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Best snorkeling from the beach?

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Best snorkeling from the beach?

We're taking the kids so I'd like to snorkel from the beach rather than from a boat. What beach offers the best snorkeling?


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1. Re: Best snorkeling from the beach?

If you look over to the right under "Top Questions About Aruba", you'll see a specific link to much information. The title is "Snorkeling in Aruba from the beach"

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2. Re: Best snorkeling from the beach?

ages of the children would be helpful

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3. Re: Best snorkeling from the beach?

Boca Catalina is great for snorkeling with kids.

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4. Re: Best snorkeling from the beach?

I think the beach where the Pirate ship and others take people to is Boca Catalina. Here is a link to a Map of the area look for the link and click on Boca Catalina for pictures. aruba-travelguide.com/beaches/west-north/Boc…

If you go around 11:00 am you will probably see the the ships anchored there and people snorkling. You can probably see from the road if you drive. There were not any signs indicating the name of the beach that I saw.

There are a few paplap's there first come to get, bring your own chairs.

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5. Re: Best snorkeling from the beach?

Check in with Aruba Bob Snorkeling. They leave from shore at Mangel Alto and have a van to come get you. Here's a video showing you there operation as well as some footage from in the water. (Also a little place to have lunch, but you can skip past that in the beginning if you want.)


Be safe.


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6. Re: Best snorkeling from the beach?

Get a map of the island that includes good snorkel shores when you get there. The entire western shore has great shore snorkeling if you travel with your own gear. Baby Beach is a very popular snorkle area loaded with friendly fish. Stay away from the North and rocky east parts of the island. Have fun!

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7. Re: Best snorkeling from the beach?

With kids Boca Catalina. tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147249-i151-k4663…

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