Water activity

Noord: Afternoon Sailing Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

4.8 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: Octopus Aruba

Noord: Afternoon Sailing Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

Activity provider: Octopus Aruba

From US$ 70 per person

Spend the afternoon exploring the coastline of Noord on this delightful afternoon sailing trip. Visit two idyllic snorkel locations, admire colorful sea life, learn about local marine history, and treat yourself to cocktails from the boat's open bar.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, Spanish


  • Learn about the history of the sunken World War II ship, the SS Antilla
  • Dive into the luscious waters of the Caribbean
  • Go snorkeling in search of colorful and native marine life
  • Relax onboard the boat and drink cocktails at the open bar
Full description
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.
  • Captain and Crew
  • Professional Guide
  • Open Cocktail Bar
  • Afternoon appetizers
  • Snorkel equipment and instructions
  • Certified first Aider
  • Safety Life Jackets (adults and children)
  • Octopus souvenir
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your meeting location is an approximate 1 to 2-minute walk from the entrance of the Holiday Inn hotel. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, please walk through the entrance of the hotel and after about 20 steps, you will reach a garden where you will continue to walk through until you reach the beach area. Upon reaching the beach, please make a left on the footpath and walk about 10 meters (33 feet) and you will reach the beach hut for Octopus Aruba, where you will see representatives dressed in orange shorts and white polo shirts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  •  Pickup is located on the beach, where a shuttle will transport you to the catamaran
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 47 reviews

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Our trip with Octopus was great experience! The crew is very friendly and relaxed. The boat itself was comfortable and offered shade. They provided unlimited drinks, several snack options, and snorkeling gear. They take you to two spots to snorkel. We definitely enjoyed the calmer snorkeling area as it provided more space to swim around and and clearer water to see the marine life below. We will definitely be back and would most definitely recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing and fun filled day on the water!

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August 13, 2021

This sailing and snorkeling trip was absolutely amazing!! The crew was top notch!! The water and fish were beautiful and I love how they would tell us facts/history of each location we stopped at. The snacks were yummy, music was good, and the drinks were great! One of the crew members even made my brother and I a custom drink just to our liking! Our crew members were Martin, Rocher, and José (El Mago) - and they made this trip a blast! 10/10 would recommend!

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April 24, 2021

We had a wonderful afternoon sailing and snorkeling with Martin, Roger and Merryl. There was plenty of food and drink and we went to two different locations for some awesome snorkeling. It was a nice diversion from the all-inclusive resort !!

April 9, 2022

Product ID: 321623