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Address: Hadicurari Marina, Noord, Aruba
Phone Number: (001) 297 593 15 50
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We went out with Melina Charters this past week and had a good time. They said to be at the dock by 6am and as we walked up at 5:50am Captain Rocky and First Mate Junior were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Prince George
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English first
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Captain Mario was great! Four of us went out for the morning with Mario including my two young sons. Everyone got fish including my oldest son catching the biggest fish he has ever caught. Mario was very personable and friendly, no hurry with anyone. Would go again.

Thank Chris H
Shirley, New York
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Booked a half day charter with them and as soon as we got to the dock the boat and crew were ready to go. As soon as we hoped on we started trolling immediately and caught black fin tuna right away. Junior was very helpful getting the fish in the boat as we later on caught Mahi Mahi and Barracuda.... More 

Thank Kaymay91
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We did not use Melina but his other boat called Mr. Bonefish and did some bottom fishing. We reeled in quite a few grouper, grunts, triggerfish and grey snapper. Our Captain MARIO was a blast. He was helpful, kind and patient. We had a great time and I would highly recommend a fishing day in Aruba! By the way, Mario... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I just had a 7 nights trip to Aruba and was staying at the Marriott Surf Club, where the boat is docked. I took the fishing trip the next day that I arrived with Melina charters. The trip was a great one, and the crews were skilled and experienced. They put me on the fish real quick and I had... More 

2 Thank Kenny W
Peter M, Owner at Melina Charters, responded to this review

Well look who's back, my old "friend" Jeffrey C, now operating under a different name, Kenny W ! I'm glad you prove that I'm right that I gave you enough fish, you finished what I gave you the last day. Also thanks from the cleaning staff that they didn't have to clean out your fridge and have to dump a... More 

Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had a great time! Captain and mate were friendly and knowledgeable about fishing. Did get a little sea sick but that didn't stop the fun! Caught 4 fish!!

1 Thank Emilea M
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you read some of the negative reviews of this operation, this story actually lines up consistently with the pattern of behavior of the owner. With the slow summer fishing hitting New York again I run for the tropics. Took a boat called Melina docked behind the Marriott surf club and went for a 6 hour trolling along the island's... More 

3 Thank Jeffrey C
Peter M, Owner at Melina Charters, responded to this review

Terrible customer. Have no idea this guy is talking about, there was nothing like a discussion, I don't discuss with people who are yelling and screaming. This guy slide a 8lbs tuna and a 6 lbs mahi ( both not even gutted ) right in his cooler after taking pics, nothing asked, nothing said. Wahoo was still on the dock,... More 

Noord, Aruba
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

WENT OUUT AT 6:00 am.The boat was ready when we arrived and we departed immediately .Junior who was taking care of setting the gear and directing us on what to do was great .We were lucky enough to hook 3 Black Fin Tuna , one came in 1 / 2 eaten by a Wahoo ! My recommendation is that if... More 

1 Thank John M
Davenport, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I did a lot of research before we took our trip to Aruba and to be honest I wasn't sure what to expect, but let me tell you I had the time of my life! Junior was incredible, he was on top of it man. We left at 6 am and we were fishing right away. We caught 2 fish... More 

2 Thank Jimbomanes
Prince George
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went out with Melina Charters this past week and had a good time. They said to be at the dock by 6am and as we walked up at 5:50am Captain Rocky and First Mate Junior were already at the boat, had it warmed up and ready to go. We were fishing within 10 minutes of leaving the dock. First... More 

1 Thank Blaineestby
Livermore, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank Thomas C

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