Hatts Off Charters owner Glenn Carvalhal

Member since June 2015

Oranjestad, Aruba

Background
Glenn is a retired executive living his life-long dream of operating a first-class fishing charter. He loves boats and fishing, and has always had a passion for tinkering with anything that floats on the water. He possesses over 25 years of experience in fishing the local waters.

Hatts Off Charters owner Glenn Carvalhal

Oranjestad, Aruba
Background
Glenn is a retired executive living his life-long dream of operating a first-class fishing charter. He loves boats and fishing, and has always had a passion for tinkering with anything that floats on the water. He possesses over 25 years of experience in fishing the local waters.

Our Charter Listings

Oranjestad
trips from
US$ 440

Fishing Reports

Happy "catching" day!

July 25, 2015

Repeat customer Andy and family had another fun day aboard "Hatts Off". Nice Wahoo. Mahi-Mahi and Yellowfin tuna. Crew fileted them and they had a big bbq that night! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.61 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rusty and Sherwin were friendly and professional.  Fishing was a bit slow but we caught 2 very nice Mahi Mahi.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

We had a remarkably great day fishing with Hatts Off. Rusty, Sherwin & Alex provided a truly memorable outing for my son & me. We caught wahoo, amberjack and bonito in plenty. The action never stopped! The friendly & knowledgeable staff, especially Sherwin whose energy was boundless, made for a fun time. I’d recommend Hatts Off to anyone.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

Rusty and Sherwin were a great crew. They worked very hard all day to ensure we caught some great fish. Very professional..great boat.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 3, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Had an amazing half day charter on the Hatts Off with the Captain and first mate Sherwin. We caught wahoo and a barracuda!  My nephews enjoyed their Christmas present!!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Captain Rusty and first mate Greg were pleasant. The fishing was slow but they worked hard for what we got. I will go out with them next time I get back to Aruba!!!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Loved the boat .  Made the right choice when booking on line.  Rusty and sherwin were the best. Very friendly and knowledgeable.  They did everything to make you catch fish. Then they fillet the fish for you.  Great day. Would recommend.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, December 19, 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 12, 2016

We had a great time. The crew was prepared and knowledgeable. Caught 2 sailfish on a half day trip. I would recommend this trip. December 2016.

Brad

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 5, 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, November 11, 2016

These guys are great.  Everyone on board came home with a catch which included a 53” monster barracuda!  The boat is friendly and very professional. The mate did an extraordinary job of keeping the lines from entangling when we hooked into two dolphin at once. And the captain was always attentive to the throttle depending upon whether the fish on line was running toward or away from the boat.  I would recommend them to everyone.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Crew was friendly and professional. Had good hookups

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew was still was causing problems. We should have canceled the trip. The ocean was extremely rough and the after-effects of the hurricane made the trip a complete waste of 4 hours. We caught 1 small Dolphin Fish (Mahi). Hardly worth getting tossed around for 4 hours. Although I appreciated the efforts of the Captain and First Mate, I wonder whether they should have had the good sense to cancel the trip. Perhaps the loss in revenue from previous canceled charters influenced their decision to push forward with a doomed trip. I suspected that much when I noticed every other charter boat stayed in the marina.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, January 11, 2016

This was a great experience start to finish! Professional, prepared and knowledgeable. We have had the opportunity to fish great locations from the keys on down to Aruba and rate the Hatts Off operation as top shelf. Thank you and we will be back!

Fished January 2016

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Hatts Off Charters owner Glenn Carvalhal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thanks Scott. Glad you enjoyed it!
Glenn, Rusty and Jairo.

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My son and I took Hatts Off in search of Wahoo.
And we were very successful. Rusty and Jacko did a great job helping us land 3 very nice fish from our morning trip.
Took Hatts Off because it was available, a larger boat with room to spare, and the mate we had been with on a prior trip.
Would surely recommend this trip and crew for a fun and successful fishing trip.
No negatives about the trip.
All good.

Fished January 2016

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Hatts Off Charters owner Glenn Carvalhal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your trip with us yesterday!
Come fish with us the next time you are on our “One Happy Island”!

Went fishing on Monday, November 9, 2015

Seas a little rough but the bite was great! We boated 9 Mahi Mahi and 2 Bill fish. The action was great but we were glad we that 2 of the 4 of us had some experience in off shore fishing prior to taking this trip. We fished in 5’ to 6’ seas and you needed to be fast on your feet at all times. Rusty and Hiram did a nice job putting us on the fish. Only concern is that we got tangled up a little more than I was accustom to but you can’t get tangled up if you are not on the fish!!!!
One of the girls with us caught both of the Bill Fish and it was her first time with off shore fishing!! I have gone many times and have yet to catch one…..but I will take my chances again with Hatts Off Fishing when I come back!!
We had tons of fun and an experience of a life time.

Thanks to the Hatts Off Team!

Fished November 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, October 30, 2015

Great trip great captain and crew

Fished October 2015

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Hatts Off Charters owner Glenn Carvalhal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hi Mark;

Thanks for choosing “Hatts Off” for your Aruba fishing trip. Glad you enjoyed it! Always fun with those Mahi-Mahi!

Hope you both enjoy the rest of your vacation in Aruba and come back and fish with us again sometime.

Kind regards,

Glenn, Rusty and Sherwin