UTV Off-Road Adventure

3.25 hours | Aruba | A U A - 5 5 5
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Min. age: 12 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Beaches
  • California Lighthouse
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
UTV Vehicle Adventure:
Because of the often rocky surfaces, uneven roads and narrows paths, this UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) excursion is not recommended for children under twelve or those over 350 pounds. It's also a good idea to wear comfortable clothes and use sun block and insect repellent. Remember to bring a camera to capture all the fantastic sights.

Alto Vista Chapel
A winding road dotted with crosses brings you to the top of a hill on Aruba's north shore, where this brightly painted, yellow chapel stands proudly. In the early 18th century, Catholic Indians settled in the area. The original chapel was built by an Indian from Santa Ana de Coro, Venezuela, in 1750. The present chapel was completed in 1952 and is also known as Pilgrims Church.

Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins
In the 1400s and 1500s, adventurers traveled the waters of the Caribbean in search of treasures. Legend tells that one island, named "Oro Ruba," which translates to "red gold," is now the island of Aruba. A lively history of gold prospectors has shaped Aruba's heritage. These historic gold mines, believed by the Spanish in 1499 to hold great hoards of gold, were soon abandoned when very little of this precious metal was found. They should have waited about 300 years. In 1824, gold was discovered near a pirate hideaway called Bushiribana. A large smelting plant was built in 1872, and for the next 10 years, it was used to extract gold until it was depleted. Today, the crumbling plant looks almost medieval in its dilapidated appearance.

California Lighthouse
Named after the steamship California, which sank off the coast of Aruba, this iconic stone lighthouse, built in 1910, offers picture-postcard views of the expansive coastline.

What you will see along the way:
Ayo Rocks
The Ayo rock formations are towering stone figures laid out in a tranquil setting. The earliest settlers on the island were the Arawak people, and they would visit these formations to hear thunderstorms as they approached. They carved petroglyphs into these rocks, and these 1,500-year-old Indian drawings can be viewed in this quiet setting.

Special Notes:

This tour is sold per vehicle, which can hold two passengers. Minimum age is 12 years old to participate as a passenger. Drivers must present a valid driver's license and must be at least 25 years old. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver. This tour is only available on select itineraries. Please consult your Cruise Personalizer for availability.

Medical Restriction:

No pregnant women, no guests with heart, back and/or neck issues.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to UTV location

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
14
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Introduction to operating UTV and safety orientation

Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

On tour

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
2
Time at site:
02:30
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer back to ship from UTV location

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
14
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No