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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine provided by De Palm Tours

Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine
4.5
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R 678,58
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
If you want to get underwater views in Aruba without getting wet, book ahead to reserve your spot in the Seaworld Explorer semi-submarine, with a submerged observatory for underwater views of fish and marine life through glass windows. Even if scuba and snorkeling aren't your thing, you still get to see underwater highlights such as the the SS Antilla, and the Arashi reef, accompanied by insightful commentary from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
90-minute semi-submarine reef tour fits easily into an Aruba itinerary
Get views of Aruba's underwater highlights without getting wet
Listen to historical and ecological commentary from a guide
Convenient central departure point
What to expect
Hop aboard a transfer boat departing from Oranjestad's De Palm Pie to be taken out to the Seaworld Explorer. Meet your guide, who will share historical and ecological facts about the sights as you travel. With dry clothing, you get views from the vessel's glassed-in, submerged viewing space of Arashi reef, teeming with tropical fish and other marine life. In contrast to snorkeling, during the submarine tour you can hear insightful commentary from your guide about the types of coral and fish you see. The next stop is the Antilla, a 423-foot (128-meter) German ship sunk during World War II. Snap photos of the colossal boat and its marine inhabitants, while your guide details history of the ship. After 90 minutes, you return to shore by boat.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2455SEMI
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
90 minute Semi-Submarine Tour • Local taxes
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
De Palm Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba
Inclusions
90 minute Semi-Submarine Tour • Local taxes
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
De Palm Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for child aged 1 and under
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    De Palm Pier
    J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Antilla
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    De Palm Pier
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Arashi Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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YouNique Adventures
5 contributions
Overall a decent experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
Overall the experience was great! Only didn't give 5 stars because i felt like the vessel windows needs to be cleaned for a more clear view.
Written 8 September 2021
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Alberto T
Hi, Thank you for the review!
Written 14 September 2021
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Heather M
Oil City, PA18 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021
This was so much fun. Our guide I believe her name was Angel, was amazing! She was so knowledgable she was funny and made the entire experience something my mom and I will never forget! I would recommend this!
Written 8 September 2021
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Alberto T
Hi, Thank you so much for the awesome review!
Written 14 September 2021
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Lydia E
New York City, NY29 contributions
So cool
Aug 2021 • Family
Just being able to go on a submarine was pretty cool and seeing first hand an actual shipwreck. Definitely be aware that the meeting spot for this particular excursion is in between the Hilton and Riu hotels.
Written 1 September 2021
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Hi Lydia, We are happy you enjoyed your tour! We hope to see you again soon!
Written 6 September 2021
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Howieg723
Langhorne, PA9 contributions
Unda da Sea. Unda da Sea
Aug 2021 • Couples
Had a very nice time on this semi-submarine trip. Can’t swim, so I don’t snorkel. Gave a nice look under the surface. Plenty of fish and underwater life to see. Looked at two shipwrecks. Yes, the windows could use a cleaning to clear the algea buildup though. Loved the catamaran ride to and back from the sub. The staff was friendly and very safety conscious. All around a good excursion.
Written 19 August 2021
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Hi, Thank you so much for the awesome review and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 23 August 2021
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Mike W
Newark, NJ26 contributions
Great underwater experience without getting wet!
A great trip from our checking in, to our launch ride, to the sub and then our extremely informative and educational underwater tour of the coral reef and the sunken ship. We literally saw hundreds of fish! From Dory to sardines as well as a sea turtle! They came right up to the glass! (Not the turtle.) If you are not into scuba- this is a great chance to take some pictures and experience sea life first hand.
I must add that the restaurant at the pier was also a great spot and very lively!
Written 23 July 2021
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Hi Mike, Thank you for the awesome review!
Written 1 August 2021
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TK E
1 contribution
Don't waste your money or time....
The experience was not as expected. The brochure and reality was not the same. Very cloudy murky water didn't see a lot of fish. Looking at the shipwreck was nothing special. Lastly the tour guide and her commentary and jokes were often times wildly inappropriate i.e. Iguana soup.
Written 22 July 2021
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Hi, We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience with us. We will use this feedback to better ourselves Stay safe
Written 1 August 2021
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Kevin C
42 contributions
Semi-submarine bliss
Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We were first ferried to the semi-submarine on a fast boat, and that in itself was well worth it. Once on the semi-submarine, we had amazing views of the coral reef and sunken ship. The commentary was a bit much but accurate. Highly recommend this trip even with those with mobility issues, as the staff are more than accommodating and welcoming.
Written 18 July 2021
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Hi, Thank you so much for the awesome review!
Written 22 July 2021
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thomas p
1 contribution
Awesome "underwater" adventure.
Jun 2021
Our guide was informative and entertaining. It was awesome to visit the sunken ship and see all the many varieties of fish.
Written 11 July 2021
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Hi, Thank you so much for an awesome review!
Written 22 July 2021
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jorpey3
Fort worth45 contributions
Interesting and fun
My husband and I loved the submarine tour of the shipwreck. The staff did a great job and was very informative. The sub was air conditioned which made it comfortable. I would recommend for anyone who enjoys history, tropical fish and just exploring.
Written 8 July 2021
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Hi Jorpey, Thank you so much for sharing your submarine experience with us! See you soon!
Written 22 July 2021
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garyb_10
Grand Rapids, MI123 contributions
very pleasent and enjoyable
Jun 2021
My wife and I did realily enjoy this trip. Our guide in the bottom of semi-sub Angie ( i think that was her name) was realily enjoyable. At least with my wife as she likes to needle me sometimes. it started as we boardrd when I was reminded to "watch me head " that is when Angie help my wife with more infor to needle. It was a very pleasent and enjoyable.
One thing about this type is I have read about semi-sub is people were disappointed with what the saw. This one did take you over a ship wreck and we saw schools of fish, some even came up to window and kissed the glass.
If you do not want to be in a submarine totally under under a 100 feet of water, then this one would be for you. If you want you can go top side.
Angie did say when asked about could we see a shark, she said that in the 15 years she has been working tbetween the 2 ships( semi-sub & submarine) she has never saw a shark.
It was not claustophobia inside the semi.
Written 5 July 2021
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Hi Gary, Thank you so much of the great review! We are truly happy you enjoyed your trip and we can't wait to see you again soon!
Written 5 July 2021
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