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Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297 5868107
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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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Guys, going to Aruba without doing a JOLLY PIRATES tour is just not cutting it! These guys on the boat are showman and true entertainers! They help out in all different ways even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Guys, going to Aruba without doing a JOLLY PIRATES tour is just not cutting it! These guys on the boat are showman and true entertainers! They help out in all different ways even with the children! We went with 3 little kids and they were SO helpful! Make sure you bring tip money because these guys deserve it! Hands down... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We're older than the usual crowd (we're in our early 60s), and have been going to Aruba for year - but never took one of these snorkeling trips until this year. Why did we wait - it was a blast. There were 40 on the boat, very quiet when we left, but after three hours of snorkeling, jumping off the... More 

Thank thorgan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a group of 18 which made it fun for my kids (2 and 3 1/2). They are obviously too young to go off the swing rope but danced along to the music. I'll go again but would leave kids back. We did the sunset cruise which was open bar no food, however we brought snacks on board. The... More 

Thank vacationguro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First snorkel and sail we did in Aruba. Rick and his crew were very friendly and entertaining. We went to three snorkel sites including a German shipwreck and it was a bit choppy but saw lots of sea life. Open Bar and a nice BBQ lunch. A party atmosphere, with music, dancing, and even a rope swing! A good time... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time on the Jolly Pirate. We took the sunset cruise. There were 6 adults and 7 kids (ages 2-9). We figured this was a good option with children for a fun evening. The kids loved it! They liked the rope swing once we stopped, that they were able to dance aboard the ship and that they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this online, We arrived in Aruba on The NCL Dawn cruise ship. I was given very good directions via email, and although we took longer getting off the Ship, our Taxi broke down enroute, We still made it on time. The Ship is quite nice and comfortable, There was ample Shade for those who did not what to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in the sunset sail as I thought it would be less booze cruise and more romantic. I was wrong. All we did was cruise a few miles down the coast, no sailing... Then come back. It was supposed to be 2 hours, but we were back in 1h15. And I was glad for it. The rope swing was fun,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our day trip on the Jolly Pirate. We traveled with our 3 children and in-laws for the 2 PM sail. The staff is so fun and engaging and everyone on the ship enjoyed themselves. It is impossible not to. Your team is best in class and worked so hard to ensure we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 2-5pm afternoon cruise/tour and we are glad we did! It's highly rated and we know why. This trip is about $45 per person and includes (watered-down) rum punch on board and more importantly, three stops....two to snorkel (a ship wreck and a more shallow spot) and then another stop to jump off the rope swing....what a blast!... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ship boards at the dock by the Marriott Surf Club and Moomba Beach. Pick up your tix in the office before boarding. Crew is knowledgeable and friendly. A little disappointed in the 3 sites. The 1st stop was the best. Don't know why we didn't go to the ship that sticks out of the water in the same area.... More 

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