Aruba Submarine Excursion Reviews

You will have the opportunity to get an up close view of exotic marine life while diving to depths up to 130 feet. Be amazed by colorful schools of tropical fish, huge sponge gardens, the mystical beauties of the coral fields and two sunken wrecks.
Our guide was very enthusiastic.
Sail Date: June 2019
Our guide was very enthusiastic. Informative tour. Sub was neat. Saw lots of fish
Our guide was very enthusiastic. Informative tour. Sub was neat. Saw lots of fish Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We thoroughly enjoyed the sub.
Sail Date: March 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the sub. It was quite neat to be that far under the water and to see all the coral and fishes
We thoroughly enjoyed the sub. It was quite neat to be that far under the water and to see all the coral and fishes Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Fun experience.
Sail Date: January 2019
Fun experience. Catamaran ride out to the semi-sub and then about 40 minutes exploring a shipwreck. If you can't snorkel or dive, this is the trip for you!
Fun experience. Catamaran ride out to the semi-sub and then about 40 minutes exploring a shipwreck. If you can't snorkel or dive, this is the trip for you! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great experience, even for those people with limited mobility.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great experience, even for those people with limited mobility. There is not a bad seat in the sub, but could be clasutrophobic. Water was a little murky, not like snorkeling or scuba. Saw dozens of different fish and several wrecks. ... Read More
Great experience, even for those people with limited mobility. There is not a bad seat in the sub, but could be clasutrophobic. Water was a little murky, not like snorkeling or scuba. Saw dozens of different fish and several wrecks. Boat was a short walk for port terminal. Good view of island, and running commentary. Shops do close by 6 or maybe 6:30 pm. So go early or right after submarine tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great way to end our island trips, though the water was murky and viewing of ship wreck was low, ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Great way to end our island trips, though the water was murky and viewing of ship wreck was low, the guides made the semi sub part enjoyable. The island tour was absolutely the best and amazing to see how different various areas of a small ... Read More
Great way to end our island trips, though the water was murky and viewing of ship wreck was low, the guides made the semi sub part enjoyable. The island tour was absolutely the best and amazing to see how different various areas of a small island can be... loved the place. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
Interesting tour. Saw a lot of fish. Friendly staff
Interesting tour. Saw a lot of fish. Friendly staff Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
cool excursion, snug in submarine and you have to lean over often to see out of the ...
Sail Date: June 2018
cool excursion, snug in submarine and you have to lean over often to see out of the portholes....viewed coral reef with fish and a sunken ship....very cool to see but didn't see many fish.....if you get seasick take something before ... Read More
cool excursion, snug in submarine and you have to lean over often to see out of the portholes....viewed coral reef with fish and a sunken ship....very cool to see but didn't see many fish.....if you get seasick take something before this trip, saw a few people get sick. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Required much more strenuous activity getting to the submarine for my husband than was expected.
Sail Date: May 2018
Required much more strenuous activity getting to the submarine for my husband than was expected. Once onboard the submarine, the experience was wonderful. The walk back to the ship was hard for him again. People with limited mobility ... Read More
Required much more strenuous activity getting to the submarine for my husband than was expected. Once onboard the submarine, the experience was wonderful. The walk back to the ship was hard for him again. People with limited mobility should really take care with this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Before the tour one of the tour operators' lady made everybody taking a photo what the shop sold ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Before the tour one of the tour operators' lady made everybody taking a photo what the shop sold afterwards for USD 10 !! The trip to the submarine by shuttle boat took about 20 minutes, the submarine tour about 50 minutes. It was ... Read More
Before the tour one of the tour operators' lady made everybody taking a photo what the shop sold afterwards for USD 10 !! The trip to the submarine by shuttle boat took about 20 minutes, the submarine tour about 50 minutes. It was great to see many fishes, often colored ones, swimming by, as well as the sunken ship. Although it is an expensive trip, it was worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So fun!
Sail Date: April 2018
So fun! We have never seen this many fish in either a glass bottom boat or snorkeling. The water was a little churned up because of the high winds but still was pretty clear. We dove to a depth of 145' onto the reef. I was a ... Read More
So fun! We have never seen this many fish in either a glass bottom boat or snorkeling. The water was a little churned up because of the high winds but still was pretty clear. We dove to a depth of 145' onto the reef. I was a little worried that my ears would give me problems but the sub is pressurized, so none whatsoever! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A boat took us to a submarine that was in the water.
Sail Date: March 2018
A boat took us to a submarine that was in the water. The submarine went past 3 shipwrecks and then the captain sat the vessel down on the ocean floor.
A boat took us to a submarine that was in the water. The submarine went past 3 shipwrecks and then the captain sat the vessel down on the ocean floor. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
could not see very much due to water being dark and murky
Sail Date: February 2018
could not see very much due to water being dark and murky
could not see very much due to water being dark and murky Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour was kind of lame, we were taken over a small reef and every 5 minutes the driver would ...
Sail Date: February 2018
The tour was kind of lame, we were taken over a small reef and every 5 minutes the driver would turn around and go back. The water was cloudy, the sub was packed and the tour was over in no time.
The tour was kind of lame, we were taken over a small reef and every 5 minutes the driver would turn around and go back. The water was cloudy, the sub was packed and the tour was over in no time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
visibility was poor, semi sub needed cleaning
Sail Date: February 2018
visibility was poor, semi sub needed cleaning
visibility was poor, semi sub needed cleaning Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were disappointed.
Sail Date: January 2018
We were disappointed. The shuttle to and from the submarine was good. Although a little disturbing that the landfill is directly at the ocean and you could smell it. Unfortunately we were cramped into the vessel, so it was almost ... Read More
We were disappointed. The shuttle to and from the submarine was good. Although a little disturbing that the landfill is directly at the ocean and you could smell it. Unfortunately we were cramped into the vessel, so it was almost claustrophobic. Seats where uncomfortable and way too many people in the boat for my feeling. The narration was good, but the view not so much. It all was basically gray in gray in gray in blue. You so a few fish, but nothing colorful what you expected. We had hoped for much more. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The reef looks like dead.
Sail Date: January 2018
The reef looks like dead. A landfill is not really fare way the whole boat ride to the Submarine it smells really bad. Oranjestad is very dirty, the old big building on the harbor is still standing, looks really bad.
The reef looks like dead. A landfill is not really fare way the whole boat ride to the Submarine it smells really bad. Oranjestad is very dirty, the old big building on the harbor is still standing, looks really bad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
BORING.
Sail Date: January 2018
BORING. Promised a wreck and reef went around the wreck for 40 minutes and then went to rock garden (seriously) just rocks and a bumpy dirt road ride for 30 minutes to look at seascape of rough water. Save your money.
BORING. Promised a wreck and reef went around the wreck for 40 minutes and then went to rock garden (seriously) just rocks and a bumpy dirt road ride for 30 minutes to look at seascape of rough water. Save your money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a great adventure, but the submarine was cramped and crowded.
Sail Date: December 2017
This was a great adventure, but the submarine was cramped and crowded. It was difficult to enjoy the sites, as we were right on top of each other. It was fun and we get to say we were on a submarine, but don't expect to be in a ... Read More
This was a great adventure, but the submarine was cramped and crowded. It was difficult to enjoy the sites, as we were right on top of each other. It was fun and we get to say we were on a submarine, but don't expect to be in a spacious submarine as described. You will be crammed together with strangers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great to do at least once and went to a depth of 143 feet....really cool.
Sail Date: July 2017
Great to do at least once and went to a depth of 143 feet....really cool.
Great to do at least once and went to a depth of 143 feet....really cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Semi-Sub is just that, you are about ten feet underwater.
Sail Date: May 2017
The Semi-Sub is just that, you are about ten feet underwater. You explore a German freighter that was scuttled in the 1940's, learn the history and view all the marine life that lives in and around the wreck. Then it is back on the ... Read More
The Semi-Sub is just that, you are about ten feet underwater. You explore a German freighter that was scuttled in the 1940's, learn the history and view all the marine life that lives in and around the wreck. Then it is back on the tour bus, They take you to the California Lighthouse; the North Side of the Island; The Natural Bridge and the Ayo Rock Formation. Our tour guides were very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Quite an experience.
Sail Date: April 2017
Quite an experience. One can see clearly out the windows of the Sub, including a couple of ship wrecks, a variety of fish and coral reef. Touched the bottom of the ocean at 136 ft. Very nice.
Quite an experience. One can see clearly out the windows of the Sub, including a couple of ship wrecks, a variety of fish and coral reef. Touched the bottom of the ocean at 136 ft. Very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
First we did an island tour to the California lighthouse, Baby natural bridge, & Casibari rock ...
Sail Date: April 2017
First we did an island tour to the California lighthouse, Baby natural bridge, & Casibari rock formations. Then we boarded a boat & sat 5 feet below the waterline in the semi-sub. We saw many different fish above the Antilla
First we did an island tour to the California lighthouse, Baby natural bridge, & Casibari rock formations. Then we boarded a boat & sat 5 feet below the waterline in the semi-sub. We saw many different fish above the Antilla shipwreck. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Got to spend a lot of time exploring a sunken WWII freighter.
Sail Date: April 2017
Got to spend a lot of time exploring a sunken WWII freighter. Did get a little uncomfortable after a while as seats were cramped and close together
Got to spend a lot of time exploring a sunken WWII freighter. Did get a little uncomfortable after a while as seats were cramped and close together Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We enjoyed the ride to the submarine and the tour of the reef.
Sail Date: March 2017
We enjoyed the ride to the submarine and the tour of the reef. The tour cost a lot more than it's worth. The price is too high. We saw better fish when we snorkeled in Bonnaire.
We enjoyed the ride to the submarine and the tour of the reef. The tour cost a lot more than it's worth. The price is too high. We saw better fish when we snorkeled in Bonnaire. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The dry sunny climate was so nice.
Sail Date: March 2017
The dry sunny climate was so nice. I did feel like the moisture was being sucked out of my skin by the air, though. Everything about this excursion was terrific. I loved being out on the water in the ferry that took us to the mini sub, ... Read More
The dry sunny climate was so nice. I did feel like the moisture was being sucked out of my skin by the air, though. Everything about this excursion was terrific. I loved being out on the water in the ferry that took us to the mini sub, which is where you climb into the bottom of a boat and look out the windows. Our guide was fun and pointed out the ship wreak and 2 legged fish (snorkelers). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises