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Aruba Semi Sub Tour Excursion Reviews

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This unique vessel, similar to a glass bottom boat, is perfect for viewing Aruba's beautiful coral formations and tropical fish while in the hull. This is a relaxing underwater observatory perfect for day on the seas.

pmckee7

1 review

Good tour with the semi-sub to see the sunken ship. Then a long drive around the island in a bus. We usually do that part with a taxi, and would probably chose that option again. Given the length of the tour though, it was a pretty good value.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

FamilyTravels4

1 review

AR04-Sea & See Island Tour-Great excursion


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Outdoorguy236

1 review

Seas were a bit tricky changing from the tender to the sub due to the weather but once under water the views were remarkable. Rather expensive at $98.00 pp but a wonderful experience.

Provider: Princess Cruises

energizer0_0

1 review

Very windy and muddy waters day ... could hardly see a thing.

Provider: Independent Operator

cdnjma

2 reviews

This was a 4-stop tour; Ayo & Casibari Rock formations, Baby Natural Bridge, semi-sub and California Light House. The rock formation has a big sign in front of it, "climb at your own risk". Steep climb in confined spaces and a steep stairway back down on the other side of the rock. Nice views once up on top. The Baby Natural Bridge has a nice view with the open water and waves. Took some great photos. We opted not to go on the semi-sub due to the heat and instead spent that hour or so cooling off in a beach restaurant/bar and taking our own walking tour of the immediate area. The California Light House stop was more of a rest stop than anything else. We paid $1.00 US to use the facilities since the staff person there would not take the $1 local coinage.

Provider: Princess Cruises

OnTheWaterNow

1 review

The tour was ok. Our tour guide had little excitement for her job. She repeated information as if it was a script that she was reading from. She was a little on the nasty side getting angry at us when we were about 2 minutes late coming down from a high hill she recommended we climb. The sub trip was interesting but the ship had no air and it was quite hot. For anyone even remotely prone to motion sickness, it was hard to stay focused on the tour.

Provider: MSC Cruises

Jonhaz

2 reviews

Good too short

Provider: Princess Cruises

LJ Pia

1 review

Atlantis submarine--not well organized. Listed as Easy. Had to walk almost 1/4 mile to boat that takes us out to the sub. Since the boat was on the same side as ship but further down dock, it would have been just as easy for us to be shuttled to the boat. Tedious boat ride out to sub--about 20 minutes. This boat is like a "hot box" with Plexiglas surrounding top and sides with limited window openings. Not pleasant. Sub was very crowded; windows lower than seat so that had to bend over to peer out. Hard for taller people. Coral was drab--not colorful. Fish were colorful; saw 2 Moray Eels; One turtle. On returning to dock after another hot boat ride, security gate was locked. We waiting 10-15 minutes for "security" to come unlock gate so could do the long walk back to the ship. I do not recommend this tour. I have taken a similar submarine excursion in Jamaica that was much more comfortable and better handled. Really enjoyed that one and felt it was worthwhile.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Crusin Kelly

1 review

The semi-submersible boat was interesting -- but most of the viewing of the submerged shipwreck was on the starboard side -- I was sitting on the port side and without standing up and trying to share the window with my fellow passenger, I would not have seen much. The land portion was interesting, the California lighthouse, the fallen natural bridge and the smaller baby bridge, and the Casibari rock formations were sights to see. Try a Balashi beer at the refreshment stand at the lighthouse -- brewed locally there in Aruba. There were many resort hotels on the island that would make for a nice week's vacation.

Provider: Holland America Line

Shirley Brown

1 review

Due to poor sea conditons the underwater view was poor.

Provider: P&O Cruises

CodyCoyote

1 review

Aruba is GORGEOUS. We took an air conditioned bus ride and saw the islands main sites. The last stop was on the beach, with a ride in a "semi-sub". Its a boat with seats five feet below the water line and big windows. A beautiful way to see shipwrecks and fish and a reef without getting wet.

Provider: Princess Cruises

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