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Deep Sea Fishing Activities in Aruba

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”.

Turtle Nesting Season

Volunteers from Turtugaruba devote many hours watching over, protecting the nests and educating us during the season.

Deep Sea Fishing Activities in Aruba

More Extraordinary Water Activities

Sailing in Aruba

Set sail for a glorious cruise along Aruba’s scenic coastline.

Underwater Tours on Aruba

Enjoy a unique holiday experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, full submarine, or a sea trek.

Female surfing at the beach.

Water Sports Aruba

Water Sport Holidays to Aruba

Motorized Water Sports

Amp up your Caribbean holiday with exhilarating motorised water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.

Flamingos on Renaissance Island

Private Islands

Close to Aruba there are two private islands, Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.

Girl Surfing at Wariruri Beach in Aruba

Surfing and Paddleboarding in Aruba

Glide across our tranquil waters on a paddleboard or catch a wave at one of our surf breaks.

The largest amateur windsurfing and kite boarding competition in the world takes place every year in Aruba.   Hundreds of competitors vie for medals in various categories.  While most of the kite boarding competitions take place on the southern end of the island at Boca Grandi, the majority of the events take place at Fisherman’s Huts, just past The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.  Hi-Winds is a great spectator event as well, with a full agenda of beach parties, fashion shows, and concerts to enjoy.

Kite and Windsurfing

Aruba's constant trade winds, extensive shallows and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.

Couple snorkeling while holding hands.

Discover marine life in Aruba

Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home among waving sea fans, or encounter a school of blue parrotfish.

Excursions for Parasailing in Aruba

Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience the exhilaration at the moment the parachute fills with air.

Kayak and Canoe

Kayak through Aruba's calm waters and mangrove lagoons along Aruba's southern fringe.

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.

We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tanned.

Discover the Aruba Effect