Discover Curacao’s Underwater Treasures: An Afternoon Snorkel Trip with Ocean Encounters


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Curacao, with its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life, is a snorkeler’s paradise. If you’re planning a trip to this Caribbean gem, one of the must-do activities is an afternoon snorkel trip with Ocean Encounters. This exciting adventure takes you to some of the best snorkeling sites on the island, including the famous Tugboat Wreck and the historic Director’s Bay., your go-to source for all things Curacao, brings you the ultimate guide to this unforgettable experience.

Why Choose an Afternoon Snorkel Trip?

Perfect for All Experience Levels

Whether you’re a seasoned snorkeler or trying it for the first time, Ocean Encounters caters to all skill levels. The trips are designed to be family-friendly, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the beauty of Curacao’s underwater world.

Scenic Coastal Boat Ride

In addition to snorkeling, the trip includes a scenic boat ride along Curacao’s stunning coastline. This is a great way to see the island from a different perspective and capture some breathtaking photos.

Convenient Pick-Up Locations

The boat departs from LionsDive Beach Resort and Sunscape Curacao Resort, making it easy for guests staying at these popular resorts to join the trip. Just be sure to arrive 15 minutes before departure to ensure a smooth start to your adventure.

Explore the Best Snorkeling Sites in Curacao

Tugboat Wreck

Just 20 minutes from the marina lies the famous Tugboat Wreck. This shallow site is perfect for snorkelers and is home to a variety of colorful Caribbean fish. The wreck itself is a fascinating sight, covered in corals and sponges, attracting diverse marine life.

Director’s Bay

Around the corner from the Tugboat is Director’s Bay. Once a private beach for the director of the Royal Dutch Shell company, it now offers a stunning snorkeling experience. With its large plateau of beautiful shallows and a deep wall for divers, it’s a site that promises adventure and beauty.

What’s Included in the Afternoon Snorkel Trip?

Snorkel Gear

No need to worry about bringing your own equipment. Ocean Encounters provides all the necessary snorkel gear, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Optional Dive for Certified Divers

If you’re a certified diver, you can add a dive to your snorkeling trip. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the deeper parts of these sites. Please note that dive equipment is not included, so bring your own or arrange to rent some.

FAQs About the Afternoon Snorkel Trip

Can I join without a scuba diving certification?

Absolutely! The afternoon snorkel trips are designed for everyone, regardless of diving certification. However, if you’re interested in trying scuba diving, consider the Discover Scuba Diving experience offered by Ocean Encounters.

How long is the boat ride?

The boat ride to the snorkeling sites is approximately 20 minutes, providing a perfect balance of time spent on the water and exploring underwater.

Is there shade on the boat?

Yes, the boat is equipped with shaded areas to ensure you stay comfortable during the trip.

Plan Your Snorkeling Adventure with

For more information and to book your afternoon snorkel trip with Ocean Encounters, visit Our website offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information for tourists visiting Curacao. From snorkeling and diving to exploring the island’s cultural and natural attractions, is your ultimate travel guide to this beautiful Caribbean destination.

Don’t miss out on the chance to discover Curacao’s underwater wonders. Book your afternoon snorkel trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

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