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Jolly Pirates Cruises

Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297 5868107
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Ranked #9 of 74 Activities in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Aruba's most popular Snorkel and Sunset Cruises are aboard the Teak Schooners, Jolly Pirates. The...
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Owner description: 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This sailing and snorkeling cruise on a pirate ship is the best. Getting to visit 3 different snorkeling sites you get to see lots of fish and an old shipwreck. The open bar is lots of fun, and the rope swing is definitely a hit with everyone. This is probably the best snorkeling cruise I have ever taken. This is... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This snorkeling trip was awesome! The crew was entertaining and very informative. We booked online, and saved some money, but it's well worth the price. All the alcohol you can drink, and lunch was included too! Highly recommend!

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We just returned from our annual pilgrimage to Aruba and this time we took a couple of friends. Every year we join the pirates crew and this year was no exception!! We had a wonderful time and our friends have just raved! From the moment you board the shuttle boat to the time you disembark the entire staff does their... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

IMHO, these folks don't have a clue what they're doing. I submitted a reservation for the 9am sail/snorkel tour, then they rejected it because they claimed that our ship doesn't arrive in port until 9am local time. I confirmed with the cruise line that our ship does in fact arrive at 8am local time (as stated on the itinerary), then... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took the morning snorkel sail from Palm Beach (in front of the Marriott Surf Club) and we sailed and snorkeled for 4 hours. An excellent day on the water. Crew was great and the snorkeling sites they took us to had lots of fish. Recommended.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Free open bar (limited options based on what they have on the boat). You can swing into the ocean...literally and enjoy snorkeling. We had 2 stops on this boat. The first was in rough waters and the second in more calmer waters. There is no supervision on this boat trip, so stay close with those that you travel with if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took this morning tour as part of our Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess. I am not a huge fan of snorkeling...I enjoy it but it doesn't like me. I usually get a headache and salt water is not my friend. As usual I did have my struggles but went in all three times anyway and all in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We did the full day sail & snorkel and had so much fun!! All 3 dive sites were really cool. The ship itself looked awesome!! Lunch was provided and open bar all day. The staff was so friendly and informative. They all seemed to have a lot of fun doing their job. The day ended with the rope swing off... More 

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Clear Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The whole adventure was fun from start to finish. The crew was a blast. The drinks were strong and included in the price of the trip.. The snorkeling was ok - not the best that I have done in Aruba but still fun. The rope swing was fun as well as getting to walk the plank. Great time - well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a must, the boat is like a pirate ship, plus it has a swing, which you can enjoy once they anchor. The staff is energetic cute and just fun loving. If you go to Aruba and do a snorkel cruise it's a must.

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