Fishing in Aruba
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Deep-sea catches here include barracuda, kingfish, wahoo, bonito, and tuna. November to April is the catch-and-release season for sailfish and marlin. Many skippered charter boats are available for half- or full-day sails. Packages include tackle, bait, and refreshments. Prices range from $300 to $500 for a half-day charter and from $550 to $700 for a full day.
Pelican Tours & Watersports. In operation since 1984, this company will help you catch trophy-size fish. Scuba and snorkeling trips are also available, as are various boating cruises. Pelican Pier, near Holiday Inn and Playa Linda hotels, Palm Beach. 297/587-2302 or 587-2307. www.pelican-aruba.com.
Red Sail Sports. This company can arrange everything for your fishing trip. J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 83, Oranjestad. 297/586-1603; 305/454-2538 in U.S. www.aruba-redsail.com.
Teaser Charters. The expertise of the Teaser crew is matched by a commitment to sensible fishing practices, which include catch and release and avoiding ecologically sensitive areas. The company's two boats are fully equipped, and the crew seem to have an uncanny ability to locate the best fishing spots. Captain Kenny runs a thrilling expedition. St. Vincentweg 5, Oranjestad. 297/582-5088. www.teasercharters.com..
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