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Octopus Sailing Charters

Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
(297) 586-4281
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you only do one thing in Aruba, make it the Octopus morning brunch snorkeling tour! Jethro and his crazy crew are THE best! No big tourist trap-just 22 max people, great views, great drinks, great trip! We've done this 3 years in a row and will definitely continue to do it as long we're able!

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El Segundo, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

if you love to sail and snorkel, this is the perfect charter. There were only 6 of us on this catamaran and we sailed to two great snorkeling spots. The crew was very friendly and provided us with food and drinks.

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West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I had read the great reviews before our trip to Aruba, so I told my husband I only wanted to do the sunset cruise and possibly a snorkel trip on the Octopus. I am so glad I found out about the Octopus! Jethro, Jeff, and Raymond were so nice to talk with and I loved that we sailed with a... More

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Hilmar, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We booked based upon TA recommendations and weren't disappointed. Jethro was very quick to respond to emails and answered all of our questions in a friendly manner. He didn't ask for a deposit, just our word that we would let him know in advance if we decided to cancel. We went to Pelican Pier to catch the catamaran and were... More

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New york
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a nice time on the catamaran and I loved being out on the water in the quiet and getting a different view of the island. We did not go far from shore and the place we snorkeled was actually accessible from land, if one knew where to go. The sights and fish we saw were ok, but I... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you are tired of the 100 passenger catamaran cruises you need to look up the Octopus - the trip leaves the Holiday Inn Pier and heads WEST towards the light house. What a different view ! We had 10 people on board - free good drinks, small sandwiches and little things on sticks which were very good. Jethro will... More

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Eastern PA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Having done catamaran trips in Aruba before, we were pleasantly surprised by this outing. Left early in the morning so we could snorkel the wreck before it became too crowded. Headed farther down for more snorkeling. Saw many, many species of fish. Good quality snorkel eqipment provided AND also included in the price. Had mimosas on board for breakfast and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We enjoyed a fantastic sunset sail. It was a wonderful, peaceful experience with wind and sea at sunset, free of gimmicks and noise. The sailboat has no motor so this is authentic sailing. Jethro is a skillful sailor with great personality and hospitality of the crew was top notch. Terrific photos are a great reminder.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Took a day sail/snorkel excursion on the trimaran Octopus. $50 /person included Mimosas and breakfast bread in the AM, and sandwiches and fruit for lunch. All the rum punch you can drink. 2 snorkel stops. Snorkeling equipment provided. Crew are friendly and helpful. They gave us a bit of a discount ($15 off) on our group of 5. Only down... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We haven't even gone on the trip yet but I wanted to write to let you know that booking our trip has been such a pleasure. We are coming in June for my 50th bday and after checking tripadvisor I knew Octopus sounded like what we were looking for. Captain Jethro returned my e-mail and was so respectful and you... More

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