AWA Aruba

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Colleen
Long Beach, NY8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
I highly recommend anyone and everyone to take this luxury catamaran cruise for any and all experiences but most of all the private sunset viewing. I’ve been coming to the island for over 25 years and have pretty much seen it all till now. This is a privately owned, family run business that will go to all lengths to make your experience one of a kind. We were fortunate to have a 5 star chef on board with an incredible mixologist you literally get to customize your menu. We placed a special request for a charcuterie board last minute and BAM before launching one beautifully prepared board shows up “absolute must have”. The staff goes above and beyond to cater to your every need including the captain who will show up if needed to serve a guest a fabulously mixed cocktail if all others are busy. What makes me 100 percent sure I’m booking every time I return is that I know every experience will be unique to the occasion and that this is a family owned business so I hope we can keep making great memories as they all make you feel like family
Written June 12, 2022
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Tina N
Newtown Square, PA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Best part of an 8 day holiday in Aruba, my husband and I were joined by another couple and this all day charter was the highlight of our trip! We had also hired a private chef whom made a delicious 4 course meal. We sailed from 11:30-7:30 and were able to see the sun set, it was absolutely stunning.

Arturo and Jennifer were the best team and catered to our every need. They were constantly refilling our drinks, brought delicious food and snacks throughout the day and played wonderful music all day. I could not have asked for a more perfect day.

Laura helped make the reservation and was incredibly fast and responsive.
Written April 10, 2022
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Nico V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We were blown away by the experience with Awa, we had SO MUCH FUN. The craft was superb, as clean and detailed as can be. And the crew was the best -I couldn’t imagine a better crew of people. Everyone was so sweet, hospitable, accommodating and we felt super safe and well cared for the entire time. I’ll probably never again eat or drink as well as I did onboard with Awa either.

I will remember this as the experience of our trip in Aruba. We are so grateful, thank you! Maybe the best catamaran experience Ive ever had!
Written September 23, 2021
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Nic we can’t thank you enough for the kind words. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Hope to have you aboard again one day :)
Written October 13, 2021
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AMPick
95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
An amazing day for the entire family! We booked this private Catamaran b/c we had a 9 month old and didn’t want someone to have to stay behind if we did another snorkeling trip. Such a success!!!

Ages from 50+, 20’s, 10ish and infant. Everyone had a blast! We held an octopus, starfish, etc. It was great!

They were accommodating with special celebration balloons, kid snacks, etc.

The staff was wonderful with everyone!!!!

I would absolutely book this again next year!
Written July 10, 2022
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Kimmiec678
Dallas, TX30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
My family loves the water and after looking high and low for a private charter, we discovered AWA! The hotel was no help as they prefer you book solely with their partner companies. From the first phone call our experience was exemplary! We didn't have time to visit the boat in person to check quality so they were kind enough to FaceTime with us. They had me at "this is your captain"!

I was nervous to book initially because they didn't have very many reviews. Some times that can be sketchy which is why I insisted on the FaceTime. But working in HR happy people almost never leave reviews. We booked for an entire day and basically did whatever we wanted. There were several options for lunch which we loved. I would say that when you book a 57 ft boat you know you're going to get a quality yay boat. That's a given. The crew was the cherry on top! They were sooo nice and went above and beyond to make sure we had a first class experience! Aruba was amazing and when we go back we will do this again!
Written September 6, 2021
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Hi Kim, Wow, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! We're just starting up and feedback like this helps us out so much! Our new catamaran is ready now so you HAVE to come back to experience it! You have a 10% discount on that trip so hope to see you back soon ;) Thanks again!
Written October 13, 2021
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Norman C
Austin, Texas25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We are SO incredibly happy we spent our day in Aruba with the AWA Aruba crew and the marvelous catamaran. The service from Carol and Jennifer was white-glove! There were 10 of us on the trip and nobody's drink got even half-empty before they offered us a refresh or a lovely appetizer. We enjoyed a day of snorkeling, paddle boarding, and lounging in the Caribbean sun before enjoying a breathtaking sunset cruise.
Written January 5, 2022
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Erika B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
This charter experience is by far the best of Aruba! Our group of12, half being children had an amazing time. From multiple trips to Aruba to first timers we all agreed this was the highlight of our vacation . We sailed, snorkeled and paddle boarded before cruising off into the sunset. The service was beyond expectations between the food, drinks, and overseeing our water activities, the crew was impeccable. For our next trip we will book this charter before airline tickets and hotel. Thank you AWA Aruba for making our family vacation a memory of a lifetime . We had so much fun and are so thankful to each of you.
Written March 29, 2022
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Teri N
Austin, TX12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Ten of us, who are all boaters back home, chartered with Captain Arturo for a sunset cruise while in Aruba. Jennifer and Carol kept our drinks full and the most delicious hot appetizers coming all day. We sailed for an hour or so then moored at another area for snorkeling, swimming and paddle boarding. It was a glorious afternoon and evening. Arrived back just after dark with plenty of time for some nightlife.
They truly were the highlight of our Aruba stay and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. Don’t hesitate! This is the best of Aruba!
Written January 28, 2022
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Ricardo D
Brampton, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Amazing day of fun on a private charter, tasty food and drinks, awesome spots to enjoy the open waters and topped off with great sunset dinner. Arturo was a great captain, very polite, and hospitable. Jerrick was charismatic, entertaining and a phenomenal host with a lot of knowledge of the island. The chef's were extraordinary serving fresh seafood, delicious beef and even dessert prepared by the chef's wife. All in all an incredible experience.
Written January 3, 2024
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mml_Canada
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I booked a day trip on this boat for my husband's 60th birthday and it was even better than I could have hoped for. The boat was great and very comfortable. The food and drinks were plentiful and fantastic. The crew (Captain Arturo and Jerrick) were outstanding and went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Laura, who does the booking, was so patient with all of my questions and went the extra mile to return our Stanley water bottles that we forgot on the boat.

On the day we sailed it poured rain on most of Aruba, but Arturo managed to skirt the rain for the day. We stopped at some great snorkelling sites - saw large turtles and a ship wreck. We swam in the crystal blue waters, and sunbathed on the deck. My husband loves to sail, so he requested we do some sailing, and the captain gladly accommodated him.

We ended the day watching a beautiful sunset and the Captain even arranged a birthday cake for my husband as we disembarked.

Memories to last a lifetime were made on this day, and I can not recommend this company enough!
Written December 18, 2023
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