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    Planning your activities weeks or months out ?

    we are now into high season.


    planning your tours before your feet hit the island of Aruba?

    here is a link for one of the most popular tour companies.

    http://www.depalmtours.com/natural-p...ver-adventure/

    which tour company do you recommend?

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    We always try to make our RSVPs on Black Pearl months ahead even though we visit during the low season, and I would recommend booking early for ArubaBob. Other tours are planned over dinner the night before we want to go when we are there, and if they aren't available we just look later in the week. We use Black Pearl, ArubaBob and DePalm for our adventures.

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    I agree with Walt, if it's something we really want to do, I will reserve a few months in advance. Most things we book last minute, if we feel like doing it. Jolly Pirates gives a discount for booking ahead online, so we have booked that one ahead. In the future I will book the Monforte III in advance since they have limited seating and days they do the Lagoon Cruise. Fishing with a specific boat, I would book in advance.
    We had a great experience using Pelican Tours on a most recent trip, and would book activities through them again.
    Last edited by Traceyd14; 12-26-2017 at 12:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    We always try to make our RSVPs on Black Pearl months ahead even though we visit during the low season, and I would recommend booking early for ArubaBob. Other tours are planned over dinner the night before we want to go when we are there, and if they aren't available we just look later in the week. We use Black Pearl, ArubaBob and DePalm for our adventures.
    We really like Black Pearl. We will be scheduling soon for August. It is a small personable sunset cruise. I usually book some restaurants about two weeks before we leave.

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    Apparently we need to check out black pearl! We're heading back in March for our 5th trip. Last year we booked ahead for a UTV from RoadRunner and had such a great day, we're thinking we'll do that again too. http://www.arubaatv.com/

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    Can't say enough good about it..... book soon!

    https://www.aruba-sailing.com/blue-m...lack-pearl.php

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    Thank you for the black pearl tip. I just booked for NYE because January 1st was already full :-o.

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    We book early for Black Pearl as they really do book up fast. It’s a nice cruise even if you don’t want to snorkel. For the most part though when in Aruba we’re all beach and casino.

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    I booked our Black Pearl trip (1st timer) a couple months ago. I wanted to do this a couple years ago but waited too long to book and it was full. Looking forward to it per reviews on this forum and their website videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiviDiviFan View Post
    I booked our Black Pearl trip (1st timer) a couple months ago. I wanted to do this a couple years ago but waited too long to book and it was full. Looking forward to it per reviews on this forum and their website videos.
    After the snorkel tour, they will post a video of your time on the boat for you to download.

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