The tiny Dutch island of Aruba is a heavenly island where more than 1.4 million visitors book their flights to see this paradise island in person located in the Caribbean. Travelers from all over the world have their eyes on this magical piece of land because not just because of its marvelous bright blue waters and white beaches, but for the culture itself that it projects. When you think of Aruba, the first thing that comes to your mind is swimming and sunbathing. The island is full of sandy shores and postcard-like beaches. The waters here are clean and spending time on the island is a great way to recharge your batteries before you return home and go on with everyday life.
But did you know that Aruba can be a paradise for fishermen? Yes indeed – in case you haven’t noticed, it is surrounded by water. Deep sea fishing is quite popular here and many people come for that sort of enjoyment. Keep on reading to learn more!
Fishing in Aruba
Since Aruba itself is an island, it mostly relies on fishing as its main food source. But believe it or not, the fishing scene in Aruba has been in decline for some time now.
Since fishing is a big part of the lifestyle on the island, many native fishermen have worked for years in order to perfect their craft. Since some of them solely rely on it, they offer their services to tourists, who would like to sample the spirit of fishing in Aruba firsthand.
During your vacation in Aruba, you will be met by many local fishermen who will offer you the once in a lifetime opportunity to catch some extremely amazing fish native to Aruba. Those include:
Sharks, Kingfish, Black and Yellow Tuna, Sailfish, Blue marlin & White marlin (these fish are strictly prohibited with keeping, so you will be mostly throwing them back into the ocean), Bonito, Barracuda, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Amberjack, and more.
Apart from coastal fishing, a popular island attraction is the Deep Sea Fishing Aruba.
Many companies have seen the potential in deep sea fishing, and have seen the business’s potential, offering various deep sea fishing charters.
Many of the locals in Aruba will offer you the chance to fly fish. While fly fishing in Aruba is not the easiest of tasks, it certainly presents a challenge, one that may take. Because of the constant winds, fly fishing is quite complicated in Aruba, but that doesn’t stop tourist from trying to beat the winds and try to catch a worthy fish.
Some of the fish that you might catch while fly fishing is:
Bonefish, Baby Tarpon, Snook, Permits, and many more that roam shallow waters.
As you can see, fishing in Aruba is quite popular. Sure, people come here for different reasons and even if you are not so much of a fisherman yourself, you should try it out. It is an experience you will never forget and the experienced personnel will make sure that you have everything you need during your adventure. What are you waiting for?