When making reservations for any tour, mention that you speak English.
Gigi Scheper Tours. Gigi Scheper leads historical walking tours of Willemstad and also does a car tour focusing on Jewish heritage and architecture, including an insider's look at the synagogue. Punda, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao. 5999/697–0290.
Photo Walking Tours. Professional photographer Caroline Castendijk will show you around the historic and colorful sections of Willemstad and give you great pointers on photographing the scenes. She'll take you through Scharloo and Pietermaai, old quarters undergoing major transformations, offering incredible photo ops. You'll learn plenty of the island's history to give context to your images. Caroline will lead you through all the secret alleys and nooks in the old districts and can take you through Otrobanda and Punda, too. Willemstad, 5999/515–8971; http://carolinecastendijk.com.
VIP Tours Curacao. Create your own tour with VIP's list of must-see attractions, and they will do the rest. They personalize every service and customize flexible itineraries, which may include full days of Westpunt or the national park or Willemstad or a combo of all, including land and sea adventures. They also offer a special geocaching tour. Willemstad, 5999/673–4567; www.viptourscuracao.com.
Walking Tours Otrabanda and Punda. Walking tours of historic Otrobanda focusing on the unique architecture and history are led by architects Anko van der Woude and Micheal Newton, and Punda tours by Gerda Gehlen. (Ask for tours in English.) 5999/461–3554 ; 5999/668–8579; www.otrobanda-pundatour.com.