Caribbean

5 of the best Aruba snorkeling tours

by Paul Stafford  |  Published May 21, 2020

Aruba is exactly what everybody assumes a beautiful Caribbean island should be: warm, vibrant and boasting white sand beaches lapped by impossibly turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkeling. The island is so far south in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles island chain that it’s practically part of South America. In fact, the Netherlands-administered country is a mere 17 miles (27km) from the north coast of Venezuela, meaning that Dutch colonial, South American and Caribbean indigenous cultures mesh perfectly to create a holiday destination with both cultural and natural riches aplenty.

Snorkeling in Aruba is one of the best ways to enjoy the island’s stunning marine wildlife and the best way to access some of the secluded spots is on a tour. There are more than enough options available to suit most expectations, so here are a selection of the five best snorkeling tours around Aruba based on a number of different factors including price, duration, health and safety, equipment provision and itinerary. Previous guest reviews have also been considered. All tours run on a daily basis unless otherwise mentioned.