Aruba Atlantis Submarine Excursion Reviews

You will have the opportunity to get an up close view of exotic marine life while diving to depths up to 130 feet. Be amazed by colorful schools of tropical fish, huge sponge gardens, the mystical beauties of the coral fields and two sunken wrecks.
We thoroughly enjoyed the sub.
Sail Date: March 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the sub. It was quite neat to be that far under the water and to see all the coral and fishes
We thoroughly enjoyed the sub. It was quite neat to be that far under the water and to see all the coral and fishes Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great experience, even for those people with limited mobility.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great experience, even for those people with limited mobility. There is not a bad seat in the sub, but could be clasutrophobic. Water was a little murky, not like snorkeling or scuba. Saw dozens of different fish and several wrecks. ... Read More
Great experience, even for those people with limited mobility. There is not a bad seat in the sub, but could be clasutrophobic. Water was a little murky, not like snorkeling or scuba. Saw dozens of different fish and several wrecks. Boat was a short walk for port terminal. Good view of island, and running commentary. Shops do close by 6 or maybe 6:30 pm. So go early or right after submarine tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Interesting tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
Interesting tour. Saw a lot of fish. Friendly staff
Interesting tour. Saw a lot of fish. Friendly staff Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
cool excursion, snug in submarine and you have to lean over often to see out of the ...
Sail Date: June 2018
cool excursion, snug in submarine and you have to lean over often to see out of the portholes....viewed coral reef with fish and a sunken ship....very cool to see but didn't see many fish.....if you get seasick take something before ... Read More
cool excursion, snug in submarine and you have to lean over often to see out of the portholes....viewed coral reef with fish and a sunken ship....very cool to see but didn't see many fish.....if you get seasick take something before this trip, saw a few people get sick. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Required much more strenuous activity getting to the submarine for my husband than was expected.
Sail Date: May 2018
Required much more strenuous activity getting to the submarine for my husband than was expected. Once onboard the submarine, the experience was wonderful. The walk back to the ship was hard for him again. People with limited mobility ... Read More
Required much more strenuous activity getting to the submarine for my husband than was expected. Once onboard the submarine, the experience was wonderful. The walk back to the ship was hard for him again. People with limited mobility should really take care with this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Before the tour one of the tour operators' lady made everybody taking a photo what the shop sold ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Before the tour one of the tour operators' lady made everybody taking a photo what the shop sold afterwards for USD 10 !! The trip to the submarine by shuttle boat took about 20 minutes, the submarine tour about 50 minutes. It was ... Read More
Before the tour one of the tour operators' lady made everybody taking a photo what the shop sold afterwards for USD 10 !! The trip to the submarine by shuttle boat took about 20 minutes, the submarine tour about 50 minutes. It was great to see many fishes, often colored ones, swimming by, as well as the sunken ship. Although it is an expensive trip, it was worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So fun!
Sail Date: April 2018
So fun! We have never seen this many fish in either a glass bottom boat or snorkeling. The water was a little churned up because of the high winds but still was pretty clear. We dove to a depth of 145' onto the reef. I was a ... Read More
So fun! We have never seen this many fish in either a glass bottom boat or snorkeling. The water was a little churned up because of the high winds but still was pretty clear. We dove to a depth of 145' onto the reef. I was a little worried that my ears would give me problems but the sub is pressurized, so none whatsoever! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A boat took us to a submarine that was in the water.
Sail Date: March 2018
A boat took us to a submarine that was in the water. The submarine went past 3 shipwrecks and then the captain sat the vessel down on the ocean floor.
A boat took us to a submarine that was in the water. The submarine went past 3 shipwrecks and then the captain sat the vessel down on the ocean floor. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
could not see very much due to water being dark and murky
Sail Date: February 2018
could not see very much due to water being dark and murky
could not see very much due to water being dark and murky Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour was kind of lame, we were taken over a small reef and every 5 minutes the driver would ...
Sail Date: February 2018
The tour was kind of lame, we were taken over a small reef and every 5 minutes the driver would turn around and go back. The water was cloudy, the sub was packed and the tour was over in no time.
The tour was kind of lame, we were taken over a small reef and every 5 minutes the driver would turn around and go back. The water was cloudy, the sub was packed and the tour was over in no time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We were disappointed.
Sail Date: January 2018
We were disappointed. The shuttle to and from the submarine was good. Although a little disturbing that the landfill is directly at the ocean and you could smell it. Unfortunately we were cramped into the vessel, so it was almost ... Read More
We were disappointed. The shuttle to and from the submarine was good. Although a little disturbing that the landfill is directly at the ocean and you could smell it. Unfortunately we were cramped into the vessel, so it was almost claustrophobic. Seats where uncomfortable and way too many people in the boat for my feeling. The narration was good, but the view not so much. It all was basically gray in gray in gray in blue. You so a few fish, but nothing colorful what you expected. We had hoped for much more. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The reef looks like dead.
Sail Date: January 2018
The reef looks like dead. A landfill is not really fare way the whole boat ride to the Submarine it smells really bad. Oranjestad is very dirty, the old big building on the harbor is still standing, looks really bad.
The reef looks like dead. A landfill is not really fare way the whole boat ride to the Submarine it smells really bad. Oranjestad is very dirty, the old big building on the harbor is still standing, looks really bad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a great adventure, but the submarine was cramped and crowded.
Sail Date: December 2017
This was a great adventure, but the submarine was cramped and crowded. It was difficult to enjoy the sites, as we were right on top of each other. It was fun and we get to say we were on a submarine, but don't expect to be in a ... Read More
This was a great adventure, but the submarine was cramped and crowded. It was difficult to enjoy the sites, as we were right on top of each other. It was fun and we get to say we were on a submarine, but don't expect to be in a spacious submarine as described. You will be crammed together with strangers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Quite an experience.
Sail Date: April 2017
Quite an experience. One can see clearly out the windows of the Sub, including a couple of ship wrecks, a variety of fish and coral reef. Touched the bottom of the ocean at 136 ft. Very nice.
Quite an experience. One can see clearly out the windows of the Sub, including a couple of ship wrecks, a variety of fish and coral reef. Touched the bottom of the ocean at 136 ft. Very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saw everything that the excursion description promised.
Sail Date: January 2017
Saw everything that the excursion description promised. Bright, sunny day illuminated reef well. Would avoid a cloudy day - don't think you'd see as much. Every seat (48) was taken. Crowded, but still enjoyed!
Saw everything that the excursion description promised. Bright, sunny day illuminated reef well. Would avoid a cloudy day - don't think you'd see as much. Every seat (48) was taken. Crowded, but still enjoyed! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This is a nice tour for those who cannot do the more active underwater tours either because they ...
Sail Date: December 2016
This is a nice tour for those who cannot do the more active underwater tours either because they can't swim or have physical challenges. We were picked up by a boat and had a nice ride out to the submarine, about 10 minutes. You do ... Read More
This is a nice tour for those who cannot do the more active underwater tours either because they can't swim or have physical challenges. We were picked up by a boat and had a nice ride out to the submarine, about 10 minutes. You do need to be able to transfer to and from the boat to submarine and then step down a ladder backwards, maybe about 8 eight steps. My husband uses a cane and has some mobility issues but was able to do it. The tour staff kindly passed his cane down ahead of him and back up the same way. We went down to almost 140 feet. The reef and shipwreck were fun to see, got some nice photos and enjoyed the info of the guide. We were given Dive Certificates on completion. On the return trip we had an option to be dropped back at the pier, or across the way near the downtown restaurants saving steps or cabfare one way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Expected to see colorful fish and plants, but everything was gray, light gray and dark gray.
Sail Date: December 2016
Expected to see colorful fish and plants, but everything was gray, light gray and dark gray.
Expected to see colorful fish and plants, but everything was gray, light gray and dark gray. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Reminded me a lot of the submarine at Disneyland but this one actually does go underwater.
Sail Date: November 2016
Reminded me a lot of the submarine at Disneyland but this one actually does go underwater. Lots of fish. Wrecks were impressive. Very good windows - could see lots. A bit short for the price.
Reminded me a lot of the submarine at Disneyland but this one actually does go underwater. Lots of fish. Wrecks were impressive. Very good windows - could see lots. A bit short for the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Second time I've been on Atlantis submarine.
Sail Date: September 2016
Second time I've been on Atlantis submarine. Not much in the way of colorful fish, but visited 2 ship wreaks
Second time I've been on Atlantis submarine. Not much in the way of colorful fish, but visited 2 ship wreaks Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fantastic!
Sail Date: February 2016
Fantastic! Huge windows in the sub prevented any feeling of claustrophobia. Each seat faced a window. We saw lots of fish and two shipwrecks. The guide was informative and funny. Unfortunately, the photos did not turn out to show the ... Read More
Fantastic! Huge windows in the sub prevented any feeling of claustrophobia. Each seat faced a window. We saw lots of fish and two shipwrecks. The guide was informative and funny. Unfortunately, the photos did not turn out to show the clarity which was actually visible in the sub. I have some trouble with one leg, but it was easy to get into and out of the sub for me. The ladder was more of a staircase, very much like the ones on the tenders. I loved this excursion!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
great experience, dove to 130 feet and saw reef and man made ship reefs.
Sail Date: May 2015
great experience, dove to 130 feet and saw reef and man made ship reefs. great crew. Made the tour interesting and explained what we were seeing. Fun tour with a fun surprise at the end.
great experience, dove to 130 feet and saw reef and man made ship reefs. great crew. Made the tour interesting and explained what we were seeing. Fun tour with a fun surprise at the end. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I don't like the sub-marine part, but I like the baby bridge views.
Sail Date: March 2015
I don't like the sub-marine part, but I like the baby bridge views. I like the driver, but not like the agent. I think the agent is a little bit less friendly. But, I have to give her credit that she did introduced a lot of the ... Read More
I don't like the sub-marine part, but I like the baby bridge views. I like the driver, but not like the agent. I think the agent is a little bit less friendly. But, I have to give her credit that she did introduced a lot of the island (WITH HER OWN POLITICAL OPINION, THIS IS THE PART I DON'T LIKE.). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I loved the Atlantis sub.
Sail Date: March 2013
I loved the Atlantis sub. From the ship you walk as a group a short distance to the dock where you go on a motorboat tot he submarine. You sit back to back at your porthole and see all kinds of interesting sea life and a couple of ... Read More
I loved the Atlantis sub. From the ship you walk as a group a short distance to the dock where you go on a motorboat tot he submarine. You sit back to back at your porthole and see all kinds of interesting sea life and a couple of shipwrecks. The guide tells you what to look for and I was especially lucky to sit up front next to the assistant, Chris, who spotted many fish and pointed them out to me. It lasts about an hour underwater. On the way back they show you some sights of Aruba and see the beautiful shoreline. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Decending 130 ft down in a submarine to view a sunken ship and lots of fish was a great time.
Sail Date: March 2013
Decending 130 ft down in a submarine to view a sunken ship and lots of fish was a great time. Then back to the ship and off we went. No time to hit any of ARUBA's cantinas or beaches this time.
Decending 130 ft down in a submarine to view a sunken ship and lots of fish was a great time. Then back to the ship and off we went. No time to hit any of ARUBA's cantinas or beaches this time. Read Less
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