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Catching Big Fish in Curacao

Updated: Apr 14, 2019

Do you like fishing? Then today is your lucky day, because we have an overview for you with the best fishing options in Curacao!

Because of the water temperature there are many big fish in the waters of Curacao that remain in the area throughout the year.

Deep sea fishing is the best option for catching big fish in Curacao. The ocean is very deep just a short distance off the coast, so even relatively close to shore anglers will find such catches as amberjack, barracuda, blackfin, blue marlin, bluefin, bonito, kingfish, sailfish, shark, wahoo, white marlin, and yellowfin tuna. When staying at Villa Seashell you will see fisherman passing by in their boats on a daily basis. Most of them come from the west side. They enter the sea either at Daaibooibaai beach, which is just beside Coral Estate or at Santa Martha Bay, which is a little more west. Many local fishermen will gladly take you along to go fishing. Of course, they fish the local way, which is "bottom fishing" with just a fishing line and some bait. Unlike rod fishing where the required bait is affixed to a hook at the end of the line, in "Bottom Fishing", weights are attached to the end of the line and that weight enables the bait to the bottom of the water which helps to lure fish.

Charter operators. If you are not that adventurous, you may try one of the 10 different charter operators in Curacao. They can certainly help you find the best fishing spots: Adrenaline Fishing Tour (Caracasbaai, southeast of Willemstad) Captain Boots (close to the Waaigat inlet, Willemstad) Fish Charter Curacao (Willemstad) Miss Ann Fishing Charters (Jan Sofat, southeast of Willemstad) Bounty Adventures (Jan Thiel Beach, southeast of Willemstad) Pelican Boat Trips (Sea Aquarium, Willemstad) Fish Curacao (Spanish Water, southeast of Willemstad) Opa Boat Trips (Piscadera Bay, west of Willemstad)

Fish and Dive (Piscadera Bay, west of Willemstad)

The catch of your life!

If you like to get the catch of your life you have to book a fishing trip with Dirk. Originally from Belgium, Dirk has been fishing the Curacao ocean since 2004. Dirk can take you on what he calls a "little" Big Game Fishing. He takes 1 or 2 persons on a personalized fishing trip starting in San Juan, or he will pick you up at Daaibooibaai. Prices including drinks and fishing gear cost approximately US$ 70 per person for 4 hours fishing and US$ 85 for 6 hours fishing.

You can contact Dirk at or contact us at to make a reservation for you.

Would you rather catch fish from the shore then check out our blog post How to Catch Fish like a Local in Curacao.

Interested in staying with us? Contact us for information about our oceanfront villa, one of the nicest Curacao vacation rentals.

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