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4.7 / 5
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Oranjestad
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trips from $410
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(81 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(83 reviews)
Noord
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4.8 / 5
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Noord
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(135 reviews)
Noord
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4.8 / 5
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Noord
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4.7 / 5
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Noord
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Oranjestad
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trips from $480
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Oranjestad
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Aruba

According to customer reviews, Dorothy Fishing Charters, High Times Bertram 33', and Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours are some of the most popular fishing charters in Aruba. Full list of top fishing charters in Aruba.

The average price for a private 4 hour Aruba fishing trip is $461, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $752 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Dorothy Fishing Charters, High Times Bertram 33', and Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Aruba.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Wahoo. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Deep Sea Fishing, and Bottom Fishing. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef 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
4.3 / 5
Based on 27692 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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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
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
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 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.
Do your research - there are many options so find the one that works for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research - there are many options so find the one that works for you.
Robert  O.
Robert O. Oranjestad
Although the fishing is a little slow this time of year, I would definitely recommend this captain and crew. Definitely worth the money
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Although the fishing is a little slow this time of year, I would definitely recommend this captain and crew. Definitely worth the money
Glenn  E.
Glenn E.
Just book your trip. These Captains and Crew have the experience you are looking for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just book your trip. These Captains and Crew have the experience you are looking for.
Eric  J.
Eric J. Marysville, OH
Go with Alejandro bottom fishing if you want to come a catch fish..we caught 8 different species nothing huge but it was a great time ?
Very good
3.7 / 5
Go with Alejandro bottom fishing if you want to come a catch fish..we caught 8 different species nothing huge but it was a great time ?
Mikael  A.
Mikael A.
Plan ahead and book ahead because it's a small fleet and I was on the mahi-mahi 42 ft Hatteras and it was a wonderful trip but I raided not for children because the seas are anywhere from 5 to 15 ft and I mean all the time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan ahead and book ahead because it's a small fleet and I was on the mahi-mahi 42 ft Hatteras and it was a wonderful trip but I raided not for children because the seas are anywhere from 5 to 15 ft and I mean all the time.
Russell  S.
Russell S. Chelsea, MI
Consult a local fishing establishment for bait options to help with a successful fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consult a local fishing establishment for bait options to help with a successful fishing experience.
Michelle  Y.
Michelle Y. Strongsville, OH
Great trip! It was less wavy than expected with windy conditions and we stayed within sight of the shore. We did take gravol/wrist bands to mitigate sea sickness and would definitely go for another fishing excursion!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip! It was less wavy than expected with windy conditions and we stayed within sight of the shore. We did take gravol/wrist bands to mitigate sea sickness and would definitely go for another fishing excursion!
Brittany  M.
Brittany M. Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful weather. Easy trip out a mile or two into the ocean to catch some ocean floor fish. Even in the sunny afternoon we were able to catch some Coney Grouper and Triggerfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful weather. Easy trip out a mile or two into the ocean to catch some ocean floor fish. Even in the sunny afternoon we were able to catch some Coney Grouper and Triggerfish.
Johnathan  W.
Johnathan W. Johnson City, TN

Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
My fiancé and I booked the 4 hour fish/snorkel trip the day before and absolutely loved the trip. I am not a fisherwoman by any stretch and my fiancé primarily fishes in freshwater. Our Captain and wife (first mate) did everything to ensure our trip was great and they were so kind. Only regret is that we didn’t find them until the end of our trip or we would have booked another day with them!
Alida  C.
Alida C. Oranjestad
Teaser Charters – 35’
Teaser Charters – 35’
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
It was a little rough for old guys but we had a ball will be back next year,hopefully
Gary  W.
Gary W. Carmichaels, PA
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
We had a lot of fun. Unfortunately we didn't catch a lot but the crew was very nice and knowledgeable and great to chat with. It was something I've always wanted to do, and glad I chose these guys. Thank you.
Alfredo  R.
Alfredo R. Oranjestad
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(376 reviews)
September fishing, when the waters are warm is hit or miss. Rudy and Richard worked our 6 hour trip hard to get us on fish. They worked the South side of the island to 8 miles out, and we did catch fish. Two small black fin tuna, 7 small bonita and one mahi were the prize of the day. They did there job, but the big fish weren't interested.
George  L.
George L.
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
Great trip! Great Crew! Captain Roberto & First mate Richard were wonderful & fun! Caught tuna, mahi mahi, & barracuda. Highlight of our vacation!
MacKinsey  L.
MacKinsey L. Rocky Mount, NC
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Captain and crew was more than fun to fish with and took our fresh catch to his recommendation at Hadicurari Restaurant…. Boy the pictures says it all - absolutely fun day out and delicious! We will be back for more fun fishing adventures.
Richard  R.
Richard R. Berea, OH
Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters – 42'
Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters – 42'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Best captain and first mate in the island. Had a great time. Even ate my catch for dinner at hotel with my beautiful wife. Couldn’t ask for more!!
Ryan  T.
Ryan T. Santa Cruz
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
We took a 4 hour afternoon trip while our cruise was docked in Aruba and we had a blast! The “normal” sea conditions were pretty rough 4-6’s but captain and 1st mate were spot on they set out a full spread of rods and reels with outriggers and teasers! We caught a beautiful Wahoo and had a blast! Clean boat and complementary water and cokes on board were just a plus! We’d definitely fish with the Dorothy crew again! Thanks guys!!!
Chrissy  C.
Chrissy C.
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Tom got on the fish! Within a short time we were on them real good. Caught wahoo, Bonita, Mahi, kingfish, and barracuda. Can’t wait to come back!
Tony  L.
Tony L. Rollingwood, TX
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
This was a fantastic fishing trip. Caught lots of fish and the captain and crew were fun ,friendly and helpful!
Angel  K.
Angel K. Mooresville, NC
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
It was great time. We all caught a lot of fish. Alex and his wife were super helpful. Would definitely recommend
Kailyn  G.
Kailyn G. Bardonia, NY
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Kenneth and Dennis are experienced locals and did a nice job for our family of four. Fishing can be hit or miss otherwise they’d call it shopping, so hats off to them for hooking some fish for us. They recommended a restaurant next to the dock that did a terrific job preparing our Mahi Mahi for the freshest lunch one could have. Thanks again for a great day and we’ll see you next time we’re in Aruba.
David  C.
David C.
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Capt Alexandro is very professional. It was a tough weather day. Very choppy seas. He still was able to put us on fish. I will definitely fish with him when I visit Aruba again
Patrick  G.
Patrick G. Oranjestad
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Great time with Capt. Kenny and Dennis. We caught fish within the first hour and ended up with 2 mahi mahi, and one blackfin tuna. had to cut the trip short due to some uneasy stomachs with our group, but no fault of the capt. and crew.
David  S.
David S. Ray, OH
Teaser Charters – 35’
Teaser Charters – 35’
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
Great time on the waters of fArub. Mate was first class, boat was comfortableain out us in fish.
Andrew  H.
Andrew H.
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
Great crew, these guys know how to get you on some fish. Excellent equipment. Wish we booked for all day. Highly recommend.
Justin  P.
Justin P. Stigler, OK
Tropic Charters
Tropic Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Captain and crew were great. Had a double hookup maybe an hour after leaving the dock. Having two novice fishermen with us , glad they got to experience trolling for the first time. Will definitely come back fish for billfish. Anthony
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Hudson, NH
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Keep It Reel Fishing And Snorkeling Tours
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
We had the best time. Alex and Kelly were so patient with my two young children. We caught so many fish and when it got too hot, we shifted gears to go swimming. Overall the day was great but mostly kelly and Alex are just kind, easy going people and we really enjoyed their company.
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S. E BRIDGEWTR, MA
The Hooker Charters
The Hooker Charters
Fishing charter in Noord
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
This was our 3rd trip out with The Hooker and crew! As always we had a great time! The crew is fun, personable and customer experience oriented! If you’re considering the bottom fishing excursion - dont hesitate! Book it now!
Janelle  F.
Janelle F. North Andover, MA
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We had an amazing time with Captain Tom and Chris! We went on a charter for our honeymoon in Hawaii and wanted to catch a Mahi but didn’t get a single bite. We had a Mahi on the line within an hour with Captain Tom. Took it back to our hotel and had a great lunch. Also caught a few tuna as well. Highly recommend High Times and we will definitely book when we are back in Aruba!
Thomas  B.
Thomas B. Sterling, MA