4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

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  • Location: Aruba
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Catalina Bay and Antilla Shipwreck Snorkel Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Very good crew, beautiful scenarie and great drinks!
I had a lot of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great tour guides, beautiful scenery! I recommend for anyone, regardless if you are going to snorkel or not!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Great excursion! It was wavy at the sunken ship which affected visibility but otherwise a great value and would do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Same crew for the snorkeling trip as the Sunset Cruise. Red Sails are the bomb.com. in other words they are great. Great crew, very friendly and respectful and helpful Loved the whole experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

Great snorkeling sites. Crew very friendly and helpful. Lunch, snacks and open bar terrific. Hotel pick-up and drop off reliable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

We had a GREEAAT trip. One thing I would have liked would have been a good chart showing the fish, corals, and sponges so I'd known what I'd seen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

This trip was a lot of fun, although it was really rough in the water that day and a lot of people on the boat got sea sick. The ship wrecks are definitely something you should see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

Great snorkel cruise from Palm Beach to 2 great snorkeling sites - one of them a sunken German battleship from WWII. Tons of awesome tropical fish, plus sea turtles, rays, even sharks can be seen! Open bar & rope swing are fun, too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

The whole experience of the trip was wonderful! The snorkeling, the boat, the boat ride, the equipment, the open bar and food and the crew! The only complaint is we started 45 minutes late, so we missed out on longer snorkeling time--but it was still worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Excellent guide and team! Beautiful waters and coral - the best part was seeing a shipwreck! Definitely bring a few water cameras!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2009

Fantastic crew, fantastic music, good drinks, and great snorkeling.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

This was a fun excursion with fun people along for the trip. The weather was wonderful and the staff were very accommodating and a lot of fun!! I would recommend this trip to others who may be looking for a nice excursion on the Island of Aruba!

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

Excellent excursion. The only disappointment was the snorkeling to the sunken ship was a failure due to rough waters and what seemed like dangerous waters to most of us on the boat. This happened the last time we went also!!
We also wanted more than the drinks offered. We would have liked some Decaf coffee and decaf tea besides all the liquor, since we are not drinkers and cannot have caffeine.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

Great boat and crew! Very clean and the drinks were fabulous. Wish the number and variety of fish was better, and could not view the Antilla as well as I would have liked, but overall a very enjoyable trip.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

We had a lot of fun on this one, except for the snorkeling at the ship wreck, water was way to rough, didn't get in and everyone else said that you couldn't see anything because it was rough, the first snorkeling spot was really nice though. The guys on the boat were a hoot.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2010

Great and friendly staff. I wish the food was a bit fresher. It seemed a bit too luke warm and bland.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2010

Was dissapointed that they had our name on both lists and we were supposed to be on the same boat with family and we werent.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

The snorkeling excursion in my opinion could be shortened to 2 hrs instead of 3. But otherwise very enjoyable!

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2009

The water was choppy at the wreck, but still not a huge issue. We had fun.

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2014

The water was a bit rough/cloudy for the shipwreck. The catamaran trip was nice-the crew handled the boat well. It was a bit disappointing that we had snorkels at the same spot a previous morning. Swimming from the public beach to the same reef was not a difficult task-even for a senior citizen. The fish were in greater abundance in the afternoon.

The concept of open bar was limited to fruity sweet tropical drinks. Balashi or Chill would have been more welcome beverages. Snorkel tours in other locales typically provide a keg of cold light beer of some type. A minor complaint as I am not a big drinker.

In summation, the trip was nice and relaxing, but not a stellar snorkel. Crew competent and professional. If I return to Aruba, an evening sail may be a better choice.

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2012

Due to weather we didn't get to Catalina Bay and the Antilla. We snorkeled on the other side of the island. Saw some decent varieties of fish, but the coral/reef was not impressive. Maybe at the normal destination it would be better.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
April 2015

The pickup was 35 minutes late. We arrived and it was overbooked as the boat was extremely crowded and until people could sit in front they had to stand as not enough seating space. There was only mixed drinks for the open bar no beer or wine. The people on the boat were not overly friendly which was strange as the rest of the island is extremely friendly. I found snorkelling very stressful as way too many people in the water and fins were hitting you all the time. It also took forever to get off the boat due to the of people. Overall disappointing as we go on alot of snorkelling trips at various islands and I have always enjoyed them, this was a disappointing trip for sure.

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