Curacao Cave Tour Excursion Reviews

Explore the Hato Caves -- the deepest and longest cave formation in Curacao -- home to beautiful limestone decor, waterfalls and the famous Madonna Statue.
If you have been to other caves, you may find this excursion underwhelming.
If you have been to other caves, you may find this excursion underwhelming. The city tour was a bit more interesting. We were under time constraints on this island because NCL shortened our hours to 6am - Noon. There were very few ... Read More
If you have been to other caves, you may find this excursion underwhelming. The city tour was a bit more interesting. We were under time constraints on this island because NCL shortened our hours to 6am - Noon. There were very few excursions from which to choose. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Would have liked more time.
Would have liked more time. The Hato Cave was interesting and the City Tour was beautiful, but it would have been nice to shop.
Would have liked more time. The Hato Cave was interesting and the City Tour was beautiful, but it would have been nice to shop. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was also our second visit and we used the ship excursion to the Hato Caves, which were ...
This was also our second visit and we used the ship excursion to the Hato Caves, which were fascinating because they were at a higher elevation and were quite warm. From there we toured the historic town of Willemstad after which we were ... Read More
This was also our second visit and we used the ship excursion to the Hato Caves, which were fascinating because they were at a higher elevation and were quite warm. From there we toured the historic town of Willemstad after which we were free to wander and then walk across the floating bridge back to the port area. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Cave was not worth seeing and overcrowded with too large tour group.
Cave was not worth seeing and overcrowded with too large tour group. The walking tour afterward was much better but too short.
Cave was not worth seeing and overcrowded with too large tour group. The walking tour afterward was much better but too short. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
After the cave ,we headed back into town and continue with the walking tour.
After the cave ,we headed back into town and continue with the walking tour. I really enjoyed Willemstad and our tour guide lady, Jacqueline and the people there is so nice and pleasant. I'm sure planning to go back to Curacao again.
After the cave ,we headed back into town and continue with the walking tour. I really enjoyed Willemstad and our tour guide lady, Jacqueline and the people there is so nice and pleasant. I'm sure planning to go back to Curacao again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fabulous tour.
Fabulous tour. hato cave is beautiful and interesting. Hot in there but no smell cool wildlife. Recommend
Fabulous tour. hato cave is beautiful and interesting. Hot in there but no smell cool wildlife. Recommend Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The caves were really cool.
The caves were really cool. After that, there was a city tour and that was just okay. We left a bit early actually.
The caves were really cool. After that, there was a city tour and that was just okay. We left a bit early actually. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was told it would be 20 bucks and they charged us 30.
Was told it would be 20 bucks and they charged us 30. So that was a negative. All in all this tour was good. Took a little longer than it should have.
Was told it would be 20 bucks and they charged us 30. So that was a negative. All in all this tour was good. Took a little longer than it should have. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The cave tour was completely cool.
The cave tour was completely cool. There are no words to explain the beauty within the cave. It was fantastic!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable.
The cave tour was completely cool. There are no words to explain the beauty within the cave. It was fantastic!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good tour, caves were not great
Good tour, caves were not great
Good tour, caves were not great Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to the Hato caves which had an interesting history and then we did a walking tour of the ...
We went to the Hato caves which had an interesting history and then we did a walking tour of the city. She gave the history of the buildings and the city
We went to the Hato caves which had an interesting history and then we did a walking tour of the city. She gave the history of the buildings and the city Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyed the cave tour.
Enjoyed the cave tour.
Enjoyed the cave tour. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The caves were interesting but they fail to mention that there are 49 steps in and 49 steps out - ...
The caves were interesting but they fail to mention that there are 49 steps in and 49 steps out - and many more steps inside. This excursion was listed as a 3 but I found it manageable even walking with a cane. I wish the groups had been ... Read More
The caves were interesting but they fail to mention that there are 49 steps in and 49 steps out - and many more steps inside. This excursion was listed as a 3 but I found it manageable even walking with a cane. I wish the groups had been smaller as you couldn't hear the guide as we were in small corridors. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Hato caves.
Hato caves. A great area and great views. Caves fairly large.
Hato caves. A great area and great views. Caves fairly large. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
City and cave tour.
City and cave tour. Be prepared for walking city tour walking fast and far. Was great though saw lots of the city and was even lucky enough to be on floating bridge when it opened. Caves were good but typical of most caves.
City and cave tour. Be prepared for walking city tour walking fast and far. Was great though saw lots of the city and was even lucky enough to be on floating bridge when it opened. Caves were good but typical of most caves. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour....lots of climbing steps, but very good.
Great tour....lots of climbing steps, but very good.
Great tour....lots of climbing steps, but very good. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very interesting Got to see a lot of island on our way to Hato Caves Steepish climb so be prepared ...
Very interesting Got to see a lot of island on our way to Hato Caves Steepish climb so be prepared (they dont rush you so you can do it) Good day
Very interesting Got to see a lot of island on our way to Hato Caves Steepish climb so be prepared (they dont rush you so you can do it) Good day Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Informative city tour, I wish I remembered the woman’s name.
Informative city tour, I wish I remembered the woman’s name. Very knowledgeable. The cave tour operator was also great!
Informative city tour, I wish I remembered the woman’s name. Very knowledgeable. The cave tour operator was also great! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the caves and beach day.
This was the caves and beach day. I was assuming that the caves would be in water like if you were going to cave tubing like we have done in the leaves. But it was not. Lots of climbing so if you are and not steady on your feet or ... Read More
This was the caves and beach day. I was assuming that the caves would be in water like if you were going to cave tubing like we have done in the leaves. But it was not. Lots of climbing so if you are and not steady on your feet or can't handle all of the steps or stairs this excursion is not for you. We also went to Nice beach nice and clear turquoise water. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The caves were so interesting.
The caves were so interesting. Caves are up not down, so it was very hot. The bats in the cave were certainly a surprise.
The caves were so interesting. Caves are up not down, so it was very hot. The bats in the cave were certainly a surprise. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The worst experience for me was on the first day of port visits in Curacao.
The worst experience for me was on the first day of port visits in Curacao. We had booked the Hato Cave Tour which left at about Noon. The first stop at the cave nearly resulted in me needing a paramedic. There were over 50 very steep ... Read More
The worst experience for me was on the first day of port visits in Curacao. We had booked the Hato Cave Tour which left at about Noon. The first stop at the cave nearly resulted in me needing a paramedic. There were over 50 very steep steps UP to a cave, which necessitated me to sit midway on one step to allow me to catch my breath and continue on (about 10-15 minutes). Once in the cave, it was hot and not a "cooled cave" as you would expect. It did have quite a few fans on stands, but there was no place to sit unless you were cautious not to lean back and possibly fall into the cave about two stories down. I was close to having suffered a heat stroke and tried my best not to black out. I was thankful to a couple of ladies from California who stayed with me and subsequently helped me out of the cave. The tour guide seemed blind to my distress. Afterwards back on the bus, one of the ladies gave me a fruit to help my dehydration and give me some nourishment. Our tour was supposed to go back to the ship so we could have lunch but the cancelled that portion. We were provided with NO food, snacks, beverages for the entire time of the tour, with all the provisions that there are on the ship. The tour guide, Ursula, provided many facts that guests needed to correct her about. I did not get off the bus for the rest of the day in fear or heat exhaustion again. The guide rearranged the order of the tour, and we did not get back to the ship until 8:00PM. At that point, we were unable to make the 8:30PM dinner at the specialty restaurant. We were not dressed for it nor in a state of mind to enjoy it. Being diabetic and not having enough to drink or eat for that many hours was a serious issue. That tour really ruined the beginning of our ports of call and my attitude towards Princess. Our experience with Princess tours in Alaska was excellent, so this experience was a 180-degree difference. We reported the Curacao tour issue onboard the Caribbean Princess to their excursion desk, but they did not seem very caring. Also, I was not the only one to have difficulty with the Hato Cave climb or inside visit. It truly ruined my view of Princess tours. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Cave guide was very informative.
Cave guide was very informative. No pictures allowed in cave except one room due to bats in cave. Cave is above ground so very hot and humid inside. Tour last approx 45 mins inside cave. Must climb up 50 steps to enter cave and then ... Read More
Cave guide was very informative. No pictures allowed in cave except one room due to bats in cave. Cave is above ground so very hot and humid inside. Tour last approx 45 mins inside cave. Must climb up 50 steps to enter cave and then back down to exit. Interesting for first time but don't need to do again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another day of sightseeing.
Another day of sightseeing. Enjoyed seeing the island from a bus, as I was not impressd enough to tour it on my own.
Another day of sightseeing. Enjoyed seeing the island from a bus, as I was not impressd enough to tour it on my own. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lovely tour of the cave, guide was mindful of peoples ability to climb up the 45 steps.
Lovely tour of the cave, guide was mindful of peoples ability to climb up the 45 steps. well informed and friendly guide. Beautiful cave - worth visiting.
Lovely tour of the cave, guide was mindful of peoples ability to climb up the 45 steps. well informed and friendly guide. Beautiful cave - worth visiting. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very fun to walk through and see the stalactites and stalagmites.
Very fun to walk through and see the stalactites and stalagmites.
Very fun to walk through and see the stalactites and stalagmites. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises