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Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297 5868107
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Description: Aruba's most popular Snorkel and Sunset Cruises are aboard the Teak...
Aruba's most popular Snorkel and Sunset Cruises are aboard the Teak Schooners, Jolly Pirates. The Jolly Pirates talented crew will perform back flips, literally to keep their guests returning year after year.
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Great Overall Family Trip

Only 4 stars because the snorkeling was mediocre. I haven't snorkeled anywhere else in Aruba, so I'm not sure if there is great snorkeling on the island. The crew was fantastic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We took a Princess excursion with this company. The tour was very poorly run. The crew did not give instructions to anyone new to snorkeling. We had very rough seas that day and no crew member helped us back on the boat. The crew did not interact with passengers until it was time for the tip. Until tip time, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Only 4 stars because the snorkeling was mediocre. I haven't snorkeled anywhere else in Aruba, so I'm not sure if there is great snorkeling on the island. The crew was fantastic and so was the lunch after the 4 hour morning trip. Plenty of cocktails. Book online 2 days in advance to save 12%. Diving off the boat and hitting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Second trip with the pirate crew. Three snorkel stops, last one including the rope swing. Lots of fun and sun. We had booked through our ship and the price was the same as booking direct (and included transport). We did a morning tour, and the bar didn't open until after the first stop - the deepwater shipwreck - a nice... More 

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took the morning tour and had a great time. The weather was good and the meant the first site was calmer than last time so we were able to see so much more. This alone was worth the second trip. The crew is top notch and eager to ensure everyone is enjoying themselves. The road swing is always my... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very cool way to experience Aruba from a different angle. Great crew, gorgeous seas, good drinks. Rope swing is a blast. Definitely a must-do regardless of age. *One note for the boys- no beers at the bar, just mixed drinks. Afternoon cruise was a good choice.

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Ancaster, On
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is one fun excursion! We did the afternoon snorkel trip. There were 3 stops, 2 for snorkelling and one for the rope swing. The ship wreck snorkel stop wasn't great as it was fairly rough seas and the visibility was poor. The second snorkel stop was Malmok beach and was much better snorkelling. The staff make this boat so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My friends and I all hopped aboard the Jolly Pirates (2 PM to 5:30 PM). This was my third time, and each time I had an absolute blast. Three stops, two snorkeling destinations, and the last stop includes outrageously fun (and funny) rope swing action. Open bar the entire trip, and great music. The captain and crew are hilarious. This... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had such an amazing time on the Jolly Pirates ship, we had such an amazing crew! We did the 9am tour which included BBQ, free drinks while stopped at three different snorkel sites as well as at the last site they have a rope swing! The captain of our ship was grabbing people on his back and doing backflips... More 

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Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a great time on the cruise. We chose the lunch cruise and everyone thought the food tasted delicious. The pirates on board were awesome-from the dancing, serving drinks, making sure everyone had their snorkels, swinging from the rope swing etc, they don't miss a beat! A must do while in Aruba for all ages!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Title pretty much says it all! Also had great music, amazing ship crew & it was an all around fun activity at a reasonable price!

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