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Aruba's most popular Snorkel and Sunset Cruises are aboard the Teak Schooners, Jolly Pirates. The Jolly Pirates talented crew will perform back flips, literally to keep their guests returning year after year.
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely take the Sunset cruise if you want to 'get it all' in one 'cruise'. A very peaceful excursion to the spot where you can swing off a rope into the ocean. The crew does a fine job, but not spectacular. Just remember they do...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was one of our favorite adventures. We went on a 4-hour sail (motor assisted) adventure. Along the way, we made 3-20 to 25 minute snorkeling stops. The snorkeling was amazing including one stop over a sunken vessel. We had an amazing crew. Their first...More

1  Thank JimCRhodes
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best time EVER. Trevor was one of the crew. He was just amazing. Answered all of our questions. Recommended some great places to eat. The whole trip was fun. Would definitely recommend. We will do it again.

Thank Dot L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful affordable cruise. And it’s worth it because it’s a pirate ship. Javier was a great host and I wish I could remember his shipmates names but they were awesome as well and the food was delicious. Go on a Monday it’s...More

Thank islandgyal23
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teen boys) had a fantastic time with Jolly Pirates. Check-in process was very easy and we took off promptly at 2pm. To be honest, we almost decided to bail on the trip as it had begun to rain...More

1  Thank 2Hoyas
Reviewed 1 week ago

And I almost did, but chickened out at the top of the plank. I was going for the Book of World Records to be the oldest to swing from the boat and plunge into the deep! The drinks made up for everything. Captain and crew...More

Thank dcmarcus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and Excitement with great drinks and food! The snorkeling was great and the Rope swing Fabulous! The drinks were never ending and the music was fun and lively. This was the second time we took this trip and loved it just as much as...More

Thank Monique R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to start the day. Snorkeling in Aruba was a great experience. We stopped at 3 different places, including the ship wreck. Equipment was in great condition, boat was sound and the crew was friendly and professional. Lunch was good and the drinks keep...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Jolly Pirates! Even with a bit of rain the experience was incredible from snorkeling over the ship wreck to swinging from the pirate ship swing. The crew was friendly and provided for a fun and safe...More

Thank Tiffany J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family of 6 and everyone had a good time. Snorkeling and the swing was fun for the kids and drinks for the adults were good and easy to get.

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June 23, 2018|
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Response from Jeff L | Reviewed this property |
It is on the other side of the Holiday Inn from where you are at. It is within walking distance.
June 23, 2018|
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Response from denniska79 | Reviewed this property |
Yes take beach to marina bridge
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I believe this shouldn’t be a problem