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Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail

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Snorkel at Catalina Bay and the Antilla shipwreck during this afternoon excursion in Aruba. Board a catamaran and travel to these two excellent snorkeling spots, where you swim with angelfish, yellowtail snapper, and stingrays. Enjoy drinks from the open bar and snacks onboard the boat.
  • Spot colorful tropical fish like angelfish and parrotfish in the tranquil waters of Catalina Bay
  • Explore Antilla Shipwreck, one of Aruba’s best snorkeling sites, teeming with fish, barracudas, and other marine life
  • Enjoy snacks and beverages from an open bar on board
  • Snorkeling gear and safety briefing included
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Luxury catamaran tour with 2 snorkel stops
Bite sized appetizers
Snorkeling equipment and instruction
Open bar

Departure Point

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 85, Noord, Aruba

Meet us 30 minutes prior to your activity at Piet's Pier in between the Barcelo and Hyatt on Palm beach.

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Travel to Palm Beach's pier to board your luxury catamaran. Climb on board and greet your friendly crew, take advantage of the open bar and help yourself to some snacks while the captain navigates the boat towards your first stop. 

Stop at Catalina Bay, a secluded bay with calm, clear water that is ideal for learning to snorkel. Listen to a short safety briefing, don your mask, flippers, and snorkel and jump in. In a depth of approximately 15 feet (five meters) view sea fans and coral, and float through groups of angelfish, blue parrotfish and damselfish. 

Climb back on board your catamaran and cruise towards the Antilla wreck. One of the island's most famous snorkeling spots, this 400-foot (122-meter) German freighter was purposefully scuttled off Aruba's waters in 1940 to avoid capture by the Dutch. 

Dive in and enjoy 30 to 50 feet (nine to 15 meters) of visibility around the ship, which is now home to an array of diverse marine life. See butterflyfish, stingrays, moray eels, and yellowtail snapper. Swim over to the starboard side of the freighter, which is entirely covered with brain coral, star coral, and white-tipped fire coral.

When your snorkeling adventure is over, board the catamaran and enjoy more snacks and drinks as your captain takes you back to Palm Beach.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please inform Red Sail if you have children in your group that cannot swim, in order to arrange a mandatory life jacket for them while on board.
  • Contact Red Sail directly to arrange a transfer to the pier, transfers are on request and based on availability and are only available for major hotels not in walking distance of our pier.
  • Please bring: Swim suit, towel, sunscreen, camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red Sail Sports - Aruba
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail.
What is the social distancing policy during Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail.

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  • "The snorkeling part of the trip was flat out dangerous in the deep section over the sunken ship." See review
  • "There's a sizable covered portion to stay out of the sun." See review


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Fun family time
, Jan 2022
I did not snorkel but according to my family there were not many fish to be seen in this trip. The boat ride was nice. We did not go far at all. Prob a 20 min ride to first snorkel site and the. 5 min to the next. The staff was amazing and a lot of fun. Loud music, drinks and they served empanadas and mini hot dogs in dough. All so yummy. Overall a great day.
Perfect afternoon on the water!
, Dec 2021
My family and I booked this tour and what a nice way to spend an afternoon! They took us to a shallow snorkel location that was perfect for beginners and then took us to the Antilla shipwreck which had much more fish. There were scuba divers below us too (water was 50 ft. deep) so that was pretty cool to see. Open Bar & snacks were perfect. We had empanadas, pigs in a blanket and fresh fruit, it was just what we needed. Boat was very clean and spacious, and what we loved most was that the group was small. We only had about 15 people on our tour which made it feel more exclusive. If you do something like the Jolly Pirates tour, it’s packed and there’s so many kids so for us (4 adults)we thought it was more enjoyable through RedSail. Awesome day!!
30th Anniversary Vacation
, Nov 2021
We spent the day relaxing on the catamaran tour. We snorkel in two places & had a lovely afternoon. My husband enjoyed the open bar very much 🥂
Excellent Boat Tour!
, Nov 2021
We loved our experience with Red Sail! The staff and sites were so memorable! Snorkeling at the shipwreck was super cool. Advise to eat lunch prior or plan for dinner after since there are only a few snacks on board (especially if you take advantage of the open bar!). Highly recommend!
November Snorkel
, Nov 2021
Seeing all of the fish and ship wreckage was incredible! The captain and crew were friendly and very helpful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Such a beautiful & fun time!
, Oct 2021
Staff was awesome, food and drinks were delicious! Thanks for a great time!! We had so much fun. Will recommend to anyone looking for a snorkeling trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience
, Aug 2021
Great Activity! The open bar had a variety of options to choose from and the snacks they gave out were delicious. We stopped at two spots to snorkel which gave us the opportunity to see different kinds of fish and the shipwreck. We ended up seeing a sea turtle(which was one of my goals this trip). My boyfriend and I had a good time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun time!
, Jul 2021
We had a great time! The guys were very fun and entertaining and made me feel safe since I had my 10yr old twins snorkeling with me! Highly recommend this!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful afternoon boat ride
, Jun 2021
The crew was friendly and the boat ride was great. Good safety brief, great drinks, and wonderful snorkel spots.
, Jun 2021
The lady that greets you was rude. The music sucked. I was ready to go 30 min into the trip. Would of rather spent money elsewhere.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Adam - We had sincerely hoped that you had a much better time with us and we appreciate the points that you made. If you contact us on, we can arrange your refund. Regards.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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