Curaçao Sea Aquarium
In 1984, one of Curaçao’s finest assets, the underwater world, became accessible to everyone.
The Curacao Sea Aquarium was developed directly on the oceanfront with a healthy coral reef only a stone’s throw from the entrance. This beautiful aquarium complex is one of the most unique in the world because of its ‘open-water-system’, which means that sea water is continuously pumped into the aquaria.During the feeding shows you can touch and learn about the animals. For some real fun you can snorkel or scuba dive and hand feed stingrays, sea turtles, sharks and many other colorful tropical fish. For those who do not want to get wet, they can watch the fun of the divers whilst seated in the Underwater Observatory Boat. After all that excitement you can relax in the coolness of our museum and theater.
Many big and small aquaria teeming with Caribbean treasures, offer more than 400 specimens from around the waters of Curaçao. The Curaçao Sea Aquarium has one of the most extensive collections of Caribbean sea life and is still adding to it.
In the aquarium hall there are lots of feeding shows. These shows involve flamingos, stingrays, sea turtles, sharks…and you! An experienced instructor invites visitors to help feed and pet the sharks without any danger. All these feeding shows will amaze and fascinate you!
A big Touch Tank where you can ‘touch’ the animals yourself…
At the Curaçao Sea Aquarium complex you will find an outside channel where lemon sharks and nurse sharks, sea turtles and a sea lion can be seen. As they are being fed during the day you can get a very close look at them.
Four times a day our sea lion, ‘ChiChi’, is fed and then she playfully demonstrates what she has learned from her trainer!
Discover the sensational secrets of the sea in the air-conditioned theater. Watch the 3- dimensional slide shows and video presentations from the comfort of your chair!
After the theater you can move on to visit our Shell Museum. There you can view one of the most extensive shell collection you can imagine.
After your adventure you can enjoy a nice lunch or drink at the Balau Terrace with its open- air and seaside terrace. And of course you cannot leave the Curaçao Sea Aquarium without a visit to the souvenir shop, for a lasting memory.
The Animal Encounters
Bring your bathing suit and take part in a thrill-of-a-lifetime adventure called ‘Animal Encounters’. This is the only place in the world where you can hand feed sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and colorful tropical fish in one dive.
The best thing about ‘Animal Encounters’ is that both divers and non- divers can participate in this exciting activity.
Sea Aquarium Beach
Within walking distance of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium you will discover a beautiful stretch of soft white sand, the Seaquarium Beach. 400 meters of white sandy beach, tropically shaded by coconut and date palms, without doubt the most popular beach on the island.
The Seaquarium Beach is the perfect way to relax after being thrilled by feeding the sharks!
Our Dolphin Encounter Program offers you the rare opportunity to learn more about the Bottlenose Dolphin while standing waist deep in the water on a submerged platform. Prior to the activity, the dolphin trainers will give a brief explanation.
Intimate group sizes are maintained in order to give you the best opportunity to examine and study the dolphin's physical characteristics.
Children under the age of eight (8) must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian.