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Octopus The Private Boat From Aruba! provided by Octopus Sailing Charters

Octopus The Private Boat From Aruba!

Octopus The Private Boat From Aruba!
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S$1,695.83
per group (up to 15)
94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47607P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Captain and crew
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast with Champagne
  • Unlimited drinks (open cocktail bar)
  • Access to restroom on-board
  • Use of snorkel equipment and instruction
  • Safety Life Jackets
  • Certified first responder
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Octopus souvenir
  • Entry/Admission - Boca Cataavlina
  • Entry/Admission - The Antilla
Exclusions
  • Octopus T-Shirt (available to purchase)
  • Power snorkel
Duration
2–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up service free of charge from all High Rise Hotels which are listed. For groups 15+ staying outside of this hotel area we offer pick-up and drop-off service with our Karaoke Bus for $5 per person round trip.
  • Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, unless a pickup location is selected. Our beach hut is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, walk through the lobby towards the beach. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring a towel and suncream
  • Near public transportation
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Depending on which private sailing trip you will book, breakfast and/or lunch appetizers will be included
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Captain and crew
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast with Champagne
  • Unlimited drinks (open cocktail bar)
  • Access to restroom on-board
  • Use of snorkel equipment and instruction
  • Safety Life Jackets
  • Certified first responder
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Octopus souvenir
  • Entry/Admission - Boca Cataavlina
  • Entry/Admission - The Antilla
Exclusions
  • Octopus T-Shirt (available to purchase)
  • Power snorkel
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick-up service free of charge from all High Rise Hotels which are listed. For groups 15+ staying outside of this hotel area we offer pick-up and drop-off service with our Karaoke Bus for $5 per person round trip.
  • Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, suitenummer 227, Palm Beach, Aruba, Noord, Aruba Your tour departs from the Octopus Aruba beach hut, unless a pickup location is selected. Our beach hut is located on Palm Beach behind the Holiday Inn. Once you reach the Holiday Inn Hotel, walk through the lobby towards the beach. Make a left on the footpath and you will see us on your right.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring a towel and suncream
  • Near public transportation
  • Children are welcome and infants under two cruise free
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Depending on which private sailing trip you will book, breakfast and/or lunch appetizers will be included
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Octopus The Private Boat From Aruba!
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!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Octopus Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset & Private Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Palm Beach
  • 1
    Boca Cataavlina
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Antilla
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Arashi Beach
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
94 reviews
Excellent
87
Very good
2
Average
4
Poor
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Terrible
1

jmansourati
Clifton, NJ1 contribution
Nov 2021
We booked the Octopus Catamaran for a 4 hour private charter for 11 adults to celebrate a 40th bday in Aruba. The experience was more than worth it! The crew was amazing and I liked the fact that one of the crew members was an owner of the company. Overall excellent experience and highly recommended.
Written 6 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us on your Private Catamaran trip. Our crew takes pride in making sure your experience with us is golden from beginning to end! We are looking forward to welcoming you again on the Octopus 🤗
Written 14 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa C
Boca Raton, FL7 contributions
We rented a private 26 foot boat for 2 1/2 hours to snorkle and check out the sunset. Our captain Gio was fantastic. He is a fifth generation Arubian and knew all about the island. There was fun music and rum punch and soda were provided. We had a blast and highly recommend Gio and Octopua Boat rentals!
Written 15 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

happy3camper
yonkers, ny13 contributions
Jun 2021
First major vacation with family post covid, so we decided on a private charter to reduce exposure to crowds. Let me just say that this company exceeded my expectations! We did a short 2 hour charter and they fed us snacks and light lunch (sandwiches) and never allowed our glasses to be empty! Those who wanted got a chance to snorkel and they made sure that plenty of fish were seen. We had a very relaxing cruise and my only regret was not booking for more time. It is a family owned business that are professional and friendly and very accommodating.
We went back to their hut two days later while at Palm beach and they helped us schedule parasailing, jet skiing and tube boating for our group with good prices because we were repeat customers. Now that’s how you do business. Don’t waste your time with anyone else!
Written 5 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed you trip with us. All of our staff tries their best to make sure every passenger has an unforgettable experience with us. Also nice to hear you enjoyed the food and snacks and our open bar! If you are planning to visit Aruba again, we would be happy to welcome you again for a trip!
Written 16 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ellen T
Truro, MA70 contributions
Mar 2022
We decided to spend a little more per person and take a private catamaran trip at sunset. It was well worth it. Booking and communication was efficient and well communicated. We were picked up on the beach of our hotel. The boat was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The captain and first mate we so friendly and pleasant to talk with throughout the two hours. We stopped for 30 minutes to snorkel, got beautiful pictures of the nine of us at sunset and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while seeing the views of Aruba. Highly recommend.
Written 10 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

akxlvii2021
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Oct 2021
Let me start with all the positives because there are quite some that I really appreciated. The octopus team was very accommodating, professional and friendly from booking and through the sail. They provided lots of drinks and small bites. Music was great and I was pleasantly surprised they sailed for 2 hours even though we were late to get to their location.

The Bad: The ground transportation resource they sent to pick us up from our hotel was terrible to put it mildly. They did not have a vehicle that could accommodation our group. They brought a bus, a van and a UTV. I was expecting a single bus that could accommodation our group. We have 7 people call a taxi because their vehicles just couldn't accommodate.

On getting to the catamaran we were told the netting at the front could only hold 3 people before of manufacturing defects. They both looked more like they were old and just needed to be replaced. So we really could not use this space on the vessel because it was unsafe.
Written 2 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on the Octopus! It is our prerogative to make sure our guests have a great experience from the booking stage to the end of the trip and beyond! Our crew makes sure that everyone is having a great time and give you the best high quality service and that's what we love about them :-) We would also like to respond to your review regarding the transfer. We offer this as an extra service. We are not responsible for the execution of this transfer. We understand from the driver that he has asked if you agree with this solution and you have informed him that it was fine. We understand that this is not the normal course of business and will contact another company in the future for larger groups. We have not received any complaints regarding the nets and our guests can use them. During the maintenance we placed new nets, but these were not in order, which is why we put the old nets back. Because safety is our top priority. The new nets are on their way and the old nets will be replaced as soon as we receive them. We hope that despite everything we can welcome you again in the future at the Octopus!
Written 8 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

esully72022
1 contribution
May 2022
Crew professional: sailing trip that included safety, fun,amazing snorkeling, drinks, food a sunset and memories that our family will hold forever. Thank you Capt.Martin& Crew Ed S.& Family
Written 5 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom G
Englewood, NJ1 contribution
Going into this experience, I quite honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. Originally, our party assumed we would need to drive the boat ourselves, but José was the consummate professional and asked us if we wanted him to captain for the day. Suffice it to say, we took him up on it because it really allowed our whole party to enjoy ourselves without having to manage the boat. On top of this, José was very flexible and went out of his way to ensure we had the BEST time possible, which we absolutely did. He took us snorkeling, brought us to a sunken ship and told us a lot of facts about Aruba and the culture. For what we paid compared to what we got, it was by far the best money we spent — and it was ALL because of José. If and when we come back to Aruba, we will absolutely choose Octopus Aruba…and will specifically ask for José! Thank you for an experience we won’t soon forget!
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Aqua Donut Boats! It's great that you enjoyed the Aquadonut as it was meant to be, it is a great way to enjoy the Caribbean Sea. The beauty of our donut boats is that you are free to make your own adventure! If you want to have a floating/driving picnic table to chat and explore the beauty of the island than this is the way to go :) Here at Octopus Aruba we are extremely flexible with times, and organizing which donuts go out etc. even with the upgrades! Our crew's motto is to fulfill even the unexpressed wishes and make sure that our guests are 100% safe at all times. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Octopus in the near future!
Written 18 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Starrsm
Phoenix, AZ36 contributions
Jun 2022
Our group of 22 did a private mid day sail on the Octopus, and have a great time. We did 4 hours with three snorkel stops and then a bit of sailing,

First we left off Palm beach, which had some of the nicest sand I’ve ever seen… and I’ve seen a lot of sand. We were ferried out to the Octopus on the Squid as a tender, which safely held 12 on each run.

The Octopus is a Trimaran (three hulled boat) and is very stable, so no real worries about seasick…unless you are really sensitive (as in… why would you take a cruise sensitive). We stopped an a site of a German Tanker wreck, which was the least interesting stop… mostly beau e we were soon swamped by larger boats. The wreck is shallow enough to see and is interesting, but once you move on to the next two sites, you’ll understand why I rated this lowest,

The next stop was a shallow reef with all sorts of tropical fish, and even a turtle and a line of squid (that was a first for me). It was incredible. The next stop was different, but equally beautiful with great fish and a starfish.

There were finger foods served throughout the sail and lots of drinks… and a really good rum punch.

The staff were great, the captain had great dry Dutch humor, and everyone was all smiles. Of course, if I lived in such a place, think I’d be all smiles too.

Everyone loved it, from the first time cruisers to those who had been on many… all agreed this was the best excursion they’ve ever been on…

Our only change: we would have gone longer!
Written 30 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Neil P
1 contribution
Incredible inexperience with Captain Hans and Jose. We originally booked for 3 hours but extended it for 2 more hours. If you want to have a good time I would request Hans and Jose. We went to so many different spots and the rum punch was soo good that we ran out of rum but not to worry Jose was able to get us more rum to keep the party going. When we come back we will be asking for Jose and Hans for next private boat
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. Aruba is one of the most beautiful island of the Caribbean, in our opinion ;) and we love showing our guests what we love about it! We will certainly pass on the compliments to Jose and Hans. Looking forward to seeing you on the Octopus in the near future!
Written 25 October 2021
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Bill B
8 contributions
We rented a 6 person Donut boat and it was a great time.
We rented it for Tuesday from 3-6pm however when we got there, they said the boat was broke. We had to reschedule for Wednesday 9am-12 noon. Boat is very slow but it was great for privacy. We anchored and went snorkeling. Then our guide Jose came by to check on us. He actually joined us and did magic. He was the bright side of the trip. His talent and personality was amazing. We all loved him.
Written 5 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Aqua Donut and that you had a great time with our dear Jose! All of our crew members are determined to show you the best spots on the island, to point out the turtles and starfish, and make sure your time on the Octopus is one to remember! We are looking forward to welcoming you at Octopus Aruba again in the near future!
Written 21 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Tujell1
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Awesome , fun and fairly priced sunset cruise
Great sunset cruise with the Octopus team with Captain Martijn and his crew. Very friendly crew was serving appetiz
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Try This Day Cruise!!
The crew. They were hilarious and very accommodating. I highly recommend it. They gave us great history of the area
jlangley321
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Yahoooooooo
Absolutely the best sunset cruise. Fantastic crew, apps, music, and cocktails! We had the best time and photo opps.
Hayleyedg
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Pleasant afternoon on the ocean
This was a lovely trip, especially considering the water was very choppy. I decided not to go in over the shipwreck
Lori H
Lori H
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Never book with them
Never book with them! Will not give us a refund when our flight was cancelled, totally out of our control. If we t
mcdanielh2018
mcdanielh2018
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Buyer Beware...
Octopus Donut Island/ Sunshine Watersports/Viator adjacent to the Holiday Inn area on beach///I would not recommend
Calerence
Calerence
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Incredible!
The Octopus Sunset Sail did not disappoint! What a wonderful evening aboard the Octopus Aruba. My niece, her friend
339tikad
339tikad
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Fun night
This was an excellent sail. Staff was entertaining & very friendly. Drinks & food was delicious. I’d definitely do
trayboze
trayboze
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Great time
The guides were great. Try a weekday when it is less crowded. My only suggestion is to eat before you go. The food
dougmeeks
dougmeeks
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Great trip
We had a great time snorkeling and the crew was awesome. They we friendly and quick with the drinks!
candiceanddaver
candiceanddaver
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Private snorkeling
We went to three different sights. All were amazing. Boat was super clean. Gio was fantastic!!! We will definitely
caseydakfiona
caseydakfiona
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Family trip
beautiful sunset cruise... friendly staff on the boat! plenty of drinks... food sparse, but who cares
shataviar20222022
shataviar20222022
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Must Book
This was a great experience! Me and my husband enjoyed everything about this! The food was good and filling and the
Sunsetjimmy6630
Sunsetjimmy6630
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Awesome private sunset/snorkel cruise
Love octopus aruba, we do a private sunset charter every year. Very safe and trustworthy business. Super easy to de
silliexd
silliexd
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Afternnoon Snorkling
They were amazing and very friendly! The catamaran ride was so fun, the water was so beautiful! The snorkling was a
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