If you are planning a kayak tour for this vacation in Aruba, you are in the right place. Our Kayak Adventure Tours consists of private group trips to the beautiful area of Mangel Halto, the Spanish lagoon and more. If you are ready for the kayak adventure, Click here and check our availability calendar at our Kayak Tour page
After being picked up at your hotel, the driver will offer you the option between a single or double kayak. During the drive over to the kayak tour launch area, your driver will be able to answer any questions you may have, and will also tell you lots of interesting things about Aruba.
Arriving at the launch area, you will be introduced to your kayak guide(s), who will give you a well-explained, short, and fun set of instructions. These instructions will provide you with everything you need to know about how to easily get in and out of the kayak, how to paddle and steer, and most importantly how to sit in the kayak! You do not have to be an experienced paddler – we can handle both inexperienced and experienced kayakers, but we do require life jackets to be worn by all participants throughout the tour.
First Part Of Tour:
Once on the water you will be guided along the coastal mangroves, passing secluded beaches and exploring an area of the island rarely visited. Our well-trained expert kayak guides will inform and entertain you throughout the tour. Since you will be kayaking along the coastline, the pick-up driver will be able to follow the tour in the van. For your convenience, you can stop kayaking at any time and jump in the van if you don’t want to continue kayaking, but we think you’ll love it
Kayak Adventure – Launch point.
Your kayak adventure begins here with full instructions on how to safely operate your kayak before launching.
Mangel Halto Beach
After paddling down the Spanish Lagoon and across open ocean waters, you’ll take a break, enjoy some ice-cold water and check out the Mangrove trees.
Snorkeling the reef
After your break, you’ll put on your snorkeling equipment and swim out to explore the barrier reef with its many fish and corals.
Lunch from Local kitchen
Second Part Of Tour
You’ll paddle down the Spanish Lagoon and along the coast to Mangel Halto Beach, where the second part of the kayak tour includes a short break at the Mangrove forest where you can have some water and choose to explore the area or join the kayak guides on a snorkel tour of the barrier reef. All snorkel equipment will be provided to you. You may opt out of the snorkeling part and just hang out on the beach.
During the snorkeling part of the tour, you will again be required to wear a life jacket. The tour is really geared for beginners and we do take non-swimmers quite often. Since your kayak guides are experienced swimmers and have knowledge of the reef, they will be able to give you a unique marine life experience.
The starting point for you tour is located on the banks of the Spanish Lagoon, not far from the site of Aruba’s first capital, historic “Savaneta.” This area was the first large trading port established during Dutch colonization in the early 1600’s. Some believe that during the Spanish occupation, all three ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) belonged to Venezuela, and while the Spanish base was in Coro, the shortest route to Aruba would end in Savaneta. This is where the Dutch Commander resided and keep track of all trades, making it an important area during that time.
The Spanish Lagoon has its own historical background. Many believe it served as a well-hidden port for the infamous pirates of the Caribbean. The lagoon is thickly lined with Red Mangrove trees, which is the most common species of the mangrove trees in this area. They can easily be identified by their dense network of roots, which provide the tree with support and protection and often extend directly down into the water. These mangroves serve as a nursery for juvenile marine life, an important resource for the local fisheries. Because Aruba is mostly made of limestone, which is highly soluble and therefore vulnerable to coastal erosion, these trees end up protecting the islands sandy coastal areas.
- Release forms must be filled out by each participant.
- Under 18 years of age must be filled out by a parent or guardian.
- Please note that this tour is physically active and general good health is necessary.
- Under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on a two-seater kayak.
- 13 years of age and up can choose either a one-seater or two-seater kayak.
What To Bring:
- Wear bathing suit.
- Sneakers or shoes that can get wet
- Tee shirt or cover up
- Waterproof camera
- Daily Monday to Saturday
- No tour on Sunday (unless requested)
$145.00 per person.
- Reservations Office Telephone: +297 7310077
- Bookings require payment in full.
- 8:30-9:30 AM: Pick-ups at resorts and hotels, drive to Aruba Kayak Adventures launch area in Spanish Lagoon.
- 9:30-10:00 AM: Equipment distribution (paddle and life jacket), safety procedures, instructions for operating the kayaks.
- 10:00-10:45 AM: Paddle from Spanish Lagoon launching area to Mangel Halto Beach.
- 10:45-11:00 AM: BREAK. Drink some water, use a restroom, explore the beach.
- 11:00-12 Noon: Snorkel the barrier reef.
- 12:00-12:15 PM: BREAK. Drink some water, use a restroom, explore the beach.
- 12:15-1:00 PM: Paddle from Mangel Halto Beach back to Spanish Lagoon launch area.
- 1:00-1:15 PM: BREAK and get ready for lunch (change clothes, shower if desired, etc.)
- 1:15-2:15 PM: Lunch
- 2:15-3:00 PM: Drop-offs back to resorts and hotels.