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“Can't Say Enough Good Things About This Tour” 5 of 5 stars
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Irie Tours
Pater Eeuwensweg #2 Unit 2 | Curacao, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 560 6696
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Owner description: We're the island's most relaxed tour organization. Our personal touch & love for Curacao make our tours the best! Visiting Curacao during your Cruise? We have the right tour for you! First we drive over the Juliana Bridge, where you will have a great view of Willemstad. Then we pass through the old Jewish neighborhood, you will see all the old Jewish Mansions that are being restored. We also visit the Curacao Liquor distillery, here you can see how the 'Blue Curacao' is made and taste the different flavors. After the distillery we go to the Spanish water area, which is a beautiful residential area in the Spanish Water Bay. The last stop will be at the Curacao Sea Aquarium Beach, we stay here for 1 hour. After this nice stop, we bring you back to town. Duration: 3 Hours The price for this trip is $25 and includes: *Beer, soft drinks & bottled water on the bus *Entrance fee at the beach *Hotel/Ship Pick-up & drop-off If the ship arrives in the morning, the tour starts at 10.00 am LOCAL TIME. If the ship arrives in the afternoon, the tour starts at 2.00 pm or 3.00 pm LOCAL TIME. SHORTER VERSION OF THE ALL WEST BEACH HOPPING TOUR First we drive straight to National park Shete Boka, we stay here for approximately 40 minutes. After this stop we go to Playa Forti to enjoy the beautiful view and some picture taking. Now we drive to Knip beach for a 1-hour swim stop with the option to cliff jump! After this beach stop we head to Porto Mari beach for another hour of relaxation. After this stop we drive by the salt lake at St. Willibrodus to see the Flamingo's. Duration: 5 hours The price for this trip is $75 and includes: *Beer, soft drinks & bottled water *Entrance fee at Porto Marie beach & the National park Lunch is not included in the shorter version of the Beach Hopping Tour If the ship arrives in the morning, the tour starts at 9.00 am LOCAL TIME. If the ship arrives in the afternoon, the tour starts at 2.00 pm or 3.00 pm LOCAL TIME. Our tours start on the Cruise terminal. IMPORTANT NOTE! All our buses have the Irie Tours logo on them!
West Hartford, Connecticut
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“Can't Say Enough Good Things About This Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I read great things about Irie Tours on Cruise Critic, so checked out the website to see what excursions were available. We chose the East Side tour which included a drive over the Juliana Bridge (which offered a great view of the city), through the old Jewish neighborhood and the historic synagogue, a quick stop at the Curacao Liquor distillery, through the upscale residential area in the Spanish Water Bay area. Our main point of interest was a one hour stop at a beach by a resort. We were not disappointed. We did not bother to rent lounge chairs as we stayed in the water for the entire hour. For $20 per person, the three hour bus tour included all of the beer (Amstel ponies), bottled water and soda you wanted. Halfway through the trip the tour driver, Ariel, asked the folks sitting closest to the coolers to see if we were running low on beverages. When they reported that we were low on beer, Ariel made a call to Gary who met us a few miles later at the side of the road with a fresh cooler of beer. Gary later took over as tour driver.

The folks at Irie Tours are great. Making reservations was easy and they were certain to follow up on any requests. Curacao was a stop on our cruise and although Irie Tours also accommodates non-cruisers visiting Curacao, they made sure that someone waving an Irie sign was waiting right past the security area to provide directions to where we would find the bus. I was told that even if our cruise ship arrived late, they would still make sure to accommodate all passengers who made reservations. Ariel was very informative, friendly and funny, and it was clear that everyone on the tour had a great time. And hero, Gary, made sure the ride back was equally enjoyable, playing island party music on the stereo. The $20 cost for the tour was more than a bargain and the excursion was a highlight that I recommend to everyone visiting Curacao. I am certain that the other excursions they offer are equally enjoyable and will try them out on future visits.

Visited April 2013
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Little Rock, AR
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“Great day w/Irie Tours!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Absolutely wonderful day in Curacao!! We just wish we would have had more time at Sea Aquarium Beach – only 1 hour. The driver and “bartender” were just great! It was obvious they loved showing visitors their island, and they didn’t make you feel like it was a burden to drive you around. All you can drink beer/soda/water is included in the price. A bargain!! We also made some new friends on the bus. I can not recommend them enough!!

Visited April 2013
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Pendleton, Oregon
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“Great views!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Great views and a good time. All the people on our bus were fun and we had a great time!!! We went to all of the places on the island with great views. Amazing tour great value.

Visited October 2012
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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“great time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Had a great tour on April 10th with family and friends. Bob and Sylvian were very nice and did a great job on the tour. Great price with beer and soda included.

Visited April 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Best money you will spend in Curacao!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stumbled upon Irie Tours while at port, and I can't imagine a better way to see this beautiful island! The bus was comfortable, the beer was cold, the entertainment was great, and the experience was unforgettable, all for a ridiculously reasonable price! Dennis, Sylvian, and Bob took excellent care of us and made us feel right at home! Best excursion ever! HIGHLY recommend Irie Tours-- you will not be disappointed!!!

Visited April 2013
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