Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
With this tour, you will get the opportunity to get an introduction into the wonderful sport of Scuba Diving. You start with a pool session for an introduction into the theory and skills of scuba diving. After the pool session, put your skills to work on a dive that is never deeper than 25 feet, and takes a maximum of 30 minutes. Minimum age is 12 years. Pregnant women are not allowed. Guests need to fill out a medical questionnaire. In case of any
health issues a signed and stamped physicians letter of approval is required.
Your two dive sites will be chosen based on visibility and surface conditions. This two-tank dive will be a chance to interact with a variety of marine life. Equipment package includes tank, weight belt, regulator, BC, mask, fins, and snorkel. Wetsuit is not included. This is limited to certified divers who have been on a dive within the last two years. Certified divers must present a valid "C" card with PADI Open Water or equivalent certification in order to participate. Minimum age is 12 years. Pregnant women are not allowed.
This sea and land tour is the perfect combination to experience the best sites of the island. It starts at the calm Caribbean sea and then onto the road fro a smooth ride through Aruba's west coast. Learn about Aruba's history, their participation in WWII, their famous shipwrecks, their culture and much more. Visits will be made to the Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, Casibari rock formation and the famous hotel district.
This tour combines the De Palm Island Snorkeling Adventure with helmet diving along the ocean floor at a depth of 25 feet. The custom made helmet will keep your hair and face dry while providing the air, weight and stability you need. Participants must be in good health. Guest with cardiac history, asthma, seizures or pregnant women are not allowed. Minimum age to particpate is 10 years.
Visit De Palm Island, Aruba's premier snorkeling site. After a 20-minute ride and 5-minute ferry ride, you'll be given an orientation of the facilities. After collecting snorkel gear and receiving instructions, enjoy the pristine waters, coral formations, and colorful fish or just sunbathe.
Welcome aboard Aruba's Great Escape where romance, barefoot elegance and adventure await. "Mi Dushi", built in 1925, will sail you into the past when the sea beckoned the restless and men hoisted the sails. Join her Captain and crew for a day of sailing, snorkeling (3 stops) and rope swinging. Enjoy a great island lunch and complimentary drinks after snorkeling and then relax, unwind and daydream during the sail home.
You will set sail on an 85-foot Schooner to three of Aruba's most inviting swimming and snorkeling areas , including two shallow areas at Malmok Reefs and Boca Catalina and the WWII German Shipwreck, Antilla. Afterwards, witness the crew's well practiced rope swing show and try your hand at flying and diving! Snorkel gear and instruction is included. complimentary drinks will be offered after snorkeling.
Experience the joy of sailing and visit Aruba's famous Antilla shipwreck and beaches. The fun catamaran first take you to a shallow reef for snorkeling, followed by a snorkeling safari at the Antilla WWII wreck. After a short sail a BBQ lunch is served at the Pelican Pier at Famous Palm Beach, and then you go back to the cruise terminal.
The catamaran departs from cruise terminal and sails to West coast of the island. The catamaran anchors off at Boca Cathalina for swimming and snorkeling for about 45 minutes followed with a 10 minute sail to the second stop, the Antilla for swimming and snorkeling. Afterwards the catamaran sails leisurely back to the cruise terminal while rum punch is served. Equipment is provided. An adult must accompany children.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.