Towel, sunscreen and anything else you like against the sun: sunglasses, hat, cap, swim shirt. The sun can shine quite brightly on the island and except for a few huts, there is not much shade on the island. If you are prone to seasickness, it is wise to eat well an hour before departure, as there is no breakfast on board.
2. Do I still have to pay extra (e.g. bar)?
Everything is included, there are no additional costs. Gratuity is not required, but is much appreciated.
3. Do you offer transfers?
Yes, we do, in collaboration with our transfer partners. You can book a transfer together with your reservation via our booking form. We offer many pick-up points at hotels all over Curacao. Transfers booked at least 24 hours before service are guaranteed, transfers booked within 24 hours of service are on request. If there is no availability, we will inform you as soon as possible. Important to know: - transfers are combined, they are usually 8 person vans of 24/7 Taxi - because of this there may be 5-10 minutes of leeway with the pick up times - for the pick up in the afternoon: be ready in front of the entrance of Zanzibar (at the ATM) - it is possible that guests of our two catamarans are combined, because of this guests can sometimes arrive a little earlier or guests have to wait a little longer - guests are kept informed by app and text message by 24/7 Taxi
4. What are the payment options?
Reservations must be paid immediately upon booking. This can be done by means of various payment options, such as credit card and iDeal. Cash payment is only possible at our office at Jan Thiel Beach and at least 24 hours in advance. It is not possible to pay at boarding time on the day itself.
5. How far in advance should I book?
As soon as possible !! Our trips are on average fully booked between 4 to 7 days in advance.
6. Do you also sail with rain / bad weather?
Yes! Rain won't stop us! As long as it is safe and responsible to go, we will go. If there is a negative advice from the meteorological service, we will take this into account. If a trip is canceled, we will contact the relevant guests.
7. What is the difference between Kailani and the Catamaran?
Kailani is smaller and faster, while the catamaran is wider and more stable. Service, food and drinks are exactly the same, only the boat is differen
8. How long does the boat ride take to Klein Curacao?
This depends on the weather conditions, but on average it takes the catamaran 1 hour 45 minutes and Kailani 1 hour 15 minutes.
9. How far is small Curaçao from Curaçao?
14.9 miles from Jan Thiel Beach, 6 miles from East Point
10. How fast can the Catamaran’s go and how fast can Kailani go?
The speed depends on the wind and the sea, but on average the catamaran’s cruising speed is around 9 to 10 knots. Kailani's normal cruising speed is approximately 15 knots and its top speed is approximately 25 knots.
11. Does the trip include coffee and breakfast?
We do not offer hot beverages and breakfast. We do offer fresh fruit, juices and soft drinks instead.
12. Where can I best sit in connection with seasickness? What is the best thing to do or not to do?
The best seat is in the back. On the outer bench if necessary, in the wind. Keep looking at the horizon and drink water. Don't go to the toilet, or you will lose orientation. You can take a pill for seasickness in advance. Feel free to let the crew know if you are not feeling well, we are happy to help you.
13. Can we see dolphins and turtles on Klein Curacao?
While sailing to Klein Curaçao, the chance of wild dolphins is certainly present. They often swim and play in the waves that the boat makes. In the waters off Klein Curaçao, the chance of turtles is very high. In nesting season it is also possible to see the turtles' nests and maybe even baby turtles making their way to the sea! These nests are protected and monitored by Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao
14. Can we pet the turtles?
No! This is not allowed. The sea turtles are protected by law and Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao also makes every effort to protect the animals as well as possible.
15. Can we lie down in the nets?
Of course! Beware of personal items that can get caught in the nets. If we sail against the waves / wind, you will definitely get wet!
16. Is lunch served on board or on the island?
Our extensive BBQ lunch buffet is prepared for you on board.
17. Can everyone sit for lunch?
Yes, we have enough seats for everyone. On the Kailani you can sit up and down, on the catamaran there are various options: on the benches, on the outer benches, on the nets ... We always take a maximum number of people with us, which is far below the boat capacity so that we have space for everyone. and comfort.
18. Is there vegetarian food?
Our menu is not vegetarian by default, but we can take this into account if this has been communicated to us in advance. This can be done via the booking form. Please indicate this at least one day in advance, so that we can prepare a tasty fish or a completely vegetarian meal for you. The same goes for other diets or allergies.
19. What drinks do you serve?
In the morning we serve water, juices (cranberry juice, tropical juice) and sodas (Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Soda). Starting at lunch we have our premium open bar with Bacardi rum, Big Rack vodka, Dewar's White Label whiskey, white wine, AIX rosé wine and 2 types of beer (Amstel, Polar). Subject to change if not in stock. Please note: BlueFinn Charters does not serve alcohol to young people under 18. You may be asked for identification!
20. Are we going to sail?
When there is enough wind and good weather conditions we always go sailing! This is with respect to the Klein Curaçao, the 3-in1 Snorkel trip and the Sunset trip on the way back and the West Coast trip on the way there.
21. With how much wind can you sail?
22. How long is the catamaran?
Catamaran BlueFinn is 75 ft (22.86 meters) long, Catamaran Apache is 80 ft (24,38 meters) long and Kailani is 42 ft (12.8 meters) long.
23. Is smoking allowed on board?
This is allowed but in the back of the captain so that no one else is bothered. Do not throw ashes and / or cigarettes in the water.
24. Is there shade on board? And on the beach / island?
Yes and yes ;-) There is enough shade, but also enough sun. So don't forget your sunscreen.
25. Are there toilets on board?
Yes, the catamarans have 2 marine toilets on board and Kailani has 1 marine toilet.
26. Are there toilets on Klein?
No, there are no restrooms on land.
27. What if I can't or don't want to swim?
We have noodles and life jackets on board for you to use freely. At Klein Curaçao we can bring you to the beach with our dinghy, but you can also chill on board.
28. Can I be taken to the shore?
Sure! We are happy to take you to the beach with our dinghy and if desired, we will also pick you up again.
29. Can we bring personal items to the beach?
Of course! We are happy to take you to the beach with our dinghy so that your camera stays dry. It is advisable to bring as few valuables as possible with you. You are and remain personally responsible for this.
30. How long does the walk to the wreck and lighthouse take?
Twenty minutes to half an hour. Put on your slippers, apply sunscreen, wear a hat or anything else to protect yourself from the sun. Inland it gets very hot as the day goes on.
31. Do you have goggles and flippers on board?
We have glasses and snorkels on board, not flippers.
32. Do people live on Klein Curaçao?
No, Klein Curaçao is an uninhabited island.
33. How long will we stay in Klein Curaçao?
Depends on the weather conditions and the boat. On average, catamaran BlueFinn stays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Klein Curaçao, catamaran Apache from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Kailani on regular trips from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
34. Which snorkeling spots do we all go to during the snorkeling trip?
The 3-in-1 Snorkel trip makes the first stop at tugboat Saba, a wreck located outside Jan Thiel Bay. Sometimes the dolphins of Dolphin Academy Curaçao come to visit us here when they are out in open ocean. The second stop is at Tugboat in Caracasbaai and the third stop is inland, at the pier of Caracasbaai.
35. Can massages be booked?
There is a masseuse who regularly sails with us to Klein Curaçao. You can reserve a spot with her on the day itself. During the West Coast trip you can book a massage on the beach of Cas Abao. These services are not related to BlueFinn Charters.
36. Can you also book the boats privately?
Sure! Nice idea even! Call, app or email us for the possibilities.
37. Can we jump off the boat?
Yes! As soon as we drop anchor and the captain has given the "yes signal".
38. Is there also a "local rate" / "student rate"?
Yes, you can contact reservations via our WhatsApp number for this. Note: Local rate only applies on presentation of a valid local ID and student rate only on presentation of a local, current internship agreement.
39. Do you also do groups with overnight stays?
Yes, you can contact reservations via our WhatsApp number for this.
40. Can we also dive during a trip ?
Scuba divers can only join us aboard catamaran BlueFinn for a 1-tank dive during the trip to Klein Curacao and the West Coast trip. Please contact Dive Center Scuba Do directly: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. You can also charter Kailani, who is fully equipped for scuba diving, or join a 2-tank boat dive aboard Kailani to East Point operated by Scuba Do most Wednesdays.
41. Can we go Kitesurfing on Klein Curaçao?
Yes, with enough wind this is certainly possible. You must bring your own equipment as there is nothing for rent on the island. Please let us know in advance regarding storage.
42. What kind of snacks will be served during the Sunset Cruise?
It can vary, but often on the menu is: pineapple, mozzarella-tomato-pesto sticks, chicken satay, pulled pork sandwich.
43. Is BlueFinn sustainable?
Absolutely! From reusable cups and solar panels to pressing cans, everything we can do, we do!
44. Are the trips suitable for children?
Yes. All trips are suitable for children. Only the 3-in-1 Snorkel trip requires good swimming skills as the snorkeling takes place in the open sea and the sea can be a bit rough at times.