Sea Excursions

Many sailboats, motorboats, and catamarans offer sunset cruises and daylong snorkeling and picnic trips to Klein Curaçao, the uninhabited island between Curaçao and Bonaire, and other destinations.

Bounty Adventures. Two custom-built, high-speed catamarans and a luxury motor yacht take guests for snorkel sails, sunset trips, day trips to Klein Curaçao, and deep-sea fishing adventures that include an open bar and barbecue lunch. Charters also available. Jan Thiel Beach, 5999/767–9998;

Insulinde. The majestic 120-foot Dutch sailing ketch is very popular for weddings and special event charters but also offers many snorkeling/swimming/scenic-tour combos and romantic sunset sails. They also now offer three-day trips to neighboring island Bonaire. Handelskade z/n, 5999/560–1340;

Mermaid. The Mermaid is a 66-foot motor yacht that carries up to 60 people to deserted island Klein Curaçao four times a week. A buffet lunch, beer, and soft drinks are provided at the boat's exclusive beach house, they are the only tour operator that goes there with their own picnic tables, shade huts, and facilities. 5999/560–1530;

Miss Ann. With a fleet of three motor yachts—one specifically equipped for deep-sea fishing—this marine tour operator specializes day-tripping to spots like deserted island Klein Curaçao with snorkeling or diving for up to 54 people. Special parties and private rentals are on offer. Kayaking trips also an option. Spanish Waters, 232A Jan Sofat, 5999/767–1579;

Seaworld Explorer. A semi-submersible sub run by Atlantis Adventures takes you down under the waves without getting wet to view colorful marine life. Informative narrative while you go helps you understand what you are seeing, and a diver tags alongside to feed the fish to ensure you see lots on your journey. Tour is approximately one hour. Hilton Curaçao Hotel, Piscadera Bay, 5999/461–0011; $39.