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Aruba Afternoon Sailing and Snorkeling Trip With Lunch provided by Octopus Sailing Charters

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Aruba Afternoon Sailing and Snorkeling Trip With Lunch

Aruba Afternoon Sailing and Snorkeling Trip With Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Discover the clear waters of Aruba during this afternoon excursion
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
36
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Head out on the waters surrounding Aruba on this afternoon sailing and snorkeling tour. Before you reach your first stop, enjoy lunch onboard the boat. Then get the chance to discover the popular 'Antilla' shipwreck and Boca Catalina Bay. All snorkel gear and safety equipment is provided. The boat is also equipped with trampoline nets where you can lounge and take in the sights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
  • All snorkeling gear is provided for your convenience
  • Open bar with sodas, juices, and spirits is included
  • Guests should not drink before snorkeling for safety reasons
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
  • All snorkeling gear is provided for your convenience
  • Open bar with sodas, juices, and spirits is included
  • Guests should not drink before snorkeling for safety reasons
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47607P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Captain and crew
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (open cocktail bar)
  • Access to restroom on-board
  • Use of snorkel equipment and instruction
  • Safety life jackets
  • Certified first responder
  • Octopus souvenir
  • Entry/Admission - Malmok Reef
  • Entry/Admission - The Antilla
Exclusions
  • Souvenir t-shirt (available to purchase)
  • Power snorkel
Duration
3h
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 which is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, please walk through the lobby until you reach the beach area. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended to bring a towel and sunscreen
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • 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 36 travelers
Inclusions
  • Captain and crew
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (open cocktail bar)
  • Access to restroom on-board
  • Use of snorkel equipment and instruction
  • Safety life jackets
  • Certified first responder
  • Octopus souvenir
  • Entry/Admission - Malmok Reef
  • Entry/Admission - The Antilla
Exclusions
  • Souvenir t-shirt (available to purchase)
  • Power snorkel
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 which is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, please walk through the lobby until you reach the beach area. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended to bring a towel and sunscreen
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • 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 36 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
A note from Aruba Afternoon Sailing and Snorkeling Trip With Lunch
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 which is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, please walk through the lobby until you reach the beach area. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
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  • Pass by
    Palm - Eagle Beach
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    The Antilla
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    You’ll sail to two of Aruba’s best snorkel stops with our experienced captain and crew. The first location is the famous shipwreck ‘Antilla’, where you’ll spend 45 minutes of exploring. The Antilla sank more than 60 years ago and remains completely intact. Legend says the ship is a 1939 German freighter likely carried supplies during WW2 and was caught in the Dutch waters following Germany’s invasion of Holland. Explore the 400 foot Antilla easily and safe with guidance of our experienced crew.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kyle A
1 contribution
We joined the Octopus crew with captain Ron for their morning snorkel tour (9am to 12pm).

The large catamaran moors out off of palm beach, so they have a small tender boat aptly named “Squid” to come and pick you up directly from the beach. Pick up was on time, but the Squid is a smaller boat so it usually takes 2 trips to fill the charter.

I’m not sure if our group was typical for Octopus, but we were thrilled with the amount of people on our boat. Plenty of seating for everyone (50%+ is shaded as well), VERY attentive service for food and drinks from the staff, and great instructions and jokes from the crew at each of our snorkel stops. Almost all of the boats go to the same spots, and it was crazy to see how many people some of the other charter companies had packed onto their boats.

If you take the morning cruise, do not worry about breakfast or lunch. The crew had freshly baked muffins, smoked salmon on bagels, fruit skewers, chicken salad, and turkey sandwiches available for everyone. Have a specific allergy or dietary restriction? Be sure to tell the crew in advance of your sailing and they will work to prepare food to suit your needs! They can also order custom drinks like beer if you request it beforehand.

They were so friendly and the snorkeling and service aboard the boat was fantastic.

If you and your family are looking for a snorkeling trip, I’d highly recommend you consider using Octopus! We will definitely be back for another snorkeling tour, or exploring another one of their sunset or private charter tour options.
Written April 1, 2022
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theJandRexperience
Newmarket, Canada51 contributions
We had a great time on this boat tour! Our captain Jethro did a great job navigating and giving us a small history lesson overlooking the shipwreck. We saw a few schools of fish and plankton and of course the ship. The second diving site had a lot more fish as it was along a coral coast line, so we saw a variety of aquatic life. The food on-board was delicious and included small tuna wraps, two different prosciutto and cheese appetizers, a turkey and cheese sandwich and a fruit skewer given out throughout the 3h boat trip. The crew was very friendly and attentive. For drinks I would highly recommend their signature “Aruba Ariba” as it is delicious. I also liked how the staff immediately gave a nice cold glass of water to wash out the salt water taste after each of the two snorkelling sites. Very reasonably priced and if coming from another part of the island, the boat tour starts from the pier outside the Holiday Inn in the high rise section. Highly recommend!!
Written February 4, 2020
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Fantastic to read your detailed experience with us. Great you enjoyed it so much and thank you very much for your recommendation!
Written February 5, 2020
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ErnestoM
1 contribution
A group of 14 of us booked the Octopus Sail and Snorkeling trip with lunch on September 3rd. What a fantastic experience! We were greeted with smiles at the beach hut prior to boarding. Roger and the crew always had a great attitude and made the entire group feel comfortable and happy. The boat is impeccable and the food and drinks were delicious. The snorkeling sites were full life and family friendly. We highly recommend Octopus to anyone looking for a amazing sail and snorkeling trip in Aruba.

DANKJEWEL Octopus Crew!!!
Written September 5, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on the Octopus :) The afternoon trips are some of our favorites as the snorkel stops are to die for in the middle of the day! Our crew aims to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time with us as no one should leave without a smile! We look forward to seeing you on the Octopus in the near future :)
Written December 22, 2020
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FarAway735774
1 contribution
All crew members were friendly, professional and helpful.
The event was exactly as described.
My only comment to the crew was regarding the music. It contained vulgar language. I asked them to change it. Even if we didn’t have young children with us, the words in the music was offensive. Why not play some nice fun “Caribbean” music to enhance the experience. The young crew was playing music they liked, not what was appropriate for the guests.
Written June 23, 2022
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BeckyTravelling
1 contribution
It was a lot of fun! They gave us snorkeling gear and provided life vests for those who wanted them. They served food and drinks during the tour (if you're vegetarian or have allergies, you need to contact them beforehand). As I was a solo traveler, they offered to take pictures of me snorkeling which was super thoughtful. Sadly we only did 2 stops instead of 3, however I still recommend taking the 🐙 sailing and snorkeling tour.
Written July 12, 2022
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Sally M
1 contribution
Friends
Very fun afternoon. The fun started with the man entertainment us with csrd tricks while waiting to board the boat. He was amazing!

The snacks, food, and drinks was nice and the snorkling was fun with everyone seeing a variety of sealife. The crew was very friendly and attentive making the ride a great time.
I would recommend the Octopus and will ride with them again next time I'm in Aruba.
Written May 6, 2022
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on the Octopus :) The afternoon trips are some of our favorites as the snorkel stops are to die for in the middle of the day! Our crew aims to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time with us as no one should leave without a smile! We look forward to seeing you on the Octopus in the near future :)
Written July 7, 2022
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Thomas
8 contributions
Couples
Loved this snorkeling trip. The shipwreck was amazing to see. Our tour guiders were so nice. They provided drinks, lunch and were very helpful with the snorkeling experience. I will definitely be coming back and recommend those wanting a good snorkeling experience to book this excursion.
Written March 17, 2022
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Marie G
Moyock, NC3 contributions
Family
We took your Afternoon Excursion and was so happy that we did! Captain Ray and his crew, Jose, Manuel and Gina, did a great job making us feel welcomed. Beautiful catamaran, delicious food and drinks, and fantastic weather made for an exciting and fun excursion. The snorkeling spots were amazing with lots of beautiful fish of all species. We've done a lot of snorkeling and this was one of the best for us. The crew made sure we were correctly prepared to snorkel and followed all safety protocols. They made sure we had plenty to eat and made sure we stayed hydrated especially after coming aboard from snorkeling. Can't say enough great things about this excursion and Captain Ray and his crew! Highly recommend it!!
Written July 21, 2022
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Sally M
Muskegon, MI2 contributions
Solo
The crew was fun and attentive. They came around often asking what they could get each of us and took the time to talk to everyone and acted like they were having fun also. It's nice to see that. They were truly a great group.
The snorkeling site, food, and drinks were also great.
Everyone on the boat looked like they were having as great of time as I had. I would recommend the Octopus for a fun adventure. I can't wait to come back again.
Written March 11, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself on your adventure! Our goal is to make sure that even on our general trips that each guest has a private experience! This is possible with our lounge seating on board! We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus we hope that we can top this experience!
Written March 12, 2020
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Terry A
1 contribution
Couples
To begin by saying JR Is accommodating is an understatement. The cruise was phenomenal. The crews service unmatched. I would absolutely book anything with this business. It’s the people that make the business and this group assures you have a phenomenal time, see many fish and enjoy the entire experience
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review, great to hear is was phenomenal!
Written February 19, 2020
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Relaxing in Paradise!
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Amazing Time
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Fantastic Time
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Amazing Evening
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wonderful night
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Great trip!
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