Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters

Member since February 2014

Oranjestad, Aruba

Background
Mahi Mahi charters' fleet is comprised of spacious, diesel-powered vessels that are known for its swiftness and comfort. The dock is only minutes away from the prolific drop-off, teeming with a variety of game fish that attract thousands of anglers each year.

Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters

Oranjestad, Aruba
Background
Mahi Mahi charters' fleet is comprised of spacious, diesel-powered vessels that are known for its swiftness and comfort. The dock is only minutes away from the prolific drop-off, teeming with a variety of game fish that attract thousands of anglers each year.

Our Charter Listings

Oranjestad
trips from
US$ 550
Oranjestad
trips from
US$ 400
Oranjestad
trips from
US$ 400

Customer Reviews

3.63 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Cesar Benitez does not recommend Kepasa -  42’ Hatteras

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thank you Capt Peter, We had a good 1/2 day fishing on th Seaiesta, we caught mahi-mahi and Bonita , the captain and crew work continuously to find fish and we caught fish throught out the whole trip. It was a good day!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, January 2, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 8, 2017

I contacted the captain as fishing booker suggested in their email 5 days before we were scheduled to fish. The captain calls me at 5 am EST and tells me he cannot hold the trip unless he has a credit card even though I explained I would pay him in person and I had already placed a deposit.  I found out after we boarded the boat that he has charged my credit card the full price plus the additional deposit fishing booker had already charged me.  I got a receipt for the cash payment I gave him since he said he had refunded my credit card already,  So here it is 2 weeks later and he still has not refunded my card and keeps saying he is about to do it, and gives me an amount that is $200 less than what he charged.  So now I have to try and stop payment and get the money back. 
That is the biggest problem,  the minor problem is that I felt like there was no desire to catch fish, they have no fish finders on the boat, the electronics are very outdated.  they never changed the bait or tried moving around, they kept circling around the same area for 3 hours until I finally said just take us back in. This boat is a fraud, they should never be allowed to charter fishing trips. The total catch was 3 fish that weighed about 2 lbs each. We have fished as a family in each of the last few years when we visit an island and this was by far the worse.  We have not always caught fish but we have always had a pleasant experience with the captain and the mate.  The highlight of the trip was when they circled closer to the oil rigs and we got a closer look.  We had a great Aruba experience but the day aboard the Sea-iesta was and still is very upsetting.  Please save yourself from these headaches and stay away from this boat.  I am just hoping be able to get the $710 that is owed to us.

Tom Imondi does not recommend Sea-iesta - 54’ Bertram

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Captain and crew were not friendly and did not communicate with us. There did not appear to be language problem they were just not friendly. Would not recommend them.

William Wolak does not recommend Kepasa -  42’ Hatteras

Fished October 2016

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

we are sorry to hear tried to find out we had a crew of very expierenced men they could not remember any of this only that they caught few fish

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Crew was excellent.

Dan Mccallan does not recommend Sea-iesta - 54’ Bertram

Fished September 2016

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thank you hope ta see you back soon

Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

Trolling for fish and they didn’t know where to catch them !!!! I have fished on many trips to the Caribbean and by far this was the worst!!!! Boat was filthy and crew was not very knowledgeable!!! don’t waste your time r money!!!!

John Moss does not recommend Kepasa -  42’ Hatteras

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Trip started fine then the water got very rough. We caught no fish.  Later found that the word around town is if you hire the Mahi Mahi you don’t catch fish.

Cliff Schroeder does not recommend Mahi Mahi - 42’ Hatteras

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 28, 2016

Long day on rough seas.  One Tuna.  Catch was low for most boats that day.  Two days later everybody had fish.

Fished March 2016

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

thank you that s how it goes one day yes the other no regards peter

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Had a great time and a fabulous crew - Marvin & Rudolf. They were very attentive to my 14 years old son, we’ll definitely return and will look them up for more fishing adventures. They caught nice big fish, mahi mahi, King fish, wahu. Great experiece and highly recommend!! ”

Fished March 2016

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

thank you we are proud to serve you

Went fishing on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Little rocky off of Aruba but we caught some fish and the boys enjoyed the catch (in between getting a little sick overboard). The first mate was a lot of fun and made it very enjoyable. I’d schedule again!!

Fished March 2016

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 28, 2016

thank you i will pass it to david the mate peter

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We called 24 hours ahead because sea was so rough! They said it was fine! All 7 of us were sick in the first hour! We were out 4 hours out of the 8 that we booked!
After calling the day before questioning the situation they never offered us any type of reimbursement!
The first mate David was awesome, we don’t blame him. The captain wasn’t helpful from the first phone call! Think twice about booking with Peter!!!

Richard Smith does not recommend Sea-iesta - 54’ Bertram

Fished February 2016

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, February 13, 2016

dear richard, thank you for your comments with regards too the weather ii is windy in aruba the seas were not rougher than normal this time of the year. my other two boats and many other charter boats had no problem with the seas.for us this is the busy time of the year and thus if we lose trips because people get sick then we lose too.before we left i introduced the boat to everyone and explained that if you feel a bit strange then donot stay in the airconditioned room because you will feel worse i understand that most ladies stayed inside and therefore got sick as well also you came on board with two cases of beer and you left with one so that i may assume that you consumed one case we had 3 to 4 persons on the bridge who did not drink i did not see it then 4 persons had and average of 5 beers that does not help either. it is a pity that it went like it went
regards peter

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Peter, the captain, and Dave, the deck hand, were both very nice and helpful. The boat was very adequate and had a bathroom which was nice and we were able to bring our own fully stocked cooler. We were allowed to go all the way to the top deck as Peter took us close by some local drilling rigs. It was a good experience and Dave was a pleasure to speak to about the island and the island lifestyle, we got to learn a lot.
That being said, everything was great except for the fishing. We were out for 6 hours and caught 2 small fish. We paid almost $1,100 and the fishing was not good. This was my first time and I had always heard stories of pulling fish in left and right. This was definitely not the case.
If you are looking for a great time with some great people and have the $$$ for a fun boat ride where you may catch some fish, then definitely book it. If you want to catch a lot of fish I would research and see how the fishing is for your time of the season. It was not good for us during the first week of January. Also we spoke with them the next day and they said they caught nothing.
Overall a fun experience and it’s not their fault the fish weren’t biting. I just may have spent all that money differently if I would have known I wouldn’t have even reeled in one fish.

Fished January 2016

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 11, 2016

we are sorry but that happens sometimes

Went fishing on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Crew was great hard working caught 2 nice wahoo and a small barracuda missed a couple also so plenty of action

Fished October 2015

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 14, 2015

thank you we were happy to have you on board hope to see you in the future
regards peter

Went fishing on Thursday, June 18, 2015

We had a good trip. We did not take kepasa, we were sent to one of mahi mahi’a other boats. This was my third trip deep sea fishing. We caught two fish. The captain and crew seemed a bit disinterested, once we caught the first fish. They seemed relieved and did not seem to care to catch more. “We were trying to catch one and we got two” They were very nice and friendly. Overall it was a good trip but not my best.

Fished June 2015

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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 21, 2015

i am sorry to hear will take it up with captain roy thanks for the info . kind regards peter

Went fishing on Thursday, December 4, 2014

We had a great time. Caught some nice tuna.

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, January 24, 2014

This was a nice fishing trip. I fished with my two teenage boys. The crew was really good and gave their best to put as on fish. The outcome were 6 Keepers, unforunately not big species but that’s why is called fishing, not catching. Seas were rough and we decided to stay south.

This was a good one.

Fished January 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, June 13, 2014

We’ve arrived on time at the dock. Only bad thing that day was that owner tried to put us on a much smaller boat but we insisted and showed papers for our reservation - all the good. We went out for 6 hours and caught a nice big Mahi, few smaller Mahi, Wahoo and five Blackfin Tuna!
Crew was great! I heard few people complaining about weather conditions that day, but if you want to catch something, you need to go where the fish are.

It was a great day!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Trip was ok. We did catch two fish and that was fun. Both the Capitan and helper were not very friendly and did not talk much. Helper smoked non-stop and that was irritating as when you are on a small boat you cannot get away from the smoke. Boat was clean and well maintained. On the second fish we caught the reel would not work correctly and the captain had to pull the fish by hand. I would say equipment was not in best of shape.

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Boat was in decent not awesome shape. We caught 7 fish on 6 hr trip, couple nice ones. Main complaint for me was not being told that credit card use would be “taxed” 4.8% ( $32). I woulda just brought more cash.

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 29, 2014

It was a great trip. The Capt. Like so many have no personality but the first mate Hyro was fantastic ! We caught a huge Dolphin and all people on the boat put fish on Board. Capt. Peter had our fish sent over to Barney’s where they prepared it for us that night 4 different ways. OUSTANDING ! Overall good trip and worth the money. Thanks for the help putting it together

Fished June 2014

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