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Exploring Curaçao: Best Tours and Activities

Updated: May 12

Curaçao, a captivating Caribbean island, is a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, rich history, and enchanting natural beauty. Its capital, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its pastel-hued architecture lining the harbor. Curaçao's vibrant culture is a reflection of its Dutch, African, and Spanish heritage. The island's beaches are a paradise for sunseekers, with soft white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. For those seeking adventure, Curaçao offers a wealth of activities, from exploring underwater caves and snorkeling among colorful coral reefs to hiking through lush national parks and discovering hidden waterfalls. Below you'll discover what the island has to offer.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Complete Island Tour

Spend the day exploring the full island of Curacao with a guide. Stop at top landmarks such as Fort Nassau, the Curacao Liquor Factory, the Kura Hulanda Village, and the Salt Ponds of Jan Kok. Learn about the island's culture, environment, and history through your guide's commentary. Check out Knip Beach and the Boka Tabla Cave at Shete Boca National Park.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9 am

Price

$69 per person

Alternative


Breath of Curacao Safari

This tour visits the North West coast of Curacao where the wind forces the sea with such a force on the coast that you will find water spectacles such as the natural jaccuzi. Here you can bathe in a shallow naturally formed bathtub and get showered by a natural fountain and the Shete Boka Natural Park. The powerful breaking of the waves not only creates water spectacles such as Boka Pistol (the natural water canon) and Boka Tabla (a cave you should not miss when visiting Curacao) but also the typical thunder that locals call the Breath of Curacao.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Wednesday at 9 am

Price

$69 per person

Alternative

National Park Jeep Safari - $109 per person


Curacao TukTuk City Tour

Ride a Tuk Tuk through Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, during this 1-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about the culture and history of the capital of Curacao from your local guide, who will be on hand to take photos of you throughout your journey. See impressive colonial mansions in Scharloo, the Floating Market, Fort Amsterdam, the governor's palace and visit each of the city's landmark bridges.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 9:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5 pm

Price

$26 per person

Alternative

Clear Canoe Photoshoot

Make Unique Memories of your trip! Experience the true essence of a Caribbean Lifestyle! A breathtaking Clear Canoe Drone Photoshoot to give your stay on the Island that Unique Finishing touch! You'll also get a plate of delicious Caribbean Fruits to snack on while taking the pictures. Create memories you will cherish for a lifetime.


Duration

30 mins

Availability

Everyday from 10 am - 2 pm

Price

$150 per person

Alternative


Chobolobo's Cocktail Workshop

Take a tour of the Curaçao Liqueur Distillery in Willemstad and all about the famous blue drink from the region. Discover the history of drink and how the laraha orange, native only to Curaçao, is used to create the liqueur. After a tasting, follow along with a local bartender and learn how to make delicious, tropical cocktails using the blue drink.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 2 pm

Price

$48 per person

Alternative


Cooking Class

Discover the tastes and textures of Curaçao cuisine during a private cooking class in the capital of Willemstad. Alongside your instructor, learn about Caribbean cuisine and the different types of ingredients you can find on the island. Then, it's time to prepare several dishes, both traditional and non, so that you can enjoy a delicious lunch which you made.


Duration

4.5 hours

Availability

Wednesday & Thursday at 9:30 am

Price

$175 per person

Alternative

Klein Curaçao Adventure Day Trip

Discover a little piece of paradise on an adventure to Klein Curaçao, just off the coast of Curaçao. Board a catamaran and make the journey to the uninhabited island for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Take a stroll around the pristine island, see sea turtles and other underwater life with your snorkel, and enjoy breakfast, a delicious barbecue lunch right on the beach, and alcohol.


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8 am

Price

$120 per person

Alternative


West Beach Hopping Tour

The west coast of Curacao is known for its beautiful beaches, fringed with palm forests and coral reefs. On this tour, spend a day beach hopping and visit popular beaches such as Piskado Beach, Kenepa Beach, and Porto Marie Beach. Along the way, stop to admire the natural wonders of the Shete Boka National Park, visit the Flamingo Sanctuary at St. Willibrodus, and dive in to swim and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea.


Duration

7 hours

Availability

Wednesday and Saturday at 9 am

Price

$85 per person

Alternative


Discover Scuba Diving

Learn to scuba dive during this 3-hour activity on Curacao. With your expert scuba instructors, learn how to breathe underwater, communicate with your fellow divers and maneuver in the ocean or a resort pool. All dive gear and 1 tank of oxygen is included.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am or 11am

Price

$75 per person 

Alternative

Underwater Walking Tour

Get amongst the corals and fish in Curacao with this underwater walking tour, where you can feed the fish as they swim all around you. You’ll be with a small group of max six, where your guide will be with you to make sure you’re safe and sound. Just put on your provided water shoes, your specialized helmet, and begin your underwater walk.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday from 8 am - 5 pm

Price

$135 per person

Alternative


Jet Ski Adventure

Explore the eastern portion of Curaçao in a fun way on this Jet Ski tour from Willemstad. Join a small group and get your adrenaline pumping atop your Jet Ski. Zip through the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and enjoy views of the coast. Guests can book as a single passenger or two people can share a Jet Ski.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Monday - Friday at 9 am, 10 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm

Price

$63 per pair

Alternative


Half Day ATV Adventure Tour

Explore the island of Curacao on an ATV during this thrilling tour. Get off the beaten path and enjoy the rewards: spectacular viewpoints without crowds and fantastic photo ops. Stop at the Aloe Vera Plantation, the Ostrich Farm, Playa Kanoa Beach and explore a cave that even most locals haven't visited.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9 am and 2 pm

Price

$118 per person

Alternative

Climbing Trip at the Tafelberg

Rock climbing is an increasingly popular activity for travellers, but it is still often seen as an exclusively indoor activity, suitable only to fill a gap in an unexpectedly rainy day. This half or full-day climbing trip at the Tafelberg puts that notion to rest. Your guides have exclusive access to this outdoor climbing spot, meaning that you'll rappel and climb crags that even many local outdoor climbers haven't tried yet.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Wednesday - Sunday at 7 am, 8 am and 2 pm

Price

$87 per person

Alternative


Private Sightseeing Flight

This Aerial Scenic Tour gives you a unique perspective over the breathtaking scenery of our Island. During this tour you will enjoy a birds-eye view over mountainous landscape, rugged north-coast, white sandy beaches surrounded by pristine blue waters, and various UNESCO world heritage sites. During the flight you will overfly all popular hotspots including the Spanish Water Lagoon, Santa Barbara, Jan Thiel, Mambo, and our Capital City Willemstad, which is widely regarded as one of the most iconic city centers in the Caribbean!


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday from 8 am - 7 pm

Price

$414 per trio


Private Skydiving Experience

Come and live the thrill and excitement of skydiving, in a safe way, with an experienced team of professionals, and enjoy the absolute best view of Curaçao.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8 am, 11 am and 2 pm

Price

$326 per person


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