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Antilla Shipwreck Tours and Activities

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Antilla Shipwreck
Due to the Caribbean’s treacherous rock outcroppings, the waters of Aruba are lined with shipwrecks. These wrecks create fruitful diving and snorkeling sites, as they host scores of marine life, plus enticing historical stories. Aruba’s most popular is the Antilla Shipwreck, named after the SS Antilla, a cargo ship that sank in 1940.

The Basics
Launched in 1939, the World War II Hamburg America Line SS Antilla operated for less than a year before running aground after its crew set it on fire to avoid its capture by the Dutch. Today the wreck makes for a great snorkeling and diving opportunity, as it acts as a safe haven for the abundant sea life of the Caribbean. Lobsters, sea turtles, and manta rays are regularly seen here. The site is a common destination on snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing tours of Aruba.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Antilla Shipwreck is ideal for divers of all experience levels as well as snorkelers, as it sits in just 66 feet (20 meters) of water.
  • Due to the choppy waters and strong current, it’s recommended that even experienced swimmers and snorkelers wear a lifejacket when exploring the wreck.
  • The shipwreck is accessible only by boat, not from shore.
  • The wreck is divided into two parts, so divers can experience two different dives at the same wreck.

How to Get There
The Antilla Shipwreck is located off the western coast of Aruba. It’s straight out from Malmok Beach, which is about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from resort-heavy Palm Beach. The beach is a 10-minute walk from the last bus stop on Malmok.

When to Get There
Aruba experiences its calmest weather from April to June, while its rainy season runs from December until March. But overall the island enjoys good weather year-round, making any time a good time to plan a diving trip there. Plus, because it’s located on the far southern edge of the hurricane belt, Aruba typically isn’t subject to severe storms.

Malmok Beach
This rocky and rugged beach runs alongside and around jagged limestone and rocks, and is a popular spot for snorkeling and diving; it’s the starting point for many Antilla Shipwreck excursions. While the beach does feature soft white sand, keep in mind that there are also plenty of pebbles and stones.
Address: Malmok Beach, Aruba
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20 Tours and Activities to Experience Antilla Shipwreck

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Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail

Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail

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Snorkel at Catalina Bay and the Antilla shipwreck during this afternoon excursion in Aruba. Board a catamaran and travel to these two excellent snorkeling spots, where you swim with angelfish, yellowtail snapper, and stingrays. Enjoy drinks from the open bar and snacks onboard the boat.
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  • 3 hours
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$49.00
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The Arusun - Aruba Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling

The Arusun - Aruba Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling

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Explore the waters around Aruba aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran, the 'Arunsun'. During your cruise, relax on the spacious deck and enjoy hospitality from your friendly captain and first mate. Find a spot in the sun, the shady back end of the boat, or in the nets up front. Enjoy snacks and drinks from the open bar. Stop to snorkel at the Antilla Shipwreck and Catalina Bay using the complimentary snorkel equipment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$50.00
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Antilla Shipwreck Seabob Tour

Antilla Shipwreck Seabob Tour

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Explore the Antilla shipwreck, off the coast of Aruba's Arashi Beach, on this tour including the use of an underwater scooter, or Seabob. With the assistance of the jet-powered sea scooter, dive down to see the details of the shipwreck, colonized by sea sponges, fish, lobsters, and turtles after its 1940 wreck. Use of snorkel equipment, scooter, and wetsuit included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$120.00
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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

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Go below the water without getting wet with this 90-minute semi-submarine excursion from Aruba. Safe and dry in the hull, get views of the underwater world, including the Arashi Reef and The Antilla, a WWII German shipwreck.
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$39.00
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Jolly Pirate Morning Sail and Snorkel Cruise in Aruba

Jolly Pirate Morning Sail and Snorkel Cruise in Aruba

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Spend four hours on the water during this Aruba pirate cruise. Aboard an 85-foot (26-meter) teak schooner, you'll travel to three sites for swimming and snorkeling with tropical fish, plus see a shipwreck from World War II. A barbecue lunch, open bar, snorkeling gear, and a rope swing on the boat are provided for your enjoyment.
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  • 4 hours
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Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure

Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure

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Set sail on this half-day snorkeling adventure aboard a 70-foot catamaran. Cruise along stunning turquoise blue waters as you lounge on a relaxing sun deck while sipping strong cocktails. A friendly and professional crew helps you prepare to dive below the surface of the sea, where travelers find the coral-laden Antilla Shipwreck, colorful coral and plenty of tropical fish. This trip includes round-trip hotel transportation and a savory lunch prepared by top chefs aboard your ship, plus an open bar of tropical drinks and beer.
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  • 4 hours
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SailAway Morning Adventure Tour

SailAway Morning Adventure Tour

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Embark on a comprehensive sailing excursion around Aruba on this morning tour that includes three stops for snorkeling, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean and the tranquil Boca Catalina Bay. While not snorkeling, swimming, or jumping off the rope swing, enjoy the included lunch and open bar.
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  • 4 hours
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Palm Pleasure Afternoon Delight

Palm Pleasure Afternoon Delight

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Snorkel at the famous Antilla shipwreck during this happy hour sail on a luxurious catamaran. On this sailing excursion, meet the ship's friendly crew and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks from an open bar. Opt to upgrade your tour to a 'snuba' dive, which combines snorkeling's simplicity with the depth of traditional scuba diving. Round-trip transportation from your local hotel is included.
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  • 3 hours
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Half-Day Aruba Special Champagne Brunch Cruise

Half-Day Aruba Special Champagne Brunch Cruise

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Combine a snorkeling excursion at Aruba's best snorkel spots (such as the sunken SS Antilla) with a Champagne brunch on this half-day cruise. Even beginner snorkelers can feel safe and comfortable given the snorkeling instruction and all included equipment. Brunch includes fresh food and pastries, as well as an open bar.
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  • 3 hours
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Lunch & Snorkel Sail

Lunch & Snorkel Sail

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Discover the SS ‘Antilla’ shipwreck, one of the Caribbean's largest wrecks, on this half-day Aruba snorkeling cruise. Set sail aboard a luxury catamaran to three snorkel spots abundant with marine life, including a stop at Catalina Bay. Enjoy an open bar and a deli-style lunch, served by an expert crew on board. Includes snorkel instruction and equipment.
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  • 4 hours
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Octopus The Private Boat From Aruba!

Octopus The Private Boat From Aruba!

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Go on a customizable private sailing tour with a captain. Choose your route and relax as the crew sail your ship. Receive personalized attention from the crew. Enjoy freshly-prepared food and unlimited drinks. Take time to swim in the sea and make use of provided snorkel equipment to explore underwater.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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North Coast Seabob Reef Tour

North Coast Seabob Reef Tour

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Explore the underwater world off Aruba's North Coast with the aid of an underwater scooter on this tour. The Seabob F5 S jet allows you to dive deeper and faster underwater without putting forth extra effort. As the scooter jets propel you along, take in the views of the coral reefs and the marine inhabitants. All instruction and equipment provided, as well as beverages and round-trip hotel transportation in Oranjestad.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Aruba Red Sail Sports One or Two Tank Scuba Dive

Aruba Red Sail Sports One or Two Tank Scuba Dive

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Dive Aruba’s wrecks and reefs on a one- or two-tank scuba dive with Red Sail Sports to some of the island’s most scenic spots. Take a boat to off-shore dive sites then watch for butterflyfish and damselfish as you navigate the warm Caribbean water. Float over bright coral and waving fans, and explore unspoiled marine habitat that shelters rays, eels and barracuda. 
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Private Snorkeling Trip

Private Snorkeling Trip

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Have a wonderful time with friends and family by cruising around Aruba in your private boat on a 26 ft Bayliner deck boat. Create the perfect itinerary with your captain and enjoy a customized tour. Put on your snorkeling gear and descend under the crystal-clear turquoise waters and immediately find yourself transported into an underwater paradise on this fun and interactive water excursion. In these shallow waters of Catalina Bay you will brush up on your snorkeling skills as you spot angel fish, damsel fish and more swimming around sea fans and coral. New to snorkeling. Not a problem! Your experienced captain and guide will patiently work with you to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. We can accommodate up to 10 people on our Bayliner. EVERY ADDITIONAL PERSON is $35. (Babies 0-2 years free)  EVERY EXTRA HOUR $125.00 per booking. Please let us know if you would like to add extra time. The balance can be paid in cash on the beach, on the day of sailing
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  • 2 hours
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Aruba Afternoon Sailing and Snorkeling Trip With Lunch

Aruba Afternoon Sailing and Snorkeling Trip With Lunch

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Sail the waters off Aruba in a 40-foot (12-meter) trimaran on this afternoon tour departing from Palm Beach. Explore the underwater world of coral and tropical fish using the provided snorkel equipment. Learn about the marine environment from the captain and crew as you sip drinks from the open bar and dig into a sandwich lunch.
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Private Cruise along the Aruba Coast Line with Snorkeling

Private Cruise along the Aruba Coast Line with Snorkeling

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The Private Boat Ride is the best way to enjoy the clear water and beautiful coast line from Aruba while cruising along with family and/or friends. It will surely create a sense of relaxation and you can add excitement to it by adding one or more snorkel stops. Not only will you have the boat privately for yourselves but also with an experienced driver/guide who makes sure that it will be the highlight of your vacation. This will be something to remember and repeat whenever you visit the One Happy Island again.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Aruba Private Catamaran Cruise with Rope Swing and Water Slide

Aruba Private Catamaran Cruise with Rope Swing and Water Slide

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The family operated catamaran Dolphin has that unique personalized atmosphere and service that our professional crew has been offering for over two decades. The combination of tropical cocktails, Caribbean music, great snorkel locations, the exiting rope wing and water slide and to add a perfect finish our famous "I Love Aruba and Aruba loves Me" shirt makes it the perfect Aruba Adventure cruise that will help create priceless memories. Specific food & beverage preferences can be added at cost price. So join us for a relaxing and exiting adventure with your family, friends or colleagues on the catamaran Dolphin.
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$1,230.77
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Aruba Private Charters Snorkeling cruise

Aruba Private Charters Snorkeling cruise

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You will be welcome at "Hadicurari Pier" as of there "your private adventure" starts! Our Private Snorkeling Charter will bring you to 2 or 3 awesome snorkel stops! Fun for families, friends and company trips. This Charter will be on our 50ft. "Chubasco"! Check our website for groups up till 10 persons and special offers!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$500.00
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Aruba Private Charters Scuba diving

Aruba Private Charters Scuba diving

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2-Tank Private dive, at 2 great dive sights with our experienced scuba instructor who made over 7500 dives around the island. Check our website for groups up to 4 persons and special offers!
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  • 3 hours
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$500.00
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Private Boat with Power Snorkeling

Private Boat with Power Snorkeling

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Have a wonderful time with friends and family by cruising around Aruba in your private boat on a 26 ft Bayliner deck boat. Combine your private speedboat tour with power snorkeling and rent a Sea Scooter. These are fairly easy to operate by merely holding it out in front of you and pushing down both buttons on either side of the handle letting the scooter propel you gracefully through the water at a top speed of just 3 mph (5 km/h) getting you closer to the action and even allowing you to stay under water for a bit longer. We can accommodate up to 10 people on our Bayliner. New to snorkeling? Not a problem! Your experienced captain and guide will patiently work with you to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. EVERY EXTRA HOUR $125.00 per booking. Please let us know if you would like to add extra time. The balance can be paid in cash on the beach, on the day of sailing
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$287.18
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