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Address: Highrise Hotels, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 592 6373
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Description: We offer snorkel tours and boat rides on a 26 foot deck boat named Rendez...
We offer snorkel tours and boat rides on a 26 foot deck boat named Rendez vous on Aruba.
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Very fun private snorkeling tour

My family recently traveled to Aruba for the first time. We went on a private snorkeling tour with Captain Rene and had a wonderful time. He was very professional, had an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My family recently traveled to Aruba for the first time. We went on a private snorkeling tour with Captain Rene and had a wonderful time. He was very professional, had an excellent sense of humor, and taught us about some of Aruba's history. We would highly recommend a trip with him. We saw MANY colorful fish and a huge ship... More 

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Clark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Captain is wonderful. We went to 3 different spots and I saw some beautiful fish. The fish came right up to my mask, even the angel fish and filefish. They were so friendly. Plus you can book the trip on a "no kids" day if you like. It is a small boat which makes it much more personal. Not a... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just completed a second trip and we again contacted rene for a special family moment. He basically picks you up, helps you on his boat, and takes you to a place where the water is warm and not rough, you and your family get in the water, bring some crackers and break them up and your kids and you will... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Great time with Captain Rene. One of the highlights from our vacation. 7 of our family members (ages 10-79) took a 2 hour private snorkeling tour. We had two snorkeling stops plus a star fish dive stop. The adults drank Captain Rene's delicious rum punch and the kids sipped Sprite. What made the trip special was how Captain Rene interacted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Capt Rene's trip is absolutely the way to snorkel in Aruba. As others have mentioned, we snorkeled at the shipwreck, Boca Catalina and one other shallow reef. Capt Rene was always attentive, interesting, safety-conscious and informative. We never felt rushed and always felt like he wanted to make sure our experience was excellent...and it was! We will certainly book with... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Capt. Rene's snorkeling trip was superior to snorkeling trips I have experienced in other parts of the world. He cleaned the snorkels and masks with liquid soap before handing them out, was safety-conscious and knew where each of the five in the group was swimming at all times. He conveyed interesting tidbits of history about the island with a sense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were determined to find a snorkeling experience unlike those on the large party boats cruising the shoreline. Private Snorkeling Aruba was the perfect antidote. Captain Rene met us for our semi-private trip on the beach at our hotel and we spent two wonderful hours learning the history of the island and snorkeling at the sites of two reefs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Snorkeling with Captain Rene was a great addition to our day in Aruba. Based on the reviews here, we arranged for a sunset snorkeling trip for two couples and were not disappointed! When our cruise ship arrived we found a small tour for some island sights and were dropped off right at MooMba Beach on their way back to the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Captain Rene was fabulous. First class service all the way and plenty of snorkeling spots to get great underwater views. It was so nice to have a private boat where you are not snorkeling around 100 other people. Captain Rene was so helpful with our kids and a few of our adults that had never experienced snorkeling. We had a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We just got home from Aruba and Captain Rene was a highlight of our trip! We had virtually every snorkel sight to ourselves because Capt Rene went in an opposite order from the major tour companies. This was the first time snorkeling with our 5yo and two 9 year olds. Capt Rene was so patient, reassuring for the children's nerves... More 

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