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Blue Melody & Black Pearl Sailing

| Front of Marriott Surf Club, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 593 1554
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Afternoon delight Sailing and Snorkeling Sunset Cruse. There is only a small group of people on board, very calm waters.First..We turn off the motor... more » Owner description: Afternoon delight Sailing and Snorkeling Sunset Cruse. There is only a small group of people on board, very calm waters.First..We turn off the motor and there is no loud music, relaxing in the sun or shade, sailing along the beautiful coastline of Aruba, with a nice cold drink. Sounds good? There is more;We stop at Aruba's most beautiful lagoon; Catalina bay, this is where the Million Dollar homes are and the water is crystal clear, we can see the colorful fish right off the boat. The crowds, at this time of the day, are gone! At this tropical lagoon there is a opportunity to go snorkeling (we provide you with everything you need, every thing is clean and new) When everyone is back on board we serve some watermelon, more drinks, and our award winning Dutch Sandwiches & Dutch Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches (note; this is not a dinner sail )Let us know if you have food allergies. The best part..Now we are lounging there in this beautiful lagoon and,... the Sun set starts to paint the lagoon in Sunset colors....... So very nice to be there at this time of the day..Then..After some cocktails we set sail for our "Romantic Sunset sail" on the way back. Cocktails served with the famous grilled cheese-sandwiches. After the sunsets we are back at the dock by the Marriott, perfectly relaxed .. « less
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We did a repeat of last year and took this cruise again. I love this sail for the sunset, the crew, the sandwiches, and the house specials! The snorkeling is great too. We saw a lot more fish this time around, some starfish and some neat corals. Joanne keeps the drinks flowing and everyone is super friendly and helpful. The... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been to Aruba 4 times now, and this was the first time we did a sailing & snorkeling cruise. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to try the Black Pearl sunset cruise. The ship was a good size - not too big and not too small (we had around 24 customers including ourselves... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Overall a great experience! Albert and Joanne were accommodating and cordial. Although Aruba is not known for superior snorkeling the 2 locations they sailed to did provide the opportunity to see different kinds of sea life and coral. The vessel itself was wonderfully comfortable. Being able to stretch out on a comfortable lounge was something you don't get on most... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a great trip. The waters were great for snorkeling. Food and drinks were delicious. Nice calm sailboat.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I took this cruise on Friday August 22nd, and it was worth every penny! The crew, Albert, Joann, and Matt, were very welcoming and out-going. Right away they made everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. The drinks and the cheese sandwiches were very good, just the right thing after snorkeling in the crystal clear Aruba waters We saw... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Reading all of the TripAdvisor reviews, I could not believe at how universal the rave reviews are. Everything lived up to all our expectations. We were a party of 6, who booked 4 different reservations, and we were able to be seated together. The vibe on board was exactly what we were looking for, low key, very chill, and relaxing.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I booked this trip after doing our research and watching You Tube clips of the Black Pearl as well as other similar trips. We chose the Black Pearl because of the intimate layout of the boat, shade, easy on and off. We arrived on a Cruise ship and the directions provided by Aruba Blue were spot on.... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After Vacationing in Aruba a dozen or more times, we have determined the vacation is not complete without a cruise with JoAnn and Albert on the famous Black Pearl. It is relaxing, and goes to very nice snorkeling spots. The Grilled Cheese Joann makes are world famous and the best you ever tasted. Our grown kids had a blast too.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not my first trip on the Black Pearl and won't be my last. I now live on the island. Prior to this went out on many vessels doing the same snorkeling/sunset cruises but none can compare to the Black Pearl. Why? The comfort of the loungers not bring packed in like sardines with standing room only; the staff - Joanne... More

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was our first time visiting aruba JoAnn and Albert are extremely friendly make you feel like family, The snorkel and snacks are great. Highly recommend.

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