Best Snokel Cruise?

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Feb 17th, 2003, 07:37 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?
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Feb 17th, 2003, 02:09 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, 03:44 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, 04:31 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, 04:40 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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