Aruba Bottom Fishing Charters

Aruba Bottom Fishing Charters

Best Bottom Fishing Charters in Aruba

Bottom Fishing in Aruba

The tiny island of Aruba is a melting pot of cultures – and the sea offers a range of diverse species, too. Best known for its offshore fishing haunts, the real wealth of fish lies in local reefs and flats. Aruba bottom fishing charters will take you to some of the most productive waters in the Caribbean. Come aboard to land a prized catch under the glorious sun. 

What to Expect

It’s not difficult to see why Aruba is becoming an angling hotspot. In the Caribbean, you’ll target a range of exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish within minutes from shore. 
 
Whether fishing out of the island’s capital, Oranjestad, or its northern port, Noord, you’ll have access to a wealth of fishing grounds. Fish the flats, or head to the nearshore reefs to bottom fish. With trips lasting between four, six, and eight hours, you’ll have plenty of time to discover the variety of fishing on offer. 
 
Beginners may prefer a shorter trip to learn the ropes. Head to the reefs and go after delicious Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and many more. Here, you’ll have the chance to test yourself without the work getting too strenuous. You’ll also get more bang for your buck as you get hit after hit, after hit.
 
The wealth of fish on offer in the reefs will also appeal to the more experienced among you. Yet, if you want a thrilling bottom fishing experience, a trip to the mangrove flats is what you want. 
 
These shallow waters are overflowing with a range of prized fish, such as Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, and Jacks. Often referred to as “hunting the water,” you’ll have to creep up quietly on your prey and cast with precision to lure the bite. As soon as you feel the pull, you’ll know you’re in for the fight of a lifetime.

How to Prepare

As you’re sure to work up a sweat, you’ll be glad to know that most Aruba bottom fishing charters provide drinks. They’re also likely to give you snacks on three-quarter day trips and lunch on a full day trip. If you’re going out for only four hours, you should bring some snacks and drinks of your own.
 
Aboard a sturdy vessel, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day, including rods, reels, and tackle. Make the most of the stunning weather or cool down in the shade. Just make sure to bring some sunscreen, a hat, and shades to protect yourself. 
 
Other than that, you’re good to go! Bring the whole family aboard for a memorable day out on the Caribbean’s stunning waters.
Aruba
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Aruba: 16 fishing charters available

Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(361 reviews)
Noord
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $525

Thaisa II – 36'

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(74 reviews)
Oranjestad
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Adventure Divers/Karma Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(138 reviews)
Oranjestad
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(85 reviews)
Oranjestad
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $428

What anglers said about Bottom Fishing in Aruba

The water was rough so if you’re easily sea sick I would not go. But we had a great time and caught some good fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was rough so if you’re easily sea sick I would not go. But we had a great time and caught some good fish!
Brie-Anne  L.
Brie-Anne L. Oranjestad
Pack a few snacks and tell the Capt. What you want to do. I personally hate offshore trolling so we stayed inshore and picked away at bottom fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pack a few snacks and tell the Capt. What you want to do. I personally hate offshore trolling so we stayed inshore and picked away at bottom fish.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Ridge, NY
Captains stories and humor made up for fishes lack of appetite. Not their fault. But thank them profuciously as the Weems Sisters are now oil tankers tycoons! Would go again without a d doubt.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Captains stories and humor made up for fishes lack of appetite. Not their fault. But thank them profuciously as the Weems Sisters are now oil tankers tycoons! Would go again without a d doubt.
Annette  G.
Annette G. Venice, FL
Use teaser chatters they were awesome I prefer fishing in the morning before the sun gets too hot
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Use teaser chatters they were awesome I prefer fishing in the morning before the sun gets too hot
Ed  B.
Ed B. New York, New York
Taking some bonine prior to the trip is not a bad idea. The waves get pretty high in some of the fishing grounds on the windward side of the island and around the point.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Taking some bonine prior to the trip is not a bad idea. The waves get pretty high in some of the fishing grounds on the windward side of the island and around the point.
Brad  E.
Brad E. UPPER ARLNGTN, OH
Book a larger boat to ha e a smoother ride in the wind and waves, i.e. at least 40-feet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a larger boat to ha e a smoother ride in the wind and waves, i.e. at least 40-feet.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Baltimore, MD
They say this is a slow time of the year for fishing, but if this is slow I can't imagine peak season. 8 Fish in four hours is a good time anywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They say this is a slow time of the year for fishing, but if this is slow I can't imagine peak season. 8 Fish in four hours is a good time anywhere.
Jake  V.
Jake V. Oranjestad
Get a prescription Scopolomine motion sickness path and you will be prepared for high adventure fishing in the normally rough seas of offshore Aruba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a prescription Scopolomine motion sickness path and you will be prepared for high adventure fishing in the normally rough seas of offshore Aruba
Edward  L.
Edward L. Philadelphia, PA
Our particular fishing day was a little slow. The ocean was a bit rough due to the constant wind. We heard there were 5 charter boats out that day. There were only our two catches, and one other from another boat. Not sure if that's the norm this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our particular fishing day was a little slow. The ocean was a bit rough due to the constant wind. We heard there were 5 charter boats out that day. There were only our two catches, and one other from another boat. Not sure if that's the norm this time of year.
Rick  B.
Rick B. Corapeake, NC
The waves were ROLLING due to the Aruba winds but other than that, amazing time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The waves were ROLLING due to the Aruba winds but other than that, amazing time!
Brian  S.
Brian S. Brentwood, TN
Took a little bit to start getting bites but when they started it was fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Took a little bit to start getting bites but when they started it was fun.
Vincent  J.
Vincent J. Levittown, PA
Make sure to bring snacks on board with you, maybe some hand sanitizer and lots of sunscreen. I would even suggest for the ladies to bring some wet wipes, just in case they run out of toilet paper =)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring snacks on board with you, maybe some hand sanitizer and lots of sunscreen. I would even suggest for the ladies to bring some wet wipes, just in case they run out of toilet paper =)
Ashley  G.
Ashley G. Miami, FL
The sea state was a bit rougher than I expected but the experience was still phenomenal. Great job by the crew!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The sea state was a bit rougher than I expected but the experience was still phenomenal. Great job by the crew!
Michael  Z.
Michael Z. Lebanon, TN
This is a great trip for novices and experienced fishers. They provide everything you need, give lots of great information and are so helpful and nice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great trip for novices and experienced fishers. They provide everything you need, give lots of great information and are so helpful and nice.
Sue  R.
Sue R. St Louis, Missouri
Be ready for some wind and be ready to catch fish. Aruba is truly a hidden saltwater fishing destination.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for some wind and be ready to catch fish. Aruba is truly a hidden saltwater fishing destination.
Chris  A.
Chris A. Holdrege, NE
Dramamine, choppy seas, not for small children or anyone who gets nervous easily
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamine, choppy seas, not for small children or anyone who gets nervous easily
Michael  G.
Michael G. Sabaneta
For ANY 1sr time deep sea fishers. Dont drink the night before, ront go to casibo night before and if you have a weak stomach dr ik nk coffee sparingly morning of and bring tums or pepto bismol. If you've done this before just expect s great time, especially on the Carla charter
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For ANY 1sr time deep sea fishers. Dont drink the night before, ront go to casibo night before and if you have a weak stomach dr ik nk coffee sparingly morning of and bring tums or pepto bismol. If you've done this before just expect s great time, especially on the Carla charter
Chelsea  G.
Chelsea G. Ravena, NY
Go fishing, it is worth it. I don't recommend it for all children, but I went with my 8 year old son and we loved it. If my son would want to do this again I would do it again for and with him.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Go fishing, it is worth it. I don't recommend it for all children, but I went with my 8 year old son and we loved it. If my son would want to do this again I would do it again for and with him.
Robby  D.
Robby D. Paramaribo, Distrikt Paramaribo
Be ready for some tall waves off the end of the island, whether north or south.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for some tall waves off the end of the island, whether north or south.
Juan  A.
Juan A. Oranjestad
Take some seasickness pills, the seas are rougher than normal with the tradewinds pushing them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take some seasickness pills, the seas are rougher than normal with the tradewinds pushing them.
Geoff  N.
Geoff N. Seffner, FL

Top Targeted Bottom Fishing Species in Aruba