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Boca Catalina

Address: Noord, Aruba
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Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure
Ranked #8 of 26 Activities in Noord
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Not much of a beach but a good area to snorkel in. There usually isn't many people around although sometimes the party boats are anchored just offshore with their snorkelers

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You'll know this a good spot because all the tourist boats come here to snorkel. Easy access to the water, fish immediately apparent & plentiful. You can walk out a long way, the snorkel only gets better. The water is clear, you'll see to the bottom without difficulty. You'll realize that you don't need to pay to enjoy & can... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Don't pay for a trip here. Rent a car or take a taxi. Make sure to bring all your needs. Once your there walk a few hundred yards up road, hop in ocean and float back to where you were. Make sure your GoPro battery is full. Really good day, or 3 like us, for cheap. If you need snorkel... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The snorkeling was fun, but the beach can get a little crowded. We packed a cooler and our snorkels and made an afternoon of it. We saw a nice variety of fish and marine life. Definitely worth your time of you like to snorkel. However, if you only plan one day of snorkeling, check out my reviews on baby beach,... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I rode a bike from Fisherman's Huts to Boca Catalina for snorkeling and a picnic. I absolutely loved it! There are a few palapas next to the water, which are free, and a few chairs you can rent for about 5$ if the vendor is there. The reef is easily accessible through the little beach and there weren't many waves... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place to relax on the beach and to enjoy snorkeling. the water is crystal clear!! In the afternoon the Jolly Pirate anchors close enough so you can watch everyone partying and using the rope swing. Was fun to watch everyone dancing and having a good time onboard.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We came here for snorkeling. We took a taxi here and the bus back instead of doing a boat snorkel excursion. (All the boats comes to this spot.) The snorkeling was excellent. There was also shade available for when you wanted to take and break and just relax. There are no vendors here so bring everything you need with you.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I took a taxi to this beach, north of the hotel high-rise zone. There is a small beach and some thatched umbrellas for shade. The snorkeling is fantastic--and free! There are rocks and coral formations just off the beach area, within easy swimming distance. We saw hundreds of colorful, tropic fish. We also saw large tuna, eels,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Beautiful place. The fishes come to you and you dont need a snorkel or gear to view them. The pelicans are very friendly.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Enter the water here and start snorkeling along the shoreline in the direction of Arashi Beach. You can drive here & skip the boat fee plus you have the freedom to leave & move to the next spot. All kinds of fish on this beautiful small beach which seems to be a local fav.

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