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  • Location:Aruba
  • Duration:3.5 to 4.5 hours

Aruba Shore Excursion: Highlights of Aruba

Discover the highlights of Aruba on a sightseeing shore excursion of the picturesque Caribbean island. Enjoy a guided tour of an aloe factory (or Alto Vista Chapel) and the California Lighthouse, and visit the Casibari Rock Formations for an island view from the top. Opt to extend your 3.5-hour tour with an hour to spend relaxing on Pam Beach before returning to your cruise ship.


  • Aruba highlights shore excursion
  • Visit the aloe factory or Chapel of Alto Vista
  • Stop off at the Casibari Rock Formation and Park
  • Take a guided tour of Aruba's California lighthouse
  • Free time to spend at Palm Beach, if you wish
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Aruba Shore Excursion: Highlights of Aruba

California Lighthouse

When your cruise ship docks in Aruba, get acquainted with the Caribbean island on a half-day tour with an informative guide. After port pickup, you’ll visit the Aruba Aloe Factory and Museum to learn about the restorative properties of this healing plant — native to Aruba and the perfect salve for tropical sunburns. (On Sundays, when the factory is closed, visit Aruba’s quaint mission-style Alto Vista Chapel instead).

Next, stop at the California Lighthouse for a guided tour and a gorgeous vista, then continue on to another local attraction: the Casibari Rock Formations. Scramble up to the top of the rocks if you wish, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the island.

Finish your sightseeing tour of Aruba with a drive past coastal high-rise resorts and hotels before you’re dropped off at your cruise ship. Or, to really get a feel for island life, select the option to stay longer with a visit to Palm Beach — be dropped off at the beach and picked up an hour later so you can relax and swim during your free time before returning to your ship.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Aruba port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Charles M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We took three tours while on our southern Caribbean cruise two offered by the ship and this one offered by Viator. By far the one through Viator was the best. The value for the money can't be beat. It was a little longer than the one through the cruise line and 20 less. Plus the group size was much, much smaller. There were 10 in ours. Our guide was great! Would not hesitate to take this tour again!

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This excursion was well worth the money. Our tour guide and driver, Wendell, was very informative and at no time did he rush us. Very enjoyable tour.

Kate P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was fantastic and the guide was even better!! Definitely would use this site again!

Nancy V

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

Our guide was very knowledgeable and professional. They even waited for us at the port when our cruise ship came in late.

Susanna S

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Thought the tour was very nice. Would recommend to other people to take this tour in St.Kitts. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the island.

Stanley D

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

we had a great time the bus was good,the driver was good,time was well worth it

Martin C

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2015

Guide did not give a lot of information in regards to income,history of island,taxes, etc.

Robert L

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2016

Lots of bus time for short stops at highlights that aren and #39;t much to look at. The remnants of the natural bridge that collapsed in 2005, a very basic lighthouse under reconstruction, a small church, a big rock. Very nice tour guide, but never stopped talking, repeating himself a lot.

Go to the beach.

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