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Aruba Arikok National Park & Beach Horse Riding Private Tour

1. Aruba Arikok National Park & Beach Horse Riding Private Tour

Experience a horseback riding adventure in the Arikok National Park that is exciting, fun, and romantic. Start off in the wilderness of Arikok National Park. As soon as you leave the Ranch, take in the beautiful scenery Aruba has to offer. Ride along the beach, and experience the strong breeze and waves around you. Pass the highlights of the North-East island including Lovers Cove, Wish Garden, White Sand Dunes, Safire Hill, Local Fisherman's Huts, the Hidden Valley, and Lagoon. Enjoy the personal attention from your guide during a private tour that ensures safety first and fun at all times.

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Aruba: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

2. Aruba: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

Voyage deep into the tropical waters of Aruba on a submarine voyage. After heading out on the water, you’ll dive up to 130 feet into the Caribbean Sea, feasting your eyes on the technicolor displays surrounding you. Marvel at the Barcadera Reef, replete with brain coral and massive sea fans, as your expert guide narrates the sea life by which you pass. Sitting in air-conditioned comfort, move between the best spots on the reef to spot tropical fish or moray eels. Pass by shipwrecks, including the WWII-era German Antilla, studded with coral and colorful sea vegetation. Explore the reef as is only possible in a submersible vessel, returning to the surface after an hour-long voyage.

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From Oranjestad: Full-Day Island Jeep Safari Tour

3. From Oranjestad: Full-Day Island Jeep Safari Tour

Join a fun-filled guided Safari, designed to showcase the rugged and unseen beauty of Aruba. Journey to places only accessible by four-wheel drive and witness one of the highest viewpoints overlooking the island. After pickup at your hotel or Cruise Terminal, make your way to several stops: California Lighthouse, Wish Garden, Chapel of Alto Vista, Shark's Mouth, Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Natural Bridge, Arikok National Park, Indian Caves, and San Nicolas. Enjoy the chance to swim and snorkel at the famous Natural Pool and Baby Beach. Tour Aruba in the state-of-the-art African-style Land Rover with extra cushioning and exceptional suspension, guaranteeing a comfortable journey around the island.

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Noord: Happy Hour Sunset Cruise

4. Noord: Happy Hour Sunset Cruise

After a day exploring the island or relaxing on the beach, take a relaxing cruise along the coastline to finish your day. Watch a beautiful sunset on the Caribbean Sea and see Aruba’s spectacular coastline and unique views of the California Lighthouse. The Octopus catamaran is known for it’s lounge seats all with sea view. The seats all have soft cushions for the best comfort. Enjoy cocktails and snacks delivered to you by the crew. Choose any cocktail you like and enjoy all kinds of tropical fruit, snacks, and fresh baked bread. As you sail along the coast, enjoy an evening of serene beauty as the sun sets. Revel in the beauty of the Caribbean Sea as the water changes from sparkling shades of aqua blue to the shimmering reflection of the night.

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From Noord: UTV Off-Roading Tour and Swim at Arashi Beach

5. From Noord: UTV Off-Roading Tour and Swim at Arashi Beach

Explore the wild side of Aruba in your very own off-road 4×4 vehicle. See and enjoy some of Aruba’s most renowned natural wonders on an exciting wilderness adventure. Visit the ruins of the Natural Bridge, a fascinating rock formation that collapsed in 2005. Enter the Cave Pool where you can brave a jump off the rocks or just enjoy a fun swimming experience. See the Ayo rock formations, Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, and the California Lighthouse. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea around the Arashi Beach area at the end of your tour.

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Noord: Afternoon Sailing Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

6. Noord: Afternoon Sailing Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

The afternoon begins with a meet and greet with your friendly crew as you board the boat. Grab a drink from the open bar then soak up views of the coastline as you set sail to the first stop of the day. Arrive at the shipwreck of SS Antilla, a sunken ship from World War II, and learn about this fascinating site from your local guide. Next, pop on your snorkel gear and enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean as you go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life, and a closer look at the shipwreck. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head back onboard for lunch as well as more refreshments from the open bar. After lunch, head towards the tour's second destination, Boca Catalina Bay. Along the way, listen to a brief history lesson about the location then enjoy free time to snorkel in the bay and discover its’ underwater wonders. At the end of an unforgettable afternoon, relax on board the boat with one final cocktail, and admire the views as you return to Noord.

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Aruba: Sailing and Snorkeling Experience with Drinks

7. Aruba: Sailing and Snorkeling Experience with Drinks

Visit two of Aruba's most prominent snorkeling spots on a tranquil cruise. The catamaran has everything you could need for a fun-filled adventure from snorkeling equipment, to sunbathing trampolines, to plenty of drinks and snacks.  The first stop, Boca Catalina Bay, includes the island's most beautiful cove. Grab a mask and snorkel and discover the tremendous diversity of colorful fish and other marine life. Next, cast off towards the famous shipwreck of the "SS Antilla," a German cargo ship that was sunk in 1940 during World War II. The Antilla is the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean and is very accessible to snorkelers. In the last half-century, the ship has been covered by tube sponges and coral formations, becoming the permanent residence of tropical fish, shrimp, lobsters, and orange anemones. It is truly an unforgettable snorkeling experience.

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2-Hour Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba

8. 2-Hour Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba

On this 2-hour tour you will enjoy horseback riding at Rancho Notorious in Aruba. The ranch is situated a short 5 minutes from the high rise hotels and approximately 10 minutes from the docks. The company van will take you to the ranch where you will get instructions from the guides, who will than assist you getting on your horse. And then you're off on your 2-hour guided ride (with a stop). Through a dry riverbed in the Aruban countryside, filled with typical Aruban flora and fauna, you will reach the northeast coast where giant waves crash onto the rocky lava/coral shore. After a short stop on a beach there is the opportunity to gallop on dunes of white sand.

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Aruba: Boat Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

9. Aruba: Boat Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

Kick off your sailing and snorkeling trip off the coast of Aruba with a convenient hotel pick-up, followed by a scenic sea cruise aboard a 70-foot catamaran. Sit back and relax as your crew transports you across stunning blue waters while you soak up the sun and sip on tropical cocktails. Spend time at various snorkeling sites, including the coral-laden Antilla Shipwreck and Boca Catalina. Snack on assorted sandwiches and enjoy the open bar aboard the boat.

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Aruba: 4-Course Dinner Cruise

10. Aruba: 4-Course Dinner Cruise

The clear waters of the Caribbean Sea provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening aboard the Monforte III, a luxury vessel that sets sail along the rugged west coast of the island.  The professional crew will work tirelessly to make sure every moment exceeds your expectations and the executive chef will prepare an exquisite 4-course meal onboard. While you dine, listen to romantic live music on deck. Sip on handcrafted cocktails and admire the transition from sundown to the evening stars. Enjoy unlimited premium beverages and spend a special night dining on an expertly prepared gourmet meal while taking in the gorgeous views.

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