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How long does it take to sail from Curacao to Klein Curacao?

In 2024, the sailing time from Curacao to Klein Curacao averages one and a half hours. The exact sailing time depends on the type of boat and weather conditions.


Overview of distance and route

Curacao and Klein Curacao lie in the southern Caribbean Sea with a distance of about 10 kilometers between the two. The distance between the two islands may not seem very long, but it is important to remember that the sailing time depends on several factors, including the location of the port from which the boat departs.

The usual sailing route from Curacao to Klein Curacao is from the southern part of Curacao, usually from the harbor at Caracas Bay, the one at Santa Barbara resort or from Jan Thiel beach. From the boat first sails along the coast of Curacao and then crosses the open sea towards Klein Curacao. The different starting points of the various trips are indicated with each trip.


Factors affecting sailing time

There are several factors that affect the sailing time from Curacao to Klein Curacao. An important factor is weather and sea conditions. Strong winds or rough seas can delay travel and increase sailing time. It is therefore advisable to keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if possible, choose a day with favorable conditions.

In addition, the type of boat used and its speed can also affect the sailing time. Some trips use faster small boats, while others opt for larger sailboats or yachts. The speed of the boat may vary and with it the duration of travel.


Average sailing time specified by boat

The fastest way to reach Klein Curacao at this time is with the small yacht called the Bobcat, it will take about an hour and fifteen minutes. For the big yacht the Serendipity, this amounts to about an hour and a half. If you opt for one of the catamarans, the crossing takes about one hour and three quarters of an hour. And the largest ship the Mermaid takes nearly two hours.


Practical tips for a trip to Klein Curacao

If you are planning to visit Klein Curacao, here are a few practical tips to make your trip go smoothly:

  1. Book your Klein Curacao trip on time: Klein Curacao is a popular destination and it is advisable to book your boat trip well in advance to avoid disappointment.
  2. Bring essentials: Be sure to bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat or cap. Also, don’t forget your camera to capture the wonderful moments.
  3. Safety and comfort: Follow the instructions of the boat crew and take into account possible seasickness, take preventive measures if necessary.