
Nicole  S.
Nicole S. New Orleans, Louisiana
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(265 reviews)
We had a wonderful time with Richard and Jerry. They were great about letting us catch the fish. Very friendly. I would highly recommend booking a trip with them!
Christina  D.
Christina D. Dallas, Texas
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(311 reviews)
Wonderful day on the water. Was overcast, but the captain and first mate Sergio worked hard. We caught 3 Bonito and had a barracuda strike. Also saw a dolphin on the way out. Would highly recommend this boat and crew. If I come to Aruba again, I will definitely charter this boat again.
James  M.
James M. Fallston, MD
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(265 reviews)
Had a great trip. We caught four 3+ft kingfish. The bite was slow at the start, but Captain Roberto and Jerry worked hard to catch us 3 kingfish in 20 minutes before our trip was over. We all had a fun time even though the bite was not the best. The crew did all they could and made the trip very enjoyable. Thank you Captain Roberto for the great trip!
Brad  S.
Brad S. Triadelphia, WV
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(265 reviews)
What an amazing experience! The caption and 1st mate were outstanding. They are so knowledgeable and really helped us novices. Would recommend this fishing trip on the Dorothy 10x over. Great family fun and a highlight of our vacation!
Glen  P.
Glen P. Flemington, NJ