Aruba Semi Sub Tour Excursion Reviews

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.
Fun experience.
Sail Date: January 2019
Fun experience. Catamaran ride out to the semi-sub and then about 40 minutes exploring a shipwreck. If you can't snorkel or dive, this is the trip for you!
Fun experience. Catamaran ride out to the semi-sub and then about 40 minutes exploring a shipwreck. If you can't snorkel or dive, this is the trip for you! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great way to end our island trips, though the water was murky and viewing of ship wreck was low, ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Great way to end our island trips, though the water was murky and viewing of ship wreck was low, the guides made the semi sub part enjoyable. The island tour was absolutely the best and amazing to see how different various areas of a small ... Read More
Great way to end our island trips, though the water was murky and viewing of ship wreck was low, the guides made the semi sub part enjoyable. The island tour was absolutely the best and amazing to see how different various areas of a small island can be... loved the place. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
visibility was poor, semi sub needed cleaning
Sail Date: February 2018
visibility was poor, semi sub needed cleaning
visibility was poor, semi sub needed cleaning Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
BORING.
Sail Date: January 2018
BORING. Promised a wreck and reef went around the wreck for 40 minutes and then went to rock garden (seriously) just rocks and a bumpy dirt road ride for 30 minutes to look at seascape of rough water. Save your money.
BORING. Promised a wreck and reef went around the wreck for 40 minutes and then went to rock garden (seriously) just rocks and a bumpy dirt road ride for 30 minutes to look at seascape of rough water. Save your money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great to do at least once and went to a depth of 143 feet....really cool.
Sail Date: July 2017
Great to do at least once and went to a depth of 143 feet....really cool.
Great to do at least once and went to a depth of 143 feet....really cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Semi-Sub is just that, you are about ten feet underwater.
Sail Date: May 2017
The Semi-Sub is just that, you are about ten feet underwater. You explore a German freighter that was scuttled in the 1940's, learn the history and view all the marine life that lives in and around the wreck. Then it is back on the ... Read More
The Semi-Sub is just that, you are about ten feet underwater. You explore a German freighter that was scuttled in the 1940's, learn the history and view all the marine life that lives in and around the wreck. Then it is back on the tour bus, They take you to the California Lighthouse; the North Side of the Island; The Natural Bridge and the Ayo Rock Formation. Our tour guides were very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
First we did an island tour to the California lighthouse, Baby natural bridge, & Casibari rock ...
Sail Date: April 2017
First we did an island tour to the California lighthouse, Baby natural bridge, & Casibari rock formations. Then we boarded a boat & sat 5 feet below the waterline in the semi-sub. We saw many different fish above the Antilla
First we did an island tour to the California lighthouse, Baby natural bridge, & Casibari rock formations. Then we boarded a boat & sat 5 feet below the waterline in the semi-sub. We saw many different fish above the Antilla shipwreck. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Got to spend a lot of time exploring a sunken WWII freighter.
Sail Date: April 2017
Got to spend a lot of time exploring a sunken WWII freighter. Did get a little uncomfortable after a while as seats were cramped and close together
Got to spend a lot of time exploring a sunken WWII freighter. Did get a little uncomfortable after a while as seats were cramped and close together Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We enjoyed the ride to the submarine and the tour of the reef.
Sail Date: March 2017
We enjoyed the ride to the submarine and the tour of the reef. The tour cost a lot more than it's worth. The price is too high. We saw better fish when we snorkeled in Bonnaire.
We enjoyed the ride to the submarine and the tour of the reef. The tour cost a lot more than it's worth. The price is too high. We saw better fish when we snorkeled in Bonnaire. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The dry sunny climate was so nice.
Sail Date: March 2017
The dry sunny climate was so nice. I did feel like the moisture was being sucked out of my skin by the air, though. Everything about this excursion was terrific. I loved being out on the water in the ferry that took us to the mini sub, ... Read More
The dry sunny climate was so nice. I did feel like the moisture was being sucked out of my skin by the air, though. Everything about this excursion was terrific. I loved being out on the water in the ferry that took us to the mini sub, which is where you climb into the bottom of a boat and look out the windows. Our guide was fun and pointed out the ship wreak and 2 legged fish (snorkelers). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In Aruba, we took the Sea and See tour.
Sail Date: February 2017
In Aruba, we took the Sea and See tour. This starts on an air conditioned coach which takes us from the port area through the town and past the high-rise resorts. On the northern side of the island we stopped to see the lighthouse. Great ... Read More
In Aruba, we took the Sea and See tour. This starts on an air conditioned coach which takes us from the port area through the town and past the high-rise resorts. On the northern side of the island we stopped to see the lighthouse. Great views from the area without going inside the lighthouse. We then went back to the resort area and boarded a boat to take us out to a mini submarine. This is really a special boat that the center has a glass enclosed viewing area below the water level. This gave us great views of a sunken ship and many beautiful fish. Next the land tour took us to the Natural Bridge. This bridge collapsed in 2005 but the remains of the bridge and a large picture is there. There is also a Baby natural bridge which is still in good shape. This is a beautiful area to view and a must see when in Aruba. Next we stopped at the Natural rock formations. When volcanic eruptions formed this island, this area was formed by huge smooth rocks (some as large as a small house) being pushed to the surface and stacked on top of each other. We were able to climb many of these formations which afforded great views of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Visibility not as good as it was in Hawaii
Sail Date: January 2017
Visibility not as good as it was in Hawaii
Visibility not as good as it was in Hawaii Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great time.
Sail Date: December 2016
Great time. We did the full submarine tour which takes you to 140 ft.
Great time. We did the full submarine tour which takes you to 140 ft. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Island tour beforehand then the semi-sub.
Sail Date: December 2016
Island tour beforehand then the semi-sub. Going over the wreck of the German cargo ship was excellent.
Island tour beforehand then the semi-sub. Going over the wreck of the German cargo ship was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sub at shipwreck.
Sail Date: December 2016
Sub at shipwreck. Not really that much to see. Decent tour of island.
Sub at shipwreck. Not really that much to see. Decent tour of island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The tour was alright but not really what we were expecting.
Sail Date: October 2016
The tour was alright but not really what we were expecting. The boat appeared old and the person talking seemed bored and uninterested.
The tour was alright but not really what we were expecting. The boat appeared old and the person talking seemed bored and uninterested. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Old SeaWorld boat that takes you over the wreck of an German ship that was scuttled by crew in WW2.
Sail Date: April 2016
Old SeaWorld boat that takes you over the wreck of an German ship that was scuttled by crew in WW2.
Old SeaWorld boat that takes you over the wreck of an German ship that was scuttled by crew in WW2. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Even in clear water, it hard to see much.
Sail Date: December 2015
Even in clear water, it hard to see much.
Even in clear water, it hard to see much. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very good tour of the island sites as well as the ride on the "sub" over the wreck of the Antilles.
Sail Date: December 2014
Very good tour of the island sites as well as the ride on the "sub" over the wreck of the Antilles. Very good information and folklore. Guide again was very personable and interesting.
Very good tour of the island sites as well as the ride on the "sub" over the wreck of the Antilles. Very good information and folklore. Guide again was very personable and interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good tour with the semi-sub to see the sunken ship.
Sail Date: March 2014
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
AR04-Sea & See Island Tour-Great excursion
Sail Date: July 2013
AR04-Sea & See Island Tour-Great excursion
AR04-Sea & See Island Tour-Great excursion Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Seas were a bit tricky changing from the tender to the sub due to the weather but once under water ...
Sail Date: January 2013
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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very windy and muddy waters day ...
Sail Date: January 2013
Very windy and muddy waters day ... could hardly see a thing.
Very windy and muddy waters day ... could hardly see a thing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a 4-stop tour; Ayo & Casibari Rock formations, Baby Natural Bridge, semi-sub and ...
Sail Date: December 2012
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour was ok.
Sail Date: December 2012
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises