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Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
Departure Point
Tour departs from most Curacao hotels
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1pm
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Water and/or lemonade
  • Snack
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Willemstad and East island hotels only)
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The tugboat and reef snorkeling were amazing! However the best part was our guide Long! He is knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He showed us historic and natural sites as well as the distillery. He was right there to help me when I had a problem snorkeling and was very
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Response from CuracaoActiefCuracao, Front Office Manager at Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao
Responded 2 days ago
Hi, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the snorkeling and especially Long as your guide. Thanks for giving us and him a 10 out of 10. Thanks again for your review. We appreciate it very much. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back some time again. Sunny regards, Bettina
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The tour guide, Long, took us out to a small reef right off of a relatively small beach. There were a lot of fish there, many larger than those we'd seen at other beaches, and some interesting structures that the reef had grown up around. We also went out to the tugboat, which
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Response from CuracaoActiefCuracao, Front Office Manager at Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Long and that you enjoyed the snorkeling and thought that the Tugboat was awesome. Thanks again for your review. We appreciate it very much. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back some time again. Sunny regards, Bettina
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Somehow we missed the main tour but they had another guide there. His name is Long or Serlon St Joge, he said call him if you want the best guide on the island, +59996648448. He was given us the whole day. We snorkeled in 2 places, the we wanted to goto the aquarium and he
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Response from CuracaoActiefCuracao, Front Office Manager at Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Dear Michael, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience with us. We are happy to hear that Serlon was a great choice and you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will visit us again soon!
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This a great use of a half day! Good location(s,) lots of cool stuff to see, not too far out of Willemstad. My fiancee was freaking out just a bit with the snorkeling and Bernice did a great job talking her through it. Highly recommend!
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Response from Bettina C, Front Office Manager at Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao
Responded 26 Sep 2019
Dear Daniel, A bit delayed delayed but we still like to THANK YOU for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and that you thought Bernice did a great job. Thanks for the praise and the recommendation. We appreciate it very much! Sunny regards, Bettina
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The trip to the water was fun and the guide took time to point out areas of interest. The first stop was a beach with reefs withing swimming distance. Fish we plentiful, beach was clean, water clear and fairly can. Second stop was the Spanish fort and tugboat (submerged). Wow!
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Response from CuracaoActiefCuracao, Front Office Manager at Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour in Curacao
Responded 17 Jul 2019
Dear, Thank you so much for recommending our Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tour. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with us, that you found it informative and safe. We hope to see you again on your next visit to our beautiful island!
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  • Duration: 4h
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