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Cruising Article –03/07/2011

Land and sea adventures in Aruba

Caribbean Cruise Destinations

If you consider yourself the adventurous type, be sure to look at the wide variety of shore excursions offered for Caribbean cruises that stop in Aruba - as there's likely to be something to capture your attention.

Certified SCUBA divers should bring their Open Water certification card and a log book that shows they have been diving in the past two years. This is the only way that they'll be allowed to undertake the SCUBA excursion. Travelers who have passed those requirements, however, will be in for a real treat, as Aruba features the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean. The Antilla was a German freighter that sunk just off the coast, and adventurers will be able to explore every nook and cranny of this fascinating ship.

If you'd rather stay dry, there's still plenty of things to do on land. A four-wheel drive safari will give you the chance to explore some of the island's more rocky terrain while searching for various wildlife. For those who'd like a more leisurely pace, head out to a local ranch and saddle up as you explore Aruba by horseback.

Whether you're looking for activities on land or in the water, there's something for travelers of all dispositions. But if none of these adrenaline-pumping activities sound particularly appetizing, then don't worry - there are still options for travelers to simply relax on a secluded beach and soak in the sun.