Guided Tours

Most tour operators have pickups at the major hotels and offer tours in several languages including English. Tour offerings have expanded beyond simple island tours in air-conditioned motor coaches to include themes such as beach-hopping, nightlife, culture, culinary, or history—some in combinations covering more than one theme.

Atlantis Adventures Trolley Tour. A novel way to explore the historic city of Willemstad is via the Trolley Train, which is as brightly colored in pastel hues as the Handelskade buildings. It begins and ends at Fort Amsterdam and winds through the neighborhoods of Punda, Scharloo, and Pietermaai with many points of local color and interest throughout. Punda, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao. 5999/461–0011;

Blue Skies Helicopters. Blue Skies is a first-rate helicopter operation that offers all kinds of exhilarating aerial tours and adventures—city tours, beach tours, nature tours, and a hop out to the small, deserted island Klein Curaçao among them. They offer Fly & Dine and Fly & Golf packages and airport transfers to top-end resorts. A new program is their Top Gun flight—for daredevils wishing to simulate the experience of secret military flight missions. They also offer island hops to Aruba and Bonaire. Motetwerf Wharf, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao. 5999/461–2088;

PeterTrips Curacao. Small and large air-conditioned buses transport visitors for full-day or half-day outings to beaches, natural wonders, historical sights, and points of interest like the Ostrich Farm or Landhuis Chobolobo for Curaçao liqueur tastings. Special group adventures are also possible. They offer pickup at most major hotels. 5999/465–2703; 5999/465–2703;

Touraçao Tourism Services. Fabulous attractions on Curaçao are secreted all around the island, so tours are highly recommended. Touraçao offers a wide range of choices from city tours and beach tours to off-road adventures and fun nights on the town. Their equipment is top-notch, and their guides are highly professional, multilingual, and well-informed. They can also customize private tours to your interests, and they specialize in VIP airport transfers, which means skipping the customs line so you have more time for fun in the sun! Fokkerweg 5D, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao. 5999/465–4611;

Yellow Tourism Solutions. Part of the Yellow Group company that offers a full range of tourism services on the island, this operator offers a wide range of tours by motor coach and boat that include many of Curaçao's best attractions and activities. Choose half- and full-day tours to beaches or historical sites, or horseback riding, diving, or snorkeling opportunities. Or discover the rugged interior by Yellow Jeep Safari that takes you throughout Christoffel National Park and its many hidden scenic wonders. Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao. 5999/462–6262;