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Boat Charters provided by Captain Ru Boat Charters

Boat Charters
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1 day
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the unique spots of Curaçao with Captain Ru! At the beginning of 2019 ‘Captain Ru Boat Charters’ has been established to serve unique and interesting tours to tourists visiting our island. Captain Ru has always been fascinated by Curaçao’s turquoise blue sea and since a very young age, driving boats has been part of his daily routine. The very luxurious motor yacht of the Hatteras brand, with the size of 43ft with 2 Diesel engines of each 645 HP, combined with a friendly staff and personalized service, will ensure an unforgettable experience. ​ Choose Captain Ru and experience a fantastic and unforgettable day! Send us an app or an email with the day and time you want to leave, the number of people and choose your trip. Easy like that! We can have a maximum of 20 passengers on board. Are you ready to go?
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 131009P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Coca Cola, Water, Sprite
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1 day
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can arrange pick up from any hotel by Car for a extra Charge. If your hotel has a Docking pier we can pick you up by boat and drop you of by boat.
  • Jan Sofat, Willemstad, Curaçao When Entering Jansofat tell your Last name and they will let you in. keep on going on the main street and you will see brown door on your right hand #205
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Coca Cola, Water, Sprite
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can arrange pick up from any hotel by Car for a extra Charge. If your hotel has a Docking pier we can pick you up by boat and drop you of by boat.
  • Jan Sofat, Willemstad, Curaçao When Entering Jansofat tell your Last name and they will let you in. keep on going on the main street and you will see brown door on your right hand #205
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1 day
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
10 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Terrible
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mslish
Atlanta, GA74 contributions
Had a great half day out with Captain RU. They were very family-friendly, knowledgeable and were sensitive to our concerns about Covid precautions. Booking was very easy (Rodolfo handled all my questions/concerns/requests) and pricing was competitive. Highly recommend!
Written 25 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christina K
399 contributions
RU Boat Charters was recommended by a fellow TA member and I am so glad they recommended them. This was our first private boat charter and it may have spoiled us for any future rentals! Captain RU was so nice and very accommodating. We learned a lot about Curacao during our trip which was appreciated. We chose a snorkel/sunset trip and went to the famous tugboat where we enjoyed a jump in the water to see the boat and fish. Afterwards we went to a spot and anchored where we ate the best (and literally it was the best) steak we have ever eaten. We then watched the sunset which was beautiful and very relaxing. I highly recommend this charter. I would also recommend booking in advance of your trip to get the date/time you want. While it worked out for us to book last minute there was overall limited availability.
Written 16 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mediocretravelor
Harrisburg, PA28 contributions
We had an amazing sunset cruise. Captain RU is passionate about what he does and it shows. I would definitely do this again just for the food. We say an amazing sunset, ate great food and listened to some good tunes while watching the sun fall beyond the horizon.
Written 4 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anthony J
1 contribution
May 2021 • Friends
Went out for the day with a group of six. The boat was awesome, and the barbeque was on another level, but the best part was the people. Rodolfo and Taiti were great guys who went above and beyond, can't recommend this charter highly enough!!
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jim B
Myrtle Beach, SC1 contribution
Apr 2022
This was an absolutely horrible experience. We booked the romantic sunset boat charter a full week in advance to celebrate my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. Our TripAdvisor-issued ticket directed us to a location in the Jan Sofat neighborhood. It said: "When Entering Jansofat tell your Last name and they will let you in. keep on going on the main street and you will see brown door on your right hand #205". We arrived early for our charter at 16:00. The security guard on duty had no record of our name and didn't know Captain Ru. We called the phone number on the ticket and left multiple voice messages with zero response, even now, almost a full 24 hours later.

After being refused entrance at Jan Sofat, we drove to Fishershaven, where a lot of Curacao boat charters depart and where some other information we obtained indicated that Captain Ru's boat might be docked. We chatted with the security guards there, who claimed to know Captain Ru and suggested we just wait. After several minutes of waiting and leaving more voice messages, we finally gave up about 16:30.

It's hard to imagine that an organization like TripAdvisor doesn't vet its vendors a bit more carefully than this.
Written 19 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
captainruboatcharter
I'm very sorry for this. We stopped giving charter service due to covid. Trying to stop all bookings. True viator with out any luck
Written 11 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael Pal
2 contributions
Feb 2020
We took the Sunset Cruise (4 adults, 3 children) with Captain Ru and it was excellent. Captain Ru goes above and beyond to make the experience terrific for his guests.
Written 28 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi guys, Thanks for this great review. How are you holding up with the Covid 19? We are on a lock down but we are ok It was nice having you onboard and I hope to see you soon back in Curaçao
Written 19 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Loreal P
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
We booked pretty last minute but being their first group made me skeptical at first but we had a ball! I celebrated my birthday at Klein with two friends of mine and everything was perfect! The food was amazing we kept going back for seconds! I also liked how Robert and Captain Ru were certified swimmers because one of the girls on the boat didn’t know how to swim so they made sure she got to shore and back safely. The boat is Bluetooth compatible but didn’t have WiFi, however Captain Ru said he’s working on getting it now, so for any future bookings, make sure to ask so you’re able to have cellular data connection out on a remote island. This boat trip was definitely one to remember!
Written 7 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for this great review. I hope to see guys back soon Danki (Thank You)
Written 8 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Captain Ru Boat Charters
suyenj2020
suyenj2020
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Sunset/ happy hour with colleagues
The boat is nice and clean. The service was super, the captain and crew socialize and joined the fun with us. Will
JMWSJW
JMWSJW
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Luxury Snorkel!
My husband and I really enjoyed our 2 hour snorkel. The boat was spacious and comfortable, even had a head and we
Cspirit
Cspirit
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Fuik You Boat party event
Fabulous tour! Amazing captain and crew! We loved every moment! Delicious BBQ. Just an amazing experience!
RPCRosa
RPCRosa
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Excellent Boating Experience!
Perfect combination of fun and safety! Captain RU was brought up at sea, a former search and rescue volunteer, know