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Aqua Donut Private Boat provided by Octopus Sailing Charters

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C$404.44
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Aqua Donut Private Boat
Our team members will be receiving instructions and guidelines on COVID-19. We are approved for the Health code by the Aruba Tourism Authority. Our team is more than ready to assist you when you are here. We can’t wait to welcome you!
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Octopus Aruba Sailing & Snorkeling - Private Charters - Champagne Brunch, Sunset Tours, Boat Rental
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Palm Beach
    Malmok Beach
    Boca Cataavlina
    Arashi Beach
  • You'll end at
    Octopus Aruba Sailing & Snorkeling - Private Charters - Champagne Brunch, Sunset Tours, Boat Rental
    J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba
    Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut which is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, please walk through the lobby until you reach the beach area. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
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Departure Point
Octopus Aruba Sailing & Snorkeling - Private Charters - Champagne Brunch, Sunset Tours, Boat Rental, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba
Duration
2–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour
  • A full-featured waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly powerful sound
  • Safety Life Jackets
  • Cool box with ice
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Octopus souvenir
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Captain
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • We offer free pick-up for all hotels listed (high rise hotels), if your hotel is not listed, we offer pick-up and drop-off service for $5 per person round trip.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Bring a towel, sun cream and sunglasses
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
19Reviews
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Chris Rodriguez wrote a review Sep. 2020
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My wife and I weren't sure what to expect. Our Captain Jose was great. He took us up the coast and shared island history and where to go. He dove into the water and showed us some star fish. I saw different fish and even a lobster. Jose let us relax and enjoy our time on and in
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Date of experience: September 2020
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dmlChicago wrote a review Aug. 2020
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My family of four cruised past palm beach to some great snorkel spots. Jose (who was not busy that day) decided to guide us in a boat ahead of ours. He snorkeled with us... diving for starfish and feeding fish at a sunken wreck for us We saw a turtle and many fish. An
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kayla H wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Jose was the perfect guide - he took us to remote spots with tons of fish and starfish and was so friendly and fun. Highly recommend !! We loved our snorkel trip.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Discover784765, Owner at Aqua Donut Private Boat
Responded Jul. 27, 2020
Hi Kayla, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great time with us on your private Aqua Donut Boat! We are happy to hear that you had such s nice time with us during your vacation :) Our crew is at your disposal on all of our trips and we intend to make sure that every experience you have is catered to you! We hope to welcome you on the Aqua Donut boat again in the near future! Greetings Team Octopus
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Megan Hillmann wrote a review Feb. 2020
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This was a little disappointing, we did the 10 person and there were plenty of room for our group of 7. The tour guide didn't give us much information, we did the 2 hour excursion and we spent more time getting to the place he brought us to then just enjoying our time. It was
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from OctopusAruba, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Donut Private Boat
Responded Feb. 19, 2020
We are really sorry to hear this, this is normally not what happens! We found your reservation on February 13th and will discuss this with our staff who helped you that day. Could you please send us an email at reservations@octopusaruba.com so we can give you a free ticket for the next time your will visit Aruba? Thank you so much!
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Andrés Pablo A wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Great experience, the donut boat is really fun,we took for 5 hours and we can snorkel for at least 3.5 hours!!! We are the lunch un the donut and it was very easy to navigate it. José was an excellent "teacher" and Jair at hut on the beach is very, very helpful and attentive.
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Response from OctopusAruba, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Donut Private Boat
Responded Feb. 19, 2020
Thank you very much for your review and great to hear you had a great experience!
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About the operator

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By: Octopus Sailing Charters
William Rice M
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Perfect if it was only an hour longer.
Love how one of the owners of the company was serving the cocktails. We did the snorkeling package and ended up mee
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mcflangington86
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There is no better way to start your day!
Well this is just the best way to start your day! The water is amongst the best I have seen in the Caribbean, and t
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drgsmiles
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Excellent Sunset Cruise
Had a great sunset cruise on the Octopus. Great drinks and snacks and the crew was great!! Boat is very comfortable
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Jonathan T
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Honeymoon Sunset Cruise
Wonderful sunset experience. For the price, the drinks literally pay for themselves! Excellent crew and perfect lit
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elliesmartllc
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Best Sunset Sail (Oct 2020)
I recently went on the sunset sail with Octopus Sailing Charters and had the best experience! The staff was incredi
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audreywinters
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AMAZING
The boat was clean and COVID friendly. The staff was HILARIOUS and we had the best time . Not to mention... Open ba
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lily d
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Best snorkel trip!
Captain and crew were so friendly and funny! The spots to snorkel were full of fish and the boat ride was amazing.
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Ronnie P
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Fantastic time!
The crew was so professional and made the trip a lot of fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the boat with the cr
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milly_E86
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Octopus Sunset Cruise
I’m even sad that I had to give a four star but I had to only because I felt like the floor was a little slippery.
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raiab
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Great morning with Octopus Tours!
Spent a perfect first morning in Aruba snorkeling and sipping champagne. While we passed a few other boats on the w
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tatianaocampo11
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Best Brunch Cruise in Aruba
AMAZING! I traveled to Aruba in Early Sept with 5 friends and a 1 year old. They made us feel so comfortable. The
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Chichimwa
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Will come again!!
We had so much fun! Relaxing, enjoyable and the captain & crew Roche were very kind & accommodating.
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Nadia-travels70
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Phenomenal Boat Tour
We had a great time with Captain Jethro and his first mate Roche. They were incredibly knowledgeable on the history
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K53Moriarty
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Sunset sail
My granddaughter watched the sailboat each day and was ecstatic when told her we were going on the boat. The crew w
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B_Adego
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Fun in the Aruban Sun
Unbelievable cruise! The staff were hilarious, attentive and personable. Hands down the best brunch cruise in Aruba
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, Spanish
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