Tugboat and Reef Snorkel

Sunken Tugboat and Reef Snorkel in Curacao Fort Beekenburg
Price: $80.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Water/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A beverage and a snack is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A towel, sunscreen (biodegradable preferred), and sunglasses are also suggested. As the beaches are rocky, closed heel fins will be provided. Guests can also bring water shoes to protect their feet.
Restrictions All participants must be able to swim and must be a minimum of 6 years old. A waiver must be signed to participate.

Tugboat and Reef Snorkel

See the sights of Curacao by land, and then snorkel over a reef and then a sunken tugboat on this sightseeing and snorkeling combo tour!

After being picked up at the pier, you will visit the East of Curacao, which is Curacao's most residential area. After showing you the historical city of Willemstad, you will depart for 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. The reef area is the perfect nursery for small colorful fish that call it home. After drying off and re-hydrating with complimentary juice and water, you will head toward a 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.

Next on your Curacao tour, go snorkeling over 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. After drying off and heading back to shore, you will be dropped off at the ship.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  35 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great trip
February 16, 2020
We also had Bernice, and she made the trip so great. We had one other couple with us and we want to go back and do it again. You can’t get a better guide than Bernice, she was so helpful and watch over all of us like we were precious gems in her hands. The water was clear and the fish and undersea life were amazing! Wonderful time!
Reviewer: Barbara Gross
5 Stars
January 12, 2020
Fantastic excursion. Our guide, Bernice, was awesome. Plan to look her up if we ever go back. We only had one other couple with us so definitely got special attention. The other couple had never snorkeled before and Bernice was a great instructor with them. Since we are experienced snorkelers, she showed us the boundaries and let us explore on our own so we didn't have to wait on them.
Reviewer: Sherry Painter
5 Stars
Fun Day!
December 10, 2019
We had a great day on this excursion. Saw lots of cool fish (and even an eel!) at both snorkel sites. The staff was great about making sure everyone was safe. They did a fantastic job of keeping track of everyone and checking in on us periodically, especially on the swim out to the shipwreck.
Reviewer: Crystal
5 Stars
Snorkeling was Amazing and So Was the Guide!
November 24, 2019
The snorkeling was magnificent! Clear waters, lots of colorful fish and coral. The guide was excellent! He was fun and helpful to those who were novice snorkelers! He was able to assess early on the weaker swimmers and stayed close to them. My friend was very grateful for his attentiveness. I also have a bum knee and he was always right there with a hand ready to help me in and out of the vehicle. There was also a tour before and after the snorkeling that was very enjoyable. I highly recommend this excursion!!
Reviewer: Cindy Purdham
5 Stars
Tugboat and reef snorkel
May 02, 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable. He was telling us interesting things about the island, people atc. he also, make sure that we are safe on the snorkeling site.
Reviewer: Ewa
5 Stars
Wonderful experience
March 17, 2019
Our guide was delightful. She picked us up, as well as another couple, at the dock where we drove around in an open-aired jeep. On the way to our first snorkel stop (Sunken Tugboat), our guide pointed out interesting sites around the island of Curacao. We snorkeled off the beach and had to swim a short way to reach the tugboat. The water was clear and absolutely beautiful. Our guide was with us the whole way pointing out unique and different fish and coral formations. After about 45 minutes, we were on our way to the next snorkel site which was Playa Caracasvaal Beach. On the way, our guide took us to different parts of the island for breathtaking views. She explained all about the history of Curacao and the plant life. Playa Caracasvaal Beach had smaller fish and was called the "Nursery". Unfortunately we didn't get to see the baby squid. On our way back to the dock we did a quick tour of downtown Curacao. It was a wonderful experience.
Reviewer: Sandy Roesch
5 Stars