Are you looking for the best private tours in Curacao? Then I got you covered!
Curacao is an amazing tropical paradise, full of hidden beaches, secluded coves, and cultural highlights.
We all know the feeling – you book a tour and then get stuck in a big bus with 50 people. Everything is moving at snail speed and there is no personal attention at all.
The solution? Private Tours!
Private tours cost a lot of money – so you want to be sure to choose the right one!
My husband and I stayed in Curacao for many months last year – and taken an insane amount of tours.
To help you pick your perfect Curacao excursion, I have created a list of my personal favorite 10 private Curacao tours.
(Sidenote: they are all cruise guest friendly)
Let’s get to it!
Klein Curacao – Private Charter
- 8 hours
- Pickup Offered
- Optional Food or Drinks
- Local Guide
- Snorkel Equipment
- Also for bigger groups
🤩 5/5 Stars (10 Reviews)
Duration: 8 hours
Included: Snorkel Equipment, Hotel Pickup
This Private Catamaran Charter is for me one of the best Curacao private tours.
The tour will take you to my absolute favorite spot in Curacao – the hidden gem paradise of Klein Curacao.
The Charter company will rent you the entire catamaran including crew – and a local guide for about 8 hours.
You can have a fully personalized experience, and enjoy the best of Curacao together with your friends and family.
The only downside is, that food and drinks are not included in the initial price. However, you can easily upgrade to a bigger package.
This private tour is also cruise ship friendly, since they offer pickup service. This makes for an amazing shore excursion.
Klein Curacao is also an amazing place for scuba diving, so check with the tour providers if they supply gear.
All in all – this is an amazing trip you should take in Curacao.
🤩 5/5 Stars (45 Reviews)
Duration: 6 hours
Included: Bottled Water
If you want to see a lot of Curacao in only half a day, then this East to West Private Island Tour is an amazing choice for you.
In 6 hours you will explore all my favorite spots on the island: Curacao Liquor Distillery, Fort Nassau, Flamingo Sanctuary, Shete Boka National Park and many more!
I am so stoked about this itinerary because you will see all the highlights of the island – in a comfortable atmosphere with a local guide.
The only downside is, that museum tickets are not included in the tour. However, they are not expensive at all.
You will end the tour with seeing some sea turtles at Playa Piskado!
This is also a great option for shore excursions.
🤩 5/5 Stars (11 Reviews)
Duration: 3 hours
Included: Open Bar, Snorkel Equipment
This private powerboat sightseeing tour in Curacao must be one of the most fun ways to explore the island.
In three hours a professional crew and captain will take you and your group of friends or family on a super cool trip around the island.
You will make a stop to snorkel at the sunken shipwreck (I love that place) and explore Fuikbaai, Willemstad and the Spanish Lagoon.
Admittedly, this trip is not for people that get seasick easily.
The best thing about this trip is that you can bring up to 10 people – perfect for families as well. Drinks are included – so a fun trip is guaranteed.
If you are a lover of adventure and sightseeing – this private Curacao tour should be your first choice.
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🤩 5/5 Stars (2 Reviews)
Duration: 8 hours
Included: Water, Lunch, Snacks, Snorkel Equipment
My husband and I are in agreement on this Curacao Private Tour for two – it is one of the most romantic experiences you can find on the island.
This tour is amazing for couples and honeymooners.
Your local guide will take you on an 8 hour tour in a nice SUV all around the island. The itinerary can be amended to your wishes – which I love!
First, you will visit the Curacao Ostrich Farm, see the rugged East coast of the island, and later board a boat. The small boat will take you to secret inlets and hidden coves – super romantic.
I love that the driver offers pickup at the hotel or Curacao cruise ship– that is so convenient.
All in all – this is a great full day trip, where you will do some sightseeing of the highlights of the island in one day together with your love.
🤩 5/5 Stars (36 Reviews)
Duration: 3 hours
Included: Water, Snorkel Equipment, Water-sports Equipment
This Private Boat Trip with Trip and Treat Tours is one of the most fun adventures on the island.
In three hours the crew will take you on their small boat out on the Spanish Waters for some relaxing, water-sports and beach time. We saw the famous Tafelberg and explored the mangroves on the tour.
We booked this tour for our wedding anniversary, so we brought a small bottle of champagne to celebrate as well.
The crew was super friendly and helpful – they taught both of us how to wake-board with lots of patience! They live on the island, so they had lots of helpful travel tips for us.
Admittedly, the place where the tour starts is super hard to find.
But apart from our struggles to find the boat, we had an amazing time and can fully recommend this tour.
🤩 5/5 Stars (6 Reviews)
Duration: 2,5 hours
Included: Non-alcoholic beverages
In all fairness, we haven’t taken the 90 minutes submarine explorer dive ourselves, but it came highly recommended by friends.
After a short security briefing, the vessel will descend and you will spend about 1,5 hours underwater.
You get to see the sunken shipwreck, which is super impressive.
The vessel will take you also to see the beautiful coral reefs, fish and sponges.
The tour can take a maximum of 4 travelers. Keep in mind that it is not great for people that feel claustrophobic.
🤩 5/5 Stars (24 Reviews)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Included: Bottled Water, Parking Fees, Hotel Pickup
Those who know me know that I always love taking historical tours of the places I visit. Therefore I can totally recommend the Private Jewish Heritage Tour Experience in Curacao.
You will make many interesting stops on this tour. My favorite ones are the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the Mongui Maduro Museum and the Curacao Liqueur Distillery.
Another impressive stop is the oldest cemetery in the Western Hemisphere.
Sadly, entrance fees to the museums are not included in the tour price.
The tour is nicely organized and you will learn so much about the history and culture of Curacao.
🤩 5/5 Stars (12 Reviews)
Duration: 6 hours
Included: Snorkeling Equipment, Hotel Pickup
This customize-able Island Private Tour of Curacao is perfect if you want to see a lot of the island – but with your own agenda.
Charlie is an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide that knows every single spot on the island. He will take you out to Westpoint, the most western point of the island.
This is where all the best beaches and natural wonders are hidden – my favorite one is the Shete Boka National Park.
Give him your wishes or let yourself be surprised – during this 6-hour Curacao tour you will have a great time.
Charlie also offers cruise terminal pick-up!
There is nothing not to love about this tour!
Duration: 5 hours
Included: Snorkeling Equipment, Lunch, Hotel Pickup (extra fee)
Group Size: Up 10 6
This tour is the perfect fit for adventure lovers and snorkel enthusiasts. The Private Blue Room Beach Tour is the best fit if you want to have a special snorkel experience.
The Blue Room is a magical cave, perfect for snorkeling. It is hard to reach by yourself, so taking a boat trip there is a great idea.
Afterwards, the speedboat will take you to a nearby beach where a light lunch will be served.
Admittedly, the trip is slightly expensive. However, you can bring up to 6 people and share the cost, which makes it a lot less of an investment.
All in all, this is a great private snorkel expedition to Curacao to some of my favorite spots on the island.
Duration: 4 hours
Included: Snorkeling Equipment, Alcoholic Beverages, Snacks, BBQ
Last but not least, this luxurious Private Yacht Tour is amazing for a day of private relaxation and fun in Curacao. This tour is amazing for groups!
You can rent the entire 55 ft President Yacht for a 4-hour tour of the island – and bring up to 10 people.
Not only will you explore the impressive shipwreck of Curacao, but also make a stop at the Spanish Lagoon. Later on, you will head out east, before eating a delicious BBQ Lunch.
This is an amazing trip for some beach hopping as well.
I know, these boat rentals can be a bit pricey. But divided by 10 people, it barely costs more than a normal tour.
In my opinion, well worth it!
Why Take a Curacao Private Tour?
There are many reasons for taking a private tour in Curacao – as opposed to a group tour. Personally, we try to go private whenever we can afford it. I highly recommend going private as well.
Here are my main reasons for booking private tours:
- more personal attention from your tour guide
- customizeable itineraries
- not having to wait for others
- no danger of not so nice groups
- more relaxed experience
- perfect for cruise ship guests as shore excursions
Where to Stay for Curacao Private Tours?
There are many amazing areas to stay in Curacao for private tours. Many of the tours offer pick-ups from selected hotels.
Therefor I suggest staying not too far out west, otherwise you might risk that they won’t pick you up.
If you have a car at your disposal, you can stay anywhere on the island.
Here are some suggested areas to stay in Curacao without a car:
- Mambo Beach
- Jan Thiel
What to Pack for a Curacao Private Tour
Most of the tours supply you with the necessary gear (snorkeling equipment, etc). However, it can still be good to have your own things that are best suited to your needs.
Apart from the snorkel gear, it is always good to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and cover-ups. Good walking shoes are usually also recommended.
Here is a list of my favorite snorkel gear and other things that might come in handy for these private tours:
GoPro Hero 11 (amazing for super stable pictures under water)
GoPro Dome (for these Instagram shots where you are half in and half out of the water)
Underwater Phone Case (if you don’t have a GoPro)
Conclusion: Curacao Private Tours
In this post we checked out my favorite Curacao Private Tours – and I hope you will love them as much as I did.
One of the things you definitely should do is a private boat tour in Curacao. Ideally, you get to see Klein Curacao island – it is truly magical.
Beach Hopping and Sightseeing Tours in Curacao are just as much fun, and I hope I could give you a great overview of the best private excursions in Curacao.
About the Author
Sabrina is a passionate travel blogger and content creator, based in the Netherlands. She spends about half of the year traveling to various destinations together with her husband.
She provides slow-paced itineraries that focus on quality over quantity. Sabrina wants to help her readers to get more out of their travel experiences – while doing less. Read more.