Deep Sea Fishing in Aruba
The deep sea fishing Aruba is known for always has something to deliver. Anglers here catch the likes of Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi all year. With the hottest fishing grounds just a few miles from shore, this world class fishery is all the more accessible. So come aboard, drop your line in several hundred feet of water, then head back to shore in time to enjoy your catch for lunch!
When to Go Deep Sea Fishing
Most local charter fleets are based in the capital city Oranjestad, on the west side of the island where the winds and water stay calmest. Depending on your target species and the time of year, fishing grounds on the north and south side of the island can produce some of the best action.
In fall, many anglers chase after Sailfish along the banks of the south shore, then they head north in winter to catch Blue and White Marlin. If you’re eager to hook into all three of these Billfish and earn bragging rights to a Grand Slam, plan on fishing in late fall.
Summer marks the peak season for Tuna and Mahi Mahi, while winter is all about Wahoo, Marlin, and bottom fish.
Aruba Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Handline fishing is the most common method used in Aruba, and you can expect to try your hand at this while deep sea fishing here. Relying on little more than a fishing line, hooks, and lead weights, local anglers fish in water hundreds of feet deep and wrestle with massive game fish, often pulling them aboard with their bare hands. Alternatively, some local charter boats troll with live bait or lures to help you catch pelagic predators like Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
With steep drop offs only minutes from the dock, it takes no time at all to reach the fishing grounds. Anglers can take their pick of 4, 6, and 8 hour charters, typically ranging from $400-$800 in price. Trips usually include fishing licenses, bait, and gear.
All in all, it’s easy to make a little space in both your schedule and your budget for a chance to explore the magnificent deep sea fishing Aruba has on its doorstep!
Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Aruba
- Size 15 to 35lbs
- Food Value Average
- Game Qualities Excellent
- Habitats Nearshore, Offshore, Reef
What People Are Saying About Deep Sea Fishing in Aruba
"3/4 day trip with captain Mike and deck hand Thomas. "
I have been deep sea fishing about 30 times and this captain and more importantly, deck hand, were the best I have worked with. I sent some friends to this crew also and they said they were incredible too. I recommend these guys for every fishing trip you ever take.
"6hr. trip with captain Sergio"
We did not quite make the 6 hours due to the rough water, but it was a fantastic time. The captain and the first mate very attentive, helpful and answered all of our questions. Cleaned and filleted our catch. Wahoo very good, but the Barracuda was exceptional! We would highly recommend this experience to any and all who would like to deep sea fish.
"Half day trip with Nell and Joel"
We headed out at 6:45 am, caught tuna and mahi-mahi, learned more about Aruba then we knew before. This was our 10th time on the island. The captain and his first mate were outstanding. Would highly recommend anyone coming to Aruba and wishing to deep sea fish, contact Thaisa II.