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Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure

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Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Enjoy a half-day Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure
  • Lounge on the spacious sun deck of the catamaran
  • Snorkel in clear blue water of the Caribbean Sea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch and open bar included
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Sailing Excursion
Lunch buffet
Open bar with beer
Snuba Transportation, Equipment and Instruction (only if tour Snuba tour option selected)
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Gratuities

Departure Point

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba

Walk down the walkway between the Hilton and RIU Palace. You will see the Coconuts Gift Shop on De Palm Pier. Enter the Coconuts Store and go to the counter to check-in for your activity.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This half-day Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure kicks off with hotel pick up, followed by a scenic sea cruise aboard a 70-foot catamaran. Kick back and relax as your professional crew transports you across stunning blue waters while you soak up sun and sip on strong tropical cocktails. Spend time at various snorkeling sites, which include the coral-laden Antilla Shipwreck, Boca Catalina, and the Arashi reef. 

Travelers can opt to snorkel, or upgrade to a SNUBA package. This hybrid of snorkeling and SCUBA allows you to breathe easily underwater without wearing heavy gear. Plus, no certification or previous experience is required. A private guided tour permits underwater explorers as young as eight years old to safely descend to a depth of 20 feet with the aid of a SNUBA instructor exclusively available with De Palm Water sports.

Regardless of which underwater option you choose, this day of fun and sun is guaranteed to be enjoyable, thanks to a savory on-board lunch prepared by top chefs and an open bar, too. Please note: passengers arriving to Aruba on cruise ship cannot book this tour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At each stop you have approximately 30-45 min to snorkel (3 stops)
  • It is recommended that you bring a beach towel and sunscreen
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY De Palm Tours N.V.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is hotel pickup included in the Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:Pick up and drop off at most major hotels is included. Please select your hotel when confirming your reservation.
May 2021
Q:
What if my hotel is not listed for pickup when booking the Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:You may either select a hotel located nearby or select 'I will select my pickup location later' & specify your hotel in the "Special Requirements" box. You must then contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to coordinate pickup.
May 2021
Q:
Can I still participate in the Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure if I drive myself to the departure point?
A:Yes, the boat leaves from De Palm Pier, located between RIU and Hilton Resort. Be sure to check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure time at the Coconuts retail store.
May 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure if I am arriving on a cruise ship?
A:Unfortunately, the scheduling of this tour does not coincide with most cruise ship arrivals. Therefore it is not recommended for Cruise ship guests.
May 2021
Q:
Which locations will we be snorkeling at during the Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:You will snorkel at the crystal clear and calm waters of Boca Catalina as well as the Antilla Shipwreck; one of the Caribbean's largest shipwrecks. Corals and tube sponges have colonized the wreck, which attracts sea turtles and many species of fish.
May 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:Wear your swimsuit under your clothes along with comfortable walking shoes. Be sure to bring a towel and reef-friendly sunblock!
May 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available onboard the catamaran during the Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:Yes - restroom facilities are available on the catamaran.
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Palm Pleasure Morning Snorkel Adventure.

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  • "Very cheap excursion for how much you get to experience." See review

Reviews

4.5
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289 Reviews

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star-5
It was an amazing...
Suraya_C
, Sep 2021
It was an amazing experience. The staff was helpful, welcoming and amazing. I recommend this excursion to anyone.
star-5
WORTH THE MONEY
Alexandra_M
, Sep 2021
This was the best excursion we booked the entire week. We made three separate stops in the water, the first being the wrecked ship, and the last two were closer to shore where we saw so much sea life. The boat wasn't overly packed, the team was very professional and helpful, and the meal was AWESOME. All of the equipment worked and seemed clean. We swam with turtles, stingrays, jelly fish, and so much more. The whole experience was safe and really enjoyable. We'd absolutely recommend this excursion!!!
star-5
Great tour and tour...
Tara_E
, Aug 2021
Great tour and tour guides. Trails was amazing, saw many different things. Cave dive was something to experience
star-4
I can't swim but I went snorkeling!
Margaret_B
, Aug 2021
I can't swim but I was made to feel comfortable and was able to participate in snorkeling with limitations. Alex is amazing and make the experience fun. The guy that was selecting and playing the music was not as approaching and friendly as the other staff.
star-5
Wonderful morning in Aruba on the turquoise sea
ICThruU
, Jul 2021
This was a wonderful morning. This is an A+ catamaran and the crew is friendly and fun. Can't say enough about Caesar, who was in charge . The food was really good, with fish and chicken and rice for lunch and small finger sandwiches for breakfast. The drinks were free flowing and really good. Anyone who complained about this in previous reviews.. well, they are wrong now - the bar was excellent! The snorkeling itself isn't the best I've done. The reefs are mostly white - a huge problem across the world... There were beautiful fish, but if you are going just for the snorkeling, this probably isn't the best. The wreck was very cool to swim over. However, we did see gorgeous fish, and had a really pleasurable time with the crew and other passengers. Good food, good drinks, great music, and beautiful scenery!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great snorkeling with a great crew!
Tina_D
, Jul 2021
Friendly staff who paid extra attention to my daughter when she was scared. Great snorkeling and took us to the sea turtles. Lunch was delicious and drinks were plentiful. A fabulous time!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic morning on the water
eric_g
, Jul 2021
We had so much fun. Beautiful morning, despite a little liquid sunshine. The crew was great. I do not snorkel very much, but the spots chosen were really good, especially the shipwreck. Even from the surface it was cool to see. Really enjoyed seeing the sea turtles as well. One surfaced very near me too. Thanks to the crew for a fun filled morning. It will be one of our favorite memories of Aruba. Much appreciated - "Boston"
star-5
Great day on the water!
Kristine_B
, Jun 2021
Great crew. Excellent snorkeling spots. Fantastic lunch. Endless alcohol if desired. Great family fun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Snorkeling Trip!!
Jen_H
, Jun 2021
I can't recommend this enough. This was probably the highlight of our trip. We absolutely loved this trip. Cesar was amazing. He is really good at what he does. The three stops were great. Loved the open bar and the food was really good.
star-5
Great snorkel trip
carmigrephi
, Jun 2021
Great time, great crew, snorkel explanation done very well. The first stop at the shipwreck was in pretty deep water so if you didn’t want to go real deep (30’ - 40’ or more) you didn’t see as much as at the other two sites which were really cool! Food was excellent, and they even recycle the food waste! All in all, well worth the money.

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