East to West Island Tour

On this tour you'll get to see all of the wonderful things that Curacao has to offer, in one day! We start at the East side of the island and work our way to downtown Willemstad and towards the western part of Curacao.

Booking infoIsland Experience Booking #: ISEX-WC1

Adults
US $60

Children between 4 and 12 US $35

What to bring: Swimwear, towel, camera, sunblock and dry clothes

Tour schedule

Departure days: Every day (Monday through Sunday)
Tour time:  8.30 am - 4.00 pm
Tour Highlights
Spanish water
Spanish water

Caracas Bay provides superb anchorage for large and small boats with at the back the picturesque Table Mountain and Spanish water. It is headquarters for water sports, boating, sailing, fishing and the Curacao yacht club. Nice view over the Spanish Water, where the Spaniards discovered Curacao in 1499.

Caribbean handcraft  store (stop)
Caribbean handcraft store (stop)

A souvenir shop with the most variety of souvenirs, with the most spectacular view over the Spanish Water.

 

The Curacao  Liqueur Factory (stop)
The Curacao Liqueur Factory (stop)

This is the home of the authentic Curacao Liqueur named Curacao of Curacao to differentiate it from other brands of the Curacao Liqueur that are not original. 

Punda
Punda

Punda is part of Willemstad, our Capital. Punda and Otrobanda, Where we have more than 150 shops, Renaissance Mall, a lot of restaurants, great ambiance at night.

 

Fort Amsterdam
Fort Amsterdam

Built by the Dutch (1634-1675), the West Indian Company shortly after they took the island from the Spaniards. In the back is the old Fort-church (Dutch reformed church now the United Protestant Church, rebuilt in 1763.

 

Floating Market
Floating Market

The Floating market is just around the corner from the Handelskade, it's one of Curacao's most beautiful, famous and picturesque sights. The Venezuelan merchants selling their fresh produce from small fishing boats. 

Scharloo
Scharloo

Scharloo, ancient Jewish residential area with beautiful restored mansions dating to the 1700's in addition to Willemstad's historic city center is part of the World Heritage Site.

The Jewish community on the island is the oldest one of the western hemisphere and has also the oldest synagogue of the western hemisphere built in 1732.

Boca Tabla cave (stop)
Boca Tabla cave (stop)

One of 7 inlets of the park Shete Boka located at the northern side of the island. Millions of years of pounding surf have carved out a wide cavern underneath the limestone terrace. In the cavern you can watch and listen to the surf rolling in and above see the breathtaking waves crashing against the north coast cliffs. Here is where you will meet the sound of nature.

A visit to Jaanchie's restaurant (stop)
A visit to Jaanchie's restaurant (stop)

West Punt for lunch for your fresh fish and local specialties. For those who dare to taste, a bite of the stewed Iquana. Lunch not included in the price.

 

Knip Beach (stop)
Knip Beach (stop)

The Big Knip, very popular with locals, especially in the weekends, a good site for an all day outing for the whole family. The beach is sandy and shaded and the water is normally crystal clear with over 30 m (100 ft) visibility and little surf or current.

Snorkeling is good straight out from the beach and near the cliffs to the left at Playa Kenepa. Look for spotted morays, needlefish, squid, parrotfish, sea turtles and lots of well developed coral. Bring your swimwear and snorkel equipment.

Jan Kok Flamingos (stop)
Jan Kok Flamingos (stop)

The salt flats of Jan Kok was the first one built on the island in 1650 with the first plantation house (Plantation house Jan Kok) built the same year by the W.I.C. (West Indian Company).

During the rainy season, plantation activities and during the dry season, harvesting of salt on the salt flats. Nowadays the salt flats are the habitat for the flamingos.

Tour Photo Gallery