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All reviews fish guts sea turtles local fishermen catch of the day large schools of fish throw fish fisherman's beach turtles feed cleaning fish daily catch fishermen bring sandy bottom free swim snack shack great place to snorkel rented a car wear water shoes
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Take the car and drive up (about 50 minutes from Willemstad) and plan to arrive betwee 3 - 4 pm. You will see fisherman feeding turtles or just throwing their fish waste in the water and there, turtles of all sizes congregate. You will see...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Loverly4u2
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you go here you are one of the lucky ones to spot turtles on a close range, and you can swim pretty close to the fantastic creatures. Unfortunately (as usual) this place is out of control, and Curacao government should do something ASAP to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dr_donky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the many beaches we visited and we actually snorkeled and scuba dived on this beach. When you snorkel, you can see the turtles which was pretty cool. The beach is also nice to sun bathe and rental chairs and umbrellas are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank adelikis15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see turtles this is the place to be. The fishermen throw some food and several turtles swim to the pier. I was there on a weekend day and it was quite busy, if you have your snorkel gear then you can...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank MalavajeGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is going to be a bit different than the others that are on here. The reviews are 100% true, the turtles are plentiful in numbers and you can get extremely close to them. The problem I had comes from the fish guts and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Chad K
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

This is the BEST place to swim with sea turtles! During our trip we swam with 1 or 2 at Klein Curacao. When we came here we were amazed! we counted at least 8. They swarmed us by the dock! The fisherman drop their scraps...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ariellamour
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

A little on the busier side although we did go on a Sunday... we were able to snorkel and see some cool fish and turtles! They come pretty close to you (people on the pier feed them to come close!) It is more on the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Litsabal
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

I’ve never swam with any animal other than fish (obviously) so I was a little hesitant at first. I ultimately had an amazing time and I’m really happy I decided to get in with them during feeding time. The turtles do touch you at times...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lanajj
Reviewed 20 July 2019

You come here for one reason and it is worth it…the sea turtles! It is not the nicest beach area as it has a rocky entry and is “commercial” (pier with boats moored on one side of the bay and swimming on the other) but...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank PAVB6077
Reviewed 11 July 2019

Worth a drive if you have a car- excellent snorkeling, swimming, scuba, and more. Sailboats, seadoo / seabob rentals. Easy walk out beach. Parking is limited but park downhill in the shade, better to get in and out, anyways - short walk. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Karen R
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6 December 2018|
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Response from Snejana A | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car and drove there . The beach is quite small and is easy to find . Get there around 10 am . Have a swim. As soon as you see fishermen boats coming in, be ready .. turtles come right after them for a feast 😊
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Mystee85
19 October 2018|
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Response from tompO9358AR | Reviewed this property |
They are there most of the day, but come and go. Watch out for fishermen who clean their fish just off the shore where they throw the unusable parts of the fish overboard; that's where the turtles love to get their flippers... More
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Elena B
I was here the same week as you/ I was so upset to see how many people were not only touching the turtles but pulling and pushing them while they were trying to eat and come up for air. I was so angry. I wish there was some signs put up for the ignorant tourists who don't understand how cruel this is. I love Curacao, especially this beach for amazing snorkeling. I felt sad also that it seems they are bringing in huge bus loads of tourists.Stirring up the water and molesting the turtles. The bus pulled in with loud music playing and unloaded people who it seems were intoxicated or well on their way. I was here a few years ago with my husband and it was quiet, calm, and clear gorgeous water. There were others visiting but not over run with tons of rowdy, rude, people. I hope it doesn't get ruined.
30 April 2018|
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Response from rcsteelie | Reviewed this property |
Haunama Bay on Oahu makes you take a 15 minute class before going in the water. i think if they made a program in Curacao where you need to learn reef and wildlife etiquette before being able to go in the water with a... More
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