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It’s easy for cruise visitors from all over the world to make the most of a quick stopover in Aruba.

The Port of Aruba is just steps from the luxury shopping, authentic restaurants, and gleaming pastel architecture of our capital, Oranjestad.

You can explore the traditional Dutch roots and modern Caribbean flare that define Aruba and its welcoming people. Or, venture into the countryside on a sightseeing tour of the pristine white-sand beaches, sparkling sea, and unforgettable natural wonders that make Aruba our happy home.

A brief visit to paradise

So much to experience, so little time! Make the most of our One happy island with one of these three itineraries.

Sightseeing & Tours

Experience Aruba with one of our many excursions, curated especially for our cruise ship visitors with limited time. Whether it’s a tour of Aruba’s rugged countryside by four-wheel drive, ATV, UTV, or even horseback; an easy-does-it sightseeing tour

Tour guide combining history with pure entertainment to hold the attention and interest of his audience.

Aruba Walking Tours

Most entertaining tour with local flavour


ABC Tours & Attractions

Exclusive off-road tours by Land Rover


Fofoti Tours & Transfers

Head in the right direction with Fofoti Tours

Two People kayaking.

Clear Kayak Aruba

Adventure begins at Clear Kayak Aruba.


Discover Butterfly Farm Aruba

Be mesmerised by colourful butterflies

Ostrich Farm

Aruba Ostrich Farm

Encounter ostriches, a fun adventure

People on paddle board.

Aruba Surf & Paddle School

Learn to surf & SUP from certified staff

Cruise Lines to Aruba

​Aruba is honored that the world’s most prestigious and respected cruise lines choose our island as a port-of-call in the Caribbean. Some of these cruise lines visit our port year-round, while others choose Aruba as a port-of-call during selected sea

Top FAQs

What beaches would you recommend?
One of Aruba's best assets is its remarkable repertoire of powdery white beaches, rated as some of the best in the world by respected publications. Some of the favorites include:

Far north along Aruba's western coastline, Arashi is touted for its crystal-blue water, sugary white sand, well-kept public palapas, and picturesque view of the California Lighthouse.

Baby Beach
At Aruba's southern end, famous Baby Beach wraps around a shallow and remarkably calm lagoon, making it a prime destination for families with small children.

Eagle Beach
Its immaculate, powder-white sand that stretches for miles, skirted by remarkably clear waters, earned this beach the number three spot on TripAdvisor's annual ranking of the best beaches in the world!

Surfside Beach
Just a 15-minute walk from the cruise terminal brings you to this beach boasting remarkably calm, shallow waters. Beach bars and restaurants, as well as chair rentals, are conveniently located here.
How do we get to the beaches?
As you disembark your cruise ship and make your way through our cruise terminal, taxis, buses, and tour companies are at your disposal.
Do you have to pay for the beaches?
All of Aruba's beaches are public and free for everyone to enjoy. Although there is no fee to enjoy our beaches, you can choose to rent lounge chairs and umbrellas at various locations on the beach.
Where can we catch the trolley?
Our public trolleys are free of charge, and you can hop on and off at your leisure.
How much does the trolley cost?
The trolleys are free of charge, and you can hop on and off at your leisure.
Where is the best place do go snorkeling?
Aruba has many close-to-shore reefs offering wonderful snorkeling opportunities. Some of the favorite spots include:

At this particular spot, about 150 meters offshore, a coral reef guarantees great snorkeling and diving, while a smaller reef sits just off of the rocky outcropping that separates Arashi from the next beach south, Boca Catalina.

Boca Catalina
This palapa-dotted beach grants access to a popular snorkeling spot with excellent underwater visibility and a close-to-shore reef filled with angelfish, needlefish, goatfish, starfish, and other curiosities.

Mango Halto
The beach is named for the dense network of mangrove trees that make their home here, providing plenty of shade. A narrow clearing in the mangroves leads into an irresistibly inviting expanse of shallow, aquamarine water, made remarkably placid by the protective barrier reef further out. This coral reef, easily reached by a short swim from shore, also makes for excellent snorkeling.
Where is the Mainstreet?
Mainstreet, also known as Caya Betico Croes, is located in the heart of Oranjestad, and just a ten-minute walk from the cruise terminal.
Where is the nearest pharmacy?
Botica del Pueblo is about a ten-minute walk from the cruise terminal, located on Caya Betico Croes.
Where can we get a taxi?
Taxis are at your disposal just outside the cruise terminal.
Where is the bus terminal?
Aruba's public bus system's main terminal is a five-minute walk from the cruise terminal.

Contact the Aruba Cruise Team

Still have questions? Our visitor care liaisons are ready to help.

Visitor Care Liaison - Cruise

Darline de Cuba

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About Darline
Visitor Care Liaison - Cruise

Marouska Heyliger

Visitor Care Liason

About Marouska
Visitor Care Liaison - Cruise

Kimberley Richardson

Visitor Care Liason

About Kimberley

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