Sunday, August 29, 2021

Aruba Excursions for Groups & Families


Aruba is a great location for vacation anytime of year with your family or group. It’s located outside the hurricane zone so the risk of getting hit by a storm during hurricane season is low. The trade winds that blow across the island help to keep it cooler year round and also lends itself to some fun activities including windsurfing, kitesurfing and blokarting. Let’s take a look at what Aruba has to offer for your group vacation!

Kitesurfing is one of the most popular sports in Aruba. Kitesurfing is where the kiter uses wind power with a large power kite pulled on water, land, or snow. It combines aspects of paragliding, windsurfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding.  Group and Private lessons are available daily. Minimum age is 7.

Windsurfing is another popular water sport here. As soon as you pick up the sail, the wind will sweep you out and you will be on your way. In this beginner course, the instructor will first spend an hour explaining how to hold the sail, stand on the board, hoist up the sail, and take turns. You will then have an hour to sail under close supervision. This tour is offered daily with various start times. Advanced lessons are also available daily. Minimum age is 6.

Experience Aruba’s famous trade winds….on land with this blokarting tour  After a short period of instruction you decide whether to go super fast or enjoy a more relaxing ride by tightening or loosening your sail. This tour is offered daily and lasts 2 hours. Minimum age is 14.

If your group would like to see the best that Aruba has to offer, consider this tour of the island in an air-conditioned motor coach. Stops include Bubali Bird & Turtle Sanctuary, California Lighthouse, Natural Bridge Ruins & Baby Natural Bridge, Glass Blowing Demonstration, Alto Vista Chapel, Ayo Rock Formations, and Baby Beach. This tour lasts 7 hours, and is available on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Wednesdays. No minimum age. 

Explore Aruba’s cactus-studded countryside on this Mountain Biking Tour. Ride along unspoiled trails and the wave battered coastline with an experienced guide. Bike rentals are also available to explore on your own. This tour lasts two hours and is offered daily with various departures times throughout the day. A private tour is also available. 

From Palm Beach, go parasailing! Enjoy views of Palm Beach from high above. You will lift up from a platform on the back of a boat and also land in the same spot with an option to be dunked in the Caribbean Sea, just let the Captain know. Offered daily from 9 am to 4 pm. Minimum age is 5. Check out this tour for tandem and triple set experiences.

Discover Scuba - Perfect for those that just want to try out Scuba Diving without the commitment of certification. Minimum age is 10.

Board a 70 foot long 40 foot wide catamaran and see Aruba from a new perspective. During this tour you will sail to three of the best snorkel sites including the Antilla Shipwreck. Open bar, lunch and beautiful views included! Minimum age is 3. This tour is offered daily with a departure time of 9 am and lasts 4 hours.

Enjoy a thrilling open-air ride jeep safari ride to Aruba’s famed natural pool. Explore the rugged Aruban outback in an open-aired vehicle on your way to the pool. In addition to the natural pool tour sights include Baby Natural Bridge & Ruins and Alto Vista Chapel. You will also pass by California Lighthouse, Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Wariruri, and Arashi Beach. This tour lasts 4 hours and is offered daily with morning and afternoon departure times. Minimum age is 8.

Fun for the whole family! See the ocean in a semi-submarine. Originally built for research of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef this vessel remains above sea level at all times, but the hull sits 5 feet below the surface. This provides a spectacular view of the Arashi coral reef, see life, and the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, WW II German freighter Antilla. This tour lasts an hour and a half and is offered most days of the week with more than one departure. No minimum age. 

Sunsets aren’t just great from the beach! Experience sunset the Palm Pleasure way, from a luxurious catamaran! Enjoy tropical treats and an open bar as you watch the sunset with family and friends. This tour lasts 2 hours and is offered daily. Minimum age is 3. 

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