Ocean Encounters

Snorkeling Boat Trips in Curacao

Are you searching for the best snorkeling boat trips, tours or even a private charter while vacationing in Curacao?

Then board one of Ocean Encounters’ large comfortable boats to enjoy our islands beauty and discover the incredible possibilities for snorkeling or scuba diving at famous sites like the iconic Curacao Tugboat Boat or even a private trip to the deserted paradise of Klein Curacao!

Whether you are looking for a customized private charter or one of our regularly scheduled afternoon snorkeling tours, Ocean Encounters is ready to ensure you have the best experience possible while on vacation in Curacao.

Afternoon Snorkeling Boat Trips

Join us on our daily afternoon snorkel trip to experience some of the best snorkeling the island has to offer during this family friendly 2 hour excursion. Whether we visit the famous Tugboat or Director’s bay, you won’t be disappointed.

The Famous Curacao Tugboat

Located in just 5 meters (15ft) of water, this famous Curacao tugboat was wrecked just a few yards offshore in a protected bay of Caracasbaai. This site is perfect for divers as well as snorkelers.

Director’s Bay

Director’s Bay is an historic Curacao landmark and it is located between the famous Tugboat wreck and Small Wall. Starting in the early 1900’s until departing in 1985, it was a private beach exclusively used by the Directors of the Royal Dutch Shell Group and the Dutch Royal family.

Now, the beach and surroundings are for public use.  Perfectly suited for divers, snorkelers and beach goers looking to relax, this site includes an old decaying surge protection fence (or what locals say, a shark fence) which is now encrusted in many beautiful corals and sponges. 

Quick Curacao Snorkeling Tip

The most important tip that we can offer is to ensure you have a high quality mask and snorkel set that includes a properly fitted pair of fins (not flippers – those you can find on Dolphins!) that work well for you. Why? Essentially you want to enjoy yourself, right? No one likes a leaking or a foggy mask. No one wants jaw fatigue or poor fitting fins that are too tight or worse – fall right off. Right?

A high quality snorkel set that properly fits your face, your mouth and your feet will enhance your overall snorkeling and diving experience in Curacao so you can breathe comfortably without worry.

Where can you be properly fitted a mask and snorkel set? 

You can visit your local dive or watersports store before you leave home or better yet, visit our dive shop at LionsDive Beach Resort or Sunscape Curaçao Resort where our professional dive team can assist you with advice, options and most importantly, local knowledge of how to find the best snorkeling sites in Curaçao!  

Private Boat Trips in Curacao

The ultimate way to spend your day while on a vacation in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean!

If you prefer a much more intimate experience for you, your family or your friends, Ocean Encounters has private boat charters available daily.

Ocean Encounters can customize half day or full day trips that can  include snorkeling and diving Curacao’s best sites such as the famous Curacao Tugboat or the deserted Caribbean island of Klein Curacao.

Complete with your own crew, snacks, a BBQ lunch for the Klein Curaçao Trip plus an open bar – these private charters allow you the freedom to see Curaçao on your own terms. 

Contact us today to start planning your Curacao vacation! 

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