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Boat trip to Klein Curacao

When you decide to visit Klein Curacao for a day, the crossing can be an adventure in itself. Generally, a boat takes between 1 hour and 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the island. This largely depends on the type of boat and the size of the boat. To make the Klein Curacao trip something special it is possible to choose from different types of boats for the crossing which we will describe below. Then we will describe exactly what a boat trip to Klein Curacao looks like and what you can expect from this day.



The Bobcat and a small luxury yacht about 15 meters long. The boat can accommodate about 22 people. It is a comfortable boat with pleasant chairs and canopy so that everyone sits in the shade. With this boat, the crossing will take about 60 minutes and because this is the smallest boat, it is also the most economical boat trip to Klein Curacao.



We give you the opportunity to choose from four catamarans. These are two somewhat smaller catamarans, the Cool Runnings and the Rastamaran of the IRIE Times trip and two large catamarans, the Black & White and the Apache of the Blue Finn trip. Smaller catamarans take about an hour and 15 minutes to reach Klein Curacao and large catamarans 20 minutes longer. What makes trips on a catamaran unique and adventurous is that you can lie in the nets in the front of the boat and have a front row seat to spot wild dolphins and, depending on the wind, it is possible to sail back to Curacao.


Motorboat and the Yacht.

These two boats are fairly similar with only two major differences. The hunt (the Serendipity) is considerably faster. Where the Serendipity takes about an hour to reach Klein Curacao, the motorboat (the Mermaid) takes over an hour and a half. And the yacht is a lot more luxurious with a little more space. On the yacht, you sit in a comfortable leather chair on the upper or aft deck of the boat, both fully shaded. On the Mermaid, you also sit on the upper deck, also comfortable and also in the shade, but it’s all just a little more modest.


The trip to Klein Curacao

The adventure trip to Klein Curacao usually begins early in the morning when you board one of the many boats that depart daily from Curacao. These boat tours range in size and comfort, from intimate catamarans to larger sailboats and even luxury yachts. The choice is yours, depending on your budget and personal preference.

What to Expect on Klein Curacao

After a relaxing boat ride of about an hour to an hour and a half, you will arrive at Klein Curacao. Upon arrival, you are greeted by a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear turquoise water. The island itself is quite barren and uninhabited, except for a few abandoned buildings and the characteristic lighthouse that graces the horizon.

Beach Paradise

Klein Curacao is best known for its pristine beaches. It is the perfect place to relax, sunbathe, swim, and snorkel. The underwater world around Klein Curacao is breathtaking, with an abundance of colorful corals and a variety of tropical fish. If you are lucky, you may even encounter turtles that have made their home here.

Explore the Island

Although Klein Curacao is small, the island is not without attractions. Take time to explore the old, abandoned lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular view from the top. There are also some remains of dilapidated buildings that arouse curiosity and make for interesting photos.

Culinary Adventure

Most boat trips to Klein Curacao include a delicious barbecue lunch on the beach. Enjoy grilled fish, chicken, and local side dishes while listening to the sound of the waves and the gentle breeze of the Caribbean Sea.

Practical Tips for Your Trip

  • Sunscreen: Be sure to bring enough sunscreen and reapply it regularly. The sun on Klein Curacao can be quite intense.
  • Snorkeling gear: If you plan to snorkel, consider bringing your own gear for a comfortable fit.
  • Camera: Don’t forget your camera, because Klein Curacao offers countless photo opportunities that you don’t want to miss.
  • Safety: Always listen to the instructions of the boat’s crew and respect marine life and the environment on Klein Curacao.


A boat trip to Klein Curacao is an unforgettable experience not to be missed during your stay in Curacao. Embodying the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere of the Caribbean islands, the island is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a day of adventure and natural splendor at sea. So put on your swimwear, grab your sunscreen and prepare for a day of fun and discovery on Klein Curacao.