Frequently asked Questions
1Do 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.
2Do you offer transfers?
For this we would like to refer you to Curaçao Dreams Travel: +599 96944382 / firstname.lastname@example.org
3How far in advance should I book?
As soon as possible !! Our trips are on average fully booked between 4 to 7 days in advance.
4Do 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.
5What 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 different
6Which COVID measures do you use that we must take into account?
We operate at 50% occupancy to allow guests to keep their distance. When boarding, you will be asked to disinfect your hands and to do this before lunch. The crew has further measures that they adhere to, but that you as a guest do not notice much of, such as cleaning the boat more often in between
7How fast can Catamaran BlueFinn and how fast can Kailani?
The speed depends on the wind and the sea, but on average Catamaran BlueFinn’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.
8Does the trip include coffee and breakfast?
No, the trips include all drinks (alcohol from lunch), snacks and extensive BBQ lunch
9Can 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.
10Can we lie 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!
11Is lunch served on board or on the island?
Our extensive BBQ lunch buffet is prepared for you on board.
12Can 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.
13Is 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 or via our WhatsApp number. 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.
14What drinks do you serve?
In the morning we serve water, juices and soda: Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Soda. From lunch we have our premium open bar with Bacardi rum, Bols vodka, Dewar's White Label whiskey, white wine, AIX rosé wine and 2 types of beer: Amstel and Polar.
15How much wind you need to start sailing?
16How long is the catamaran?
Catamaran BlueFinn is 75 ft (22.86 meters) and Kailani is 42 ft (12.8 meters)
17 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.
18Is 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.
19Are there toilets on board?
Yes, the catamaran has 2 on board and Kailani has 1.
20What 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.
21Can 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.
22Can 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.
23Do you have goggles and flippers on board?
We have glasses and snorkels on board, not flippers.
24Which 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. The dolphins of Dolphin Academy Curaçao come to visit us here. The second stop is at Tugboat in Caracasbaai and the third stop is inland, at the pier of Caracasbaai
25Can 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.
26Can you also book the boats privately?
Sure! Nice idea even! Call, app or email us for the possibilities.
27Can we jump off the boat?
Yes! As soon as we drop anchor and the captain has given the "yes signal".
28Is there also a "local rate" / "student rate"?
Yes, you can contact reservations via our WhatsApp number for
29Do you also do groups with overnight stays?
Yes, you can contact reservations via our WhatsApp number for this.
30Can we also dive during a trip with BlueFinn?
That is certainly possible on the Klein Curaçao and West Coast trip. During the 3-in-1 Snorkeling trip a drift dive is possible. Contact us about the conditions.
31Can we Kiten on Klein Curaçao?
Yes, with enough wind this is certainly possible. Bring your own and don't forget to let us know in advance.
32What kinds of snacks do we all get on the Sunset Cruise?
Varied, but remember; pineapple, mozzarella-tomato-pesto sticks, chicken satay, pulled pork sandwich.
33Is BlueFinn sustainable?
Absolutely! From reusable cups and solar panels to pressing cans, everything we can do, we do!
34Are 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.