Aruba is a popular port of call on may Eastern Caribbean cruise ship itineraries. Here are some great Cruise Friendly excursion options outside of what the cruise lines offer.
From a 65 foot catamaran enjoy some of the best snorkeling sites off of Aruba. Potential snorkel spots include Catalina Bay or Malmok reef the Antilla shipwreck, depending on water conditions. This tour is offered daily at 9:30 am and 1 pm. You can also rent snorkel gear to snorkel off of Palm Beach. Though, if you love to snorkel, you may want to invest in your own set of snorkel gear.
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.
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.
Kayaks and Paddle boards are a great ways to explore the coastline of Palm Beach. Rentals last one hour and are available every day of the week. Sailing on your own or with a Captain is another relaxing way to explore. For those with the need for speed, Jet Skis are also available to rent for 30 minutes as well as driving your own speedboat.
Wakeboard or Waterski? With this daily tour you have a choice! Different skis are available from beginners to pros. The skilled staff can teach you to surf the sea and jump the waves.