Curacao Shore Excursions From Cruise Port
These Curacao shore excursions offer fun for everyone - from exploring a Unesco World Heritage city on a fun TukTuk to riding on an ostrich. Bargain for goods in a floating market and see beautiful colonial architecture. Ride the offroads in a Jeep to explore caves with ancient Indian rock drawings on the walls. Relax on a tropical beach with an exotic cocktail in hand. Then set off on a snorkeling adventure to discover stingrays, turtles and other stunning marine creatures. Finally, to get the adrenaline pumping, speed off on a jet ski into the sunset! Read on for the most exciting things to do in Curacao off a cruise ship!
Top Curacao Activities
Curacao TukTuk City Tour
Zoom around this Unesco World Heritage City in a comfortable little TukTuk on this great Curacao shore excursion. As you swap your cruise ship for a comfortable air-conditioned shuttle, head to your departure point where your knowledgeable guide and TukTuk awaits.
During this 1 hour excursion in a fun little open car, you will pass iconic spots such as Queen Emma Bridge, Queen Juliana Bridge and the Queen Wilhelmina Bridge. Then, head to the Floating Market where you will be able to pick up some local produce and trinkets and then see the colonial mansions in Scharloo. Next, visit the Cathedral of Pietermaai, the courthouse, Fort Amsterdam and the ancient Jewish Temple of Emanu-El. As you tour this beautiful city, admire the Spanish and Dutch blended colonial style architecture. This comprehensive tour of the city will keep you entertained and give you great insight into its history. Head back to your cruise ship to enjoy a tropical cocktail before departure.
Cultural Sunset Safari Tour
Spend 4 hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city with this adventure filled Curacao shore excursion. The tour departs from the cruise port in an offroad Jeep that takes a maximum of 10 people, ideal for a group of friends or a family. Get comfortable as you set off toward the north coast. Your first stop is a beach with magnificent views of ancient rock formations on the island, which you can climb to get a better view of the glistening Caribbean sea below. Then head to the caves lined with ancient Indian drawings depicting stories of their time. As you make your way back you will pass through the Savonet Plantation, the oldest plantation on the island and have the opportunity to take a tour of the Savonet Museum filled with historical objects. Catch the last glimpse of the sun as it sets behind the horizon, splashing orange and pink across the sky as you return to your cruise ship in time for a fine-dining dinner.
Playa Porto Mari Beach Break
Enhance your perfect Caribbean cruise with a day spent on a pristine tropical beach. With the 4 hour Curacao shore excursion to Playa Porto Mari Beach you will be able to spend your time, your way.
Depart your cruise ship at CuracaoÕs port and climb into a luxury air-conditioned vehicle which will take you to Playa Porto Mari just 30 minutes away. As your vehicle comes to a stop, jump straight onto the white soft sand and feel the warm sun on your skin. Walk down to the gentle crystal clear water lapping on the shoreline and dip your toes in. If you are feeling particularly active, why not rent some snorkelling or diving gear and discover the gorgeous reefs just past the shore. Alternatively, stretch out on a comfy beach chair and enjoy the sun. When you get a little too warm, cool down with a refreshing dip or enjoy an ice cold cocktail from the funky boat shaped bar behind you. This tour is a fabulous and easy way to get to the beach and spend quality time with family and friends.
Animal Encounter and Snorkel Tour
Ever wanted to get up close and personal with some of the most magnificent creatures of the deep? Well, here is your chance! With this 2 hour Curacao Shore Excursion you will have the pleasure of introducing yourself to stingrays, fish, turtles and even a shark at the Curacao Sea Aquarium.
Depart your ship and head over to Curacao Sea Aquarium where your adventure begins. Your knowledgeable guide will be there every step of the way to ensure your safety and the best possible experience. Once you are all set to go, plunge into the natural lagoon separated by a large glass partition, keeping those cheeky sea turtles and sometimes grumpy sharks at bay. Spend some time swimming among grouper, stingrays, turtles and a variety of tropical fish. Make friends with the magnificent sharks on the other side of the glass by feeding them through small holes in the glass. A truly amazing experience.
Animal lovers cannot miss this Curacao shore excursion! Spend the day floating in the Caribbean sea, discovering the incredible underwater Eden that lives right below you. On this Snorkel Adventure you will spend 2.5 hours spotting all types of magnificent indigenous sea creatures. Exit your cruise ship at the Curacao Port and make your way to Willemstad where you will board a boat and head out to sea. After 25 minutes of salty sea air filling your lungs and scenic views surrounding you, stop at the perfect snorkelling spot. Put on your mask and flippers and jump into the water. Look out for the yellowtail snapper and colourful parrotfish. Swim through schools of darting tropical fish that call the beautiful reefs around you home. Surface for a refreshing drink on board and learn some interesting facts about the reefs. After the swim you can explore the Sea Aquarium filled with fascinating exhibits and more exotic sea creatures.
Jet Ski or Aquaboat Snorkel Tour
If you have never ridden on a jet ski before, now is the time to try it! Spend an adrenaline pumping 2 hours zooming over crystal clear tropical waters on the Jet Ski or Aquaboat Snorkel Tour. From the cruise ship port head to the boat shop where you will meet your local guide. It's decision time! Choose between a high-powered Jet ski or an Aquaboat. Speed over the water turquoise waters passing coves, pristine beaches, mangroves and other small islands. Arrive at the lagoon known as Tafelberg and take a break on the beach. Take a dip in the water as you enjoy a refreshing swim or snorkel above a tugboat shipwreck filled with an array of marine life. It is quite common to spot marine life such as Morays, scorpion fish and lobsters, so donÕt forget your waterproof camera. As you head back to your exit point pass the manorial estate and Fort Beekenburg, built in the 18th century to protect the inner bay. This is a not-to-be-missed Curacao shore excursion.
Island Sightseeing Tour
Be swept away by this journey of discovery with this 6 hour Curacao shore excursion. Your experienced local guide will meet you at the cruise ship port and show you to your luxury vehicle.
Head off toward the east side of the island, home to sights such as the Queen Juliana Bridge, one of the highest bridges in the world standing 56 meters tall. Then, head to the iconic Blue Curacao Liquor Factory that was built in the 1800s. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and of course a Blue Curacao cocktail before setting off toward the west. Pass gorgeous coves, stunning beaches and quaint fishing villages before slowing to a stop at the Shete Boca National Park. The park is home to many walking trails, sea caves and isolated beaches. End the day by stopping to enjoy the views of the Jan Kok salt flats before heading back to the port with your camera filled with photographs. The perfect tour to experience the whole island in a relaxed way!
Ostrich Farm and Hato Caves Adventure
Did you know that the Ostrich is the worldÕs largest bird and can run up to 70 km per hour? Interested in finding out more facts about this flightless bird and have a chance to meet one face to face? Then this is the Curacao shore excursion for you! Depart your cruise ship and head over to a nearby hotel where you will be taken to a working ostrich farm. Climb into a safari Jeep and set off into their playground. Learn all about these amazing creatures and see how fast they run. If you are brave enough, you may even have the opportunity to ride one.
Next, continue your journey to the Hato Caves. These caves were created by the swells of the sea and are now known as historical monuments. Spend time exploring the caves and learning just how these magnificent pieces of natural wonder were born. 4 hours of pure amazement, ideal for the whole family.