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De Palm Island with Bus Transportation
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icon6 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Make the most of your trip to Aruba on this private island adventure to Paradise. Travel by air-conditioned coach to De Palm Island, where you experience the beauty and the thrill of an underwater wonderland. Get an up-close look at the tropical fish and coral reefs this part of the world is known for and lounge on sandy shores between dips into the sea. Plus enjoy a savory lunch and sweet tropical beverages while kicking back in a sunny hammock.
  • Day trip to De Palm Island from Aruba
  • Relax on the island with a tropical beverage
  • Enjoy activities like salsa dancing, banana boat rides, and snorkeling
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, food, drinks, and snorkel gear included
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Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Lunch Buffet, Snacks, and Open Bar
Regular Beach Beds, Palapas and Other Beach Facilities
Kids Waterpark, Drop Slides, and Daily activities
Banana boat rides (Min. 10 years old and/or 50" tall)
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Gratuities
SeaTrek, Snuba, and Massages

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10:00 AM
Lobby of the hotel
Your De Palm Island Passport to Paradise, Aruba kicks off with hotel pickup and transportation via a comfortable motorcoach. Experience the joy of ultimate relaxation and choose from a variety of activities. Chill out on the sandy shores of this remote island and experience the best of Aruba during this day excursion. 

Travelers can choose to upgrade to a SNUBA package. This hybrid of snorkeling and SCUBA allows you to breathe easily underwater without wearing heavy gear. Plus, no certification or previous experience is required. A private guided tour permits underwater explorers as young as 8 years old to safely descend to a depth of 20 feet with the aid of a SNUBA instructor exclusively available with De Palm Water sports (one hour, including instruction).

And while there’s plenty to do above sea level, you can also choose to take a sea trek as part of this Paradise Island tour. This unique experience uses a specially designed helmet and air supply system to keep your whole head dry. It’s a perfect option for kids and adults and no previous experience is required!

This tour is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Aruba. Please note, passengers arriving via cruise ships cannot book this tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please Take Note: Our new kids water park and body drop slides are completely open.
  • Please Note: at De Palm island, there is a premium bar as well as Balashi beer. The food menu is different every day and the snack bar has chicken nuggets, french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended that you bring a towel and sunscreen.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY De Palm Tours VBA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How far is De Palm Island from the main hotel zone?
A:The ferry to De Palm Island is approximately a 25-minute drive from the hotel area in your own vehicle or approximately 40 minutes by bus.
May 2021
Q:
What is there to do on De Palm Island?
A:De Palm Island is Aruba’s only all-inclusive destination offering something for everyone. Whether you are a family looking for a day of fun and adventure or a couple seeking to escape the busy beach area for some relaxation and pampering.
May 2021
Q:
What are the operating hours of De Palm Island?
A:De Palm Island is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
May 2021
Q:
Is De Palm Island appropriate for younger guests?
A:Absolutely! Your little ones will love the kids' water park where they can shoot water cannons, zip down slides, go underwater showers, and get soaked by a tipping bucket.
May 2021
Q:
Is the water park on De Palm Island for children only?
A:No, the water park is ideal for all ages. Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
May 2021
Q:
What kind of food is available on De Palm Island?
A:You may enjoy a lunch buffet featuring local and Caribbean fare or grab a snack from our grill, like a hamburger, hot dog, or chicken tenders. Also enjoy cocktails, beer, or soft drinks from our open bar.
May 2021
Q:
Can I snorkel on De Palm Island?
A:The coral reef just off De Palm Island is one of Aruba's most spectacular snorkel sites & provides a glimpse of spectacular local marine life. All snorkel gear is provided, as well as
May 2021
Q:
How deep is the water for snorkeling on De Palm Island?
A:Snorkeling at De Palm Island ranges from waist-deep to approximately 15 feet in depth.
May 2021
Q:
Are there restrictions for the activities on De Palm Island?
A:Most activities have no restrictions, with the following exceptions: Guests must be at least 48 in. tall to ride the body-drop water slide & either 10 years old or 50 in. tall for the banana boat. Banana boat guests cannot weigh more than 300 lbs.
May 2021
Q:
What if I just want a day of relaxation?
A:At De Palm Island you can lounge in the sun to your heart's content or splash about in the crystalline, turquoise water that surrounds the island. Beach chairs and palapa’s for shade are included but bring your own towel.
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during De Palm Island with Bus Transportation?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by De Palm Island with Bus Transportation.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during De Palm Island with Bus Transportation?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by De Palm Island with Bus Transportation.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during De Palm Island with Bus Transportation?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by De Palm Island with Bus Transportation.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during De Palm Island with Bus Transportation?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by De Palm Island with Bus Transportation.

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  • "Also has a separate beach where the flamingos hang out but that is additional charge." See review

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star-3
All inclusive island
Brandy_J
, Aug 2022
*FYI! You have to ride a boat to get to the island 5-7 minutes* If you have children De Palm is for you, because it has lots of kids activities. It's a small island and the beach area is very small and the water is very rocky. I didn't want to hurt my feet so I just walked along the edge. They do have a few flamingos but you can't get next to them. Best part is all-you-can-eat and drink...the food was actually good.
star-5
Love De Palms
Stacia_M
, Aug 2022
Everyone was great. Very friendly, respectful and funny . I took my whole family it was 5 of us and everyone had a great time. Great experience love the Island
star-5
Supportive Team
Juana_A
, Aug 2022
The De Palm Island Team especially Eddy and Jonathan were very supportive on the island in setting up our beach chairs and providing all the information to enjoy our time on De Palm Island.
star-3
Take out the rocks 🤷‍♀️❤️🤣
Nickcole_M
, Aug 2022
We enjoyed our island 🏝 excursion the price was very reasonable it came with food and drink not alcohol beverages, the only thing we didn't like was the rocks at the bottom ⛱️ of thebeach and walking into the beach it's not fun make sure you wear swim shoes because you can hurt yourself just be careful other than that we really enjoy Da Palm Island
star-5
Fantastic experience!
Dessislava_G
, Aug 2022
Great activities and super friendly staff, beautiful setting, great value for your money! The banana boat ride and snorkeling were the highlights for our group!
star-5
Family fun
Catherine_H
, Aug 2022
We had a group of 20 people ( of which 11 were children. We all had a great time. We didn’t want to leave! It was a perfect day. The cabanas were well worth it
star-5
Island Life- Biba Dushi!
Sandra_S
, Aug 2022
Food is ok, drinks are delicious but sweet. The ocean is amazing, water is clear, fish were beautiful, everyone was nice and helpful. Loved the flamingos and love how they take care of them. They are there to view only. Take advantage of the free snorkeling. Several extras for the kids, cotton Candy, smoothies, crafts, hair beads, etc.; so bring cash! They do NOT provide towels unless you book a private cabana. So plan accordingly.
star-3
DePalm island experience was “ok”.
Stuart_G
, Aug 2022
I gave three stars largely for what the day could have been, however the experience was far from perfect. The confirmation lists the day as being from 10 to 5 pm. It is hard to reconcile what those times refer to. The pick up was arranged for 9:00 am but showed up at 9:25. We then went to the location where you catch the ferry over to the island, this was the first surprise as when exiting the bus the driver advised that we should take the 3:45 pm ferry to catch the bus back to the hotel. We did not think much of it at the time as we assumed he made an error and meant 4:45 pm. The island itself we “ok”. They pack a big too many people onto the island so quarters are a bit cramped. I would say for what it was the food was also just “ok” but about what you expect for an attraction like this. When it was time to leave we asked an employee concerning the departure time and she was very rude almost arguing with us and ending by saying “if you get on the island early you cannot expect to be the last to leave, all 500 people cannot leave at the same time”. I have been to similar attractions in Cancun and Jamaica which cater to far more guests and seem to have figured it out. It was our least favorite of the four Aruba attractions during our stay.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Anniversary trip
Korian_B
, Aug 2022
We had a private cabana that was well worth the money. Great experience. The food was sub par but okay.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun for the whole family!!!
Tammy_T
, Jul 2022
What a fun day!! Everyone enjoyed themselves!! Kids especially loved the drop down water slide!! Would totally recommend!
star-4
The beautiful beach was...
katina_h
, Jul 2022
The beautiful beach was the best. Cheese should be added to the burgers and relish for the hot dogs. Everything else was great.
star-4
Good day
Yahaira_B
, Jul 2022
De palm island is a place for everyone. If you go with friend or go with family. There something for everyone to do. The island is smaller then I thought. But overall we had a good time. By the way you can eat all day long
star-3
Overall Great Place!
fosteroctavia1992
, Jul 2022
De Palm Island I Feel like is a place you must book when visiting Aruba. It so beautiful and so much to do at this one location. I gave 3 stars based on the fact I didn’t get to experience everything there after I did Sea Trek which was amazing I went to get on the banana boat and your standing in a line wrapping around the corner in front of the bathrooms in the line over and hour because they only have one banana boat on the water and everytime people fall off it takes even longer to come back. I feel like it should be more than one banana boat going because once we got done with that it was time to go so I only got to eat, Sea Trek , and banana boat. Like I said I recommend De Palm But they definitely should make some adjustments. If I pay I wanna play. However again don’t let that small portion of experience deter you please book this place it’s amazing I can’t wait to go back one day and do everything I didn’t get to do before!!!!
star-1
Do not Use Viator or TripAdvisor..they will leave you
Jessica_T
, Jul 2022
Viator customer service advised us to be there at the pickup location, Renaissance Ocean Suites at 9:40am as we will start at 10am for the tour. We got there at 9:51am and they left us! My son and I were stranded and had to look for a taxi on our own. What's the point of the paid bus ride to/ from the resort and then get left behind. I even told them that I was docking fro. The Royal Caribbean Dock at 9:30am and I was among the first people to leave the ramp to get to them. I can't believe even with the advabce notice that we were on our way and that we'd be there before 10am, they still left us and no call, text or email. We have full Tmobile service here in Aruba and they had our cell #. Not a good company to us by any means. If you're coming from the Royal Caribbean Cruise, ..Do NOT use Viator!!
star-3
The advertisement about the Flamingo needs to be changed and the driver needs training on customer service
mdume21
, Jul 2022
We weren'able to feed or take pictures with the Flamingo which was why we booked the tour. Most disappointing part was getting back on the bus where the bus driver told us that the seat directly behind was for his personal items and there's seating in back which wasn't so as we disembark fir the next bus there he had seated a white couple where he just said was unavailable. Everyone should be treated fairly
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect Aruba experience
Elizabeth_G
, Jul 2022
Absolutely fantastic! My family thoroughly enjoyed spent on the island. Banana boat, water park, slide, sea trek, the beach, excellent food, well worth it.
star-4
Birthday 2022
JOSHUA_S
, Jul 2022
The island was great. Had a good day at the beach and other activities. My only issue is the bus leaves at 4pm and you have to leave the island at 3:45pm otherwise you are trapped from 10- 4. If you want to leave earlier, after having paid for the package; you'd have to take a $50 taxi. I feel the bases should be hourly for those of us who want to leave earlier than 3:45pn
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Girls trip!
nerdjo
, Jul 2022
Went on a all girls trip to Aruba, this is a must do excursion. Great drinks, food, staff & great time!
star-3
If you are coming for the flamingos, don't.
Fortunate_E
, Jul 2022
De Palm Island was probably the most disappointing part of my trip. The beach is completely full of rocks making it really hard to enjoy the water. There are like six flamingos kept behind a gate that we cannot access, so pictures have to be taken from afar (which most people didn't realize). If you want to be around flamingos and even feed them, Renaissance is the place to go. Overall, its a great place for kids as it has a water slide and other attractions. But as an adult, I was pretty disappointed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Probably best with young kids or grandkids
Mark_K
, Jul 2022
Like most things on Aruba, the outing was a bit overpriced for what you got. Fortunately, tourism is still picking up on the island, so this place wasn't packed, but was busy. The unlimited adult beverages were pretty tasty, but very light on the alcohol. Plenty of food. Be sure to check out the buffet area for additional food options. A decent place for the kids to play, but not much else.

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