Swimming with sea turtles incl. pictures. Award Winner 2023

Willemstad, Curaçao
Snorkeling with turtles
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From $84.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Whether you are in town on a cruise or for several days, this half-day excursion is a great way to spend time on the island. A local tour guide picks you up, then takes you to a beach visited by sea turtles and other marine life. Slip on snorkeling gear, dive into the water, and check out the sea life. Photos of the activity are emailed after the tour.
  • Half-day snorkeling tour
  • Swim with sea turtles and other marine life
  • Free photos emailed after the tour
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Free pictures from the sea turtles ( GoPro 11 )
  • Soda/Pop
  • Snorkel gear
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Be there 5-10 minutes before Tour start.

What To Expect

Playa Piskado/Playa Grandi (Pass By)

Flamingo Sanctuary Sint Willibrordus (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Curacao Dreams Travel & Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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185 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Fun in the sun
Bretton_B, Sep 2023
The driver and Patrick were great and the sea turtles were amazing. A great way to spend half of the day while you're in Curacao exploring the island and also learning about its history.
Would recommend
Craig_W, Sep 2023
Wonderful tour with patrick and sexy eddie . Had a blast with the sea turtles and the guides were very informative ! 100 percent recommend .
Joshua_B, Sep 2023
This trip was amazing. We were picked up from our hotel at the exact time we were told. Patricia was our host and told us interesting facts about Curacao. We were able to see wild flamingos. She also stopped to get each group a coconut to drink. We swam with the turtles at Playa Piscado. The experience was really fun and we had over an hour there. We then went to Grote Knip to snorkel for 1.5 hours. This was the prettiest beach I have been to. Overall the experience was exactly what we wanted and we would do this again.
Good times under the sea
Renee_M, Sep 2023
My mother and I had a great time swimming with the sea turtles and visiting the second beach on the tour. Patrick and Eddy were both very welcoming.
Best Swimming with Turtles Experience Ever!
Samantha_K, Aug 2023
My wife and I went on this excursion with only the expectation to swim with sea turtles, and we were blown away by everything! The sea turtle experience was out of this world, and more incredible than either of us could’ve imagined. We then stopped at the most beautiful beach either of us have ever seen to swim for an hour, before hopping back on the bus to see the flamingo lake. Patrick was an amazing tour guide and extremely knowledgeable about the island’s history, which was fascinating to learn about. The bus had air conditioning which was definitely needed. Our total trip time was about 7 hours (9am-4pm), as our resort was a bit further than everyone else’s - so we were first picked up and last dropped off. We would recommend this experience to everyone - we wish we could give more than 5 stars.
Amazing excursion
Rachel_K, Aug 2023
Amazing experience!! We weren’t expecting such a full day - we saw flamingos, heard lots of the history of Curaçao, and went to one of the best beaches in the Caribbean! But obviously the turtles were the highlight. After a few uneventful minutes, we were surrounded by a group of sea turtles. You could barely move without touching one! It was gorgeous and the photos will be cherished for years to come. Patrick and Sexy Eddy were fun and knowledgeable. Thank you for a fantastic outing!
Must-do experience
Nicholas_B, Aug 2023
Must-do experience in Curacao, swimming with the turtles is incredible. Our guide did an incredible job snapping photos and videos of our group, which he shared will all of us afterwards. Really great time!
Patrick is a great tour guide
Jhonatas_R, Jul 2023
It was by far the best experience ever. We went to the beach and swam with turtles then they brought us to the bluest beach water that I have ever seen.
Re-confirm booking as they will cancel for no reason
Diane_S, Jul 2023
I really was looking forward to doing this excursion. It was the only one I booked in Curacao and I didn't think I needed to reconfirm as I had already heard from the tour operator. We waited for over 20 minutes past our pick up time to call and when I spoke to the Owner and she said it was cancelled for non-payment even though I did pay had receipts. I contact Viator who said it was confirmed on their end as well. I just felt disappointed that I couldn't go because the tour company said that they were already out to sea when I asked if we could take a taxi there. She did later contact me (hours later) to meet her by taxi but by then I had already booked another excursion as we were leaving the next morning to go back home.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your review, we are sorry from the bottom of our hearts. Note: we always remind the pick up time 1 day before the tour, who does not receive a text should contact us. In this case we got a cancellation message from Viator, sometimes they cancel at short notice if there are problems with the credit card. Since Patrick and I were already on tour, the communication took longer. That's why I had recommended you the other tour operator and Patrick had called you an hour later and offered to pay the cab...sorry again.
Swimming with Sea Turtles
Ayomikun_O, Jul 2023
Patrick and the driver were extremely informative and basically taught us a lot about the history and why things are the way they are on this island. Deeply appreciative of them!
Swam with so many turtles!
Cassidy_R, Jul 2023
The ride to the beach was nice. We got to learn more about the history of the island. At the beach we got to swim off the shore a bit that way it was less crowded as we got to swim with about 6-8 different sea turtles. They weren’t afraid and would swim so close to us. After we got to spend about 1 hour at another beautiful beach.
Don’t miss the turtles!
Danielle_L, Jul 2023
Patrick and Sexy Eddy were so informative and accommodating! The turtles were incredible and Patrick took fabulous photos that he shared with us immediately.
Epic turtle experience!
Cara_N, Jul 2023
Epic experience! This was one of the best travel excursions I’ve ever taken. Patrick and Sexy Eddie are excellent tour guides and provided tons of interesting history on the way there. But the best part is the turtles!!! You are up close to many beautiful sea turtles, so close you can make eye contact and might even get bumped by a fin. They are beautiful creatures and getting to swim this close is such a gift. Plus, incredible pictures are taken in the water and shared on the drive home. Do not wait! Book this excursion!
History and play in one trip
Nalpak_1, Jul 2023
Patrick and sexy eddie gave a facinating account of the island history with humor and accuracy which gave the experience depth and meaning.
Best excursion we've ever done!
Bryanna_F, Jun 2023
I cannot express how much we loved this! Sexy Eddy was our driver and Patrick was our tour guide. They were easy to find, very knowledgeable about the island and gave us a great Curacao histroy lesson. Patrick also gave us tons of reasons to go back for longer. We stopped at a gorgeous beach area and swam and watched people cliff dive. We then went to Playa Piskado where we snorkled with Patrick while he took tons of pictures and videos of us and the sea turtles. This experience hands down made our entire cruise. Now we are planning on going back to Curacao for more than the day.
Must-Do Excursion!
Chelsea_W, Jun 2023
Patrick and Sexy Eddie made this excursion incredible! So much valuable island history was provided during the trip by the two, contributing to a wholesome experience. Patrick took tons of great photos, capturing all of the fun! The trip wrapped up with a stop at the stunning Knip beach for some extra relaxation. A must-do experience all around!
An excellent, recommended tour with a few tweaks would be a perfect day out!
Jennifer_J, Jun 2023
Patrick the tour guide and Mr. Sexy the bus driver were right on time for pickup. Welcoming and high spirited, they both had an excellent knowledge of Curacao and its history. This is not only a swimming with turtles trip, but a trip that highlights flamingos and the history and geography of the island. Ice cold soft drinks and water are provided, as is the fish bait to draw in the turtles and fish you will swim with AND the snorkeling gear for the whole trip. You visit 2 beach areas on the trip. The first is with the turtles. An amazing experience. They swim all around you, there were at least 10 at one time. Stay with your guide who is chumming the water and your experience will be brilliant. Don’t touch the turtles, if they bump into you, that’s ok! The guide also takes underwater photos of you and the turtles and Will airdrop them to your iPhones on the way home! Make sure your phone has free space! The second stop is at another beach where you get to swim and snorkel for an hour. The trip was mostly positives, and highly recommended!! The very few negatives: 1. The stairs up to the private balcony at the turtle area was very sketchy to the point of being a danger hazard, and really needs to be rebuilt /addressed 2. Matting needs to be laid down at the swim point entrance as you cant use shoes and the rocks really hurt your feet. 3. Would be nice if they provided towels, as they are bulky and tough to carry. 4. The fisherman begging for tips when he has absolutely nothing to do with the tour needs to stop. He makes the turtle area tour awkward.
Recommend this excursion
Brandon_L, Jun 2023
Excellent guide and tour a lot of interesting facts along the way. My family had a great experience.
Sea turtle adventure
Ashlee_M, May 2023
This experience was awesome! From the tour guides, to the flamingoes, to the turtles, and ending with a BEAUTIFUL beach!!
dougscin1, May 2023
We have done many excursions in the Caribbean and this was by far the absolute best experience we have ever had. Patrick is the tour guide and he was amazing. He is very knowledgeable about the beautiful island of curaçao. I have some mobility issues and thought I would not be able to swim with the turtles and then I found this excursion. There was no snorkel boat to have to get in and out of. You simply walk into the water. It’s quite rocky to get in the water but it is fine when you get past that. Patrick took pictures of everyone on the tour with the turtles! He is like the “turtle whisperer!” He was able to send them to us on our phones. We went to kanepa beach, which is beautiful and the curaçao factory. When we are back in curaçao we will absolutely do this again! We have told everyone about this fantastic experience!

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