Catch your ‘beauty of the ocean’ and hop aboard one of many deep sea fishing charters in Aruba that hunt for game fish.
Aruba is a haven for deep-sea fishing with about 18 sport fishing charter companies offering adrenaline-rushing half-day and full-day excursions on sports yachts.
Visit Hadicurari and meet the fishermen. Try going out fishing with them and share a beer and good times and listen to their tales of “the one that got away”.
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Featured Deep Sea Fishing Activities
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On the Water
The turquoise water of Aruba’s southern Caribbean sea embraces our happy island like a hug.
Set sail for a glorious cruise along Aruba’s scenic coastline.
Surf & Paddle Board
Glide across our tranquil waters on a paddleboard or catch a wave at one of our surf breaks.
Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience a feeling of exhilaration just as the parachute fills with air.
Jetski, Jetlev, & Seabob
Amp up your Caribbean vacation with exhilarating motorized water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.
Have a unique vacation experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, real submarine, or sea trek.
Kite & Windsurfing
Aruba’s constant trade winds, extensive shallows, and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.
Aruba has in its proximity two private islands: Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.
Kayak & Canoe
Kayak through Aruba’s calm waters and mangrove lagoons along Aruba’s southern fringe.
Scuba Diving & Snorkel
Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home by waving sea fans or encounter a school of blue parrotfish.
Join local fishing crews on the waters five to seven miles offshore for game fish such as mahi-mahi, bonito, dorado, amberjack, black and yellowfin tuna, barracuda, sailfish, kingfish, blue marlin, and shark. Catch your own and make sure to strike a pose back in the harbor with your unique catch.
You may have noticed that there are many seafood items on the menus of our local restaurants. Deep sea fishing in Aruba is very a popular pastime, and it is very likely that the “Catch of the Day” you had for dinner was caught that way. Visitors can also enjoy the adventurous experience of Aruba fishing for themselves. Many Aruba fishing charters will offer tours that facilitate deep sea fishing and even provide tips for fly fishing in Aruba.
Bottom fishing is done in shallower water (100-300 feet deep) with the engine stopped, drifting over spots known to have concentrations of fish such as snapper, grouper, triggerfish, and squirrelfish.
Today, there remains about 120 full-time active fishermen on Aruba. Fundacion Centro di Pesca Hadicurari, tucked between Moomba Beach and Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club in Palm Beach, is a gathering place for fishermen and their families. You can join for a local bite and drinks, yet it is also dedicated to preserving Aruba’s fishing tradition, trying to balance it with modern methods.