Curacao Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Snorkeling excursions provide tourists with the opportunity to experience what lies beneath the water's surface. Swim around Curacao's coral reefs and with the island's unique marine life.
Would not book this again.
Sail Date: April 2019
Would not book this again. Not happy with snorkeling leader. Should have more people assisting snorkeling.
Would not book this again. Not happy with snorkeling leader. Should have more people assisting snorkeling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice crew.
Sail Date: February 2019
Nice crew. Decent coral and fish, but due to the weather, visibility was limited.
Nice crew. Decent coral and fish, but due to the weather, visibility was limited. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I was only one from ship.
Sail Date: January 2019
I was only one from ship. Guide had brand new van and had to drive a good distance to pick me up and return to ship. 4 others were staying a really big high end resort. Good equipment and first spot was from shore on crowded beach over ... Read More
I was only one from ship. Guide had brand new van and had to drive a good distance to pick me up and return to ship. 4 others were staying a really big high end resort. Good equipment and first spot was from shore on crowded beach over collapsed pier. Vis was poor at beach with debris and trash. Out a way improved. Saw lots of different fish and some bigger ones. Second site was from shhore at the old sunken tugboat. A small ragged scuba operator there. Beach is rough rocks and sharp! Big Drill Ship tied up there. You have to swim out about 150-200 yards to get to tug site. Vis decent , not great. Guide gave us a tour of parts of town and forts and overlooks. Pleasant and local and spoke several languages. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very rough waters which isn't fault of Crystal but this excursion was not our favorite.
Sail Date: December 2018
Very rough waters which isn't fault of Crystal but this excursion was not our favorite. The boat was not nice, the attendants were not very helpful. One man got seriously injured on the coral and the attendants were too busy flirting ... Read More
Very rough waters which isn't fault of Crystal but this excursion was not our favorite. The boat was not nice, the attendants were not very helpful. One man got seriously injured on the coral and the attendants were too busy flirting with a girl to assist him. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Swam with the turtles- clear water, several turtles.
Sail Date: November 2018
Swam with the turtles- clear water, several turtles.
Swam with the turtles- clear water, several turtles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Catamaran and snorkeling.
Sail Date: October 2018
Catamaran and snorkeling. Lots of fun.
Catamaran and snorkeling. Lots of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a three hour snorkeling tour through owner Anton.
Sail Date: October 2018
We booked a three hour snorkeling tour through owner Anton. Although the tour can accommodate up to 6 people, we two were the only ones making it a private excursion. We left with Mosje in his van to Tugboat and Director's Bay where ... Read More
We booked a three hour snorkeling tour through owner Anton. Although the tour can accommodate up to 6 people, we two were the only ones making it a private excursion. We left with Mosje in his van to Tugboat and Director's Bay where we snorkeled from the beach to some of the most beautiful reefs I've ever seen. Moshje was a super chill guide, and directed us to see some interesting sea life along the coast, at the tug boat and under the pier. Our tour included some melon and water for lunch and a couple of beers after the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
What a great experience and learned a lot from our captain.
Sail Date: June 2018
What a great experience and learned a lot from our captain. The snorkeling was fun and both spots and there lunch they served was delicious
What a great experience and learned a lot from our captain. The snorkeling was fun and both spots and there lunch they served was delicious Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
snorkeled on two sights, the first was smooth seas and only about 10 feet deep, this was fun and ...
Sail Date: June 2018
snorkeled on two sights, the first was smooth seas and only about 10 feet deep, this was fun and there was lots to see. the second spot was a scuttled ship, the water was very choppy and the current was strong, you spent more energy ... Read More
snorkeled on two sights, the first was smooth seas and only about 10 feet deep, this was fun and there was lots to see. the second spot was a scuttled ship, the water was very choppy and the current was strong, you spent more energy trying to stay on sight than you did viewing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Love the snorkeling did it with the beach Adventure buy boat.
Sail Date: April 2018
Love the snorkeling did it with the beach Adventure buy boat. Beautiful fish nice Beach
Love the snorkeling did it with the beach Adventure buy boat. Beautiful fish nice Beach Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was an amazing tour that I would recommend to anyone who loves wildlife.
Sail Date: April 2018
This was an amazing tour that I would recommend to anyone who loves wildlife. Our guide Hette made this tour informative, exciting, and best of all, personal by highlighting her unique heritage as a Dutch woman who has lived in the ... Read More
This was an amazing tour that I would recommend to anyone who loves wildlife. Our guide Hette made this tour informative, exciting, and best of all, personal by highlighting her unique heritage as a Dutch woman who has lived in the Caribbean for decades. We loved learning from Hette, and she made each guest feel valued and respected. Our first stop was to see flamingos skimming the surface of the water for the algae that turns them pink. Then, we arrived in Shete Boka National Park, where we took an easy hike through unusual terrain, where we saw fossils, cacti, and blue-tailed salamanders. The hike culminated in visiting an overlook where we tried to spot sea turtles. Although we had no luck, we still enjoyed the hike greatly; and what came next more than made up for it. At Fisherman’s Beach we snorkeled with a dozen HUGE sea turtles that swam all around us in the shallow water. My eight-year-old son had no trouble navigating these waters and enjoying close encounters with this beautiful species. Funny, he lost a tooth while snorkeling and kept right on swimming after safely storing the tooth in my husband’s board shorts. The snorkeling was such a success because Hette gave us valuable advice that other tour guides clearly didn’t know about how to leave ourselves open to closer encounters without touching or scaring the turtles. Her respect for them definitely influenced all of us to feel the same. On our way back from the beach, we stopped by Knip beach for lunch and snorkeling among tropical fish. Then, we visited a beautiful colonial plantation house converted to an art gallery, where we learned about Afro-Caribbean culture and purchased souvenirs. The whole trip gave us a strong connection to Curacao and a desire to return soon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
My husband did a snorkeling trip and was disappointed no flippers were offered, just bottled water ...
Sail Date: March 2018
My husband did a snorkeling trip and was disappointed no flippers were offered, just bottled water and chips as a snack, but enjoyed the snorkeling site.
My husband did a snorkeling trip and was disappointed no flippers were offered, just bottled water and chips as a snack, but enjoyed the snorkeling site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The snorkeling was great but people on the excursions were not very friendly and the person giving ...
Sail Date: March 2018
The snorkeling was great but people on the excursions were not very friendly and the person giving the history spoke very low so it was hard to hear what she was saying.
The snorkeling was great but people on the excursions were not very friendly and the person giving the history spoke very low so it was hard to hear what she was saying. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A bit of a ride to our boat, but well worth it.
Sail Date: February 2018
A bit of a ride to our boat, but well worth it. We snorkeled the reel at Caracas Bay. We were a big group, but boat was faily large. The crew was excellent! Would choose this ship’s tour again!
A bit of a ride to our boat, but well worth it. We snorkeled the reel at Caracas Bay. We were a big group, but boat was faily large. The crew was excellent! Would choose this ship’s tour again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
2 good stops, though one should be reminded to bring water shoes, sandals, etc.
Sail Date: February 2018
2 good stops, though one should be reminded to bring water shoes, sandals, etc. Rocky beach to access the snorkeling, pretty rough on elderly feet!
2 good stops, though one should be reminded to bring water shoes, sandals, etc. Rocky beach to access the snorkeling, pretty rough on elderly feet! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We generally don't like beach snorkeling, preferring to be out on a boat, but this was great.
Sail Date: December 2017
We generally don't like beach snorkeling, preferring to be out on a boat, but this was great. The tour is tiny, just us and another couple in a crew cab pick up truck. We snorkeled under pilings for a pier, which was amazing. The ... Read More
We generally don't like beach snorkeling, preferring to be out on a boat, but this was great. The tour is tiny, just us and another couple in a crew cab pick up truck. We snorkeled under pilings for a pier, which was amazing. The way the sun shone down through the water was like being in a cathedral. Amazing sights. They also provided such, which was simple fare, but really good. We thr=oroughly enjoyed this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Smaller group of about 20 people - excellent snorkeling experience and really good tour provider.
Sail Date: December 2017
Smaller group of about 20 people - excellent snorkeling experience and really good tour provider. Staff were excellent in helping with snorkel equipment.
Smaller group of about 20 people - excellent snorkeling experience and really good tour provider. Staff were excellent in helping with snorkel equipment. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Ask if Melissa is the tour guide for the Fun Beach Express, Sightseeing & Snorkel excursion.
Sail Date: December 2017
Ask if Melissa is the tour guide for the Fun Beach Express, Sightseeing & Snorkel excursion. She's the best! This tour provided lots of variety. Beach/Snorkel stop was at the Blue Bay resort. Lounge chairs included in your tour. ... Read More
Ask if Melissa is the tour guide for the Fun Beach Express, Sightseeing & Snorkel excursion. She's the best! This tour provided lots of variety. Beach/Snorkel stop was at the Blue Bay resort. Lounge chairs included in your tour. Great drinks at the bar (some might argue even better than on the ship) at Blue Bay resort... Save some time for walking around Willemstad (walk to downtown from ship is about 10 minutes; across a bridge). Felt very safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Jet Ski tour with snorkeling was great.
Sail Date: November 2017
Jet Ski tour with snorkeling was great. Very active, fun, exciting, a little scary, and the snorkeling was beautiful.
Jet Ski tour with snorkeling was great. Very active, fun, exciting, a little scary, and the snorkeling was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice driver/guide, roads - not so much.
Sail Date: October 2017
Nice driver/guide, roads - not so much. not quite enought time at the beach and on the day we were there the water was a bit turbid, still saw a lot of fish up close
Nice driver/guide, roads - not so much. not quite enought time at the beach and on the day we were there the water was a bit turbid, still saw a lot of fish up close Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a walk in beach snorkel.
Sail Date: September 2017
We had a walk in beach snorkel. The water was a bit choppy due to Maria, but all in all the snorkeling was nice. We had some beach time and lunch. Finished up with some shopping. I honestly did not want to leave!
We had a walk in beach snorkel. The water was a bit choppy due to Maria, but all in all the snorkeling was nice. We had some beach time and lunch. Finished up with some shopping. I honestly did not want to leave! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We rode Sea-Doos out in the ocean to a bay where we were able to see the beautiful shoreline and ...
Sail Date: September 2017
We rode Sea-Doos out in the ocean to a bay where we were able to see the beautiful shoreline and houses. Afterwards we continued to a sight where we snorkeled above a sunken ship - a truly delightful day.
We rode Sea-Doos out in the ocean to a bay where we were able to see the beautiful shoreline and houses. Afterwards we continued to a sight where we snorkeled above a sunken ship - a truly delightful day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Awesome snorkelling tour!
Sail Date: August 2017
Awesome snorkelling tour! Had two stops and a barbecue lunch in the middle! You could drink alcohol or not i don't think drinking and jumping in 40 feet of water is cool without a life jacket though! I just stuck to diet coke for ... Read More
Awesome snorkelling tour! Had two stops and a barbecue lunch in the middle! You could drink alcohol or not i don't think drinking and jumping in 40 feet of water is cool without a life jacket though! I just stuck to diet coke for the beginning for sure Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Sunken Tugboat by Caracas Beach.
Sail Date: July 2017
The Sunken Tugboat by Caracas Beach. Take a taxi, and it's an easy swim from shore. It's about a 20-minute taxi ride, but you may need to stop along the way to ask another snorkel/scuba group of the exact location of the ... Read More
The Sunken Tugboat by Caracas Beach. Take a taxi, and it's an easy swim from shore. It's about a 20-minute taxi ride, but you may need to stop along the way to ask another snorkel/scuba group of the exact location of the Tugboat. It's by a permanently docked huge ship and looks industrial. It's worth it. Lots of fish! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Minivan transportation to the excursion broke down on the highway entry ramp.
Sail Date: March 2017
Minivan transportation to the excursion broke down on the highway entry ramp. Travel was delayed by 2 hours including delayed return to the ship. Shore excursion staff did not reply to my letter of complaint.
Minivan transportation to the excursion broke down on the highway entry ramp. Travel was delayed by 2 hours including delayed return to the ship. Shore excursion staff did not reply to my letter of complaint. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International