Boating and Sailing Near Manchebo

You can sail yourself or have someone do the sailing for you in Manchebo

A small enclave between Oranjestad and Palm Beach, Manchebo lets sailors dock in relative peace while being very close to all the action Aruba has to offer. Tourist already on the island will likely find a few excursions leaving from the area, especially from the handful of beach resorts that line the coast.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

Not everyone who wants to get out on the water will have the skill-set to so it on their own. Fortunately, there are plenty of local sailors and companies that offer day sails or various excursions that find their guests out at sea such as diving, snorkeling, and fishing. You'll never have to worry that you won't be able to see the sea when you're vacationing in Manchebo since sailing is such a popular pastime.

If you want to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Check out the table below for names and phone numbers for excursion providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
De Palm Tours (297) 522-4400 142 LG Smith Boulevad - 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) Northwest of Oranjestad
The Tranquilo (297) 594-2173 Renaissance Marina - Downtown Oranjestad
Wave Dancer (297) 582-5520 Ponton 90 - 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) Northwest of Oranjestad

Contemplating a yacht or boat charter? The following table shows how to reach charter services that operating in this area.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Adventure Sports Aruba (297) 561-4310 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) Southeast of Oranjestad
Sea Transportation Services (297) 584-3987 Pastoor Hendrikstraat 91 - San Nicolas


...numerous marinas and anchorages...


Many tourists arrive in Manchebo aboard their own water craft, one they have chartered and sailed themselves from the southern U.S. State of Florida. Aruba is welcoming to yachters, and there are numerous marinas and anchorages where they can dock – after going through the legal process of gaining clearance and legal entry the country.

The process begins by flying your yellow quarantine flag as you approach Aruba's waters, and put in a call over the VHF radio to channel 16/11 where you will reach the Aruba Port Authority. They will direct you to Port of Barcadera in Oranjestad, which is the official port of entry for all watercraft on the island. Here, you will dock your boat and head first to the on-site Immigration building to have your immigration form stamped, before going to customs to be officially cleared. Make note that while you've got your boat docked at Barcadera, you will be charged $10(USD) per hour during the week and $20(USD) per hour on the weekend. Once you've been cleared, you'll be free to sail on to Manchebo. Check the chart below for listings of marinas in the area.

Are you going to sail to Manchebo using a vessel you own, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? The following table lists area marinas.

Name Phone Location
Fisherman Pier -- Downtown Oranjestad
Hadicurari Marina -- The vicinity of Palm Beach
Renaissance Marina (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad

If you'll be sailing in Aruba, it is important to be aware of the difficulties you may face, including heavy trade winds, shallow waters near the coast, and flourishing coral reef systems. Keep these things in mind and you're sure to do just fine sailing to this destination.

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Eagle Beach - Eagle Beach 12.55218136 -70.0587415695
0.7 mi. (1.1 km) South-Southwest of Oranjestad 12.5082745518 -70.0315547016

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