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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.

From Willemstad: Full-Day Boat Tour to Klein Curaçao

2. From Willemstad: Full-Day Boat Tour to Klein Curaçao

On this all-inclusive Klein Curacao day trip you will travel with our 50 feet yacht in about 1 hour and 15 minutes to the beautiful island of Klein Curacao. Once you have arrived you can explore the island and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. During this trip, everything is taken care of. From a delicious bbq lunch to snorkel gear to explore the extraordinary underwater world. Moreover, there are shade huts on the island that can be used by all visitors of the island. You can also relax on the bow of the boat or jump into the water.

Curacao Willemstad Guided Underwater Walking Dive Experience

3. Curacao Willemstad Guided Underwater Walking Dive Experience

Discover the vibrant sea floor and marine marvels with an underwater trek in Willemstad, Curacao. Experience walking among colorful coral and fish with helmets that weigh 32 kg above water and 6 kg underwater, ensuring both comfort and safety during your exploration. Follow your guide on a 100-meter-long path adorned with corals. Breathe easily with an efficient air supply system, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout your journey. Witness a captivating spectacle as you feed the fish, surrounded by thousands of vibrant coral fish. Preserve the magic with optional videos and pictures at an additional cost.

Willemstad: Sunset Cruise Tour with Food and Drinks

4. 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.

Willemstad: Curacao's Colorful History Walking Tour

5. Willemstad: Curacao's Colorful History Walking Tour

Explore the history and culture of Curacao on our famous walking tour of the Punda and Otrobanda districts. Our local guides will lead you through picturesque streets, past colourful Dutch architecture, and vibrant art murals. Begin the tour at the meeting point at Riffort entrance, where you will learn about the forts and walls that once protected the St. Anna Bay from pirates. Then, explore the painted murals and vibrant streets of Otrabanda, crossing in front Kura Hulanda museum Cross the famous floating bridge and visit the Emma floating bridge, Amsterdam fort, and Handelskade buildings. Learn how to use the ferry service. In Punda, see the Gómez plein Square and its musical wall clock, the Dushi and Curacao sign at the Wilhelminaplein Square, and the Mikvé Israel Emanuel Synagogue. Explore the local fruits, souvenir, spices, and fish markets, and learn about the history and architecture of the old town, including Unesco monuments. End the tour at the AnnaBay Club Rum Distillery, where you can sample and purchase the island's famous rum. Our tour guides will also provide information on taxi or public bus options for beach time, shopping, or dining at local restaurants.

Willemstad: Turtle Watching Excursion and Snorkeling Safari

6. 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.

2-Hour Kayak Tour in Curacao

7. 2-Hour Kayak Tour in Curacao

Paddle across Caracas Bay and stop at Curacao's most popular snorkel spot during this 2-hour kayak tour from Willemstad. After a safety briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your guide to remote areas rich in tropical vegetation and wildlife. Kayak across the bay, spending approximately 20 minutes in the open water. As you paddle in the protected waters along the coast, enjoy picturesque views of Fort Beekenburg ̶ a well-preserved fort built in 1703 to protect the inner bay. Land at a deserted stretch of beach for some of the best snorkeling on the island. Enjoy the natural underwater beauty, as well as the remoteness of the location. See amazing aquatic life such as colorful coral, morays, scorpion fish and lobsters. Before heading back, cool off with a refreshing swim at the beach. Above the beach you can see an old manorial estate known as the Quarantine house, which was built in 1700 and was used for the treatment of sailors. Conclude your excursion with a serene 30-minute paddle back across the bay.

Curaçao: Island Tour Road Trip via Mobile App

8. Curaçao: Island Tour Road Trip via Mobile App

Discover the real Curaçao with your own (rental) car using a web app designed to be your digital guide. Thousands of satisfied users preceded you! You drive at your own pace, from your holiday address, carefree from point of interest to point of interest via a great route across this beautiful island. Do it as you want, you can log in for 8 days from your booked date and you can always choose a different part of the route. At the stops where this applies, we will tell you about the past and present and ensure that you navigate to exactly the right place. The slogan of the Curaçao Tourist Board is “Curaçao, experience it yourself”. The advice is to experience the island like a local and renting a car is the best way to do this. Don't look any further, this is the best and cheapest investment for your holiday! You don't have to waste time on preparations prior to your holiday, you don't miss anything and you see more than you would discover yourself. The web app is available in 8 languages; written in Dutch and automaticly translated in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. It is easy to follow on your smartphone and you don’t need to download anything in advance. If your party has more cars, simply share the link and password (up to a maximum of 2 cars per purchase). Do you provide a full battery and internet data yourself? You can easily buy a SIM card from 'Chippie' upon arrival at the airport at the baggage claim area or at the exit. After that you can always upgrade the Sim if necessary. Advantages • Cheap, the price is a total price and not per person • Designed and verified by destination specialists • Always up to date, tips from users are processed immediately • No preparation time required • No searching (and stress) during your holiday • Discover the island individually • No expensive excursions needed • Very informative, lots of tips on sights, opening hours, local customs • Advice on routes and restaurants along the way

Curaçao: Turtle Bay & Blue Room Boat Tour with Snorkeling

9. Curaçao: Turtle Bay & Blue Room Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Meet your guide and prepare for a memorable boat tour through Turtle Bay to swim with turtles, snorkel in crystal clear waters, and visit the mesmerizing Blue Room Cave. Your snorkeling experience includes a tour with experienced guides and a chance to swim alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat. Put on your necessary gear and feel at ease that the tour is designed for those at all skill levels. Find out why Turtle Bay is renowned for being one of the best beaches in Curacao for snorkeling. Learn about conservation efforts and visit sheltered bays and coral reefs, home to a variety of sea turtles and tropical fish. After spending time snorkeling, take the boat to Blue Room Cave and feel the tranquil effects of the cave's vibrant blue waters before returning to the meeting point.

Willemstad: Guided Beach Hopping Tour

10. Willemstad: Guided Beach Hopping Tour

Discover the white sands and turquoise waters of Curacao's west coast on this day trip from your hotel in Willemstad. Take a dip at beaches like, Kenepa, Daabooi, Kokomo. Spot some bright pink flamingos in a salt lake at St. Willibrordus.   Begin your island adventure with picked up from the doorstep of your hotel or resort in Willemstad. Watch as your guide helps to highlight Curacao's natural beauty and historical significance. Arrives to Knip, where you can sunbathe on the island's most photographed beach or swim in the azure waters. Travel to Daaibooi, where you can sunbathe and experience the feeling of the local beaches. Make your way to Kokomo, where you can relax and swim and sit a swing Have the option to purchasing you can also get something to eat and drink before heading to the salt lake at St. Willibrordus where long-legged flamingos like to strut and feed. Return to your accommodation in Willemstad at the end of your tour. 

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Had a fantastic experience! I have to admit that I was quite nervous at first; In any case, it's a crazy idea to wear a heavy helmet and have the confidence that you can just keep breathing. After fifteen minutes I got used to the idea and let everything happen. The instructors have a lot of humor, you are really entertained under water and they attract the most beautiful fish to you. This activity is “one of a kind” so I have a beautiful memory richer. The only disadvantage I can think of is that it is a bit pricey, but I think it's worth it!

We learned SO much and the entire evening was pure enjoyment. An incredible experience overall from the gorgeous views, the deep knowledge of the staff about the island's history, topography, climate and landscape, plus delightful snacks and drinks. Awesome evening all around.

Lady, our guide, has an excellent knowledge of Curaçao and Willemstad in particular. She shared many insights, historical background and hidden corners that we would never have discovered on our own.

Naomy is a great tour guide and she is funny really distracting

Really great i recommend this for first time diver