Wide open fields and an orange-like tint along the coast, Noord is a beautiful place to sail around. Whether you are already on the island or are inbound via another, you will likely have to head to Oranjestad, where most of the charters are, and where the official port of call is. Once you set up charter or deal with immigration, set sail and enjoy.
If you're simply wanting to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and responsibility of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Wanting to know more about this option? See the table below to find information on area excursion services.
|Jolly Pirates||586 8107||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|Pelican Adventures||(297) 587-2302||232 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard - Palm Beach|
|Snorkeling Aruba||(297) 592-6373||Palm Beach|
Seriously considering chartering a boat or yacht? The following chart shows how to contact area charter companies.
|(297) 586-6938||Salinja Cerca 25 A - Macurima|
|(297) 584-3987||Pastoor Hendrikstraat 91 - San Nicolas|
|(297) 586-6560||Noord 128 P - Sabana Lider|
...sail into Aruban waters...
Sailing in Aruba is centered around the capital city of . Tourists who have a passion for sailing don't have to forgo an adventure on the high seas just because the port of entry isn't directly in Noord.
As you sail into Aruban waters, head towards the island's west coast where you will find the official port of entry at Barcadera Harbour in Oranjestad. When you sail in you will have to dock your boat for a fee of $10(USD) an hour during the week and $20(USD) on holidays or weekends. You will then first head to the Immigrations office and present them with your passport. They will stamp your immigration paperwork, which you can print from the Port Authority Web site in advance and fill it out to save time, then send you on to customs. Customs will ask you several questions about your vessel and ask to see documentation regarding the ships stores and the last port of entry.
Contemplating sailing to Noord using a vessel you own, or a boat you charter elsewhere? The following chart lists marinas in the area.
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|(297) 583-6000||Downtown Oranjestad|
Once you've gained official entry into the country, you will be allowed to sail around Aruba for 30 days. You may choose to sail northeast and find a spot to moor or anchor in Noord, or you may choose to dock your vessel in Oranjestad and drive.
The adventure of a lifetime awaits you in the waters that surround Noord, and the rest of the breathtaking island of Aruba. Take advantage of the opportunity by sailing to your vacation, or at the very least, booking a day out on the sea.
|Hadicurari Beach - The vicinity of Palm Beach||12.591197036||-70.0490587943|
|Eagle Beach - Eagle Beach||12.55218136||-70.0587415695|
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