The Antilla Shipwreck Sail and Snorkel Trip
Sale Price: $69.00
After you arrive at the Palm Beach meeting point, you will board a tender for your ride from the beach out to your waiting 50-foot catamaran sailing yacht. Once on board, you will enjoy the freedom of sailing and discover the thrill of Aruba's constant and soothing trade winds as you sail along the scenic coast for approximately one hour with no more than 40 guests. The multihull yacht design offers you a smooth and stable ride, while you lounge on our spacious decks and experience our gracious hospitality and friendly captain and crew.
Sail to the famous Antilla shipwreck, home to millions of tropical sea dwellers. The Antilla, which sank more than 60 years ago, remains completely intact and is widely regarded as one of the best sunken shipwrecks in the Caribbean. Here, you will have approximately 45 minutes of snorkeling.
Depending on weather and sea conditions that day, you will then sail to one of the vibrant local reefs for an additional 45 minutes of snorkeling, where you can see the reef and its inhabitants.
Your trip also includes snacks and complimentary beverages, including an open bar. Snorkel equipment and a free lesson are also included in your tour.
Please note: Tour departs from the Palm Beach area, not downtown. The taxi is not included in the tour price. Approximate taxi fare is $14 US.
Reviewer: William Kosoris
A scenic sail to the wreck sight, you swim over the Antilla wreck, seeing all the fish and the ship structure! You will find scuba divers deep by the wreck. After, we sailed closer to shore for an easy swim near a reef. The Rum Punches added to this trip! Must see!
Reviewer: Claire Law
This was a very enjoyable trip. I'm a novice at snorkeling but it was easy to see the wreck because the boat moored right above it. There were lots of colorful schools of fish. After snorkeling we went down the slide, and then they have a rope that allows you to swing off the side of the boat and jump into the water. That was a lot of fun too. The people on the boat were friendly and helpful. They gave us treats like juice, drinks and a sandwich on our way back. You need to know how to swim, obviously. The water was calm and clear. Remember to lather your back with sunblock. I spent lots of time peering down into the water and got sunburned on my upper back and shoulders -nothing major mind you. Overall I'm really glad I went on this sail tour.
Very nice time! Crew was excellent. Recommended.
Reviewer: Judy Ashurst
Loved the trip. The second site over a coral reef was the highlight. It felt very safe and there were so many gorgeous fish! It would be important to emphasize that is isn’t a trip for those with mobility issues because of needed transfers from shore into Zodiak, then the large step into the catamaran.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Haggar
Aruba was our favorite port because of this excursion...so much so, we decided to purchase an additional excursion! We were allowed to move at our own pace. The water is GORGEOUS. The sail was fantastic! We were offered drinks and a sandwich during our sail which lasted about 15-20 minutes. The shipwreck itself was AMAZING! Completely fascinating. We chose to free dive because we didn’t have scuba gear- some parts of the wreck are deeper than others. Tons, I mean TONS of fish! We loved every second of this excursion. *Tip* There is a bus terminal directly across the street from the port. It cost us $5 round trip to take the bus. You get to see the sites along the way and the people are very friendly and helpful. The bus ride is only 15-20 minutes long. Just an option for you, should you want to save your money. I read in another review, the taxis want to charge additional money if you are wet. Have fun on your adventure!!!