9 Water Activities In Aruba Travelers Love To Do
9 Best Water Activities In Aruba.
Looking for the best water activities in Aruba? We’ve got you covered!
What is one of the most exciting ways to spend your time on an island surrounded by clear, blue water? Watersports, of course, and Aruba has a long list of activities for you to try no matter your experience. From serene water yoga to windsurfing, take a look at a few ideas to include in your trip.
One of the best views of the underwater world around Aruba is from a paddleboard. All it takes is a little balance and practice, and you can paddle your way through the clear sea with ease, watching the marine life scurry by while getting in a little workout for yourself. Top spots include the waterways near the Mangel Halto mangroves or Palm Beach.
For those who want an up-close and personal look at life under the sea, snorkeling is among the top choices for water activities in Aruba. Snorkel rentals are easy on Aruba, and many of the beaches offer the perfect spots for either snorkeling on your own or signing up for a guided tour. These tours start off on a sailboat or catamaran cruise to create a relaxing day on–and in–the water. Guides can also direct you to secret spots that are hard to find on your own, offering an unmatched view of the colorful marine life hiding in the sea.
While snorkeling is typically done in shallow waters, scuba diving takes you even deeper into the beautiful world under the waves. Experienced divers and beginners have an opportunity to find tropical fish and colorful coral reefs in water as deep as 90 feet. Don’t worry about visibility and temperatures: the crystal clear seawater is unobstructed and warm. Besides sea life, scuba diving also provides a chance to search the many wrecks slumbering on the seafloor, such as the Antilla, a German World War II ship that rests near Palm Beach.
Windsurfing & Kite Surfing
The trade winds around the island make it a top spot for wind and kite surfing. Anyone from beginners to veteran surfers can find excellent conditions for sailing across the smooth water or taking it up a notch and handling bigger waves. If you are visiting in June, don’t forget to check out the annual Hi-Winds Windsurfing Pro-Am Grand Prix World Cup.
Sailing is a versatile water activity for you and your party. Not only is a day on the water a relaxing way to unwind and see the beauty of Aruba, but sailing is also a great way to get out on the sea to try other sports, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and more. Pack a cooler with snacks, drinks, and lunch, and soak in the sun on your vessel. Another choice is a romantic sunset dinner to see the beautiful colors on the horizon as you dine.
Have you ever tried yoga on a surfboard or paddleboard? The challenging activity helps you focus even more on your body and mind as you find serenity on the calm, turquoise water. Try a class early in the morning so that you are completely at ease for the rest of your day exploring the island.
For an adrenaline rush along the waves, rent or charter a jet ski. If you’ve never done this water sport before, no worries. There are plenty of places to sign up for lessons on how to maneuver the jet ski and speed across the water’s surface.
Flyboards, or water-propelled jetpacks, will literally blast you from the water into the air, making you feel like a superhero on the waves. What goes up must come down, and as you dive back down, you’ll experience the sea the way birds and dolphins do every day as they leap up and down in the waves.
Hop on a tube attached to a speedboat and lounge as you fly across the clear water. The captain of the vessel will cater the speed to your liking, so if you want to laze a little, tell him to cruise slowly. If you want to bump up the excitement, he can take it up a notch and increase the speed. Tube rides can be booked at many of the top beaches on the island.
After a long day of enjoying the water activities in Aruba, you’ll want a place to rest, relax and enjoy. Be sure to check out our Aruba accommodations.
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