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Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao

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Go snorkeling at two of Curacao's top sites, and see historic Fort Beekenburg, on a single tour. As you’ll reach both spots by land, this tour is great for those who get seasick and don't want to head far out to sea on a boat. Hear guide commentary as you snorkel safely at a reef and a submerged tugboat, and avoid the hassle of driving with hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Guide tells you history of the island and safely supervises snorkeling
  • All snorkeling gear provided and expertly fitted by the guide
  • Water, lemonade, and snacks to refresh travelers between stages of the tour
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Willemstad 
What to Expect
After morning pickup at your hotel, head to Caracas Bay, where you’ll receive a safety orientation and get properly fitted for snorkel equipment. At your first spot, explore the waters around a 30-foot (9-meter) tugboat, scuttled on a reef and left for marine life to colonize for decades. You’ll see moray eels, trumpetfish, and angelfish, plus Christmas tree worms that have taken over the boat’s wheelhouse . Proceed to a lesser-known snorkeling spot, where you’ll jump into the gentle water to seek out camouflaged seahorses in the shallow bay’s coral. Supervision from a guide makes this tour perfect for beginner snorkelers. Next you’ll be driven to Fort Beekenburg, where you’ll walk around the historic building and hear guide commentary about its history. Take in views of Spanish Water harbor from the surrounding bluffs, snap some photos, and climb back into the tour vehicle for return to your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Local guide
  • Water and/or lemonade
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Willemstad and East island hotels only)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you wear sneakers/closed shoes or hiking shoes with a firm hold since grounds are uneven and the coral cliffs can be sharp. No flip-flops.
  • No snorkel experience required, however participants must know how to swim.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jennifer S wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
We arrived vis cruise ship and had a limited time on the island. We were looking for a shore excursion that could help us make the most of the time we had in Curacao. Our biggest concern was pick up and drop off. We are avid snorkelers and had previously done a different
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Date of experience: February 2020
J. Harrison wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Can’t say enough good things about this wonderful trip to two snorkelling locations. We went on several snorkelling excursion throughout our trip to the ABC islands and this one was by far the best. Saw so many beautiful and diverse fish and had phenomenal support by two very
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Date of experience: February 2020
shelleyWhitecourt wrote a review Feb 2020
whitecourt12 contributions7 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of going on this excursion on Feb 10,2020 with Bernice as our guide. I went on three different snorkelling trips during our cruise and this was by far the best. Bernice shared her love of the island and gave us an informative history and culture lesson as
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Date of experience: February 2020
CraigandPam wrote a review Jan 2020
Fayetteville, Arkansas5 contributions3 helpful votes
Best corals we saw in Curacao. The guide was knowledgeable and attentive. Couldn’t have had a better half day trip
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from CuracaoActiefCuracao, General Manager at Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Thanks Craigan, we are so happy to read that you enjoyed our tour. We hope you will return to Curacao as there is still more to discover. With kind regards Curacao Actief
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Marilyn P wrote a review Jan 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri3 contributions
This two stop snorkel excursion was great but was made special by local guide Bernice. Both stops were walk off from the shore. The first stop was a small reef off a public beach. We saw a wide variety of small fish including trumpet and puffer fish. Then Bernice started finding
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from CuracaoActiefCuracao, General Manager at Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. Bernice will be so happy and proud when I will forward your review to her. We hope you will visit Curacao in the future again: there is still a lot to discover both under and above water. With kind regards from all of us at Curacao Actief
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Key Details
  • Curacao, Fort Beekenburg
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, Spanish
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