Curacao Dreams Travel & Tours

Curacao Dreams Travel & Tours

Curacao Dreams Travel & Tours
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We are Patrick & Severine from Curacao Dreams Travel & Tours! We offer every kind of excursions & transfer. Our idea is that the guest fulfills every wish and that without time pressure. Time does not matter to us.
Willemstad, Curaçao
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Holger K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
On 1/30 we made our Turtle Tour, and in advance, it was amazing!
Patrick picked us up in front of the Hotel, we were a group of only 12 persons and grouped by German and English speaking people to give these groups the chance to follow the historical information given during the bus tour in there native languages, which was highly appreciated by those which are not familiar with English language. We visited several locations on the island like Flamingo Bay and beautiful beaches were we had the chance to make breathtaking fotos, to checkout the area and time for swimming in glass clear water. During the tour we had cold bottled water and soft drinks. The highlight of the tour was snorkeling with the turtles, absolutely amazing! Patrick was making underwater fotos which he gave to us afterwards.The fishermen feed the turtles with part of their catch, and so you will be surrounded by turtles. The fishermen live up to the motto: "what you take from the sea, you have to give it back". And as like fishermen spent part of their catch, we spent a tip for fishermen to close this circle. Patrick has also snorkeling equipment on board which you can lend for free if you don't own one.
Patrick, Sevi in their team are wonderful tour guides, many, many thanks for that amazing experience and your excellent support!
Written February 12, 2020
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Tausend Dank für diese tolle Bewertung. Wir hoffen auf ein Wiedersehen. Alles Liebe fuer Euch!!
Written February 12, 2020
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Iris R
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Curaçao Dreams has been our go to travel company every time we have visited Curacao. Sevi and Patrick will treat you like family. We have taken several tours with them to include a private tour. Sevi and Patrick come prepared to satisfy. They also provide the best Rum punch on the island and the best rum and banana cake. We were given complimentary pictures that will forever be treasured. From seeing and swimming with the turtles. Seeing the Flamingos, going to the National Park to see breathtaking waterholes, going to several beaches to enjoy the crystal clear water of beautiful Curacao. They also offer pick ups to and from the airport at a very reasonable price. Book with Curacao Dreams for all of your excursions. They will NOT disappoint. Can’t wait to enjoy them when we return. Also they partner with Mermaid Private Tours to spend the whole day in Klein. curaçao (little Curacao). This island is on the top 10 things to do. Book with Mermaid they are the only company that has a private area. Thank you Sevi and Patrick and can’t wait to come back.
Written December 11, 2023
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Shakti S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We did 4 tours with Sevi and Patrick and all I can say is that all tours were really amazing. They helped make our stay in Curacao very special and they were also very safe given the coronavirus so we felt in good hands.

I definitely recommend their tours!
Written January 9, 2021
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Thank you so much, it was a pleasure!
Written January 9, 2021
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3shorest
Inverness, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Firstly I should say I am disabled and use a mobility scooter some of the time. I first enquired about a tour to swim with turtles on our P and O cruise , but was told it was not possible due to there not being any suitable buses. Not so, Patrick and the driver/guide Eddie made it possible and make the day something I will never ever forget! They just made it doable without a fuss. So just contact this company when you are coming to this gorgeous island and let them show you what is possible. We are back on ship now, exhausted, but elated. I cannot thank Patrick enough for making our day on this island so special. I should add we have professional quality photos to keep as a reminder of our trip, not that we need a reminder. Please use this company with total confidence, money well spent!
Written November 6, 2023
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Robin W
Madison, OH23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great time and leaned alot about the island. It was very hot, but the water felt great. Wish we could have seen the flamingos, but must have run out of time waiting for late people on the tour. This is a must do tour! Patrick and sexy Eddy are great.
Written October 6, 2023
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Richard S
Simpsonville, SC30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
One day before our scheduled snorkeling trip, Viator and Patrick sent emails saying the trip was canceled with NO EXPLANATION! It's good that we had email on the ship or we would have gone to the meeting point for nothing. I won't be doing business with them again.
Written February 7, 2019
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You make us very sad. You did not mention that we offered you an alternative tour. It's always easy to see your own perspective. The Viator rules state that the minimum number of participants is 3 people. You were two. I can not drive with 2 people over the whole island to snorkel with the turtles, that is not economical and not business. You contribute to small companies breaking with traps. Because of your ridiculous reviews. Does the cancellation of a tour have to be evaluated ??
Written February 8, 2019
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LauraRetiree
Hamilton, Canada14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
I've been on a lot of tours and this was was okay but could have been a lot better. The good - we did see flamingos at a small salt lake (spent 10 min there). We did see lots of turtles but be aware that this takes place at a local beach. We spent about 30-40 minutes there. The tour guide, Patrick, fed the turtles fish off the end of a short pier. There were turtles and lots of people (first 50 feet of shoreline so crowded). Good for kids however all the people stirred up the sandy bottom so sometimes hard to see anything and you were always getting kicked by someone else. Patrick took great GoPro pics that he shared with us. This was quite different from a trip I had in Hawaii where we saw a large variety of species of turtles in their natural habitat.
Areas of improvement - spent a LOT of time driving down backroads with no scenery. I would have liked to hear more factual info about the island's government, history, schooling, economy, etc. rather than the guide's opinions and anecdotes. Also, when we got to the beach for turtles, no instruction on how to snorkel or how long we would be there.
The price was low for this tour but too much idle driving time which made it somewhat boring. If the narration/van sound system/cold drinks were better, I would have given this tour a better rating.
Written February 16, 2019
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You book the Tour Flamingos and snorkel with turtles and you see both on the tour. You get free pictures and now drinks and a boring landscape are rated. In addition, in the description of the offer, only a bottle of water is available. We still offer soft drinks. If you would have been interested in other topics about Curacao, then you would like to be able to say something or ask questions on site. Afterwards it is a bit difficult. With guests like you, I really lose faith in humanity, it makes us sad because we give our best every day.
Written March 6, 2019
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okietravelmom
Orlando, FL236 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We received a TOTALLY different experience than the other reviewers here. My review is long but I believe it will help you get a better outcome than we did.

First, I emailed Patrick on the website link for Curacao Dreams and there was a bit of a language barrier (he and his wife Sevi speak German/Dutch (??) and some English) and there may be a bit of English lost in translation. I contacted him a couple months before our trip, and he explained that we would be going on our tour with Sevi, which was fine with us. I had read reviews that said both were great, although she would not get in the water with us (so no underwater pics like Patrick provides) which I felt made it a little less desirable. So we bought goPro cameras and decided based again on the sparkling reviews that we would do it anyway.

I booked the Perfect Day tour through the website with no issues a few weeks later and received prompt confirmation. However instead of Patrick or Sevi, we were told our tour guide would be Renny. Should have really questioned them about this.

We arrived at port and were confused where to meet Renny. We had to go past the market area to a little gate that left the secure port area. We finally found him holding a hand scribbled ripped 5-inch piece of paper with my first name. It was pure luck we saw it! He walked us through the muddy parking lot to the small 8 passenger van. Our group of 4 were merged with another group of 4 and we set out.

We were hoping for a narrated tour of the island/history/sights as we drove, but he only spoke when asked questions and only the front row could hear his response over the engine noise. Very disappointed in this!

We stopped at the flamingos (kinda cool but they were far away) and a couple neat rock formations on the beach (where we saw what we later realized was Patrick happily taking pictures and giving stories to his group, who traveled in a large modern tour bus with (am am assuming) a nice sound system.

Next stop was the turtle beach, which was a large flight of stairs below the parking lot. Renny said to leave our purses and extras in the van and he would lock it up. He did this but did not stay at the van. Meanwhile we went to the small rocky beach/pier where fishermen cleaned their catch and threw the entrails in the water where the turtles would swim up to eat. They were magnificent!! The water was murky near the shore but still swam near 15 or more sea turtles. With the sandy/rocky shore and waves it was pretty difficult to get back out, just fyi.

As we were packing to go Renny advised us that the van had been broken into and all our stuff was stolen!! He seemed rather matter of fact about it being a laid back kind of local guy (non-Dutch/German), but we freaked out of course. He called the police (polis) and they arrived at slow speed 45 minutes later. Meanwhile, the big tour bus (with Patrick/Sevi or both) took off without even speaking with us about the matter. At one point Renny even told us that our belongings would have been covered by the company's insurance if we were in the big bus instead!?!? I hope that isn't the case. We did not lose much (credit card that we cancelled and some cash) but others on the trip had iPhones taken.

I won't go into the comedy that was the local police station, but after another 90 minutes we headed to the liqueur factory where we saw the big bus again and asked to speak with Patrick or Sevi. Finally Sevi came to us and was crying because she didn't know what to do about us. She offered to fire Renny (maybe not the solution but he was a crummy guide in need of training and a better vehicle for sure) and we struck a deal to get $ back from what we paid.

So my advice if you book this tour, be sure you get what you are paying for. With the good reviews on TA I think they overbooked and had to add to their fleet, but this addition falls short. The actual tour with Patrick looks fantastic and you should make sure you get that, and that your belongings are watched at all times. Curacao has a high crime rate, we found out.
Written December 14, 2018
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draeray
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
First off, I wanted to say that Patrick, the owner, was fantastic and very knowledgeable and friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. I think overall what they offer is great if you have a family with older children or adults.

Pros: The pick up was easy and seamless and Patrick was very friendly and accommodating . The location where the turtles are is great and you get to see them up close and personal! There is no concern about whether or not you will see them because Patrick purchases a fish to feed the turtles to keep them around. Patrick is also in the water with you taking pictures with his Go-Pro and he gives you them for free which is a great added bonus that we didn't expect.

Cons: The flamingos are not guaranteed to be seen. They are out in a body of water off the side of a road and there is no guarantee that they will be close enough for you to see them. You stop on the side of the road so there is also no interacting with them. On our tour, you could barely even tell what they were because they were so far away. It was one of the main reasons we booked it so our 4 year old could see them.

The equipment to use for the snorkeling is lacking. We have a 4 year old which says is the minimum age to come on this excursion but there was no life jacket small enough and no available snorkeling equipment for her to use either. So since we didn't really get to see any flamingos and she also didn't get to see any turtles, we essentially paid for her to take a very long and hot bus ride. We also had a 5th person we paid for who got sick last minute and didn't join us on our tour which we never mentioned at all to the guides (wasn't looking for reimbursement) but they didn't even notice we had 1 missing from our party. The life jackets are inflatable and mine wouldn't keep air which rendered it useless. They could benefit from upgrading the life jackets and have available sizes for everyone in the snorkels.

There is no lunch served and there is also no place to pick up anything to eat or snack on. We thought once we arrived we could grab something since it started right at lunch time and we didn't eat before going, but that was a mistake on our part. IF you go, eat before hand or bring your own snacks because there is none provided and none available to purchase.
Written July 15, 2019
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Debra919
Salisbury, Maryland76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We wanted to thank Patrick and Eddie for an incredible day in Curacao. We were there for a day on a cruise ship and found this excursion ahead of time. It was a GREAT day. Patrick took us to see the area where the flamingos hang out and then the icing on the cake--snorkeling with the sea turtles.

With some brief instructions: "Do not touch them", we got into the water, and there they were. The water was beautiful, and Patrick did a great job of taking photos and GIVING them to us (not selling them to us) as an added perk. We were there for I'd say about 45 minutes or so (lost track), but we all felt we had had enough time swimming with them. We did not feel cheated out of any opportunity to be with them.

He was the one that started this excursion. Don't take it from the ship or someone else. This was his brain-child. On the way there and back Eddie (who is from Curacao) gave us a history lesson and answered questions.

Soft drinks and water were freely supplied. The pick up and drop off was seamless--directly outside the cruise ship terminal; not even a 2-minute walk. I am a travel agent and will be referring clients to Patrick for this excursion. It was fabulous and honestly, the highlight of our trip. Thanks Patrick! Thanks Curacao Dreams!
Written March 20, 2019
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Thank you so much!! That is awesome!
Written March 21, 2019
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