Are you looking for things to do in Curacao? Great weather combined with the typical Caribbean atmosphere make for the perfect Caribbean fishing vacation. In the temperate waters surrounding Curacao you can catch a big variety of game fish.
You can try Curacao fishing all by yourself: you'll need some fishing equipment of course. Every now and then, I try to hit the Baya beach pier and have some lone time. To me it's the ultimate relaxing fishing experience since there’s no experienced fisherman telling me what to do. But if you want to go after the real ''big fish'', you're probably better off renting a fishing charter. You can hire these (private boat, captain and crew) for either a full day or a half-day.
The fun part is that you get to organize competitions with your friends and family. See who catches the biggest fish! (Hey, fishermen have egos too.) Well, let's hope they have deep pockets too since hiring a fishing charter can be somewhat expensive.
Let's start with the crème de la crème among Curacao fishing charters, since they have the best fishing ratio on the island.
So, this baby right here has a top speed of 20 knots, is about 80 feet long and has been in the business since 2005. Pieter and Solange have been doing trips for a while now and this boat named Miss Justine is their baby. You will receive every tool, tips and tricks on board so you can have a remarkable fishing experience in Curacao.
Half Day Trip: 5 hours - $ 650
Full Day Trip: 9 hours - $ 950
INCL.:Crew, Beer & Soft Drinks etc.
That's just a bit more than $100 an hour, yup. Bait, rod, reels, lunch and drinks included. Make sure you ask them about their pick-up service.
Miss Ann Fishing Charter
Phone: +(5999) 767-1578
This is a great second option. I'm sure the rates will please your wallet too. This 30 feet charter is just as perfect as your other options. The option to combine other fun things to do in Curacao is also possible (e.g. visiting Klein Curacao.) Contact them for more information and a quote.
Half Day Trip: 4 hours - $ 425
Full Day Trip: 8 hours - $ 650
INCL.:Crew, Beer & Soft Drinks etc.[Rates are based on 6 people]
Adrenaline Tours Curacao
Phone: +(5999) 767-6241
Curacao Fishing in style. Makes for great Jet Set pictures to show off to friends and family back home, don't you think? This experience is one of a kind. The thrill of fishing in the deep blue seas off the coast of Curacao is a great memory to cherish in the future.
This boat is named Papucho IV and is fully equipped with a bathroom, shower, bedroom, kitchen and air-conditioning. They also provide transportation service for a small group including cruise tourists.
Half Day Trip: 4 hours - $ 600
Full Day Trip: 8 hours - $ 900
INCL.:Crew, Gear, Bait and Drinks.[Max 8 people]
Whether you’re a pro fisher or not, Captain Gordon will take good care of you.
NOTE: A fishing trip is pretty much the same as a beach trip. So you definitely need to bring the following items to your fishing adventure in Curacao; Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Swimsuit, Towel, Water Proof Camera or video camera.
I would recommend the fishing competitions as these can be extremely fun in groups. Fishing can be one of the most adventurous things to do in Curacao, depending on what you make of it. If fishing is not your thing, there are still plenty of other watersport related things to do in Curacao.