Eco-friendly hike & snorkel excursion
Stunning Vistas and Pristine Marine Life
Pickup time: 7:30am
Duration: about 5h (excl. driving time)
Highlights: Aruba's highest point · pristine coral reef · 100% private · all-inclusive · family-friendly
Join us on a unique hiking & snorkeling experience to discover the hidden beauty of Aruba's nature. With a private local guide, climb to the highest point of Aruba admiring local plants, animals and stunning vistas. After the hike you can cool off at a pristine coral reef nearby, snorkeling under guidance of your experienced EFR certified guide.
You can expect a private experience that is 100% catered to the pereference and experience level of your group. Whether you would like to take it easy, or want to look for more adventure, your guide has got you covered during this concierge level nature experience.
Please note that we do not operate by boat. Boat engines are loud and disturb (and potentially damage) marine life. By approaching from shore, you get to access rarely-visited spots that are more vibrant with fish, coral and other marine life.
Day pass to Arikok National Park (valued $11 pp)
Complementary pickup and drop off
Private local guide
Snacks & beverages
Use of snorkel gear
Use of towels
Use of reef-safe sunscreen
What should I bring?
- Sturdy shoes
- Hat and/or sunglasses
- Flip flops (recommended)
- Rash guard (recommended)
We had a great morning hike to the top of Aruba with a narrated tour of the plants and animals with a great view at the top. Just as it was starting to get a little warm we cooled off with a drift snorkel tour of reef. Rob was patient, attentive and made sure we sure we made the most of our time. I would highly recommend this private tour."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - BeachCross
"Great hike and snorkeling!
Rob was an awesome guide for my fiancé and I as we hiked to the highest point on the island. We saw some really good wildlife and Rob told us everything we could have wanted to know and more along the way. We then went to snorkel at an active reef which was easily the best snorkel experience we had on the island. No crowds and lots of great fish to see. We also finished up on a beautiful beach surrounded by mangroves. Rob takes pictures throughout to share following the hike/snorkel as well. The whole excursion was one of the highlights of our trip and we highly recommend!"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - chrisdesisto
"Fantastic excursion with engaging and patient guide
Can’t recommend Fins & Feet highly enough! We had a great hike and snorkeling excursion with Rob - saw many gorgeous birds in the early morning and then amazing tropical fish. Rob was an engaging companion and guide. We particularly appreciated his patient, encouraging approach with my wife, who hadn’t snorkeled in years and was a bit apprehensive - she ended up having a wonderful time. Finally, a nice bonus was that Rob took lots of photos with a high-quality camera, so we didn’t have to worry about fiddling with our phone cameras. This tour was a highlight of our time in Aruba."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Wildavsky
"Unique hike and snorkel experience
Fins & feet provided an excellent experience for our small group who wanted to try something new after multiple years of vacationing in Aruba. We hiked in a nearly empty national park early in the morning (we only saw 1 other group of people the entire hike) and wrapped up with some excellent snorkeling away from the tourist areas. In additional to thousands of colorful fish, we came across both an eel and multiple puffer fish! Best snorkeling experience I’ve had aside from the Great Barrier Reef! Couldn’t recommend these guys more..."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - pjbli
"One Happy Couple from Buffalo!
What can I say? Simply amazing. With all the impersonal and cookie-cutter activities you can choose when vacationing in Aruba (or anywhere, really) this tour shines as a uniquely personal and thoughtful experience.
While my girlfriend and I were initially a bit anxious about booking a private tour with a stranger having never been to Aruba, our small concerns were alleviated even before arriving, with pleasant email exchanges with the hosts. Our guide Rob and partner Myra set a high bar in terms of friendliness, competence and enthusiasm, the awesome combination of which I’ve never really experienced on an ‘excursion’ type activity.
Rob picked us up promptly at the agreed-upon 7:30 am and was upon first impression warm and comfortable. We headed in his vehicle to the national park for our hike, enjoying easy conversation with Rob and learning what to expect. We embarked upon arrival and hiked for about 2.5 miles through easy to intermediate terrain (according to me, an out of shape 240 lb American). Great conversation, learned a lot about Aruba flora and fauna, island history and we were lucky enough to see a rattlesnake (!), bats in the batcaves, and a bunch of different birds Rob was able to point out and get pictures of. Had a snack of apples and granola bars they provided at the highest point in Aruba, where you can see both north and south coasts, and took a different way back. Hike was great.
Afterward, we enjoyed some watermelon he provided at the truck, saving the rinds for a quick stop at a nearby donkey sanctuary where we fed them to the excited inhabitants. Afterward, headed to a great spot to begin snorkeling. Here is where I was really impressed. My girlfriend agreed to snorkel but got very anxious when it came time to get in the water. She was a first timer. Rob assuaged all her concerns and made her feel very comfortable and safe. We hopped in with the provided equipment and enjoyed fantastic free snorkeling with the current for at least an hour along the coast. You could tell how comfortable he was in the water, having worked so many years as a scuba and snorkel guide. Afterward he ran back to the truck and brought it to us while we relaxed and provided some more great snacks: avocado and tomato sandwiches! Delicious!
All during our adventures, Rob took pictures of us and our surroundings, which he and Myra emailed to us. Ultimately, I can safely say we had as enjoyable a time as we possibly could have, and it wouldn’t have been nearly as fantastic without Rob and Myra’s personal touch. To have a private tour, with so much thoughtfulness for the customers and the environment, all with a similar price to much more impersonal activities, makes my girlfriend and I feel very lucky. If you have an opportunity to book what is an increasingly busy tour with Fins and Feet, do so! You will feel the same way, I promise."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - iamhobbes