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The Best Snorkeling Tours in Aruba





I went on many snorkel trips during the years with different sailboats and experienced some of the best snorkeling tours in Aruba doing this.

So how do you pick the best snorkeling excursions in Aruba for you? 

The Best Snorkeling Tours in Aruba

I’ve noticed that all snorkeling companies in Aruba are fun and all of them offer something special that makes them unique.

Here’s a list of the best snorkeling tours companies on the island

  • Jolly Pirates
  • Mi Dushi
  • Palm Pleasure
  • Tranquilo
  • Full Throttle Tours
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sailaway Tours
  • Aruba Bob
  • Blue Melody & Black Pearl
  • Red Sail Aruba
  • Octopus


What You Need To Know About Snorkeling Tours in Aruba

Most snorkeling tours depart from Palm beach – either from the palm pier (between RIU & Hilton) or the pelican pier and hadicurari pier (between Playa Linda & Moomba Beach).

You can choose between full day or half day snorkeling tours.

Snorkel gear is provided by all snorkeling tours, but you can always bring your own snorkeling gear.

Lunch and drinks are provided at most of the snorkeling tours (if you have allergies or a vegetarian mention it in advance).

Ask if transportation is included in the tours and it’s best to book online early because tickets sell out quick.

What Should I Bring on a Snorkeling Tour in Aruba

Wear a bathing suit, bring towel, sun block, camera and comfortable walking shoes. Snorkel gears are provided, bringing your own equipment is optional.

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Best Private Snorkeling Tour

Customize your snorkeling trip in Aruba with a private boat.

You get to create the itinerary from beginning till end.

Octopus The Private Boat From Aruba! – $900.00
from: Viator

Best Snorkeling Tours in Aruba To Other Sites

Most tours in Aruba visit snorkel sites – SS Antilla (shipwreck), Boca Catalina & Arashi Reef.

But you can also snorkel at Mangel Halto & Baby Beach (in a single tour), which is on the other side of the island.

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This is Mangel Halto beach!

Mangel Halto Beach is known as one of the best beaches in Aruba for snorkeling, because of the different types of fishes here and wonderful views of the southern coastline of Aruba.

Baby Beach has some of Aruba’s most beautiful underwater life and shallow water perfect for beginner snorkelers.

Guided Mangel Halto and Baby Beach Snorkeling Tour from Aruba – $35.00
from: Viator

Best Snorkeling Tours in Aruba With Drinking & Food

Most of the snorkeling tours in Aruba offer open bar, look for the ones with the best drinks.

Fishes might look bigger than normal after too many rum punches 🙂

Happy Hour Sail and Snorkel in Aruba with Optional Snuba – $65.99
from: Viator

The Best Snorkeling Trip Not on a Sailboat

If you don’t want to go snorkeling on a sailboat, you can try the underwater scooter snorkeling at Aruba Bob.

Tour includes instruction on how to drive underwater scooters and snorkeling equipment.


Best Romantic Snorkeling Tours in Aruba

Does champagne and mimosas on a private sailboat in the middle of a blue lagoon sound romantic?

Enjoy 3 different snorkeling sites on the island, and the feeling of being relaxed.

Tour includes food: paella, chicken salad, cheese and fruit — plus more Champagne, of course!

Aruba Champagne Breakfast and Lunch Cruise with Snorkeling – $79.00
from: Viator

The Best Shipwreck Snorkeling Tours in Aruba

Visit the SS Antilla, one of the biggest shipwrecks in the Caribbean.

The shipwreck is a habitat for so many marine life, so expect to see a lot of BIG fish at SS Antilla.

Aruba Snorkel Cruise to SS Antilla with Lunch – $63.00
from: Viator

The Best Jeep Snorkel Tours in Aruba (including snorkeling at Natural Pool)

Explore the countryside of the island by jeep through the national park and a snorkeling tour inside a natural pool surrounded by volcanic rock formations.

4×4 Tour and Natural Pool Snorkeling in Aruba Including Lunch – $89.99
from: Viator

Plan Your Own Snorkeling Tours in Aruba

If you want to avoid big crowds on boats, but find a private snorkeling tour too expensive, I would recommend a self tour.

You can easily snorkel the strip from malmok towards Boca catalina bay.

Or Rent a car or jeep and explore different snorkeling sites on the island.

If you prefer shallow water go to baby beach, malmok shore, mangel halto, tres trapi or boca catalina bay.

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The Best Snorkeling Tours in Aruba Including Sightseeing & Free Time

Don’t want to plan your own off-road snorkeling trip, but rather have a tour guide show you around?

Book an off road adventure for free time and site seeing around the island, and enjoy an optional catamaran snorkeling cruise.

Aruba Off-Road Adventure: SUV Tour and Optional Snorkeling Cruise – $87.99
from: Viator




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