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Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

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Willemstad, Curaçao
Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Kayak through Curacao's Caracas Bay on this adventure led by an experienced outdoors guide. During the boat journey to a secluded beach, view the beautiful coastline and historical landmarks like Ft Beekenburg. At the beach, dive in for some of the most spectacular snorkeling in Curacao, then take some time to swim and relax on the beach before paddling back to the pier.
  • Kayak and snorkel adventure in Curacao
  • Follow your professional kayak guide along the coast of Curacao
  • Paddle across Caracas Bay on open water
  • View Fort Beekenburg and other attractions from the water
  • Snorkel at a remote beachside location
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure time
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Local guide
Use of all necessary equipment
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

437M+WH7, Willemstad, Curaçao

The tour departs from the ship pier at 9am or 1pm local time, depending on your booking. Please proceed past the security gate where tour buses leave the cruise terminal.

Departure Time

  • 8:30 am
  • 9am (cruise ship arrival at 8:30am)
  • 12:30pm (cruise ship arrival at 12pm)
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30Pm
  • 3:30pm
  • Or Half hour after cruise ship arrival

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to Curacao's pier to meet your professional kayak guide for a safety briefing and basic paddling instruction.

Climb into your double kayak and follow your guide from the pier out into the turquoise ocean and up along the coast of the island. Paddle across open water in beautiful Caracas Bay, then spend time boating through the coastline's protected waters. Pass landmarks like Ft Beekenberg, so named for Heer van Beek, who coordinated Willemstad's defense against the invading British fleets in 1703.

Pull your kayak up on a deserted sand and coral-stone beach. Slip on the provided snorkel gear, including a mask, flippers and snorkel and dive in. Enjoy some of the best snorkeling on the island; the fact that these sites are difficult to reach means they are uncrowded and the plant and animal life is particularly vibrant.

When you're finished exploring the underwater landscape, hop in your kayak for the paddle back to the pier.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventure Tours Curacao
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Reviews

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star-5
Great snorkel experience
Jeffrey_Y
, Sep 2021
Of course the snorkeling. All the colorful fish were amazing and the sunken tugboat was an incredible thing to see.
star-5
This was a lot of fun. The guide was...
Karen S
, Jan 2018
This was a lot of fun. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the area. I had never snorkeled before, he helped me with the gear and provided tips to make this a great experience. The fish were beautiful and paddling in the open water was not as difficult as expected. I would definitely recommend.
star-5
Fun trip. Enjoyed the kayaking and...
Eric_B
, Aug 2016
Fun trip. Enjoyed the kayaking and the snorkelling was good. Tons of fish around the sunken tugboat. Excellent guides. They do need to update the snorkelling gear though.
star-3
The kayaking part was good, but the...
Melinda M
, Mar 2016
The kayaking part was good, but the beach they took us to for snorkeling was terrible. It was very rocky and hurt our feet, and no flippers were provided so you had to use a life jacket. The goggles had not been cleaned prior so they gave you soap to wash them out, which then the leftover residue went into your eyes and burned.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Really nice guide and place to...
Jennifer F
, Aug 2015
Really nice guide and place to snorkel. To bad there is a refinery really close to the snorkel site. Still the water is really clear and there is a lot to see.
star-4
The facility, launch pad was very...
Shelley G
, Aug 2014
The facility, launch pad was very run down. The tour guides were awesome! Very friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed the kayak trip with my family. We went to open water and a couple that was very out of shape struggled to make it across the bay. The guides towed them with a Jetski. Once we crossed we snorkled a reef. We saw many fish and had a great time. The guides did a wonderful job of pointing out stuff. The snorkling was over an hour which was great !!
star-5
This was a great tour, however it was a...
JennyC
, Aug 2014
This was a great tour, however it was a bit of (fun) work!! The kayak ride to the snorkeling location was through open waters, but they do have incredibly attentive staff to help you out if you find the going too much. The snorkeling is great - loads of fish and underwater life to see!

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