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Address: Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 586-4281
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My husband and I booked a private, all day charter for our anniversary with the Blue Octopus and it was the best part of our trip. Jethro, the captain, and his first mate Jeff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Brooklyn, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I booked a private, all day charter for our anniversary with the Blue Octopus and it was the best part of our trip. Jethro, the captain, and his first mate Jeff, are great local guides, super friendly, relaxed, warm and inviting. If you are looking for a not-so touristy activity, this is it. The boat is bare-bones... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This company was a great choice! Smaller number of participants (our trip had 15) made the whole experience more intimate. Price included homemade breakfast breads & mimosas then a delicious, fresh lunch with open bar. You don't even have to actually go snorkeling to enjoy yourself! The sailing and the crew make the trip enjoyable either way. Most of the... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We've been doing the Octopus tours for 20+ years. It's all sail. No motors. Limit is 22 people. Alcohol, water and pop provided, along with sand which sand fruit (AM & afternoon snorkel cruises). Capt. Jethro, first mate Jeff, do a great job helping everyone, and being informative. Snorkeling is good. Music is low key so people can talk to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Sailing in Aruba is beautiful, and the Octopus crew (Jethro, Jeff & JJ) make this snorkeling trip consistently awesome. They keep the group small so it's always comfortable and friendly. They take extra time for those that have never snorkeled before. I've been going out on Jethro's boat since I was a kid with my family on vacation, and now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We booked a morning snorkel trip based on a recommendation of another guest at our hotel. Captain Jethro & his crew provided a great morning experience. Be prepared, though, that being on a catamaran on slightly rough seas, it can be tough to move around. If you have balance issues, this might not be your best bet. It was challenging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Jethro, Jeff, Marcus and JJ are fantastic hosts on the Octopus. If you're looking for a more local vibe and less party atmosphere, this sail is for you!!! Plenty of food and drinks as well as personal, friendly attention. The snorkeling is great. The guests can interact and Jethro will gladly give you lots of history, if you like. Definitely... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a great little adventure. The crew is wonderful and so easy to talk to. Capt. Jethro has some good stories. The sail is great snorkeling is nice. The food is great for this type of trip. Highly recommended for a nice leisurely day out on the water.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

For 18 years we have visited Aruba for week 19 and 20 and we have been going on the Octopus morning sail and snorkling and love it. It is the best deal on the island and Jethro and his crew are the best!!! This year we tried his sunset sail and we were not disappointed. We had such a great... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had the the best time with Captain Jethro, Jeff and the rest of the crew. They were fantastic!!! We felt like we were hanging out with friends and had great conversations with the captain and his crew, as well as, having an amazing time snorkeling and enjoying the cruise. Why pay more to go out on a catamaran with... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a wonderful excursion with Captain Jethro and his excellent crew. The snorkeling was fantastic. The highlight iwas the passion this team has for what they do and the respect they show for the beautiful sea life they so willingly shared with us. Enjoyed the light meal as well. Do remember to bring extra sunblock. Definitely will do this again.

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Address: Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 586-4281
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach

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