On this tour you will get the option to take to the skies and get aerial views of Spanish water and Willemstad seeing some of the iconic landmarks of Queen Juliana Bridge, Fort Amsterdam and Fort Nassau.
The City Harbour Discovery is included in this trip.
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 Gold Coast of Spanish Lagoon, where the rich and famous have their mansions further east to the famous Tafelberg and beautiful Fuik Bay.
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. Then we skim over the inland lagoon Spanish Water, where even the notorious pirate Henry Morgan, the Pirate King, found refuge once, where now the rich and famous have built their mansions. Flying over those lagoons we are able to spot the sailing ships and yachts that take shelter from the waves on the open ocean.
Back over the City you won’t miss to see Table Mountain up close, the Harbour and