Curacao Island & Seaquarium
Your tour of Curacao, rich with culture and natural beauty, begins with a scenic drive through the Otrabanda residential area of Willemstad, the capital. The area's impressive history has earned it designation as a UNESCO World Heritage City. You will view the St. Anna Bay, an inlet that bisects the capital city, dividing it into two notable regions. At the west entrance of the St. Anna Bay stands the Riffort, which was built to protect the city in 1828 and is now filled with restaurants and shops. Pass by the Queen Emma Bridge, a floating pontoon bridge known for its beauty and function as a moveable bridge that allows vessels to enter the bay. Cross the Queen Juliana Bridge, which offers a colorful view of Willemstad's unique pastel colored buildings.
Your first stop is the plantation house Chobolobo, where you can see how authentic Blue Curacao Liquor is made while enjoying some tasty samples. Next, the tour takes you to the east side of the island through the Spanish water area, where views of the cliffs along Caracas Bay will take your breath away.
The next stop gives you a chance to get an up close view of Curacao's wonderful aquatic life at the Curacao Seaquarium. Visit with sea lions, dolphins, nurse sharks, flamingos, and other amazing animals. The facility offers guests an array of entertaining shows.
The tour concludes with a pass through the Scharloo area, a historic Jewish neighborhood with colorful architecture marked with unique elegance. This tour is for those who want to experience the highlights of Curacao plus the exciting Curacao Seaquarium.
Reviewer: barbara leigh
The dolphin show was a treat! What a beautiful habitat for the dolphins... not really a tank but a natural looking lagoon surrounded by low rock walls that allowed the sea to wash in and out. Beautiful. The trainers put on a great show. We also loved the underwater fish observation room. A must see.
Reviewer: Barry White
This was a good excursion with a good guide. Poppy kept things humorous and interesting.
Reviewer: Jim Hamlin
We were met exactly as instructed. Our excursion was a little later than some, so, many passengers were already gone when we got off the ship. It was very easy to meet up with "Warren" our driver/guide, who was born on the island, and was an excellent guide.
Reviewer: Alan Miller
We enjoy see the ingredients, how they made and tasting Curacao Liquor. The stop at the souvenir tourist trap had great views of the bay and the mountain they get their stone for their buildings. The Seaquarium was just awesome. I would say this is a must see for anyone who visits Curacao. They had great facilities for swing with dolphins. The Dolphin show was one of the best I have ever seen.
Reviewer: kathy fry
Great tour, well worth the money. Seaquarium was probably the best part.