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Deep Sea Fishing

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”.

Turtle Nesting Season

Volunteers from Turtugaruba devote many hours to educating the community, as well as watching over and protecting the nests during the season.…

Deep Sea Fishing

More Extraordinary Water Activities

Flamingos on Renaissance Island

Private Islands

Aruba has in its proximity two private islands: Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.

Underwater Tours

Have a unique vacation experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, real submarine, or sea trek.

Couple snorkeling while holding hands.

Scuba Diving & Snorkel

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


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

Jetski, Jetlev, & Seabob

Amp up your Caribbean vacation with exhilarating motorized water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.

Girl Surfing at Wariruri Beach in Aruba

Surf & Paddle Board

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 & Windsurfing

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

Female surfing at the beach.

On the Water

The turquoise water of Aruba’s southern Caribbean sea embraces our happy island like a hug.


Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience a feeling of exhilaration just as the parachute fills with air.

Kayak & 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 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.