Captain Jethro Gesterkamp and his
First Mate Jeff have been initiating delighted visitors to snorkeling
and the relaxation of multi-hull sailing for over 25 years, the last 18
with Jethro's 40 ft trimaran sailboat, The Octopus. Our main concerns
for personalized service and attention, particularly for the novice or
inexperienced snorkeler, makes our trips especially attractive. Bookings
are limited to 22 passengers, with snorkel instruction, freshly made
meals and attention to the individual needs of our guests (including
even special dietary requirements!) to give you a unique and memorable
There are daily morning and afternoon snorkeling trips. Morning half-day cruises feature both a breakfast of fresh home baked goodies, sparkling Mimosas, and a freshly made buffet lunch featuring a meat board, crusty
French bread, crisp green salad, and a beautiful array of exotic tropical fruits.
The shorter afternoon trips feature snorkeling and a light lunch. The twice weekly sunset cruises are a truly relaxing tour of the coastline, with a commentary on the local sites accompanied by music, drinks and snacks. A complete bar is included on all the trips, as is snorkeling equipment and instruction. Prices on all trips are all inclusive.
First Mate Jeff
Featured in Aruba Today, The Octopus has received prominent mention in the Boston Globe, This Week magazine and Dan's Papers as one of the best trips on the island. Our prices make us a Best Buy too! For safety training and experience no captain sailing a charterboat in Aruba can surpass Jethro's record. Conveniently located on the beach between the Holiday Inn and the Playa Linda Beach Resort, The Octopus is a short walk from any of the hi-rise hotels, and minutes by cab or bus from the low rise hotel area.
If you like an intimate, personal sailing and snorkeling experience, and don't want to get lost in the crowd, The Octopus is what you are looking for. Aside from our regular schedule, customized private charters are also very reasonably priced. For more information contact Jethro by fax or e-mail. Also look for The Octopus flyer in the information packet at the airport when you arrive.
Regularly Scheduled Trips
Half Day Champagne Brunch!
9 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Open Bar, 2 Snorkel Stops
Daily Afternoon Delight
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Monday through Friday
Sandwiches & Fruit,
Happy Hour Sunset Sail 4:30 to 6:30 October - March
5 to 7 March - October
Tuesday & Thursday
Snacks & Open Bar
Please remember to print this page and bring it to Aruba for reference, or
watch for our hand-out in the package of information you will receive at the
airport upon your arrival.
Equipment and Instruction included with all snorkel trips. Discounted rates for children 12 and under. Special Discounted rates for groups of 6 or more. Attractive charter rates for private groups.
Departing from the pier between
Holiday Inn and Playa Linda, For Information and Reservations contact us at:
phone/fax: (297) 586-4281 or phone: (297) 593-3739 E-mail: