Taking your friends and family to experience an adventurous underwater journey is amongst the best thing to do in Curaçao. Most of Curacao’s snorkeling positions are in the southern part of the island. The water in the south is crystal clear and the wind speed is slow, making it excellent for snorkeling. While on the east side, winds and waves are very fast, so this section is not suitable for snorkeling.
In Curaçao, water is full of magnificent marine life such as pretty large sea turtles, over 350 kinds of fish, and 65 species of the coral reef. Curaçao has is a house beaches, and many of them are not good for snorkeling, especially when they are close to the mangrove areas. In these areas, visibility is very low.
Booking a local company for snorkeling can be a very good idea. And boat tours, including snorkeling stops on several spots of the island, can be booked online. Here is the list of some best snorkeling tours in Curaçao.
Jan Thiel is considered amongst the most famous places on the island. First of all, they will take you to the snorkeling equipment shop named Thiel Diving shop. Then they will take you to the snorkel spot. Here you will see marine life, such as tropical fish, sea turtles, and coral reefs. If you don’t have any previous experience, the guide will be there to help you. The tour’s duration is 3 hours, and after 1.5 hours, they will take you to another snorkeling point with different marine life. They charge $65 per person, and it includes all types of snorkeling equipment and few soft drinks as well.
Jan Thiel Diving opening hours are from Monday – Sunday (8:00 AM – 5:30 PM)
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Jet Ski or Aqua-boat Snorkel Tour
If you have limited time and you want to make the most out of it, then Jet Ski or Aqua-boat Snorkel Tour is for you. You can either use a jet ski or aqua boat to explore the area from the southern coast to Caracas Bay. You will also get a 40 minutes snorkeling tour with an expert guide. During this tour, you will see many colorful buildings along the coast, bays, coves, and mangroves to a beautiful beach.
You can choose from jet ski or aqua-boat, and the tour duration is about 2 hours. The charges for a single person jet ski are $145, while for the dual seat are $165. And if you want a guided tour an extra $35 will be charged. The whole snorkeling equipment will be free for use.
This boat conveniently leads you to the best sites where you can go swimming, snorkeling, or relax with friends and family. Half-Day Snorkel Trip will take you to 2 beautiful snorkeling spots, where you will see an excellent variety of fish, rich coral reefs, and huge sea turtles. The snorkeling spots are decided by the Tour guide according to the weather condition. The tour’s duration is 5 hours, and it cost $65 per person. And their opening hours are from Monday – Sunday (8:00 AM – 5:30 PM).It includes charges for Snorkelling equipment, Snacks, and Soda/Pop. The trip will start at Blue Bay beach, it will let you explore Kokomo Beach and central Curacao from the boat.
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This snorkel adventure tour with Ocean Encounters will not only provide you the opportunity to snorkel but will also let you explore the beautiful scenery along the shore. The total duration of this tour is 2.5 hours, and it will cost you $56 per person. The tour will start with a boat from Willemstad, and it will take 25 minutes to reach the snorkeling spot. You will be given 50 minutes for snorkeling with a colorful variety of marine life and coral reef. Max 20 people are allowed in a single trip to maximize personalized attention from your guide. All snorkeling equipment is free, with some soft drinks.
Opening hours are from Monday – Sunday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Click here for more Ocean Encounter
3 Bays in Half a Day with Breeze Tours
This tour will let you explore the 3 most beautiful bays of the east side of Curaçao while allowing you to snorkel at some of the best snorkeling points. Tour will start from the Spanish bay, and at Caracas Bay, they will give you time for snorkeling. You can snorkel or just chill on the boat with the captain. After snorkeling, the boat will take you to Fuik Bay. Here you can swim, relax or just drink and dance while they prepare a world-famous BBQ for lunch. The trip duration is 5 hours, and it cost $79 per person. It includes the charges for snorkeling equipment, BBQ, and swimsuits.
Breeze Adventures & Boat Trips Curacao’s opening hours are from Monday – Sunday (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Click here for more information
This tour is one of the best things to do in Curaçao. Have you ever drove a bike underwater? This can be the most amazing experience of your life.
At Aqufari you don’t need any experience of snorkeling, scuba diving, or swimming. Here they have installed systems that will let you breathe underwater naturally. This scooter is very advance, and easy to use. The scooter is attached with a scuba-dive oxygen tank, that leads you to breath underwater.
So, this spot is a fun way for non-scuba divers to experience the underwater marine life. Trip duration is 1.30 hour, and it cost $125 per person.
Aquafari opening hours are from Wednesday – Monday (8:30 AM – 5:30 PM) and on Tuesday (7:00 AM – 5:30 PM). Click here to read more about Aguafari underwater scooters