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Boca Catalina

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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US$81.99*
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Aruba Lunch and Snorkel Half-Day Cruise
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Catalina Bay and Antilla Shipwreck Snorkel Cruise
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Good Snorkeling and Unique Beach

Cool beach to hangout at and do some good snorkeling right off of the beach - much different from the beaches & areas near both the high rises and low rises. Boca Catalina is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jeff C
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cool beach to hangout at and do some good snorkeling right off of the beach - much different from the beaches & areas near both the high rises and low rises. Boca Catalina is North of the high rises. You can walk to another similar snorkeling beach from here, but apparently Boca is hands down the best snorkeling North of... More 

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a good place to go snorkeling or if you're looking for a place out of the common crowded beaches. There are some rocks near the shore but if you swim a bit further it's ok. It's also nice to jump from the cliffs surrounding the beach.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great spot to snorkel. There were plenty of fish to see. We had bread and this attracted the fish. We were even lucky enough to feed the fish right out of our hands! Great place to visit.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice area to snorkel next to the cliffs but go on time, as the catamaran come in around 10:00/11:00 they bring over 50 tourist, music and the area is not quiet any more and the water is to full..on a clear day you can spot some nice fish.

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for snorkeling, although the secret is out. There were a bunch of big catamaran dumping humans into the water. While we were there, there were no less than 200 snorkelers poking around, kicking up sand. It got a bit murky after awhile and you have to go down a bit to get a clear view.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Very nice and quiet place with just a few people. Sheltered, so perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There is a lot of marine life benneth, plenty of fish and corals. Interesting rock formations form a shore in there.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

you can pay a fortune and take a snorkeling tour or rent some gear and take the bus for a buck to this beach. It is a beautiful protected cove, the water is warm with very little swell. The only problem are the hundreds of people who descend on this bay from the tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were on our way to Arashi beach and came across Boca Catalina. The water was so clear we we just had to check this place out! I did see someone renting beach chairs but we just grabbed our snorkeling gear and jumped in. Fish were swimming up to me while I was putting on my fins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This beach has some awesome snorkeling. So much so that I went here 2 times in 5 days. I saw a vast amount of different species of fish. The snorkel boats come here so that tells you it is a great spot. The beach is nice, there are no facilities but otherwise, this beach is awesome!!! I snorkeled here, then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great snorkeling, nice and beautiful spot, not crowded. White sand, 2 pelicans as quiet companions ;-) Be aware of mosquitos after sunset though.

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