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When cruising the Southern Caribbean to Aruba, shore excursions are many and varied. You’ll find that, in addition to gazing at azure waters that lap at powdery white-sand beaches while you laze on a chaise, there are multiple ways (active, and not-so) to enjoy this happy island.
If you can’t get enough beach time, you’ll love Aruba cruise excursions that take you to the best beaches, like MooMba Beach, where you can swim, soak up some sun, and enjoy cool tropical drinks and island cuisine while listening to lively Caribbean music. You’ll feel that laid-back island vibe for sure.
On a cruise to Aruba, you’ll see some of the most amazing snorkeling and diving sites in the Caribbean. On Aruba shore excursions to De Palm Island, you’ll discover a fascinating undersea world of corals and colorful fish, including the amazing blue parrotfish. If you’re up for additional active adventures, you can try ziplining over a waterpark, air jumping, a salsa lesson, or joining in a beach soccer or volleyball game.
Sailing and snorkeling on Aruba shore excursions are another way to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of this Caribbean paradise. Board a sleek and nimble catamaran bound for Boca Catalina, a protected reef snorkeling site, then continue on to snorkel around a World War II-era German shipwreck.
If you’ve always wanted to go horseback riding on a tropical beach, saddle up and tour the island on a guided excursion through Arikok National Park. The park covers almost 20% of the island from the interior all the way to the Caribbean Sea, and as you ride you’ll see native flora and fauna, including the island’s famous divi-divi trees.
Other fun ways to see Aruba’s sights from a Caribbean cruise include an exciting off-road Land Rover tour, where you’ll travel caravan style to the ruins of a gold mine, a church, a lighthouse, and a natural bridge, then cool off with a swim at the beach.
As daylight dwindles, you’ll continue to enjoy delightful Aruba as you sail along the coast on a custom-built catamaran and watch the sun sink into the sea in a host of glorious color as you sip made-to-order cocktails. Or you can board a party bus to a beachside barbecue dinner, then party on to dance at local pubs.