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 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Aruba: 19 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(340 reviews)
Oranjestad
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $410
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(219 reviews)
Noord
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(98 reviews)
Oranjestad
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(151 reviews)
Oranjestad
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trips from $350

What anglers said about Bottom Fishing in Aruba

Great trip! It was less wavy than expected with windy conditions and we stayed within sight of the shore. We did take gravol/wrist bands to mitigate sea sickness and would definitely go for another fishing excursion!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip! It was less wavy than expected with windy conditions and we stayed within sight of the shore. We did take gravol/wrist bands to mitigate sea sickness and would definitely go for another fishing excursion!
Brittany  M.
Brittany M. Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful weather. Easy trip out a mile or two into the ocean to catch some ocean floor fish. Even in the sunny afternoon we were able to catch some Coney Grouper and Triggerfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful weather. Easy trip out a mile or two into the ocean to catch some ocean floor fish. Even in the sunny afternoon we were able to catch some Coney Grouper and Triggerfish.
Johnathan  W.
Johnathan W. Johnson City, TN
Call the company first to find what is better at the time. AM or PM fishing. Certain times are better for a specific fish depending if you are looking to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call the company first to find what is better at the time. AM or PM fishing. Certain times are better for a specific fish depending if you are looking to catch.
Jeff  V.
Jeff V. Oranjestad
We had 5 or 6 hook-ups during the 31/2 hours of trolling and we got 2 fish to the boat. One was a decent Wahoo which I told the Captain was my target species. The water was a little rough where the Wahoo were so if you are prone to sea sickness, probably not a good trip for you. One of the bottom fishing trips might be better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had 5 or 6 hook-ups during the 31/2 hours of trolling and we got 2 fish to the boat. One was a decent Wahoo which I told the Captain was my target species. The water was a little rough where the Wahoo were so if you are prone to sea sickness, probably not a good trip for you. One of the bottom fishing trips might be better.
Mario  M.
Mario M. Windham, NH
Suntan lotion, a hat, and be prepared for potentially rough water (Choppy and rollers - it's the wind, right)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Suntan lotion, a hat, and be prepared for potentially rough water (Choppy and rollers - it's the wind, right)
John  B.
John B. Perkasie, PA
I am a novice. But, worked sailboats. We trolled. Did not do bottom fishing. I like the ease and quickness of trolling. It is windy and a bit rough in April. If you do not have sea legs, take anti nausea medications and do not drink night before heading out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am a novice. But, worked sailboats. We trolled. Did not do bottom fishing. I like the ease and quickness of trolling. It is windy and a bit rough in April. If you do not have sea legs, take anti nausea medications and do not drink night before heading out.
Shelley  K.
Shelley K. Oranjestad
Get excited to have fun, excitement and great memories. Also tell them Mike recommended you .., lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get excited to have fun, excitement and great memories. Also tell them Mike recommended you .., lol
Michael  P.
Michael P. Bristol, CT
Sometimes target fish aren’t running when you’re here . Try to plan your trip when your target fish are known to be active in aruba. Search for charters before your trip and ask questions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes target fish aren’t running when you’re here . Try to plan your trip when your target fish are known to be active in aruba. Search for charters before your trip and ask questions.
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Troy, NY
Heavy sunscreen and protective clothing; the sun is no joke!! And the biggest recommendation is don’t drink the night before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Heavy sunscreen and protective clothing; the sun is no joke!! And the biggest recommendation is don’t drink the night before.
Gary  H.
Gary H. Sanbornton, NH
Be ready for 4' to 6' swells. There is always a 20-30 mph breeze off shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for 4' to 6' swells. There is always a 20-30 mph breeze off shore.
Jon  H.
Jon H. Oranjestad
Like anywhere else - fishing is hit or miss. We were deep sea fishing so its even more hit or miss. We did catch two very nice Wahoo one 3 feet and one 4 feet beautiful fish. Nice fight.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Like anywhere else - fishing is hit or miss. We were deep sea fishing so its even more hit or miss. We did catch two very nice Wahoo one 3 feet and one 4 feet beautiful fish. Nice fight.
Wilfred  D.  J.
Wilfred D. J. Plymouth, Michigan
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

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