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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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Aruba Tradition The BIG RED BOAT

The Tranquilo sail for us is a Aruba tradition dating back to 1981 Not a typo 1981.If you want a relaxing day just sitting around or going for a swim to see the reef and fish you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Longmeadow, Massachusetts

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Tranquilo sail for us is a Aruba tradition dating back to 1981 Not a typo 1981.If you want a relaxing day just sitting around or going for a swim to see the reef and fish you cannot go wrong booking this wonderful day cruising down the coast line. The invisible Bar is always open as all you need to... More 

Thank gnapoli321
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Anthony and his sidekick were nice. We paid 550.00 for a private dinner sail. The boat is from 1969 and very weathered. The two man crew had spots on their clothing and the Captain Anthony uses his foot to steer the wheel?! They spoke together quite a bit in their private language. The dinner tasted well but we could... More 

Thank Joy-Stan W
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chartered the Tranquilo for an afternoon of snorkeling. It was fantastic! The water was so amazingly clear. Captain Anthony took us to Spanish Lagoon where the depth was only 5 - 10 feet or so. The coral and fish were amazing. Then Anthony and Dwayne cooked up some chicken and beef skewers, beans and bread for a fantastic lunch.... More 

Thank denver007007
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a special birthday on Tranquilo and loved ever second of it! The 3 course menu was very tasty (we had a fresh salad an souto soup, garlic shrimps and sate for appetizers; a super fresh fish dish and chicken stir fry followed by a fresh fruit dessert), all of this while watching a beautiful sunset, following a fun,... More 

Thank ks035
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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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20 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 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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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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