Arashi Beach Tours

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Arashi Beach, one of Aruba’s northernmost beaches, is a secluded spot popular with diehard divers and serious sunbathers alike. Arashi’s clear water, soft sandy bottom, and generally calm surf make it ideal for swimmers and snorkelers as well.
 
The Basics
Arashi Beach features a few huts for shade, some picnic tables, and soft white sand as far as the eye can see. Arashi is a destination beach for scuba divers, as it is the final resting spot of the WWII German freighter Antilla. Other popular water sports include windsurfing, which makes for a good show from the shore even if you aren’t participating.
 
Island tours via bus, Segway, or ATV frequently make a quick stop at Arashi, along with other nearby highlights such as the California Lighthouse, Arikok National Park, and the Casibari rock formation. You can book beach-focused guided tours, which typically stop at the nearby Boca Catalina, Malmok Beach, Baby Beach, and the Natural Bridge. Most Aruba island snorkeling and scuba diving tours via boat make stops off Arashi to check out the SS Antilla shipwreck, along with the Natural Pool.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The only amenity here is the Arashi Beach Shack, serving snacks and drinks, located right off the parking lot.
  • Bring your own snorkeling gear for safe, independent snorkeling right off the beach.
  • Gentle currents and a shallow approach make Arashi a safe option for families with small kids.
  • There are no restrooms on-site.
 
How to Get There
Arashi is located in Noord, on the border of the Palm Beach residential area and just north of Malmok Beach. Most travelers stop here on the way to the California Lighthouse, and both destinations can be reached via L.G. Smith Boulevard. The beach has a large parking area, and the Arubus stops there as well.
 
When to Get There
The crowd density on the beach depends on the season (January to March is most crowded), the snorkeling and diving conditions of the day, and the occupancy of the few small hotels nearby. Due to its western location, Arashi is a great place to watch the sunset. 
 
The SS Antilla
Sunk off the coast of Aruba in 1939, the German SS Antilla ship was intentionally scuttled by its crew when Germany invaded the Netherlands. It is now home to sponges, coral, hawksbill turtles, and lobsters. One of the Caribbean’s largest wrecks, the Antilla lies in about 60 feet (18 meters) of water and is even visible above the surface at times.

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure

Set sail on this half-day snorkeling adventure aboard a 70-foot catamaran. Cruise along stunning turquoise blue waters as you lounge on a relaxing sun deck while sipping strong cocktails. A friendly and professional crew will help you prepare to dive below the surface of the sea, where travelers will find the coral-laden Antilla Shipwreck, colorful coral and plenty of tropical fish. This trip includes round-trip hotel transportation and a savory lunch prepared by top chefs aboard your ship, plus an open bar of tropical drinks and beer.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$89,00
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Private Aruba Segway Tour

Customize your own itinerary during this private Segway tour of Aruba. Choose from a range of departure times for you and your private party, then follow your guide on a 2-hour excursion tailored to your interests. Visit Boca Catalina, Arashi Beach, the California Lighthouse Dunes or anywhere else on the island with insightful narration from your local guide. All equipment, refreshments and round-trip hotel transportation are included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$120,00
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit

Get a comprehensive overview of the sights and landmarks on Aruba during this 3.5-hour coach tour. From the vantage point of a comfortable seat aboard an air-conditioned coach, see all of the important sights and listen to informative, engaging commentary from your local guide. Learn about Aruban culture and history during stops at Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, Casibari Rock Formation and the California Lighthouse. Finally, relax in the sun and sand at Arashi Beach, where swimming and snorkeling are optional. Round-trip transportation from hotels or the cruise port are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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US$51,00
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour

Get a comprehensive overview of the sights and landmarks on Aruba during this 3.5-hour coach tour. From the vantage point of a comfortable seat aboard an air-conditioned coach, see all of the important sights and listen to informative, engaging commentary from your local guide. Learn about Aruban culture and history during stops at Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, Casibari Rock Formation and the California Lighthouse. Round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels or the cruise port is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$41,00
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Landmarks of Aruba Including Arikok National Park and Arashi Beach

Drive around Aruba aboard an open-air converted school bus decked out in tropical-themed Caribbean colors. You’ll see island highlights narrated by an informative guide while you sip rim punch between stops. Visit the California Lighthouse, the Natural Bridge and Guadirikiri Caves in Arikok National Park. Swim in the calm waters of Baby Beach and feast on a restaurant barbecue lunch during your 6.5-hour tour, including round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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US$73,80
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Island Tour of Aruba

Tour the highlights of Aruba during this comprehensive 4-hour sightseeing excursion. Visit the Natural Bridge for unique views of the island's most photogenic attraction, as well as Alto Vista Chapel and the Aruba Aloe Factory. Cruise through Oranjestad, the second-largest city in Aruba, and learn how Baby Beach was named through entertaining and informative commentary from your local guide. Enjoy complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off at your Aruba hotel.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Aruba Island Expedition UTV Adventure

Go for a ride in the Aruban countryside in your personal Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) during this half-day, guided, off-roading tour. Learn to drive your UTV and ride on your own or in pairs to sights around the island like the Bushiribana Gold Mills Ruins and Black Stone Beach. At the last stop, Arashi Beach, enjoy a swim in paradise.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$206,18
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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