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    First timers...fishing and horseback riding

    Hi Gang!

    I am Caroline and my husband Tom and I are travelling to Aruba in early November. We would like to go fishing early in the week - fishing for dinner fish, not trophies. Would prefer bottom fishing to deep-sea, but we are unfamiliar with the waters - what is best? Any suggestions on this? Most of the charters I've seen are for 3 hours...we are die-hard fishers and would like a 4 - 6 hour trip...is this too much time in Aruba? We did a 8 hr off Panama 2 years ago (in the Pacific) and really filled the freezer; any advice would be welcome!

    I have been a horse owner all of my life, but have never ridden a horse on a beach - DYING to do this! Suggestions, anyone?

    We will be staying near Mangol Halto beach - advice on things to do and see would be welcome too!

    Thanks everyone, and looking forward to Aruba for the first time!

    Caroline

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    Caroline, Welcome to the Aruba board. You will Love Aruba!!

    As far as fishing, I am a diehard fisherman with MANY hours on the sea. Most has been in Florida but I just got back from my 28th trip to Aruba so I have many trips in Aruba also. I did bottom fishing 1 time in Aruba and thats it. The biggest fish that was brought on the boat is what I use for bait in Florida. I will NEVER bottom fish in Aruba again. You need to check Glen out that runs a boat called Hats Off. They troll and I always get wahoo and or mahi mahi to eat. I will also be in Aruba starting Nov 4th and I stay by Mangle Halto at a bed and breakfast called Club Arias. You can e-mail me if you have any questions. Kent
    Snorkel Mangel Halto, day or night with a waterscooter. Check out our website. E-mail Stuart at arubabob@live.com or call Stuart local: 745-7459 Or visit: www.arubabobsnorkeling.com 50th trip Dec 11, 2017

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    http://www.aruba.com/thingstodo/sear...x?bc=excursion
    check out the above link for some fishing charters etc.
    welcome to the aruba.com community forum
    i have ridden at all of the horseback ranches.
    all terrific
    riding on the beach is terrific.
    ponderosa, el paso, gold mine ranch are all good places.

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    Hello Caroline, I posted a review on the fishing and horseback riding we did here:

    On the Island 8/26-9/2

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