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    Snorkeling with turtles

    Hi, I am planning a trip to Aruba in October and would like input on what resort has the best beach snorkeling, preferably has regular sightings of sea turtles. Thank you.
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    We have stayed at several resorts and none have been good for off the beach snorkeling. I highly recommend the Sea Bob Aruba excursion off of Boca Catalina Beach. You use motorized power scooters to cover more ground so you are more likely to see turtles. https://www.seabobaruba.com/
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    there is not much to see in the water at the resorts...........water and sand mostly.

    I agree with Tracey about SeaBob power snorkel experience.

    Other places that you may want to consider for shore entry snorkeling....
    Mangel Halto
    Boca Catalina Beach
    Tres trapi
    Catalina Cove
    Baby Beach

    Note........At Baby Beach there are a couple of sea turtles that come into the swimming area, which I refer to as the "bowl" and tease the swimmers. The swim around and get pretty close to the swimmers, but when up pretty close and we have cameras ready, they dart away!
    We often see them there.

    QUOTE=vmobuckley;373246]Hi, I am planning a trip to Aruba in October and would like input on what resort has the best beach snorkeling, preferably has regular sightings of sea turtles. Thank you.[/QUOTE]
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    Thanks for the suggestion, I will look them up. I was lucky enough to stay in resorts that had great beach snorkeling in Akumal and Turks, I was hoping for the same.
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    Welcome to the forum. You might be able to get close to where the snorkel trips go near Boca Catalina. They have turtle sightings every once in a while. You can snorkel from most of the beaches in Palm Beach, there just isn't much to see. Also you must be aware of watercraft traffic in certain areas.

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    I have rarely seen turtles in Aruba, maybe they are showing up more since my last visit, or they're seasonal, but the 60 hours I spend in the ocean per 2wk visit for about 7 visits, I have only seen several turtles.

    In Hawaii I see turtles constantly, but I prefer Aruba water to any other place
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    Thank you for the information.
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    Beach snorkeling aside, what resorts would you recommend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmobuckley View Post
    Beach snorkeling aside, what resorts would you recommend?
    Welcome to the forum..... What resorts are recommended...? It depends on what you're looking for! We're older and choose Manchebo Beach Resort in the low rise area.... it's exceptionally quiet, huge beach, lots of palapas and almost no children. Quiet an laid back.
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men!
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    On the other hand, we're older and prefer the high rise area. It's crowded, kinda loud, with lots to do. What are you looking for?

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