Antilla Shipwreck, Palm - Eagle Beach

4.5
#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Aruba
Explore Antilla Shipwreck, one of the largest shipwrecks in the Caribbean. The German cargo ship, SS Antilla, was deliberately sunk in Aruba in 1940, when Germany invaded Holland. The 121 m (400 ft) long wreck is still mostly intact and can be explored on a fascinating dive. With a snorkel, you can get an interesting view by hovering above the wreck, while scuba divers can observe the stern of the boat at 18 m (60 ft) below the water's surface. Observe the massive boat underwater, as hundreds of tropical fish dart between the colorful coral formations, sponges, and anemones that cover the wreck. Plan your visit to Antilla Shipwreck and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Palm - Eagle Beach itinerary planning tool .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Antilla Shipwreck
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Antilla Shipwreck Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
674 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We have been to Aruba 5 times now. We have snorkeled over it, did the glass bottom boat over it, and now we got to dive the wreck. Awesome....just being down there and seeing history up close, hearing...  more »
  • We stopped here on the Jolly Pirates snorkeling tour. Beautiful fish everywhere. If you're not a great swimmer I highly recommend a life jacket if snorkeling. The surface can be rough!  more »
  • This German freighter wreck is a popular spot for snorkel excursions as well as scuba. You are able to swim almost the entire length of the wreck and see a great number of fish and turtles when you ar...  more »
Google
  • Somewhat disappointing! Not many fish the day we were there. From there we went to a beautiful reef, just feet from the shore, where I saw a giant turtle, which I followed for 5-10 minutes and a school of 50-60 parrot fish. Much better and much easier to get to!
  • Always fun to see. Can see the whole ship on a perfect day.
  • Very good place to snorkel!
  • Great for snorkeling. Lots of fish in the area. Be sure to move around over top of the wreck for the best views a couple parts of the ship are close enough to the surface that you can swim down and touch them.
  • 3rd time, always a great time snorkeling.
Places to stay near Antilla Shipwreck

Plan your trip to Palm - Eagle Beach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Antilla Shipwreck by other users

10 days in Aruba & Willemstad BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Canada, United States, Caribbean, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Aruba BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO December, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Aruba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Aruba BY A USER FROM ECUADOR October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Aruba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Caribbean, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM IRAN April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Caribbean & Jamaica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Aruba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans