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Address: Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 586-4281
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Great snorkeling experience!

Great snorkeling experience aboard the Octopus. There were only 6 of us on the boat for the morning snorkeling and Jethro was nice enough to still sail us to two snorkeling spots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah P
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great snorkeling experience aboard the Octopus. There were only 6 of us on the boat for the morning snorkeling and Jethro was nice enough to still sail us to two snorkeling spots just off of Palm Beach. Both spots were amazing! Tons of fish and clear blue water! He was very friendly. The snorkeling time was perfect. Not too long,... More 

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Carmel, New York, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Many of the trips were too long, this one was perfect at 2 1/2 hours. The crew was wonderful, drinks and some cheese sandwhiches and fresh fruit for all as well. I definitely plan on doing again next time we are in Aruba. We met some people on the boat that return year after year.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We love to begin our Aruba vacation with a snorkeling trip on the Octopus. Captain Jethro and his able crew provide a perfect afternoon sail and snorkel trip to Catalina Bay. We always meet people on the trip and most of them like us, are repeat customers. With no more than 22 aboard, you are guaranteed an wonderful trip. All... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I've visited Aruba 6 times and every time I've sailed with Jethro on the Octopus. This time we did the afternoon snorkeling cruise. The Octopus is always the highlight of my trip and the consistent quality in what Jethro delivers is great. For example, the cheese sandwiches are always delicious and the bread always tastes as if he baked it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We really enjoyed the quiet open sea sailing on the catamaran. It certainly beats the noise of the numerous motor boats out there. The snorkeling was great but all tours seem to go to the same place essentially. The sandwiches afterwards were simple but delicious - great bread, cheese, ... perfect for after snorkel feasting. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful catamaran with great staff. The food and drink was more than good. Sandwiches were very tasty. Great benefit small group of people on the catamaran, this is something personal. The price to deal with octopus is low, as is possible for everyone to experience this amazing experience.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My wife and I loved the Octopus sunset sail! We arrived at the Pelican Pier on Palm Beach just after 4:30pm and met Jethro - our kind captain. We taxied out to the Octopus on a small boat and relaxed near the front. The sail was delightful; windy enough to keep you cool, slow and relaxing too. The "open bar"... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great sunset sail with friends. Smooth sail on a very windy day. Price for sail was a bargain. Only complaint: drinks were awful and snacks offered less than desirable.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My husband and I took a morning sail on the Octopus in May 2016. We really enjoyed our cruise and the crew was wonderful. The experience was romantic, fun and safe. This was a more relaxed cruise than some of the party boats we saw on the water, which made the experience even more enjoyable. We were able to snorkel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This was a smaller catamaran compared to a lot of other ones I've seen. Not many people which was great because you're able to interact with everyone and it was just more personal to me. They provided lunch and breakfast which came with mimosas. If I return to Aruba I will go with octopus again.

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