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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

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Aruba, Aruba

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Go below the water without getting wet with this 90-minute semi-submarine excursion from Aruba. Safe and dry in the hull, get views of the underwater world, including the Arashi Reef and The Antilla, a WWII German shipwreck.
  • 90-minute semi-submarine cruise from Oranjestad
  • Get underwater views on this semi-submarine tour in Aruba
  • See the Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean
  • Visit the famous Arashi Reef
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90 minute Semi-Submarine Tour
Local taxes
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

De Palm Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Find your way to Oranjestad's the De Palm Pier in time for the tour's 11:30am departure. 

Board a transfer boat bound for the Seaworld Explorer, waiting for your group near Aruba's Arashi Reef. Once you climb into the semi-sub, descend into the glassed-in viewing space, submerged just under the surface of the water. Your captain will navigate around the teeming reef, providing commentary about the underwater world. A marine expert is on hand to answer any questions. 

Move on to the Antilla, a 423-foot (128 meter) German freighter destroyed during World War II. Now only partially submerged in about 60 feet (20 meters) of water, it is a popular place for both underwater animals and bird life. 

Return to shore after 90 minutes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Antilla
This 400-foot-long ship is one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
De Palm Pier
Check-in and board shuttle to the Semi-submarine
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arashi Beach
Arashi Reef: one of the best place to snorkel, with soft water currents and a variety of marine life. You can also see from here the California Lighthouse.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 1 and under
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY De Palm Tours N.V.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
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 Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.

Traveler Tips


  • "This is the perfect adventure for young children and those unable to dive." See review
  • "If you're adults traveling without children, I would recommend you snorkel instead for viewing fish and the Antilla Shipwreck." See review

Reviews

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Must Do!
David_D
, Nov 2020
Very enjoyable experience. Loved the tour guide. We would recommend this trip to everyone. As a scuba diver that was able to dive the Antilles wreck on Monday, it was a wonderful time enjoying this on Thursday with my non-diving wife.
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Under the sea
Hussein_M
, Aug 2020
Amazing views, our tour guide was great!! Definitely will do it again next time we visit. My kids loved it!
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Lot of fish!
Traveler
, Mar 2020
Very well organized. Schedule was well maintained. Saw a lot of fish of different types under the water. Can see the remains of the Antilla ship too. Our 6 yr old daughter loved it. Definitely something to do with kids.
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Better for Children than Adults
Jenny_S
, Feb 2020
The experience was okay. The day we went we didn't see many fish, which is certainly not the fault of the tour. We saw more fish during our snorkeling tour, and actually were able to see the shipwreck better that way as well. The tour guide, Angie, was a lovely woman. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. She definitely catered to the children on the boat, so if you have children I would recommend this. If you're adults traveling without children, I would recommend you snorkel instead for viewing fish and the Antilla Shipwreck. If it had cost more than the $47.00 per person I would have given it a lower rating. However, I think we got our money's worth.
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Neat trip
mjdavis961
, Jan 2020
Tour guide was fun and entertaining. Saw a few fish and a near shipwreck. 90 minute tour went by quick. Wish we had saw more kinds of fish.
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Enjoyable trip on semi submarine
Catherine H
, Jan 2020
This tour was an enjoyable and well planned excursion. We saw a number of schools of tropical fish and the shipwreck "Antillia" off the northwest coast in Aruba. Angie, the tour guide had a wealth of knowledge to share and she was very entertaining.
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First submarine
m0nika2020
, Jan 2020
This was my first submarine. Was very interesting. Loved the explanation. And the fishes are so different.
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Wreck tour with Semi-Submarine
fgruber67
, Jan 2020
We greatly enjoyed the trip with the semi-submarine (basically a boat with windows in the hull and passenger seats along the side). Initially we were transferred from the designated pier of the operator by boat to the semi-sub, then boarded and seated ourselves alongside the windows downstairs in the hull. The boat then passed a wreck of a sunk German vessel, the view was quite spectacular due to the abundant animal life on and around the structure of the ship, and the structure itself, with sometimes clearly visible components, such as the engine.
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Fun but a bumpy ride
Walk-A-Pickie
, Jan 2020
While fun this was a bumpy ride. Half got seasick. Palm beach is beautiful. Viator site said food & drink was included but it wasn't. Not much to see the day we went out. Chexk in was smooth and fast.
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Fun and Interesting!
sassafraskat
, Dec 2019
This was a really enjoyable excursion, where we were able to see coral reefs, a ship wreck, sea life, scuba divers. This is a great alternative for those that don't snorkel or scuba dive, to be able to see all these wonderful things!
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Product code: 2455SEMI

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