Water sports in Aruba

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Water Sports in Aruba

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  • Christina G
    2 contributions
    Rene was a great captain! He took us up and down the coast line, and told us all the history we needed to know about the island. He took us over the shipwrecks as well, showed us fish and turtles, and provided the best Aruba Gouda cheese and fruit (and alcohol!!)!! We will use Rene for any future sunset cruise! The best part— it’s private!!
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Katastrophart
    Dallas, TX6 contributions
    Best way to go snorkeling in my opinion. Our tour guide, Michele, picked us up from the beach on time and took us to a shallow reef with lotso fish and corals. He gave us a background of the area then brought out snorkeling gear. He also have floaties in his speed boat just in case you're not a strong swimmer like me. Michele is very knowledgeable about the snorkeling area. He stops at great spots with interesting sea life or shipwreck to see.

    Overall experience was great. Because once you're done snorkeling in the area, u get to leave to go to the next one. You don't have to wait for other people. We ordered beer with our tour, so it was great to drink beer after each stop.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Sara Petro
    Tampa, FL98 contributions
    Wow! What an amazing experience! Zipping through the beautiful waters of Aruba was exhilarating and an absolute blast! The guides and instructors were super friendly and accommodating. We got picked up on the day we booked for and it started raining on our way to Boca Catalina. Seabob Aruba rescheduled us to the next day, no questions asked. We were so appreciative of this.

    We opted for the Antilla shipwreck tour but sadly, we weren’t able to see the wreck. Our 18 year old daughter isn’t very adventurous and this excursion ended up being a bit too overwhelming for her. Our guide Alex, worked with us and took us to a beautiful coral reef near the shore. We also saw sea turtles and an eel. We cannot wait to go back to Aruba and do Seabob again! This time without our daughter. 😆

    I highly recommend this tour! There’s nothing quite like it! You don’t have to be a strong swimmer as the Seabob does the work for you. That said, it does require a small amount of upper body strength.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Iliana E
    Dallas, TX1 contribution
    My boyfriend and I had a blast. We are considered beginners at Kayaking but Luis made us feel very comfortable. It was only about an hour but I had a blast and will definitely come back and recommend.
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • Candice C
    5 contributions
    Lovely crew, very attentive to guests, having conversations, making sure we were having a good time.

    I'm vegan and didn't eat any of the hors d'oeuvres, and not everyone was able to get a seat, but I booked this mainly for the sunset and unlimited drinks.
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Jo Waye
    Bronx, NY4 contributions
    We booked the guided ATV/UTV tour. Our guide was Kenny! We had a blast! Kenny kept everyone engaged and made the excursion a lot of fun. It was my first time riding an atv so there were times he waited fit me to catch up! Great tour guide great experience!
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Jen B
    Wernersville, PA2 contributions
    I booked a private snorkeling boat for my 2 kids (17 & 19). Gino the captain was amazing! We went to a few different spots and saw some amazing fish. Gino even found us a turtle. Gino also made sure we were safe the entire time. It was a great experience and my kids favorite thing we did the entire vacation! 🚤🌴🤿
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • Sandi E
    Broken Arrow, OK4 contributions
    We went on the morning cruise with lunch and open bar. The food was really good. The crew was fantastic! Bring sunscreen and lots of it and a cover for later.
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • Mel J
    Helsinki, Finland3 contributions
    No longer exists but excellent customer service from the company. We enjoyed some of their other activities.
    Written 28 April 2021
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  • chrissl330
    Hickory, NC22 contributions
    Best workout while having the most fun. Burned 500 calories and I LOVED every second. Great guide, Great adventure and can't recommend enough!!!
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Explorer08296648802
    8 contributions
    AMAZING TIME!!!!! Food & Drinks and a super fun staff!!! Hands down our best time in Aruba! We loved stopping at all the local beaches and snorkeling.
    Written 24 May 2021
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  • Johnny_A916q
    Hurricane, UT122 contributions
    This was our 4th time fishing with this crew in Aruba. We wouldn’t go with anyone else. They simply know how to get you on fish every single time
    Written 25 August 2021
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  • James C
    1 contribution
    Just came back from Aruba. One of the highlights was waterskiing which was my first time. Cloudy was super friendly and competent with his instructions. After a few attempts, I was able to stand on water and thoroughly enjoy the skiing experience. Cloudy took many pictures and videos for me which will are sure to be my great memories. Thanks!
    Written 28 December 2021
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  • scrogginsjoy
    Falls Church, VA52 contributions
    This place is just across Mangel Halto Beach. The owner, Juan, was very nice and very accommodating. My husband was the only diver an Juan prefers to lead a small diving group so it's like getting a private diving trip. My prices are great as well!
    Written 6 August 2020
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  • Aruba Vacationer
    Massachusetts1 contribution
    I never leave reviews but this experience was so bad that i felt the need to help someone else from having the same issues.

    All my daughters wanted to do in Aruba was go jet skiing. We rented from Art's because they were on the beach where we were staying and approached us a few times, although not pushy.

    When we finally went, i noticed their Jetski's were outdated and very beat up compared to the others.

    Regardless of the looks, the jetski worked just fine until it died on us. This is where it got bad. We sat out and waited for 20 minutes and nobody from Art's even noticed. Luckily, another owner actively patrols in a boat watching his equipment to make sure his patrons are ok. He went to the beach and tried to flag someone down from Art's but could not find anyone. This is because the guys working on eagle beach were clueless, not paying attention and sit behind the wall of their hut so they cannot see anything. My poor daugther was freaked out while we waited.

    Luckily this guy came back and brought us ashore. They gave us another jetski and as we went out, it barely moved. I came back in and they gave us another one that was just brought back. This was their last one. This was more beatup than the last two. It worked fine though. After a few minutes, they came out to get us. I told them I had been sitting in the water for 20 minutes and i had purchased an hour and still had 30 mins. After arguing with them, they apologized for the inconvenience.

    When we finally got back, i asked what was wrong with the original jetski. It was out of gas. Really? You send people out without checking first? This doesn't surprise me after seeing how they don't pay attention.

    I would highly recommend you stay away from these clowns and find a better company to rent from.
    Written 25 April 2022
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