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California Lighthouse Tours

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California Lighthouse
Located near the northwest tip of Aruba and the popular Arashi Beach, California Lighthouse is a landmark on this small tropical island. Known for impressive views of the Caribbean Sea, as well as the nighttime stars, the lighthouse is one of the most photogenic spots in Aruba.
 
The Basics
Built between 1914 and 1916 and named after the S.S. California, the lighthouse is open to the public, allowing visitors to climb to its highest lookout point and take in panoramic views. There's also a small Italian restaurant located in the base of the lighthouse that has earned rave reviews. Daily tours of the lighthouse last 25 to 30 minutes, and many sightseeing tours include it on their routes. You can also visit the lighthouse on a variety of island tours, including those via Jeep, ATV, and Segway.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Children aged four years and younger are admitted free.
  • V.I.P. tours can be booked for anytime between 5:30pm and 8am for a midnight, sunset, or sunrise viewing.
  • The adjacent California Sand Dunes are a popular spot where kids like to slide down the slopes.
 
How to Get There
The California Lighthouse is located at the north end of L.G. Smith Boulevard in Noord, Aruba, in a section known as Hudishibana. From the Aruba Cruise Terminal, it’s roughly a 20-minute drive to the lighthouse; simply follow L. G. Smith Boulevard north. The lighthouse is also accessible via taxi or tour bus.
 
When to Get There
The California Lighthouse is arguably the best place to catch the sunset on Aruba, which also means it can be crowded at that time. The lighthouse is open from 8:30am to 11:30pm daily. It’s also possible to book V.I.P. tours anytime between 5:30pm and 8am for a midnight, sunset, or sunrise viewing.
 
Alto Vista Chapel
Located about 20 minutes south, on the eastern side of the island, the Alto Vista Chapel, or “Pilgrims Church,” is another photographer’s dream. Built by Spanish missionaries in 1750, the bright yellow chapel hosts services as well as tour groups. Outside the chapel lies the “peace labyrinth,” which is used by pilgrims for prayer and meditation.

Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
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California Lighthouse Experience Aruba

California Lighthouse Experience Aruba

The old stone California lighthouse stands as a silent watchman in the area known as "Hudishibana", near the island's northwestern tip. It beckons visitors to the most spectacular views of the island.
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  • 10 to 15 minutes
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$5.00
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 Island Ultimate Jeep Safari

Island Ultimate Jeep Safari

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Visit Aruba’s Natural Pool and Baby Beach on a unique off-road 4WD adventure to the island’s top natural attractions. Ride in a 4x4 Land Rover, specially designed to traverse the rugged terrain of Arikok National Park. Stop by landmarks like the California Lighthouse and Natural Bridge, with free time to snorkel and swim at the Natural Pool and Baby Beach. A barbecue lunch, cold beverages, and round-trip hotel transport are included in your full-day tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$114.48
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Aruba Hidden Treasures & Ostrich Farm UTV Morning Tour

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Aruba Hidden Treasures & Ostrich Farm UTV Morning Tour

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Drive your own utility vehicle off-road in Aruba, which allows you to get far off the beaten path. With a guide in the lead, access rugged parts of the island that traditional tours can't reach, including secluded corners of National Park Arikok and the Indian Caves. Climb to the island's highest point for panoramic views and visit the Conchi Natural Pool to go swimming and snorkeling. Along the journey, learn about Aruba's history and cultural through guided commentary.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Aruba Full-Island Tour

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Aruba Full-Island Tour

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Go on an island excursion, and see some of the most popular spots in Aruba on this tour taking off from Oranjestad. Travel the whole island, and see the California Lighthouse, the Ayo Rock Formation, and the Casibari Rock Formations. Visit one of the world’s oldest aloe-vera factories, as well as a 75-year-old, family-run bar. Learn about Aruba’s gold-rush era at the Bushiribana gold mill ruins, and swim in a man-made lagoon at Baby Beach.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
$65.00
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UTV & ATV Aruba's Secret Beach & Cave Pool Adventure

UTV & ATV Aruba's Secret Beach & Cave Pool Adventure

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Access parts of Aruba not reachable on a traditional tours with this all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and utility vehicle (UTV) tour to Secret Beach and Cave Pool. After some instruction, you’ll pilot your own rugged vehicle through some of Aruba’s challenging landscape with a guide in the lead. Learn about the island’s history and ecosystem through guided commentary between stops at the Secret Beach and Cave Pool.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.15
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Aruba Half Day Island Tour

Aruba Half Day Island Tour

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Cover all of Aruba's top attractions on a half-day island tour from Oranjestad. Visit landmarks such as the Bushiribana gold mill ruins, the Casibari rock formations, the California Lighthouse, and the Aloe Vera Factory. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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California Lighthouse Segway Tour in Aruba

California Lighthouse Segway Tour in Aruba

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Explore the area around California Lighthouse riding on a Segway X2 during this activity in Aruba. Get up close to this recently restored historical landmark, dating from 1914, while enjoying insightful commentary from your local guide. Traverse the unusual landscape around the lighthouse, perched high above the coastline, and be on the lookout for herds of wild goats. All equipment, refreshments and round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels are included.
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  • 2 hours
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$82.06
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Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour

Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of the sights and landmarks on Aruba during this coach tour. From the vantage point of a comfortable seat aboard an air-conditioned coach, see all of the important sights and listen to informative, engaging commentary from your local guide. Learn about Aruban culture and history during stops at Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, Casibari Rock Formation, and the California Lighthouse. Round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels or the cruise port is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.00
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Morning and Afternoon Cave Pool & Secret Beach Jeep Tour Adventure

Morning and Afternoon Cave Pool & Secret Beach Jeep Tour Adventure

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Explore the rough side of the island on our 4x4 Jeep Wrangler Safari with one of our professional tour guides. On this tour you will go to 7 stops including Natural Bridges, The New Natural Pool with Cliff Jumping who was discover a few years back, amazing Landmarks on the Northside and at the end a breath taking beautiful Beach. Our tour guide will tell you everything about the island. This will sure be an unforgettable journey of our beautiful island. Tour: Sight Seeing & Stops will be: Blackstone Beach, 3 Bridges, Pas by Andicuri Beach, New Natural Pool Cave with Cliff Jumping, Bushiribana Goldmill Ruins, Natural Bridge, Altovista Old Chapel, California Lighthouse & Swimming and Cliff Jumping at the Secret Beach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.50
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Natural Pool Off-Road Safari

Natural Pool Off-Road Safari

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Explore the rugged countryside on this half-day off-road adventure by 4WD Land Rover to the Natural Pool on Aruba, where you’ll have time for a swim and snorkel. Ride the back roads in a 4x4 caravan to Arikok National Park, following a knowledgeable guide to a deserted stretch of coastline. Stop along the way to visit landmarks on the island, including the California Lighthouse and the Natural Bridge. Select a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule. Water, snacks and round-trip hotel transport included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$79.00
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Aruba Off-Road Adventure: Jeep Tour and Optional Snorkeling Cruise

Aruba Off-Road Adventure: Jeep Tour and Optional Snorkeling Cruise

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Go off-roading in Aruba to explore the Caribbean island’s natural landmarks best accessed by 4WD, with the option to add on a snorkeling cruise by catamaran. Get behind the wheel of a Kia Sportage or let your guide steer the way aboard a Jeep Wrangler. Highlights include the Natural Bridge, Boca Mahos cove, Arikok National Park and Baby Beach. Enjoy grilled seafood or chicken for lunch at a waterfront restaurant. Round-trip hotel transport is also included in the half-day or full-day option.
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  • 8 hours
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$105.00
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Highlights of Aruba Island Tour

Highlights of Aruba Island Tour

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Maximise your time in Aruba and take in the highlights on this 4-hour island tour. Visit historic landmarks such as the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, and Bushiribana Historic Gold Mines; pose for photos by the Natural Bridge; take a tour of an aloe factory; and get up close to ostriches at a local farm. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Discover Aruba Bus Tour

Discover Aruba Bus Tour

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Explore Aruba's highlights on this 6.5-hour sightseeing tour. Snorkel at Baby Beach, visit Ayo Rock Formation and Lourdes Grotto. Learn about the culture and history of Aruba from your local guide as you criss-cross the island. Snacks, lunch, soft drinks, snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from your hotel are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$49.00
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Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit

Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit

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Get a comprehensive overview of the sights and landmarks on Aruba during this coach tour. From the vantage point of a comfortable seat aboard an air-conditioned coach, see all of the important sights and listen to informative, engaging commentary from your local guide. Learn about Aruban culture and history during stops at the Aloe Vera Factory, Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, Casibari Rock Formation, and the California Lighthouse. Finally, relax in the sun and sand at Arashi Beach, where swimming and snorkeling are optional. Round-trip transportation from hotels or the cruise port are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$51.00
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Aruba Countryside Tour

Aruba Countryside Tour

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Spend a day away from the beach on this guided sightseeing tour of Aruba, which covers almost 70 percent of the island in one day. Learn about the island’s history and culture through onboard commentary, and stop to snap photos and explore top Aruba attractions including the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, and Natural Bridge. This tour is conducted in an air-conditioned bus and includes snacks, refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off for the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
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  • 4 hours
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$41.03
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Aruba Jeep Adventure Tour

Aruba Jeep Adventure Tour

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Explore the north side of the island which is also the volcanic side on our 4x4 Jeep Wrangler Safari and go on an adventure of a lifetime. This is the only Jeep tour that will take you to two beautiful natural pools in one tour, The Natural Pool Cave with Cliff Jumping & The Natural Pool in The Arikok National Park also known as Conchi. Enjoy this excursion with our professional and jolly tour guides visiting also beautiful landmarks like California Lighthouse, Altovista Chapel, Bushiribana Goldmill Ruins & Wariruri Natural Bridge.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$91.80
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Colorful Beach Bus Sightseeing Tour of Aruba

Colorful Beach Bus Sightseeing Tour of Aruba

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Maximize your time on Aruba on this sightseeing tour that takes you to many of the island's top sights by bus. Although it is an informative tour, filled with insights into local history and culture, there's also time for dancing to carnival songs and snorkeling and soaking up the sun on one of the island's best beaches.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$51.00
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North Coast Jeep Safari in Aruba

North Coast Jeep Safari in Aruba

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Go off-roading on the north coast of Aruba, considered one of the island's hidden treasures, during this half-day eco-tour. With a local adventure guide, visit rugged landscapes bordered by the restless waves of the azure ocean. Get fantastic photos of the breathtaking panoramas on the island's windward side like Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Wish, Garden, Natural Bridge, Blackstone Beach, and Twin Bridges. Round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$73.14
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Beach & Cave Island Tour

Beach & Cave Island Tour

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Drive around Aruba aboard an open-air converted school bus decked out in tropical-themed Caribbean colors. You’ll see island highlights narrated by an informative guide while you sip rim punch between stops. Visit the California Lighthouse, the Natural Bridge and Guadirikiri Caves in Arikok National Park. Swim in the calm waters of Baby Beach and feast on a restaurant barbecue lunch during your 6.5-hour tour, including round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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Aruba 7 Stops Northcoast UTV Afternoon Tour

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Aruba 7 Stops Northcoast UTV Afternoon Tour

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Drive along Aruba's north coast on your own utility vehicle on this guided tour. No need to worry about driving directions or navigation through the rugged terrain, simply follow your guide to some of the island's top highlights. Stop along the way to explore landmarks such as Bushiribana Gold ruins, the Baby Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, the California Lighthouse, and others. Learn about the history and ecosystem of the area through your guide's insightful commentary.
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  • 4 hours
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$158.40
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$198.00
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Natural Pool, Cliff Jumping & North Coast explorer by UTV

Natural Pool, Cliff Jumping & North Coast explorer by UTV

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Explore independently with your own UTV on this guided tour. Depart from your hotel on a round-trip transfer and take suggestions for your guide and head out to areas for swimming and snorkeling in the clear water. Try cliff jumping at Conchi Natural Pool and refresh yourself with drinks of cold water.
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  • 6 hours
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$231.08
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Self Guided Off-road UTV Tour (2-seat) (NO ACCESS TO ARIKOK PARK)

Self Guided Off-road UTV Tour (2-seat) (NO ACCESS TO ARIKOK PARK)

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Cruise the streets of Aruba in style on this self-drive quad bike tour. Your ride—which comes equipped with custom outdoor speakers, Bluetooth, USB ports for charging electronics, and complementary bandanas—is delivered to your location in the morning. Download a GPS application to your phone, then it’s off to explore sites such as Alto Vista Chapel, Baby Bridge, the Bushiribana gold mine ruins, Fontein cave, Sero Arikok, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.95
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Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (4-seat)

Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (4-seat)

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Entrance to Arikok Park with an Off-Road vehicle is only permitted if part of a guided tour, to circumvent this, we offer this option so you can enjoy the comfort of driving in the park privately, while still following park rules. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and desert landscape Aruba has to offer with our Can-Am Defender 799 cc on this 4 hour UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) rental. Must be 30 years and up to operate the vehicle and must come with a valid drivers license (for first time visitors to Aruba, see 8 hour rental).
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  • 4 hours
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$316.67
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Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (3-seat)

Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (3-seat)

Entrance to Arikok Park with an Off-Road vehicle is only permitted if part of a guided tour, to circumvent this, we offer this option so you can enjoy the comfort of driving in the park privately, while still following park rules. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and desert landscape Aruba has to offer with our Yamaha wolverine 700 cc on this UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) rental. Must be 25 years and up to operate the vehicle and must come with a valid drivers license
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  • 4 hours
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$285.90
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Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (2-seat)

Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (2-seat)

Enjoy the beautiful scenery and desert landscape Aruba has to offer with our Yamaha wolverine 700 cc on this 4 hour UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) rental. Must be 25 years and up to operate the vehicle and must come with a valid drivers license (for first time visitors to Aruba,see 8 hour rental).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$267.95
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since California Lighthouse can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 51 California Lighthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit California Lighthouse 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to California Lighthouse costs USD 5.00. Guided California Lighthouse tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 51 California Lighthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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