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Jolly Pirates Cruises

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 5868107
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Ranked #9 of 54 activities in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Chose to do this after having been on a very nice sunset cruise with another company. This was a blast even with a 4 year old. Two snorkeling stops then the rope swing where my wife and I jumped. Great fun and value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Came to Aruba for our honeymoon and did the 8-1 snorkel tour. First stop was really rough (to see the shipwreck)- I lasted 5 minutes in the water (and am somewhat of a strong swimmer and have experience snorkeling) the other 2 stops made up for it though! Beautiful water, coral and fish! Got back on the boat around 11:30... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

2 hour sunset cruise was a blast. Stopped to let everyone rope swing into water. Crew made it! Fun and funny with drinks and a nice, short afternoon trip.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a very enjoyable excursion. The staff work very hard to get you to have fun. We felt like the amount of alcohol in the drinks was good (we had read other reviews saying they were scrimping, not so with us!) We did the morning cruise and did 3 stops and the rope swing. The food was actually very... More

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On my family's first trip to Aruba, this was definitely our favorite activity. A fun experience for all ages! The crew are very friendly and engaging and make you feel at home. They will take time to make you laugh and ensure that you are having a good time. The first stop, the WWII ship wreck, was excellent. There were... More

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our family of 4 (two boys 5 and 3) took the afternoon snorkel cruise during our vacation and overall had a fun time. The crew is a lot of fun and were all very nice to our boys, who were by far the youngest on the ship. Note that the two snorkel stops are pretty short, compared with the last... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a great day snorkeling with the Jolly Pirates. We did the morning cruise so we stopped at 3 spots and then the rope swing came out. The best snorkeling was spot #3 for us. The food was actually very good and we ordered vegetarian and got burritos while our friends had ribs and chicken. They said it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Please don't let you and your family miss this! We have done this about 5 times on 5 different trips to Aruba and it NEVER disappoints! We always afternoon trip where you do two different snorkel spots and one rope swing spot. Speaking for this trip we had a very family friendly trip! A mix of all ages, but it... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wanted to sail on a pirate ship... I can 1/2 check that off my list; it wasn't a sail, it was a motorized boat but a nice one at that. You head out, park by some rocks and all of the college kids swing off a rope into the water. Oh and you drink too. That is about it. Staff... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This trip is an absolute must! I recommend the morning ship. Staff was hilarious and made us all feel safe as they fed us and gave us an open bar--beware of the pirates poison it does catch up to you. People of all ages on this. Snorkeling, and rope swing! You also can jump off of a mini diving board.... More

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