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Noord, Aruba
Private Snorkeling Trip
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Most snorkeling trips in Aruba crowd passengers onto big boats. This private tour is just for your group, which lets you avoid crowds and create your own itinerary for a personalized experience. Aboard a 26-foot Bayliner boat, you'll head for Catalina Bay where you can snorkel in shallow waters and spot angel fish, damsel fish and more.
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: A personalized experience
  • Flexibility to adjust the itinerary to your preferences
  • Snorkel in shallow waters filled with diverse marine wildlife
  • Suitable for all levels of snorkeling experience, including beginners
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Use of Snorkeling equipment
Bottled water
Rum punch
Soft drinks
Octopus souvenir
Food
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours , J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba

Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, unless a pickup location is selected. Our beach hut is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, walk through the lobby towards the beach. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.

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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
9/27/2019 - 1/1/2024
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.We offer a free pick-up service with our SHUTTLE BOAT from all High Rise Hotels. Please let us know if you wish to use this service (You will be picked up on the beach of your hotel with our shuttle boat). Directions from non-high rise hotels When you take a taxi from your hotel to our beach hut please you can tell the taxi driver the destination is the Holiday Inn Hotel. Your meeting location is an approximate 1-2-minute walk from the entrance of the 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 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • We offer free pick-up for all hotels listed (high rise hotels), if your hotel is not listed, we offer pick-up and drop-off service for $5 per person round trip.
  • Bring a towel, sun cream and sunglasses
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Octopus Snorkeling, Sailing & Sunset Tours - Private Charter - Boat Rental
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Snorkeling Trip?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Snorkeling Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Snorkeling Trip?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Snorkeling Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Snorkeling Trip?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Snorkeling Trip.

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star-5
Amazing!
Julianna_L
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience. Gio was the best! He made us feel safe and was so knowledgeable about the island. Highly recommend.. ask for Gio !
star-5
Awesome trip!
Lynnette_P
, Jun 2022
Geo was an awesome captain, lots of knowledge. His first mate Priscilla was just as awesome!! Great with the kids. We had 5 adults and 3 kids. (9, 8 and 7). We all had a blast!! This was the first time the kids went snorkeling. Loved that it was only our family on the boat. Would definitely do the excursion again.
star-4
Aruba Snorkel Adventure
Faith_M
, May 2022
Seeing the colorful fish and sea turtles. Seeinf the SS Antilla shipwreck was really cool and it would be great to be able to scuba dive to get closer to the wreck.
star-5
Great Trip
Chanel_B
, May 2022
Gio was a great tour guide. He made my mom feel very special on her 60th birthday! We learned so much about Arubas culture and saw many sea turtles.
star-5
Worth it ! Would 100% recommend
natacha78maldonado
, Apr 2022
Gio I believe full name Giovanni was our captain and he was both knowledgeable and fun. So was our bar tender . We had a great experience and I would do it again. We went to a reef first and then the ship wreck . Aruba is beautiful but the people make it even more amazing
star-5
Peaceful, Serene Snorkeling Trip
Kenneth_R
, Apr 2022
We shared a fantastic, serene two hours with Captain Lex and Mate Manuel. We did the catamaran snorkel trip a few days prior, and this was much more enjoyable without the music cranking and the crowd of people. Plus, we were able to go to a spot that the catamarans do not, which was like snorkeling in an aquarium. We would definitely do this instead of the catamaran version in the future. A highlight of our week.
star-5
We had a great time...
Anthony_C
, Apr 2022
We had a great time snorkeling. My family was all beginners and Gio and Manuel took great care of us.
star-5
Family fun
Emily_C
, Mar 2022
Gio was really great with our 8 year-old who was nervous! He made him feel comfortable and confident. Would definitely recommend for anyone with kids!
star-5
Really good time!!
James_N
, Mar 2022
We had an amazing time and seen some incredible fish! Geo our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made sure everyone in our family had a good time. I would highly recommend booking this trip. Thanks again Geo!!
star-5
Highly recommend!
Candice_C
, Mar 2022
An amazing experience with Gio! We loved snorkeling and learning about the history of this beautiful island. Gio was super knowledgeable and made this a fun trip for all, teenagers included! Highly recommend.
star-5
Highly recommend!
Tabitha_F
, Mar 2022
This was one of my favorite things we did while in Aruba! Geo was great, helping those that weren't 100% comfortable at first, and shared so much history of the island with us.
star-5
Great two hours of boating and snorkeling
Suzanne_L
, Feb 2022
Gio our guide was awesome. Very friendly and informative. Two stops for snorkeling; one with 6-7 feet of water and coral and a second at a WWII shipwreck. The boat ride itself is awesome.
star-5
Awesome adventure
Michael_C
, Feb 2022
We saw an eel at the first stop and some pretty large fish. The 2nd stop was the shipwreck where we got to see a huge ship and got to swim within a few feet of a sea turtle!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Seeing Paradise Beneath the Ocean's Surface
Sharon_M
, Feb 2022
Magical. Our captain Gio and first mate Niels' friendliness and charm combined with their patience with my daughter and me - both newbies to snorkeling - dissipated any nervousness we brought on board. At our first stop - near the California lighthouse, so many jewel-colored fish swimming among the corals greeted us when we jumped in. If you have seen the Wizard of Oz, it felt like that moment when it cuts from black and white to color - the sea came to life. Next stop - the sunken remains of the Antilla - preserved in time. There, we each found a sea turtle who didn't mind us tagging along above them as they glided through the water. Serene. Time flew. On the way back, Gio and Niels talked about living on Aruba, the culture, the history, and the languages - leaving us daydreaming about staying there ourselves (for at least the 90 days allowed). Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you for your review and the many compliments to Gio and Niels. It is great to read that you had a wonderful time with us. It's important that you enjoy it to the fullest, and we read that you did. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will certainly pass on your compliments to Gio and Niels. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Aruba so we can show you some of our other activities or of course another trip with Gio and Niels! Until the next!
star-5
Great trip! Recommend!
LIGIA_C
, Jan 2022
I booked the tour for our 6 year old daughter's birthday and it was fantastic! Captain Gio was very regardful, helped us with the surprises that I had previously arranged with the company (champagne, personalized birthday cake) and helped us with our little girl in adapting to the snorkel. Regarding the snorkeling stops, it was excellent! We had done the catamaran tour on the Antilla 3 days before, but with a smaller boat we stopped in better places to see the ship and we enjoyed it much more!!! I strongly recommend!!! Thank you!!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your review and the many compliments to Gio. It is great to read that you have had a wonderful time with us. It is important that you fully enjoy it, especially as it was a special day for your daughter! It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Gio. The advantage of a smaller boat is that it is more maneuverable and can moor in different places than a larger catamaran. Hopefully we can welcome you again on your next visit to Aruba.
star-5
Captain Geo was very...
Teresa_R
, Nov 2021
Captain Geo was very entertaining. He made the trip worth every penny. And his knowledge of the island made the trip more interesting. Both of the snorkeling stops were great. I highly recommend this excursion!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your review and the many compliments to Gio. Fantastic to read that you have had a great time with us. It is important that you fully enjoy it, and we read that you did this. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Gio. Also we like to thank you for recommending us to future guests. Hopefully we can welcome you again on your next visit to Aruba.
star-5
Twinkle’s birthday snorkel
Twinkle_S
, Nov 2021
Had a great trip snorkeling and boating. Easy booking and plenty of communications. We’d do it again!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review! Looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
star-5
Perfect afternoon on the water
Rachel_H
, Oct 2021
We had a perfect afternoon snorkel and sunset tour yesterday! Geo from Octopus met us on the beach introducing himself while offering a rum drink and welcoming us to the boat. He was warm, funny, patient, kind, knowledgeable and passionate about Aruba, the water and snorkeling! First we went to a shallow, quiet area near Boca Catalina so he could assess our comfort and skill level with snorkeling and swimming. He helped me get over my initial anxiety and soon I was enjoying being in the beautiful, clear water watching schools of fish swim around me and spotting colorful fish. My 25 & 27 year old kids took to it immediately! Then we went deeper to the German WWII shipwreck. He had us all in the water feeling very comfortable and excited. It was amazing to see the ship so close and to imagine the history Geo had shared. The fish were truly fantastic, too! Next we went closer to shore to try to see sea turtles. I was tired but two of my kids went in and were rewarded with more beautiful water and fish. Geo entertained the rest of us with interesting stories about his life in Aruba. He also spotted two or three turtles and helped us see them! Once we were all back on the boat with drinks refreshed, Geo took us all the way to the other end of the island, talked about all the different beaches and resorts, took us past the giant cruise ships, the airport and pointed out restaurants, shopping and the island where the flamingos live. Then we turned around and drove back for a beautiful sunset. This was truly a perfect day! We left the boat feeling like we knew so much more about Aruba. We were happy, tired and full of wonderful memories!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review and the many compliments to Gio. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Aruba is one of the most beautiful island of the Caribbean, in our opinion ;) and we love showing our guests what we love about it! We are happy you loved our snorkel spots. These spots are unique to Aruba, the history behind them that we explain on our sail trip is what makes them so special! . It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Gio. Also we like to thank you for recommending us to future guests. Hopefully we can welcome you again on your next visit to Aruba.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Had a great experience...
Matt_C
, Oct 2021
Had a great experience with our Captain Geo! Was super relaxed and enjoyable. We were very fortunate to have been with a foot or 2 of a sea turtle!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your review and the compliments to Gio.It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Gio. Hopefully we can welcome you again on your next visit to Aruba.
star-5
Great Snorkel Trip
Janine_C
, Sep 2021
Due to Covid it was great that we could get a private boat for just our party. We were able to see turtles, beautiful coral and lots of fish.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Private Island. Our crew takes pride in making sure your experience with us is golden from beginning to end! We look forward to seeing you on the Octopus in the near future :)
1 traveler found this review helpful

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