Rent a boat in Curaçao
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Curacao on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, yachts, motorboats and more in Curacao and other destinations around the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is possible with selected boats. Looking to rent a boat in Curacao? Here you can expect to experience a wide variety of cultures, languages, and diverse cuisine! Get ready to taste a unique blend of native Caribbean, Western European, West African, North American, and Latin American flavors throughout your Curacao adventure. There are more than 100 nationalities living in Curaçao and each ethnicity has left its own stamp on the area! Boat rental in Curacao is the perfect choice to discover the cultural diversity and the surrounding waters. You’ll find this is partly due to the tropical savanna climate and the presence of trade winds that will guide you along the crystal clear ocean.
What price is boat rentals in Curaçao?
Renting a boat in Curaçao costs from 1350 $ per day in high season and from 9450 $ for a week.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Curaçao with or without a skipper?
Renting a boat in Curaçao with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. You can, however, rent a boat in Curaçao without a skipper if you have the appropriate licence, or if there are boats available to rent that do not require a licence. It is without a doubt a great idea to be the captain of your own boat if you’re an experienced sailor.
What to do in Curacao?
Curacao boat rentals can be combined with a day of deep-sea fishing. If you want to avoid large tourist crowds, we recommend that you consider choosing a route towards the west coast of Curaçao. There you’ll be sure to stumble upon an abundance of quiet bays where you can dive deep down to the Blue Room, a famous underwater. This particular cave fascinates even the most experienced divers with a mesmerizing blue light caused by the sun shining through the water. It’s important that we tell you that a holiday in Curaçao is never complete without experiencing a beautiful sunset that will be sure to take your breath away. To make this possible be sure to be on the water towards the end of the day. Renting a boat in Curacao means you can swim in sparkling waters, gaze at endless views over the sea and immerse yourself into the mystery of life underwater. What are you waiting for?
Curaçao is a long-stretched island, with a total area of 472 km2. It is popular to rent a boat in the capital of the island, Willemstad. Located on the southeast side of Curaçao, Willemstad is the perfect base for exploring the Caribbean island. The city lies on a natural harbour, called Schottegat which is the largest natural harbour in the Caribbean and is connected to the Caribbean Sea via Sint Annabaai. Did you know that the inner city of Willemstad is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites? We love that fact!
How is the weather in Curacao?
Curaçao belongs to the Leeward Islands. The terms ‘leeward’ and ‘upwind’ date from the time of sailing and indicate the location of the islands in relation to the centre of the trade winds. In Curaçao, there is almost always a strong easterly wind and Northeast trade winds, which ensure that the hot weather never becomes unpleasant.
The amount of rain is considerable throughout the year, but it rains very irregularly. A few days a year it absolutely pours, but then it is dry again for months. For this reason, you should avoid renting a boat in Curaçao during the rainy season, which occurs between October and January.
Temperatures are fairly constant, with only minor fluctuations throughout the year. The annual average temperature is 31.2 ºC during the day and 25.6 ºC at night. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 26.5ºC. The warmest month is September with an average temperature of 28.9ºC.
Other nearby sailing areas
The Northeast trade wind that always blows from the same angle makes Curaçao an ideal destination to rent a boat. It is a popular decision to sail along the south coast to Klein Curaçao to enjoy a weekend trip to Bonaire. The sailing centre of Curaçao is the Spanish Water. Keep in mind that a sailing license is required to sail in the Spanish Water and that the northeastern coasts are rough, as opposed to the southeastern ones.
One of the best things to do is to visit Curaçao in late January, just after the rainy season. That's when a sailing regatta is held! Join in, or rent a boat and watch from a distance.
Renting a boat on Curaçao is also recommended for those who like to dive into the water. Curaçao is known for its spectacular dive sites which are rated amongst the best in the world... it's hard not to be impressed by the coral reefs and tropical fish you'll encounter underwater.
What are the most popular ports in Curacao?
In addition to Willemstad, which is considered to be the most popular sailing destination in Curacao, you can also rent a boat in Curaçao in Fisherman's Harbour.
How to get to Curaçao?
Curaçao International Airport, also known as Hato Airport or Aeropuerto Horta, is the only international airport in Curaçao. The airport is located on the north coast of Curaçao, only 12 kilometres from Willemstad. From the airport, you can take a bus, the only public transport on the island, to Willemstad. The buses run on a fixed schedule, and because of the large number of bus stops, you almost never have to walk far to your destination! Another good tip to note is that the buses are very cheap.
Before you leave for Willemstad, you might want to take a look at the Hato caves, near the airport! The caves are said to have been inhabited around the year 500 A.D. by the Arawak Indians, the original inhabitants of Curaçao.