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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Go below the water without getting wet with this 90-minute semi-submarine excursion from Aruba. Safe and dry in the hull, get views of the underwater world, including the Arashi Reef and The Antilla, a WWII German shipwreck.
  • 90-minute semi-submarine cruise from Oranjestad
  • Get underwater views on this semi-submarine tour in Aruba
  • See the Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean
  • Visit the famous Arashi Reef
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90 minute Semi-Submarine Tour
Local taxes
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Find your way to Oranjestad's the De Palm Pier in time for the tour's 11:30am departure. 

Board a transfer boat bound for the Seaworld Explorer, waiting for your group near Aruba's Arashi Reef. Once you climb into the semi-sub, descend into the glassed-in viewing space, submerged just under the surface of the water. Your captain will navigate around the teeming reef, providing commentary about the underwater world. A marine expert is on hand to answer any questions. 

Move on to the Antilla, a 423-foot (128 meter) German freighter destroyed during World War II. Now only partially submerged in about 60 feet (20 meters) of water, it is a popular place for both underwater animals and bird life. 

Return to shore after 90 minutes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Antilla
This 400-foot-long ship is one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
De Palm Pier
Check-in and board shuttle to the Semi-submarine
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arashi Beach
Arashi Reef: one of the best place to snorkel, with soft water currents and a variety of marine life. You can also see from here the California Lighthouse.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 1 and under
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
  • OPERATED BY De Palm Tours N.V.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine.
Q:
What is a Semi-Submarine?
A:
This vessel, which was originally used for research on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, which sits 5 feet below the surface, provides spectacular viewing of the undersea wonderland around Aruba.
May 2021
Q:
Is the submarine air-conditioned during the Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
Yes - the vessel is air-conditioned for your comfort.
May 2021
Q:
Where is the departure location for the Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
The meeting location for the expedition is the Atlantis Store Oranjestad at L.G. Smith Blvd 82, Oranjestad, across from the Renaissance Resort.
May 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
Please check in at the Atlantis Store at least 30 minutes before departure time.
May 2021
Q:
Are there any restrictions on participating in the Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
There are no age restrictions. All guests must be able to climb stairs.
May 2021
Q:
Can I bring my small child on the Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
Yes, children under 2 years old may travel as free lap infants. If you plan to bring a lap child, please specify in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
May 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
The semi-submarine is air-conditioned, wear casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
May 2021
Q:
What will we see during the Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine?
A:
You will see the Barcadera Reef with lots of fish, lobster, and moray eels as well as several different shipwrecks. The crew will provide commentary to learn all about the marine life, ecosystem, and history of the areas visited.
May 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is the perfect adventure for young children and those unable to dive." See review
  • "If you're adults traveling without children, I would recommend you snorkel instead for viewing fish and the Antilla Shipwreck." See review

Reviews

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star-3
The location is this place wasn’t really clear.
ERica_E
, Jul 2021
It was a good experience. We saw ship, turtles, fish,and corals. I would just recommend the place clarifying the location of this place.
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star-5
Best Experience on dry land but in water
Marlena_J
, Jul 2021
Our host Angie was so amazing. She showed us the different fish, told us about Algae, and about the shipwreck. She was bubbly, sweet, fun, and made me want to do this activity again. Her spirit is needed with activities like this, especially with children.
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star-4
Cool
Orv_S
, Jul 2021
It will be nice if you let people know where to go , to get on the boat . All I received was an confirmation without telling me where I need to be .
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star-5
Fun family excursion
Emma_G
, Jul 2021
We had a wonderful time on the Seaworld Explorer. Angie was engaging and fun. Our twins loved the experience. Definitely great for kids and adults alike.
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star-5
Great fun for everyone!
Dana_B
, Jul 2021
Angie! She was an amazing tour guide who was funny and had us laughing the whole time. She also was very informative and knew what she was talking about. The views were pretty incredible! Our son loves sunken ships and was in amazement at how clearly You could see the Antilla. I would absolutely recommend this adventure to anyone who is looking for something to do. We loved it.
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star-5
Excellent undersea experience
Claudine_W
, Jun 2021
Very nice experience my wife and I had a lot of fun. We saw tons of fishes and two turtle. When coming back up my hat blew a at and they got it out the water
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star-5
Sub Marine View
Abdallah_M
, Jun 2021
The underground ride was great and love the tour guide. Was great seeing the various fish and the Cataraman ride to it. Worth the tour.
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star-5
Sub
Clarence_B
, Jun 2021
Great experience, enjoyed the sea life. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of all the different elements in the sea.
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star-5
Great way to experience the ocean!!!
Hima_P
, Jun 2021
Angie was superb. We had such an amazing time with a family of 9 (aged 2-65). For those of us that aren’t swimmer, this was an amazing way to see and explore the marine floor. Our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks.
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star-3
Waste if time and money
Agni_G
, May 2021
Nothing much to see. The host were great but there is no natural beauty under water and it's mostly barren.
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