WELCOME

Kent, also known as Aruba Bob, Kyra, and Stuart take pride in sharing their passion for the water with others. If you want to experience something fun, exciting, and unique, come snorkel with us!

OUR GOAL

Our goal at Aruba Bob is to give you and your family the best, memorable snorkeling experience on Aruba. You will enjoy the most beautiful and exciting snorkeling in Aruba.

OUR TOUR

Unlike some snorkeling tours, we enter from the beach and not a boat. Then using our underwater scooters, we cover nearly one mile of reef. It is truly spectacular!

Safety First

Before we venture out, everyone is fitted for the appropriate gear. Life jackets are a requirement and we provide two types: inflatable or fully padded. The inflatable life jacket is great whether you are an experienced swimmer or not. If you need the extra support, you simply blow air into them and they keep you afloat. If you want to be free to dive below the surface, then you do not need to blow air into them. The fully padded type is more of a traditional life jacket, which is perfect for non-swimmers.

We provide the equipment

We provide the necessary equipment including masks, snorkels, water shoes, and fins. All equipment is sized and fitted to your needs. Some people choose to bring their own masks and snorkels if you know your gear works well. However, most masks leak and fog up quickly so you might prefer using our high quality non-fog masks. We specially treat all masks before being used to ensure they do not fog and after each tour, all equipment is washed and sanitized. We recommend you use our water shoes because they are comfortable, protect your feet, and slide easily into our fins.

Tour Age, Snorkel and Swimming Experience

The age group of our snorkelers ranges from 6 to 70. It can be a bit difficult for young children to manage the scooters. In that case, one of our guides will gladly let them hold onto our arms and take them for a ride! This can be quite an adventure for the little ones. In some cases, this is not just an option for kids! If you are a beginner snorkeler or swimmer, we will gladly help you along the way. The area we snorkel, Mangel Halto, is different from your average trip. We snorkel from the shore, NOT a boat. The depth of water ranges from shallow to deep, then back to shallow. Once we reach our half way point, we stop and allow everyone to rest for a bit. At that point, everyone has the option to continue on into deeper waters, head over the reef, or head back through the shallow waters. With more than one guide, we can sometimes split into groups. If some are comfortable and confident to go over the reef, then one or two of us will take them while the other guide heads back with the others. We understand that everyone has different levels of experience.

Video tutorials

Check out our youtube channel for videos, and experience our snorkel tour. We will be offering video tutorials of what to expect on your tour and how to use and care for the equipment.

Club Arias

Club Arias, located right next door to us, is a hidden gem in Aruba not to be missed. If you are looking for somewhere to really get away from it all, this is it! Club Arias is located in Savaneta, a town with some of the best beaches and restaurants on the island.

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Barefoot on the Beach

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Jads Dive Center

Jads

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Group Tour

$90per person
  • Equipment
  • Scooter
  • Photos
  • Waiver
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Private Tour

$120 per person
  • Equipment
  • Scooter
  • Photos
  • Waiver
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Transportation

$30 per group
  • Roundtrip
  • Hotel Location
  • Highrise/Lowrise
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Wet Suit Rental

$10 per person
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(FAQ)

Should I book in advance or wait until I get to the island?
We do get very busy so booking in advance is the best way to avoid disappointment.
We try and get people in our groups with similar experience so we can work as hard or little as you like. It's important to realize that snorkeling is a physically demanding activity, even with our scooters. Our normal tour route is around 1300 meters long. If you have any medical conditions, it's best to seek advice from you doctor before you try snorkeling.
Currently we only accept cash.
It depends on the time of year. Usually our groups are between 6 and 8 people. If you have a larger group please let us know and we will try to accomodate you.
We recommend that you don't bring your camera. It can be difficult to use with the underwater scooter plus your camera may bang against the side and get damaged or you may drop it while your mind is on all the beautiful sights below you. Let us take care of the photos for you, we have lots of experience and will be able to get some great shots of you while you snorkel and of the fish and coral too. How much does that cost I hear you ask? Not a Penny! It's all included in the price. Photos will be sent via an online web album usually within 24hrs.
We are located at Club Arias in Savaneta. See Map. View Directions PDF
Can you pick us up from our resort/hotel/cruise?
Yes, this is not a problem but we do charge a fee of $30 per party. Just let us know how many people you have and where you are staying. We no longer provide service to cruise ship passengers.
We have taken a couple of ladies at 6 months pregnant, we take it very easy and only go as far as she is comfortable. We always recommend you seek advice from your doctor to make sure you understand the risks.
Ideally not, having hair on your top lip breaks the seal between your skin and the mask. We have Vaseline for the guys that want to keep the leakage to a minimum. Everyone is very different, some guys deal with it better than others. The best advice is to shave it all off, even just under your nose will help.
No I am afraid not, it is mandatory for all guests to wear a life jacket, we have two styles of life jackets. One is the kind you see on an airplane. With this type, you can blow air into it if you feel like you need some support but without air in the jacket you are free to dive down if you want. The other is a padded vest that will keep you on the surface of the water no matter what.
Absolutely! Mangel Halto is one of the most beautiful spots on the island to snorkel with a great collection of corals and a wide variety of marine life. You will not find anything else like it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the tour?
$80 per person for a group tour. $100 per person for a private tour.
We are in the water for around 1 1/2 hrs but longer or shorter depending on the conditions and your experience.
Yes, we have a standard Release of Liability Waiver Form in a PDF format that you can view and print out here.
We do rent wet suits, just ask one of our guides for more details.
You only need a towel and some energy, everything else you would need is provided. If you have your own equipment, you are more than welcome to bring it along. You may want to wear a t-shirt or rash guard to keep the sun off your back.
Our first tour is at 9:00am, that’s usually the best time for conditions, and we go out again in the afternoon at 1:00-2:00pm.
Yes, the minimum age is 6 years old and the maximum age is 70 years old.
No, we go in from the beach at Mangel Halto.
Of course you can, it's best to contact us as early to see if we have space. The price for a private tour is $100 per person. Minimum of 2 people.
I can't swim but I really want to go snorkeling. It looks like so much fun on your video, can I go with you?
It's certainly not out of the question but we would have to keep you fairly close to the beach. I recommend you get yourself down to a local swimming pool or some fresh water and get some practice in. The more confident you are in the water, the more I can show you what Aruba has to offer.
Yes, all beaches are public so you can enjoy them at your leisure and free of charge. However, our experience and knowledge of snorkeling and the reef assures that you will have an enjoyable and safe tour.

Quality Photos

Underwater photos of your tour are included!

During your tour we will take plenty of photos of you and your group, plus all the amazing things we see along the way. Some people ask to bring their own camera but we recommend you leave it behind. Since you will be using a scooter, it can be difficult to manage a camera and control the scooter at the same time. We want our snorkelers to relax and enjoy the experience, so let us capture the moment on camera for you! See a sample of photos below.

Photo Gallery

© Photos by Aruba Bob Snorkeling

Our Team

Team 1

Kent

Owner/Guide

Hi, my name is Kent Gerber (AKA "Aruba Bob"). I spent many years traveling with my family to Florida, Hilton Head, Smokey Mountains, Hawaii, Cayman Island, Florida Keys, Punta Cana, Cancun, Bonaire, and Aruba. After my trip to Aruba, I fell in love with the island and its ocean life. Aruba was the perfect location for snorkeling and in 2010 I started giving tours here to share my passion with others.

Team 2

Kyra

Daughter/Guide

Hi, my name is Kyra Gerber and I am Kent's daughter. Naturally, snorkeling is in my blood and I have been called a "fish" ever since I was young. Now I enjoy spending four to five months in Aruba helping give tours.

Team 3

Stuart

Owner/Guide

Hi, my name is Stuart Finch. I am orignially from the UK and in the summer of 2011 I planned a trip to Aruba and booked a tour with Aruba Bob. After this great snorkeling experience and growing friendship with Kent, I decided to move to Aruba to help him give tours.

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