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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

  • 90-minute semi-submarine reef tour fits easily into an Aruba itinerary
  • Get views of Aruba's underwater highlights without getting wet
  • Listen to historical and ecological commentary from a guide
Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine
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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

If you want to get underwater views in Aruba without getting wet, book ahead to reserve your spot in the Seaworld Explorer semi-submarine, with a submerged observatory for underwater views of fish and marine life through glass windows. Even if scuba and snorkeling aren't your thing, you still get to see underwater highlights such as the the SS Antilla, and the Arashi reef, accompanied by insightful commentary from your guide.

What to Expect

Hop aboard a transfer boat departing from Oranjestad's De Palm Pie to be taken out to the Seaworld Explorer. Meet your guide, who will share historical and ecological facts about the sights as you travel.

With dry clothing, you get views from the vessel's glassed-in, submerged viewing space of Arashi reef, teeming with tropical fish and other marine life. In contrast to snorkeling, during the submarine tour you can hear insightful commentary from your guide about the types of coral and fish you see.

The next stop is the Antilla, a 423-foot (128-meter) German ship sunk during World War II. Snap photos of the colossal boat and its marine inhabitants, while your guide details history of the ship.

After 90 minutes, you return to shore by boat.

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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Activity with Kids

On my recent trip to Aruba I needed activities for my young children, this was perfect. They loved being underwater and seeing the fish from a different perspective. They thought the shipwreck was really cool. Our tour guide, Angie, was fantastic. Everyone was very nice...More

Thank Lindsay K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretty cool if you can tolerate small space in the semi-sub

The trip starts with a 15 minute ride out to the semi-submarine. While you're in the semi-submarine it does get very claustrophobic as you are really packed in tight. If you're a larger person (over 250 pounds) you may want to consider the full submarine...More

Thank terryk1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Enjoyable but Mother Nature doesnt always cooperate

Admittedly I was a little disappointed in the number of fish that we saw but you never know what you will get when Mother Nature is in charge; however everyone in my party enjoyed the boat ride out to the semisub. You get a different...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 21 May 2018
Very Cool

We just did this glass bottom boat last week and had a great experience.. we had our two year old son with us who was so excited to go on a boat ride. We saw a ton of fish and even a really cool ship...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile
Good if you aren’t a swimmer

If you want to see the coral and water life but don’t snorkel then this is your trip, otherwise do a snorkeling trip instead. You will get in a boat that takes you to the semi sub and transfer over to it and back when...More

Thank Hupchurch
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