View Full Version : Looking for Fishing Charter that someone has used

Cold in NY
12-09-2007, 09:25 PM
:DWe booked our trip for the 3rd week of January and are looking for a recommendation from someone who has used some of the charters not just links telling us about them. Has anyone been on a charter besides that guy who caught the 5ft sailfish? We were thinking of Kenny's Toy or teaser? any suggestions would be so helpful! Thanks!!

12-10-2007, 03:41 AM
I am leaving for Aruba in just a few hours (I am also pretty cold in NY as well) and will be chartering a boat tomorrow. I'll let you know how it was and which one we finally selected.

Cold in NY
12-10-2007, 02:24 PM
I cant wait to hear from you when you come back to let us know how the fishing was! :rolleyes:

12-10-2007, 03:51 PM
Try the Melinea. I have used Capt peter several times


Fun Under The Sun
12-19-2007, 06:34 PM
The lady Gigi use it all the time 6 times a year can get you a great rate

chica suave30
01-01-2008, 11:33 AM
Hi you can also try kenny's toy or teaser which are terrific yacht boats.
plus Thaisa or Natasha.Those are the 4 best yacht boats that we have here in aruba.

01-01-2008, 05:33 PM
I don't know how much you fish but I didn't like it on the Dorothy

They don't let u do anything
He puts the bait on and lets line out
One fish at a time is caught
If 5 people go on and only 4 fish are caught the fifth person doesn't get a chance
Boat is almost entirely on automatic pilot even if you are about to run into another boat

01-26-2008, 11:08 AM
How was your fishing experiance? We are planning to go when we are there in Febuary. What charter did you end up using?

01-26-2008, 12:55 PM
We used the Melinea and Capt Pete was great! We caught big a big mahi mahi and 2 wahoo's! We went on Monday the 22nd. The seas can be very rough! My boyfriend was sick over the side of the boat! Very worth it though, we were able to eat the fish that night!:p

08-14-2009, 01:53 PM
:fish:We'll be back in Aruba the first week of November, staying at the Holiday Inn, does anyone have any fishing suggestions !!! I'am an avid saltwater fisherman from New Jersey and didn't get to go last yaer while there. Looking to share a trip or even charter a small boat for a reef trip.

08-15-2009, 12:38 AM
Do you like fishing and want to try something adventurous?

If you're a fervent fisher and want to try something else (next to getting on a big Yacht) maybe you can try fishing on one of the local fishermen's boat. usely they are colored red with orange, yellow or blue. The top side will usely be orange or yellow so it's easily spotted from afar or from the air. The size of these boats tend to be between 20 and 30 feet, even though there are some which are only 15 feet long. They tend to make nice pictures to send back home.

You don't get a fishing rod to fish on these boats. Everything is done with your own hands. You will have to put your own bait on the hook, get the line in the sea (deepness depends on where the captain takes you) and start fishing. The deepness is measured by way of "brasas" which literally means arms/hug or in this case arm lenght. When you stretch your arms it will reach about 6 feet. When hauling in the line the amount of brasas is counted to know about average how deep the sea is at that point. When you got something on the line you will have to fight with the fish on your own to get in in. If you like fishing, this is a must. You can get "pisca cora" (red snapper), tuna, or even a small shark (which by the way tastes delicious).

There are several places where local fishermen can be located. Next to the Marriott you have the fishermen's huts where (in the early morning) you can find fishermen. Or you can ask someone at Hadicurari (next to Marriott Surfclub) or near the Yacht harbor in front of Rennaisance (Downtown). Mostly they will only ask you to help them out with the money to buy gas for the outboard engines (usually about $50, which is al lot less then the $200 you'll have to pay on a yacht).

08-16-2009, 05:32 PM
Thanks the info, that sounds like a great way to fish, will deffinately try that.
Guess we get spoiled and forget what it's all about:doh:.

10-28-2009, 09:09 AM
What days will you be in Aruba? I am coming from Toronto on the 7th-14th and am looking to do a fishing trip as well

10-28-2009, 10:47 AM
Go talk to Tuey (go get em) or Caroline in front of the Surf Club.

10-28-2009, 12:19 PM
Thanks, I'll go see them Friday !!!! :D We'll be there till Nov. 6th, I'm sure I can arrange one trip..LOL

11-04-2009, 10:06 PM
hey guys this is dennis
i run 26 ft grady white for chartering.we do a mixed bag(bottom,troll,live line,etc etc)
number 5930229 feel free to call