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Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Curacao's pier to meet your professional kayak guide for a safety briefing and basic paddling instruction.

    Climb into your double kayak and follow your guide from the pier out into the turquoise ocean and up along the coast of the island. Paddle across open water in beautiful Caracas Bay, then spend time boating through the coastline's protected waters. Pass landmarks like Ft Beekenberg, so named for Heer van Beek, who coordinated Willemstad's defense against the invading British fleets in 1703.

    Pull your kayak up on a deserted sand and coral-stone beach. Slip on the provided snorkel gear, including a mask, flippers and snorkel and dive in. Enjoy some of the best snorkeling on the island; the fact that these sites are difficult to reach means they are uncrowded and the plant and animal life is particularly vibrant.

    When you're finished exploring the underwater landscape, hop in your kayak for the paddle back to the pier.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from Caracasbay. Exact directions will appear on your voucher.
    Departure Time
    • 8:30 am
    • 9am (cruise ship arrival at 8:30am)
    • 12:30pm (cruise ship arrival at 12pm)
    • 1:30pm
    • 2:30Pm
    • 3:30pm
    • Or Half hour after cruise ship arrival
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Use of all necessary equipment
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We booked excursions for our cruise literally days before our arrival. I had been googling best excursions and by far this was worth it. I'll start from the beginning. We did not book this tour through the cruise ship, we booked this on our own. We were sent by taxi to
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    Response from AdrenalineTours, Manager at Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
    Responded 30 May 2019
    Dear Kmac, Thank you very much for your lovely comment, we are very happy that you enjoyed our trip, and we will take your positive feedback into account. We hope to welcome you again some day in the future! Best regards, The Adrenaline Tours crew.
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    Agree with David W. The owners seem to only really care about the clients who rented jet ski's. Rough paddle to beach that does not have a view but of an old rusty ship. Can't use the lounge chairs without extra charge (really? I paid a lot for this trip). No fins
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    Response from AdrenalineTours, General Manager at Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
    Responded 26 Mar 2019
    Dear Rosemary S, Thank you for your review. We are constantly searching for feedback to improve our tours. We regret you did not like the tour as others tourists do. As for your complaint, The tour is an active tour and requires participation of guests and guest should have a good physical condition. Guest take care of their own kayak on the tour and guides where necessary assist the guest with getting on and off the kayak. If there are more guest it is possible that they cannot help everyone immediately. The group was mostly seniors, 60 plus and we had guest with physical back problems on this tour that needed extra attention. We will add info to the description so guest understand it is an active tour. The beach you stopped at, is a public beach and the sunbeds are provided by another company and are therefore not included, as we mentioned during the briefing before the tour. We do not provide fins to avoid damage to the corals and due to limited space on the kayaks.
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    It sounds great - private beach, beautiful fish, amazing views. What you get: A late bus followed by a ride to their location Kayak across a bay, under a dock and around an Oiler drilling ship that is in storage Arrive at a very small rocky beach - don’t use the chairs you have
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    Response from AdrenalineTours, General Manager at Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
    Responded 26 Mar 2019
    Dear David Warning, Thank you for your review. We are constantly searching for feedback to improve our tours. We regret you did not like the tour as others tourists do. As for your complaint, the bus arrived from the ship 5 minutes later than planned but a rep at the gate informed our guest at the gate that the bus would first pick up guest at the other ship and next come to the gate. You arrived on time at the office 9.00. We include the tour description of the company you booked with. It does not mention private beach. Depending the seasonal current, the beach has more coral stones or is more sandy. On Sundays it can be more crowded compared to other days as the locals and tourist mingle on the beaches. The tour is an active tour and requires participation of guests and guest should have a good physical condition. Guest take care of their own kayak on the tour and guides where necessary assist the guest with getting on and off the kayak. If there are more guest it is possible that they cannot help everyone immediately. The group was mostly seniors, 60 plus and we had guest with physical back problems on this tour that needed extra attention. We will add info to the description so guest understand it is an active tour. The driver brought you back near the gate where you were picked up as you were not picked up at the ship that is just standard procedure. Tour description of Shorexcursion group: Join us on a glorious Kayak and Snorkeling Tour. Discover the beauty of Curacao as you paddle along the amazing coastline to see its natural wonders and historical locations. After a safety briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your professional guide to remote areas where you will marvel at the tropical vegetation and wildlife. You will paddle across Caracas Bay (approximately 20 minutes open water). Here, you will see cultural highlights such as Fort Beekenburg as you paddle for approximately another 20 minutes in the protected waters along the coast. The Fort was originally built in 1703 to ward off the French and British fleets. It was named after Heer van Beek, who from 1701 to 1704 coordinated the city of Willemstad's defense. You will land at a deserted stretch of beach, a combination of sand and coral stones, which will allow you access to some of the best snorkeling on the island, not only for the natural beauty underwater, but also for the lack of crowds above. Before heading back, cool off with a refreshing swim in the pristine tropical waters. Above the beach you can see a manor estate, the Quarantaine Hospital, which was built in 1700 and used for treatment of sick seaman. The paddle back is approximately 30 minutes across the Bay. Restrictions The minimum age to participate in this tour is 6 years old. The weight limit for this tour is 240 pounds for one passenger and both passengers combined may not exceed 360 pounds. Guests should be able to swim and must be able to pull themselves back into the kayak if they fall out. Shore Excursion Size Small Shore Excursion Type Active, Water beach, Scenic
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    We had a wonderful day on Curacao with Adrenaline Tours. The guides were wonderful and took excellent care of us. We discovered on the way over to the snorkeling that my husband's back did not respond well to kayaking and the guys took him back in their kayak so that he could
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    Response from AdrenalineTours, Guest Relations Manager at Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
    Responded 18 Mar 2019
    Dear counselme, thank you very much for your positive feedback! We are glad that you both enjoyed the tour with us and were happy to help your husband out! We hope to welcome you again one day!
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    Four of us did the kayak and snorkel tour and loved it. The staff were professional and helpful; we had a fantastic guide and enjoyed ourselves very much. The kayak across the bay wasn’t bad at all as seas were relatively calm. The snorkeling was some of the best we’ve had in
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    Response from AdrenalineTours, Guest Relations Manager at Curacao Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
    Responded 7 Feb 2019
    Dear S2328DJjuliew, thank you for your positive feedback! We are happy to hear that you had a good time with us! Hope to see you soon again!
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