I as scheduled to do A certified scuba dive but we arrived to late into port so it was cancelled. Instead we set up for a land tour by bus and that was discounted but was a waste of money. BArely saw anything, yup the bus rode by stuff and told you want it was but it was like being in fast motion. "On the left there is this, o the right there is that, oh we must move on..." It grew dark fast and that was the end of the cruise......waste of money! Huge waste. Greed on the part of Carnival and the tour operator. Not great trying to see stuff in the pitch black. Was I even i Aruba??
We found brave heart sightseeing tour in port. What a great tour. We went everywhere south and north. Stopping at each site. Never rushed. And he would pull over anywhere if we wanted to see something closer. Felt we saw the entire island. Loved Aruba and can not wait to go back.
Aruba is a lovely island. It gets a lot of money through tourism due to a big appeal from americans. Some parts due feel like Las Vegas as there are enormous hotel/casino complexes. As with Curacao, there is a big shopping village in town. We opted for a local island tour as soon as we got off the ship and it was excellent. $20 each and we saw a few sights around the island and then they dropped us off at Eagle Beach for 2 hours and collected us after. Eagle Beach is very nice, but if you want sun beds prices vary massively. We got 2 for $10, others told us they got 2 for $30 or even $40!!
Driven by coach to Ayo Rock Formations for brief stop, then onto the coast where the Natural bridge used to be before it's collapse & then onto California Lighthouse. Coach driver provided us with lots of information throughout the trip. We were then dropped at a beach for an hour before returning to the port. The trip lasted about 4 hours in total. Enjoyable trip.
Fabulous guide, lots of really neat things to see and do on this island.
Tour was just a bit too short.
Due to the recent heavy rain, we couldn't see baby bridge, so we got to visit Eagle beach for half an hour.
Taxis are pretty expensive on this island!
We were met outside the cruise port and taken to the area to sign paperwork and pick up the trikes. After a brief orientation, we had a three-hour tour of the island with stops and photo opportunities. We were taken back to the port after the tour. It was great and I would highly recommend this tour. Hopefully, they will be in Cozumel when we visit in April 2017.
The way to see Aruba. Safe, easy and bad-ass. 3 hours of the wind in your hair while you see the island and its beautiful beaches, even the city. Smiling tour guide Zeus showed us the best while we zoomed through Aruba with ease. Pick you right up at the ship and drop you off. SO easy, an 87 year old woman did it herself. Our favorite tour of the cruise!
In Aruba we took a trike tour. www.trikes-aruba.com I would recommend those that are adventurous to take this. It's quite the experience. You drive the trike with a passenger or 2 and you make 5 different stops along the 3 hour journey. Bring your GoPro, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen and feel the wind in your face. Very cool excursion.After the trike tour we got a taxi to Eagle beach were we hung out for a couple of hours for some sun, sand and water.
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