Captain
Yuri Van Kampen

Member since June 2016 Kralendijk, Bonaire
Background
Fishing has been a part of my life ever since I could walk and every moment I could go fishing I was fishing. After moving to Bonaire and getting hooked on saltwater fishing there was not much else I would rather do than taking people out and getting them just as hooked as I am to fishing offshore or on the flats
Techniques
Going after that big one is of course on everybody's bucket list and therefore I love big game trolling for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, and pelagics like Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. Fishing with live bait and light tackle for Mahi Mahi and Wahoo is also very exiting to me. Jigging with light or medium tackle can also bring a variety of species into the boat, from Blackfin Tuna, to Jacks, and even Wahoo. The moment that fish strikes and the reel starts screaming you know you have some cranking to do. Ulitmate light tackle in the flats for bonefish and other shallow water species is a very nice change of scenery, and the fishing style/technique requires real finesse. Trying to present your jig or fly just at the right time and place and being able to see the fish take it is priceless.

Hey, I'm Captain Yuri Van Kampen

Kralendijk, Bonaire
Background
Fishing has been a part of my life ever since I could walk and every moment I could go fishing I was fishing. After moving to Bonaire and getting hooked on saltwater fishing there was not much else I would rather do than taking people out and getting them just as hooked as I am to fishing offshore or on the flats
Techniques
Going after that big one is of course on everybody's bucket list and therefore I love big game trolling for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, and pelagics like Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. Fishing with live bait and light tackle for Mahi Mahi and Wahoo is also very exiting to me. Jigging with light or medium tackle can also bring a variety of species into the boat, from Blackfin Tuna, to Jacks, and even Wahoo. The moment that fish strikes and the reel starts screaming you know you have some cranking to do. Ulitmate light tackle in the flats for bonefish and other shallow water species is a very nice change of scenery, and the fishing style/technique requires real finesse. Trying to present your jig or fly just at the right time and place and being able to see the fish take it is priceless.

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Bonaire Big Game Fishing

7 reviews
Kralendijk
trips from $395

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Half Day with Captain Yuri and Fabian
Half Day with Captain Yuri and Fabian
Half Day with Captain Yuri and Fabian
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Andrew G.
Chicago, IL
 4.67
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Half Day with Captain Yuri and Fabian

VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
We enjoyed a half day trip with our two friends and 13 year old son.  Trip met and exceeded all expectations.  Captain...
Andrew G. recommends Bonaire Big Game Fishing
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Lou P.
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, And Saba
 5.00
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Half a day trip with captain yuri

VERIFIED   March 11, 2020
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Lynwood G.
Kralendijk, Bonaire
 5.00
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8 Hour Deep sea Fishing trip with Yuri and Sam

VERIFIED   July 4, 2019
We left at dawn. Our Family had a great experience. Captain Yuri is very knowledgeable. Sam is an expert deckhand and fisherman....
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Dave V.
Falls Church, Virginia
 5.00
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We did a half day charter

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Went on a half day charter and had a great time!  Both Yuri and Fabian worked hard to make sure we got into fish. ...
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Margaret K.
Kralendijk, BO
 4.67
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Yuri and Mate Fabian

VERIFIED   July 4, 2018
We had a wonderful trip with these two. They are very friendly, knowledgable about the fish in the area, told us all about...
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