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Aruba
12°28.126'N, 069°56.997'W Chart icon.png
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Capital Oranjestad
Language Dutch, Papiamento
Currency Aruban Florin (AWG)
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
Calling code +297

Aruba has a Port of Entry

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Charts

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Weather

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Passages

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Islands

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Communication

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Navigation

Any navigation notes here. If this section does not apply remove it.

Entrance

Arrival

Entry paperwork is carried out at the wharf at Haven Barcadera. You need to tie up to an old wharf in what appears to be an industrial, solitary part of the island. There is a dump located immediately to the NW of the wharf and you may very well be able to see the smoke emanating from the dump while well out to sea. Fenders and lines prepared on the port side when coming alongside. Both the Immigration and Customs offices are located right there and are staffed by very friendly and efficient officers.

Departure

Exit paperwork is to be done in the same place as the entry. They insiste on you tying up at the same old wharf and refuse to process you if you try to check out from a car.

If the old guy from the Port Authority sees you, he will charge you US$10 for tying up for 30 minutes. Try to get in and out fast to avoid his delightful request.

Customs and Immigration

Customs

Details?

Immigration

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Fees and Charges

Zero, nada, zilch!

Restrictions

Health and Security

Health

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Security

Details?


External Territories

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Regions

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Berthing

Ports

Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data ||
  • Oranjestad Oranjestad /wiki/Oranjestad Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |

Marinas

Anchorages

Anchor off Palm Beach in front of the hotels on the NW section of Aruba. There are lots of tourists, water activity, bars, restaurants, etc.

Facilities

Water

Give details on water for any ports that provides it. If there are no water outlets just enter "None".

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Port1/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort1.3C.2Fspan.3EWater icon Port1 [[Aruba#Port1|Port1]] DD.dddDD.ddd water outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Port2/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort2.3C.2Fspan.3EWater icon Port2 [[Aruba#Port2|Port2]] DD.dddDD.ddd water outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Electricity

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Port1/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort1.3C.2Fspan.3EElectricity icon Port1 [[Aruba#Port1|Port1]] DD.dddDD.ddd electricity outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Port2/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EPort2.3C.2Fspan.3EElectricity icon Port2 [[Aruba#Port2|Port2]] DD.dddDD.ddd electricity outlet location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Toilets

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Showers

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Laundry

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Garbage

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Supplies

Fuel

Give details on water for any ports or nearby stations that provides it. If there are no fuel pumps in the island just enter "None".

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Station1/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStation1.3C.2Fspan.3EFuel icon Station1 [[Aruba#Station1|Station1]] DD.dddDD.ddd fuel station location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Station2/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStation2.3C.2Fspan.3EFuel icon Station2 [[Aruba#Station2|Station2]] DD.dddDD.ddd fuel station location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Cooking gas

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Suplier1/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ESuplier1.3C.2Fspan.3ECooking icon Suplier1 [[Aruba#Suplier1|Suplier1]] DD.dddDD.ddd gas supplier location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Suplier2/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ESuplier2.3C.2Fspan.3ECooking icon Suplier2 [[Aruba#Suplier2|Suplier2]] DD.dddDD.ddd gas supplier location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Chandlers

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Chandler1/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EChandler1.3C.2Fspan.3EChandler icon Chandler1 [[Aruba#Chandler1|Chandler1]] DD.dddDD.ddd chandler location etc, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Services

Repairs

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If repairs are included in every port pages, the following line is appropriate, otherwise remove it. Also see each Port.

If repairs are specific ports or by individual mechanics provide specific information as follows:

Yard or Mechanic's name/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EYard_or_Mechanic.27s_name.3C.2Fspan.3EService icon Yard or Mechanic's name [[Aruba#Yard or Mechanic's name|Yard or Mechanic's name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. ++XX XXXX XXXXX, Email: xxx@xxxx.xx.

Internet

Are any internet or WiFi connections available in the island? If so where?

Mobile connectivity

Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS in the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?

Vehicle Rentals

Are cars, motorbikes, and bicycles available for rent? If so give the name, location, tel number of the rental outlets.

Rental establishment/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ERental_establishment.3C.2Fspan.3ECar icon Rental establishment [[Aruba#Rental establishment|Rental establishment]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX, Email: xxx@xxxx.xx.

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc..

Store name1/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Aruba#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Store name2/wiki/Aruba#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name2.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name2 [[Aruba#Store name2|Store name2]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)

  • Location1
Name/wiki/Aruba#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Aruba#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.
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Name/wiki/Aruba#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Aruba#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References & Publications

Comments

We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

  • We arrived on 24 December, checked in at Barcadera and then anchored off Palm Beach, where we had a Xmas Eve dinner at a beachside restaurant. On waking up on Christmas morning, we found the dinghy and outboard were gone. We had left them in the water, tied to the transom, unlocked. Be warned!
    The hotel section in the NW corner is quite similar to the USA in terms of all the fast food chains. The hotels and beaches are full of mainly US tourists with a substantial number of Venezuelans as well.
    than the dinghy theft, we had a great time, liked the friendly locals and would return. --Pincoya

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