Klein Curacao

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Klein Curacao

Klein Curacao, find out all about a trip to this uninhabited, tropical, bounty island. Compare all trips and book online.

We organize five different, full-service day trips to Klein Curacao every day

Treat yourself to a perfect day in paradise

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“In 2021, 86% of the number of surveyed tourists who visited Klein Curacao indicated that that day was the highlight of their vacation on Curacao.”

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You should not miss out on a trip to Klein Curacao!

It is not without reason that a visit to Klein Curacao is often in first place of the top 10 things that you must have seen or done during a vacation on Curacao. In fact, it is the only trip in the world that combines in one day a visit to a truly uninhabited tropical island with:

  • Snorkeling with sea turtles
  • Spotting wild dolphins
  • Most beautiful beach in the Caribbean
  • Crossing on a special boat
  • Unique monument viewings
  • Breakfast buffet, BBQ lunch and Open Bar

In short, the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation, culture and pampering.

Let us make this special experience an unforgettable one.

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What to expect from a Klein Curacao trip

A trip to Klein Curacao is a MAGICAL experience! With various boats such as a beautiful luxury motor yacht, the largest catamaran of the island, a fast somewhat smaller catamaran or a speedboat we will bring you early in the morning, very comfortably to this uninhabited, tropical, bounty island.

Enjoy the Open Bar throughout the day all inclusive, an extensive BBQ buffet at noon and go snorkeling in search of sea turtles and wild dolphins! You can borrow a diving mask and snorkel from us free of charge.

You will also have ample time during the day to explore the island, see the lighthouse and shipwreck, and enjoy Curacao’s beautiful snow-white and longest beach.

By late afternoon, while enjoying a tropical cocktail and a wonderful new memory, we sailed back to Curacao.

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Would you like to go to Klein Curacao within the next week? Don’t wait too long to book! Many trips may already be fully booked.

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In the overview below you can compare all trips to Klein Curacao and book directly online.

If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you. And if not, we hope to see you soon.

Bobcat 1
€ 99

Klein Curacao trip

All inclusive
Bobcat
Speedboat | 12.5 meters
Breakfast
Open Bar (without alcohol)
Premium Open Bar (alcohol)
BBQ lunch
Snorkel Set
Snorkeling at Tugboat
Hotel pickup
Ga met Blue Finn mee op de catamaran
€ 114

Klein Curacao trip

All inclusive
Blue Finn
Catamaran | 23 meters
Open Bar (without alcohol)
Premium Open Bar (alcohol)
BBQ lunch DeLuxe
Snorkel Set
Snorkeling safari
Hotel pickup
catamarans irie times
€ 114

Klein Curacao trip

All inclusive
IRIE Times
Catamaran | 18 meters
Breakfast
Open Bar (without alcohol)
Premium Open Bar (alcohol)
BBQ lunch
Snorkel Set
Snorkeling safari
Hotel pickup
Serendipity-VIP-left-3
€ 125

Klein Curacao trip

All inclusive
Serendipity
Luxury yacht | 30 meters
Breakfast Buffet DeLuxe
Open Bar (without alcohol)
BBQ lunch DeLuxe
HALAL chicken
Snorkel Set
Snorkeling safari
Private beach house
Loungers
Parasols
Premium Open Bar (alcohol)
Hotel pickup
Massage
Mermaid de boot
€ 130

Klein Curacao trip

All inclusive
Mermaid
Luxury Motorboat | 25 meters
Breakfast Buffet DeLuxe
Open Bar (without alcohol)
BBQ lunch DeLuxe
HALAL chicken
Snorkel Set
Private beach house
Loungers
Parasols
Premium Open Bar (alcohol)
Hotel pickup
In de Blue room school vissen
€ 109

NEW NEW NEW

All inclusive
BLUE ROOM trip
Speedboat | 12.5 meters
Open Bar (without alcohol)
Snorkeling gear
BBQ lunch
Hotel pick-up

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Here we have listed all trips, their prices and related facilities in a useful overview for you. Compare all trips and book easily online.

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What an experience
Annesays
We doubted whether we should go, because this trip costs more than 100 euros per person and the beach is also available on regular Curacao. I’m so glad we went anyway. Sofia (Sophia?) and her colleagues gave us a great day. From the moment we stepped on the luxury yacht ‘my serendipity’. Serendipity stands for ‘finding something good without looking for it’. And what a surprise it was. Breakfast on the island, chilling, walking to the shipwreck and the lighthouse, participating in the extremely well organized snorkeling tour… freedom, joy! While snorkeling, two guides went in the water, two on the water and even a diver helped keep things safe. We fed the tropical fish and swam with the wild turtles that have their young on this island every year. In the afternoon there was a buffet, so there was no shortage of anything. On the way back, sunbathe on the tip of the boat and enjoy a rum punch cocktail. Sophia and team, thank you so much! We will never forget this. ❤️
Should be mandatory...
MarcWeesie
A visit to Klein Curaçao with Blue Finn should be mandatory for all tourists. Been now for the 3rd time and it continues to be just great. The crew really does absolutely everything to make it a great day for all passengers. Giving an example; After spotting a group of dolphins just 50 meters away, we immediately responded by sailing there and we did indeed see 7.5 dolphins! (We only saw half of the 8th…). Food, drink and basically everything was excellent. We will go again next time!
Best day of our vacation!
933loisp
Wow, this was our best day of the holiday! Fantastically well arranged. We were served a lovely breakfast on arrival & the lunch was also very good. You will also have time in the morning to explore the island. In the afternoon you can go snorkelling with the crew. We really recommend doing that! What a fantastic experience that was. We have seen mega large (and also somewhat smaller) turtles that come to eat the bread from your hands. In addition, the crew was also really nice! In one word: DO! You will get a fantastic experience that you will never forget!
Beautiful and well organized day Klein Curacao
InkaLP
Boat trip was very comfortable, getting to the island within about an hour. Crew is helpful, friendly, attentive and welcoming. Plenty of beds and umbrellas. Breakfast (sandwiches, currant rolls, toppings, boiled egg, tea & coffee) and lunch (chicken, ribs on bbq, stew, rice, some salads, fruit salad) was really delicious and ample; buffet style. Outbound on the boat cup of tea, on return we were given tropical cocktails. Be smart with plastic cups so that waste is kept to a minimum. Snorkel trip with sea turtle spotting is highly recommended, truly a unique experience: walk upstream on the beach and then into the water and back with the current. Was really delicious. Visit wreck and lighthouse as early as possible (because of the heat)
Fantastic day
Lynn K
Had a great day during the boat trip to Klein Curaçao. Trip was easy to book online incl. transport from stay. The bus driver was here on time. Breakfast on the boat was very tasty and very well taken care of, delicious BBQ lunch, fruit and drinks (incl. open bar), nice skipper and crew. All very friendly! The destination Klein Curaçao is fantastic, most beautiful beach we have ever been to and also a nice, short walk to the lighthouse and shipwrecks. As my friend said this morning: the most beautiful day of the year!
Great day!
JFK73
We had a wonderful day, where we really lacked for nothing! Very good crew, delicious lunch and swam with turtles at Klein Curaçao, had a really great day! thanks
Klein Curacao boat trip
Brent T
Very nice. We have been along twice now (2018 and 2022). Crew is friendly and care on the ship is fantastic. Tip: Be sure to go snorkeling because turtles are guaranteed to swim around the ship on Klein Curaçao. And the first time there were dolphins, too.
Awesome
Mechel D
What a great experience, also for the children. The whole day was super organized, also the food and drinks were good. The crew also super friendly.
Great experience, highly recommended!
Martijn_Vincken
This boat trip to small curacao was perfectly arranged. a friendly crew, who even led us to the dolphins, provided an excellent barbeque and of course the open bar all day. Recommended!
Catamaran Black and White small Curaçao
Antonella M
Day trip to Klein Curaçao with the catamaran of Blue Finn is a must… Bounty island, snorkeling between the turtles, you can also dive there. Well maintained, good food and plenty to drink. Nice men who work there and who really enjoy their work, that’s what they radiate. They make it a fun unforgettable day.. Top team
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Klein Curacao info

Find out all about Klein Curacao and what to expect from a trip to this uninhabited, tropical island.

Klein Curacao in brief

Klein Curacao, find out all about a trip to this uninhabited, tropical, bounty island. Compare all trips and book online.

Klein Curacao is located about 10 km southeast of Curacao. It is a very small island with a surface area of only 1.7 km2. The length of Klein Curacao is 1.9 km and the width is 1.1 km.

When you look at the flag of Curacao there are always two white stars on it, one large and one somewhat smaller. The big star represents Curacao and the smaller star represents Klein Curacao.

Features of Klein Curacao

The most striking features of Klein Curacao and what the island offers are the most beautiful white sandy beaches, an azure blue sea, a beautiful underwater world, a spectacular reef under the crystal clear water, obviously lots of peace and fabulous views.

And not to be missed, the two absolute eye-catchers of the island of course, a must see, the iconic lighthouse, the Prince Hendrick Tower (still working, but now solar-powered) and the beached large oil tanker, the Maria Bianca Guidesman, now the famous rusty shipwreck.

Klein Curacao, an uninhabited, tropical, bounty island

Features of Klein Curacao

It is a real tropical bounty island, a lovely island. Also, the island serves as a breeding ground for various animals such as the American Little Tern, the Hawksbill Turtle and the Soup Turtle.

However, Klein Curacao used to have an entirely different function. The small island was used by the West India Company to quarantine sick slaves. The deceased slaves were buried on the island.

Not long after, English mining engineer John Godden discovered phosphate on the islet which was mined in the following years.

Since 1990, the island has been used only for organized day trips. From various locations such as Jan Thiel beach, Caracas Bay and Santa Barbara, you can join a Klein Curacao trip completely all inclusive.

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A Klein Curacao excursion in short

For over 35 years, Klein Curacao excursions have been organized. The first two excursions are also immediately the oldest and the most complete. We are talking about the Serendipity and the Mermaid. On these excursions, you may use the private beach house, with deck chairs, parasols, toilets and freshwater showers.

If you choose a Klein Curacao excursion on the speedboat the Bobcat or on one of the IRIE Times catamarans or the Blue Finn catamarans, you will be dropped off on the island with no facilities. The ultimate Robinson feeling on a bounty island!

What is included in the excursion?

All excursions to Klein Curacao are all inclusive, there is an open bar throughout the day, at noon you get a BBQ lunch and on the way back to Curacao there is always happy hour. Usually you will then be offered a tasty cocktail.

The open bar always includes nonalcoholic drinks and some trips also include alcoholic beverages.

Departure points of the excursions

Each excursion has a different embarkation point. For example, you can travel from Jan Thiel beach, Santa Barbara beach or the Caracas Bay/ Spanish Water to Klein Curacao. The crossing takes about one to one and a half hours.

Dolphin and sea turtle spotting

Along the way, there is always a very good chance of encountering a pod of wild dolphins. We will then follow them for a bit or stop the boat to fully enjoy this magical spectacle.

During the day, you can go snorkeling by yourself and also join a snorkeling safari. There is then a very good chance of encountering sea turtles. Around Klein Curacao, you can always find sea turtles hiding very close to the surf. For more information, visit: www.kleincuracaogids.nl

Klein Curacao, find out all about an excursion to this uninhabited, tropical, bounty island. Compare all excursions and book online.

The coast and the lighthouse

A boat trip to Klein Curacao on a catamaran

Visiting an uninhabited island is a very special experience in itself. But now suppose it is possible to make that experience even more special. A boat trip to Klein Curacao on a catamaran.

A catamaran is a type of boat characterized by the two parallel hulls. This ensures that a catamaran is a lot more stable than a regular vessel and has lower drag, allowing a catamaran to reach higher speeds.

At the front of the catamaran are two large nets that you can lie on and see what is going on in the water directly below you. In fact, it is quite common to encounter wild dolphins along the way. But beware, in the nets, you are a lot more likely to get wet.

How exactly does such a boat ride take place?

We do daily boat trips to Klein Curacao with four catamarans from Jan Thiel beach or from the Spanish Water. On the way out, we are sailing against the current so the entire trip will involve the use of the engines. On the way back, depending on weather conditions, we will sail back to Curacao.

A boat trip to Klein Curacao on a catamaran will certainly add an extra dimension to your visit to an uninhabited island.

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Klein Curaçao, conservation and tourism

Klein Curaçao is a fragile island that we need to take care of. In the past, Klein Curaçao has been pillaged, especially by phosphate mining. This has had a great impact. International organizations have also commented on the unique qualities of Klein Curaçao with regard to biodiversity. The inestimable value of preserving this biodiversity and thus maintaining untouched coral and fish populations.

Klein Curaçao, a Ramsar area

Meanwhile, Klein Curaçao has been designated a Ramsar site. This is an international agreement on wetlands and their conservation. So Curaçao must now take responsibility for preserving it as a nature reserve. This entails not building more on Klein Curaçao, but looking at creative and sustainable ways to promote tourism to the island.

What to look out for on Klein Curaçao

So tourists are certainly allowed to go to Klein Curaçao, but because of course, they must follow the rules. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are allowed. However, tourists are expected not to touch the animals and corals. Also, the stretches of beach should be avoided where the turtles lay their eggs and no trash should be left on the island.

Conservation of Klein Curaçao’s biodiversity is very important. Should you decide to visit the island we would like to ask you to treat it with care and respect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the type of boat, it takes about 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to sail from Curacao to Klein Curacao. Our catamaran makes the crossing in about 1.5 hours. The luxury yacht sails from Curacao to Klein Curacao in about 1 hour and the speedboat takes only 45 minutes.

The answer to this is actually quite easy. Spending a day on an uninhabited island is a unique experience in itself. But because this day is combined with seeing some impressive sights, swimming with sea turtles, dolphin spotting, a wonderful crossing on a beautiful boat and the whole day of delicious food and drinks makes a day trip to Klein Curacao by far on the first place of things you must have seen or done during your vacation on Curacao. This trip was named the most beautiful trip in the Caribbean by Lonely Planet in 2021.

When you book a boat trip with us online you are always guaranteed the lowest price. Prices range from €99 to €130 per person. This depends entirely on the type of boat and the facilities offered during the day.

On Klein Curacao, you can see several things. Surely the most famous sights are the iconic lighthouse and the imposing shipwreck.

In a close second place is the beautiful stretched beach. The sand is even whiter than in Curacao and the views breathtaking. The beach was named the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean in 2019.

And finally, the crystal-clear waters with the pristine reefs, the exuberant and colorful underwater life and, of course, the large sea turtles that are always hiding close to the burn.

There is definitely shade on Klein Curacao. There are several large palapas on the island and to the south are a few wooden enclosures where you can sit out of the sun.

There are also two private beach houses on the island with sun beds and umbrellas. However, you may use this only when you go with the Mermaid or the Serendipity.

There are no transmission towers on Klein Curacao and the transmission towers on Curacao do not reach far enough. Therefore, there is no coverage on Klein Curacao. Also, there is no WiFi.

There are several boats that go to Klein Curacao. A few boats vorate daily, but most boats several times a week. Therefore, look carefully at the availability of the various boats.

With us it is possible to choose between a speedboat, the Bobcat, about four catamarans at the Blue Finn and IRIE times trip, a luxury motorboat, the Mermaid and the luxury yacht the Serendipity.

Yes, all boats listed on our website can be rented privately. This is possible from €1800 for the whole day including captain with crew, open bar (all day) and a BBQ lunch. The daily rate depends on the boat chosen and the facilities desired. We will be happy to advise you on all options and associated costs.

A trip to Klein Curacao is only possible by boat in the form of an organized trip. There are no ferry services to Klein Curacao.

Klein Curacao is an uninhabited island and is located about 10 kilometers south east of Curacao.

The island has an area of 1.7 square kilometers. It is possible to walk around the entire island in about two hours.

Tours to Klein Curacao depart from the ports of Jan Thiel, Santa Barbara or Caracas Bay. There is ample parking at all ports in case you come with your own transportation. When you book a tour to Klein Curacao all the details and during are in the confirmation.

No, there are no power supplies on Klein Curacao.

No, there are no transmission towers that reach to Klein Curacao, nor are there any transmission towers or WiFi on Klein Curacao.

Yes, you must bring your own towels.

No, there are no restaurants or bars on Klein Curacao.

There are only day trips to Klein Curacao. Usually the boats set sail between 07:00 and 08:30 depending on the day trip you have chosen. Between 16:00 and 17:00 the boats will be back in the port of Curacao.

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