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4x4 Safari West Tour
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4x4 Safari West Tour

This full-day 4x4 tour of western Curaçao strikes the perfect balance between thrilling journeys and relaxing moments. Buckle up for your off-road adventure and we'll head over tracks and trails towards Christoffel National park – the island's premier nature reserve. Zigzagging through some spectacular scenery, we'll stop by the Savonet Museum and visit a boka – an inlet where powerful waves thunder against the cliffs. Enjoy vistas over the most northern tip of Curaçao before we visit Lagun beach. Hit one of the shoreside restaurants for lunch, relax on the sand or dive in for a swim and find out why this is a favourite spot for divers.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

nl 

Discover Scuba Diving
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Discover Scuba Diving

If you fancy trying out scuba diving but aren't quite ready to take the plunge with a full certification course, then Discover Scuba Diving should tick all the boxes. You'll learn how to breathe underwater, get the basics on the theory and even try your first ever dive at the house coral reef – all with the support of qualified PADI instructors.First thing's first, you'll get the lowdown on basic safety guidelines and see how to properly set up your diving equipment. All this will take place at the dive centre in Jan Thiel under the watchful eye of expert PADI instructors who will take you through step by step.Now comes the fun part when you'll do some exercises to get used to breathing underwater before completing your first ever dive at the house reef. What's more, if you decide you'd like to continue with the PADI Open Water course, this first dive will count as the first lesson.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
Available in:

en, nl 

Curacao Island & Beach Tour
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Curacao Island & Beach Tour

This full day highlights tour has all the bases covered when it comes to discovering Curaçao. You'll see the UNESCO site of Punda, Shete Boka National Park, Landhuis Knip country house and swim at Porto Marie. The way back will hopefully feature flamingos in the wild, too. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.The area around Jan Thiel will be your first port of call, where white sandy beaches and pretty houses frame the backdrop. You'll visit the Blue Curaçao liqueur factory for a 20-minute tour and a tasting before driving through Punda. This heritage site features plenty of colourful buildings and bridges to snap.Afterwards, it's up to the rugged north and Shete Boka National Park, known for its inlets and turtle nesting sites, then travel to Landhuis Knip country house – once a prosperous plantation - where you'll travel back in time. The last stop will be Porto Marie where you can take a dip and reflect on the day's adventure. During the journey back, you'll have the chance to spot flamingos in the wild.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

nl 

Tugboat & Blue Room Snorkel Tour
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Tugboat & Blue Room Snorkel Tour

See the secrets of south-west Curaçao revealed with this idyllic Caribbean boat trip. Cast off from Caracas Bay and you'll cruise into the distance with the island on one side and the open ocean on the other. You'll soon arrive at our first snorkelling stop for the day – a famous sunken tugboat that's now home to colourful corals and shoals of fish. Our next port of call is the paradise beach at Playa Manzalina. Spread out your towel and relax on the sand, then head into a hidden cave, aptly named the Blue Room, for a fascinating snorkelling tour. On your return, the crew set up a sizzling barbecue lunch as the premium bar is declared open.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

en 

Spaanse Water Stand-up Paddle Tour
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Spaanse Water Stand-up Paddle Tour

Trying out one of the latest crazes in water sports comes with vistas and birdwatching on this tour. You'll be guided around Curaçao's Spaanse Water, where mangroves live and breathe beneath the surface and luxury villas dot the skyline. Enjoy stand-up paddleboarding through hard-to-reach corners while taking in the peace and quiet of nature.Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is the new best thing when it comes to water sports. But instead of paddling along a beach, you'll join a guide to explore the Spaanse Water. It all kicks off from the foot of Tafelberg mountain, then paddle into places boats can't reach while learning about the mangroves and getting the hang of navigating on a SUP board.Listen and look out for all the different birds and peer out at the luxury villas along the coast. Then once we've reached a quiet spot, dive into the water or sit back on your board and enjoy floating on the water before making your way back.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
Available in:

en, nl 

BlueFinn Catamaran Snorkeling Trip
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BlueFinn Catamaran Snorkeling Trip

This boat trip condenses the best of snorkelling in Curaçao's into half a day. You'll sail past stunning island scenes and stop at two points to snorkel – one with dolphins swimming around you and the other in amongst a sunken boat covered in corals. There'll be an on-board barbecue and open bar to complete the experience.Once you're on board the catamaran, you'll be off into the distance with the island on one side and the open ocean on the other. You'll soon arrive at our first snorkelling stop for the day – a shipwreck that's now home to corals and sea creatures. But there may be a surprise waiting – a chance encounter with dolphins, just listen out for their calls.One more snorkelling stop is on the itinerary, and this time it's the famous sunken tugboat in Caracas Bay. Bright corals and tropical fish now decorate every nook and cranny making it a fascinating site to explore. By now the crew will have your barbecue lunch steadily sizzling on the boat, and the premium bar will be declared open.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

en, nl 

Klein Curacao BlueFinn Catamaran Cruise
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Klein Curacao BlueFinn Catamaran Cruise

With the white, palm-lined shores of Klein Curaçao in your sights, you'll get to experience what it's like to be in pure tropical surroundings. This full day catamaran cruise takes you to this uninhabited island to snorkel with turtles, explore the land and enjoy a lip-smacking barbecue under the sun. Ice-cool drinks are on the menu too.Casting off from Jan Thiel, you'll begin your cruise towards the tiny island of Klein Curaçao. There'll be plenty of time to sunbathe – but keep a lookout for dolphins that might come along for the ride. And once you're on its pristine shores, take a look around the island and snap a few pictures from the lighthouse.Back on board, and a barbecue lunch will be sizzling with temptation, while the premium bar serving alcoholic drinks will be open from just after midday. Afterwards, plunge into the water with your snorkelling gear and bob alongside sea turtles, then get ready for the sail back. But it doesn't end there – happy hour will begin with delicious cocktails and funky tunes.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
Available in:

en, nl 

4x4 Safari Tour
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4x4 Safari Tour

There'll be no stone left unturned on this half-day 4x4 tour. You'll discover all the far-flung places of eastern Curaçao with a checklist of sights. See the sandy plains of St Joris Bay, the colourful Santa Catharina neighbourhood and snorkel in the stunning Directors Bay. Thrill-seekers will love this one.This 4x4 safari will definitely fire you up. Buckle up to explore the sandy plains of St Joris Bay and head over the bumpy tracks and trails of Koraal Tabak road. You'll stop along the way at ancient caves and views over deserted beaches, coves and seriously turquoise seas.See how the locals live with a drive through the Santa Catharina neighbourhood and stop by an aloe vera farm to see how the plant is grown and used. After a quick snack we'll head up to the panoramic viewpoint at Sein Post where you can sit back and soak up the island's beauty. Then to round it all off, there's a well-earned swim and snorkel stop in Directors Bay – one of Curaçao's premier dive spots.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

nl 

Punda City Walk
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Punda City Walk

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Punda will be the focal point of this walking tour. You'll follow your guide through the centre, spotting the buildings and monuments that give this part of the capital its fame. See all the highlights, and finish in time to go grab some lunch.From its brightly-coloured buildings to its bridges, Punda's got a lot to see. And your guide will navigate the streets to show the best bits. You'll start in Wilhelminaplein then make your way towards the Boogjes where you'll stop at Fort Kerk and Fort Amsterdam looking out for art on the way.The Floating Bridge will be next on the agenda – a must-have photo from Punda – before we wind our way to the historic waterfront of Handelskade, a scene reminiscent of Amsterdam's canals. Lastly, you'll visit Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue and the Jewish Museum before it's time to end the tour.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
Available in:

nl 

Sunset Catamaran Cruise
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Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Romantic settings come by the bucketload in Curaçao but none more so than on a sunset cruise. You'll be swept off into the bays of Spanish Water, Fuikbay and St Anna to toast your holiday while the sun dips behind the ocean.You'll be on board the catamaran in time to catch Mother Nature's show in Curaçao. And once you've found a comfortable spot, get settled in with a drink from the bar and a few nibbles, then simply gaze out with your loved one by your side.Sailing through Spanish Water to Fuikbay and St Anna Bay, you'll see how the sky turns shades of dusky pink while the light reflects and shimmers off the water. Music will help set the scene, too, then jump off at Mood Beach in time for dinner or a night out.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
Available in:

en, nl 

PADI Open Water Course in 3 Days
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PADI Open Water Course in 3 Days

This is your chance to spend three whole days soaking up scuba diving theory and practice on the PADI Open Water Diver course. It's the most widely-recognised course for beginners and by the end you'll have also explored Curaçao's underwater world closer than you ever imagined.If you've always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, then this is where it starts. You'll spend the first day in the classroom and at the pool learning all the theory you need to know.Then, you'll put it all into practice. Head out into the open seas on the boat and explore Curaçao from a whole new angle. With the certificate safely in your hands, the world is your oyster.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
Available in:

en, nl 

Kailani to Klein Curacao
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Kailani to Klein Curacao

If cruising Curaçao's sun-kissed coast is your idea of holiday heaven, then this trip is pure paradise. Casting off from Jan Thiel aboard a luxury yacht, you'll begin your cruise towards the tiny island of Klein Curaçao – keep a lookout for dolphins that might come along for the ride. Once ashore, you can look around the island and snap a few pictures from the lighthouse. Back on board, a barbecue lunch and premium bar service will be open from just after midday. Afterwards, you can chill out on the sand or plunge into the water with your snorkelling gear to bob alongside sea turtles before the sail back.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
Available in:

en 

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