43ft Sailing Boat
The name of this 43-foot sailing yacht echoes the tranquility that they offer you during their cruises. The boat features a large, sun deck to lounge on and a comfortable cockpit with a hard top cover for that ever important shade. They like to take you off the beaten track to more secluded places around Aruba, such as our private reef island where you can enjoy some of the most colorful snorkeling available locally. Mike’s reef at Spanish Lagoon is in fact named after Capt. Anthony’s father, who started the family sailing tradition more than 36 years ago.
The crew will provide you with all the snorkeling equipment you need. No worries if snorkeling is a first for you – all their snorkeling cruises include free lessons to make you feel at ease in no time – there’s nothing to it! Once you’re in and have seen all there is to see, you won’t want to get out of the water! On their trip to the south side they offer drift snorkeling which is a very unique way of snorkeling, one simply floats along with the current above the coral reef teeming with tropical fish.
There is just about anything you can do on a private sailing charter. Bring the kids for a snorkel adventure; assist with sailing the boat or take a turn at the helm, deep sea fishing, tanning or enjoying the sunset with loved ones or with small wedding groups. You can even take basic or advanced sailing instructions with tips on boat handling. Private trips include standard open bar, hors‘d oeuvres. A light lunch is served on trips of 4 hours or more. F&B upgrades are available upon request and the possibilities are endless.
Tranquilo was founded by Capt. Mike Hagedoorn whose passion for sailing was legendary. It was only natural to make of his hobby, his day job. And so he started taking guests out sailing on the Tranquilo along the coast of Aruba. He did so for 20 years before Capt. Anthony, his son, took the helm and kept the tradition alive till present day.
All trips now depart from the Renaissance Marina in Oranjestad. We are across from the Crystal Casino. This is right next to the Atlantis Submarines dock. Look for the red boat at the end of the dock. Please be there 15 minutes before each trip for check in.