Best Snokel Cruise?

Feb 17th, 2003, 06:37 AM
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Best Snokel Cruise?

I am going with my family (my wife and teenage boys) to Aruba in mid-March. We are planning on doing a snorkel cruise. Which is the best one (Jolly Pirates, Depalm Tours, Mi Dushi, others)? Also, should we make reservations pior to our trip for the cruise?
RickO is offline  
Feb 17th, 2003, 01:09 PM
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My husband and I went on the Jolly Pirates tour and had a blast - it was fun because the boat really did resemble a pirate ship (your children would enjoy this), and also, there was a rope swing off the boat that was a ton of fun (the employees also pride themselves on the whole pirate persona). There were people of all ages, and we stopped at a couple of the most beautiful snorkeling places there are in Aruba. Mi Dushi is also nice, I heard from another couple. I believe that boat is a catamaran (sp.?), but I could be mistaken. So it depends what type of thing you all like - we thought the pirate ship was great...
Since you're traveling in March, I would suggest reservations ahead of time, only because you'll be running into school vacations.
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Feb 17th, 2003, 02:44 PM
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My husband and I did the Mi Dushi in October; it too was fabulous.

It is an old sailing vessel (not catamaran); the service was top notch; breakfast (bagels, muffins, etc) and lunch (hot seafood something) were part of the package; as well as unlimited beverages.

We made 3 snorkel stops and this boat also has a rope swing and hammock.

Leaving the airport, someone was passing out "Little Switzerland" bags which included several coupons for many activities.

If you have a car, you should rent some snorkel equipment and head down to baby beach. Excellent snorkeling there.

Have fun

I would play it safe and make advance reservations for March.
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Feb 17th, 2003, 03:31 PM
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The Midushi is very nice. One word of caution, however, is that this is a booze cruise with an open bar after snorkeling. With teens you may want to seek another boat. I have not done Jolly Pirates so I can't advise you on them. Whatever you decide you will have a wonderful time in Aruba.
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Feb 17th, 2003, 03:40 PM
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Jolly Pirate gets my vote -- but now we snorkel on our own with a rental car - -much more fun and at our own pace. Great snorkeling at DePalm Island - - Malmok - Arashi and outside the reef at Baby Beach.
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