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
4.3 / 5
Based on 28,747 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Bottom Fishing in Aruba

Drink a few beers first thing in the morning. Seas are rough for the average, non sea-going folks, like ourselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Drink a few beers first thing in the morning. Seas are rough for the average, non sea-going folks, like ourselves.
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Book a longer trip to allow enough time to fish the eastern side of the island.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a longer trip to allow enough time to fish the eastern side of the island.
Ke Pasa Fishing Charter
Ke Pasa Fishing Charter
We really liked the sunset tour. Wasn't too hot, but prepare for it to be windy. Because it was and always is windy on the water according to our guides.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We really liked the sunset tour. Wasn't too hot, but prepare for it to be windy. Because it was and always is windy on the water according to our guides.
The Hooker Charters
The Hooker Charters
It's a boat. Aruba has high winds so the water can be rocky. If you're unsure of getting sick I'd suggest taking seasick medicine ahead of time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a boat. Aruba has high winds so the water can be rocky. If you're unsure of getting sick I'd suggest taking seasick medicine ahead of time.
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
A good day fishing, catch or not, makes for a good day altogether! Just enjoy the trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A good day fishing, catch or not, makes for a good day altogether! Just enjoy the trip!
High Times Bertram 33'
High Times Bertram 33'
Captain said bottom fishing was a little more dependable the week we were there. Caught 10-12 fish in less than 2 hours before I had to cut it short for the kids. When we docked I saw another crew that went deep sea fishing with about 8 fish laid out with a nice sized bonito and mahi so seems like both are productive
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain said bottom fishing was a little more dependable the week we were there. Caught 10-12 fish in less than 2 hours before I had to cut it short for the kids. When we docked I saw another crew that went deep sea fishing with about 8 fish laid out with a nice sized bonito and mahi so seems like both are productive
Adventure Divers/Karma Charters
Adventure Divers/Karma Charters
Be prepared for choppy waters. This is real deep sea fishing, with 15-20 foot swells on normal weather days.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for choppy waters. This is real deep sea fishing, with 15-20 foot swells on normal weather days.
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Get a pro to help you. Lots of guys came in empty handed. We were blessed to get 2 fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a pro to help you. Lots of guys came in empty handed. We were blessed to get 2 fish.
Charter Making Memories Aruba
Charter Making Memories Aruba
Trolling and teaser fishing can be hit or miss. Never a guarantee. If it’s important to make sure everyone catches fish or kids are onboard, then try a bottom fishing trip. The weather and sea are beautiful. Can be very windy at times.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trolling and teaser fishing can be hit or miss. Never a guarantee. If it’s important to make sure everyone catches fish or kids are onboard, then try a bottom fishing trip. The weather and sea are beautiful. Can be very windy at times.
Ke Pasa Fishing Charter
Ke Pasa Fishing Charter
I would recommend lifting weights for a few months before your trip so you can catch more fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend lifting weights for a few months before your trip so you can catch more fish.
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
The North side of the island has large swells, so if you get motion sickness, you will definitely want patches or medication. We did see land the entire time during our trip, so that did help keep your eye on the horizon.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The North side of the island has large swells, so if you get motion sickness, you will definitely want patches or medication. We did see land the entire time during our trip, so that did help keep your eye on the horizon.
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Maybe not all species are hitting but a lot are. One boat landed a handful of wahoo and tamed a sailfish which are typically scarce this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe not all species are hitting but a lot are. One boat landed a handful of wahoo and tamed a sailfish which are typically scarce this time of year.
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Fishing had been slow and alot of boats had not caught any in the last few days but got to reel in 19 Bonita!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing had been slow and alot of boats had not caught any in the last few days but got to reel in 19 Bonita!
Ke Pasa Fishing Charter
Ke Pasa Fishing Charter
Fishing had been slow so the fact that we were about to haul in some fish was nice. No real big ones but we have have big ones in the past!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing had been slow so the fact that we were about to haul in some fish was nice. No real big ones but we have have big ones in the past!
Teaser Charters – 35’
Teaser Charters – 35’
windy, waves can be a little rough on in the ocean, don't way too much too close to depart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
windy, waves can be a little rough on in the ocean, don't way too much too close to depart
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
We booked the morning run and had a great experience. Crew says it doesn’t matter time of day to fish. We wore runners and shorts/swimsuits. Sunscreen. Bring a cooler to put any fish you wish to take home and they will supply ice. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t catch fish for a bit as the first few minutes is travelling to where most of the fish are. They supply water and Coke. Enjoy!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We booked the morning run and had a great experience. Crew says it doesn’t matter time of day to fish. We wore runners and shorts/swimsuits. Sunscreen. Bring a cooler to put any fish you wish to take home and they will supply ice. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t catch fish for a bit as the first few minutes is travelling to where most of the fish are. They supply water and Coke. Enjoy!!
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Dorothy Fishing Charters
Expect wind and chop, if you get seasick or are unsure, bring dramamene or patches
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect wind and chop, if you get seasick or are unsure, bring dramamene or patches
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Sunrise Charters N.V.
Seas can get very rough take necessary meds if you are the type to get motion sickness.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seas can get very rough take necessary meds if you are the type to get motion sickness.
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Make sure you are able to be in 10 -12 ft seas boat is plenty safe for this
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure you are able to be in 10 -12 ft seas boat is plenty safe for this
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Make sure that the sea's are not really rough, and you get to keep all of your catch.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Make sure that the sea's are not really rough, and you get to keep all of your catch.
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker
Kristel Fishing Aruba – 44’ Striker

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