Oranjestad

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Oranjestad Fishing Charters

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Oranjestad: 23 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Oranjestad

According to customer reviews, Dorothy Fishing Charters, High Times Bertram 33', and Tropic Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Oranjestad. Full list of top fishing charters in Oranjestad.

The average price for a private 4 hour Oranjestad fishing trip is $451, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $755 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Dorothy Fishing Charters, High Times Bertram 33', and Tropic Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Oranjestad.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Wahoo. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Trolling, and Heavy Tackle. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

When it comes to sportfishing in the Caribbean, it’s hard to trump what Oranjestad fishing charters have to offer. This island paradise boasts pristine beaches, beautiful weather, and deep blue waters that host a number of coveted fish. From offshore pelagic species to colorful inshore creatures and everything in between, Aruba’s capital is the place to be for a dream catch.

Oranjestad’s coastline is defined by ledges and steep drop-offs. Within a few miles from shore, you’ll find trophy Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. After some tasty table fare? Cubera, Yellowtail, and Blackfin Snapper, as well as Grouper varieties top the list.

If you’d prefer to stay closer to shore, that’s an option too! Flats fishing in Oranjestad is excellent and fly fishing enthusiasts will enjoy facing off against Tarpon, Snook, and Bonefish. You can also cast for Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and Barracuda.

Since you won’t have to travel far to reach productive grounds, even a half day trip could put you on trophy deep sea fish. If you have time to spare, though, don’t skip out on a full day adventure. Not only will you up your chances of landing a dream target, but you’ll also get to enjoy the beautiful weather and warm waters.

You’ll find a large selection of Oranjestad fishing charters at Renaissance Marina. If you’d like to set out immediately after landing, Varadero Aruba Marina and Boatyard is right by the airport.

Rules & Regulations

If you are a tourist fishing in Aruba, no fishing license is required. Please keep in mind that spearfishing is prohibited on the island and that all Billfish are catch and release only. 

Oranjestad
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 27710 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The weather is pleasant and so is the fishing. Blue and White Marlin are terrific on the northern or eastern sides of the island. Speedy Wahoo are also ready to be reeled in.

February

The wind is at its strongest, which brings the windsurfers out. Enjoy the mild weather and troll for Wahoo while the bite is still hot. Further offshore, hunt for Blue and White Marlin. 

March

The start of spring brings on the fly fishing season! Head out to the flats in search of juvenile Tarpon and Bonefish. Fishing for Blue and White Marlin offshore is red hot. 

April

It's low season, making it a great time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. Wahoo and Red Snapper fishing is almost as fantastic as chasing White and Blue Marlin is. This is also the time to hook Tarpon on the fly. 

May

As the temperatures heat up, the Tarpon become incredibly active and acrobatic. Now is the time to break some personal records! 

June

It's hot out there and will be for the next few months. There's no better way to cool off than by heading out on the water! Target Tarpon inshore and Mahi Mahi and Tuna in bluewaters. 

July

The hot July weather is great news for holidaymakers. Make the most of the bite by targeting Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Kingfish offshore. If you want to take advantage of Tarpon season, head to the flats. 

August

Make Kingfish and Mahi Mahi your main priority and you'll see the icebox fill up in no time! It's hot out there so try to get an early start.

September

As summer makes way for fall, Sailfish move into the waters surrounding the island. Hop aboard an offshore fishing charter and dedicate your time to hooking this majestic Billfish! 

October

Seasonal rain won't stop you from having a good time! The Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup takes palce and coincides perfectly with Marlin season. This is also your last chance to hook Bonefish or Tarpon.

November

Mid-fall brings rains to this Caribbean paradise. But it’s a matter of minutes before the sun comes out! This is a great time to go Sailfishing, but Blue Marlin steal the show.

December

Rainy December weather takes over and it’s time to troll for Wahoo, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish. Add Red Snapper and Barracuda to your list for delicious tablefare.

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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Call the company first to find what is better at the time. AM or PM fishing. Certain times are better for a specific fish depending if you are looking to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call the company first to find what is better at the time. AM or PM fishing. Certain times are better for a specific fish depending if you are looking to catch.
Jeff  V.
Jeff V. Oranjestad
Suntan lotion, a hat, and be prepared for potentially rough water (Choppy and rollers - it's the wind, right)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Suntan lotion, a hat, and be prepared for potentially rough water (Choppy and rollers - it's the wind, right)
John  B.
John B. Perkasie, PA
I am a novice. But, worked sailboats. We trolled. Did not do bottom fishing. I like the ease and quickness of trolling. It is windy and a bit rough in April. If you do not have sea legs, take anti nausea medications and do not drink night before heading out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am a novice. But, worked sailboats. We trolled. Did not do bottom fishing. I like the ease and quickness of trolling. It is windy and a bit rough in April. If you do not have sea legs, take anti nausea medications and do not drink night before heading out.
Shelley  K.
Shelley K. Oranjestad
Sometimes target fish aren’t running when you’re here . Try to plan your trip when your target fish are known to be active in aruba. Search for charters before your trip and ask questions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes target fish aren’t running when you’re here . Try to plan your trip when your target fish are known to be active in aruba. Search for charters before your trip and ask questions.
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Troy, NY
Be ready for 4' to 6' swells. There is always a 20-30 mph breeze off shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for 4' to 6' swells. There is always a 20-30 mph breeze off shore.
Jon  H.
Jon H. 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

High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Super friendly staff. The captain and mate worked hard to put us on some fish. Caught 2 Mahi Mahi, a small grouper, red snapper, 3 bonitas, and a 40 lb. Shark. Best trip ever.
Stephen  G.
Stephen G. Milford, DE
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
My husband, friend's husband and another friend went on this trip and OMGOSH, they had the best time. Even with extremely rough water, they were able to catch a mahi mahi, and another type of fish. They all came back on cloud 9. Next time we will be booking the 6 hour fishing trip for the guys We would highly recommend Juan Carlos Ponson.
George  P.
George P. Bucksport, SC
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
(82 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
(82 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
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.
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
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 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
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
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(376 reviews)
We did not expect to catch much, given the weather but Captain Roberto and first mate really did a great job getting us the fish. Thanks!
David  W.
David W. Middlesex, NJ
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
Roberto and his crew do a great job. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. The weather was not the best, but the Dorothy was well equipped. We all caught fish and had a great time. 10/10 would go again.
Rebekah  S.
Rebekah S.
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
We didn't catch anything but we were entertained and informed the entire trip. We would go again but hopefully we can catch something next time.
Adam  B.
Adam B. Robinson, IL
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oranjestad
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
Went out starting in the morning and started working our way down towards Baby Beach and the area just off the tip of the island. The crew was excited and ready to get on some fish and mentioned they had some luck there the past few days. Ended up catching just over a half dozen small Blackfin and a Barracuda on the way back. Despite mixture of a few promising hits and follows from a Yellowfin and a White Marlin, we still had a great day out with these guys.
Joe  K.
Joe K. Dallas, Texas