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Like the post below,  we have all day in Aruba.   We are renting a UTV to explore the back of the island.  Then jump on board and shower.  Then we figure we will have 4 hours of free time.  6pm - 10pm  I have been there once before but it has been years now and i cannot remember what is around the port.  So looking for suggestions.  The sun set is supposed to be around 6:22 so beach time really isn't an option.   We are not clubbers or drinkers.  So not really sure what there is to do.

 

Would be open to a beach side dinner somewhere with a night walk on the beach.

 

Anything would be appreciated.

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On 11/4/2021 at 1:48 PM, jmaedcruise said:

How far is Flying Fishbones from the cruise port?  Taxi cost?  Also do you know if reservations are needed here?  

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Hi - I'm not on this thread but was searching for things about Aruba.  Really great thought and Flying Fishbones looks super.  You do need reservations and a deposit.  They have a website https://www.flyingfishbone.com/terms-and-conditions

Address is You can find us at: Savaneta 344, Aruba

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On 11/4/2021 at 3:48 PM, jmaedcruise said:

How far is Flying Fishbones from the cruise port?  Taxi cost?  Also do you know if reservations are needed here?  

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https://www.flyingfishbone.com    They are about 3 miles from the port on the other side of the International airport.  A Taxi will get you there.    

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I just got back from a 5 day trip to Aruba yesterday. To be honest, not a ton to do there at night besides eat. We went to the Driftwood restaurant downtown (near the cruiseport) on Thursday night and everything was closed. Downtown looked dead, and there were 2 ships in port.

 

I would recommend taking a taxi down to the “other downtown” area, near the high rise hotels on palm beach (ask the taxi driver to take you to the area across from the Hilton). It’ll cost $13 each way. There’s usually 1 or 2 singers performing outside the restaurants and shops. You can walk around and people watch. Probably won’t take much time, and you’ll have more entertainment on the ship, but it’s something to do.
 

If you can go into one of the hotels, there’s usually shows going on in all of them. Or go to the Bugaloe bar (it’s on a pier between the Riu and Hilton). They have live singers there. But again, it’s a restaurant/bar, so you’d have to buy something to sit there.

 

Some of the hotels also have casinos in them, but so does the ship. I’ve gone to Aruba on a cruise as well, and once the sun went down, the ship was a better place to be. If you’re staying on the island, it’s a different story because you’re usually out having dinner, or hanging out in a lounge at your hotel, but the island is pretty dead at night otherwise. 

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On 11/14/2021 at 11:14 AM, Pirateskigirl said:

https://www.flyingfishbone.com    They are about 3 miles from the port on the other side of the International airport.  A Taxi will get you there.    

 

 

A taxi to Flying Fishbone is around $30.00 each way, not including tip. I'm sure where you got your information that it is 3 miles from the cruise port. It takes at least 30 minutes to get there from the ship. The atmosphere is awesome but I think that there are restaurants that have better food closer to the ship. However,  it is definitely a great experience. 

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On 11/14/2021 at 10:56 PM, ARandomTraveler said:

I just got back from a 5 day trip to Aruba yesterday. To be honest, not a ton to do there at night besides eat. We went to the Driftwood restaurant downtown (near the cruiseport) on Thursday night and everything was closed. Downtown looked dead, and there were 2 ships in port.

 

I would recommend taking a taxi down to the “other downtown” area, near the high rise hotels on palm beach (ask the taxi driver to take you to the area across from the Hilton). It’ll cost $13 each way. There’s usually 1 or 2 singers performing outside the restaurants and shops. You can walk around and people watch. Probably won’t take much time, and you’ll have more entertainment on the ship, but it’s something to do.
 

If you can go into one of the hotels, there’s usually shows going on in all of them. Or go to the Bugaloe bar (it’s on a pier between the Riu and Hilton). They have live singers there. But again, it’s a restaurant/bar, so you’d have to buy something to sit there.

 

Some of the hotels also have casinos in them, but so does the ship. I’ve gone to Aruba on a cruise as well, and once the sun went down, the ship was a better place to be. If you’re staying on the island, it’s a different story because you’re usually out having dinner, or hanging out in a lounge at your hotel, but the island is pretty dead at night otherwise. 

 

 

I agree with heading to Palm Beach at night. I usually recommend that to cruisers. There's so much more to do there.

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16 hours ago, canadarocks said:

I've read that The West Deck is a good choice. Any opinion on that one? 

 

West Deck is one of our favorite restaurants.  It has very casual food, and a great laid back vibe. It sits along the water and has gorgeous sunsets.

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We have done the Black Pearl evening trip before and enjoyed it.  It leaves from Palm Beach near the Marriott.  It was very quiet and relaxing.  They don't serve a full meal, but had lots of snacks and yummy grilled cheese sandwiches so we did not leave hungry.

 

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