Sailing and Boating Near Noord

Photo credit: © Trey Ratcliff

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 want to get out onto the water, without the cost and responsibility involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering what's included and how long a trip lasts? See the chart that follows to find contact information for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Black Pearl Sailing (297) 593-1554 The vicinity of Palm Beach
Jolly Pirates (297) 586-8107 The vicinity of Palm Beach
Snorkeling Aruba (297) 592-6373 Palm Beach

If you are considering the option of chartering a vessel, you can call one of the following companies:

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


...sail into Aruban waters...


Sailing in Aruba is centered around the capital city of Oranjestad. 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.

Thinking about sailing to Noord using your own vessel, or one you charter in a different location? This next table provides a quick summary of nearby marinas.

Name Phone Location
Fisherman Pier -- Downtown Oranjestad
Hadicurari Marina -- The vicinity of Palm Beach
Renaissance Marina (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.

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Hadicurari Beach - The vicinity of Palm Beach 12.591197036 -70.0490587943
Eagle Beach - Eagle Beach 12.55218136 -70.0587415695

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