Shete Boka National Park And Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure In Curacao

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Overview

Experience the natural wonders of Shete Boka National Park and Playa Lagun on this full-day tour in Curacao. Cross desert plains in an open-air jeep, and explore rocky bluffs of the northern coastline. Observe sea turtles on the beach, and frigatebirds and hawks soaring above as you visit postcard-beautiful inlets, lounge in the warm waters of a blowhole (a natural spring in a crater), and then snorkel in the clear and shallow waters by laid-back Lagun Beach or another nearby beach.

Highlights

  • Snorkel gear included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Hotel pickup included

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After hotel pickup, climb aboard a large, open-air Jeep and zoom across the red-clay-colored mini-desert of Curacao with your guide. Pass plains of cacti and unruly shrubbery, and enter Shete Boka National Park, encompassing 6 miles (10 km) of rocky terrain along the island's northern coast.

Disembark to enter one of several caves located along this rugged landscape. Inside, learn about the geological history of these ancient rock formations. Follow your guide on foot across the rocky shoreline and stop at remote inlets, where you’ll capture great vistas of the surf pounding against cliffs formed by compressed masses of coral and limestone.

As your guide points out frigatebirds, herons and hawks swooping high above, note a salty taste in your mouth from the drops of ocean water suspended in the air. Then head to a nearby pocket beach where you might spot sea turtles crawling along, or perhaps find sand-covered pits where they laid their eggs at night.
Back in the Jeep, continue onto Supladó, a crater in a coral massif with an opening, from where warm ocean water shoots upward and out into the crater. Relax in the shallows of this natural hot tub and watch a show of wild fountains and rainbows arching over Supladó. Then enjoy a picnic lunch (provided), typically including various types of salads and bread.

End your tour at family-friendly Playa Lagun, a peaceful small cove with clear and shallow water near the shoreline, an ideal spot for snorkeling. Floating along in the gentle and warm current, observe plenty of tropical fish and sea turtles, and admire coral formations.

After your exploration of Curacao’s natural wonders, you’re taken back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Shete Boka National Park And Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure In Curacao

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Entrance fees
  • Water or lemonade
  • Picnic lunch
  • Snacks

Exclusions for Shete Boka National Park And Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure In Curacao

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum age is 6 years 

Children must be accompanied by an adult 

Not recommended for participants with back problems 

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions 

Not recommended for pregnant women 

A small amount of walking is involved 

It is recommended that you wear sneakers/closed shoes or hiking shoes with a firm hold since grounds are uneven and the coral cliffs can be sharp. No flip-flops.

No snorkel experience required, however participants must know how to swim.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Uhhh... this review is so hard to write...
    Our guide, totally 5 stars!! He was so knowledgeable about the island as we went all over the west side and he even introduced us to Iguana Soup! if you have the opportunity, try it! It tastes like chicken noodle
    Snorkeling on the west side beach was great and our guide noticed we weren't getting the full experience so he came in and said follow me! I'm so glad he did, we saw schools of fish that had to have been in the thousands! He pointed out some sand snake thing and an eel. This was definitely the best part of the day all thanks to him!
    Now... for the not so great... On our way to the caves in the morning, we had to do some off roading, which was totally expected and fine... however the truck we were in broke down not once, not twice, but FOUR times. We could tell he was getting frustrated with the situation because it made him do his job inefficiently and it also pushed us back time-wise. The truck was old and had obviously had similar problems before. They need new vehicles.

  • Tour guide was great. Told us all about the islands history. Lunch was a little weak sandwiches and was going to go to 4-stars for that but that is not why you go on this tour.

  • Must Do!
    Hop onto Jeep, tour the back roads to the Caves.
    Our guide was fantastic. He taught us about the local living and culture too as we drove. The park had natural blow holes that misted us!
    Awe explored the caves it was cool 1 room is full of Bats. We saw a beach full of Pink Flamingos.
    We went snorkeling to a local beach with sea turtles and lots of other fish. Picnic style lunch was included as were water and punch.
    Overall a very fun day.

  • Really fun adventure! The guide was funny and told us really cool fun facts. The tour was nice, with beautiful places. I liked the off road kind of tour it was, so not a lot of people ou tourists. If you like outdoor activities or visiting natural parks, this tour is perfect.

  • A wonderful tour of the many natural features of the island. Shete Boka is a beautiful park, and we enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and warm, he really took care of us and shared with us the history of the island. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to see the natural beauty of Curacao! Also the good people at Viator were wonderful, prompt to answer questions, and I'll definitely book via Viator again.

  • Howard was a truly excellent tour guide. He knew the island like the back of his hand, and even better you could tell he truly loved it and had a passion for sharing it. The jeep was great, the lunch was great. The cave was our favorite!! The dessert, bocas, and beaches were amazing as well.

  • Fantastic day filled with fantastic sights. Our guide was knowledgeable and great fun.

  • We had scheduled our excursion a few days after arriving on the island. Our tour guide arrived to take us on our adventure but told us the Jeep portion of the tour was cancelled due to a lot of rain and some roads impassable. We asked about rescheduling and the company was extremely gracious and even booked a private tour for the 4 of us several days later! Our tour guide, Howard, picked us up for a day full of fun and adventure. Howard was very knowledgable about the island and gave us all the time we wanted at each stop. He was loads of fun especially his personal back-up alarm that the Jeep did not have that surprised people when they realized it was him and not the vehicle! and made our excursion one of the most enjoyable we have ever experienced. The beautiful views, spectacular caves and best snorkeling we have ever encountered! Highly recommended!

  • There had been a lot of rain the previous night and the driver, who was late arriving, explained that some of the off road tracks would be impassable. He said he would take us to an extra snorkel site, the Curaçao distillery and to see the flamingos instead.
    We did not go to the distillery or where the flamingos were. We also did not go to the natural pool at Suplado.
    He said his speaker was broken, so there was no commentary. He did stop several times in Willemstad to explain a few things.
    There was no talk about the rock formations in the Shete Park, we just wandered off by ourselves. The lunch was 3 different sandwich fillings , chicken, tuna and egg salads and bread rolls.The only drinks provided were lemonade and water out of two big coolers tied to the back of the 8 seater land cruiser. Passengers were purchasing chips and cola at the picnic site. No snacks were offered during the tour.
    The weather is what it is, one works around it and makes the best of the situation. However, a vehicle without working seat belts, speaker, and the other points mentioned were not weather related.

  • This tour was very cool! The rock formations along the coast and the cavern are a real natural wonder and swimming with the sea turtles is really an unforgettable experience!

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