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Address: Renaissance Marina, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Not your typical snorkel cruise

Can't say enough nice things about this sailing cruise. It is completely different from the commercial sailing excursions on the high-rise end of the island. The Tranquilo is an... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2016
americantouristor
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Augusta, Maine

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Augusta, Maine
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

Can't say enough nice things about this sailing cruise. It is completely different from the commercial sailing excursions on the high-rise end of the island. The Tranquilo is an older but beautiful sailboat. She's 43 feet long. Captain Anthony's father Captain Mike got her 40 years ago. Captain Anthony grew up sailing on it. First mate Dwayne learned sailing from... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

We had an amazing day on the water with Captain Anthony, Dwayne, and Buster! We were a group of 15, and took the lunch cruise and were not disappointed. We had a beautiful day on the water, and snorkeling. The lunch was superb and Dwayne was extremely attentive to our every need. Overall great experience and everyone in the group... More 

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florida
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

And what an enjoyable time we had on this boat if you go to Aruba you have to charter the Tranquilo. We were treated like royalty by the captain and his right-hand man Dwayne and we loved their little dog Buster. We anchored in very calm waters near the airport as the sun was setting we could watch planes landing... More 

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Effort, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 6, 2016

We did the lunch snorkel cruise and it was great! The boat was a nice size, not too big, not too small, and the staff was very nice and helpful. The snorkeling was awesome and we even got to go out to open deep water and see even more stuff. Plus we were the only group at this spot, so... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I will preface this by saying that for quite a few years I was someone who booked reservations for tour companies, so I know how they operate, and Tranquillo Tours did something I thought was incredibly selfish and unwarranted that screwed with our one day on Aruba. We booked a party of three a month in advance. We were on... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Captain Anthony is fantstic. His ability and hospitality makes the Tranquilo the best sail boat in Aruba. Very nice sunset private cruise. Thank you Captain!

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Bloomingburg, New York
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

Amazing day aboard the Tranquilo. Capt. Anthony knows how to make everyone feel welcomed, relaxed and enjoy a day of snorkeling in a special location. There is no stress and his 1st mate Wayne and helper Kyle make everything move smoothly. Had a fantastic time and will definitely repeat this trip next time in Aruba.

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White Oak, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this trip except for the cruise by the island dump which was on fire... Had to ride through the smoke. Anthony and his two assistants made my 12 year old daughter feel right at home. The Dutch pea soup that they serve was fantastic.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

This was a great day! It was very chill, relaxing but fun at the same time. We arrived to the marina (and parked at Renaissance suites as per Anthony’s email!) at 9:45. We departed approx. 10:15 and headed on the inter-coastal waterway down toward Spanish Lagoon. The worst part was going past the landfill where the burning smelled bad, but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

I went on a sailboat cruise last week with Tranquilo. It was a great time with great people some who had been before. We sailed and then went snorkeling and the had sandwiches and homemade pea soup. I really suggest this cruise if you like sailing and snorkeling.

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