Deep Sea and Fly Fishing Options in Aruba

Fishing in Aruba

Sport fishing is a big thing on the island of Aruba. Local fishermen have long relied on the waters around the island for their food, and have learned over the years the best fishing spots and techniques for reeling in the bounty of the seas. Visitors to this idyllic island can benefit from their years of experience, on a range of excursions and charter trips that allow you too to experience the wonders of deep sea and coastal fishing.

Deep Sea Fishing in Aruba

Aruba’s weather conditions mean that there is plenty of opportunities to enjoy deep sea fishing excursions from the island’s shores. A range of companies offer such excursions setting off from various locations around the island, most from the Renaissance Marina Pier in Oranjestad.

Here, big, spectacular game fish are available to catch throughout the whole year. Heading out ten miles to thirteen miles from the island’s beautiful beaches, you never know quite what you are going to catch. You might be able to land:

  • Black tuna
  • Yellowfin tuna
  • Kingfish
  • Sailfish
  • Blue & white marlin (strictly catch and release)
  • Bonito
  • Barracuda
  • Wahoo
  • Mahi-mahi
  • Amberjack

These are just some of the headline species that are to be found in these waters, and which are often caught on sport fishing trips in Aruba.

Most trips are either half day (four or six hours), or full day (eight hour) adventures. Picking the right charter and trip for you will help make sure that you have a thoroughly enjoyable experience fishing in Aruba.

There are over 12 fishing charter companies operating on the island. Some of the best include:
Lucky Star, Driftwood and Mahi-Mahi. Read reviews online to check out the experiences that other visitors have had with each company before you commit to going out there with a particular one.

Fly Fishing in Aruba

The wind and tides make fly fishing a challenge in Aruba. But local fisherman do fly fish between mangroves at the Spanish lagoon and on nearby flats. By learning the best spots and local knowledge from experienced locals, you can learnhow to fly fish here in spite of the less than optimal conditions.

While fly fishing in Aruba, you might be able to catch:

  • Bonefish (Baby)
  • Tarpon
  • Snook

If you would like to enjoy fly fishing in Aruba, Fly and Spin Fishing is a great company to go for. If you enjoy fishing and want to enjoy a variety of different angling experiences then Aruba could be the ideal vacation destination for you. Land a catch you can be proud of and don’t let this opportunity be the ‘one that got away’.

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