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Exploring the West Coast of Curaçao on a Powerboat

Category: | Published on: October 9, 2018 | By Jyona Jacobs

On Tuesday 25th of September, I went on an amazingly wild ride up and down the West Coast of Curaçao. On an orange powerboat I was able to go from Spanish Water, all the way to Playa Piskado and back in seven hours! This tour was a fabulous way to see the island of Curaçao from a whole different perspective, with all her hidden secrets that can only be discovered by Sea.

 

Spanish Water Curaçao

My day began at Fishermen’s Pier (Visserhaven) at 10 am, which is just left of Caracasbaai (on the right) and in one of the harbors on Spanish Water. After signing the waiver, tucking my bag away, once in my seat we soon powered out of Spanish Water, and into open waters. Being seated on the right side, with the coast to my right, left me in just the right position to get constantly splashed every time we hit a wave just right. By the time we reached Mambo, I was positively soaked through, with my hat dripping water, and it was just pointless to wipe my sunglasses dry. With how fast we were going, flying, jumping in the water I really could not care less about being soaked. The boat ride was fun and just exciting one it’s own! However, to be honest it can be a little scary when we jumped out of the water and landed back into the sea, so unexpectedly.

Our first stop at 10:45 was near the beach Kokomo, this stop was just a break so that we could stretch a bit and have something to drink. Drinks are included in this trip and are available throughout the tour! Here we could see the clear, turquoise blue water and it looked so inviting! Sadly, this is not our stop and we wouldn’t be stopping till Playa Piskado. On the way to Piskado, we saw all the famous spots of Curaçao from the beaches such as Porto Mari, Cas Abao, Knip, and hidden gems in the sand, to the stunning nature and hotels.

 

Playa Piskado

By 11:30 we reached Playa Piskado where we could enter the blue waters and snorkel with the Sea Turtles there. I spent the next 45 minutes watching Sea Turtles come and go, diving underwater to see them closer. Soon I swam back to the boat, enjoying the cool water, and seeing all this underwater life at Playa Piskado. Next, we went to the gorgeous Playa Lagun, which is hidden between towering cliffs for lunch at Bahia. Bahia is located at the top cliff with a breath-taking view of the beach and the turquoise waters below. Enjoy the amazing view, great food, and even the kittens that roam the restaurant. After lunch, we went to the magical blue room and watch this hidden cave dance with shimmering blue lights.

 

Blue Room Curaçao

After leaving the blue room, we cruised back towards the east side of the island and we encountered the heavy current. Even though it was considered a good day, current wise, it was still very intense even with the expert navigating of our Captain Tamara. There were lots of jumps, dips, drops, and those on the left side were splashed quite a bit. While most would find this thrilling, as this is a very exciting boat trip, it was just intense for me! I was very happy when we reached the rest stop near Kokomo for a break. Soon here after we were in Punda enjoying the historic architecture in the city center and for a picture stop. Our final stop was at St. Barbara for a quick refreshing swim before we toured around Spanish Water. Within Spanish Water are the luxurious villas of Curaçao. We explored deep within Spanish Water, parts I never saw before until we docked back at 5 pm.

This tour is an amazing way to get to know the hard to reach places of Curacao, the places that can only be reached via sea. This tour is intense, fun, exciting, definitely a tour, and a great way to spend your Tuesday with a small group (max 10 persons).

 

My advice!

  • I recommend this great boat tour for small groups!
  • I did not get seasick on this trip, which is the benefit of riding on a Powerboat. However, in the morning I did take my motion sickness medications like I always do, just on this trip, I was not even nauseous like other boat trips. So, this Powerboat Tour or one to Klein Curaçao is really a must for those who are prone to seasickness.
  • Wear sunglasses! There is nothing to protect your eyes or face from the sun, so wearing sunglasses is a most!
  • Be sure to already wear your swimsuit under your clothes as you jump straight from the boat and into the water.
  • Speaking of clothes, wear some that you don’t mind getting soaked or simply if you have it, waterproof clothes.

Greeting, Jyona

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