Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
The constant 15-20-knot trade winds, along with the variety of flat-water locations and challenging wave conditions, have made Aruba one of the most popular spots on earth for windsurfers. Whether you're a beginner, an expert or anywhere in between, you can find a suitable location for your skill level.

Novices can take advantage of the gentler winds and abundance of equipment and instructors along the island's southern shore, and advanced students and experts have a choice of any number of prime locations along the northern and southeastern coasts.

Every year in June, Aruba hosts the Hi-Winds Amateur World Challenge windsurfing tournament. This ten-day competition attracts the most competitive professional windsurfers and hundreds of amateurs to the island of Aruba. See the Aruba Hi-Winds website  for details.

For board and rig rental, and guidance by expert instructors, please check the  Aruba Active Vacations website.

Windsurf & Kitesurf SchoolKitesurfing in Aruba 

Windsurf & Kitesurf School in Aruba
Aruba Active Vacations (297) 5860989

Skydive
If you visit Aruba, you must skydive.  It is not scary, as many think.  Feels like dive into water pool.  There is only one company operates Skydiving in Aruba, and total recommendation and gratitude for those guys, special Rick and John.  It is so easy, safe, and existing - you will definitely like it.  No experience need it.  The view it incredible and breathtaking.  297-735-0654

Atlantis Submarines 
Atlantis VI, Aruba's only real submarine adventure.

Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine 
Visit the Arashi Reef and the largest wreck in the Caribbean on this vessel that does not submerge!

Sailing
The view of the island itself is an amazing spectacle from the sea.

Blue Melody/Black Pearl
This is a very peaceful trip, no crowds, first class seats, great food and good drinks.  Snorkel in a tropical lagoon, drinks at sunset. Book on-line and safe.

Jolly Pirates
Something magical happens when the island tradewinds snap your sails to life. While you are stretched out on the spacious teak sunbathing deck you will soon discover that a pirate's life isn't as rough as it used to be. Open bar and rope swing.. Special Online Price 10% OFF Regular Prices.

MiDushi Sailing Cruises
Built in 1925, this 78ft. Windward vessel offers barefoot'n adventures guaranteed to be the highlight of your vacation! Choose from the Taste of Arubaah, Sundown Safari or the Jolly Roger Sunset Cruise.

Pelican Adventures
Sail along the gorgeous beaches, enjoy the sunset view, and have fun while gliding over the clear blue sea. or relax for 2 1/2 hours on a romantic & unforgettable evening under the moon and stars.

Red Sail Sports
Enjoy the stunning Aruban sunset aboard their sunset cocktail cruise, relax on a romantic moonlight cruise or dine on their luncheon and dinner sails.

Scuba Diving

If you're a novice, you can take a Resort Certification scuba diving course, either before your trip or after arriving on the island. If you already have your Open Water Certification, Aruba is ready and waiting.

Snorkel
Everyone can snorkel. However there are a few basic safety rules. The most important rule to remember is: Never touch coral!

Good snorkeling spots include Arashi beach, Boca Grandi, Baby Beach and many more. Gear can be rented at watersports centers along the hotel area. There are several tours that combine sailing and snorkeling.

On the island, diving and snorkeling excursions can be arranged through the following operators:

Water Sports Operators:

Scuba and Snorkel

Black Pearl/Blue Melody (297)5931-554

Dive Aruba (297) 5827337
Atlantis Adventures (297) 5886881
Pelican Watersports (297) 5872302
Red Sail Sports (297) 5861603 

Swimming
The waters at Palm Beach, Eagle Beach, Druif Beach, Baby Beach and Rodgers Beach are calm and safe to swim in any time of day, any day of the year. However, the Atlantic side of the island is wild and often treacherous.

Jet Skis (WaveRunners)
The south and west coasts are smooth and perfect for both beginners and experienced skiers. Jet skis are restricted to certain areas.

More Watersports

  • Water scooters
  • banana boat rides
  • hobie cats, sunfish
  • paddle boats
  • parasailing
  • kayaks
  • sun searcher floats
  • tube rides
  • speedboat rides

Deep Sea and Bottom Fishing
Most charter fishing boats operate from Seaport Marina, across from the Renaissance Hotel in Oranjestad.

Marina
Seaport Marina, located in the harbor at downtown Oranjestad.

Off Road Activities

Atv Tours: one of the most popular ways to see 

Jeep tours: half days and full days tours

Horseback riding