The Curaçao Sea Aquarium offers everyone the opportunity to come into contact with the beauty of the Caribbean coral reefs and a wide variety of its inhabitants. The main goal of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium is, next to entertain, to educate both visitors from abroad as well as the local population about marine life around the island of Curaçao and about the importance of our marine ecosystems.
Conducting and facilitating marine biological research is also a significant part of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium. The Curaçao Sea Aquarium keeps all marine animals and creatures in conditions that closely resemble their natural circumstances and does this by making use of the natural sources on our island as much as possible.
Curaçao Sea Aquarium offers a varieties of shows and activities for the whole family such as:
Dolphin Presentations Dolphin show
Sealion Presentation Sealion show
Nurse shark action feeding Feed the nurse sharks under supervision of one of our tour guides.
A guided tour around the aquarium
Flamingos and friends Help feed our flamingos and lobsters at specific times during the day
Under water observatory In this semi-submarine you can see the sharks, tarpons, stingrays and many more fish in their underwater environment and you can do all this without getting wet.
Touch tanks The touch tanks are shallow basins with shellfish, sea stars, sea cucumbers and other beautiful sea creatures. Under the supervision of our tour guides visitors are allowed to touch them and observe them up close. The touch tanks will be opened for interaction several times a day.
Aditional programs and tours:
The Sea Lion Encounter program is the ideal way to get to know our “flippered” friends up close and personal! A hands-on program has been designed to be both educational as well as fun. In our encounter area and under the supervision of one of our professional sea lion trainers you will get nose-to-nose with these marine mammals and learn more about their unique physiology, feeding habits and behaviors. You can book your Sea Lion Encounter at the Sea Aquarium entrance.
Ocean lens tour
An exclusive guided tour, taking you behind the scenes at the Sea Aquarium Park. Get introduced to our unique open water system and learn about how we contribute to marine life preservation. Visit Substation, home base of the Curasub, our very own manned submarine that facilitates both research and tourism, exploring a maximum depth of 1000 ft. (305 m)
Submerge inside the Ocean Lens with a marine expert and spend up to half an hour in this underwater observatory. The ultimate view into the blue. You can book your Ocean Lens Tour at the Sea Aquarium entrance.
Animal encounters Come experience the best snorkel and dive spot on Curaçao! Enter our natural lagoon to enjoy the Caribbean’s most colorful tropical fish & southern stingrays, while feeding sharks through specially designed windows. No experience necessary!