Aruba's Complete Guide for Island Activities

The Caribbean Island of Aruba is not unlike the rest of the islands with an untold amount of water sports and land sports for tourist and residents to enjoy, but... Aruba has much more to offer, some of the most beautiful coastlines you will find to horseback ride on, small coves to enjoy in privacy and breathtaking scenery. As Aruba is known as a playground for the wealthy, casinos are plentiful and fine international cuisine is at your doorstep. No matter what you may enjoy when on vacation, Aruba is sure to have it all.

If you have enjoyed any activities on the island not listed, we would love to hear about them, where you went and what you did. Simply write to us at and tell us, we will be happy to add it to our growing list of activities on Aruba.

Diving Connections for Aruba

Aruba Pro Dive

Ponton 90
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
Phone: (297) 582-5520
Aruba Pro Dive

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Aruba Pro Dive offers unique dive trips in small groups so that more attention can be paid to each individual in the group, this is especially important when participating in the range of course available. The company offers several different courses, from the very beginner to the advanced divers open water course. Private diving trips can be arranged and there are different dive packages to choose from.

Dive Aruba

Boat is docked at the Renaissance Marina
Office: Williamstraat #8
Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: (297) 582-7337
Diving Around Aruba

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Dive Aruba will take you to all the most exciting dive sites on the island, and you will instantly feel as though you are among friends with the friendly staff who run the trips. You can explore the beautiful reefs, interesting wrecks and witness the amazing marine life, the owner of Dive Aruba has over 20 years of diving experience and provides a personalized service to each diver.

Golf Clubs and Course to Enjoy in Aruba

Aruba Golf Club

00000 Sint Nicolaas, Aruba
Phone: (297) 584-2006
Aruba Golf Club

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This is a 9 hole golf course which has 20 sand hazards, 5 water hazards, wandering goats and lots of cacti. The club has a further 11artifical turf greens so 18 hole tournaments are possible, there is also a clubhouse with bar and locker rooms. The course has been in existence since 1941 and was founded by the employees of LAGO Aruba, when the company closed in 1986 the golf club was donated to the "people of San Nicolas".

The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 93
Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: (297) 583-5000 (inside US)
Phone: (297) 583-5000 (outside US)
The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course

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This 9 hole golf course was opened in 2004 and has stunning ocean views and beautifully landscaped lagoons for plenty of play over water. The course is open to the public and offers professional golf lessons for both groups and individuals. Site facilities include, pro shop and two restaurants; Mulligans Golf Cafe Bar and Restaurant and Windows on Aruba.

Tierra del Sol

Caya di Solo 10, Aruba
Phone: (297) 586-7800
Tierra Golf Course Aruba

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This course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and is situated on the northwest point of Aruba, it is the only 18 hole golf course on the entire island. The course boasts a full length practice range, putting greens, chipping areas, clubhouse with golf shop, restaurants and swimming pool. When you play a round of golf here you will be surrounded by wonderful views of the ocean and desert, there are challenges for both the experienced and the novice golfer.

Sail Around Aruba with One of Our Many Sailing Contacts

Mi Dushi (My Sweetheart)

DePalm Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone: (297) 586-2010
Mi Dushi Sailing Aruba

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Mi Dushi has been sailing in the waters surrounding Aruba for more than 20 years, the boat itself was built in Sweden in 1925 and constructed from oak and mahogany. There are several different sailing and snorkeling adventures to choose from each day such as taste of Aruba, Afternoon sundown safari snorkeling cruise and sunset happy hour cruise.

Octopus Sailing Charters

Phone/fax: (297) 586-4281
Phone: (297) 593-3739
Octopus Sailing in Aruba

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This multi-hull sailing adventure has been in existence for over 25 years, Captain Jethro and his 40ft trimaran sailboat the Octopus, takes visitors to relax and snorkel in the waters surrounding Aruba. There are morning or afternoon trips to choose from and the personalized service and attention to inexperienced snorkelers make the trips especially attractive. The sunset cruises that run twice a week are perfect for a truly relaxing tour around the coast.

Red Sail Sports

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 348-A
Palm Beach, Aruba
Phone: (305) 454-2538 (U.S.A.)
Phone: (297) 586-1603 (Aruba)
Rad Sail Sailing Aruba

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The Red Sail will arrange everything you need for your fishing trip, you can choose between four different catamarans such as the 70ft Rumba. There is a lively sunset tour on offer including drinks and a dinner cruise with a three-course meal. Red sail can also take visitors para-sailing and offer scuba diving courses for children and those who are new to diving.

Tranquilo Charters Aruba

Renaissance Marina, Oranjestad
Cel: (297) 594-2173
Phone: (297) 586-1418
Tranquilo Charters Aruba

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This sailing company was founded by Cap. Mike Hagedorn who is well known for his passion for sailing, he begun taking passengers out in the Tranquilo along the coast of Aruba in 1977 until his son took over the business 20 years later. Tranquilo means Tranquility and tis is exactly what you will get when you embark on one of the charters on offer, choose from the famous lunch cruise, private sailing trips or dinner sails.

Jolly Pirates

Phone: (297) 586 8107
Jolly Pirates Sailing Aruba

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Climb aboard the pirate ship and join the pirates on-board for a relaxing cruise around the island, the staff will make you feel welcome and take you to all the best snorkeling spots. Visitors can have great fun on the rope swing, enjoy the open bar, swim up close to the interesting marine life and explore a shipwreck. Choose from three different excursions including a sunset sail around Aruba, afternoon snorkeling and sail, snorkel swim and swing.

Spend a Day Horseback Riding Along Aruba's Beaches

Rancho Daimari

Palm Beach 33B, Noord
Phone: 297/586-6284
Rancho Daimari Horseback Riding  Aruba

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Rancho Daimari is hidden among the most exotic hillsides on the island right infront of the Daimari Beach, the ranch sits on one of the oldest coconut plantations in the Caribbean and was built in the 1600's. The ranch offers a range of tours which encompass the Arikok National Park, Private beaches, and a natural pool, you are guaranteed to see beautiful scenery and flora and fauna no matter what tour you choose.

Rancho Notorious

Boroncana, Noord
Phone:(297) 586-0508
Fax: (297) 586-1361
Octopus Sailing in Aruba

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At Rancho Notorious you can explore Aruba's picturesque coastline and countryside with one of their famous guided horseback riding, and mountain biking tours, the ranch also offers Quad racer tours. Rancho Notorious is named after the 1942 movie and they specialize in small groups and beginners, and they provide a personalize tours with multi-lingual guides.

Rancho La Ponderosa

Papaya 30
Paradera, Aruba, DWI
Phone: (297) 587-1142
FAX: (297) 587-8733
Cell: (297) 593-5245
Rad Sail Sailing Aruba

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The owner of this ranch; Lucho is one of the islands most respected horsemen, and from the saddle of his Paso Fino horses, you will see and enjoy the beauty of Aruba via the back road trails. With Rancho La Ponderosa visitors are guaranteed comfort, experienced knoledgable guides and safe and scenic trails.

Gold Mine Ranch

Phone: (297) 586-4954
Cel: (297) 594-1317
Tranquilo Charters Aruba

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This ranch provides visitors with a horseback expedition to two white sand beaches on the North East Coast, white sand dunes, hidden valley, hidden lagoon and more. On this tour you will visit over 7 spots to keep you engaged and entertained throughout your journey, there are a selection of horses for both beginners and experienced riders.

Charter a Boat for Deepsea Fishing Around Aruba

Teaser Charters Aruba

St. Vincentweg 5
Oranjestad, ARUBA, D.W.I.
Phone: (297) 582-5088
Fax: (297) 582-4614
Teaser Charters Aruba

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Teaser Charters specialize in deep sea fishing and can take visitors out on one of their two Bertrams 35 from the Renaissance Marina. Choose from half or full day trips to fish for Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo and many more species depending on the time of the year. The company endeavor to keep all fish alive to release them safely back into the ocean.

Driftwood Fishing Charters

Downtown Seaport Marina
Oranjestad, Aruba
Cell: (297) 592-4040
Phone: (297) 583-2515
Driftwood Fishing Charters  Aruba

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Driftwood Fishing Charters have been in operation for more than 25 years and owner Herby is passionate about fishing. The Driftwood restaurant is also owned by Herby and whatever he catches while out on a fishing trip is served in his restaurant on the same day. The 35ft twin engine yacht is tournament rigged and on the charters that run daily between 8am and 5pm you can fish for barracuda, tuna, wahoo, king fish, sharks, sailfish and marlin.

Natasha Sport Fishing

Phone: (297) 594-0609
Natasha Sport Fishing Aruba

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The 42ft Avenger boat called Natasha is perfect for deep sea fishing, beach trips and even private snorkeling for you, your family and friends at very reasonable rates. The crew will take you to the best fishing spots so that you can fish for a wide variety of species, including marlin, dolphin, sailfish, spear fish, Tuna, Wahoo and more.

Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters

Phone: (297) 587-0538
Cell: (297) 594-1181
Fax: (297) 587-7778
Rad Sail Sailing Aruba

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Mahi Mahi is perfectly positioned in Seaport Marina for visitors to enjoy fishing the drop-offs in no time after departure from the dock. The company welcomes both beginners and experienced off shore pro's and the crew are dedicated to your enjoyment on board the boat. If you want to enjoy eating your own catch, you can take it to the near by restaurant: Que Pasa for them to prepare a delicious meal.

J-String Deep Sea Fishing Charter

Renaissance (Seaport) Marina Aruba
Phone: (297) 593-1409
J-String Deep Sea Fishing Charters Aruba

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This company has over 25 years of experience in taking visitors out on charter trips, and have over 20 championship titles. J-String makes it their mission to ensure that everybody who fishes with them has an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. The J-String's 36ft crusader is situated at the Renaissance Marina and offers a choice of charters from 4 hours to a whole day.

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