Aruba Excursions From Cruise Port
Here are fantastic Aruba cruise port excursions that you can arrange before your ship dock on this lively island. When your cruise ship hits the port at the island of Aruba, you will be excited to explore the island on a big adventure. Tours vary from a scintillating horseback ride to the Natural Pool within Arikok National Park to a beach adventure with views from the California Lighthouse to an interesting history lesson of Aruba at the Alto Vista Chapel after driving an all-terrain vehicle. Most tours are very family-friendly and offer adventure for the whole family and if you are a couple or group you will be pleased with the variety of activities you can experience together. Most tours are available with morning as well as afternoon departure times. Each tour will be escorted by an expert local guide to ensure that you get the most out of your Aruba excursion. Overall, the selection of tours that are available will please you and the adventure will excite your senses during your exploration of Aruba’s natural and cultural history. Read on for fun things to do in Aruba off a cruise ship!
Aruba Excursion: ATV Island Sightseeing Adventure
The ATV Island Sightseeing Adventure is a great way for you to see the scenery of Aruba, while you enjoy driving in the open air of an all-terrain vehicle. Your 3-hour tour is available with morning or afternoon departure times and begins with meeting an expert local guide at your cruise ship pier. You will then watch a short safety and instructional video on driving your all-terrain vehicle, before being fitted with a helmet. You will follow your guide caravan-style taking in the sights before you reach the North Coast. Your first stop will be at the crumbled limestone Natural Bridge, where you will have time to photograph the natural beauty of Aruba. The next stop on your excursion will be the Bushiribana Ruins, where you will take in the natural beauty of the landscape. Your guide will be helpful in explaining the natural history of Aruba at each scheduled stop. You will then travel to the historic Alto Vista Chapel, where you will have time to tour this historic church of Aruba. Your next stop will be on the beach at the California Lighthouse where you will be greeted by big views of the island and the colorful Caribbean Sea. After spending time on the beach, you will travel back to your cruise ship pier to end your Aruba excursion. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license.
Aruba Excursion: Natural Pool Swim And Horseback Riding
The Natural Pool Swim and Horseback Riding is an ideal shore excursion for you when you are looking for an adventure in a natural setting with lots of wildlife. Your 3-hour tour is available with morning or afternoon departure times and will start with pickup service from your cruise ship pier by an expert local guide. You will be transported through the developed urban areas until you reach the sparsely populated North Coast of Aruba. Once you at Rancho Daimari, where you will be given instructions and matched with a horse that fits your skill level of horseback riding. You will follow your guide into Arikok National Park and travel through pristine island terrain until you arrive at the Natural Pool, also known as the Conchi. At this natural volcanic formation you will have 30-minutes to explore your surrounding or swim in the clear water or just relax and soak in the natural landscape. From here you will ride through several sand dunes next to the Caribbean Sea until you arrive back at Rancho Daimari. Your Aruba excursion ends with drop-off service back at your cruise ship pier. Children must be six years of age or older and accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Aruba Excursion: UTV Adventure
The UTV Adventure is a great idea for you when you want to adventure off-road, while taking in many of the sites on Aruba. Your 3-hour shore excursion is available in the morning and afternoon, where your excursion begins with pickup service at your cruise ship pier by your expert local guide. From here you will view a short safety video about the 5-passenger all-terrain vehicle you will be driving. You will follow your guide in caravan-style to the north coast of Aruba. Your first stop which will be at the crumbled limestone Natural Bridge and then you will travel to Bushiribana Ruins. Your guide will explain along the way what natural wonders are on Aruba. Next you will travel to the historic Mission-style Alto Vista Chapel where you will learn interesting facts about the church and the more history of Aruba. You will then travel to the California Lighthouse where you will be treated to outstanding views of the island and the Caribbean Sea. The last stop will be at the beach where you will have time to relax or swim in the warm waters. Your Aruba excursion ends with drop-off service at your cruise ship pier. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license.
Aruba Excursion: 4x4 Tour and Natural Pool Snorkeling
The Aruba Excursion: 4x4 Tour and Natural Pool Snorkeling is a perfect choice for families and travelers that like to explore nature on vacation. Your 4.5-hour shore excursion begins with pickup service from the cruise ship pier, where you will meet your expert local guide. First you will have a short safety class on driving your 4x4 vehicle on the island of Aruba. Once situated into your vehicle you will follow in a caravan-style to the Natural Pool. On the way you will view the Gold Mill Ruins and learn of Aruba past gold mining history as well as travel to the crumbled limestone Natural Bridge on the northeast portion of Aruba. You will continue down the bumpy roads of Aruba until you reach Arikok National Park, which happens to cover 20 percent of the island. After driving through the park you will reach the Natural Pool, also known as Conchi. Here you will take to the water and go snorkeling. You will be amazed by the brilliant colors of the coral and marine life. After exploring Natural Pool for an hour, you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. Your Aruba excursion ends with drop-off service at your cruise ship pier. You must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license to drive one of the 4x4 vehicles.
Aruba Excursion: Highlights of Aruba
The Highlights of Aruba is a great choice for families and travelers looking to view the historic and cultural nature of the island Aruba. Your 4.5-hour shore excursion begins with pickup service from the cruise ship pier, where you will be driven to the Aloe Factory, which produces one of Aruba’s largest exported products. If, you are visiting on a Sunday your first stop will be the Mission-style Chapel of Alto Vista. From here you will be taken to the California Lighthouse where you will take a tour of the lighthouse and have time to photograph the breath-taking views. Your next stop will the Casibari Rock Formation and Park. Here you will have time to climb some of the rock formations and once on top the views are spectacular. You can end your tour at this point or you may choose the option to visit the white sands on Palm Beach to swim and relax for another hour. Your Aruba excursion ends with drop-off service back your cruise ship pier.