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Aruba: Sailing and Snorkeling Experience with Drinks

1. Aruba: Sailing and Snorkeling Experience with Drinks

Visit two of Aruba's most prominent snorkeling spots on a tranquil cruise. The catamaran has everything you could need for a fun-filled adventure from snorkeling equipment, to sunbathing trampolines, to plenty of drinks and snacks.  The first stop, Boca Catalina Bay, includes the island's most beautiful cove. Grab a mask and snorkel and discover the tremendous diversity of colorful fish and other marine life. Next, cast off towards the famous shipwreck of the "SS Antilla," a German cargo ship that was sunk in 1940 during World War II. The Antilla is the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean and is very accessible to snorkelers. In the last half-century, the ship has been covered by tube sponges and coral formations, becoming the permanent residence of tropical fish, shrimp, lobsters, and orange anemones. It is truly an unforgettable snorkeling experience.

Noord: Happy Hour Sunset Cruise

2. Noord: Happy Hour Sunset Cruise

After a day exploring the island or relaxing on the beach, take a relaxing cruise along the coastline to finish your day. Watch a beautiful sunset on the Caribbean Sea and see Aruba’s spectacular coastline and unique views of the California Lighthouse. The Octopus catamaran is known for it’s lounge seats all with sea view. The seats all have soft cushions for the best comfort. Enjoy cocktails and snacks delivered to you by the crew. Choose any cocktail you like and enjoy all kinds of tropical fruit, snacks, and fresh baked bread. As you sail along the coast, enjoy an evening of serene beauty as the sun sets. Revel in the beauty of the Caribbean Sea as the water changes from sparkling shades of aqua blue to the shimmering reflection of the night.

Aruba: Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine Tour

3. 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: 4-Course Dinner Cruise

4. Aruba: 4-Course Dinner Cruise

The clear waters of the Caribbean Sea provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening aboard the Monforte III, a luxury vessel that sets sail along the rugged west coast of the island.  The professional crew will work tirelessly to make sure every moment exceeds your expectations and the executive chef will prepare an exquisite 4-course meal onboard. While you dine, listen to romantic live music on deck. Sip on handcrafted cocktails and admire the transition from sundown to the evening stars. Enjoy unlimited premium beverages and spend a special night dining on an expertly prepared gourmet meal while taking in the gorgeous views.

Aruba: Boat Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

5. 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.

Noord: Afternoon Sailing Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

6. Noord: Afternoon Sailing Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

The afternoon begins with a meet and greet with your friendly crew as you board the boat. Grab a drink from the open bar then soak up views of the coastline as you set sail to the first stop of the day. Arrive at the shipwreck of SS Antilla, a sunken ship from World War II, and learn about this fascinating site from your local guide. Next, pop on your snorkel gear and enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean as you go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life, and a closer look at the shipwreck. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head back onboard for lunch as well as more refreshments from the open bar. After lunch, head towards the tour's second destination, Boca Catalina Bay. Along the way, listen to a brief history lesson about the location then enjoy free time to snorkel in the bay and discover its’ underwater wonders. At the end of an unforgettable afternoon, relax on board the boat with one final cocktail, and admire the views as you return to Noord.

Palm Beach: Champagne Brunch and Aqua Safari

7. Palm Beach: Champagne Brunch and Aqua Safari

After gathering at the Pelican Pier, meet your crew and board your vessel. From there, begin your experience receiving an up-close view of nature, leaving your worries behind as you indulge in refreshing mimosas on a custom-built catamaran. Your vessel comes fully equipped with sunbathing trampolines and shaded areas, and whilst out on the water you are served a savory breakfast on board. Sip a mixed drink whilst enjoying your delicious seafood paella lunch, and go snorkeling at several of the best spots in Aruba. Some highlights include Boca Catalina, the Antilla Shipwreck, and the Malmok Reef. Your relaxing and colorful day out on the water later concludes as you return back to the tour starting location.

Aruba Arikok National Park & Beach Horse Riding Private Tour

8. Aruba Arikok National Park & Beach Horse Riding Private Tour

Experience a horseback riding adventure in the Arikok National Park that is exciting, fun, and romantic. Start off in the wilderness of Arikok National Park. As soon as you leave the Ranch, take in the beautiful scenery Aruba has to offer. Ride along the beach, and experience the strong breeze and waves around you. Pass the highlights of the North-East island including Lovers Cove, Wish Garden, White Sand Dunes, Safire Hill, Local Fisherman's Huts, the Hidden Valley, and Lagoon. Enjoy the personal attention from your guide during a private tour that ensures safety first and fun at all times.

Aruba: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Excursion

9. Aruba: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Excursion

On this 2-hour sailing excursion, experience spectacular views aboard a luxurious catamaran with an open bar and light snacks. Experience the fading afternoon light on the sundeck, duck below decks, or relax on the netting between the catamaran's two hulls.  Enjoy the company of friendly crew members on board that will entertain you during the trip while you dance the night away, making your trip a true pleasure.

Aruba: Catamaran Snorkeling Adventure

10. Aruba: Catamaran Snorkeling Adventure

Discover the beauty of the sea in this half-day Aruba snorkeling trip aboard a 70-foot catamaran. Dive into the water and see all the teeming life that thrives beneath the surface at Antilla Shipwreck, Boca Catalina, and the Arashi reef. Start your day with a driver picking you up from the comfort of your accommodation. Embark on your catamaran and kick back and relax as your professional crew transports you across stunning blue waters while you soak up the sun and sip on tropical cocktails. Swim through the cool water and explore an underwater world. Feel closer to history as you swim above the SS Antilla shipwreck from World War II. Enjoy the savory onboard lunch prepared by top chefs and an open bar.

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What people are saying about Noord

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 447 reviews

We had a wonderful time! The appetizers were all delicious!! The most fun part was when Jose (as a guest that day not a member) pulled out his deck of cards and did some very impressive magic tricks!!

Nestor was an outstanding tour guide! We learned much about the island. We enjoyed the trail scenery. The horses were great. It was such a pleasant experience. We would highly recommend it!!!

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.

Great time and beautiful views. Crew did awesome with service and would definitely recommend!!

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