Curacao Aquarium Excursion Reviews

Curacao's well-known aquarium allows you to experience all of the island's unique species while still on a dry land. This is a good option for families with kids enthralled by sea life.
The aquarium was awesome!
Sail Date: January 2019
The aquarium was awesome! We loved it. Also pay the $20 for the dolphin kiss, 1000% worth it! Went to a beach after and we were told that on the side we were all the beaches were man made. This was evident by how dirty the sand was. I know ... Read More
The aquarium was awesome! We loved it. Also pay the $20 for the dolphin kiss, 1000% worth it! Went to a beach after and we were told that on the side we were all the beaches were man made. This was evident by how dirty the sand was. I know that sounds weird or impossible, but trust me, with no natural way for the sand to be filtered and cleaned with the tide they need to invest in something to clean it up. At first glance it looks beautiful, but a minute if laying face down on a lounger revealed a ton of hair, cigarette butts, bandaids etc. my flipflops stayed on from that point on. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Heard that the aquarium part of the tour was excellent, we didn't go to the aquarium because of how ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Heard that the aquarium part of the tour was excellent, we didn't go to the aquarium because of how poorly the other part of the tour was handled and thought why waste another 42.00 thinking it would be just as bad... apparently it ... Read More
Heard that the aquarium part of the tour was excellent, we didn't go to the aquarium because of how poorly the other part of the tour was handled and thought why waste another 42.00 thinking it would be just as bad... apparently it was the best part of the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Take the early one the later ones do not get chairs
Sail Date: November 2018
Take the early one the later ones do not get chairs
Take the early one the later ones do not get chairs Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
at the start we were under the impression that we were going to swim with the sealions but instead ...
Sail Date: September 2018
at the start we were under the impression that we were going to swim with the sealions but instead we got to handle them on land and had much more fun learning all about them, snapper is a wonderful animal and the aquarium staff were great
at the start we were under the impression that we were going to swim with the sealions but instead we got to handle them on land and had much more fun learning all about them, snapper is a wonderful animal and the aquarium staff were great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a cab to the Aquarium and enjoyed the aquarium very much, Lots of exhibits.
Sail Date: February 2018
We took a cab to the Aquarium and enjoyed the aquarium very much, Lots of exhibits. Watched the flamingo feeding, watched people swim with the dolphins, shark feeding. Enjoyable time. Senior rate is $11, well worth the money. Had a ... Read More
We took a cab to the Aquarium and enjoyed the aquarium very much, Lots of exhibits. Watched the flamingo feeding, watched people swim with the dolphins, shark feeding. Enjoyable time. Senior rate is $11, well worth the money. Had a burger at Hemingway's restaurant next door, very good. Rented some chairs at Mambo Bay next door. Beautiful beach. Enjoyable day on a budget. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to observe the Dolphins and there were also lots of different fish as well as Sealions and ...
Sail Date: January 2018
We went to observe the Dolphins and there were also lots of different fish as well as Sealions and Flamingoes. It was a wonderful experience.
We went to observe the Dolphins and there were also lots of different fish as well as Sealions and Flamingoes. It was a wonderful experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
The aquarium was really cool if you are doing a swim with the dolphins or seals, otherwise its ...
Sail Date: December 2017
The aquarium was really cool if you are doing a swim with the dolphins or seals, otherwise its small and undistinguished as aquariums go.
The aquarium was really cool if you are doing a swim with the dolphins or seals, otherwise its small and undistinguished as aquariums go. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My wife is a biology teacher so we always have to do the shore excursions that involve animals.
Sail Date: June 2017
My wife is a biology teacher so we always have to do the shore excursions that involve animals. We did the Sea Lion encounter at the Aquariun and it was great. They limit it to a maximum of 6 people so there was plenty of one on one time ... Read More
My wife is a biology teacher so we always have to do the shore excursions that involve animals. We did the Sea Lion encounter at the Aquariun and it was great. They limit it to a maximum of 6 people so there was plenty of one on one time to learn and interact with the animals. A great experience and well worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I booked a dolphin experience directly with the Sea Aquarium Dolphin Academy.
Sail Date: March 2017
I booked a dolphin experience directly with the Sea Aquarium Dolphin Academy. When I was looking to book, there wasn't a class late enough in the day to accommodate our time in port. I emailed the academy, and they created a class ... Read More
I booked a dolphin experience directly with the Sea Aquarium Dolphin Academy. When I was looking to book, there wasn't a class late enough in the day to accommodate our time in port. I emailed the academy, and they created a class just for our late arrival. The trainers and dolphins were fabulous. Our daughter loved it. Got lots of great pictures. Awesome place! Mambo beach is within walking distance also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great dolphin show and Flamingo sanctuary.
Sail Date: November 2016
Great dolphin show and Flamingo sanctuary.
Great dolphin show and Flamingo sanctuary. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Boring!
Sail Date: November 2016
Boring! Small aquarium and not what we actually signed up for!
Boring! Small aquarium and not what we actually signed up for! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkel at Sea Aquarium.
Sail Date: October 2016
Snorkel at Sea Aquarium. Fed and petted giant sting rays. Fed sea turtles and sharks. Very unique. Once in a lifetime experience!
Snorkel at Sea Aquarium. Fed and petted giant sting rays. Fed sea turtles and sharks. Very unique. Once in a lifetime experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Do the dolphin swim!
Sail Date: February 2016
Do the dolphin swim! They treat the dolphins much better than other similar operations, even letting them out into true OPEN WATER on occasion, and letting them have the choice to come back! We enjoyed the rest of the day at a ... Read More
Do the dolphin swim! They treat the dolphins much better than other similar operations, even letting them out into true OPEN WATER on occasion, and letting them have the choice to come back! We enjoyed the rest of the day at a spectacular beach just outside! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
What a pretty island-I was somewhat pressurised by the tours operators on the ship to do the ...
Sail Date: January 2016
What a pretty island-I was somewhat pressurised by the tours operators on the ship to do the Dolphin swim, but as I had done on in the past am glad I held out my ground to do the observation only at £25 it was very affordable ,do not be ... Read More
What a pretty island-I was somewhat pressurised by the tours operators on the ship to do the Dolphin swim, but as I had done on in the past am glad I held out my ground to do the observation only at £25 it was very affordable ,do not be told you will not see or hear anything-I got the best photos and was up close and personal –you also could walk around the rest on the sea life centre and also access the Mambo beach, which was stunning-as get transported there and back-well worth doing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
We took a cab from the port to the Seaquarium.
Sail Date: May 2015
We took a cab from the port to the Seaquarium. The cab was $20 each way. Admission into the Seaquarium was $53 for 2 adults and 1 child. I really felt like we wasted our money. They have a set schedule for the dolphin shows, sting ray ... Read More
We took a cab from the port to the Seaquarium. The cab was $20 each way. Admission into the Seaquarium was $53 for 2 adults and 1 child. I really felt like we wasted our money. They have a set schedule for the dolphin shows, sting ray feeding, seal shows, etc... and we were well past the time where we could wait around for these shows to start and spend a few hours at the beach afterwards. Realizing that we would have to wait until after 1:00 to see the dolphin show, we walked around the aquarium area, watched the dolphins swim, watched the seal show, and then headed next door to Mambo beach. We entered on the part of the beach on Lion's Beach Resort property. The attendant told us we could stay there if we paid the $3.50 beach admission and an $8.50 fee to rent each lounge chair. We could look down and see how crowded the rest of the beach was so we stayed there. We had a great time enjoying the water and lounging around before heading back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sea Aquaruim and beach by boat - best excusion of the trip the sharks, Sea Lions, Pink Flamingo ...
Sail Date: April 2015
Sea Aquaruim and beach by boat - best excusion of the trip the sharks, Sea Lions, Pink Flamingo and Dolphin Shows were excellent and after the beach was a nice quite place with a quiet bar to relax Curacao is my new fav Carribean Island.
Sea Aquaruim and beach by boat - best excusion of the trip the sharks, Sea Lions, Pink Flamingo and Dolphin Shows were excellent and after the beach was a nice quite place with a quiet bar to relax Curacao is my new fav Carribean Island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
CURACAO: This was my second time there and it was beautiful.
Sail Date: April 2014
CURACAO: This was my second time there and it was beautiful. The floating bridge is a must see. We didnt dock until 2pm so we were limited on what we could do. Most of the businesses (except bars and restaurants) close up at 5 or 6pm. We ... Read More
CURACAO: This was my second time there and it was beautiful. The floating bridge is a must see. We didnt dock until 2pm so we were limited on what we could do. Most of the businesses (except bars and restaurants) close up at 5 or 6pm. We took a taxi from the port the the SEA Aquarium $20 for all three of us one way and $21 adult/$11 child admission. So for all three of us it was about $100 total and a GREAT value compared to what Carnival charges. The aquarium was AWESOME. Not crowded and we got to feed sharks, turtles, stingrays. There is also a sea lion and dolphin show that were very good. There was a tour with great guides that educated us on the wild life. Lots of hands on fun. HIGHLY Recommend this!They also offer swimming with the dolphins at different price levels. Will do that next time. On the way back to the port, we walked across the floating bridge and then took the free ferry back. There are shops close to the bridge if you get there before 6. Great day, not a big expense. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This excursion takes you to De Palm island to the Seaquarium on Cabana Beach.
Sail Date: March 2014
This excursion takes you to De Palm island to the Seaquarium on Cabana Beach. We really enjoyed this. Lots of loungers with shade, the water was mostly all sand and clear. Changing rooms, bar and restaurant. One free soda was included. ... Read More
This excursion takes you to De Palm island to the Seaquarium on Cabana Beach. We really enjoyed this. Lots of loungers with shade, the water was mostly all sand and clear. Changing rooms, bar and restaurant. One free soda was included. Manmade breakwater makes it calm and the snorkelling is very, very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
enjoyed the tour and island , once the son went down , didn't feel safe.
Sail Date: February 2013
enjoyed the tour and island , once the son went down , didn't feel safe.
enjoyed the tour and island , once the son went down , didn't feel safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Absolutely a terrible excursion.
Sail Date: January 2013
Absolutely a terrible excursion. Princess should not support this in their materials. The animals, fish, sharks, etc are in horrible conditions with small tanks, some having NO rocks or structures to hid within. Just nasty and overpriced. ... Read More
Absolutely a terrible excursion. Princess should not support this in their materials. The animals, fish, sharks, etc are in horrible conditions with small tanks, some having NO rocks or structures to hid within. Just nasty and overpriced. The ferry over to the bus/taxi area is TERRIBLE!!! Just packed in like animals - no one counts to see if there are too many. Just sickening. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Dolphin Show was great!
Sail Date: December 2012
Dolphin Show was great!
Dolphin Show was great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked the Sea Aquarium through the cruise line.
Sail Date: April 2012
Booked the Sea Aquarium through the cruise line. We took a pre paid taxi that dropped us off at the aquarium. The description when we booked did not seem to match what we got. There was no formal, informative tour. Instead there were a ... Read More
Booked the Sea Aquarium through the cruise line. We took a pre paid taxi that dropped us off at the aquarium. The description when we booked did not seem to match what we got. There was no formal, informative tour. Instead there were a couple dozen aquariums with different fish in them, one with sea turtles and a pen with flamingos in it. We enjoyed the dolphin and sea lion show but in between them we were actually really bored. Our aquarium in Minnesota was actually quite a bit more impressive so we felt like our money was wasted here. There were quite a few cute shops back by the port to shop for souvenirs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Beautiful place, beautiful island, one of the prettiest islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
Sail Date: March 2012
Beautiful place, beautiful island, one of the prettiest islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
Beautiful place, beautiful island, one of the prettiest islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Good especially the Dolphin show.
Sail Date: January 2012
Good especially the Dolphin show.
Good especially the Dolphin show. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises