There's a variety of cruises to choose from, full or half day cruises combined with snorkeling, sunset cruises, dance party cruises, moonlight cruises, dinner cruises, you name it. Below those we loved the most!
The black pearl is a small sailing boat, filled with loungy cushions, takes you for a relaxing cruise to several gorgeous snorkeling spots. They call it an "Afternoon delight Sailing and Snorkeling Sunset Cruise".
It starts like this: they turn off the motor and there is no loud music, relaxing in the sun or shade, sailing along the beautiful coastline of Aruba, with a nice cold drink. Sounds good? There is more;
They stop at Aruba's most beautiful lagoon; Catalina bay, this is where the Million Dollar homes are and the water is crystal clear, we can see the colorful fish right off the boat. The crowds, at this time of the day, are gone!
At this tropical lagoon there is a opportunity to go snorkeling (they provide good snorkeling equipment)
When everyone is back on board they serve some watermelon, more drinks, and their award winning Dutch Sandwiches & Dutch Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches note; this is not a dinner sail).
The best part..when lounging there in this beautiful lagoon and,... the Sun set starts to paint the lagoon in Sunset colors....... So very nice to be there at this time of the day. After the sun sets they are back at the dock by the Marriott, perfectly relaxed.
Price: 75 USD per person
Jolly Pirates offers you the real pirate experience and takes you to some of Aruba's most beautiful snorkeling spots. The trip is famous for its rope swing and great atmosphere! Ahoy!
Morning trip called "sail, snorkel, swing & swim" starts at 9:00 AM and returns you to Moomba beach club at 1:30 PM
Swim and Snorkel at three great sites: Malmok, Boca Catalina and the FAMOUS 400ft WWII shipwreck, ANTILLA! BBQ, Open Bar, Gear and Ropeswing! Price: $57 PP
Afternoon trip called "afternoon snorkel" starts at 2:30PM and finishes around 5:30PM.
It is a shorter version of the Sail, Snorkel, Swim and Swing! Same three sites with Gear, Open Bar and Ropeswing! Price: $38 PP
There is also a shorter sunset sail from 5pm until 7pm and a dinner cruise.
Blend in with nature, leave your worries behind and join Pelican Adventures on one of their custom-built catamarans, equipped with sunbathing trampolines & shaded areas. Relax and refresh while enjoying food and drinks with the mellow rhythms of the Caribbean. Try snorkeling or experience the exhilaration of 3rd lung during three stops exploring the magical under water world!
Pelican Adventures offers day and sunset cruises. Their catemarans are spacious and comfortable. Prices are around 45 USD.