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Address: Willemstad waterfront, Willemstad, Curacao
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+599 9 560 1340
Fee: Yes

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Sailing on the Caribbean

Our group of 25 from age 7-57 had a wonderful trip on New Year's Day, 2017. We motored to Tug Boat where we had a great time snorkeling. Then headed to a fun swimming area. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anne S
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 25 from age 7-57 had a wonderful trip on New Year's Day, 2017. We motored to Tug Boat where we had a great time snorkeling. Then headed to a fun swimming area. The crew prepared a yummy lunch and there was an open bar throughout the trip. The ship had both shaded and sunny areas to enjoy.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In all the years we have been coming to the island we finally had the chance to take this trip. It lived up to expectations and was a great day. Customer service was great and the crew was friendly and attentive . Even the food and drinks were plentiful with a welcome aboard drink provided along with a brief introduction... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 20 passengers on our day trip on Christmas Day. Trip diverted from normal stops to Kokomo tourist beach where many enjoyed jumping into the water from the ships bowsprit. They were having a wonderful time. Crew were in the water as safety without being asked or directed by the captain. Just one example of the attentiveness of the crew.... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

The ship conveniently leaves from downtown Willemstad and goes past the floating Queen Emma bridge. Takes you south along the coast to Tug Boat for snorkelling and then to a second stop for snacks with a nice beach for relaxing and swimming while the crew sets the sails for the return trip (snorkelling not that great here). The captain and... More 

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Captain Phil and Laara made this trip "over the top". We booked last minute. We were on a cruise and did a quick Trip Advisor search for something interesting on the water. The Insulinde is an 85 year old, 200 ton, 100 ft (127' with the bowsprit) sailing ship. The cruise was well organized, attentive crew and lovely spots for... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

My family and I travelled to Curaçao for our New Year's holiday and even though we've been on this amazing island multiple times this was the first time we took a day trip like this and I can tell you we were missing out. Our day at the Sailing Ship Insulinde was amazing! The captain and the crew are extremely... More 

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Sailingshipinsulinde, Owner at Sailing Ship Insulinde - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Laura and Family ; thank you so much for your kind words and we just wanted to say we really enjoyed having you and your family with us on that last day of the year as well ; again many thanks and many hearty wishes for the great New Year of 2016 . All our best , Capt. Phil... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

My husband and I signed up for the half-day cruise (Thursdays and Sundays - we sailed on a Sunday). The Captain/owner and his co-Captain (Laara) really know their stuff! And the ~120' 2-mast sailboat is beautiful, comfortable, and easy to enjoy. The snorkel stop (with excellent snorkel equipment) was so fun - a sunken ship and bread to draw the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Captain Phil and Co Captain were wonderful and informative. The snorkeling location was perfect, plenty to see. Jumping into the lagoon was the second stop and the 7 layer dip was our savior after water activities. I will come back just to go out to see with them again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

It was across the bay from our hotel that we boarded the two-mast sailing ship Insulinde for a half-day cruise along the coast of the island. Built in 1931, the Insulinde is 120 feet long, and it was very comfortable for our scheduled cruise to both snorkel and swim. Kim, my wife, wasn’t sure about snorkeling. She had never been,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

I habe taken this trip for a daily snorkeling tour. After leaving the harbor we've stopped roundabout 40 minutes later at a nice place for snorkeling and could used it for roundabout 40 minutes. After this and in the time we were away to the next stop we've got the included lunch. But it were only natchos and a dip... More 

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Sailingshipinsulinde, Owner at Sailing Ship Insulinde - Day Tours, responded to this review

In no advertising that we do for our afternoon trips , does it mention "lunch" , it states delicious snacks which have been reviewed on this site many times . We recommend that our guests have a late brunch or an early lunch before they board . Also we advertise a snorkeling adventure and a beach swim , not two... More 

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