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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

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Enjoyed the sights, very informative, great guide! A good excursion at a reasonable price.

Dlak United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Anil met us with his very comfortable air-conditioned van. We visited the California Lighthouse, the Alto Vista Chapel, the Casibari And Ayo Rock Formations, and the Natural Bridge. In addition, we had a tour of the Aloe Factory. We never felt rushed. Anil's knowledge of the island and its history was unbelievable and he pointed out many other attractions that we might want to see on our next trip to Aruba. We really felt that we left Aruba with a good understanding of the island's geography and its people and their history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour guide was Clifford! He was the best ever! He went above and beyond and it was one of the best tours we have ever taken! The bus was so comfortable with nice air conditioning! We would book with Clifford any time!

Steven A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Ida was a wonderful tour guide, saw a lot of Curaçao life, the beach stop was awesome!

Dorothy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Mark was a great tour guide. We saw all of Aruba and learned great information about the area. Not only did he show us his country, he made a second trip back to our ship to deliver a forgotten cell phone. Thank you Mark for making our Aruba adventure wonderful.

George M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Was a great tour!!!

Bernard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was very informative and well done. We enjoyed all the stops.

Ken Yik Yau N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really enjoyed the excursion. Our driver, Mark, was excellent. He clearly explained the history and present day Aruba. Highly recommend this excursion with Viator.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our guide was informative and funny. The vehicle was comfortable and air conditioned. We got around the whole island. The only disappointment - we didn't get to sit on the beach for bit. Guess we'll have to get back there.

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!

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