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Explore Curacao's underwater world, feed sharks and swim with stingrays on this hour-long activity at Willemstad's Curacao Sea Aquarium. Dive in to a lagoon with grouper, stingrays and tropical fish while viewing sea turtles and sharks in the next tank. Feed the marine life by hand with your intimate group of only 6 people. Choose from 4 different start times; explore the aquarium at your leisure after this adventure is over.
Choose which time works best for your schedule and make your way to the Curacao Sea Aquarium, just outside central Willemstad. Meet the aquarium's staff members for a safety briefing and introduction, then slip on your provided snorkeling gear.
Dive into the natural lagoon with your small group of 6 people or less and watch as the stingrays, tropical fish and grouper swim around you. The staff will provide food with which you can handfeed the gentle animals, which allows you to interact and get a close look at them. Nurse sharks and sea turtles swim on the other side of a glass wall, and you can feed them too by pushing food through small tubes in the glass.
Remain in the water for an hour, swimming in the peaceful lagoon and interacting with the animals. After your snorkeling adventure is over, feel free to explore the rest of its attractions and exhibits.
We had a fantastic time. We booked the 11:00 time and ended up being the only ones there. The group ahead of us was small and with the cruise ship. We took a cab from the cruise port and there was no problem finding a cab back to port. The guide showed us how to hold the fish for the stingrays, turtles, different types of sharks and other fish that we snorkeled with and fed. The guided stayed with us and provided any assistance we needed. After we finished we were able to stay and continue to snorkel since there wasn't a tour immediately following us. When we were finished, we showered off the salt water and then walked around the aquarium. There was also a dolphin show going on while we were walking around. Nice place and great tour. The do take pictures of you as you interact with the sharks, etc., but there is no pressure to purchase them. We will do it again when we visit Curacao on a future cruise.
Benjamin was my guide for this awesome experience, a very nice and helpful guy. I was the only one that booked for this afternoon. I got to feed a variety of fish including sting rays and sharks. The sharks were fed through an opening in a plexiglass? wall. It made a very distinct whooshing noise from the incredible suction. my wife could hear it from above deck. The giant sting rays were very strong and have a tendency to muscle you around a little bit. they also stole a few fish from me that I was trying to feed to the sharks. I was also surprised by a giant grouper and got to see a sea turtle swimming by. I had more than enough time to swim with all the sea creatures.The photographer was off that day but Benjamin took a lot of great pics with my underwater camera for me.
This was even better than expected. First, the aquarium is pretty standard but it's a good way to kill 30-45 minutes before the tour. The tour itself is great...over an hour spent in a large fenced off area of sea water teeming with fish and stingrays. We fed the large fish and stingrays first before moving to the three fenced sides of the tank where we could feed turtles and two types of sharks through holes in a clear plastic partition. Our guide, Sabrina, was awesome and our photographer, Juan, got some really clear underwater shots of the feeding. Viator beat cruise pricing by 25pp and we had a group of 6 vs. the 30 on the ship tour.
Highly recommend! Our family was on Carnival Sunshine and we booked the 11am snorkel- plenty of time to see the shows and feeding the Sharks was a lifetime moment! Cab fare was 5$ each way pp. The pictures were amazing- Lions Dive Resort had a delicious lunch and more free snorkeling- gorgeous/SAFE!
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