Ferries to Curacao

Ferry service is limited in Curaçao but the price is very affordable

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Eager shoppers will be thrilled to know that they can reach the main shopping areas on Curaçao for free. The island has a free ferry service that visits the capital city of Willemstad, which is home to the two places on the island that are most popular for their shopping centers.

Riding the Ferries

The only ferry that operates in Curaçao is a shuttle that makes regular trips between Willemstad and Otrobanda. Travelers pay nothing for this short journey between shopping centers, and the view from the boat is spectacular. Passengers aboard the ferry will be able to view The Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, which is the largest pedestrian bridge in the world. "The Lady," as locals affectionately call the bridge, connects the two shopping areas. Some the island's museums also have free ferry service for scheduled tours of the harbor.

Make finding water transportation easy by browsing the selection of ferry services below.

Ferry Docks
Name Location
Otrobanda Ferry Dock Otrabanda
Punda Ferry Dock Downtown Willemstad
Ferry Routes, Curacao
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Willemstad Otrobanda Ferry Dock Punda Ferry Dock Curacao Shopping Ferry many times per day

Several companies on the island offer boat rental services. Venture out on your own, or take a guided day trip around Curaçao or to neighboring islands like Bonaire and to islands off the Venezuelan coast. Sea fare will depend on the type of boat trip you're taking and the company you choose. Water lovers should research boat rental companies to see which one is best for their sea excursion. Day cruises are also available, so vacationers can sit back and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the island and its gorgeous deep blue waters.

Water adventures are easy to come by on Curaçao. Vacationers should have no trouble getting their feet wet and traveling around the island on an exciting boat tour or relaxing day cruise. Shoppers will also find that boating in Curaçao is a very cost efficient way to reach the island's shops and stores.


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