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Octopus Sailing Charters

Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
(297) 586-4281
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Parrish, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had gone on a snorkeling excursion with Captain Jethro/Crew back in 2006. When we had to return to Aruba for a September 2014 Conference at The Marriott, we made sure this was the only excursion we booked. You will never see the true beauty of Aruba with groups like DePalm or Red Sail. They are all about volume and... More

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Plano, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Captain Jethro and crew provided an excellent afternoon of sailing and snorkeling. Light sandwiches, fruit and drinks provided. Not a booze-cruise, more laid-back and fun. We were taken to a great spot to snorkel. Well worth the amount paid!

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NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went on the sunset cruise this week and there was good and some not so good. The crew is very nice and know what they are doing. The boat is also in good condition. We did not expect a few things. In order to get to the boat you have to take a small dingy boat to get there.... More

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We did the afternoon snorkeling trip. Jethro is the owner and works hard to make sure everyone has a great time! Sailing to the snorkeling location, a lovely snorkeling site, some cheese sandwiches, fruit and drinks, with a return sale to the pickup point in front of the Playa Linda Beach Resort.

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Washington, DC
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a good time on the catamaran. We felt that it was a more authentic experience than getting shoved onto a speedboat with 50 other people. They provided snorkeling gear and good food. Bring a towel and sunblock and enjoy!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been vacationing in Aruba for many years and each time we go, we spend and afternoon on the Octopus! Our kids love it as much as we do. Everyone looks forward to a fun time snorkeling and then a relaxing sail as you dine on the best Gouda cheese sandwich you will ever eat! See you next year... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a great day-trip (1:30-4 p.m.). Great snorkeling (even for a non-swimmer like me!) They give a very simple lunch (quite good cheese sandwiches and fruit) and have an open bar (of fairly crappy liquor and no beer, but….). The sailing itself was worth it. And, only $65 a couple; $20 per kid. Snorkel equipment included. Captain Jethro and... More

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Somerville, Ohio, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We read the reviews and booked the brunch sail. Waters were a little choppy but not too bad. It was our first time to sail and me, hubby, and 16 year old son had a BLAST!! The snorkel spots are wonderful and while Jethro and Jeff can't take credit for the beautiful beaches of Aruba they can definitely take credit... More

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Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Even though our trip was a couple years ago, I wanted to echo what many others seem to continue saying. We had a great morning with Capt Jethro and his first mate. There were only about 10 of us on our Morning Half Day sail. We enjoyed the picnic style lunch that was served after we snorkeled while we sailed... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been on this boat for 24 years and it is always the best part of our vacation! We go out several times over our 1-2 week trip with our now grown children and are never disappointed! Jethro, Jeff and his son JJ always make the trip special for us! Wonderful people who make the trip enjoyable for all!

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