Sail & Snorkel Excursions
Sailing & Snorkeling excursions take you to prime locations to explore the pristine ocean waters where you'll see the brilliantly colorful marine life of Aruba for yourself! Most excursions last from 4 to 6 hours, and are considered to be moderate in difficulty. Popular Aruba sail & snorkel excursions include those on the “Jolly Pirate” ship, the classic Mi Dushi sailing vessel, and catamarans.
Price: Adults expect to pay $50 - $86
Booking Advice: Cruise line prices are quite competitive with third party vendors. This is a VERY popular excursion, and availability is limited, so we do suggest booking early!
Island and City Tours
Island and city tours on air conditioned coaches visit points of interest in Aruba that include Oranjestad's Dutch Colonial architecture, the aloe factory, the ostrich farm, Aruba's lovely beaches, and the California Lighthouse.
Price: Adults expect to pay $42 - $50
Booking Advice: Because some of these tours do give you the option to walk from town to the cruise terminal, and because walking can be involved as you explore places such as the aloe factory, these excursions are considered to have a moderate activity level. Cruise line prices for this 3.5 to 4 hour excursion are competitive with third party vendors.
Beach excursions typically combine well with city tours, so you have that opportunity for beach side fun in the sun and more!
Price: Adults expect to pay $39 - $65
Booking Advice: Cruise line prices for beach excursions in Aruba are very competitive with third party vendors. De Palm Island beach adventures are actually less expensive through the cruise lines!
With the Antilla wrecked ship and a panorama of underwater beauty to behold, SCUBA is a very popular excursion in Aruba. Anyone interested in beginner's SCUBA is bound to have a great time here!
Price: Adults expect to pay $96 - $100 with cruise line excursions
Booking Advice: For beginners, we do suggest that you book through your cruise line. However, seasoned SCUBA divers can save as much as 50% by booking through a third party vendor for two tank excursions. SCUBA excursions are typically considered to be difficult in terms of activity level, and these excursions usually last from 4 to 4 hours.
If you are interested in snorkeling, swimming, and sightseeing, a jeep safari to the points of interest in Aruba might be just right! Jeep excursions visit places including the Ayo Rock formations, the Natural Bridge (collapsed but still a local wonder), and the California Lighthouse.
Price: Adults expect to pay $65 - $80
Booking Advice: These excursions typically last from 4 to 5 hours, there's a minimum age requirement for children, and persons with respiratory and/or cardio issues are usually advised to consider alternatives. Third party vendors are pricier than the cruise lines for jeep excursions, but can include “off the beaten path” places.