De Palm Island with Bus Transportation

Noord, Caribbean
De Palm Island Passport to Paradise Aruba

From $141.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


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 all-inclusive day resort. Get an up-close look at the tropical fish and coral reefs this part of the world is known for while you snorkel or dip in the sea. Plus enjoy activities like banana boat rides, drop slides, an underwater helmet walk, and a flamingo exhibit. De Palm Island is good for families, couples, and friends. A savory lunch and sweet tropical beverages are included - enjoy them while kicking back in a sunny hammock.
  • Day trip to De Palm Island from Aruba
  • Relax on the island with a tropical cocktail
  • Enjoy activities like waterslides, banana boat rides, and snorkeling
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, food, drinks, and snorkel gear included

Sample Menu


Salad Bar


Grilled Fish Fillet


Roasted Chicken


Pasta Alfredo


Different Cakes

What's Included

  • 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
  • Six hours to spend on the island
  • Gratuities
  • SeaTrek, Snuba, and Massages

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Ticket redemption points

  • Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, L.G. Smith Blvd 101, Noord, Aruba
  • Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club, L.G. Smith Blvd 99, Noord, Aruba
  • Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, L.G. Smith Blvd 103, Noord, Aruba
  • Radisson Blu Aruba, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 97-A, Noord, Aruba
  • Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 230, Noord, Aruba
  • Barceló Aruba, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83, Noord, Aruba
  • Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 81, Noord, Aruba
  • Hotel Riu Palace Aruba, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 79, Noord, Aruba
  • Hotel Riu Palace Antillas, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 77, Noord, Aruba
  • Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 330, Noord, Aruba
  • Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 248, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Costa Linda Beach Resort, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 59, Aruba
  • De Palm Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 1, Aruba
  • De Palm Tours Aruba, L.G. Smith Boulevard 142, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort, L.G. Smith Blvd 82, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Atlantis Submarines Aruba, L.G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • GX87+87P, Lloyd G. Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Pickup details

    Please present this voucher at one of the redemption points in advance of your tour/activity to exchange it for your entry ticket and pick-up time. Pick-up will be in front of the hotel lobby and starts 30-60 minutes before the tour start time.

    What To Expect

    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.

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please Take Note: Our new kids water park and body drop slides are completely open.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • It is recommended that you bring a towel and sunscreen.
    • Please Take Note: If you have any heart conditions, you will not be able to take part of the Banana Boat rides
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    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

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    Featured review
    De Palm Island with bus transportation was the best excursion for Aruba. We enjoyed great food and service the entire day. This excursion is worth every dollar. In addition to the service the amenities and activities kept us plenty busy. I would definitely recommend this activity to family and friends.


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    Don’t waste your money
    Harry_V, Sep 2023
    Don’t waste your money. Took my two kids, and it cost $429. The beach area is literally about 100 feet. That’s it. Once you’re 6 feet off the beach in the water, it’s about 90% coral rock. Hardly any sand. Everyone’s feet hurt. They don’t provide beach towels. The pelicans are in a tiny fenced in area. The food and drinks were very bland. I basically paid over $400 to sit on a crowded tiny beach, hurt my feet, and had a hamburger and chicken strips. What a waste of money. Go to Baby Beach instead for free.
    Geeat family fun
    Helen_G, Sep 2023
    The island is beautiful. Plenty of seat and palapas to reat. Beautiful blue water and a lot of activities for the whole family.
    Flamingos I loved them...
    Teresa_B, Sep 2023
    Flamingos I loved them and the slide unlimited drinks everything was nice I will definitely recommend to a friend I enjoyed Aruba
    I thought everything on island was included. That’s what the website & bus driver said . Got there & only part was inclu
    Shelly_S, Aug 2023
    Water slides & snorkeling wished the flamingo & strek Walk was included little miss leading on website
    Prefer to go to the beach and drink local beers
    Joel_C, Aug 2023
    The beach was small and very rocky. In order to see flamingos up close and personal you have to rent a 300 dollar cabana and if not you can see them behind a fence(wish they would tell you that before you book). The only thing worth while is the banana boat and the unlimited cheap alcohol.
    Aruba 2023
    Gina_C, Aug 2023
    All around wonderful, we had a blast , thank you for everything instructions was easy and enjoyable everyone had a great time
    Great trip to de palm Island
    paul_n, Aug 2023
    The trip to the island was great. The kids had a lot of fun. We did banana boat ride, snorkeling and water park. Unfortunately during our trip, the drop slide was out of service. Also there was plenty of food with few options. Great trip overall
    Banana boat and...
    patricia_m, Aug 2023
    Banana boat and snorkeling. Also the water slides were fun. I would Recommend this to Families when visiting.
    De Palm is Da Best
    Edward_S, Aug 2023
    The experience was amazing and the atmosphere was electric. An abundance of activities and sights to behold. Great day and time well spent. The staff were friendly and inviting.
    Family Fun
    Patsy_J, Aug 2023
    Love it family had so much fun quality time the beach was ok to many rocks n the water feet n legs getting scratches all over, But had a blast!!!
    tyneisha_b, Aug 2023
    Man this Island Is a 10/10 everything was great ..Food & drink was good on the whole island…the staff was literally perfect and helpful ..It’s worth every penny you spend ..this is a place you can bring the whole family and relax without worry about anything all inclusive
    Patrice_W, Aug 2023
    Amazing experience. Great drinks and amazing staff. Very family friendly. I would definitely recommend adding to your Aruba trip’s “to do list”
    Nice, but once was enough
    Marvin_P, Aug 2023
    I appreciated the pick up at the hotel and the logistics that went into the smooth logistics. The 12 year old liked the water slides, banana boat ride, and scuba diving. Although the beach was rocky, it was easy to get there with water shoes which I highly recommend. Staff was pleasant and gave excellent instructions. All of us did not like the food and the drinks were too sweet. We probably would not do this again. Once was enough. You can see flamingoes at our local zoom more easily that here.
    DePalm Island visit
    Lorenzo_A, Jul 2023
    This was my second time visiting DePalm Island the last time was quite a few years ago and they didn't have water slides at that time but now with the addition of the water slides it's even better.
    Not the best!
    Nicole_A, Jul 2023
    The location was pretty but absolutely not worth the money. They provide enough food and beverage options, but charge extra for cabanas or the beach area with the flamingos. I’m baffled as to why they can’t provide beach towels either. The open area beach is very small and very rocky. I would not recommend this experience unless you are open to the water sports and activities they offer. Having another area for adults to swim or a small pool area would be better for the guests. This experience was a waste of money and I would never have purchased it knowing all the things it lacked.
    Super fun
    David_C, Jul 2023
    Great Time!!!! Lots of things to do for both kids and kids at heart... plenty of good food that's kid and adult friendly
    Best Excursion Ever!
    Adesko_B, Jul 2023
    De Palm Island with bus transportation was the best excursion for Aruba. We enjoyed great food and service the entire day. This excursion is worth every dollar. In addition to the service the amenities and activities kept us plenty busy. I would definitely recommend this activity to family and friends.
    Eric_D, Jul 2023
    The family and kids LOVED IT! Will be back every year. The slides n snorkeling were the best part of the kids trip
    Super fun! Staff is friendly. Make sure to buy snorkel food if that’s on your agenda.
    Bianca_G, Jul 2023
    The beach is amazing. Make sure to wear water shoes though. It’s very VERY rocky in that water. Snorkeling is also a must:
    Fun times!
    Julius_D, Jul 2023
    Banana boat ride, food, drinks, snorkeling, salsa was all good! I would have given this 5 stars, but the bus was late picking us up and we didn't take advantage of the early hour you get when they transport you. We pretty much got there the same time as the people who provide their own transportation (plus we have to leave an hour earlier than them).

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