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Shete Boka National Park and Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure in Curacao provided by Curacao Actief

Shete Boka National Park and Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure in Curacao

Shete Boka National Park and Playa Lagun Snorkel Adventure in Curacao
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Tour snapshot
Reach remote areas of Curacao you might have missed on your own
Duration:
6h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
9
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    9
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Travel in an open-top 4x4 vehicle to reach some of Curacao's remote areas on this full-day tour. Leaving the navigation to someone else, you’ll visit off-the-beaten-path corners of Shete Boka National Park, see the rocky cliffs of the Northern Coast, take a dip in a hot springs, and snorkel at Lagun Beach. Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off, and hear guide commentary along the way about local flora and fauna.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish, Dutch
Highlights
  • Guide gives insightful information on history, environment, and culture
  • Gear provided for snorkeling at Lagun Beach
  • Water and lemonade provided so you won't go thursty
What to expect
After convenient pickup at your Curacao hotel, take off for the desert in a 4x4 vehicle. Listen to guide commentary about the island’s flora and fauna on the way. Once you reach the island’s northern coast, disembark in Shete Boka National Park and explore an ancient cave. Your guide will tell you how the island’s weather helped shape the area’s unusual rock formations. Look for sea birds, as well as turtle nesting grounds. at a nearby beach. Back in the vehicle, move on to Suplado blowhole, where ocean water shoots into a surrounding crater. After snapping a photo, climb in to the natural hot tub to relax. Finally, hit Playa Lagun for some snorkeling (equipment provided), hearing commentary from your guide about the marine life. See how many different types of fish you can spot in the shallows of the tranquil cove. Your day ends with hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Guide gives insightful information on history, environment, and culture
  • Gear provided for snorkeling at Lagun Beach
  • Water and lemonade provided so you won't go thursty
What to expect
After convenient pickup at your Curacao hotel, take off for the desert in a 4x4 vehicle. Listen to guide commentary about the island’s flora and fauna on the way. Once you reach the island’s northern coast, disembark in Shete Boka National Park and explore an ancient cave. Your guide will tell you how the island’s weather helped shape the area’s unusual rock formations. Look for sea birds, as well as turtle nesting grounds. at a nearby beach. Back in the vehicle, move on to Suplado blowhole, where ocean water shoots into a surrounding crater. After snapping a photo, climb in to the natural hot tub to relax. Finally, hit Playa Lagun for some snorkeling (equipment provided), hearing commentary from your guide about the marine life. See how many different types of fish you can spot in the shallows of the tranquil cove. Your day ends with hotel drop-off.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Shete Boka National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from hotels in Jan Thiel, Sea Aquarium area, Punda, Pietermaai and Otrabanda. Please note that we do not provide pick up from accommodation in the Banda Aboa area. In this case we will contact you to arrange a meeting location.
  • Curacao, Curacao
  • Ports:
  • Curacao
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Shete Boka National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from hotels in Jan Thiel, Sea Aquarium area, Punda, Pietermaai and Otrabanda. Please note that we do not provide pick up from accommodation in the Banda Aboa area. In this case we will contact you to arrange a meeting location.
  • Curacao, Curacao
  • Ports:
  • Curacao
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Curacao
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Playa Lagun
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Shete Boka National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Playa Piscado/Playa Grandi
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
33 reviews
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axvxdxw
Arnhem5 contributions
The most amazing sights! Truely worth the visit. The entree fee is 9 euro's and you could either walk or drive to all the sights. There are different sights to see. The Boka Pistol was my personal favorite but they're all worth seeing.
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gizelle
36 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
This tour provided a lot of interesting information about Curacao's natural history. The jeep tour was fun but very bouncy due to the rugged terrain. You are riding through the desert for a few hours so make sure to bring snacks and hydrate. There are two big jugs at the back of the truck - one with water, one with lemonade. The tour guide provided cups but it's easier to refill and hold onto your water bottle. There are also no bathrooms around for those few hours until the lunch break unless you want to pee by a cactus. We visited two blowholes and a voodoo cave with bats. Bats did not bother you as long as you were quiet and you can still take pictures of them. I recommend sneakers.
They provided a picnic lunch in a shaded area with bathrooms. We ate tons of bread and yummy spreads such as chicken salad, tuna, and crab salad.
The snorkeling was the best and shortest part. We spent about an hour at a beach (forgot which one) and saw tons of fish and sea turtles without being so far from shore! The tour guide joined us snorkeling and would let us know if he saw something cool like a huge turtle. We were given snorkeling equipment including flippers and our guide would wash our masks for us to prevent from fogging up. Our belongings were kept safe in the van.
I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because the uncomfortable jeep ride part of the tour took the entire morning. I wish the time allocated for snorkeling was a lot longer. The tour guides were also great and entertaining.
For anyone doing this tour, I recommend the following:
-wear sneakers for the caves and blowhole
-bring a water bottle and snacks
-have your bathing suit on already or change during lunch time (no facilities at the beach)
-a cap/hat that tightens to your head (open jeep wind)
Written 20 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Gizelle, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that we only made 4 stars instead of 5 and that you felt that the jeep ride was too bouncy. We are glad to hear though that you still enjoyed the tour with us and that you enjoyed the guides and the snorkeling. Thanks again for sharing your feedback. We appreciate it very much. Regards, Bettina
Written 21 November 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

whitepages4
11 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This was our first jeep tour of Curacao; in the past we had done water adventures. Howard was our Tour guide; he was very knowledgeable, and gave us one of the best tours ever! We saw so many things and learned a lot about the island. EVERYONE knew him along the way, which was fun and added to the trip. We saw the blow hole, a cave, went snorkeling (he even knew where to take us to see the turtles, and the lunch on this trip was really good. He was also very attentive to our full bladders and gave us a heads-up when the next bathroom stop would be
Written 13 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Beverly, A little bit delayed but we still like to THANK YOU for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Howard and that he gave you one of the best tours ever. That honors us! Thanks again for your review. Hopefully in the future we will be able to welcome you back to Curacao again. Warm regards, Bettina
Written 25 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mike100567
Rockford, IL13 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Kurt was great.
This was a Truck with bench seats in the back along both sides with a Cover over the top. This is an all day trip, though they have a half day that skips the beach.
This was an off road adventure. Temp was around 84 and sunny, but with the truck moving, it was cool enough in the back.
Kurt took us all over the island, pointing out landmarks, talking about the animals and plants we were seeing.
We went to a blow hole and go out and were able to go down by it, saw crabs, got my feet wet.
Stopped by a location with Sea Turtles that you could look over on.
Stopped by a bat cave went in and saw the bats.
Stopped by another blow hole, again was driven up to it, so didn't have lots of walking to do on this trip.
Water and Lemonade(?) were available from coolers attached to the back of the truck (those orange ones you see on the back of utility trucks). We refilled our water bottles from it several times.
Served lunch, was sandwiches with Crab, Chicken or Tuna salad, veg, and bread.

Dropped off the half day passengers and went to Westpunkt Beach and swam with Sea Turtles, the water was only 8-10 feet deep at most at that location and the turtles were right there by you. Also large school of fish and small fish by the reef/rock area. Stayed there about an hour. They provide equipment for snorkeling. My wife loved this the best on our cruise.

The we went and saw the Flamingos, there were 20-30, including a juvenile white one.
Go dropped off at the boat, Kurt was kind enough to take my wife on to the shopping area and drop her off there.
Written 6 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mike, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and enjoyed Kurt as your guide. It is great to read that your wife loved it the best on your cruise. Thank you very much again. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to Curacao some time. Thank you Bettina, Kurt and the entire Curacao-Actief Team
Written 13 November 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Louise F
Nashville, TN82 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
From pick up to drop off, this tour was terrific. It was so easy to get off the ship and walk over to where we were being picked up...no standing in line or waiting for crowded cruise ship organized tour. The open-air land rover was comfortable in spite of the rough ride, our guides were so informative and helpful and provided us with plenty of water and lemonade to keep us hydrated in the heat, and the Shete Boka National Park was really fun to see. That having been said, the snorkeling was the best part of the day...the beach was nothing special, but..we got to snorkel with about 100 sea turtles that gather regularly at this spot. It was really special. Afterwards we went to another beach that was prettier with great coral just a few yards out and lots of great fish, but nothing could top the turtles. Thank you for a truly special day.
Written 6 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Louise, Thank you very much for your great review on your tour with us. We are were happy to hear that you enjoyed it and that you thought the tour was terrific from pick up to drop off. The turtles are indeed a great experience, we are glad you enjoyed them. Thanks again for your great feedback. We appreciate very much. Sunny regards, Bettina
Written 17 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John L
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Couples
You have to do this tour with Howard! We did it on Wednesday 3/22/18. We were on a 7 days cruise and did not book an excursion for Curacao. On Tuesday night we were looking at some excursions on Trip Advisor, on the ships internet station, and saw this one, we read the reviews and by chance sent an email to Curacao Actief. We did not have phone service so could not call. The next morning they contacted me and said they did have an open spot for the two of us with Howard. So the full day trip had 8 of us in an open air Jeep. Howard made the day. He covered much more than we imagined. We had a fantastic time. Howard was well informed, funny, very knowable, and very personable. He really took his time with all of us. Go on this trip with Howard and you will not be disappointed. Curacao Actief was very accommodating and the price for the tour was extremely reasonable. So if you want to see the best sites, find out lots of info you would never see on a big tour and best of all get to swim with the turtles. Oh did I mention turtles we were actually swimming with 8 at once. Howard really knew where to go. Oh and did I mention the Flamingo's. It just keeps getting better. If I could give this a 10 rating I would.
"Thank You Howard!!!! We loved the Tour. John & Beata from Wisconsin.
Written 25 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Beata and John, A bit delayed but we still like to THANK YOU for sharing your feedback with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and Howard as your guide. We appreciate the 10 stars, thanks so much. John and Beata, thanks so much again. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to Curacao some time. Many greeting to Wisconsin Bettina and Team
Written 13 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ellen L
Glenham, New York, United States24 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
We went on this adventure while we were in Curacao the week of Mother's Day. Howard was our guide and he was fantastic. Knowledgable and very entertaining. Kept us laughing but knew so much about Curacao and its history. Also, I called him the animal whisperer.....from the donkey, to the inguanas, to the birds....and even the chickens...all seemed to come to greet him and get a treat! He even took us for a ride over the big bridge and the beautiful views before dropping us back off at the hotel. He was great! The ocean views were amazing at the coast.......and we saw many different fish and the sea turtles when we snorkeled. It was a great day!
Written 22 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ellen, Thank you very much for your great feedback on your tour with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the "animal whisperer" as your guide :-) and we are pleased that you enjoyed the views on the coast line as well as the snorkeling. Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. We - and Howard of course as well - appreciate it very much. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Curacao some time again. Warm regards
Written 25 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kynda R
Idaho Falls, United States2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Best day on a Caribbean island ever! Curacao Artief is a very organized, professional, and flexible company. I found their Shete Boka tour online, but our group of 10 adults was looking for something a little different. This company was very accommodating with our plans. Bernice was our guide and she was FANTASTIC! We got to hike Mount Christoffel, go to Shete Boka and swim with turtles all in one day. Our transportation was comfortable and got us back to our ship in time. I would highly recommend using this tour company!!
Written 30 April 2018
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Dear Kynda, A little bit delayed but still THANK YOU for taking the time to write your review. We - and Bernice of course - appreciate it very much. We are more than pleased to hear that you had the best day on a Caribbean island ever with us. That honors us a lot. Thank you so much. Thanks again for touring with us. Hopefully you and your friends will come back to Curacao some time again. Thanks Bettina
Written 25 May 2018
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Bill S
Allendale, NJ6 contributions
My teenage daughter and I did the full-day with tour Howard. Very beautiful and thorough tour: Juliana Bridge, art work, blow hole, cave, wind mills, lunch, flat tire, snorkel with turtles and fish, flamingoes in salt marsh and trip back to Santa Barbara Resort. We enjoyed learning about Curacao and Howard has a great demeanor, great laugh and answered any questions. He even gave us dinner recommendations. Great way to start our trip and see the majority of the island. Highly recommended.
Written 23 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback very much and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and Howard as your guide. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back again some time to Curacao. Thanks again Bettina
Written 28 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mchavin
6 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
After being picked up in the open air jeep, we headed out for an all day tour of the island. There was lots of off road (dirt road) that made it quite adventurous. I am sure we saw things the average tourist doesn't. Our guide Howard was very entertaining, knowledgeable, capable, and did I mention funny? Lunch was simple with rolls and tuna, crab, or chicken salad but was very tasty. plenty of water and punch available for coolers strapped on the back of the jeep. This was really a fun tour! The Sheta Boka Park and the blow holes along the coast was magnificent. The snorkeling was pretty good too. For anyone with a sense of adventure and wanting to see the back country- I would highly recommend this trip!!!
Written 21 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Howard and that you thought the Shete Boca Park and the blow holes were magnificent. Thank you. Thanks again for your review and for the recommendation. We appreciate it very much. Thank you Bettina
Written 28 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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DeeJay1952
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Curaçao, you can be so much prettier!
Having visited Sheta Boka multiple times during the last 5 years, it is still as breath taking as the first time. T
oluawoba
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Awesome Tour of Northern Curacao
Really enjoyed this tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Curacao and everything about t
Still_travelling2
Still_travelling2
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Great day out with a great guide
This was a great way to see the wilder side of the island. Long was a wonderful guide - entertaining, informative,
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"Aquarium" Snorkel Trip
We arrived vis cruise ship and had a limited time on the island. We were looking for a shore excursion that could h
Island27biz
Island27biz
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Highlight of our trip to the ABC islands
Can’t say enough good things about this wonderful trip to two snorkelling locations. We went on several snorkelling
shelleyWhitecourt
shelleyWhitecourt
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BEST EXCURSION ON OUR CRUISE
We had the pleasure of going on this excursion on Feb 10,2020 with Bernice as our guide. I went on three different
Sissie52
Sissie52
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Very interesting tour and capable guide
We appreciated the knowledge of our guide, Kenneth(?). He was very informative about the area and showed us lots of
CraigandPam
CraigandPam
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Great snorkeling
Best corals we saw in Curacao. The guide was knowledgeable and attentive. Couldn’t have had a better half day trip
53marilynp
53marilynp
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Surprisingly good snorkel trip made special by local guide Bernice.
This two stop snorkel excursion was great but was made special by local guide Bernice. Both stops were walk off fro
OBXCruiser
OBXCruiser
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Great customer service from Shore Excursions Group
We purchased a shore excursion while on a cruise from Shore Excursions Group. Unfortunately my husband and I both c
tayyylore
tayyylore
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An amazing tour with a wonderful guide!!
This trip is well worth the money. Long was a fabulous guide and taught us so much about the wildlife, plants, and
C1953
C1953
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First Time Snorkeling, Great Teacher!
We were so lucky! Bernice was our tour guide/teacher. First time snorkeling for both me and my spouse. She did such
Karen C
Karen C
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Great day
Elmer the guide was awesome, Saw the entire island in a jeep tour. Exceeded all expectations Strongly recommend
lisasheldon2
lisasheldon2
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Exceeded expectations: personal, fun, informative
We took our family of 6–kids ages 15, 13, 11, and 8–on this tour. Our guide, Long, went above and beyond showing wi
CaribeBaby
CaribeBaby
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Great snorkeling off shore!
First time snorkeling from shore. You have to be able to swim a few yards to the snorkeling sites but it’s managea
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