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Private Snorkeling Trip provided by Octopus Sailing Charters

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Private Snorkeling Trip

Private Snorkeling Trip
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47607P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Rum punch
  • Soft drinks
  • Octopus souvenir
Exclusions
  • Food
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer a free pick-up service with our SHUTTLE BOAT from all High Rise Hotels. Please let us know if you wish to use this service (You will be picked up on the beach of your hotel with our shuttle boat). Directions from non-high rise hotels When you take a taxi from your hotel to our beach hut please you can tell the taxi driver the destination is the Holiday Inn Hotel. Your meeting location is an approximate 1-2-minute walk from the entrance of the hotel. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, please walk through the entrance of the hotel and after about 20 steps, you will reach a garden where you will continue to walk through until you reach the beach area. Upon reaching the beach, please make left on the footpath and walk about 10 meters (33 feet) and you will reach the beach hut for Octopus Aruba, where you will see representatives dressed in orange shorts and white polo shirts.
  • Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, unless a pickup location is selected. Our beach hut is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, walk through the lobby towards the beach. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • We offer free pick-up for all hotels listed (high rise hotels), if your hotel is not listed, we offer pick-up and drop-off service for $5 per person round trip.
  • Bring a towel, sun cream and sunglasses
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Rum punch
  • Soft drinks
  • Octopus souvenir
Exclusions
  • Food
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer a free pick-up service with our SHUTTLE BOAT from all High Rise Hotels. Please let us know if you wish to use this service (You will be picked up on the beach of your hotel with our shuttle boat). Directions from non-high rise hotels When you take a taxi from your hotel to our beach hut please you can tell the taxi driver the destination is the Holiday Inn Hotel. Your meeting location is an approximate 1-2-minute walk from the entrance of the hotel. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, please walk through the entrance of the hotel and after about 20 steps, you will reach a garden where you will continue to walk through until you reach the beach area. Upon reaching the beach, please make left on the footpath and walk about 10 meters (33 feet) and you will reach the beach hut for Octopus Aruba, where you will see representatives dressed in orange shorts and white polo shirts.
  • Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, unless a pickup location is selected. Our beach hut is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, walk through the lobby towards the beach. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • We offer free pick-up for all hotels listed (high rise hotels), if your hotel is not listed, we offer pick-up and drop-off service for $5 per person round trip.
  • Bring a towel, sun cream and sunglasses
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Private Snorkeling Trip
Our team members will be receiving instructions and guidelines on COVID-19. We are approved for the Health code by the Aruba Tourism Authority. Our team is more than ready to assist you when you are here. We can’t wait to welcome you!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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5.0
83 reviews
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SL_StT
Sharon, MA188 contributions
Dec 2021
We chartered the catamaran for one trip with one other family and the power boat for a second trip. We were obviously able to reach further destinations on the power boat but the catamaran is definitely more spacious and the sailing itself is a lot of fun. In total we were out for almost 10 hours between the 2 trips and we snorkeled at all the usual hotspots of Boca Catalina, Malmok, and Mangel Halto (not possible in one trip without power boat if you want more than one stop). We also snorkeled at "fish city" (deep off Arashi Beach) and at the wreck of the Antilla. The crews each time were impressive; tons of local knowledge, caring of the needs of those who were less comfortable in the deeper waters, and willing to take us wherever we asked. The difference between having the boat at your disposal and staying as long as you want at a particular site, or moving on if a site becomes busy cannot be overstated. Well done Octopus!
Written 25 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Renee B
1 contribution
We hired Octopus Tours for a private 2.5 hour power snorkeling adventure. We have used Octopus in the past for sunset sails and private power boats rides, and again we were pleased with our excursion. Geo, our captain for the tour, was Fabulous! We had never done power snorkeling and he was professional, safety conscious and alot of fun. Our adventure included one stop for regular snorkeling, where we saw beautiful marine life in a quiet setting (ahead of the mass larger boat tours), and a second stop where we power snorkeled around the shipwreck, which was awesome. We were then given a choice of more snorkeling or a coastal boat ride. We were already very pleased with our snorkeling experience so we choose to finish our tour with a fabulous and relaxing coastal tour where we enjoyed late morning cocktails and a great view. Highly Recommend!
Written 14 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review and the many compliments to Gio. Fantastic to read that you have had a great time with us. It is important that you fully enjoy it, and we read that you did this. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Gio. As it is a private trip you can decide what you would like to do in consultation with the captain! Hopefully we can welcome you again on your next visit to Aruba.
Written 21 January 2022
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mayar0cks
New York City, NY3 contributions
Apr 2022
We were a family of 5 - two adults, two children, and one senior. Everyone young and old had a great time, thanks to Gio. He was so knowledgeable and kept us engaged the whole time. When my mother and I had trouble spotting the sea turtles he immediately jumped/dove into action and pointed them out to us. We saw schools of fish, turtles, and a very cool ship wreck. He was also so great with the kids, especially when they started feeling woozy from the boat ride. He entertained them and kept them distracted and helped them get past their discomfort. I highly recommend this tour and Gio!
Written 24 April 2022
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to read you enjoyed your experience with us on the private snorkeling trip. Gio is indeed an awesome captain and guide! We are happy you loved our snorkel spots and enjoyed the Aruban sea life!. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Gio. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
Written 9 May 2022
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T N
Sun City West, AZ244 contributions
Oct 2021
My sister and I booked a private boat for a 2-hour ride and a bit of snorkeling while visiting Aruba aboard the Celebrity Equinox. We have nothing but the greatest of praise for the boat, the tour itself, the snorkeling ... BUT the greatest praise of all must be given to the Octopus team members we had the pleasure of meeting. Axel, the young man operating the tour booth was pleasant, personable and professional, warm and engaging and made a flawless impression on us of the quality of the company and his role as its ambassador. Our boat captain, Gio, was true highlight of our experience. His personality, hospitality and genuine care for my sister and for our enjoyment of the tour should be greatly recognized and rewarded. He made sure that absolutely everything was perfect and we simply could not have asked for a nicer person or a more professional captain. Gio's knowledge of Aruba and it's history added an unexpected dimension to the depth of our experience. He did himself, his company and Aruba proud! We'll be back in Aruba on another cruise in just 12 days ... and then again in February ... and we'll be sure to reach out to Octopus, Axel and Gio to see what new adventure they have in store for us. Simply the BEST!!
Written 24 October 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review! Our crew is awesome and we hope you loved them as much as we do here at Octopus :) We are happy you loved our snorkel spots, the fish love it too!! These spots are unique to Aruba, the history behind them that we explain on our trips is what makes them so special! We will certainly pass on your compliments to Axel and Gio! Looking forward to seeing you again on one of our trips! 🤗
Written 25 October 2021
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Kykrupa
Davison, MI1 contribution
Sep 2021
I contacted this company for a private sunset snorkeling trip. They made it very simple to accommodate my wants and needs. We went to some great spots for snorkeling. Then the captain of the boat took us to a private beach where we exited the boat at the perfect moment of sunset so my friends (who were the photographers because I didn't want my fiancé to suspect anything by having an actual photographer) could get the perfect pictures of the proposal. They really went above and beyond.
Written 1 October 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a nice review and congratulations!! We are so happy to read that everything went according to plan! It is our prerogative to make sure our guests have a great experience from the booking stage to the end of the trip and beyond! Our crew makes sure that everyone is having a great time and give you the best high quality service and that's what we love about them :-) We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written 15 October 2021
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Carin F
2 contributions
Apr 2022
This trip was money well spent! We saw other boats out on the water jam packed with 60-70 people shoulder to shoulder and that is not what we wanted during Covid. We had a wonderful, easygoing experience snorkeling with Gio. Not only is he a 6th generation Aruban native but friendly, kind, patient, respectful and fun! We had never snorkeled before and my teenager was pretty nervous but he explained everything and gave us plenty of time to explore and she couldn't stop raving about it later. We had a little extra time so Gio even brought us to a spot he knew would have sea turtles swimming around. He got in, swam around and before you know it, a sea turtle was right there in front of me! It was pretty cool. A beautiful sunny day, a fun, knowledgeable guide and no worries about feeling uncomfortable with too many other people. Check in was super easy with Octopus Charters and booking online was a piece of cake. We would definitely do this again.
Written 28 April 2022
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your adventure on the private snorkeling trip! All of our crew members are determined to show you the best spots on the island, to point out the turtles and starfish, and make sure your time is one to remember! It was a pleasure to have you with us. We will make sure to pass on your compliments to Gio. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
Written 9 May 2022
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Jonna S
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Dec 2020
Our time with this crew was fantastic. We had a group of 21 ranging in age from 3 to 50 and every single person had an amazing time. The food was great and plentiful, the drinks were never empty and the crew was entertaing and knowledgeable. Jose the Magic Man kept the kids...and most of the adults intrigued with his tricks. I would recommend this comapny for your charter or snorkeling needs.
Written 23 December 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us on your Private Catamaran trip. :) Our crew aims to give every guest high quality service and make sure everyone is having a wonderful time on their adventure with us. Here at Octopus Aruba we will make sure that your time is us is one for the books! We are Looking forward to welcoming you again on the Octopus 🤗
Written 8 January 2021
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Bruce F
11 contributions
Jul 2021
Our Capitan, Hans, was very knowledgeable about all the best spots to go. We went to a total of 5 different locations, and all were great! Some were in deeper water, and some were more shallow and close to shore, so there was a comfort level for everyone. His expert eyes helped us to see at least 10 sea turtles up close on one stop! He also had water, juice, and rum for us on board (rum is always a plus!). We paid for an extra hour, and it is 100% worth it if you love to snorkel and see the wildlife up close (no touching of course!). Would absolutely go again.
Written 21 July 2021
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Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us! We are happy you loved our snorkel spots, the fish and turtles love it too!! 😉 Looking forward to seeing you again!
Written 25 October 2021
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Allen B
Muskegon, MI951 contributions
May 2022
We had a wonderful time on our three stop private snorkel trip for just the two of us and our captain. Our first stop was along a small beach area with some coral and quite a few fish. Our second stop was at the sunken ship, but the water was pretty rough so only one of us snorkeled. We had rented the power sea scooters which I tried for 5 minutes and hated. My partner never even tried his. The forward pull through the water pulled my mask off several times. Our third stop was near the shoreline to see sea turtles. We did see one and the snorkeling was nice either way because the water was calm and warm. And our captain, Michel was great. Our only concerns were the timing of stops while the masses of other filled boats were there at the same time, and no place to change clothes when finished. But we loved our tip and recommend Octopus!
Written 24 May 2022
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LoriLegname
Mill Valley, CA10 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a day! We booked a private snorkeling trip for 2 at a very reasonable price. Hans was so knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to a few different snorkeling spots all were great but snorkeling above a German WW11 shipwreck was unbelievable. Honestly, one of the best days ever.
We will book again when we return!
Written 1 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful time with us. It's great that you enjoyed the private snorkeling as it was meant to be, it is a great way to enjoy the Caribbean Sea. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus again in the near future!
Written 18 October 2021
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Pleasant afternoon on the ocean
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Never book with them
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Buyer Beware...
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Fun night
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Great time
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Great trip
We had a great time snorkeling and the crew was awesome. They we friendly and quick with the drinks!
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A perfect mid day sail. Great alternative to the cruise ship arranged excursions
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Must Book
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Afternnoon Snorkling
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Awesome Excursion
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