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Melina Charters

Hadicurari Marina, Aruba
(001) 297 593 15 50
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Ranked #89 of 127 Activities in Aruba
Type: Tours
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Livermore, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Went out on the Melina with Captain Rocky and First mate Junior. They really know their stuff! Both very professional and fun. We fished for four hours and caught two Wahoos, one King fish, and four Barracudas - about a 150 lbs of fish! They even prepared some filets for BBQ. Don't overcook the Wahoo! Highly recommend these guys!

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Kemptville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We booked a 4 hour fishing charter with Melina Charters for $300 on February 15th, 2014. We walked there from our resort (RIU) on the 14th just to make sure we knew where we were going the next morning at 5:30 am in the dark. The captain was named Rocky and deck hand Junior and the two of us headed... More

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Magnolia, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I'm 73 and have fished all my life and I know why it is called fishing and not catching, but this was not even fishing! I signed up with the captain Peter Meyer, and a substitute guide showed up to take me fishing. He said he was an artist and did this to help supplement his income. He was from... More

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Captain_Peter, Owner at Melina Charters, responded to this review

Well first of all, the Capt/guide lives here 2 years and fishes with me for almost 2 years. He runs the boat now for 6 months and yes he's besides a fishermen also an artist. No idea if this affects his fishing skills like this gentlemen is trying to suggest, that means all fishermen out there with a regular job... More

Onsted, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After seeing other reviews and booking trip with Capt. Peter and his crew I am so Very happy we had the opportunity to fish on the Melina.. We got to experience a fabulous sunrise and catching a 7 foot Bull shark and playing tug of war with him for 70 minutes was unbelievable!!! I will never forget the trip nor... More

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Hobbs, NM
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Laurenz picked us up at our hotel (Manchebo) and took us to the pier. There we met Jr. and Rock who were our boat captain and deck hand for the full day of fishing North of Aruba. They were FABULOUS!! My husband caught a shark, 4 tuna, 4 wahoo and 2 barracuda. Jr. and Rocky were great on the boat.... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and I took a private charter with Melina. I felt that the captain did a great job driving the boat by the fish and was very observant of his surroundings. The deck hand knew exactly what he was doing in terms of baiting, getting extra bait hooks ready, and watching for fish. He always had extra bait hooks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

This is my tenth time using Melina Charters and they have been nothing but a class act. We always catch fish and it doesn't matter which captain is driving. I have caught one fish a trip to seven fish, I have fished with four different captains. Please don't listen to these idiotic negative reviews, these are people who know nothing... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I don't usually write reviews but feel very compelled to. I went on a charter over thanksgiving 2012 and had a fabulous time. Cpt Peter picked me up when he said dropped me off and introduced me to the crew. The crew helped myself and family onto the boat. We headed out on the choppy water and were fishing in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

just used melina charters may 2013, instead of the captain being honest during the booking, he sent us fishing with 2 other helpers who didnt have much knowledge of fishing. The first mate put the poles out with live bait, and left the same bait on the hooks the Whole entire day, to save money i guess. Then the first... More

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Captain_Peter, Owner at Melina Charters, responded to this review

i have pics myself with time stamps, ive already contacted the aruba travel authority on this matter as well. this is getting to be even more of a joke with captain peter. he wasnt even there so all his info is second hand knowledge. if his info was true he would have showed me when i questioned him 45 minutes... More

Silver Spring, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I have been on a lot of charters around the world, and this was one of the best I have been on. Ocean was extremely rough, but they put me on the fish from start to finish! Asked me what I wanted to catch, I said wahoo. Three wahoo, three bonito, and a big-eye tuna. If you want to catch... More

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Captain_Peter, Owner at Melina Charters, responded to this review

I.m still waiting for any action or responds from Trip advisor from a review. This review is listed above this review, since trip advisor let me not post any on that one no more. I'm very disapointed that "customers" can write any they like and post it within a few minutes, but that the owner/manager from this business does not... More

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