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Boca Catalina

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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$82*
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Aruba Lunch and Snorkel Half-Day Cruise
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$61*
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Catalina Bay and Antilla Shipwreck Snorkel Cruise
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$89*
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Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure

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Best Snorkel Spot

I tried to snorkel at Arashi Beach which was okay but majority of the fishes is here! You can tell that it is mostly in this area because all the tour ships are right outisde the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I tried to snorkel at Arashi Beach which was okay but majority of the fishes is here! You can tell that it is mostly in this area because all the tour ships are right outisde the yellow line. This is also where the ship wreck thing happened but you need to book a tour to go see that but just... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

FabulousDay tríp with my son the crew of the dolphin were fantástic. May efford To make it a memorable day. I would. Do it again .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clear calm water- a good change from the Antilla dive. Eels and octopus as well as endless colorful fish. Had a 13&11 year old on the trip and they loved it... We went on a catamaran trip from the Marriot- Ritz Carlton side (I forget the company but Jeff was running it on the beach). Could float and dive all... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have rented a villa with this view every summer in 8 of the last 10 years. There is no comparison anywhere on the entire island of this view, particularly at sunset.

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Thank ChristoEsq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely best snorkeling spot in Aruba!Boca Catalina and Arashi beach and Baby Beach are my favorite.. lots of fishes, corals and cristal waters...simply amazing!!!

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Thank Manbea2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boca Catalina was definately our top beach while staying in Aruba. There is good access to the sea, parking by the beach and not many people.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this beach for snorkeling! We went early, and had no trouble parking. There were only a few people when we arrived, and the snorkeling was very good a short distance from the beach. Snorkeling groups began arriving about 10, so go early! The roped off area to the right of the entry had tons of fish.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun excursion called "afternoon delight " !! Lot of fun .... Great music & open bar on the boat. You can snorkel or chill on the boat, they give u snorkel gear.

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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