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Jolly Pirates Cruises

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Oranjestad, Aruba
297 5868107
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Ranked #10 of 67 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We did the sail swim snorkel and swing excursion offered on the cruise ship. Are other excursions on the other islands we're horrible. We had all but given up until we went on the Jolly pirates excursion. This excursion was a blast from start to finish. The snorkeling was amazing. The crew was great. The music was loud and fun.... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

At least 3 beaches where we were snorkeling this Pirate tour was the most unwelcome, excessively loud group there. That includes all the other tour boats. The other tours behaved like professionals.These Pirate tours appear to want you to think they are having the best time by inviting people from the water onto the boat to help them be loud,... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Jolly Pirates are the best snorkeling trip on the island. We went on the 1/2 day trip for the second time and the crew were once again fantastic and a ton of fun. I learned a lot about their two ships and the excellent work being done to refurbish them and I can hardly wait to see the new... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I'm sure you will find this to be a 5-star experience as long as you have this right mindset. This is a party boat that happens to involve some snorkeling, not a serious snorkeling excursion. That being said, the snorkeling was pretty good, the rum wasn't watered down, lunch was flavorful and delicious, and the rope swing was great fun.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

From the receptionist to the crew and everyone in between, these guys went above and beyond. They like their jobs and it shows! Everyone treats you like a long lost friend. The cruise was fantastic, we enjoyed the 4 hour journey with a great open bar( I have no idea what they were mixing but it all tasted great!) toward... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did the 3 hour afternoon snorkel, swim, sail, open bar! We had a great time! The crew on the boat was hilarious! Very friendly and kept the drinks flowing! We thought we had enough time at each spot to enjoy some snorkeling. If you want more time then maybe you should do a private tour. Otherwise this was fine.... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was such a fun afternoon! We met others from our resort and the snorkeling was the best I have ever experienced. So many fish by the shipwreck and everywhere we stopped. The rope swing was a hoot and the staff lots of fun. Loved it and will do it again there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Tour guides were awesome! Open Bar was awesome! Music was Awesome! Snorkeling sites were Awesome! Rope Swing was awesome! And were were totally plastered by noon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a blast from start to finish. The Crew is very friendly and also really funny! They have cocktails and good food ( BBQ style ), which is very yummy especially after a good swim. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good time.

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Norton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a great time for a small price. It was a two hour sunset cruise. The crew was fun, and the drinks flowed freely. Don't pass this one up!

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