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Tranquilo Charter Cruises

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Address: Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard | Renaissance Marina, Oranjestad, Aruba
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+297 586 1418

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Fabulous Snorkelling, shame about the Captain

Great trip ending with superb snorkelling at Spanish lagoon especially the drift snorkel from the rubber dingy. Shame about the abnoxious Captain with little manners or respect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great trip ending with superb snorkelling at Spanish lagoon especially the drift snorkel from the rubber dingy. Shame about the abnoxious Captain with little manners or respect for his customers, Duane does however put a smile back on your face. The Captain's dog, a Jack Russell, a real pain in the neck called Buster is a liability continually barking and... More 

Thank Welshman653
Baton Rouge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 which consisted of myself, my husband, my mom and my dad took an excursion with Tranquillo about a month ago during our stop in Aruba. We were on a cruise and we always look outside of what the cruise ship offers when in comes to excursions. Captain Anthony and Duane were Fantastic! This catamaran cruise has... More 

Thank AceMonkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit to the Tranquilo. It was a wonderful day - the boat is comfortable and Captain Anthony and Duane took great care is us with drinks and a quick safety talk on the way out. We were lucky to see baby Pelicans nesting on the way to the reef. Snorkeling inside the reef was terrific with... More 

Thank Erica B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an adventurous time on this sail. The snorkeling was different from anything else we had done in Aruba, which is exactly what I was looking for. We were in deeper water, at times, which made it exciting. It was a very windy day, and the waters were turbulant, but our skippers were very vigilant about watching us and... More 

Thank Rebecca K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of six, with two kids (9 and 5) took a private charter sail onboard Tranquilo. It was a great experience! Anthony is a relaxed captain, happy to answer questions about Aruba. And we asked a lot of questions. We motored into the teeth of the wind to moor at his private snorkelling platform. The swim was nice and... More 

Thank the_crazy_canuck
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Not the newest or best boat out there, but the crew was friendly and provided an excellent lunch along the way. Caution, the head (toilet) only has a curtain to close it off from the rest of the ship.

Thank steelers0355
Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

What an amazing experience, straight out of a fairy tale! I booked the dinner and sunset sail as a surprise for my girlfriends birthday. Captain Anthony was absolutely amazing, he and his first mates Dwayne and Buster, helped make the night perfect and unforgettable. The sail, the sunset, and the food were all absolutely incredible. We cannot wait for our... More 

Thank keb4g6
Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A little bit of a splurge, but definitely well worth the money. Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we sailed with Captain Anthony on the Tranquilo for a private sunset dinner. Dwayne kept the drinks flowing! Yummy rum punch. The food was delicious! Very romantic table in the back of the boat for dinner and cozy bean bag chair in front... More 

Thank hatty74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The experience with Anthony was truly outstanding. He encouraged my wife and I to relax on the boat and provided us with privacy and alone time, but kept the drinks coming! The presentation of the dinner table once ready was great, and what was to follow beyond surprised me. The quality of Capt's cooking is remarkable. His shrimp cocktail is... More 

Thank Greg B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We are a family of four who booked 6 hours with another family of 4 (friends). Our kids are ages 14, 17, 18, and 19. Anthony was a great Captain and Duane was a perfect first mate. We motored to the Spanish lagoon where we snorkeled, swam, and sun bathed for a couple of hours. Anthony and Duane provided endless... More 

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