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Boca Catalina

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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good snorkeling

We went here for a snorkeling adventure. there are several spots down this beach that have been sectioned off and it is a safe area. We enjoyed the different fish, starfish, sea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Midland, Texas
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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for a snorkeling adventure. there are several spots down this beach that have been sectioned off and it is a safe area. We enjoyed the different fish, starfish, sea urchins and there was a sea turtle in the area when we arrived. the only downside is that it is coastline and so you have some road noise... More 

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Drayton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed Boca catalina for the snorkelling. If you are looking for a nice swimming/relaxing beach, hit Arashi. We have a group of 8 people and we found this was a nice beach for the avid snorklers. We had a great sighting of an octopus here and saw what we think was cuttlefish. There were 16 of them hovering... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The reefs were beautiful for snorkeling and seeing fish. The sands were clean and the beach was accessible, private, and relaxing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

- Its Free - You can get here by a local bus(Its close to ritz carlton) - Cost of bus $2.80 pp - Its Safe -Its beautiful - Have your water shoes on -the rocks are quite sharp -Carry bread to feed & attract the fishes (If you interested) - you can stand on the shore throw the bread and... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made 2 trips by car and 1 by boat to snorkel this beach. There are almost countless coral and rock features to explore, with a wide range of tropical fish and sea life to enjoy. Among many other things, we sat dinner plate sized starfish, squid and very large parrotfish. We spent at least 8-9 hours exploring this beaches... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to practice snorkeling in Aruba. We have been with a Jolly Pirates boat trip and they stopped there for snorkeling. It was amazing to swim among all kind of tropical fishes, coloured, all shapes. It's a sandy sea bed but very interesting and awesome. The seashore is made of rocks and stones, it's not sandy.... More 

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Wasquehal, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We swam yesterday there and saw lots of tiny fishes and star fish all sizes!!! beautiful snorkeling place and close to the shore...the favorite spot for the snorkeling boat tours!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of my favorite places to snorkel in aruba . We saw a lot of fish , a octopus , black and red sea urchins , sea anemones . If you like to snorkel make sure you visit here . We swam from the beach out past the ropes where the snorkel tour boats are .

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know you are in the right place when all the snorkeling trips stop along here for people to see the plethora of fish! You can snorkel in a roped off, protected area from Boca Catalina all the way to Arashi beach. The current drift is from Boca to Arashi, but it isn't too hard to swim against. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rode there on the Mini-bus for $3. From our hotel. Got a spot under a cabana and spent the whole day. Had a great time. There are no services at this beach, the Soft Serve truck does stop by. We took a cooler with beer and lunch. Lots to see while snorkeling, be careful about walking on the rocks in... More 

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