Tours and Tickets

Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks provided by Octopus Sailing Charters

LIKELY TO SELL OUT*

Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks

Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks
4.5
Book in advance
from
$79.99
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Watch the sunset on this relaxing evening cruise
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
34
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Spend the evening on the water and catch the fiery Aruban sunset while on board a trimaran on this happy hour cruise. Relax while sipping drinks from an open bar and snacking on appetizers (included). Plus the captain and crew are available to answer any questions you may have about the area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
Highlights
  • Departure time differs depending on the time of year
  • Depart from Palm Beach with an experienced captain and crew
  • Book a private cruise for personalized attention
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Departure time differs depending on the time of year
  • Depart from Palm Beach with an experienced captain and crew
  • Book a private cruise for personalized attention
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47607P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Captain and crew
  • Professional guide
  • Safe Life Jackets
  • Certified first responder
  • Unlimited drinks (open cocktail bar)
  • Access to restroom on-board
  • Snacks
  • Octopus souvenir
  • Entry/Admission - Octopus Sailing Charters
Exclusions
  • Octopus T-Shirt (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Please walk through the lobby of the Holiday Inn until you reach the beach area. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right. Check in time is 4:00PM & boarding time is 4:15PM.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers
Inclusions
  • Captain and crew
  • Professional guide
  • Safe Life Jackets
  • Certified first responder
  • Unlimited drinks (open cocktail bar)
  • Access to restroom on-board
  • Snacks
  • Octopus souvenir
  • Entry/Admission - Octopus Sailing Charters
Exclusions
  • Octopus T-Shirt (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Please walk through the lobby of the Holiday Inn until you reach the beach area. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right. Check in time is 4:00PM & boarding time is 4:15PM.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
A note from Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks
Our team members will be receiving instructions and guidelines on COVID-19. We are approved for the Health code by the Aruba Tourism Authority. Our team is more than ready to assist you when you are here. We can’t wait to welcome you!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours
    J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba
    Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Please walk through the lobby of the Holiday Inn until you reach the beach area. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right. Check in time is 4:00PM & boarding time is 4:15PM.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Octopus Sailing Charters
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The Octopus is the only lounge boat on the island, now offering 50/50 sun and shaded sitting places. With cushioned lounge seating for all of our guests, you will also have a sea view! Relax in comfortable cushions or on our lounge sofa while experiencing a life changing Aruban Sunset in style.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
393 reviews
Excellent
342
Very good
22
Average
11
Poor
8
Terrible
10

Craig M
World3 contributions
Overall, I would recommend this cruise for adults.

It looks like there is a rotating crew which makes sense, and may account for the mixed reviews on the crew.

Of the crew of four, two of the crew stood out on our sunset cruise. The captain, who did a magnificent job sailing us along the coast during sunset. The second, Manuel, was engaging and spent time with our group and others to answer questions and share his experiences.

I highly recommend the Octupus Sailing Charters make sure to continue to staff him on the charters, and up his pay.

Aside from the captain, he (Manuel) was the only other crew member who was sincere in his engagement with patrons. I'm sure running the charter over and over can become boring for crew members, but this is the job for which they are paid!

The young lady was friendly enough, but I wouldn't classify her as engaging. The last crew member, a fire-plug & blonde gentleman with spiked hair brushed me off when asking about the Dutch history connected to the island. He gave off a vibe of being there for the ladies and nothing else.

If you are lucky enough to have Manuel and the Captain (George?) on your charter, you will enjoy the trip.

Otherwise, if you are just looking for a boat ride and being handed drinks without engagement or sincere customer service it looks to be a roll of the dice.
Written March 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Allyson Frazier
21 contributions
The Happy Hour Sunset Sail was one of the highlights of our trip to the island, and a wonderful experience that we would highly recommend to any visitor, especially couples or small groups! All members of the cruise team onboard the boat were friendly, attentive, and provided great service. Crew members made the time to have conversations with each group and curated a great experience. The drinks were delicious and the appetizers were varied and quite good; well worth the cost! The cruise lasted about two hours along the shoreline and provided beautiful views of the island and the wonderful sunset. The atmosphere was relaxed, with a nice ocean breeze and a variety of music. A fantastic way to start an evening in the Palm Beach area!
Written August 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on the sunset cruise :) Our crew loves what they do! and more importantly we all care about getting to know our guests, where they are joining us from and what brings them to Aruba! Everyone on the Octopus is part of the Octopus family :) We hope to onboard you in the future again!
Written October 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stephen5280
Thornton, CO40 contributions
We've done many sunset sails on different islands. My wife wanted to cancel this last minute since we could easily see the sunset from our rental or the nearby beach. She ended up having a good time on the sail and was happy that we went.

The four drinks provided are more than enough, we stopped at 3. It was actually the owner handing out drinks and appetizers. He was very attentive and has a great outlook on life. He also offered to take our picture near the end of the sail. The captain seemed like a salty sailer, not the most personable but good at sailing, kinda how you want your captain to be. We sailed a bit to the south, then reversed to go north up to Boca Catalina. I like that you get a cup for a souvenir.

I was a bit annoyed that my emailed instructions said boarding begins at 4:15PM with the sail 4:30 to 6:30. We cut our shopping short and rushed over to make it by 4:15, only be told to hang out for awhile and that they wouldn't be boarding till 4:30. At 4:30 we were told to keep hanging out, that they would board around 4:45. She said we were close to the date that they switch the sail time to 5:00-7:00 because of the later sunset. I don't have a problem with a later start, but would have liked to be informed of that before arriving. In addition to having to wait around for an extra half hour, we had made dinner reservation for after the sail thinking that we'd be off the boat by 6:30. All in all, it was a good sail, met some interesting people, and we were glad we did it.
Written February 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on the sunset cruise :) Our crew loves what they do! and more importantly we all care about getting to know our guests, where they are joining us from and what brings them to Aruba! Everyone on the Octopus is part of the Octopus family :) The time of sunset changes around this time. We apologize that we did not notify you correctly. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written March 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jay
40 contributions
Friends
I’d be able to give a more accurate review of this company had I actually experienced the ride
I booked. In March, I booked a sunset happy hour cruise with Octopus for five people on June 22nd. I received several emails of confirmations - got the email asking for the deposit (but chose to pay in full) - no issues receiving these emails or anything going to spam. We arrive at the proper desk on Palm Beach and am told we aren’t getting on the boat. Apparently they called to inform me (no missed calls or messages) and emailed me (zero emails or anything in spam). The two stars above is for the guy running the counter who called several other catamaran companies on the beach to see if they could fit us onto their sunset cruise. All sold out except for one. Great. My big issue is that a woman walked up to the desk saying she had a party of 19 for the Octopus Cruise…so basically, we were kicked off for a private party despite already having
booked. My biggest issue is while it was nice that we were able to get on another boat it was entirely different experience and not the one we wanted. We had a less modern boat full of children and hecticness. Color me bitter when the Octopus pulled up next to us looking all modern, clean and chill. You know - the vibe we wanted and had already PAID for. Kind of a trash thing to do to customers.
Written June 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review. First of all, we would like to apologize to you. We think something went wrong with the communication. The day you reserved we did not have enough participants to set sail. This should have been communicated to you. We have checked a few things for you, but it is not clear to us why things went wrong on our side. If we do not let a trip sail out because there are too few participants and we subsequently receive a request for a private trip, we will indeed accept it. Once again our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Kind regards Team Octopus
Written September 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

townies87
Boston137 contributions
We were a group of 13 celebrating my husbands birthday. They were late picking us up and had us back at exactly 7pm. I had asked if there would be music and dancing and was told yes. I have been on several other sunset cruises that were less expensive and had a blast but this was so boring.If you are looking for a basic boat ride then this is for you but if you are looking for some fun then I would not recommend. I asked if they could play better music and at first was told no and then later played one request. The person did not care that I was not satisfied and said his company was number one. I do not agree and will not be booking with this company in the future.
Written April 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you found the trip boring. We understand from your fellow travelers that they had a really good time. During a private trip you can decide for yourself which music is played. Unfortunately, this is not possible on a regular trip where you share the catamaran with other guests. You can of course request a song. But you will understand that everyone has a different taste in music and that we want to keep our music as diverse as possible during a regular trip.
Written April 23, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

G.S
4 contributions
My sisters and I made same day reservations and we were able to get the sunset sailing experience! Very nice drinks the snacks were appetizing (except the chicken/tuna salad with the cucumber under). I loved every moment of this ride, two hours felt like thirty minutes breathtaking views, during this ride you see beautiful light blue and dark blue hues of the water even whiter sand and the farther the boat goes. The boat was comfortable. Jose is one of the hosts I believe he was the best! He sparked up a conversation with every single group of people on that ride. He did great magic tricks and found a way to connect with everyone on board his interactions with my sisters and I were proof as well as the couple sitting next to us! The driver Martin was also very nice made our drinks and passed it (we were closer to him) as well, as the lady host that was on board as well (I don’t remember her name) she was super friendly! Invited us to check out the Lazy Turtle after the boat ride and was super nice when my sister got a little nervous about transferring from the small boat to the big boat. I am really glad that for my trip I was able to partake in such a wonderful experience. The ride and sun set were at the perfect time. Closer to one the sun went down and the water/wind started picking up Martin bought us in on time. Thank you Jose, Martin & the lady with blonde hair. I hope to visit Aruba again soon and will definitely recommend this experience for my friends who hope to visit in the nearby future!
Written October 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us for the sunset sail! Our crew aims to give every guest high quality service and make sure everyone is having a wonderful time on their adventure with us. We are looking forward to having you on the next sail trip!
Written December 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adam M
London, UK9 contributions
Couples
A really nice end to the day. Lovely views, friendly staff with a really nice atmosphere. Would recommend, only thing is to get the sunset the weather needs to be fairly clear, but this isn’t in the control of the operator. Would recommend
Written June 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TPC0118
Centennial, CO265 contributions
An impromptu adult sunset cruise was set up as part of a week long series of events for a destination wedding. The catamaran cruise with a great crew was certainly one of the highlights of the week. Reservations were easy as was the tendering to the boat - being under sail was awesome with music provided by the crew’s party soundtrack and DJ Roget!! First stop was snorkeling in a great location with a large variety of fish and the bonus of sea turtles. Once back aboard the drinks and passed hors d’ouervres kept the party going as we were treated to a wonderful sunset and evening cruise back to our anchorage! Using the facilities on board requires some flexibility as it is located below deck off the cockpit. Crew was very personable and accommodated all requests with a smile!! Would definitely consider doing again on next trip to Aruba
Written June 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicoleta Jordan
Boston, MA1 contribution
Family
To say that this sunset cruise was the highlight of our trip to Aruba would be an understatement. The team and his crew were so attentive and thoughtful to our needs and those of our 5-year-old son. The appetizers and drinks were top notch delicious and plentiful. We had an amazing time and would 10/10 recommend to anyone visiting the island.
Written July 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

elliottdatlow
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
We researched and booked this sunset cruise trip as it was well rated and only an easy 5 minute walk from the Hilton. Staff was exceptional, fun with great service. My wife needed Gluten Free food— which we had noted on our reservation. They brought her special food each time they brought snacks! We’ll do again when we return to aruba.
Written March 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 378
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Octopus Sailing Charters
t_peterson22
t_peterson22
00
Excellent!
Jose was awesome! He was very friendly and courteous. I especially enjoyed his great magic tricks! Impressive!
W8420GQdianal
W8420GQdianal
00
Excellent!
Jose was great! Excellent service and a great magician!! We had an awesome time on the donut sunset dinner.
nataliecus1120
nataliecus1120
00
wonderful night
my trip was absolutely amazing. the food was great and the boat was very spacious. josé was beyond genuine. he was
nickkI9845WV
nickkI9845WV
00
Aqua Donut Tour
Jose was great helping guide us to areas to snorkel. We saw about 10 turtles and a huge sting ray as well as many d
shellykach
shellykach
00
Private Charter
Overall was a good experience except for I believe they needed another person on board to help the first mate. It w
Late30s
Late30s
00
Great trip!
Best part about the trip was that it was not oversold like the other options clearly do. Lots of room to spread out
TomJules61
TomJules61
00
Rocky Start, But Fantastic Finish!
We had a scheduling issue seemingly caused by the fact that we booked our charter online after 5pm. Although we did
Lysiajack22
Lysiajack22
00
Great time
Our experience with the private catamaran was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Their catamaran was d
qcgirl
qcgirl
00
Great time with Octopus!
Our family had a wonderful time on the Octopus snorkeling private boat tour. The captain Geo and his first mate we
jamessR5644QM
jamessR5644QM
00
Awesome Private Snorkeling with Gio
We did a private snorkeling trip with Gio and highly recommend this. Gio is THE BEST when it comes to captains. He
gaile688
gaile688
00
Perfect afternoon
Gio and Val are the perfect hosts for this snorkeling trip. They treated the beginners in the group with care and s
KarenMerritt2022
KarenMerritt2022
00
Snorkeling with our granddaughter
We had a fabulous (private) snorkeling excursion, thanks to our wonderful boat captain/ guide, Gio! Gio was both
Chelsea M
Chelsea M
00
WONDERFUL Private Snorkeling Trip
A group of friends and I hired Octopus Aruba for a Private Snorkeling Trip. The trip was excellent, starting off wi
jerameyl2022
jerameyl2022
00
Aqua boat
It was a good time takes a while to get to locations it was a good experience Jose was awesome boat was slow
AppMyHome
AppMyHome
00
Great snorkeling experience on a private boat
We had a great snorkeling trip with Gio and his partner on their brand new boat. We had a couple of nervous snorkel
Frequently Asked Questions about Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks

Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks price starts from $89.99. Discover and book Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks on Tripadvisor

Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks on Tripadvisor

Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks is hosted by Octopus Sailing Charters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Octopus Sailing Charters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks on Tripadvisor

On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Aruba Happy Hour Sunset Sail with Food and Drinks on Tripadvisor