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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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Fun filled afternoon

We did the afternoon snorkling cruise. it was fun and exciting. The crew was great and my highlight was the rope swing off the ship.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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central, ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We did the afternoon snorkling cruise. it was fun and exciting. The crew was great and my highlight was the rope swing off the ship.

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Jolly pirates were amazing. Everything went perfect. Three awesome spots to stop at and get in the beautiful water. Jumping off the rope swing into the water and to swim around with the sea life, it was something that I look back at almost every day and I cant wait to spend the day with the jolly pirates crew again... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We did an afternoon snorkel and found the number of people they cram onto the boat a bit overwhelming. To get to the ship, you have to take a launch were they literally ask folks to squeeze together to get everyone one. Once on board, the focus quickly turns to alcohol and loud music -- snorkeling and swimming were secondary.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had so much fun on this - snorkeling was wonderful and the hosts were awesome . We did the early tour at 9am and it was awesome .

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We did the lunch cruise. First time cruisers and didn't know what to expect. On board crew was great, turned boat around when my wife's hat blew off her head! The rope swing was one of the highlights of our entire trip in Aruba. Lunch was very good as well. A great chance for our group of adults to play... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I recently took my 3rd trip on the Jolly Pirate Ship. I've done the longer trip, but this time we stuck with the shorter one. It takes you to 2 spots to snorkel and then one to swing on the rope swing. The first snorkel site has always been a little rough and I wouldn't recommend it for someone who... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My daughter and her friends (in their 20's) had a blast so I went with them another day and loved it too. Super staff. Good snorkeling (morning better for snorkeling), snacks, swinging on the rope (surprised my daughter), drinks available. We had so much fun. I would not have chosen this myself and loved it.

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Other than the "sunken ship" snorkeling was awesome. But the real fun was just being on the ship and the icing was the rope swing!!!! Not for small children who can't swim and most of the people on our cruise were 20's to 40's but we had a blast with our grandchildren. A 'must do' in Aruba!!! We had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The crew of the boat were a lot fun. The early boat trip makes three stops for snorkeling. The first stop is at a sunken ship site. The water there is really rough. I do not recommend snorkeling there if you are not a good swimmer. My kids (15 and 13 ) were getting tossed around by the choppy waves.... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I did the afternoon "snorkeling" trip with Fiance in early June. Although we had a great time I did expect to get more snorkeling in. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants to get out on the water, have some drinks and sail in crystal clear waters while enjoying a fun atmosphere. But if you are set... More 

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Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297 5868107
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad

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