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Address: Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 586-4281
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Best sail trip on Aruba.

This is the gold standard for sail and snorkel trips. I have done lots of them on several islands. This is the best of the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Williamsport, PA
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Williamsport, PA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This is the gold standard for sail and snorkel trips. I have done lots of them on several islands. This is the best of the best.

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Barre, Vermont
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A group of 10 of us took this excursion when in Aruba..Jethro did lots of yelling at his one man crew, which made us all feel uneasy..Not very good life jackets and we didn't feel if someone had trouble in the water there wasn't anyone that could handle it. The bread, lunch and drinks were the highlight of the trip...I... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I signed up for the 1/2 Day Champagne Brunch and had a great time with Jethro and his crew. They took us to the Antilla Wreck which was a really cook experience, and then after brought us over to the Boca Catalina Beach area to snorkel. Of the 20 people taking the trip, about half of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our sunset cruise on the Octopus. The Aruba Aribi's were delicious as were the appetizers served. Jethro and crew were welcoming, friendly and the cruise was memorable. Would definitely go again.

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was my first experience snorkeling, so I wanted to make sure we were on a smaller boat with a good crew. Jethro and his crew were attentive, had the right equipment and tasty cheese snacks and drinks. The sail boat has no motor and given the trade winds of aruba, skill is truly needed. I'd use them again in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I just wanna say that this was the worst Catamaran trip I have ever had in Aruba, they advertise it as a small group and intimate... because the Catamaran is so small, dirty, they don't even have a motor, so they refused to take us to the antilla wreckship, which is the highlight of any catamaran trip, coming all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We booked a sunset sail with Octopus and it did not disappoint. Very casual and relaxing trip, a bit of chatting and a couple of drinks and mostly enjoying the waters and sights. Best part there were only 12 total on the boat though it could handle more. Really enjoyed the time.

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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When you think of Caribbean sailing, you probably think of pirates or Jimmy Buffet types. Jethro may be more of the latter, but his steadfast approach to fun and history may make him some of the former too. It was a great day on the water. What the boat lacks in modern fashions, it more than replaces with charm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a great snorkel trip w/ Jethro & Jeff. After reading reviews and talking to locals, this was a great decision. We did the afternoon snorkel on Thanksgiving Day. It was my 8 year old son, my wife & I. The others on the trip ranged in age from 2-70 (including two pregnant women). Both guys were very friendly... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Most relaxing sunset cruises. The captain Jethro does a great job, he highlights the sights as you cruise up and down palm beach and with the help of his mate Jeff keeps your drinks full. Cruise is only 2 hours so it doesn't wreck your beach time, no rope swings, no loud music, smooth sailing no need to worry about... More 

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