You’ll leave no stone unturned on this sightseeing tour. Not only will it take you to Curacao’s top sights above land, but it takes you to its underwater attractions, too. You’ll start your experience with a trip on the Seaworld Explorer. This semi-submarine was originally built to help scientists research the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. And it’s spent its retirement taking tourists round the Caribbean Sea. The vessel itself doesn’t completely submerge beneath the waves, but its hull is surrounded on all sides by big glass windows, which allow you to see out into the ocean. You’ll spot colourful coral beneath you and tropical fish, like yellowtail snapper and parrotfish, flittering about beside you. Once you’re back on dry land, you’ll make your way to Queen Juliana Bridge. This structure stands 200 feet above Willemstad, so it serves up album-worthy views. The penultimate stop of the day will be the Chobolobo Liqueur Factory. This place has been brewing up blue Curacao liqueur for more than 100 years, so it would be rude not to do a taste test. Finally, you’ll make your way to the Punda area of Willemstand. The choice is yours, get dropped off at the ship or head into town where you can browse the jewellery shops for Caribbean topaz or enjoy a drink in one of the pavement cafés.
There are a few steps to get in and out of the semi-sub.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity. • Great choice for families.