Pickup time: 5:30 AM
Private group size: 1 – 6 *
* For larger groups please contact us
Duration: about 3 hours (excl. driving time)
Highlights: Natural Pool · ocean sunrise · starry night sky · north coast cliffs · Arikok National Park · 100% private · all-inclusive · mild workout
What should I bring?
$145 guide fee + $50 per adult
Children (15 or younger) half-price
What to expect
Start your hike in the dark – below a starry night sky without light pollution – as your private guide leads you along the coast. You’ll pass by beautiful bays and beaches and end up at the Natural Pool, where you can watch the sun rise from the ocean.
During the day, the Natural Pool is often crowded by large groups of tourists. On this early-morning tour, however, you get a chance to enjoy the Natural Pool completely by yourself. Enjoy the Natural Pool’s raw natural beauty: float around, jump off some rocks or snorkel around and look at the fish!
Looking for a more challenging hike?
Check out our sunrise hike at the New Natural Bridge!
Rob picked us up right on time and was very knowledgeable and friendly. SUV was clean and comfortable. He had hiking backpacks all ready for us with a towel, snorkeling gear, water, and snacks. He pointed out different animals and plants along the hike and was able to answer all my Aruban biology-related questions. The sunrise was magical despite it being a bit cloudy. And having the park/ocean to ourselves was priceless. The water was too rough to swim in the natural pool, but that didn't take away from the experience. Just watching the large waves crash into the rocks was breathtaking. We saw eagles, turtle nesting sites, and wild goats climbing the rocky terrain. Overall a truly great excursion!
This tour was AMAZING! From pick up to drop off the guides Rob and Monica we’re fantastic. We came with a bag of our own stuff, but they provided us with our own backpacks filled with a towel, water bottle, apple, granola bars, and flash light. They Didn’t miss a thing. It rained on us for our hike, but this just added to the adventure. Rob and Monica were so nice and friendly and made sure to point out everything we were seeing. (...) We never saw another person on the entire tour. Doing the sunrise hike is a huge pro because you’re not there with 50-100 other people which adds to your overall experience. Snorkeling at the natural pool was so fun and we saw a lot more fish than we expected to see, even an eel! (...)
Miranka & Rob are the real deal and deserve massive props for following their dreams to start this business! We prefer to support small business operators as often as we can, and it definitely paid off because these two do their utmost to provide an experience to make your trip to remember for a lifetime. It was easily the highlight of this trip to Aruba and we love everything about Aruba! Put this at the top of your list of bookings over big group tours. You're not going to see half as much on one of those, this is eco-friendly, and it's the only way to have the Natural Pool to yourselves! It truly will just be your group and your guide, so in our case it was just the two of us and Rob there in stunning beauty and quiet. Not only the destination was wonderful with perfect timing for sunrise, but we really enjoyed the great hike out and back, talking among us, having time for great pictures, and seeing the back country up close. (...)
Robert was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. The sunrise hike was my second time with Fins & Feet. You can't believe the beauty, serenity and once (twice) in a lifetime experience of swimming in the natural pool alone! I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have an incredible adventure in Aruba.
One of THE BEST excursions we’ve ever done! This is our 4th trip to Aruba & one of many excursions we have done along with our kids (now 15 &12)…on 8/3/22 we did the sunrise hike. It took convincing to tell the family to have a 5AM wake up call, but we are SO glad we did!! Rob was a fantastic guide & being from Aruba he truly is so knowledgeable about the land & cares deeply for preserving Aruba’s beauty. We have been to the Natural Pool on previous tours, but to have it completely to ourselves to snorkel & cliff jump for 1.5 hours was pure magic!! Rob thinks of everything, each person gets their own backpack with all the supplies needed for the hike (waters, towel, snack, snorkel). Wear good tennis shoes because Aruba’s island is rocky, but the hike was enjoyable & going that early allows you to enjoy the beauty of the sun rising over the ocean & beat the heat! 10/10 would recommend this tour! It is SO worth the early wake up!!
This was an amazing experience and our guide Rob was awesome! Getting up at 5am while on vacation is a big ask...but let me just say it was worth it ten times over! Having Rob as our private guide was a privilege...his love of the island, nature and wildlife are evident and his insight on just about everything during our hike was invaluable. Having the park to ourselves (before the crowds!) really allowed for a completely different experience while discovering such beauty & tranquility. Thank you for a great experience!
This was the absolute highlight of our honeymoon trip to Aruba! It was such a special and enjoyable experience and the 5AM wakeup was more than worth it. Rob was such a fun and cool guide. He even took go pro photos and videos of us to share. We can't wait to come back and take another tour with him!
This was my family's favorite activity in Aruba! Book the sunrise hike, you will not be disappointed! Monica is the best! Monica kindly picked us up from our hotel early in the morning. She had flashlights and water all ready for us. Walking on the terrain felt like we were walking on mars as the sky was lite up in beautiful colors. Then we watched the sunrise from the beach and headed to the natural pool. Monica was so kind helping my Mom during certain portions of the hike. After the hike we enjoyed fresh watermelon and snacks. It was a lovely start to the day!
Rob was the perfect host for our sunrise hike. It was just my partner and I and Rob and we had the entire national park to ourselves as the sun crept over the horizon. He was informative, punctual, and well prepared. He brought us water, watermelon, oranges, and a wealth of knowledge of his island end of the national park and all its beauty. We went snorkeling in the natural pool and had that attraction all to ourselves as well. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and Rob made the entire excursion seem like it was the most important thing in the world to him. We learned a lot about Aruba, and learned to appreciate all of the subtle nuances of the national park. Rob was also quite informative on all matters including sports and will probably be happy to tell you how great Real Madrid and Chelsea are doing in Champions League action should you care to discuss it. We would be thrilled to return to Aruba and join Rob for another adventure. I can’t wait to try it again.
Exactly the off the beaten path experience I was hoping for!! We started are hike in the dark with Rob confidently leading us to the beach while sharing some of his knowledge of the local wildlife. At the natural pool we had the place all to ourselves while we watched the sun come up. Then we went for a swim using the snorkeling gear Rob had packed for us and were amazed at the variety of colorful fish we could see. Rob was so helpful in showing us the easiest routes to use while we were climbing the slick rock to get in and out and also where to look for the eel and octopus that reside in the pool. He took photos for us as we swam and had dry towels waiting for us when we were finally ready to get out. He even packed snacks. He made it a truly memorable experience! I cannot recommend this tour highly enough, if I could give him more stars on here I would.