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Oranjestad, Aruba-port

While the city exhibits beautiful examples of both Dutch and Spanish architecture, it is now a Dutch city, taking its name from the Dutch royal house of Orange, and became the capital Aruba in 1979. When not heading for the famed beaches, the first spot most visitors enjoy is Wilhelmina Park, a lovely tropical garden by the waterfront, great for catching the Caribbean breezes. From here, travel on to the Archaeological Museum of Aruba or the Numismatic Museum of Aruba. The first offers an historical perspective; the latter, a fascinating display of coins from over 400 countries. Fort Zoutman (1796) is the oldest example of Dutch architecture on the island. In 1867, Willem III tower was added. Not only an excellent vantage point for photos, the fort also hosts music festivals and craft fairs.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Aruba Discover Scuba Diving
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Aruba Sailing & Snorkeling
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Aruba Sightseeing & Ostrich Farm
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Aruba Two-Tank Certified Dive
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Aruba's Natural Wonders
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Atlantis Submarine Adventure
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Aurba By Landrover
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Horseback Riding Adventure
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Passport to Paradise - de Palm Island Snorkeling
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Scenes of Aruba
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Sea Trek At de Palm Island
    Most Active or StrenuousMeal
  • See & Sea Island Discovery
    Light Activity /Walking

Aruba Discover Scuba Diving

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Tour Code: AUA-007

If you have always wanted to learn to scuba dive, here is the perfect opportunity. Not only will you learn to dive in one day, you will also have the opportunity to discover Aruba's beautiful underwater world, all under the guidance of professional instructors.

A short transfer from the pier brings you to the dive shop where you will receive your DSD academic session and then enter the pool. During the pool session, your instructor will teach you the basic rules and skills for scuba diving, such as dealing with pressure, breathing on scuba and how to use the different equipment.

After approximately 1-hour spent learning the essentials of diving, you will board your dive boat and head out to a shallow wreck, the Pedernalis which lies on the west side of the island. After receiving a short briefing and getting your gear set up, you will enter the water with your instructor and begin your dive, which goes up to a depth of 25-feet. Your instructor will accompany you at all times underwater during the approximately 35-minute dive while you marvel at the incredible underwater habitat of Aruba.

All too soon, it's time to climb back onboard your dive boat and make your way back to the dive shop pier where your transportation awaits to transfer you back to the cruise terminal.

Please note: This tour requires a significant amount of activity and guests should be in good physical condition and be able to swim. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, guests with mobility concerns, recent back or neck injuries, heart conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, respiratory conditions or pregnant women. Flat, comfortable walking shoes or aqua sock, swim suit, towel, sun cap, sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Guests taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility and will be required to fill out a confidential medical questionnaire and sign a waiver before being allowed to take part in the tour. A physician's release may be required. Maximum weight allowance is 350 lbs. and the minimum age to participate is 12 years old. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.