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Tugboat and Reef Snorkel

Price: $85.00
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Snorkel over a sunken tugboat and then reef snorkel at scenic and extraordinary sites of Curacao that you may not easily find on your own!

After being picked up at the pier, you will be transferred to your first snorkel location, where you will get your included snorkel gear. Begin the day by snorkeling a picturesque sunken tugboat in calm and protected waters. The fully intact 30-foot wreck sits upright in 20 feet of water; the wheelhouse is only five feet beneath the surface. After three decades below the waves, the skeletal hull is totally encrusted with coral and Christmas tree worms. The area is also teeming with tropical fish, all amenable to being photographed and fed.

Your guide will drive you to a beautiful nearby bay with calm water and great snorkeling opportunities. A shallow terrace runs between 15 and 25 feet (4.5 and 7.5 meters) deep with healthy coral, diverse fish and even some well-camouflaged seahorses. After drying off and re-hydrating with complimentary juice and water, you will head toward an historic site: Fort Beekenburg, originally built to protect Caracasbaai from pirates and enemy nations. The trail offers a good view of Barbara Beach across the expansive harbor of Spanish Water. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your ship.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Water/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverage, snack
Dress
We recommend wearing your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A towel, sun glasses and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be a minimum of 6 years old and should have a general understanding of swimming and be comfortable putting their face in the water. A waiver must be signed to participate.
5 Stars5Based On 13 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBernice is a great guide!April 24, 2017

Reviewer: Cynthia Cycon
We did this excursion in April 2017. There was a small group of six of us on the excursion. Bernice picked us up very promptly at the Mega Pier. She was actually about 20 minutes early of the appointed time. Bernice took us on a little tour of Curacao as we were traveling to our first snorkeling spot. We did three snorkeling stops in all. The snorkeling was a lot of fun, we saw a lot of interesting fish and under water sites. We visited the site of Curacao's old immigrant quarantine center, the old castle/fort then after the third snorkeling stop, Bernice did some more touring around Curacao for us. It was a lot of fun and a great value!

4 StarsCuraco SnorkelingMarch 23, 2017

Reviewer: Ken Ludwig
We ended up being the only ones on the tour, so it was really nice going at our own pace. Directions to the meet up place were a little cryptic, but we found our guide!

5 StarsFantastic DayMarch 06, 2017

Reviewer: Greg Holton
I was the only person on this trip so I received individual attention! My guide pointed out several species of fish I had never seen before, including one that was completely camouflaged. At the tugboat he took me further to see the "wall" where the coral and abundance of fish against the dark blue of the adjacent deep water were very memorable. After the dives he showed me sights and told me the history of the island. It was a great day!

5 StarsReviewJanuary 22, 2017

Reviewer: Francisco Fonseca
Great experience, shore staff very accommodative and efficient, boat captain and staff excellent

5 Starstugboat January 21, 2017

Reviewer: jack and Joyce
Awesome. The two men that took us were fantastic. The snorkeling was the best of our trip.would do it again.

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