Oranjestad Water activities

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From Oranjestad: Full-Day Island Jeep Safari Tour

1. From Oranjestad: Full-Day Island Jeep Safari Tour

Join a fun-filled guided Safari, designed to showcase the rugged and unseen beauty of Aruba. Journey to places only accessible by four-wheel drive and witness one of the highest viewpoints overlooking the island. After pickup at your hotel or Cruise Terminal, make your way to several stops: California Lighthouse, Wish Garden, Chapel of Alto Vista, Shark's Mouth, Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Natural Bridge, Arikok National Park, Indian Caves, and San Nicolas. Enjoy the chance to swim and snorkel at the famous Natural Pool and Baby Beach. Tour Aruba in the state-of-the-art African-style Land Rover with extra cushioning and exceptional suspension, guaranteeing a comfortable journey around the island.

Aruba: Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine Tour

2. 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: Boat Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

3. 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: Natural Pool and Cave Jeep Safari

4. Aruba: Natural Pool and Cave Jeep Safari

This fun-filled guided Safari adventure is designed to showcases the rugged and unseen beauty of Aruba. Travel by jeep, and marvel at your surroundings on this award-winning tour. The off-road journey will take you near to one of the highest viewpoints overlooking the island, places only accessible by 4-wheel-drive. Relax in the state-of-the-art vehicle, equipped with added cushioning for extreme comfort. Stop-off at the Natural Bridge, the Gold Mill Ruins, and the Arikok National Park. Also admire the Ayo Rock formations and Arikok Hill in all its glory. Take a dip in a natural pool to cool-off from the sun. Enjoy a spot of snorkeling, seeing the vivid colored fish that populate this region. This tour is led by a professional driver guide, with your comfort and safety being of prime importance. Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Aruba: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

5. 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

6. 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.

Oranjestad: Discover Diving Course for Non-Certified Divers

7. 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. 

Oranjestad: Mangel Halto and Baby Beach Snorkeling Tour

8. Oranjestad: Mangel Halto and Baby Beach Snorkeling Tour

We will pick you up at your Hotel, we will go to the Diving Center. The Snorkeling instructor will give you an explanation of how to use the Snorkeling equipment, with all the Safety Measures. You will enjoy beautiful turquoise blue waters, shallow waters, you will see coral reef and a variety of fish, Angel fish, Parrot fish, Trumpet fish, Sergeant Major Surgeonfish, Oysters, Octopus, Turtles, Sea urchins Starfish, Sea cucumber. At the end we will have water, cookies, banana.

Aruba: Beach Hopping Snorkeling Tour

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Oranjestad

The Boat trip with snorkelling and food? There’s nothing more to ask for. It’s all what I needed. I’m glad that they’re gadgets for snorkelling are really well looked after and clean. Thanks you for the boat ride and will see you guys again. Ronna from UK

Truly exciting and I learned so much about Aruba courtesy of our fabulous driver, Big G! He, Johnathan, and Ryan kept us entertained, informed, safe, and well fed on this adventure. Jellybean, I think was her name, served a fantastic lunch!

Highly recommend! If you’ve been on other submarine tours, trust me this one is better. There are non stop sites to see, various different marine life, coral and a shipwreck! The sub is air conditioned so that it’s a plus as well as a must!

This was a phenomenal excursion and our guides boss lady and Andrew made it so much fun and exciting and also educational. There non stop laughs and felt like you were with family even though we were all strangers.

Interesting visit down to about 40 meters underwater, with very nice staff