Curacao excursions – Water sports activities
What water sports will you do on Curaçao?
Many people who come to Curaçao for vacation think of water sports as diving and snorkeling. However, there are many more exciting water activities to enjoy! Some more energetic than others, but all great to practice. Let’s see what you can find in terms of booking water sports excursions on the island.
Curaçao is surrounded by ocean waters, perfect for diving adventures, but have you ever tried wakeboarding? Experience the thrill of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by flying in fact over the ocean!
The water sport known as wakeboarding combines elements of surfing, skiing and snowboarding. When you are on a wakeboard, you can achieve incredible speeds. That said, the waters of Curaçao provide an excellent environment for this activity. If you like to go fast and be coordinated, wakeboarding is definitely the activity for you.
Kite surfers can have a blast on Curaçao. A warm northeast trade wind blows on average 300 days a year. Thereby, the Caribbean Sea around the centrally located ABC island has a pleasant temperature all year round. Kitesurfing is at its best in Curaçao between the months of February and August. After that, winds averaged 16 knots, with gusts up to 32. On your vacation, learn to kitesurf in the warm waters off the coast of Curaçao.
In fact, kitesurfing lessons are available at several beautiful beaches. Inexperienced kitesurfers are kept informed by their instructors via radio link. There is always a boat sailing along to keep an eye on things as well. Fans of kitesurfing are sure to have a great experience on the waves and wind at Sint Joris Bay, Klein Curaçao and Playa Marie Pampoen.
Terra Boutique Hotel
Located At Sea, In The Middle of Pietermaai.
Terra Boutique Hotel has a unique location in the heart of the island of Curaçao, Willemstad. While you can relax and have a dip in the Caribbean waters, it’s also possible to enjoy the Caribbean culture and bustling neighbourhood of Pietermaai. Shops, bars and the finest restaurants are within walking distance from our Hotel. Besides this, Pietermaai has a lot more to offer like museums, live-music, markets, local crafts and the best Caribbean street food.
After all the hustle and the bustle of Willemstad, you can enjoy the beautiful and relaxing sunset at our private beach with your favourite drink.
These days, taking a windsurfing lesson is a warm trick. Windsurfing Curaçao’s equipment consists of large, sturdy boards and lightweight sails. This allows you to sail the windsurfboard in both directions within an hour. Teachers are available to teach you the ropes of windsurfing. Fans of windsurfing will love Curaçao. Because trade winds are constantly blowing, surfboards can cruise the Spanish Water at Jan Thiel at high speeds. If you do fall off your board, the warm waters of the Caribbean are a great landing spot. That pleasant temperature saves you from wearing a wetsuit again!
If you like wave surfing, Curaçao is a great place to get in the water. This water sport is suitable for both beginners and experts. It is common for longboarders to ride waves no higher than 30 cm and you will find many of them on Curaçao. The wave surfing season on of the island runs from May to December. Curaçao’s coastal golf conditions are ideal at this time of year.
This is because elsewhere in the Caribbean, hurricane season is in full swing. Curaçao is fortunate to be just outside the hurricane zone, but does have to deal with the weaker waves. Currently, there are more and more surf schools on the island where you can perfect the sport and have a fun experience. Sint Joris Bay, Playa Kanoa and Klein Curaçao are definitely the best wave surfing locations in the Leeward Islands.
We would love to welcome you at Terra Boutique Hotel
Canoeing or kayaking
Curaçao is also a great place for canoeing or kayaking. Paddling a kayak or canoe through the island’s many bays, lagoons, inland waters and mangrove forests is a fun way to explore nature and enjoy the beautiful views. That could be another adventurous trip. Canoeing and kayaking are best done early in the morning or after sunset. Around those times, the tropical heat is less intense and it is a wonderful place and time to spend on the water. Also, you will have the chance of fantastic photo opportunities. The Caribbean Sea, Spanish Water, Caracas Bay and Piscadera Bay are where most people go kayaking or canoeing.
Stand-up paddle board (SUP) Curacao
Another “board sport” that has been gaining tremendous popularity lately is supboarding. Also on Curaçao. By using a stand-up paddle board, or SUP, you can paddle in the waters around Curaçao, which are not accessible by any other means. This popular water activity is also called SUP-boarding, sup-surfing, paddle-surfing and stand-up paddle. It is also possible to take yoga classes on a SUP board. That’s another unforgettable experience!
Jump into the water
There is clearly plenty for water sports enthusiasts to do on Curaçao! From super active kitesurfing and wakeboarding to relaxed canoeing and supping along a lovely beach. Whatever you choose for water sports activity, you are sure to have memorable experiences in warm, Caribbean, clear blue waters.