Walking Tour on the Peninsula of Caracas bay

Join our knowledgeable guide on a walking tour on the peninsula of Caracas Bay. During the tour the guide will take you back in time whilst exploring this part of Curacao. A short break will let you enjoy the scenery and some refreshing fruit and water. 

Booking infoIsland Experience Booking #: ISEX-WC4

US $25

Cildren between 4 and 11 US $15

Tour includes: Water and fruit

What to bring: Camera and sunblock

* This tour is only on request and is for groups of min. 10 participants. The tour is done early in the morning or when there's a full moon.

Tour schedule

Departure days: Every day (Monday through Sunday)
Tour time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Tour Highlights

The peninsula of Caracas Bay was a former Shell oil terminal, which was dismantled in 1996.

A beautiful situated peninsula at Caracas Bay, an open and deep water bay, easily accessible from open sea, ideal to berth large vessels and crystal clear water, natural, deep-water naturally protected from wind and sea. 

The peninsula with not only extensive flora and fauna, but also the fort Beekenburg, one of Curacao's ancient well- preserved fort that was originally built in 1703, to protect the inner bay still in excellent condition. An attack on this fort by the British in 1807 was beaten off.

Caracas bay Island today offers exciting possibilities for nature and water sport fans and is now awaiting tourism development. The monuments Fort Beekenburg, the Quarantine hospital, the small sulfur house and the conservation area on the peninsula will remain intact. The peninsula has several beaches; Director's beach, Baya Beach and Caracas Bay Beach.

The Director's bay, owned by Shell until 1985, used only by Director's of the Shell and members of the Royal Family, namely Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard, until it became public in 1985. Because of its sharp drop off it is an excellent location for shore diving and fishing. Baya Beach, a public beach with basic facilities, where there is a sunken tugboat, great for snorkel and the area behind for biking and hiking.

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