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Shete Boka National Park and Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure in Curacao

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Curacao, Caribbean
Shete Boka National Park and Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure in Curacao

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Explore Playa Lagun and Shete Boka National Park during this full-day eco-adventure in Curacao. Ride in an open-top Jeep across desert plains to explore the northern coastline's rocky cliffs. Visit Lagun Beach (or another beach nearby) to snorkel in the shallow azure waters. See hawks, frigate birds and sea turtles in their natural habitat with commentary from your local guide. Stop by a natural fountain to bask in the warm waters. All equipment and round-trip transportation from Curacao hotels are included.
  • Full-day tour of Shete Boka National Park and Playa Lagun
  • Visit an underground cavern and explore inlets of Curacao's rocky northern coastline with an experienced guide
  • See a variety of wildlife, including turtles, frigatebirds and herons
  • Lounge in the warm waters of Supladó, a natural fountain
  • Snorkeling gear and round-trip hotel transport included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Bottled water
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Curacao , Curacao, Curacao
  • Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino , Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard #78, Willemstad Curacao
  • Curacao
  • 9:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.We pick up from hotels in Jan Thiel, Sea Aquarium area, Punda, Pietermaai and Otrabanda. Please note that we do not provide pick up from accommodation in the Banda Aboa area. In this case we will contact you to arrange a meeting location.
    Following pickup at your hotel, have a seat in a open-air Jeep and take off on your eco-adventure. 

    Your guide will transport you across the island's desert, filled with red clay and scrubby native plants. Arrive at the 6-mile (10-km) Shete Boka National Park, a protected area of rocky terrain on Curacao's northern coast. 

    Climb down from the Jeep to explore an ancient cave on foot. Hear about the geology and history of these interesting rock formations, then continue to some remote inlets further up the shoreline. Pause for spectacular photo ops of pounding surf, sea spray and coral and limestone cliffs. 

    Loook for herons, frigate birds and hawks swooping down for their meal from the sea. At a nearby beach, look for nests where turtles have laid their eggs or see one crawling along the sand. 

    Return to the Jeep and head for Supladó, a blowhole where warm ocean water shoots into the surrounding crater. Don your bathing suit and climb in to relax in this naturally formed hot tub, admiring the rainbows that form overhead due to the constant sea spray.

    Your last stop is Play Lagun, a family-friendly beach that boasts spectacular snorkeling. Put on the provided mask, fins and snorkel, then head out into the shallows to float in the waters of the peaceful cove. See schools of tropical fish, sea turtles and impressive coral formations.

    After exploring Curacao's myriad of natural attractions, enjoy drop-off back at your hotel.
    Stop At:  
    Playa Lagun
    This is another nice beach to swim and snorkel at. Of course you can also just relax and soak in the sun.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Shete Boka National Park
    Enjoy the rough coastline of the island and see the waves coming in
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Playa Piskado/Playa Grandi
    This is a local fishermen beach where often sea turtles can be spotted
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • It is recommended that you wear sneakers/closed shoes or hiking shoes with a firm hold since grounds are uneven and the coral cliffs can be sharp. No flip-flops.
    • No snorkel experience required, however participants must know how to swim.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Curacao Actief
    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Proceed With Caution
    , Feb 2020
    Actually I would give them zero stars if possible. Proceed with caution if you book with them. When you book, the only time mentioned is 9:00 a.m., however, if you don’t have access to phone and email service while in Curacao you won’t receive the email saying meeting time is 8:30 and they will not refund your money when they leave without you.
    Great excursion/adventure!
    , Apr 2019
    Our tour guide, Long, did a wonderful job in Curaçao. We explored beaches, desert areas, the national park, had time for a lunch, and he was friendly to all. We saw a big portion of the island and he shared some interesting facts about it. Thank you, Long!
    I fell in love with Curaçao
    , Jul 2018
    This was one of the best excursions I have ever been on and our guide Gitland was amazing. Completely fell in love with the island.
    We saw a lot of the countryside and...
    , Jan 2018
    We saw a lot of the countryside and visited amazing places tour buses could not access. Howard and his assistant were exceptional and very informative throughout the tour, though I would not recommend the iguana soup. However the tour was advertised as a jeep 4x4 tour yet we spent a good part of the 6 plus hours on the back of a Toyota pickup truck, sitting on cushioned plastic chairs. Only 1 hour was allocated to snorkelling and we were not too impressed with the variety of marine life though others spotted a turtle and squid. Lunch was a simple bun with 3 different types of filling. If you want to experience the back dirt and muddy roads of a beautiful sub tropical island, then this tour is for you.
    We had a great time with Howard. He...
    Gene S
    , Jan 2018
    We had a great time with Howard. He was very kind and took extremely good care of us. Took us to a lot more than any other tour.
    we had such a great time on this...
    Nicole L
    , Jan 2018
    we had such a great time on this tour! we were able to see pretty much the entire island from the back of an open air jeep. the island is so beautiful and our tour guide was really fun and knowledgable! we were able to see the fossilized, coral beach on the north side, the windmills that support the island electricity, and the bokas were spectacular! the highlight of the trip was swimming inches away from beautiful green sea turtles! they are pretty much guaranteed to be there due to the local fisherman throwing the scraps from their days catch back into the ocean.
    Uhhh... this review is so hard to...
    Christine M
    , Nov 2017
    Uhhh... this review is so hard to write... Our guide, totally 5 stars!! He was so knowledgeable about the island as we went all over the west side and he even introduced us to Iguana Soup! if you have the opportunity, try it! It tastes like chicken noodle Snorkeling on the west side beach was great and our guide noticed we weren't getting the full experience so he came in and said follow me! I'm so glad he did, we saw schools of fish that had to have been in the thousands! He pointed out some sand snake thing and an eel. This was definitely the best part of the day all thanks to him! Now... for the not so great... On our way to the caves in the morning, we had to do some off roading, which was totally expected and fine... however the truck we were in broke down not once, not twice, but FOUR times. We could tell he was getting frustrated with the situation because it made him do his job inefficiently and it also pushed us back time-wise. The truck was old and had obviously had similar problems before. They need new vehicles.
    Tour guide was great. Told us all...
    Andrew F
    , Aug 2017
    Tour guide was great. Told us all about the islands history. Lunch was a little weak sandwiches and was going to go to 4-stars for that but that is not why you go on this tour.
    Must Do! Hop onto Jeep, tour...
    Sarina F
    , Aug 2017
    Must Do! Hop onto Jeep, tour the back roads to the Caves. Our guide was fantastic. He taught us about the local living and culture too as we drove. The park had natural blow holes that misted us! Awe explored the caves it was cool 1 room is full of Bats. We saw a beach full of Pink Flamingos. We went snorkeling to a local beach with sea turtles and lots of other fish. Picnic style lunch was included as were water and punch. Overall a very fun day.
    Really fun adventure! The guide was...
    Marianne B
    , May 2017
    Really fun adventure! The guide was funny and told us really cool fun facts. The tour was nice, with beautiful places. I liked the off road kind of tour it was, so not a lot of people ou tourists. If you like outdoor activities or visiting natural parks, this tour is perfect.
    A wonderful tour of the many natural...
    Michelle S
    , May 2017
    A wonderful tour of the many natural features of the island. Shete Boka is a beautiful park, and we enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and warm, he really took care of us and shared with us the history of the island. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to see the natural beauty of Curacao! Also the good people at Viator were wonderful, prompt to answer questions, and I'll definitely book via Viator again.
    Howard was a truly excellent tour...
    Marley M
    , Mar 2017
    Howard was a truly excellent tour guide. He knew the island like the back of his hand, and even better you could tell he truly loved it and had a passion for sharing it. The jeep was great, the lunch was great. The cave was our favorite!! The dessert, bocas, and beaches were amazing as well.
    Fantastic day filled with fantastic...
    Ruth S
    , Feb 2017
    Fantastic day filled with fantastic sights. Our guide was knowledgeable and great fun.
    We had scheduled our excursion a few...
    , Jan 2017
    We had scheduled our excursion a few days after arriving on the island. Our tour guide arrived to take us on our adventure but told us the Jeep portion of the tour was cancelled due to a lot of rain and some roads impassable. We asked about rescheduling and the company was extremely gracious and even booked a private tour for the 4 of us several days later! Our tour guide, Howard, picked us up for a day full of fun and adventure. Howard was very knowledgable about the island and gave us all the time we wanted at each stop. He was loads of fun especially his personal back-up alarm that the Jeep did not have that surprised people when they realized it was him and not the vehicle! and made our excursion one of the most enjoyable we have ever experienced. The beautiful views, spectacular caves and best snorkeling we have ever encountered! Highly recommended!
    There had been a lot of rain the...
    , Jan 2017
    There had been a lot of rain the previous night and the driver, who was late arriving, explained that some of the off road tracks would be impassable. He said he would take us to an extra snorkel site, the Curaçao distillery and to see the flamingos instead. We did not go to the distillery or where the flamingos were. We also did not go to the natural pool at Suplado. He said his speaker was broken, so there was no commentary. He did stop several times in Willemstad to explain a few things. There was no talk about the rock formations in the Shete Park, we just wandered off by ourselves. The lunch was 3 different sandwich fillings , chicken, tuna and egg salads and bread rolls.The only drinks provided were lemonade and water out of two big coolers tied to the back of the 8 seater land cruiser. Passengers were purchasing chips and cola at the picnic site. No snacks were offered during the tour. The weather is what it is, one works around it and makes the best of the situation. However, a vehicle without working seat belts, speaker, and the other points mentioned were not weather related.
    This tour was very cool! The rock...
    , Jan 2017
    This tour was very cool! The rock formations along the coast and the cavern are a real natural wonder and swimming with the sea turtles is really an unforgettable experience!
    Incredible, seriously Harold is the...
    Grace K
    , Jun 2016
    Incredible, seriously Harold is the best guide what a blast. Thank you! Would recommend snorkeling and boka views are a must see and can be done in this quick trip!
    Howard, our guide, was knowledgable...
    Patricia D
    , May 2016
    Howard, our guide, was knowledgable about all the sights we visited. Plus he was hilarious! Great day out!
    trip was good but to crowded 8...
    , Apr 2016
    trip was good but to crowded 8 adults in the back of a Toyota pick-up is too much would not do again
    Elmer, our guide, was simply...
    Adam L
    , Mar 2016
    Elmer, our guide, was simply amazing! His knowledge of all that is Curacao was impressive, and we were fortunate to see some wonderful sights while learning all about he history of the island.

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