Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

Caribbean Cruise Excursions in Curacao | Coastline Kayak Tour in Curacao
Price: $75.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 45 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedBeverages
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that will get splashed and protective water shoes as some parts of the beach might have coral stones. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a towel are also suggested. You may also wish an underwater camera.
RestrictionsThe minimum age to participate in this tour is 6 years old. The weight limit for this tour is 200 pounds for one passenger and both passengers combined may not exceed 360 pounds. Guests should be able to swim and must be able to pull themselves back into the kayak if they fall out.
Tour Details

Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

Join us on a glorious Kayak and Snorkeling Tour. Discover the beauty of Curacao as you paddle along the amazing coastline to see its natural wonders and historical locations.

Kayaking is done in the Caracasbay, a large cove that used the be a port for Mega oil tankers. You can still see the remains of old piers where sometimes big ship are parked for crew change. As this area was closed for years to the public the underwater world is still amazing for snorkeling. After a safety briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your professional guide on the crystal clear sea with all its different shades of blue. We kayak along the shore where you will pass several beaches. The first 20 minutes can be strenuous due to the wind, once we are across the bay we are protected from the wind by the hills, if necessary there is a guide to assist with a jetski. You will paddle across Caracas Bay (approximately 20 minutes open water). Here, you will see cultural highlights such as Fort Beekenburg. The Fort was originally built in 1703 to ward off the French and British fleets. It was named after Heer van Beek, who from 1701 to 1704 coordinated the city of Willemstad's defense.

Next we peddle to directors bay. You will land at a stretch of beach with some dive shacks. The beach is a combination of sand and coral stones, which will allow you access to some of the best snorkeling on the island. Before heading back, cool off with a refreshing swim in the pristine tropical waters and have a drink. Above the beach you can see a manor estate, the Quarantaine Hospital, which was built in 1700 and used for treatment of sick seaman. The paddle back is approximately 30 minutes across the Bay. Sequence of the tour and beach departure can vary depending wind conditions.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 45 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverages
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that will get splashed and protective water shoes as some parts of the beach might have coral stones. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a towel are also suggested. You may also wish an underwater camera.
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate in this tour is 6 years old. The weight limit for this tour is 200 pounds for one passenger and both passengers combined may not exceed 360 pounds. Guests should be able to swim and must be able to pull themselves back into the kayak if they fall out.
4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  11 ReviewsReview This Tour
Really good
February 27, 2020
Awesome really loved it small group really friendly people
Reviewer: Philipp Golke
5 Stars
Really nice excursion
December 20, 2019
Our excursion was well organized. The kayaking was a nice bit of exercise after spending days on the Cruise ship. The snorkeling was excellent with plenty of fish and underwater wreck. Our host was very friendly and helpful.
Reviewer: Allan Peace
5 Stars
ACCOMMODATING!
July 11, 2019
The tour guide found us and held the bus because he realized we were not onboard. As a family of four, I was nervous about the kayaking part of our trip. I have seen people tip over. The area was slippery and our youngest son stubbed his toe. He was given antiseptic & bandaids. Wear proper shoes that will keep this from happening to you. Next, we were all fitted with life jackets. A tour guide was in a separate kayak the entire time watching us and providing tips. When we decided to go back due to muscle fatigue, they respected our wishes and drove us to the snorkel area. We had a longer time to snorkel too since our oldest son wanted to kayak back. The tour guide went with him and we were driven back to the starting point. Now that’s service! Because of their dedication, what could have been a tour that “sucked,” turned into a really good tour. TIPS: Realize it takes upper body strength to kayak and the strongest person should be in the rear.
Reviewer: Tina Louise Brotz
5 Stars
Kayak and Snorkeling Tour
May 13, 2019
We had mixed feeling about this one. The Kayaking was a little more demanding than we had expected but the guides were very good and quite likeable people. The snorkeling was wonderful but we hadn't counted on the physical exertion that the Kayaking would demand on us!! I really liked the staff but next time, I'll just look for a snorkeling experience alone! Memorable adventure non the less and looking back, I'm glad that we did it!!
Reviewer: Steve Vetter
4 Stars
Our review.
May 09, 2019
We had a real experience on the ocean. Camillo was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The whole experience was great. I would recommend it to adventure lovers.
Reviewer: Mary Taylor
5 Stars
Fun
February 04, 2019
After being at sea for three days I thought we could use a little exercise. This was a fun tour. After getting everyone in the kayaks and out of the bay we hit the open water. The wind was blowing and made for a wet ride in the big waves. The snorkling part of the tour was just ok. They are trying to bring back the coral reef..... so the amount of fish and the variety of fish was a bit disappointing. Overall an enjoyable time.
Reviewer: VALERIE A LOEWEN
4 Stars