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Aqua Donut Private Boat
4.5
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$200.00
per group (up to 2)
from
$200.00
per group (up to 2)

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Duration: 2–5 hours
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English, Dutch, Spanish


  • Bottled water
  • Private tour
  • A full-featured waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly powerful sound
  • Safety Life Jackets
  • Cool box with ice
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Octopus souvenir
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Captain


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, unless a pickup location is selected. Our beach hut is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, walk through the lobby towards the beach. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right. We will sent the time of the tour via the Viator system. In order for everything to run smoothly and to leave on time, it is important that you are on time.
  • 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, unless a pickup location is selected. Our beach hut is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, walk through the lobby towards the beach. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47607P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • We offer free pick-up for all hotels listed (high rise hotels), if your hotel is not listed, we offer pick-up and drop-off service for $5 per person round trip.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bring a towel, sun cream and sunglasses
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Aqua Donut Private Boat
  • 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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Aqua Donut Private Boat?
Aqua Donut Private Boat price starts from $200.00. Discover and book Aqua Donut Private Boat on Tripadvisor
What is the Aqua Donut Private Boat cancellation policy?
Aqua Donut Private Boat cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Aqua Donut Private Boat on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Aqua Donut Private Boat?
Aqua Donut Private Boat is hosted by Octopus Sailing Charters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Octopus Sailing Charters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Aqua Donut Private Boat on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Aqua Donut Private Boat?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Aqua Donut Private Boat on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47607P6

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Palm Beach
    Malmok Beach
    Boca Cataavlina
    Arashi Beach
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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

lisustain
lisustain
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Vegan Sunset
Great sunset sail thanks to an attentive captain and crew, delicious appetizers and a beautiful sunset. Special sho
436carlt
436carlt
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Sunset cruse experience
We made a reservation through TripAdvisor. Due to a computer glitch we were told the reservation was lost. As a res
raymJ3744TE
raymJ3744TE
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Great trip.
The trip all good, Caption Lex and First Mate Jose were perfect guides. We saw tons of different fish. Lex gave us
conniem756
conniem756
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Excellent time
Fantastic trip. This was the highlight of my trip. Lex and jose were such much fun and very knowledgeable tour guid
Hans V
Hans V
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Catamaran tour
Best Tour ever! Great crew, good catering , Nice people Thank you for this… We enjoyed it very much It was perfect
Charles W
Charles W
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Fantastic
Fantastic adventure. Captain Lex and First Mate Jose took us to great snorkeling spots where we were the only snork
alexandraelisabethm
alexandraelisabethm
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Great way to see Aruba
We really enjoyed the trip, the crew was fabulous! And the snorkeling spots were fantastic. Food and cocktails were
N4534IBmichelec
N4534IBmichelec
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Rain didn’t mess with our fun time!
The crew was fantastic and the weather was terrible. We still had a blast. The crew went out of their way to make u
Passenger41711296287
Passenger41711296287
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Best activity in Aruba!!! Swim with sea turtles!
Favorite thing we’ve done so far in Aruba! Captain Lex and Tim were amazing - we swam with sea turtles and saw the
AlysaAtkin
AlysaAtkin
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Terrific Tour
We had an amazing time on this tour. The staff was attentive and friendly! After the tour ended my husband realized
kathleencS3690GL
kathleencS3690GL
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Don’t miss this adventure!
Highly recommend! One of the best, if not the best, thing we did in Aruba. Captain Lex and José were amazing…friend
Y6075RAstevea
Y6075RAstevea
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Perfect
Jose kept us entertained as we waited to go on this wonderful morning ride. The staff was super nice and they were
Y9545IDmatthewf
Y9545IDmatthewf
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The best Catamaran in Aruba!
We had an amazing time on our catamaran trip. Everything was absolutely perfect. The food and the drinks far exceed
Lovesunallday74
Lovesunallday74
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So much fun and beautiful sights!!
We had an amazing time on the snorkeling adventure. We went snorkeling with Lex and Jose and they were so kind and
Rebecca S
Rebecca S
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A must do.
I don't often write reviews but his trip was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The appetizers we
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Surley P
Dearborn, MI7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
José was amazing and treated us with tremendous care and respect. He arrived at our beach on time though at the other side of the beach. My husband ran down there to request he come to the other side of the beach to pick us up. Which he did without a problem.
José pulled to the edge of the sand so we barely got wet climbing in and he took us to where our donut island boat was just about five minutes down the shore. He trained my 15-year-old son how to operate the motor, drop the anchor and lower the ladder within 5 minutes. Just to make sure I knew we had it right I had my son start from an idle motor to get to fully charged steering and forward to give me the warm fuzzies that he had it under control….
So our guide Jose was amazing and he offered to take us to a great snorkel spot where some ship ruins were so we followed him in our donut island boat while he let us along in his
Motorboat… he guided us to some really cool ruins of a sunken ship and he camped out nearby until we got our fill in doing some exploration … it was fantastic. We got back on the boat, pulled up anchor and let him know we’re ready to move on. He followed us to our next destination and then eventually guided us back to the dock after our two hours were up. It was a fantastic journey and my son felt on top of the world navigating this little motorboat by himself. We would definitely do it again.
Written August 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review! We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written November 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael P
4 contributions
This was a fun and relaxing 2 hour adventure. We had fun driving the boat up and down Palm Beach for the first half hour (and yes we did do “donuts”). We then dropped anchor and snorkeled and relaxed for about an hour, moving the boat occasionally to check out new areas to snorkel. I am a fairly experienced sailor, so the boating aspect was easy, but even if you are not that experienced, it should be pretty simple. The boat was in good shape with a reliable motor (started first pull every time). In addition, our escorts Edson and Jose were very attentive but not intrusive. They had their own safety boat that they kept at a distance for privacy but would come by to check on us occasionally. They were very professional and polite in their interactions. All around a pleasant, relaxing, island-paced experience - the donut boat is not a speed boat, it’s more a leisure craft for chilling out.
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you for your review and the compliments to the crew. It's great that you enjoyed the Aquadonut as it was meant to be, it is a great way to enjoy the Caribbean Sea. And to read in your review you did that. Everything is possible with or without a captain, you can bring your own drink or we make sure you can enjoy it the way you want. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Jose and Edson. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
Written September 22, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SuHouTraveler
3 contributions
Aug 2022
The aqua donut experience was great; our guide Jose shared great stories, did a cool magic trick, and also let our kids steer the boats. He showed us this really cool spot for the kids to snorkel into a small cave, and even jump off a 10' cliff. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written August 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review! We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written November 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LeighEichel
Malmok Beach, Aruba1 contribution
May 2022
6 of us in a 10 passenger. The boat is severely under powered (9hp Mercury) when there is any wind (there is always wind). So be prepared for just pull out and anchoring right away. Traveling up to the snorkel area (Malmok beach) or the ship wreck takes so long you dont have time to relax and enjoy. They recommend when you get the boat you just go out 20 minutes away and anchor. So not really our thing for $600 for 3 hours. So live and learn. Wish I knew before how it works. They do have other boat experiences.
Written May 4, 2022
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Thank you for your review. First of all, we would like to offer you our sincere apologies. We can clearly conclude from your review that you did not have a pleasant experience with the Aqua Donut boat. The Aqua donut boats are not fast boats and it is not always feasible to sail for a long time as you also have to sail back to the starting point. But with a 3 hours trip you are able to go to the Malmok area. We advise not to go to the shipwreck for various reasons. The current is too strong for the aqua donut boat there. The aqua donut cannot anchor there as the shipwreck can be damaged. There are also large catamarans that are moored to a buoy when there is a donut boat, they cannot maneuver. We hope to see you again and give you a better experience!
Written May 20, 2022
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Mike G
Denver, CO10 contributions
Nov 2021
I own a sail boat and a powerboat but since I've never seen a Doughnut Boat, I had to try one! They can literally make 360 spins in place! They are like the Disney Tea Cup ride on water! We motored north about a mile to go snorkeling. Easy to set and retrieve anchor and the outboard started easily when it was time to leave. When we returned the boat to the beach someone on a nearby dock was taking a video of us so I did a couple of spins for them. The were excited for the show and gave me a thumbs up. Two hours was just enough so maybe consider 3 hours so you don't have to rush.

The only that could use improvement is the umbrella canopy. The dockhand fixed a couple of clips (holding the edge of the umbrella to the ribs) but they quickly came lose again. Once a couple clips come out then a couple more come out. The flopping umbrella cuts down on your shade and it's noisy. Seems like an easy fix and I didn't like having to stop a couple times to fix it. Fix the umbrella issue and I'd give them a solid 5 stars.
Written November 5, 2021
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Thank you for your review It's great that you enjoyed the Aquadonut as it was meant to be, it is a great way to enjoy the Caribbean Sea. And to read in your review you did that. Everything is possible with or without a captain, you can bring your own drink or we make sure you can enjoy it the way you want. Regarding your comment on the umbrella. We are aware of you have described. At the moment we are working on a solution to give an even better experience. We hope to welcome you again at an Aquadonut or on the Octopus!
Written November 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David H
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Very unique way to spend part of your day. Morning water is certainly less choppy but we opted for sunset which was still great(would not be if you get seasick easily). Our tour guide Jose was very knowledgeable on controls of boat and set us loose. Checking in periodically.
Written August 22, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review! We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written November 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

curtinl2022
Quincy, MA1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We rented one for 8 people. Jose couldn’t have been nicer and was so easy to deal with. He made sure we knew what we were doing and stayed in constant contact with us which made us feel safe and be able to totally enjoy ourselves. I would recommend this tour to anyone who just wants to chill out on their own boat and snorkel at your leisure.
Written August 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review! We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written November 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LadyVamp58
Windham, NH51 contributions
Nov 2020
My family rented a 6 person donut boat on Nov. 25 at 10am. I was very nervous about taking it out to sea. However, Jose was very patient and kind to us. He explained in detail how to handle the motor and was within walkie talkie distance when we needed help. The outboard motor died and Jose got it switched out within 10-15 minutes. The two areas we snorkeled were away from the tourists and the fish were amazing. Jose was a great guide and was very patient with us.

We will definitely rent again next year!
Written December 4, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Aqua Donut Boats! The beauty of our donut boats is that you are free to make your own adventure! If you want to have a floating/driving picnic table to chat and explore the beauty of the island than this is the way to go :) Our crew's motto is to fulfill even the unexpressed wishes and make sure that our guests are 100% safe at all times. We have our speed boat out with the donuts at all time as an extra safety measure. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus in the near future!
Written January 8, 2021
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Mehnaj A
1 contribution
Jose was our tour guy. He was absolutely amazing! Very kind and sweet and was so helpful when it came to my mom struggling to get in and out of the boat. He was very patient while assisting and did it gracefully. The entire experience was breathtaking. It was calm, relaxing, & the food was delicious! 10/10 would recommend for couples, family and friends or even if this was a solo trip!
Written August 20, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review! We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written November 29, 2022
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Andrew
Chapel Hill, NC4 contributions
Our family had a blast and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! We got to motor around at our leisure stopping to snorkel and jump off I the ocean. Kids ranged from 6-17 and everything was perfect. Jose (our magical guide) did a great job checking up on us throughout our 5 hour trip, and man it flew by! He told us right where to go to make the sights more memorable and we even saw a sea turtle!

Go, have fun on one happy island!
Written July 10, 2021
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Aruba is a beautiful island with lots of fun things to do. That's why we're really honored to hear that your trip with us was one of the highlights of your vacation. I will pass on your compliments to Jose. Seeing a sea turtle sure is a memorable moment. Not everybody is lucky enough to spot one when they visit Aruba, so luck is on your side! We would love to welcome you once more if you plan to visit Aruba again!
Written July 16, 2021
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