Klein Curacao Trip
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Departure Time
8:00 AM  & 8:30 AM
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Location
Jan Thiel Beach, Curacao
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Duration
approx. 8.5 hours
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1hr 45 minutes
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Premium bar, BBQ Lunch, Snorkel & Mask
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Adults: USD 120 | Kids: USD 60
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The Ultimate Day Trip, Go to Klein Curacao

Imagine yourself on an uninhabited island in the middle of the Caribbean sea, a pearl white beach stretching for miles, crystal clear ocean waters all around you, and in the middle of the island, a tall pink lighthouse…. Sounds like paradise right?

Well, this can be you! Step a board Catamaran BlueFinn and join the trip to this dreamy island called Klein Curacao (Little Curacao). Departure is at 8:00 AM (BlueFinn2) & 8:30 AM (BlueFinn), please be present at least 15 minutes earlier.

The catamaran ride takes about one hour and 45 minutes, depending on weather conditions. Once at the island, jump in the water, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, explore the island or just chill out on the beach.

*Catamaran BlueFinn2 departs at 8:00 AM from Zanzibar, Jan Thiel Beach and at 2:30 PM from Klein Curacao

*Catamaran BlueFinn departs at 8:30 AM from Zanzibar, Jan Thiel Beach and at 3:00 PM from Klein Curacao

A trip on Catamaran BlueFinn to Klein Curaçao is thoroughly enjoyable, with the sun, wind and sea spray in your face. The build of a catamaran reduces the possibility of seasickness to almost non-existent, so this is a perfect choice for people susceptible to motion sickness. The crew is there to inform you about the background details of each site visited during the tour. They are also there to serve endless drinks and a delicious BBQ lunch.

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Know before you go

An extensive BBQ lunch is served around noon, when the full bar also opens. We hoist sails around 3:00* PM and on the wings of the wind head back to the mainland. This is also when our famous “Captains Happy Hour" starts. We dock around 5:00 PM.

For Scuba Divers

Scuba Divers can join us on this trip for a 1-tank dive (available only on Catamaran BlueFinn).
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What To Do At Klein Curacao

Although Klein Curacao is only a small island in the large Caribbean Sea, it offers so much to do, for so many different interests, in such a small space. Dare devils, sun seekers, underwater admirers and for those that love total tranquility, Klein Curacao is definitely a pearl to visit!

Snorkeling

Klein Curacao is known for its beauty under water. You can easily enter the water and snorkel anywhere on the lee side of the island. The best place to spot sea turtles is - facing shore from the boat - down the beach to the right. Here you can also swim directly to the drop-off, which is quite deep at around thirty feet. Here you can see bigger fish and below some larger hard and soft corals and sponges.

There is a more daring snorkel spot all the way to the end of the beach to the left. This spot does have a warning, because of the fairly strong currents that come around the tip of the island, creating an opposite current, pulling you out towards the tip of Klein Curacao. It is one of the best snorkeling spots with excellent depths and visibility for a snorkeler, lots of colorful fish, a good variety of hard and soft corals and a drop-off, but again, be very careful if you snorkel here that you will not be dragged out and that you return before you are tired.

* This spot is not suitable for beginner or weak swimmers. Don't try snorkeling here without fins on your feet! BlueFinn Charters provides snorkel mask and pipe. Fins are not included nor can be rented on board. Please bring your own fins from the mainland if you plan to snorkel here.

Sunbathing

Klein Curacao is pure nature. The only structures on the island are the old pink lighthouse, a private beach house and a few huts where fisherman stay when on the island. The beach is a half mile long stretch of pearly white, soft sand, ideal for sunbathing. We recommend using sunscreens with a higher SPF, because the sun can become very hot and unforgiving. You might not feel the intensity of the sun's rays because of the cool sea breeze, but you will feel the result at the end of the day if you don't take good care of your skin. Please tan responsibly.

Hiking

The island is very suitable for sun and sea lovers, but hikers will certainly enjoy a trip to Klein Curacao too. You can come ashore with a rubber boat, so feel free to bring your best hiking gear and see some of the sights. There is the abandoned pink lighthouse, a few shipwrecks, ruins and graves. Usually the island has very little vegetation for easy walking. Apply sunscreen as it can gradually get very hot on the island as the day progresses.

Scuba Diving

Klein Curacao is considered one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean Sea, thanks to its diverse and unspoiled ecosystem. The underwater world of the islands offers everything from beautiful coral reefs, to drop-offs, huge schools of colorful fish and exciting underwater caves to swim through. Klein Curacao is a suitable destination for scuba divers of all levels.

If you have your own diving equipment and tanks, you can take them with you for free. Please just let us know in advance for storage space purposes. If you want to rent diving equipment, you can indicate this through your reservation request. Our diving center Scuba Do, located on-site at Jan Thiel Beach, takes care of your medical form and equipment.

Kite Surfing

Klein Curacao is the ultimate kite surfing paradise, with steady offshore winds from January to September and waves coming in on both sides of the island. On the lee side, the water is calm, ideal to bump and jump, while more to the windward side of the island the wind picks up, waves rise, making it ideal for the more advanced wave riders. Note that Klein Curacao is an offshore place, about 1.5 hours by boat from the mainland and has limited safety (no official lifeboats), so it’s not a place for beginners! If you want to go kite surfing at Klein Curacao, you can bring your own equipment for free, just let us know in advance for storage space purposes.
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The trip from Curacao to Klein Curacao

The trip to Klein Curacao is about an hour and 45 minutes by boat from Curacao. Relax on one of the many sun-protected benches, the open-air hulls or on the webbing. You will certainly get wet on the web, but you do have a front row seat when it comes to spotting dolphins! Dolphins often swim alongside the boat, play in the waves and show off their jumping skills. Somedays the trip can be wild and wet because of the waves and currents, but the reward is priceless! From afar you can see the bounty sun-drenched bounty island and the old iconic pink lighthouse. Upon arrival at Klein Curacao, the crystal clear water is calm again, perfect for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Although the dry way to get to shore from the catamaran is with a dinghy, we recommend you to take a snorkel and swim to shore! When you go into the water, you immediately see lots of colorful fish and sea turtles all around you! Between May and August, you can even see baby sea turtles making their way from the sandy beach to the clear ocean water.

What to expect when you arrive at Klein Curacao

When you go ashore, explore the island while you blissfully sunbathe en route. The distance from the beach to the iconic pink lighthouse, shipwrecks and ruins is not too far for a walk. Put on your sunscreen and try to go there early as it can gradually get very hot in the middle of the island as the day progresses. At noon, the crew is ready to serve you an extensive BBQ buffet with 3 kinds of meat from the grill (tasty spareribs, chicken and steak), 3 homemade salads (pasta pesto salad, kidney bean salad, couscous salad), bread and our famous homemade Dutch peanut sauce!

Going back from Klein Curacao to the main island Curacao

Around 3:00 pm* we sail out, waving goodbye to this Caribbean pearl and on the wings of the wind head back to Curacao. The way back goes smoothly as we sail with the northeast trade winds and currents. Perfect conditions to kick off our famous Captains Happy Hour!! Enjoy fresh fruit and your favorite drink! Watching the sunset, you cannot help but to reminisce about a beautiful day and great time on Klein Curacao.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Klein Curacao Trip

I arrive on Curacao by cruise, can I join this trip?

The Klein Curacao departs from Jan Thiel Beach at 8:00 AM. This location is approximately 20 to 30 minutes from the Curaçao Cruise Terminal. Unfortunately, no cruise ship arrives very early in the morning to allow time for check-in at 07:45 AM.

I am prone to seasickness, can I go?

Usually during the windy season (January to July) the ocean water can be a bit rough. This may affect people prone to seasickness on their way to Klein Curacao. Not so much on the way back because we then sail with the waves. However, if you are prone to seasickness, it is wise to eat a light meal an hour before departure, avoid alcohol and caffeine, hydrate well, keep fresh air flowing by heading to the netting or sit on the hull of the catamaran and look at the horizon. If you do get seasick, our experienced and compassionate crew is here to help and make you feel as comfortable as possible.

How much time does it take to go to Klein Curaçao?

This depends on the weather conditions, but on average it takes the catamaran 1 hour and 45 minutes.

What should I bring?

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.

How long does the walk to the wreck and lighthouse take?

Between 20-30 minutes. 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.

Are there any restrooms on Klein Curacao?

No, there are no restrooms on land. The catamarans have 2 marine toilets on board.

How long will we stay on Klein Curaçao?

Depending on the weather conditions and the boat. Catamaran BlueFinn2 stays on Klein Curacao from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm on average and Catamaran BlueFinn from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Is it possible to Scuba Dive at Klein Curaçao?

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 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.

What Does It Cost To Go To Klein Curacao?

Between our two catamarans, we travel 7 times a week to beautiful Klein Curacao. Departure is at 8:00 am (BlueFinn2) and 8:30 am (BlueFinn) from Zanzibar, Jan Thiel Beach.

The trip is all-inclusive: catamaran, crew, extensive BBQ lunch, premium open bar and snorkel mask and pipe. You pay US$ 120,- for this full day trip, children aged 4 to 12 pay US$ 60,- while younger kids (0-3 years) travel for free.

If you are looking for a more private experience for a group of up to 20 people, you can charter our motor yacht Kailani. If interested, please contact our reservations department for a personalized quote.

Don’t hesitate! Step aboard and let Curacaos largest Catamarans take you there!

Why Choose Our BlueFinn Catamarans?

From smaller, private, motor boats to larger passenger ferry sized vessels, there are a few boat tour companies that can take you to Klein Curacao. So why choose BlueFinn Charters? Although it is not our policy to brag about ourselves, we are glad you asked!

BlueFinn Charters is a boat company with more than 25 years of experience in the (pilot) boat industry, where skills and safety are paramount above all else. Rest assured, you are in safe and competent hands. All crew members are first aid certified and the majority are also certified captain.

With an extensive fleet, BlueFinn Charters always has a boat at your disposal. Our fleet consists of 2 of Curacao’s biggest and newest catamarans: Catamaran BlueFinn and Catamaran BlueFinn2. Our motor yacht Kailani, used for private trips, completes the tribe.

On our regular day trips our Catamarans are at your service. On a technical note, catamarans in general favor other types of boats, because they have natural buoyancy, making them unsinkable. Seasickness is slim to none, because catamarans are very stable, have little to no heeling, and don’t roll at anchor. If you are susceptible to seasickness, our extra-large catamarans are definitely the right choice.

Both being a sailing catamaran you get to enjoy a 2-in-1 boating experience. On the way out to Klein Curacao, we travel by motor, on our way back to Curacao, we hoist sails and on the wings of the wind sail back to the mainland (weather permitting).

On the fun side, the extra-large webbing that our catamarans offer is unique to the experience! Jump on, get wet and see wild dolphins swimming under you. But really bringing everything to life is the unforgettable crazy crew! One of a kind, full of energy and wit, they take care of your every need from the moment you arrive at the pier, all the way through puking, lunch, happy hour and beyond! They prepare a mean BBQ buffet and serve cold drinks all day long! They are the ones who made our Captains Happy Hour famous…! Come see why!

What others say About our Klein Curacao trip

Alexon P
November 2022
First & Best Catamaran Experience - It was definitely worth the money. Was an experience second to none. Crew was phenomenal and took great care of their customers especially the ones that got sea sick. Vibe was nice. Big shout out to Blue Finn and their team. 10/10 experience and highly recommend it.
Dirk S
November 2022
Unbelievably good - Super experience, what a day, good quality food, drinks, music and on top of that great crew!!!
100% guarantee for great day🙏🥳🥂
Eveath B
September 2022
On our Klein Curacao Trip - The crew members are courteous the boat is very clean I had a blast and the lunch was great I enjoy every moment it was fun and more fun hats off to the crew
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