Oranjestad
Water Sports

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Oranjestad Water Sports

Aruba: Boat Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

1. Aruba: Boat Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

Kick off your sailing and snorkeling trip off the coast of Aruba with a convenient hotel pick-up, followed by a scenic sea cruise aboard a 70-foot catamaran. Sit back and relax as your crew transports you across stunning blue waters while you soak up the sun and sip on tropical cocktails. Spend time at various snorkeling sites, including the coral-laden Antilla Shipwreck and Boca Catalina. Snack on assorted sandwiches and enjoy the open bar aboard the boat.

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.

Aruba: Off-Road Natural Pool Safari

3. Aruba: Off-Road Natural Pool Safari

Begin your tour with convenient hotel pickup before being transferred to the departure location for a safety briefing and orientation with your guide. Each open-air vehicle has room for eight passengers, making it ideal for traveling with a group. You'll have the option of choosing whether you'd like to drive or be a passenger, before taking off in caravan formation with your guide in the lead. Your capable 4WD vehicle will gives you access to parts of the coastline and the rugged interior of Aruba that traditional tours can't visit. Along the way to the Arikok National Park, you'll pass the California Lighthouse as well as the remnants of a natural bridge. As you travel, listen to informative commentary from your guide at the many stops. At the Natural Pool you'll be able to use snorkeling equipment provided to explore the underwater world in the volcanic rock pool. Your tour later ends with convenient drop-off back to your hotel.

Discover the Island of Aruba: 4-Hour Bus Tour & Snorkel

4. Discover the Island of Aruba: 4-Hour Bus Tour & Snorkel

Your first stop will take you to the Aloe Vera Factory and Museum. Aloe, first introduced to the island in 1840, became a very important part of Aruba's history. At one point Aruba was the largest exporter of Aloe in the world with almost two-thirds of the island covered in plants. Next you will visit the Casibari Rock Formation, a cluster of huge rocks that inexplicably rises up from the desert soil to create an unusual setting, and then you will continue to the Natural Bridge, a formation of coral limestone cut by years of pounding surf, and then to the Alto Vista Chapel, built on the site of the first Catholic church in Aruba in 1750. Your next stop will be at the famous California Light House, named after a ship called the California, which has the distinction of having received distress signals from the Titanic as she went down in icy waters in 1912. This area offers some of the most beautiful scenic views of Aruba. Your final stop will be at Arashi Beach, famous for its beautiful white sand and great snorkeling.

Aruba: Beach Hopping Snorkeling Tour

5. Aruba: Beach Hopping Snorkeling Tour

Spend the morning relaxing in the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea and marvel at the marine life on an amazing snorkeling adventure. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or cruise ship, and then head to the secluded beach of Mangel Halto by open-top bus. Sink your toes in the powder white sand and put on the provided snorkeling equipment to venture out into the calm water. Get some time to relax in the sun at Baby Beach and experience the laid-back vibe of one of Aruba's most popular retreats. Go for another snorkel if you desire and swim with the schools of colorful fish that flit beneath the waves. Head back to your hotel or the cruise ship terminal in the early afternoon.

Noord: Scenic Aruba Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

6. 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

7. 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.

Oranjestad: Discover Diving Course for Non-Certified Divers

8. Oranjestad: Discover Diving Course for Non-Certified Divers

Explore the underwater world with this introduction to diving course with hotel pickup and drop-off in Oranjestad. Get some fundamental dive training to help you decide if you want to pursue diving further. Identify up to 20 species of fish on a dive at the Mangel Halto Reef. Enjoy the convienice of being picked up from your accommodation in Oranjestad and relax on the ride to the dive center. Watch an engaging introduction video and read from the PADI program book. Take a quick quiz to test your new skills.  Get a certificate of completion for the Discover Dive program. Try out some of your skills with a dive professional in the shallow water. Gear up and head out to the Mangel Halto Reef for your dive. Feel confident in the water with the help of your instructor.  Look for colorful fish and marine life like octopus and cuttlefish. After your dive adventure, return to your accommodation in Oranjestad. 

Frequently asked questions about Oranjestad Water Sports

What are other things to do than Water Sports that are worth visiting in Oranjestad?

The other unmissable things to do in Oranjestad are:

Which Oranjestad Water Sports are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Oranjestad

Want to discover all there is to do in Oranjestad? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Oranjestad

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.

Was better then I expected given the large crowd. The crew were fun, entertaining, and laid back. Would recommend to most people looking for a fun excursion while on the island.

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

The tour guides were funny and very helpful. Hang on tight it’s a bumpy ride but 100% worth it. Natural pool was an amazing experience.

Had a wonderful day with our driver, tour guide and lifeguard. Uri really made the trip fun. Highly recommend.