Derek Kleinveld

Member since October 2014

Jan Thiel, Curacao

Background
Derek Kleinveld heads a team of experienced captains at Smallfield Adventures. They all have a lifetime of fishing experience and have been running charters for as much as 20 years. Trips aboard the Party Hooker will always be run by skilled, seasoned captains who know these waters like the back of their hand.

Derek Kleinveld

Jan Thiel, Curacao
Background
Derek Kleinveld heads a team of experienced captains at Smallfield Adventures. They all have a lifetime of fishing experience and have been running charters for as much as 20 years. Trips aboard the Party Hooker will always be run by skilled, seasoned captains who know these waters like the back of their hand.

Our Charter Listings

Jan Thiel
trips from
US$ 150

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

Boat
Crew
Overall
5 star
4
4
4 star
0
0
3 star
0
0
2 star
0
0
1 star
0
0
Dominguito
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Had a great trip with Capt Derek and mate yesterday. Full of action, about 10 hits of blackfin tuna, bonito and barracuda. We did not catch the big ones, although a shark attacked the bait twice right behind the boat. That was close. Enjoyed chasing the birds (which were chasing the fish) and seeing baitfish jumping out of the water. Despite high winds, waves did not exceed 6 ft and the boat did not care. Captain is very enthousiastic and shares a lot of his decades long experience. Definitely worth a recommendation!

Fished February 2018

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I had a great day, fishing with one other fellow, and Capt Derek on Party Warrior.  While the Capt & mate worked hard all day, up and down the break , to find fish we didn’t have much luck.  Not for lack of effort.

I did have the unique experience of landing a barracuda on a handline - too cool.

Capt Derek is a lifetime Curacao fisherman who obviously enjoys what he does and wants to make the trip fun and a great learning experience.

Thanks to Capt Derek.

Fished December 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As with all of life, it is the people we meet that make the journey worthwhile.  Captain Derek and first mate Arnold created an awesome fishing adventure for us.  They are professional fisherman who are passionate about their sport and eager to share it with guests.  My wife and I have been on several chartered fishing trips and this was the best!  We learned a great deal about Curacao and about fishing for barracuda, wahoo, tuna, and marlin.  While we didn’t land the big wahoo, we did catch tuna, bonita, and two nice-sized barracuda and learned a lot in the process.  Of course, the cooler was well stocked and we enjoyed some tasty freshly-caught black fin tuna sashimi afterwards.  I would recommend Captain Derek and will use him the next time I am in Curacao!

Fished July 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Not a single hit for our boat all day long.  Definitely a fishing day,  not a catching one.  Can’t blame it on anything but the fishing gods however.  First class boat,  captain and mate.

Fished February 2016

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall