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Tranquilo Charter Cruises

Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard | Renaissance Marina, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 586 1418
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Best part of our cruise!!!!!

We recently cruised to Aruba and booked a 3 hour private charter a couple of weeks in advance. Once... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
St. Marys, Georgia
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Best snorkel on aruba

This is a great trip! We have been on the tranquillo twice and it is great! Very small group of... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Burlington, North Carolina
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Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard | Renaissance Marina, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 586 1418

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We recently cruised to Aruba and booked a 3 hour private charter a couple of weeks in advance. Once our cruise ship docked, we walked about two blocks from the dock to the marina. The red Tranquilo sailboat was easy to spot. We were greeted...More

Thank amandurrrr
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is a great trip! We have been on the tranquillo twice and it is great! Very small group of people. The crew is great and the drift snorkel is the best! So much fun!!

1  Thank 3davisfamily
Reviewed July 17, 2017

They are located at the Renaissance Marina, and cruise to the Spanish Lagoon. We loved this snorkel sailing cruise. It was so much fun sailing and we felt very safe snorkeling with Duane and Captain Anthony. I believe there is a limit of approximately 14...More

1  Thank dmconn1
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Had a fantastic private sunset cruise with 8 family/friends on this beautiful sailboat. Captain Anthony and his staff were courteous and share some of their knowledge. The beverages and snacks were awesome! Would definitely recommend this to any family or friends who are visiting Oranjestad,...More

Thank Walter R
Reviewed April 20, 2017

The Tranquilo sail for us is a Aruba tradition dating back to 1981 Not a typo 1981.If you want a relaxing day just sitting around or going for a swim to see the reef and fish you cannot go wrong booking this wonderful day cruising...More

Thank gnapoli321
Reviewed April 18, 2017

While Anthony and his sidekick were nice. We paid 550.00 for a private dinner sail. The boat is from 1969 and very weathered. The two man crew had spots on their clothing and the Captain Anthony uses his foot to steer the wheel?! They spoke...More

Thank Joy-Stan W
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We chartered the Tranquilo for an afternoon of snorkeling. It was fantastic! The water was so amazingly clear. Captain Anthony took us to Spanish Lagoon where the depth was only 5 - 10 feet or so. The coral and fish were amazing. Then Anthony and...More

1  Thank denver007007
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

We celebrated a special birthday on Tranquilo and loved ever second of it! The 3 course menu was very tasty (we had a fresh salad an souto soup, garlic shrimps and sate for appetizers; a super fresh fish dish and chicken stir fry followed by...More

Thank ks035
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Great trip ending with superb snorkelling at Spanish lagoon especially the drift snorkel from the rubber dingy. Shame about the abnoxious Captain with little manners or respect for his customers, Duane does however put a smile back on your face. The Captain's dog, a Jack...More

1  Thank Welshman653
Reviewed March 16, 2017

My family of 4 which consisted of myself, my husband, my mom and my dad took an excursion with Tranquillo about a month ago during our stop in Aruba. We were on a cruise and we always look outside of what the cruise ship offers...More

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Cayla H
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Erica B | Reviewed this property |
It's a 45ft sailboat with a "head" that the crew member will help you to use. It's fine for it's purpose but think more clean port-a-potty than any type of indoor plumbing. It's a fabulous sail, snorkel, and lunch (we've... More
Deborah R
December 5, 2016|
Response from Spartangirl7 | Reviewed this property |
Have you asked the concierge at your hotel for help in booking excursions? We booked out Tranquilo cruise through our concierge. They should also have suggestions on what else to do.
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Courtney R | Reviewed this property |
The roughness of the water really depends on the weather. We kind of coasted for a lot of the ride. I would take some Dramamine just in case and ask them not to go to far out into the rougher and higher sea level. I'm sure... More