Aruba Sailboat Tour Excursion Reviews

A sailboat jaunt on the sea surrounding Aruba offers rest and relaxation as you tour the island’s bright and breezy coastline.
We had a wonderful 5 hours on the Tranquilo.
Sail Date: January 2019
We had a wonderful 5 hours on the Tranquilo. Great tour for snorkeling because you go out to the Spanish Lagoon. Good pea soup and sandwiches for lunch and plenty of drinks. There were 3 crew and 10 passengers and it was a great day. It ... Read More
We had a wonderful 5 hours on the Tranquilo. Great tour for snorkeling because you go out to the Spanish Lagoon. Good pea soup and sandwiches for lunch and plenty of drinks. There were 3 crew and 10 passengers and it was a great day. It was windy and a little rough, but great for sailing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Pirate boat tour with 3 snorkel stops.
Sail Date: January 2019
Pirate boat tour with 3 snorkel stops. First was deep and 2-3 foot seas ! Last 2 were shallow and close to beach , not much to see. Decent equipment, open bar with mixed drinks , PUNCH but no beer. Served BBQ lunch, 3 ribs, chicken leg, ... Read More
Pirate boat tour with 3 snorkel stops. First was deep and 2-3 foot seas ! Last 2 were shallow and close to beach , not much to see. Decent equipment, open bar with mixed drinks , PUNCH but no beer. Served BBQ lunch, 3 ribs, chicken leg, rice and macaroni.....located $19 dollar cab ride each way from ship, company said $10 .....crew was fun and never stopped pouring! After snorkel crew rigged bosun's chair swing that people swung from and into the water. Crew did it and turned flips. One crew had girls ride on his back and did flips ! Capt had hs 3 year daughter who did swing and snorkeled!! Fun trip , but don't do it for the snorkeling or lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sunset sail.
Sail Date: February 2018
Sunset sail. We were treated to a beautiful sunset! Too many folks crowded on the catamaran. Would not be a future choice.
Sunset sail. We were treated to a beautiful sunset! Too many folks crowded on the catamaran. Would not be a future choice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sunset Sail with Celebrity - excellent catamaran and crew and perfect sunset.
Sail Date: January 2017
Sunset Sail with Celebrity - excellent catamaran and crew and perfect sunset.
Sunset Sail with Celebrity - excellent catamaran and crew and perfect sunset. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A four hour cruise with two snorkeling spots.
Sail Date: February 2013
A four hour cruise with two snorkeling spots. The maximum number of passengers for the Black Pearl is 24 which made the excursion intimate.
A four hour cruise with two snorkeling spots. The maximum number of passengers for the Black Pearl is 24 which made the excursion intimate. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked the Mi Dushi sail/snorkel through Princess.
Sail Date: March 2012
We booked the Mi Dushi sail/snorkel through Princess. It is very highly rated and we were excited. It turned out awful. It was my first and only ship sponsored shore excursion - cattle call. There were two princess boats in port that ... Read More
We booked the Mi Dushi sail/snorkel through Princess. It is very highly rated and we were excited. It turned out awful. It was my first and only ship sponsored shore excursion - cattle call. There were two princess boats in port that day and from the two ships they had 50 people on this little sailboat - it was very crowded. We did a ton of waiting - waiting for the bus, waiting for the water taxi, waiting.... Finally we got going to our first place. Us and about 10 other boats with 50 people on them. We never once "sailed" all day - only motored. The first stop for snorkeling was the best - and that was not saying much at all! The second stop was the Antilles Ship Wreak - again, us and 500 other people. Why they all did it in the same order I have no idea. So the captains were shouting at each other, fighting for tie up spaces. The ship wreak is of course in open ocean so the waves were awful. It was scary trying to get yourself all outfitted, while fighting the waves. Once I did, I looked at the wreak but it really is overrated. THEN.. The Discovery Glass Bottom Boat arrived. Well of course they wanted to drive right over the wreak - but there were hundreds of snorkelers. More shouting, cursing between captains. In fact I almost got run over by the Glass Bottom Boat. It was scary - he was so aggressive. The last stop was TERRIBLE snorkeling - the water was FULL of floating moss stuff, very few fish, etc. It became clear that they chose this spot because it is right along a major road and the caterer brings the lunch to the road and they take their dingy out to fetch it. The food was fine. Lastly, the music they played was sometime vulgar. One song played LOUD, REPEATED use of the F word. I found it very offensive. Some music was great - beach boys, etc. But there were lots of children on the boat and the F word was absolutely inappropriate. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Over crowded trip.
Sail Date: March 2012
Over crowded trip. Did not like being forced to wear a vest while snorkeling. Had to stand in line to get equipment. Drinks after snorkeling only and had to wait until we were nearly 1/2 way back.
Over crowded trip. Did not like being forced to wear a vest while snorkeling. Had to stand in line to get equipment. Drinks after snorkeling only and had to wait until we were nearly 1/2 way back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I took the "Sailing & Snorkeling Cruise" that lasted 3 and 1/2 hours.
Sail Date: March 2012
I took the "Sailing & Snorkeling Cruise" that lasted 3 and 1/2 hours. We made two stops, and saw an old sunken boat, and then moved in closer to shore, and swam with some colorful fish. The sailing and snorkeling were very ... Read More
I took the "Sailing & Snorkeling Cruise" that lasted 3 and 1/2 hours. We made two stops, and saw an old sunken boat, and then moved in closer to shore, and swam with some colorful fish. The sailing and snorkeling were very nice, and the punch coming back in did have a generous amount of rum in it. A fun trip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line