- 3-hour snorkel tour in Catalina Bay and around Antilla Shipwreck
- Spot colorful tropical fish like angelfish and parrotfish in the tranquil waters of Catalina Bay
- Explore Antilla Shipwreck, one of Aruba’s best snorkeling sites, teeming with fish, barracudas and other marine life
- Enjoy snacks and beverages from an open bar on board
- Snorkeling gear, safety briefing and hotel transport included
What You Can Expect
Located off the northwestern tip of Aruba, small and secluded Catalina Bay offers placid, transparent waters, the ideal spot to refresh or learn snorkeling skills. After a safety briefing, slip on provided snorkeling gear and jump in!
Dip your mask underwater and marvel at a wonderland of tropical fish. In the shallow waters reaching a depth of approx. 15 feet (5 meters), you may see queen angelfish, schools of blue parrotfish and damselfish swimming around nearby coral and sea fans.
Then back aboard your catamaran, your captain takes you a short distance away to one of the island’s best snorkeling spots, known as Antilla Shipwreck, a remnant from World War II. In 1940, the captain of the 400-foot-long (122-meter-long) German freighter scuttled his ship off the shallow waters of Aruba rather than risk having it captured by the Dutch.
The shipwreck now provides a thriving home for a diverse array of marine life. Put on your snorkeling mask, kick your fins and explore the waters averaging 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) in visibility.
Check out the starboard side of the ship, wholly crusted with thick coral. Hover over the forecastle and watch yellowtail snapper, butterfly fish, southern stingrays and green morays glide around the upper deck. Admire star, white-tipped fire and brain corals, and catch glimpses of barracudas, bluehead wrasse and schools of white grunts.
After a leisurely snorkel at the shipwreck, relax aboard the catamaran and sip more offerings from the open bar. Return sail to Palm Beach and enjoy transport back to your hotel.
This tour was amazing!
I went on this tour with my cousins while we were visiting Aruba. We all had a lot of fun even though not all of us were interested in the snorkeling part of the trip. It's a wonderful day out on a catamaran, there are non-stop drinks, a slide off the boat if you just want to slip down into the water, and they walked around with snacks that were just enough to hold us over until we got back on shore. The staff was great, too. And while there is not an overwhelming amount of variety to the fish we viewed snorkeling, it was still fun. Well worth the price.