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    1/2 day snorkelling trips -

    Hi all,

    I'm coming to Aruba for Christmas and I've just heard that my 1/2 day snorkelling trip has been cancelled (at De Palm Island). If I just turn up at Boca Catalina, kind I hire gear and just get on with it?

    I'm arriving by cruise ship, a big one, and won't have a car.

    hope you can advise, I can't wait!!

    Dops (England)

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    No, you can't just show up at boca catalina and rent stuff if that is what you are asking. DOn't know what kind of time frame you have but Depalm has a seperate boat called the Palm Pleasure that goes out from 2-5 for a 2 snorkle stops. there are other boats out there, but I personally recommend that PalmPleasure. You can view my pics in the gallery as there are several of the boat.

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    On Christmas day you may have some issues finding an operator that is working. If you can hook up for the palm pleasure cruise, do so. I've enjoyed every one of the trips I've done with them.

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    OK, thanks to you both. I'm sure I'll sort something and will look into the Palm Pleasure. Have just one whole day free so want to make most of it.

    Cheers,

    Dops

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    Jolly Pirates is sailing Christmas day, but I understand they have extremely limited availability due to cruise ship commitments.

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    Oops, forgot to say, I arrive on Sunday 21st, anyone operate on a Sunday?

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dops View Post
    Oops, forgot to say, I arrive on Sunday 21st, anyone operate on a Sunday?

    thanks,
    Jolly Pirates sails daily.
    http://www.jolly-pirates.com/web/Tours.php

    I am pretty sure that De Palm Tours operates 7 days a week as well.

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    Don't know on depalm. You could go into their website and check their calendar of events and find out about sunday. Its Depalm Tours aruba.

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    Try www.aquawindies.com. Great private snorkel trips with guide. Surprisingly reasonable at $17.50 per hour, minimum 2 people. Three hour trip is plenty. Took trip to Mango Halta. It was fantastic. E mail Windie to set up. She is a wonderful person. Ask for her son as your guide.
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 12-13-2008 at 03:17 PM. Reason: 1 "m" in .com :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyboater View Post
    phillyboater, do you know anything about their dive operation? PADI certified? Do they only do shore dives? Small groups? I am thinking of a small operation for a discover scuba class for our then 13 yo dd.

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