Snorkel with Sea Turtles - The Best way to spend a day in Curacao!

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Private Tour Snorkelling with Sea Turtles

From $85.00

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


Suit up and snorkel alongside sea turtles on this half-day guided tour in Curaçao. Experience these creatures up close in the waters at Playa Grandi, or simply relax on the beach and watch the turtles swim from the pier. Then, head to the Flamingo Sanctuary, where you can see the pink birds in their natural habitat.
  • Experience the wildlife of the island in their natural habitats
  • Get the opportunity to snorkel alongside sea turtles in Curaçao
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon departure time
  • Hotel and cruise port pickup and drop-off is provided

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Friendly Local Guide accompanying you along the trip
  • Usage of Snorkling masks
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel or Cruise Pick up / drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

For cruise guests: Meeting point will be at 8:45AM or 1:45PM at the "Online reservations" tent inside the cruise terminal. Guides will have a sign with "Samurai Curacao Snorkeling with turtles" Guides Uniform is Red. For Hotel Guests: Samurai Curacao will contact you to indicate the pick up time. Pick up time will very between 45 to 10Min before start off tour. Meeting point will be at your hotel lobby. Guides Uniform is Red.

What To Expect

Playa Piskado/Playa Grandi

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Flamingo Sanctuary Sint Willibrordus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 175 travelers

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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128 reviews
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Lovely people and nature
Sarah_S, Oct 2023
Our guide and driver made our experience fantastic! Born in Curacao, they taught us about music, culture, and history on the bus between our wildlife excursions. The turtle swimming was great, though a bit crowded. I would recommend the morning. The salt flat walk to see the flamingos honestly felt more special. It was gorgeous and quiet, very unique. We loved our experience!
Wonderful tour
Dana_W, Oct 2023
Noni was a great tour guide Glenn was a great driver we had the best time snorkeling with the turtles shopping and seeing the flamingos. Love Curaçao !!
Best excursion ever. 😊
Wendy_H, Sep 2023
The guys were great. Rudy , Cliff, and Jacks Twin. Lol. I wish I took a picture of him. We had so much fun with them and the turtles. It was a delight to learn of your beautiful country. Also we did see the flamingos from a distant. Best tour ever. Thanks again. Wendy and Gabby 💕
Excellent tour
Laurie_P, Sep 2023
Guide was pleasant, personable, and very knowledgeable about the sea turtles, the island, and spent the time in getting to know us to insure our expectations were met.
One SHELL of an Experience!
Shaun_K, Aug 2023
It was very special to have two amazing tour guides all to ourselves for the duration of the experience. They were so kind, so experienced, and genuinely got to know us during the 40 minute drive. They were also very honest with us and let us know what to expect when we got there - he honestly told us that it is where a lot of fishermen work and gut and scale their fish for sale and therefore it would smell like fish, he was right; he told us that we would be experiencing a fisherman there who spoke to the turtles but would yell at guests who would try to touch the turtles, but that he has a good heart and doesn't know how to communicate with people in a calm manner but he's harmless, again he was right; he told us that the fishermen there would allow pictures but the respectful thing to do before taking the pictures would be to ask them, again he was right. The experience was wonderful and the water was so clear. We expected there to be a lot more turtles, but the turtles that we did see definitely swam right near us and were unafraid. It was a magical experience. The only thing that was a little "off" about the experience was that there was no real guidance on how to snorkel or where the best place to enter and see things would be. We kind of just were given the supplies and were told "okay go for it." NOT a bad thing, but something to be aware of if you have never snorkeled before. The guides also told us that we could safely leave our stuff on the bus instead of paying for a locker. We definitely felt the safety in that and took them up on their offer. It was definitely safe to do this! We went and drove by the flamingos but it was a downpour rain when we finally got around that part of the island (yes, different parts of the island could be pouring while others are bone dry). They explained that they would normally take us out to see the flamingos but wouldn't be able to with the way the weather was. Still a nice view! All in all, we were very happy with this experience and would recommend it to ANYONE who is on the island!
Fun swimming with turtles
Denean_P, Aug 2023
We had a great time. The bus ride is about 40 minutes, but the guide was knowledgeable and provided some sightseeing along the way. I wish there had not been so many people at the snorkel location. A local guy was there feeding the turtles and they are trained to come to that area. We were able to get out away from all the people and enjoyed it. We did see several turtles❤️
Swimming with the turtles
Marisol_E, Aug 2023
Nani and Glenn were great guides, we got on a nice air conditioned bus which took us to the location where we swam with the turtles we stayed for an hour and then they took us to see the Flamingos which was great. They had snorkel gear and gave us water on the trip. I highly recommend this tour if you have 3-4 hours.
Amazing day with the turtles
Arianna_C, Aug 2023
Amazing guide, a local to Curaçao, so he was very knowledgeable about the history of the island, and had his own experiences with locations and wildlife stories. He was also very knowledgeable of the animals we were interacting with. Experiencing the turtles so close was a one in a lifetime opportunity. Overall it was an unforgettable day!
Amazing excursion
cleshetz, Aug 2023
Water was crystal clear and watching the turtles in their natural habitat was amazing! Highly recommend as a must see for anyone visiting curaçao.
Highly recommend. Very cool
Danielle_G, Jul 2023
The tour guides made me feel very comfortable and they were extremely personable. Highly recommend! The transportation is a really convenient aspect to the tour. The only downside we’re the flamingoes we’re far away and we were unable to get close to them but that wasn’t the tour guide’s fault it’s just because of where they were.
great tour
Marisa_C, Jul 2023
we had a great experience sandy was are tour guide he was amazing loved his energy and so friendly. love to see the turtles so close to you. a must do when visiting the island. we do again when we go back can't wait.
Turtle snorkeling in Curacao
Carrie_R, Jul 2023
There were a bunch of turtles and all were used to people. They swam all around us. There were way too many people all snorkeling in a very small area pushing us and my kids around to get closer and take pictures of the turtles. The tour also stated it was 4 hours but we were back in 3. It would have been a 5 star if they controlled the amount of people in at a time and used that extra hour to relax on the beach when we were done.
OMG this was a great...
Tiffany_W, Jul 2023
OMG this was a great experience! Tour guy was great and knowable about the Island and the history. Only didn't get five stars is because I didn't like the flamingo part of the tour it was pointless.
A great value!
Rachael_H, Jul 2023
Such a great experience! It was more affordable than other companies, but just as good a time. There’s a man who helped you get turtles to float on your belly if you wanted. On the trip there and back, Rudy was hilarious but also gave us some really great information about Curaçao. Défini worth the money!
Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!
Chad_A, Jul 2023
I have over 20 minutes of underwater video of over 20 sea turtles. I wouldn’t have been able to see that without the help of Rudy our guide. He was friendly funny and very knowledgeable about the island. I recommend this excursion to everyone capable of swimming
Great experience!
Jennifer_H, Jul 2023
What an amazing experience. I would recommend bringing your own googles if you have them (there are fine but if you want a tight fit and don't want to use a borrowed snorkel, you will want your own). There's a guy that will get the turtles to go right in your belly for $5...he is super nice and helps the overall experience!
Great tour!!
Shana_K, Jun 2023
Make sure you take the morning tour so there are a bunch of turtles. It was definitely one of my favorite excursions.
Lots of turtles clear water
KarenHarner, Jun 2023
Rosalie was very knowledgeable about the area. She was very friendly and engaged the whole group. Turtles were plentiful, unfortunately so were all the people. Crowded area and lots of steps to get to the beach. Chairs were in limited supply
Jennifer_M, Jun 2023
Awesome experience, saw so many sea turtles and tour guide was great!! Ride did not seem as long with the tour guide telling us about the island and its history.
A Curacao must-do
Elle_C, Jun 2023
Our bus driver and tourguide were friendly, entertaining, and took great care for our safety and security. Wonderful to see the turtles in their natural habitat up close!

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