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Land yourself a beautiful catch 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-packed 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”.
Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home among waving sea fans, or encounter a school of blue parrotfish.
Amp up your Caribbean holiday with exhilarating motorised water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.
Close to Aruba there are two private islands, Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.
Kayak through Aruba's calm waters and mangrove lagoons along Aruba's southern fringe.
Enjoy a unique holiday experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, full submarine, or a sea trek.
Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience the exhilaration at the moment the parachute fills with air.
Aruba's constant trade winds, extensive shallows and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.
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 with your unique catch when you get back to the harbour.
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 off, drifting over spots known to have concentrations of fish such as snapper, grouper, triggerfish and squirrelfish.
Today, there are still 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 them for a local bite and drinks, but it is also dedicated to preserving Aruba’s fishing tradition, trying to balance this with modern methods.