THE KLEIN CURACAO SPECIALIST
Caribbean Tours is the Klein Curacao specialist and offers you a complete overview below of all boats. Compare the prices, the several day trips, book and pay easily with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Caribbean Tours is affiliated with "Thuiswinkel Certification", the Dutch reliability certificate for webshops. Our customers rate is a 9.6 and no less than 98% of our customers recommend us.
THE KLEIN CURACAO SPECIALIST
Caribbean Tours is the Klein Curacao specialist and offers you a complete overview below of all boats. Compare the prices, the several day trips, book and pay easily with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Caribbean Tours is affiliated with "Thuiswinkel Certification", the Dutch reliability certificate for webshops. Our customers rate onze klantenservice met een 9.6 en maar liefst 98% van onze klanten beveelt ons aan.
Luxury motor yacht | All inclusive | Own Beach-house and facilities on the island
Sail on the luxury superyacht the Serendipity in just one hour to the uninhabited island of Klein Curacao with a pearly white beach and azure blue sea. Relax and enjoy the beach house of Miss Ann Boattrips which is fully equipped; plenty of shade, beach beds, tables, toilets and a freshwater shower.
This all-inclusive Klein Curacao Boat Trip includes a breakfast and during lunch you can enjoy an extensive BBQ with meat fresh from the grill, salads, fruit and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. The boat departs Santa Barbara Beach at 7:30 AM and returns around 5:30 PM.
Price adult € 120,- | Price child (4-11 years) € 60,- | Baby free (0-3 years)
Pay 20% deposit at booking. Remainder on the day of departure directly to the tour operator
Hotel transfer € 12,- per person.
Beautiful Catamaran | All inclusive | Includes BBQ Buffet and Open Bar
Sail to Klein Curacao with the Apache or Black & White Catamaran from Bluefinn Charters. With a length of almost 25 meters, these Catamarans are the largest on Curacao. The journey to Klein Curacao takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. From afar you can see the sun-drenched bounty island and the old iconic pink lighthouse. Upon arrival at Klein Curacao, the crystal clear water is perfectly calm for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
Around noon the crew is ready to serve an extensive BBQ buffet with 4 types of meat from the grill (tasty smoked baby spare ribs, BBQ sausage, drumsticks and hanging tender), homemade fresh pasta pesto salad and kidney bean salad, bread and homemade Dutch peanut sauce! Enjoy drinks from the premium open bar: beer, wine, rum, vodka, whiskey, juices, soft drinks or water. As much as you want. The Catamarans depart from Zanzibar on Jan Thiel at 8:00 AM and return around 5:30 PM.
Price Adult € 110,- | Price Child (4-12 years) € 55,- | Baby free (0-3 years)
When booking only a small deposit of 20%. Remainder to be paid no later than 72 hours before departure by means of a payment link.
Hotel transfer € 15,- per person.
Mini Catamaran | All inclusive | Small-scale with max. 25 people on board
This is the perfect Klein Curacao day trip if small scale appeals to you. With a group of up to 25 people on board you travel comfortably and relaxed to Klein Curacao on a beautiful mini Catamaran. This Klein Curacao day trip takes you to Klein Curacao in about 1.5 hours.
Once you arrive at Klein Curaçao, you can visit the historic lighthouse, see the old rusted shipwreck and of course snorkel with sea turtles. Around 12:30 you are expected back on the Topcat boat for a BBQ lunch incl. fruit and salads. And with Open Bar (besides water, juice and soft drinks also beer, wine, rum and vodka) it is also well catered for in terms of drinks. There are plenty of shady spots and beach beds on the beach and you can use 'floaties' to float in the water. The boat departs from the restaurant at the Caracas Bay roundabout at 7:45 AM and returns around 5:00 PM.
Price Adult € 107,- | Price Child (4-12 years) € 60,- | Baby free (0-4 years)
At reservation downpayment of 21% only. The remaining amount needs to be paid 72-hours before departure via a payment link.
Klein Curacao is a small, uninhabited, tropical bounty island with a pearly white beach, an azure blue sea, a spectacular reef and beautiful underwater world. This lovely island is located about 25 kilometers from Curaçao and is about 2 square kilometers in circumference. It is a must see when you are on vacation in Curaçao. The beach of this beautiful island is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The tropical uninhabited bounty island is known for its crystal clear water and snorkeling opportunities. The water is lovely and warm, crystal clear and you have visibility underwater up to 30 meters. The coral reef and fish are fantastic and your first encounter with a sea turtle is on the roll if you are lucky. It's almost magical when they pass you slowly swimming or when you see them calmly swimming to the surface to take a breath. Enjoy, watch, swim with them, make plenty of pictures and videos but never touch them!
It is not exactly known when the island was first discovered. Officially, the island was only put on the map in 1871 by John Godden, an English mining engineer. John Godden discovered that there was a lot of phosphate present on the island, left behind by all the birds that used Klein Curaçao as a breeding ground. Phosphate was at that time a very popular product and was used in Europe as an additive for cattle feed and fertilizer.
In fifteen years time, over ninety tons of phosphate were extracted and exported to Europe. The phosphate extraction changed the landscape of Klein Curacao and created a barren and empty uninhabited island. Thanks to a reforestation project by Carmabi, there is now some green to be discovered here and there.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the island was used by the West India Company as a quarantine island for slaves. Before the slaves were brought ashore to Curaçao, the sick slaves were placed in quarantine on Klein Curaçao. Those who did not survive were buried on the island.
Klein Curaçao, like Curacao, suffers little from hurricanes. Unfortunately, there have been a few hurricanes in history that have left their marks on the island. The first was the hurricane in 1877. This hurricane destroyed the first lighthouse of the island. It was then decided to build a new lighthouse - the one that still stands today - in the middle of the island.
The island, with its beautiful white beach, is a well-known nesting place for turtles. Every year, sea turtles born on Klein Curaçao return to their birth beach to continue their species. Here you have a real chance of seeing turtles swimming while snorkeling.
The number one thing to do is take a walk to the iconic pink lighthouse that stands in the middle of the island. The distance from the beach is perfectly walkable and a fun hike. You can enter the lighthouse but be careful. The Curaçao government has started renovating the lighthouse but it is still not 100% safe. The roof, stairs and second floor have been restored.
Because of the northeast wind and enormously strong currents that can occur around the island, the desire arose in the nineteenth century to build a lighthouse on the island. In 1849, the Prins Hendrik lighthouse was built on Klein Curacao. Although hurricanes are rare in this region, the lighthouse was completely destroyed during a hurricane in 1877. Because of its importance to shipping, the lighthouse was immediately rebuilt in 1877. After the Lighthouse was rebuilt again in 1913, the decay has started since then and the monumental ruin has emerged as we know it today. For the safety of shipping, the Klein Curaçao lighthouse was equipped with a LED beacon in 2008, which is powered by solar energy. These led lights blink twice every 15 seconds. In 2017, a start was made with the total renovation of the lighthouse.
Klein Curaçao is a flat island making it difficult to see from the bridge of a ship. This combined with the sometimes strong northeast wind and the very strong currents can make it very difficult for a captain to sail the ship past the island. Because of this, it is not surprising that it also went wrong a few times and as a result, the island has a few special sights that makes a walking around the island very enjoyable.
Because of the northeast wind and enormously strong currents that occur around the island, several ships have run ashore. The most famous is the oil tanker that ran aground in the 1980s, called the Maria Bianca Guidesman. The now rusty wreck has its final resting place on Klein Curaçao and is very slowly disappearing through the influence of the elements.
In 1934 another German freighter ran aground, the Magdalena. This gigantic ship was stuck for weeks but the rescue services finally managed to refloat the ship after digging it out by using a lot of manpower and several tugboats.
The most recent shipwreck is a French sailing yacht named 'Tchao' that ran ashore on April 1, 2007. On board the 'Tchao' were four people who were fortunately able to reach shore safely. Unfortunately the ship could not be saved because it had suffered too much damage. Therefore, it was left behind on Klein Curaçao. The shipwrecks are now a sight on the island and lend themselves perfectly as photogenic objects.