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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine provided by De Palm Tours

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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you want to get underwater views in Aruba without getting wet, book ahead to reserve your spot in the Seaworld Explorer semi-submarine, with a submerged observatory for underwater views of fish and marine life through glass windows. Even if scuba and snorkeling aren't your thing, you still get to see underwater highlights such as the the SS Antilla, and the Arashi reef, accompanied by insightful commentary from your guide.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
De Palm Pier
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba
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  • 1
    The Antilla
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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  • 2
    De Palm Pier
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Arashi Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
De Palm Pier
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba
See address & details
Highlights
  • 90-minute semi-submarine reef tour fits easily into an Aruba itinerary
  • Get views of Aruba's underwater highlights without getting wet
  • Listen to historical and ecological commentary from a guide
  • Convenient central departure point
What to Expect
Hop aboard a transfer boat departing from Oranjestad's De Palm Pie to be taken out to the Seaworld Explorer. Meet your guide, who will share historical and ecological facts about the sights as you travel. With dry clothing, you get views from the vessel's glassed-in, submerged viewing space of Arashi reef, teeming with tropical fish and other marine life. In contrast to snorkeling, during the submarine tour you can hear insightful commentary from your guide about the types of coral and fish you see. The next stop is the Antilla, a 423-foot (128-meter) German ship sunk during World War II. Snap photos of the colossal boat and its marine inhabitants, while your guide details history of the ship. After 90 minutes, you return to shore by boat.
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Important Information
Departure Point
De Palm Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba
Duration
1h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90 minute Semi-Submarine Tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 1 and under
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Angelo G. Paskel wrote a review Jun 2020
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Great tour, we loved it ! It is the best tourist attraction on the island. The underwater view is magnificent, the staff is also very friendly and are eager to help in any way possible...We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone !!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Traveler wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very well organized. Schedule was well maintained. Saw a lot of fish of different types under the water. Can see the remains of the Antilla ship too. Our 6 yr old daughter loved it. Definitely something to do with kids.
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Response from DPTMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Hi, Thank you so much for sharing your adventure experience with us! We are glad you had a great time See you soon!
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Jim M wrote a review Feb 2020
Staten Island5 contributions1 helpful vote
Good for those who want to stay dry or are too young/ old for snorkeling. Good view of the ship wreck
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DPTMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Hi Moe, Thank you, it's really great that you enjoyed our tour. Greetings,
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Walter L wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved the sights and colors of the fish, shipwreck. The staff was fun helpful and did a nice job of letting us enjoy the view/
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DPTMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Hi, Thank you for your rating and review! Warm regards!
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Eric J wrote a review Feb 2020
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My partner Mark and I took this tour as part of a cruise excursion. We had a great time. Mark doesn't like to snorkel so this was a great way for him to see the fish, coral, and shipwreck without getting wet. Angie was wonderful. She was very informative and made the tour really
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DPTMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Hi, Thank you very much for sharing your experience we appreciate it very much! We will forward the tumbs up to Angie! Warm regards.
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About the operator

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Katie C
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Amazing Off Road Tour
My husband and I are currently on our honeymoon and wanted to do an off road safari around the island. Donald was o
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leighannew2014
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Tour and our guide was wonderful
We booked last minute at the resort and had no issues. We got lucky with Donald as our tour guide. It was basically
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Keep tour
The tour guy gave us each our own mask and sprayed our hands before we got in at each site. We were all spaced out
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Utv tours
Donald & David were great at leading the excursion. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it if you want an of
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Dani-Tamz
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Awesome time!
Cesar was an amazing host/captain/bartender. My husband and I booked this on our honeymoon and had a blast. The foo
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Still Amazed
What an AMAZING experience...... Mac our tour guide was UNBELIEVABLE...... he was funny and sweet and knowledgeable
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UTV Tour
Our guide, Donald, was awesome! He got us to all the sites quickly. The off-roading in our UTVs was fun and excit
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UTV
Ricardo is an amazing tour guide, get ready for a lot of dust but it’s a great experience you won’t regret it
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mehtajay61
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Great Service
Given we had done booking through Costco, i was assured that there will be no complains in service this vendor will
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mehtajay61
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Sunset Sail - An Amazing & Relaxing Experience
Excellent customer service and great experience ! Alex, our bartender and captain Alberto & all of the crew member
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charbaugh13
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Catamaran
Great stops, all you can drink alcohol the whole time 9-1p, and really fun crew. Nice boat as well. Would for sure
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SteveH6151
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Great time on the water
My wife, daughter, and I did the half-day snorkeling adventure. The boat was right by our hotel (Riu Palace), and
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SteveH6151
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Great off-road trip through the heart of Aruba
We did the morning UTV tour with DePalm tours. They picked us up at our hotel and drove to the UTV parking facilit
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193romani
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Great dusty time
Had an amazing time, was super fun going off roading, the coast is unbelievably beautiful and the vehicles are fun
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winnieex0
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Awesome snorkeling excursion
We loved our snorkeling trip with De Palm! They are by far the best tour compared to all the other tours I've done
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  • Duration: 1h 45m
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