Discover the Best Snorkel Sites with Ocean Encounters in Curaçao


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Are you ready for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure in Curaçao? Join Ocean Encounters for an afternoon snorkel trip by boat, where you’ll explore some of the island’s most stunning underwater sites, including the world-famous Tugboat Wreck and the historic Director’s Bay. Whether you’re a seasoned snorkeler or a family looking for a fun excursion, this trip offers an exciting combination of marine exploration and scenic coastal views.

Why Snorkel in Curaçao?

Curaçao, a gem in the southern Caribbean Sea and part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, is a dream destination for snorkeling enthusiasts. The island boasts over 60 snorkeling and diving locations, crystal-clear waters with visibility of over 30 meters, and a year-round water temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius. The calm waves and weak currents make it ideal for enjoying the vibrant marine life.

Afternoon Snorkel Trip Highlights

World-Famous Tugboat Wreck

Just 20 minutes from the marina, you’ll find the famous Tugboat Wreck. This site, located in shallow waters, is a haven for colorful Caribbean fish and diverse marine critters, making it a must-visit for snorkelers and divers alike.

Historic Director’s Bay

Around the corner from the Tugboat Wreck lies Director’s Bay. Once a private beach for the director of the Royal Dutch Shell company, this site is perfect for both divers and snorkelers. It features a large plateau with beautiful shallow areas and a deep wall for more experienced divers to explore.

What’s Included in the Snorkel Trip?

  • Snorkeling Gear: No need to worry about bringing your own equipment. Ocean Encounters provides all the necessary snorkeling gear.
  • Convenient Pick-Up Locations: The boat departs from the docks at LionsDive Beach Resort and Sunscape Curaçao Resort. Ensure you are ready 15 minutes before departure.
  • Certified Diver Option: Certified divers can opt to add a dive during the afternoon snorkeling trip (equipment not included).

Why Choose Ocean Encounters?

Ocean Encounters is known for providing exceptional snorkeling and diving experiences in Curaçao. Their afternoon snorkeling trips are perfect for individuals and families looking to explore the island’s underwater treasures. The knowledgeable guides ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time, making it an ideal activity for all experience levels.

Plan Your Snorkeling Adventure

Trip Details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure Days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons
  • Cost: From $60 per person

How to Book

To book your afternoon snorkel trip with Ocean Encounters, visit for the most comprehensive information on tourist activities in Curaçao. CuracaoTodo is your go-to source for planning the perfect vacation, offering insights and tips on the best activities and experiences the island has to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Join Without a Scuba Diving Certification?

Absolutely! The afternoon snorkeling trips are designed for everyone, regardless of whether you have a scuba diving certification.

Are the Tours Guided?

Yes, all snorkeling tours and dives with Ocean Encounters are guided to ensure safety and enhance your experience.

Is There Shade on the Boat?

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

What if I Want to Try Scuba Diving?

If you’ve always wanted to experience scuba diving, consider the Discover Scuba Diving experience offered by Ocean Encounters. This PADI or SSI introduction course is available at LionsDive Beach Resort or Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino. It’s a quick and easy way to explore the underwater world without needing prior scuba diving experience.


An afternoon snorkel trip with Ocean Encounters is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of Curaçao’s underwater world. Whether you’re exploring the Tugboat Wreck or Director’s Bay, you’ll be mesmerized by the vibrant marine life and stunning underwater landscapes. For more information and to book your adventure, visit, your ultimate guide to the best tourist activities in Curaçao.

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Discover the Best Snorkel Sites with Ocean Encounters in Curaçao
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