Boating and Sailing Near Palm Beach

Photo credit: © Michael Braxenthaler

With beautiful beaches and something always going on, Palm Beach is a popular spot for sailors and maritime travelers looking for some fun. Whether you are in the mood for an expedition out to see full of adventure, a relaxing day fishing, or simply a private place to sun bathe, the sailing options near Palm Beach are superb.

If you are just wanting to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Wondering about taking a boat ride? Take a look at the chart below for contact information for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Jolly Pirates 586 8107 The vicinity of Palm Beach
Pelican Adventures (297) 587-2302 232 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard - Palm Beach
Red Sail Sports (297) 586-1603 J E Irausquin Boulevard 348 A - Palm Beach
Snorkeling Aruba (297) 592-6373 Palm Beach

If you are thinking about a boat charter, you can reserve one from the following firms:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Elegance At Sea Yacht Charters (297) 586-6938 Salinja Cerca 25 A - Macurima
Sea Transportation Services (297) 584-3987 Pastoor Hendrikstraat 91 - San Nicolas
Simbad Charters (297) 586-6560 Noord 128 P - Sabana Lider


...sail around the island...


Palm Beach is not the home of Aruba's official port of entry, however, that shouldn't discourage avid sailors from making their way to the island aboard their own private or chartered water craft. The trip to Oranjestad's Reina Beatrix International Airport can be just one stop along your way, and once you've gained legal entry from Immigration and Customs you can either sail around the island or drive to Palm Beach.

The great thing about sailing to Aruba is that all of their entry forms are available on-line, so you can print and fill out everything you'll need to gain entry before you even leave on your trip. When you arrive, dock at the Reina Beatrix International Airport (for a fee of between $10 and $20(USD) an hour) and head straight to Immigration. You'll need to present your passport and previously printed paperwork. Once the Immigration papers have been stamped, you'll go to Customs, present them with your stamped Immigration papers, plus the customs papers you've previously filled out, plus a list of the ship's stores and documentation from your previous port of call.

Planning to visit Palm Beach in your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the chart that follows for information on marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location
Bucuti Yacht Club Aruba (297) 582-8026 Barcadera 38 - 2.3 mi. (3.8 km) Southeast of Oranjestad
Fisherman Pier -- Downtown Oranjestad
Hadicurari Marina -- The vicinity of Palm Beach
Renaissance Marina (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad

After making your way through these two offices, you'll be free to sail around the island for up to 30 days.

Aruba has found a way to make sailing to the island easier to manage for tourists by proving entry forms on-line, and local companies are happy to assist you in planning a day trip out to sea during your stay. Whichever option you're considering, it couldn't be more pleasant to sail to and around Palm Beach.

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

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