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Willemstad: Klein Curaçao Beach Boat Cruise with an Open Bar

1. Willemstad: Klein Curaçao Beach Boat Cruise with an Open Bar

Before you depart for Klein Curaçao, enjoy a light breakfast that will provide you with the energy you will need for an exciting day at sea. Klein Island is the quintessential Caribbean island. There is no better place to get away from it all and immerse yourself in the island vibe. When you arrive, you can see the historic Klein Curaçao lighthouse, visit the old shipwreck, and swim with sea turtles. You can spend the day exploring, relaxing on the stunning beach in a tent, or simply watching your worries float away on the azure waters. Savor a delightful BBQ lunch at around 12:30 PM, along with a variety of sides and salads. Alcoholic beverages are also available with lunch, which will help you get into the easy breezy Caribbean mood.

Willemstad: Sunset Cruise Tour with Food and Drinks

2. Willemstad: Sunset Cruise Tour with Food and Drinks

If you want to see the most breathtaking sunset in the Caribbean, then this sunset catamaran tour is perfect for you. Board the boat in the marina, meet your boat crew, and settle in for an amazing cruise. The bar will be open with chilled alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as soon as you board the catamaran. You will also be offered delicious snacks to eat on the top deck throughout the journey. After leaving the marina, cruise along the coast of Curaçao to Fuik Bay. Take in the amazing views of the island and ocean along the way. At Fuik Bay watch the stunning sunset in good company.

Curacao Speedboat, Beach, Blue Room and Snorkel Adventure

3. Curacao Speedboat, Beach, Blue Room and Snorkel Adventure

On this tour, enjoy great beach hopping, relaxation, and lots of beautiful sunshine. You'll also get an unforgettable snorkel experience in the island's famous cave, the Blue Room. This excursion includes all the sights you must see when traveling to this lovely island. Don’t forget your camera! Find a spot and settle in for the scenic boat ride. Your first stop is the Blue Room, an extraordinary, mostly underwater cave located near Santu Pretu. It's easy to see why the cave gets its name. Everything inside the cave reflects the perfect turquoise, Caribbean-blue water. You'll see schools of fish dart in and around the rocky underwater terrain with crystal clear visibility. Notice how even the reflections of splashed waters remain that vivid blue! This cave is simply splendid.  Next, you'll dock for a beach break. Either snorkel again or simply swim peacefully in the gentle waters. Bring a bit of cash if you’d like to enjoy a snack or cocktails at one of the beach-side restaurants. Please note that the tour sequence and size of the boat may vary depending on the number of guests and start location.

Curacao: Jet Ski and Snorkel 1.5 Hour Adventure

4. Curacao: Jet Ski and Snorkel 1.5 Hour Adventure

Enjoy snorkeling and jet-skiing in the pristine blue waters off the southern coast of Curacao. You’ll pilot your own jet ski for about 1 hour while enjoying magnificent views of Curacao's mangroves and small islands, coves, bays, and beaches. During a 1-hour ride on your jet ski, visit the Spanish water lagoon and see the famous Tafelberg (Table Mountain), beautiful exclusive homes, and mangrove islands. Snorkel for about 30 minutes at one of Curacao's best snorkeling sites; home to a wide array of marine life. It is common to see colorful coral, morays, scorpionfish, lobsters, and schools of tropical fish. On your way back enjoy the picturesque view of an old manorial estate as well as Fort Beekenburg, a well-preserved fort that was originally built in 1703 to protect the inner bay. Make sure you don’t miss out on this unique tour of this wonderful island!

Willemstad: Punda Shops and Kokomo Beach City Tour

5. Willemstad: Punda Shops and Kokomo Beach City Tour

We start the tour with a drive trough the Otrabanda Area and then crossing the Queen Juliana Bridge, we will drive through the beautiful neighborhood of scharloo full of baroque mansions and Street Art. Next we will do a stop at Punda where with our own customized map you will be able to find your way around the district where you will find multiple stores for your souvenirs or maybe some cocktails or local liquor tasting, some stores with special discount only for tour participants. After the shopping time we will drive to Kokomo, the ideal beach to enjoy a quiet day, have a great lunch, try one of their delicious cocktails or just fall in love with the crystal clear water! There are lounges to relax, read a book, or just hang out with an ice-cold beer!

From Willemstad: Boat Tour to Klein Curaçao

6. From Willemstad: Boat Tour to Klein Curaçao

Enjoy a half-day or full-day boat cruise from Willemstad to the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao. After being picked up at the pier, you will be transferred to the boat shop which is approximately 30 minutes away. Step aboard your choice of comfortable yet lightning fast 43 or 50-foot, twin deck Hatteras or Bertram. Your captain and crew will do all the work for you so you can relax and enjoy your tour. Your cruise will take you along the coast past the Spanish water lagoon, the Fuik lagoon, and Duivels klip, which is an inaccessible area of Curaçao. Depending on weather conditions, you will arrive at KleinCuraçao in approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once on the island, you will have time to stroll the beach, visit the lighthouse, or snorkel the reef. Your tour includes snacks such as chips, cheese/pineapple/meat, fresh fruit, soda, water, juice, beer, and fruit punch. You will also be offered lunch, in addition to snacks and beverages.

Explore Curacao Spanish Lagoon and Snorkeling

7. Explore Curacao Spanish Lagoon and Snorkeling

Sail the ocean with an expert captain to the exclusive beautiful Spanish water lagoons of Curacao on a 3-hour boat cruise. Step aboard a 50-foot, 2 deck yacht and relax in the Caribbean sun as your captain and crew do all the work. Sunbathe or sit back and enjoy a drink while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Spanish water lagoon. During your cruise, stop at one of the island’s most beautiful beaches where you can take a quick splash in the warm waters of the Caribbean. Stop at one of Curacao's best snorkeling sites, where a tugboat shipwreck lies on the protected southeast side of Caracas Bay. The tugboat sank 25 years ago and is now home to a wide array of marine life. Snorkel among colorful coral, morays, scorpionfish, lobsters, and schools of tropical fish.

3-Hour Jewish Heritage of Curacao

8. 3-Hour Jewish Heritage of Curacao

Your first stop on this tour will be the Jewish cemetery Beth Haim. Consecrated in 1659, it is the oldest Caucasian cemetery on the island and in the Western Hemisphere. The site is also a Curacao National Monument. Then, you will visit another historic site also created as a peaceful sanctuary, the Rooi Catootje Plantation House. It dates to about 1820 and was originally known as “Rust en Vrede,” which translates to “Rest and Peace.” The house was the property of the Maduro family since 1853, when S.E.L. Maduro brought it as a gift to his wife Rebecca Curiel from her parent’s estate. The house has now been preserved as a museum. Continue to the 17th century plantation house Chobolobo, owned by a Jewish family, where Curacao liquor is produced. Tour the house and learn more about the family name and history. Before leaving, take the opportunity to enjoy samples of this famous local product. Next, continue with a drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Scharloo. Stop at the Mikveh Israel Emanuel Synagogue, or the Snoa as it is affectionately known locally, which rests on exceptionally hallowed ground. The Jewish faith has been practiced here without interruption since 1732. The congregation itself is even older, having been established in 1651. It was just this fear of persecution that drove many of Curacao’s earliest Jewish residents to relocate to the island in the first place. They were rightfully more than a little guarded about their beliefs, even upon founding their congregation and building their synagogue nearly a century later. That’s one of the main reasons why you’ll find a sand floor in the Snoa today. The floor pays homage to those earliest Jewish settlers in Curacao who had to muffle the sounds of their footsteps and prayers when meeting in secret during the Spanish Inquisition.

Willemstad: Curaçao North West Coast Jeep Safari Tour

9. Willemstad: Curaçao North West Coast Jeep Safari Tour

Go on a Jeep safari to visit Curacao's northwestern coast. Witness magnificent water displays caused by the sea being pushed against the shore by the wind. Take a dip in a natural jacuzzi, visit Shete Boka Natural Park, and see the Boka Tabla cave. Your journey begins in the broad desert plains, where your guide will inform you about the island's volcanic and coral origins and the 3 unique terraces that stretch for miles along its northern coastline. Check out the natural jacuzzi, where you can take a dip in a small, natural bathtub while a fountain showers you. Visit the Shete Boka Natural Park to see water shows like the Boka Pistol created by the waves' strong breaking. Boka Tabla, a cave you shouldn't miss when visiting Curacao, and the typical thunder that locals refer to as the Breath of Curacao can also be found in Shete Boka. Return to your accommodation full of new impressions.

Willemstad: Turtle Watching Excursion and Snorkeling Safari

10. Willemstad: Turtle Watching Excursion and Snorkeling Safari

Swim and snorkel in the beautiful clear waters of Curacao's coast, admire the beautiful fish and turtle species and search for other aquatic species. Visit the desert of Curacao and enjoy a safari excursion across the desert. Take the chance to swim with colorful fish and turtles while taking in the beauty of Curacao's sapphire-blue sea on the island's northern side. Watch as the wind pushes the sea against the shore and creates stunning footprints. Take in the view of the coast's breathtaking landscapes before moving on to the desert safari. Travel on a safari excursion across wide-open desert plains, surprisingly where Curaçao's most naturally sweet water is located. Let the water sprinkles at several remote bays refresh you as you watch the powerful waves smash against the coral cliffs, and look out for exotic species like herons, frigate birds, and caracaras. Cross to Curacao's southwest coast, and watch as the landscape dramatically transforms from a dry, arid climate to a verdant, hilly shoreline, and admire pristine white beaches and the turquoise waters found here. Move on to Playa Piskado, where you can see a wide variety of fish and, of course, swim next to turtles, and enjoy time snorkeling until it is time to return to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Curaçao

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 70 reviews

Awesome adventure! There were 4 of us on this private tour. They took great care to make sure we had the best experience. I highly recommend this this activity to anyone traveling to Curaçao. Even if you have never been on a jet ski you will have the time of your life. I will be booking again on my next visit to the island. Don’t miss this experience!!!

Great crew on the boat to explain and help in and out of the water. We saw flying fish and lots of dolphins. The blue room was gorgeous and a must see. Just wish we had more time at the cas abou beach, gorgeous waters and so many tropical fish . Loved that the captain dropped off at our hotel at end! Beautiful day!

Great trip. Definitely worth every penny. The crew was fantastic. We had a problem with the owner and the booking but he did everything he needed to do to make it right. A man of his word. Thank you guys for a great day . Jimmy &wendy B—-e

Definitely recommend! Was a very unique experience and the guide was top notch! Worth repeating

Eugene was awesome. Very informative and a great guide