Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 45 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    11:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from the De Palm Pier
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Now for something completely different! This vessel remains above sea level at all times, while its hull - at 5 feet below the surface - provides spectacular viewing of the Arashi Coral Reef, abundant Caribbean sea life and the famous WWII German shipwreck, "The Antilla".

Know More about this tour

The Seaworld Explorer is a state-of-the-art semi-submarine developed in Australia for use on the Great Barrier Reef. The vessel does not submerge; you descend into the hull of this cruising underwater observatory and sit in air-conditioned comfort five feet below the surface of the water, exploring amazing sea life through large, clear glass windows.

Your journey begins as you board a transfer boat that takes you to the Seaworld Explorer, waiting near renowned Arashi Reef. Your skilled captain and knowledgeable narrator guide the semi-submarine through this wondrous reef filled with beautiful coral formations and hundreds of spectacular tropical fish.

Leaving Arashi Reef, the Seaworld Explorer takes you to the wreck of the Antilla, a 423-foot (128 meter) German freighter destroyed during World War II. The huge ship lies on her side in 60 feet of water where it is only partially submerged, providing a resting-place for the pelicans that frequent it. Measuring 423 feet in length, this is the largest wreck in the Caribbean.

A knowledgeable marine expert will provide you with information on the amazing underwater world around you and will be happy to answer questions. From the wreck, you enjoy a relaxing cruise to shore.


90 minute Semi-Submarine Tour

Local taxes

Entry/Admission - De Palm Tours: Atlantis Submarines Expedition



Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for child aged 1 and under

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Mar-2020

    Very well organized. Schedule was well maintained. Saw a lot of fish of different types under the water. Can see the remains of the Antilla ship too. Our 6 yr old daughter loved it. Definitely something to do with kids.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    The experience was okay. The day we went we didn't see many fish, which is certainly not the fault of the tour. We saw more fish during our snorkeling tour, and actually were able to see the shipwreck better that way as well. The tour guide, Angie, was a lovely woman. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. She definitely catered to the children on the boat, so if you have children I would recommend this. If you're adults traveling without children, I would recommend you snorkel instead for viewing fish and the Antilla Shipwreck. If it had cost more than the $47.00 per person I would have given it a lower rating. However, I think we got our money's worth.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    This was my first submarine. Was very interesting. Loved the explanation. And the fishes are so different.

  • 03-Jan-2020

    While fun this was a bumpy ride. Half got seasick. Palm beach is beautiful. Viator site said food and drink was included but it wasn't. Not much to see the day we went out. Chexk in was smooth and fast.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    The Guide on this tour was the best. She made the submarine tour very interesting using humor and clear insight about the Arashi Reef and a sunken WWII German Shipwreck. She narrates in English and Spanish. My wife and I saw plenty of fish too. This tour is worth every penny.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    This is the perfect adventure for young children and those unable to dive. Would definitely do again

  • 08-Jul-2019

    Beautiful view and nice experience. A bit of motion sickness boy definitely happy I did it. Would recommend

  • 07-Feb-2018

    Had a great time on the semi-sub. We saw a wreck and a ton of fish. Our guide was Angie and she was fantastic. Such a lovely lady and had us laughing the whole time. She had a great personality and made the trip a lot of fun. Would highly recommend this excursion

  • 06-Feb-2018

    We reserved our spots well in advance for this Semi-Sub trip from DePalm Pier in Aruba. This was a stop on our cruise itinerary and, since we have been to Aruba several times, were looking for something different to do.
    We took the bus from Oranjestad up to the Pier between the Riu and HIlton Resorts and checked in. It was a little bit of a wait before starting, but the tour was very interesting, and our friendly guide Angie was so informative about the reef and the sunken Antilla's history. This is a wonderful sightseeing option for any age.

  • 16-Dec-2017

    After 1st 15-20mins it gets boring

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