See a side of Aruba that many do not and escape the impersonal and over-crowded cruise ship Aruba sightseeing cruise excursions! Get off the beaten path to see some of Aruba's best highlights and secrets often overlooked. Enjoy some downtime with a 2-hour beach stop at either Rodgers or Baby Beach too! Your private certified guide and air-conditioned private passenger van will show you the sites in comfort and at your pace. This is a private shore excursion so times and itineraries can be adjusted!
Your private Aruba sightseeing shore excursion guide will be waiting for you just outside your Aruba cruise ship terminal gates. She will escort you and your private party to the air-conditioned private van waiting to start your fun-filled half-day sightseeing cruise excursion. Your private guide will be telling you all the local history, stories, and folklore of Aruba from her first-hand experience and lifetime on the island. This is a personalized excursion of great value!
You will start your sightseeing excursion with some of Aruba's famous but often overlooked highlights on just for your group excursion. The first stop will be at Lourdes Grotto. This is a Roman Catholic shrine located in a rocky cave. A 1,500-pound stone statue of the Virgin Mary was hoisted into the sight. Lourdes is the ending point of an annual procession, the Feast of the Lady Lourdes.
Next is the St Theresita Church where the annual procession begins. This is a little church that goes by big names - Santa Teresita di Nino, San Nicolas, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, and a few more. Learn the background of how all of these names came to be for one small church.
Then you will visit the famous, authentic Charlie's Bar. Established in 1941, this well-known spot was the hangout for sailors and oilmen alike over the years. The interior is an unusual display of items left by past patrons and an odd assortment of treasures including license plates from around the world. Take some photos, buy a beverage, and enjoy your stop at the legendary Charlie's.
The San Nicolas Community Museum is next on your Aruba sightseeing shore excursion list. A newly opened facility now holds a collection of artwork, antiques, and historical items. The items on display show the charming history of Aruba's society.
After leaving the museum, your private group will have a choice of where to spend your beach time - either Rodgers or Baby Beach. At both locations, guests can find restrooms, various rental gear, and small places to purchase food and drinks. Relax, sun, and enjoy the water for approximately 2 hours.
Your private excursion guide and transportation will then take your group back to your Aruba cruise ship terminal to end your fun, off-the-beaten-path, and private cruise shore excursion of Aruba.
The itinerary and times spent at each venue can be adjusted to your personal plans. Don't forget, this is not a cruise ship sponsored 40 people-bus sightseeing excursion! Just your private guide and your group, enjoy the flexibility and personal attention!
Saints, sinners, and beach lovers alike. This off-the-beaten-path private Aruba cruise excursion gives guests a unique highlight sightseeing opportunity of the best Aruba has to offer! Private guide, private transportation, and pickup at your cruise ship!