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Snorkel at Catalina Bay and the Antilla shipwreck during this 3-hour afternoon excursion in Aruba. Board a catamaran and travel to these two excellent snorkeling spots, where you'll swim with angelfish, yellowtail snapper and stingrays. Enjoy drinks from the open bar and snacks on board; round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels is included.

Highlights

  • 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

Catalina Bay and Antilla Shipwreck Snorkel Cruise

Cruise to Catalina Bay!

Following pickup at your Aruba hotel, travel to Palm Beach's pier to board your luxury catamaran. Climb on board and greet your friendly crew, take advantage of the open bar and help yourself to some snacks while the captain navigates the boat towards your first stop. 

Stop at Catalina Bay, a secluded bay with calm, clear water that is ideal for learning to snorkel. Listen to a short safety briefing, don your mask, flippers and snorkel and jump in. In a depth of approximately 15 feet (5 meters) view sea fans and coral, and float through groups of angelfish, blue parrotfish and damselfish. 

Climb back on board your catamaran and cruise towards the Antilla wreck. One of the island's most famous snorkeling spots, this 400-foot (122-meter) German freighter was purposefully scuttled off Aruba's waters in 1940 to avoid capture by the Dutch. 

Dive in and enjoy 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) of visibility around the ship, which is now home to an array of diverse marine life. See butterfly fish, stingrays, moray eels and yellowtail snapper. Swim over to the starboard side of the freighter, which is entirely covered with brain coral, star coral, and white-tipped fire coral.

When your 3-hour snorkeling adventure is over, board the catamaran and enjoy more snacks and drinks as your captain takes you back to Palm Beach for drop-off at your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Alison C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I totally recommend every one to do this snorkeling cruise sooo much fun and Booz and music great sun what more can you ask for!!!!

Corey P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very cool!

Martha B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Fred M

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.

TiTa V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

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

Natalie K

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!

Cathy L

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!

Lynette B

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.

colmeg27

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.

Diana F

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.

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