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Address: Seaport Marina Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 592 4040

The DRIFTWOOD is a tournament rigged 35ft Bertram ready to fish for...

The DRIFTWOOD is a tournament rigged 35ft Bertram ready to fish for whatever swims in the deep blue sea. Whether it's family fun or just a guys sport fishing trip, we cater to everyone, from those who have never been fishing to anglers with years of experience.

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I can't say enough nice things about this charter group! We used them on 2 half day charters. We liked them so well the first day we wouldn't think of using another charter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jason G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough nice things about this charter group! We used them on 2 half day charters. We liked them so well the first day we wouldn't think of using another charter company on the second day. The guys were super patient and enthusiastic with my son (10 yrs old). They were constantly making sure we had a great... More 

Thank Jason G
Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made reservations online before we arrived,my husband and his friend went out on a morning fishing trip. They were ready to go, arrived at 7:45 at the pier and went out for a fun and relaxing fishing trip. Was just the two boys and the staff. They prepped all the bait and when the fish weren't biting, they kept changing... More 

Thank MarylovesAruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out November 28th and 29th , my brother and I had a great time with Captain Jairo and his mate ,Jose. They both were friendly and outgoing ,they also work to make your experience an enjoyable and memorable time .I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great fishing trip .

1 Thank Lisa M
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out on a half day fishing charter when my family and I stopped in Aruba on a cruise. The guys were willing work with us on arrival and departure times since the cruise ship didn't get into port till a bit later. There were six of us in the group and the boat had plenty of space for the... More 

Thank Larissa F
Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and our sons (4 people in total) chartered a half day trip with Driftwood last week. Jairo was the captain and Jose was the first mate. These guys did a great job and we landed 2 tuna, 5 barracuda, and 1 wahoo. None of us have gone deep sea fishing before and these guys made it very easy... More 

Thank Brian G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Aruba and all the different activities that are offered but this was not one of them. We thought since there was only 6 of us, catching fish was a given which since it's fishing I should know better. The kicker is we never fished the boat fishes and we watched the Mates fish while we sat there and... More 

2 Thank Wendy S
Herbert M, Owner at Driftwood Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, we deeply regret that you had a negative experience fishing with us. We had 2 crew members abscent for a month and hired in extra help. To our dismay, we have received now a second negative review and complaint which we take seriously. We would like to thank you for sharing your experience, thanks to your feedback we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out fishing the other day with Jairo and Jose. The guys were great guides - personable, funny, and knowledgeable. There were five of us on the trip. We pulled in 8 tuna, 4 barracuda, and a huge sail fish. It was a nice haul. We had a blast! Later on, we feasted on the fish we caught at the... More 

Thank Sam D
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE have fished with these guys for almost 10 years now and they never let us down. Doody our captain was awesome as usual. We caught two Wahoo, one that was 43lbs, as well as two Barracuda. They cooked them up at the restaurant and even make ceviche for me. We will return again next year. Thanks Herbert!

Thank Beverly T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 had a great time fishing with Jairo and Jose on the Driftwood! Our 7-year-old said that it was the best day of his life - he wanted us to leave him in Aruba so he could fish with Jose and Jairo every day. They were both polite and courteous and could not have catered more to... More 

Thank Jerilyn D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I returned two years after initially having a great afternoon charter, this time with our seven year old in tow. It was amazing once again. Jairo, Jose and Maikel were great with our daughter, and we caught barracuda, mahi, grouper and red snapper! WOW. Like the last trip, we went to the Driftwood Restaurant and had one... More 

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