Get to see the sites of this dutch Caribbean city not far off the coast of South America, Made popular with its colourful buildings Willemstad is truly a feast for the eyes from the sky.
High-lights: Spanning the entrance to the harbor; Observe Fort Amsterdam and Fort Nassau and look down on the dolphins in their natural habitat. Fly over the colorful houses of Willemstad and experience the sights flying along the coast.
Short history: In 1634 a group of colonists from Amsterdam (Hence the name Fort Amsterdam at the entrance of the harbor) in search of treasure settled here. The Dutch West Indian Company, backed by the Dutch Crown, claimed Curacao. The island soon began to prosper under Dutch rule and became an important trading center, making it a ripe target for pirates and buccaneers.
After take-off we pass the Queen Juliana Bridge (named after the late Dutch Queen Mother). Flying low over the St Anna Bay, dividing the city through the middle, we fly right by the quaint waterfront trading houses of the early 18th century designed after the gabled houses in Amsterdam. The ‘Swinging Old Lady’ (the pontoon bridge), unique in the world patiently lets us soar over, after which we continue up the coast east. Leaving Otrobanda and Punda behind us we continue along the shoreline with beautiful beaches and observe the dolphins at Seaquarium in their natural habitat. Back over the City you won't miss to see Table Mountain from the distance, the Harbour and Main City.
Max. weight of all passengers: 300 kg or 660 lbs.
Prices are excluding 9% tax.