Tugboat Curaçao

Tugboat Curacao

What is Tugboat?

Tugboat literally means “Tugboat” and is one of Curaçao’s most famous and popular dive sites. This small wreck is named after the tug that accidentally sank about 30 years ago.

The wreck is about five meters underwater, making it the perfect snorkeling and diving spot. Because the water at Tugboat is very clear, you can get a good look at it when snorkeling.

Snorkeling and diving at Tugboat Beach

Every day, many divers and snorkelers enter the water at Tugboat Beach to view Tugboat.

Because of this, Tugboat Beach is also always very pleasant, as you meet many new people. From the moment you enter the water, you can immediately put on your snorkel because there is so much to see here.

Snorkelen Tugboat Curacao

On the right side of Tugboat Beach you have a docking station where a large ship is usually stationed for maintenance, for example. The dock area on the right and the bay itself have a lot of industrial trash scattered around, including a large chain, a huge anchor, ruined old docks and piles and other stuff.

Here you can also do super nice snorkeling and diving. Because these items have been there for years, it has become part of the fish habitat here.

Snorkeling on Curaçao

Discover our beautiful underwater world

Swim to Tugboat

When you enter the water at Tugboat Beach, you see a number of steel buoys in the sea. Just beyond these buoys is Tugboat.

It is about a 50-meter swim from shore. This swim towards it is already a special experience, but once you arrive at Tugboat you will be amazed!

The boat rises almost to the surface of the water. In fact, the top of the tug is only five meters. With sunlight shining through underwater, seeing the wreck even more clearly and schools of fish swimming through the windows and doors of the wreck, Tugboat is an enchanting discovery!

Zwemmen bij Tugboat

The fish here are fairly used to divers and snorkelers, so they don’t immediately swim away when you get close. This allows you to get a good look at the fish and collect unique footage, for example. But not only fish swim here. You can also find Tube Eels and Octopuses, for example!

Tugboat Beach Bar

Tugboat Beachbar

After this beautiful snorkeling adventure, it’s time for a nice drink at the Tugboat Beachbar. We are happy to be here for you, and while having a drink you can enjoy the beautiful art around you. We try to use as many natural materials as possible which gives a unique look and feel.

Don’t want to miss this unique experience either? Then we look forward to seeing you soon at Tugboat Beach!

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