Tours and Day Trips
Whether you like an air conditioned sight seeing bus tour or a more adventurous 4x4 guided off-road tour, horseback riding, ATVs, these are just some of the ways available to explore the island of Aruba!
Check out our list of tour operators and the discounts you can get on them using your VisitAruba Plus card.
Although Aruba is only 30 km (19 miles) long and about 8 km (5 miles) wide there are plenty things to discover. Hop onboard of one of the island tours and let the guides take you around the island while they tell you everything about Aruba's culture and history.
Aruba's mainly calm waters and easily accessible reefs are great for snorkeling. Spend some time on one of the catamarans for a day of sun and snorkeling or a romantic sunset sail. There are also many snorkel sites that can be reached from the shore, so get your snorkel gear and explore Aruba's abundant sea life on your own.
Diving in Aruba is an unforgettable experience. As you descend further towards the Caribbean seabed a diverse and magnificent marine life emerges. With over twenty dives sites and numerous wreck diving sites, Aruba is known as one of the prime wreck diving destinations in the Caribbean.
Mountain bikes are a perfect option to explore Aruba's countryside; especially the north coast is a favorite under bikers. Mountain bike terrain offers a mix of both flatter areas and challenging hill trails, and the wind provides an additional challenge. Guided cycling tours are available but you can also rent a bike and explore Aruba's countryside on your own.
There are several horseback riding companies on Aruba. Ranches offer tours along the beautiful coastline or through Aruba's rough countryside presenting some of Aruba' natural wonders on the way. Riders of all experience levels are welcome at Aruba's ranches.
Golfers will get the chance to practice their swing at one of the three golf courses on the island. Aruba features 2 top-notch golf courses; an 18-hole course with ocean view, a 9-hole course surrounded by luxurious vacation villas. Aruba's third and oldest golf course built in 1941, also a 9-hole course, is not as manicured but worth a visit to enjoy the nostalgia and natural peaceful surroundings.
Aruba earned a reputation as a Windsurfing paradise because of the constant trade winds, flat water locations and challenging wave conditions. Beginners can find windsurfing spots with easy conditions and calm winds along the west coast. The beaches along the south east side of the island are great wind surfing spots for the more experienced Wind & Kite surfers.
Aruban cultural heritage is studied, documented and preserved by the archaeological, historical and Numismatic museums. The Aruban museums invite you to a visit and to learn about our history and culture.
Bar hopping and other nightlife tours are the perfect way to have fun and celebrate in paradise! Enjoy meeting new people, partying with locals and dancing the night away at local hotspots. For those looking for a more casual nightlife tour, try a wine and food pairing tour for a taste of Aruba's vast culinary world. No matter which tour you choose, you're bound to have a night in paradise to remember - cheers!
Many fishing boats are available for charter at the Renaissance Marina downtown and Hadicurari Pier in Palm Beach. The variety of the fish is vast and the Atlantic game fish are abundant. Fish for wahoo, amberjack, kingfish, barracuda, and more! Choose to do a half or full-day charter.