Aruba Active Vacations
Surfing & Windsurfing • Bike Tours
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Kitesurfing Aruba Active Vacations offers kitesurfing (kiteboarding) lessons and rentals and windsurfing lessons and rentals on the beautiful island of Aruba. Besides this, we do mountainbike tours and rentals, blokarting and snorkel rentals. All the lessons and tours, we can do private or in a group! We have dedicated & professional instructors, to make sure your activity is super fun, safe and informative. We guarantee quality, action and happy beach feelings! Established in 1991, Kitesurfing Aruba Active Vacations was the first windsurf school on the white beaches of Aruba. We organically grew into what we are today and we work with the natural resources of our island: wind, water and sand! Enjoy nature at it best by getting active! Our activities are for the ages of 6/7 years and up. We adjust to your level to keep up the fun, so you can enjoy our island beach life and become part of the AAV family! If you want to kitesurf on Aruba, ask for Kitesurfing Aruba AAV.
Malmok Beach, Aruba

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Pandl65
Cottage Grove, MN34 contributions
Nov 2022
I contacted Aruba Active Adventures through their website about doin a mountain bike tour. They quickly got back to me to confirm my date and stated I would be the only person so the tour would be a private tour and asked if I wanted to reschedule. I kept the tour and my guide Rudolph was wonderful and we went further and longer than the normal tour, but still completed in the 2 hour scheduled time. I decided to rent the two days extra, and they dropped the bike off at my resort and told me where to leave the bike for them to pick up. Bike and helmet they provided were great. All employees I met at their location were great. They were very happy to do whatever I needed for my time in Aruba to be great! Thank you AAV!
Written 6 December 2022
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alex l
10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We loved our home in Aruba thru Happy Aruba Rentals, everything was perfect, wonderful location, wonderful responsiveness if we needed anything. The house was wonderful and nice safe neighborhood. i would highly recommend!
Written 2 December 2022
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Victor R
Barcelona7 contributions
The great on this trip. Our guide took us through the back country of Aruba into the Forrest north of the main tourist drag. He showed us edible fruits, and herbal remedies. Very knowledge of the terrain and guided us carefully through the scrub and cacti of the hills. He provided us with the skills to make up it on the trip. I highly recommend it to anyone with moderate (one to two months mountain bike on standard mountain biking trails)
This is NOT for first time mountain bikers or those that do not normally ride.
Note that the flyer says 16-75 year olds. I am a reasonable fit older person and there were some rough patches where I had to walk the bike. I’m
Written 29 November 2022
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Pelle
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Me and my daughter had a great time with taking kitesurfing lessons here. Super friendly staff, good gear and an instructor that really put his heart into getting us flying on the water.
Written 5 November 2022
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guidobrugman
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Coming here on a weekly basis to develop my windsurfing technique. The people and instructors are very kind and the vibe is great
Written 4 November 2022
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EdJohnson
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This surfschool is amazing. Did some awesome windsurfing lessons there. Good price and quality of the lesson. In 1 lesson they learnt me everything to go up amd down.
Written 27 October 2022
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Natasja
1 contribution
Sep 2022
I have had a number of lessons and thanks to the instructor (Gavin) his excellent skills, patience, calm explanation, good communication (speaks several languages) and humor I can kite fairly well and now it comes down to a lot of practice.
I can recommend everyone to take kite lessons here!
Written 24 October 2022
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dalypatch5
3 contributions
Oct 2022
I can't think of a better way to learn kite surfing fast, than with this team at this location. There is normally a steady offshore breeze which helps with safety - provided the boat with instructor is there at your side - and they are! Tom was the ideal instructor is every way - just the right amount of everything but not overwhelming, from safety to technique to physics and action of the kite. He was also patient with my repeated mistakes. By the 3rd lesson I was up and riding the board for short distances. I think for your mind and body (muscle memory and automatic reflexes) it is better to take a day off between the five lessons but my vacation was not long enough for that. At times I felt my progress was slow but Tom was always encouraging. The other instructors and office staff were all very helpful and friendly, and even let me borrow reef booties for me and my wife for snorkeling at a nearby reef. I hope to return to this site to advance past the beginner stage.
Written 22 October 2022
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Dave
3 contributions
Oct 2022
Incredible group of people. If you're thinking of kite boarding or wind surfing, you should 100% go here.

We came here 4 consecutive days of our trip and loved it. I learned to kite board & my wife learned to wind surf. On our last day, there wasn't enough wind to get the kite out but we still stopped by to say hi to Loraine, Tom and the crew. I can't speak highly enough about them. Honest, genuine, and well-informed people. Tom taught me kiteboarding and focused on safety first and foremost. As an engineer, I was pumped that he helped describe kite flying dynamics with Bernoulli's principle! Don't be surprised when you hear it takes 3-4 lessons to get riding despite board sport experience: there are a lot of safety components to this sport that are important to cover before taking off in the deep. By the 3rd day, Tom and my wife were out in the boat and I was able to get both left and right 100-200 meter rides!

By day 2, my wife had greatly improved with windsurfing and was able to come in to shore despite the offshore winds.

Can't wait to get back on a board and so grateful our trip was made special by the Aruba Active Vacations team!
Written 9 October 2022
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Maritza L
11 contributions
Sep 2022
The experience was good. We had one hour windsurfing class and one hour practice on our own. The instructor was having difficulty teaching, he didn't seem to be in a good mood and felt rushed. Overall it was a good experience and will do it again preferably with a more patient instructor.
Written 19 September 2022
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