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Aruba: Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine Tour

1. Aruba: Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine Tour

You will begin by departing from Oranjestad's De Palm Pier, from where you will be taken out to the Seaworld Explorer to meet your knowlegeable guide. Once having arrived, your guide will share historical and ecological facts about the sights as you pass through the turquoise waters of Aruba. The best part of your tour will be that you get to explore the amazing underwater environment with dry clothing and in an air-conditioned vessel. Your submarine will also come complete with glassed-in and submerged viewing spaces. You will be able to see the rich see life of the Arashi Reef, which is filled with tropical fish and other marine life, as you hear insightful commentary from your guide about the types of coral and fish you see. Your next stop will be the Antilla, a 423-foot (128-meter) German ship that sunk during World War II. This shipwreck is one of the largest ship wrecks in the Caribbean, and you will have time to snap photos of the colossal boat and its marine inhabitants as your guide details the history of the ship.

Aruba: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

2. Aruba: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

Voyage deep into the tropical waters of Aruba on a submarine voyage. After heading out on the water, you’ll dive up to 130 feet into the Caribbean Sea, feasting your eyes on the technicolor displays surrounding you. Marvel at the Barcadera Reef, replete with brain coral and massive sea fans, as your expert guide narrates the sea life by which you pass. Sitting in air-conditioned comfort, move between the best spots on the reef to spot tropical fish or moray eels. Pass by shipwrecks, including the WWII-era German Antilla, studded with coral and colorful sea vegetation. Explore the reef as is only possible in a submersible vessel, returning to the surface after an hour-long voyage.

Noord: Scenic Aruba Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

3. Noord: Scenic Aruba Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Explore Aruba Island with a self-guided audio and GPS tour that provides flexibility, safety, and value. Hop in your car, set the app up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on locations like the California Lighthouse, Boca Catalina bay, and Ayo rock formation. Drive to the California Lighthouse located at Hudishibana near Arashi Beach on the northwest tip of Aruba. Move forward to Boca Catalina bay that offers a white sand beach area with some makeshift beach huts to protect you from the sun. The Casibari Rock Formation is located towards the center of the island north of the Hooiberg. See rocks composed of quartz diorite. Evidence of prehistoric rock drawings is still visible at the formation. Discover the history of the Gold Mine Ranch. It was 1824 when gold was first found in Aruba. Hooiberg is a 165 m high volcanic formation on the island of Aruba, located almost in the center of the island and can be seen from virtually anywhere on the island. As you drive past beautiful beaches and bays, learn about the piratical adventures which once swept through these crystal-clear waters during piracy’s Golden Age.

Aruba: All-Inclusive Morning Pirate Ship Sail

4. Aruba: All-Inclusive Morning Pirate Ship Sail

After gathering at Hadicurari Beach, your morning sailing trip on a pirate ship begins. Glide along the Palm Beach Coast whilst passing some of Aruba’s most exquisite white sandy beaches. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink as you scan the seas for Aruba’s colorful and exotic fish. Later, snorkel at one of the Caribbean Sea’s largest shipwrecks, before sailing to the tranquil Boca Catalina Bay. There you can snorkel in the bay or do a trick or two whilst rope jumping into the crystal clear waters, as the ever-helpful crew prepares a delicious lunch or snacks. Following your sailing adventure, return to your tour meeting point at Hadicurari Beach.

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What people are saying about Oranjestad

My husband and I recently took this tour and we loved it. We were fascinated by all of the varieties of fish we saw. We also got to see a crab and a marine turtle up close as we hovered over a reef. The sunken ship was really interesting as well. The guide's descriptions of places and historic events was great. I would definitely recommend this tour. As an aside, my husband is 62 and disabled. He has trouble with balance and walking but he was fine. This was a fun and comfortable tour.

This is a great guide with lots of details about Aruba and its history. It took us to places we would never discover otherwise. It’s quite amazing how many different things can a small island fit. The self-paced drive-around type of experience worked for us extremely well. Total time from start to finish was about three hours. We stopped at some places to get from the car to explore more. The app was easy to use, too.

Very fascinating experience of under the sea life. We saw some sink boats, amazing corals, colorful fish and turtles. It’s must do activity.

Good trip, entertaining guide, and if you are uneasy underneath, you can walk up at anytime to the surface of the ship

Very educational and got to see a lot of fish, sea turtles and the ship wreck.