Kralendijk, Bonaire

Kralendijk Waterfront Views around the Caribbean Island of Bonaire in the ABC Islands

Introduction to Kralendijk, Bonaire

Bonaire’s capital, Kralendijk, lines one of the island’s many beaches with lovely stucco houses in pastel shades of pink, green and blue. Explore the Washington Slagbaai National Park, home to flamingos, iguanas and giant cacti, or visit the nearby uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire, to relax on the gorgeous white-sand beach.

The Dutch-controlled Caribbean island of Bonaire is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and fantastic climate. Surrounded by protected Marine Park, the island’s waters are home to large numbers of tropical fauna and rare seabirds, including Tuna, Blue Marlin, Sailfish and Flamingos, and attract keen scuba divers from around the world. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, Bonaire’s vast golden beaches are the perfect place to relax and soak up the unrivalled Caribbean sunshine with a delicious cocktail.

In Kralendijk – the island’s capital - there are lots of interesting shops selling jewellery, wood and leather products – most of which are hand crafted by the locals – and plenty of restaurants selling an enticing mixture of cuisine. You’ll find Creole dishes such as grilled spicy fish, goat stew and cactus soup and local versions of Dutch products, such as smoked meat and excellent cheese. The locally brewed beer is also worth trying, as is the creamy hot chocolate.

Nearby you'll find the incredible Washington Slagbaai National Park - a large nature sanctuary that’s home to Bonaire’s native and endemic fauna, including parrots, parakeets, flamingos, iguanas and turtles - and the island's oldest village - Rincon - which is the former home of the Arawak Indians and Bonaire's slaves.

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Bonaire by Harley Davidson

BONAIRE BY HARLEY DAVIDSON - TOUR D

  • An amazing opportunity to tour Bonaire by Harley Davidson motorbike!
  • View many of the island's highlights
  • An experience to remember

 

Activity Tour
Price£160.00 - £190.00
DurationApproximately 3.5 Hours
LimitationVery Limited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

Discover Bonaire in the most unique way as you take to the roads on a Harley Davidson.

Just a short drive from the pier is the Harley meeting point. Upon arrival, you’ll be given brief formalities before setting off with your guide. Your scenic ride will head north along the coastal road. Enjoy a stop at 1000 Steps dive site, which offers beautiful views across the Caribbean Sea.

Your convoy will then continue inland to the Gotomeer Salt Lake, where you may be lucky enough to catch sight of the island’s pink flamingos. You’ll then head to the village of Rincon for a stop to enjoy a complimentary bottle of water. Riding south, you can view the salt flats and the historical slave huts. These tiny huts were used to house the workers of the salt industry.

Your experience nears to an end as you pass by the salt mounds, before arriving back at the Harley meeting point.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? The price of this tour is per bike, and it is two guests to a bike. Adults wishing to book as passengers must book with a driver - there are no drivers available for guests not wanting to drive themselves. Depending on the ship’s berth, the meeting point may be within walking distance (around five minutes) and the bus drive may not be applicable. Riders must be over 25 and bring a full, valid motorcycle licence and major credit card for insurance formalities. Debit cards are not accepted. The choice of bike model is subject to availability. Guests must wear the appropriate attire - long trousers or jeans and flat, closed toe shoes. Shorts are not permitted. Helmets must be worn at all times and participants must sign a collision damage waiver with a US $1,000 excess.


BONAIRE BY TUK TUK - TOUR C

  • Explore the beautiful island of Bonaire in a unique mode of transport
  • Have your camera to hand to capture the highlights of Kralendijk
Activity Tour
Price£20.00-£30.00
DurationApproximately 1 Hour
LimitationVery Limited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

Join our tuk tuk tour for an exciting way to discover the charms and beauties of Bonaire!

Originally a mini taxi from Thailand, the Bonaire tuk tuk models have been refitted with an electric, emission-free and environmentally friendly motor, offering visitors a great eco tour.

Discover the historical city of Kralendijk, admire the island’s first hotel and see Fort Orange, which was built almost four centuries ago. Pass by the old hospital with its chapel, allowing you to gain an insight into Kralendijk’s past and grander times, and listen as your guide offers interesting facts about the island.

Your tuk tuk will pass by the square and through the streets of the capital, taking in the local life. A visit will be made to the island’s largest church, before you take the scenic route along the ocean boulevard back to the pier.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will involve limited walking, however a degree of agility is required when negotiating the step up and into the tuk tuk when boarding. The tuk tuk ride will last approximately 45 minutes. Each tuk tuk will accommodate either four or seven guests – we are unable to guarantee which tuk tuk you will have on the day.


Discover Bonaire

DISCOVER BONAIRE - TOUR A

  • Discover the landscape of Bonaire
  • Experience the island’s culture
  • Don’t forget your camera!
Price£40.00 - £50.00
DurationApproximately 3.5 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

Bonaire is known for its pink flamingos and nature reserves. Today you will be invited to enjoy a relaxing drive which covers both the scenic and historic highlights.

Your route will carry you along the island’s northern coastline, past Bonaire’s legendary blue waters, which are a breathtaking scene. You may even be able to see fossils embedded in the limestone as well as the continuing ongoing effects of erosion, which are clear evidence of how the island once rose from the ocean!

The rustic landscape is packed full of huge Candelabra cacti as well as many other cacti varieties and cactus fences. The famous Divi Divi tree, Mesquite and Accai trees can also be seen in this area. Travel to Goto Lake, a natural Brackish water lake (a mix of sweet and salt water), which is possibly one of the most beautiful places on the island. The shy flamingo can often be spotted feeding in this important foraging site, as well as many other shore birds and lizards.

Continue your drive across the island to Rincon Village, believed to be the first settlement on Bonaire, as well as the oldest settlement of the Netherland Antilles still in existence (circa 14th century). This fertile valley was the former village of the slaves and was first used by the Arawak Indians centuries before the Spanish discoverers built the village. At the Washington National Park, you can marvel at a full-scale juvenile whale skeleton, or visit the natural history plantation museum and the open air exhibit for a peek into the island’s heritage.

Making your way to the southern part of the island, learn how salt is produced today, and how the slaves mined it in the 17th century. Touch history as you visit the original huts used as shelters by slaves and admire the colour contrast between the blue Caribbean ocean, pink salt pans and towering white mounds of dry salt – quite a spectacular sight.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that the transport used in Bonaire is unable to accommodate wheelchairs or large walking aids. Whilst there is only minimal walking involved in this tour, participants must be able to get on and off the transport unaided. It is possible that your driver may also act as your guide. Please note that we cannot guarantee what flora or fauna may be seen. For reference, whilst toilets are available to guests participating on tour, there is a small charge to use these facilities – currently US$0.50.


Goto Lake, Kralendijk, Bonaire

GOTO LAKE CYCLING - TOUR F

  • Enjoy a delightful bicycle ride, pedalling around Bonaire’s countryside.
  • Admire the island’s natural beauty
  • Observe daily life in the tropics

 

Activity Tour
Price£45.00 - £55.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
LimitationVery Limited Capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Cycling the north of the island is the perfect way to capture the unspoilt beauty of Bonaire.

 

Just a short drive away from your ship is the cycle activity centre, where your bicycle will be adjusted for your height and a safety briefing will be given. Once fitted with your helmet and supplied with a complimentary bottle of water, it’s time to head out onto the open roads.

 

Your guide will take you north to the most scenic routes, and onto the beautiful inland salt lake of Goto. You may be lucky enough to catch sight of the blush of the pink flamingos reflecting from the water. During your leisurely ride, your guide will explain interesting facts about the flora and fauna of Bonaire. A short stop will be made at the Dos Pos Well, before you head to the charming village of Rincon. Here, you’ll leave your bicycle behind and have a well-earned rest outside the Rose Inn, before the return to Kralendijk.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will operate by mini bus and bike. There is a minimum height restriction of one and a half metres (five feet) on this tour. Children are not permitted to participate. The cycle ride will last around two and a half hours. Participants must be in good physical condition and some cycling experience is required. The terrain is mostly flat and downhill with the occasional steep incline. The only toilet facilities available are in the village of Rincon. Please wear clothing suitable for bike riding and bring sunscreen. Closed toe footwear is essential.


HISTORICAL MUSEUM & SALT FLATS (TOUR L)

·         Discover Bonaire’s history at the Historical Museum

·         Gain an insight in to the centuries-old salt production process

·         Marvel at the vast salt flats

Price£50.00 - £60.00
DurationApproximately 2 ½ hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking

Take a guided tour through the Historical Museum, and go on a field trip on an open eco-lectric shuttle to view the salt fields and slave huts.

 The population of Bonaire consists of 19,000 people and there is a rich mixture of several cultures. The first people to arrive on Bonaire were the Caquettos, a tribe of the Arawak Indians from Venezuela, around 1300 AD. In 1499, the island was claimed by the Spanish, before the Dutch took over in 1636. At the end of the 17th century, African slaves came to Bonaire. Today’s populations with over 80 nationalities is a direct result of this period.

 Your excursion begins at the pier, where you shall meet your guide, followed by a short walk to the Historical Museum. Here, listen to the history of the Indians, the stories surrounding the first encounters, and the islands salt flats and slavery.

 Then, take an eco-lectric shuttle to the southern part of the island to see the salt flats, of which you have just learned about in the museum. There are almost no words to describe what you see when you visit the Salt Flats on Bonaire. The production of salt on Bonaire is centuries old. It began in the salinas on the island, where excess seawater collected and vaporized by the sun helped by the winds and leaving behind the salt crystals. By 1837, Bonaire became the thriving centre of salt production in the Caribbean. The salt-forming is done by mother nature, but the harvesting of salt in those days was done by the slaves brought to Bonaire. After the Abolition in 1863 many slaves left Bonaire and the salt production came to a halt. It was 100 years before the salt production recommenced. Your guide will impart knowledge on the importance of the industry to the island’s economy, and point out the huts where the slaves camped.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, and there is a flight of stairs to negotiate at the museum, therefore is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. For reference the order in which the tour operates may differ to the tour description.


LAND & SEA ADVENTURE (TOUR K)

·         Experience Bonaire’s highlights

·         Combine an exhilarating off-road adventure with a relaxing coastal cruise

·         Explore the spectacular underwater world of the Bonaire Marine Park

Price£120.00 - £130.00
DurationApproximately 6 ¾ hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Enjoy a full day discovering the island by land and sea.

Begin your tour with a scenic drive around the northern part of Bonaire. See the flamingos at Goto Lake, visit the museum at the entrance of the Washington Slagbaai Park to gain an insight in to the flora and fauna of the island, and enjoy exhilarating off-road rides through the areas of Morotin and Boca Onima.

 Feeling refreshed after a short lunch break, it is time to step on board your fully equipped sailboat and explore the Bonaire Marine Park. You will have the opportunity to explore the spectacular underwater world – perhaps you will spot turtles, rays or even a seahorse swimming amongst the coral.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will operate by SUV Land Rover and sailing boat. Whilst there is minimal walking involved in this tour, it is not considered suitable for wheelchair users. Please come already wearing your swimming costume underneath casual clothing, and don’t forget a towel and adequate sun protection. Guests wishing to snorkel should be good swimmers and in good physical condition. The clarity of the water at the time of our call, and the marine life seen, cannot be guaranteed. For reference the order in which the tour operates may differ to the tour description. Please notify us at time of booking if you have any dietary requests.


Mangrove river, Bonaire, Caribbean

MANGROVE ECO BOAT TOUR - TOUR B

  • View one of the best preserved mangroves in the Caribbean
  • A great way to glimpse the wonders of this area
  • Learn about the delicate eco-system and plentiful wildlife
Boat Tour
Price£30.00-£40.00
DurationApproximately 2 Hours
LimitationVery Limited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

Enjoy a tour through Bonaire’s remarkable mangrove reserve.

Your tour begins with a drive through the Lac Bay National Park where, along the way, you should keep your eyes peeled for Bonaire’s wildlife, including flamingos!

Visitors can only enter the mangroves in the company of an experienced nature guide. Upon arrival, you’ll board a unique solar-powered boat and your informative guide will enlighten you with their knowledge of the fascinating mangrove reserve, nursery and coral reef.

Your boat trip takes you through shallow waters and narrow canals, making it possible to spot wildlife and marine life right from the boat. Have your camera at the ready as you look out for the interesting inhabitants of the mangrove while you cruise gently by.

After your boat tour you will be offered a refreshing complimentary water or juice, before returning to your ship.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will operate by passenger van and boat. Children under six cannot participate. Guests must have a degree of agility to be able to negotiate the high step onto and off the boat. Please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet as you may be required to wade in water to board the boat. The boats do not have shade, so please take a hat and sun protection. Insect repellent is recommended. Wildlife sightings are common, but not guaranteed.


Samur Sail, Klein Bonaire, Caribbean

SAMUR SAIL, BEACH & SNORKEL - TOUR G

  • Experience sailing on board an authentic, hand-carved 17 metre (56 foot) Siamese sailing junk
  • Spend time on a beautiful, uninhabited island
  • Relax on a stunning beach or discover some of the marine life for which Bonaire is renowned
Boat Tour
Price£40.00 - £50.00
DurationApproximately 3 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Sail a magnificent Siamese junk to the unblemished oasis Klein Bonaire, an uninhabited island known for its pristine beach and exceptional snorkelling.

Cruise directly from the pier in a zodiac boat and within minutes you will arrive at the Samur, an authentic Siamese junk. Modelled after the well-known junks that sail throughout Asia, this 17metre (56 foot) sailing vessel was hand-built in Thailand and boasts beautiful wood-carved details.

After boarding the Samur and settling in, you’ll set off for the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire, which lies due west of Kralendijk, well within sight. As the red sails catch the wind and you cruise the surrounding sea, you may feel that you have been transported back in time where sailing ships ruled the seas. En route, your captain will elaborate on the history of the Siamese sailing junk and what you will find at the reef located just offshore from the island.

Upon arriving at Klein Bonaire, you’ll tender to the beach, where you will have time to snorkel directly off the beach, or head for nearby Ebo’s reef. The waters in both sites are typically calm and offer a spectacular array of marine life. You may see parrotfish, angelfish, sea horses and sea turtles, all gracefully swimming about, undisturbed by your presence.

The beach at Klein Bonaire is just as impressive, as the island is completely undeveloped and the crystal clear waters are protected as part of the Bonaire National Marine Park. Feel free to relax in whatever way you please. After approximately one hour, you will board the Samur and on the return trip, enjoy tropical fruits and rum punch.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour includes a limited amount of walking, mainly at guests’ discretion at the beach. There will be sandy surfaces to negotiate at the beach and participants must be able to make their way onto and off both the zodiac and the sailing boat with limited assistance. Those who wish to snorkel should be good swimmers and in good physical condition. The tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests or those with limited mobility. Swimwear worn under a cover-up, sun cap, sunglasses, sun protection, a towel, and flat, comfortable shoes or aqua socks are recommended. Snorkelling equipment is provided. There is a restroom on the boat but no toilet facilities at the beach. A small amount of cash is recommended if guests wish to purchase items such as waterproof cameras, t-shirts or caps on board the boat. Those who participate in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. For reference, the clarity of the water at the time of our call, and the marine life seen, cannot be guaranteed.


Turtle in sea, Bonaire, caribbean

SEMI SUBMARINE ADVENTURE - TOUR E

  • Discover the underwater treasures of Bonaire
  • Don’t forget your camera!
  • Experience a unique sailing adventure as you travel by semi-submarine to discover the underwater treasures of Bonaire
Boat Tour
Price£45.00 - £55.00
DurationApproximately 3 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

For decades, Bonaire has consistently been named the best diving and snorkelling destination in the Caribbean, and it's no wonder, as the island has had strict conservation efforts in place since 1979. The result - a pristine, tropical paradise teeming with marine life. What better way to explore the beautiful underwater world than by semi-submarine!

A short bus transfer will take you to join the Aquaspace sailing trimaran. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your captain before you step aboard the Aquaspace ready to share in the spirit of Jacque Cousteau and observe the underwater marine life. As you set sail, you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding coastline. You will head towards the Bonaire National Marine Park, where a variety of colourful reefs and sea life can be viewed from the underwater observatory.

Your captain will stop for you to enjoy the opportunity to swim and snorkel. For those of you who prefer, you may wish to simply relax in the sun on the open deck or remain down below and continue viewing.

As you head back to the harbour, you can enjoy more marine life views and coastal scenery.

Soft drinks, snacks and water will be offered during your tour, and beer and wine on the return sail.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will operate by bus and Aquaspace semi-sub. There are approximately ten steps to negotiate on the Aquaspace to reach the glass viewing pod. Marine life sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you wish to swim or snorkel, please come already wearing your swimming costume under casual clothes and do not forget your towel. For reference, the snorkelling is unguided, and participants are advised to exercise caution.


Turtle in sea, Bonaire, caribbean

TOUR J - EXCLUSIVE YACHT CRUISE & SNORKELLING

  • ·         Relax on board a private, luxury yacht

    ·         Feel the warm, tropical breeze as you sail along the Bonaire coast

    ·         Snorkel amongst turtles, rays and colourful fish

Activity Tour Boat Tour
Price£70.00 - £80.00
DurationAPPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

A fantastic sailing experience awaits you on board your exclusive yacht - the perfect combination of wind, sun and sailing makes this a fun and relaxing trip.

Your tour begins with a short drive to the marina. Upon arriving, you will board a luxury, 40-foot cruising/racing yacht. The sailing boat is fast, well-equipped and fitted with a swimming deck, and a fresh water shower at the back for your convenience. Meet your captain and mate, and be introduced to your private yacht. Set sail along the beautiful coast of Bonaire in the renowned Bonaire National Marine Park, home to an array of marine life including turtles, rays and tropical fish of every imaginable colour.

Arriving at your snorkelling spot, you may choose to swim in the azure waters, or simply relax under the warm Caribbean sun. Enjoy cool drinks from the open bar, accompanied by snacks as you immerse yourself in this Caribbean paradise.

 All too soon, it is time to sail back to the marina for your transfer back to your awaiting ship.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will operate by minivan and sailing boat. Whilst there is minimal walking involved in this tour, there are approximately four steps to negotiate to board and disembark the boat, therefore it is not considered suitable for wheelchair users. Please come already wearing your swimming costume underneath casual clothing, and don’t forget a towel and adequate sun protection. Guests wishing to snorkel should be good swimmers and in good physical condition – for reference this part of the tour is unguided. The clarity of the water at the time of our call, and the marine life seen, cannot be guaranteed. Please note that the open bar will consist of soft drinks, snacks and water until after the snorkelling stop – beer and wine will be offered on the return sail.


Trail of the Arawak, Bonaire

TRAIL OF THE ARAWAK - TOUR H

 

  • Discover the history of the Arawak Indians on the island
  • Bonaire's history is deeply rooted in its inhabitants and their culture
  • Enjoy an exhilarating off-road adventure
Activity Tour
Price£40.00-£50.00
DurationApproximately 3 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

This fascinating tour allows you to retrace the trail of the Arawak Indians and discover a part of Bonaire’s past. The Arawak Indians were believed to have arrived from South America into Bonaire more than a thousand years ago, bringing with them their culture and artwork.

Step aboard your 4x4 vehicle and admire the surrounding scenery as you head through the centre of Kralendijk, passing the rural areas of Hato and Sabadeco. You will soon take to the cactus-lined dirt road that leads to Subi Rincon, where a stop will be made to view a cave that was once a shelter to the Arawak Indians.

Back on the road, you will head to Rincon, the island’s oldest village, before heading off-road once more to Boca Onima Bay, Bonaire’s rugged and unprotected shoreline. Enjoy a stop to view the fascinating Indian inscriptions, painted using pigment from the dyewood tree. Your tour will round off with a photo stop at Seru Largu, a lovely viewpoint that encompasses the whole island, before returning to the pier.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will operate by unimog (a type of four wheel drive vehicle) and on foot. A bottle of water is included. Pregnant women and children are not permitted to participate. There is a weight limit of 17 stone on this tour. On occasions, this tour may be operated by 4x4 Land Rover. Due to the nature of the transportation this tour is not suitable for guests with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by a bumpy ride. Please note that the route taken on this tour is a combination of on-road and off-road driving. There will be some walking over uneven ground. It is essential to wear flat, comfortable non-slip walking shoes.


VIP ISLAND TOUR & BEACH BREAK (TOUR EXC)

·         Discover the island with a private chauffeur

·         Relax at the beach with a delicious lunch

·         An unforgettable day!

Beach Tour
Price£140.00 - £150.00
DurationApproximately 6 hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Snack includedSnack included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

If you want to explore Bonaire in a small group, this is the perfect option!

Meet your tour guide/chauffeur at the pier, and set off to discover the northern and southern areas of Bonaire. You will see the islands highlights, such as Goto lake with its elegant flamingos, historic Rincon village, the viewpoint at Seru Largu, and the impressive salt flats and slave huts. Your private guide will make this tour and unforgettable day, and there will be several stops along the way to capture photographs for your holiday album.

 After exploring the destination, you will head to a beach resort, where you will be invited to enjoy a light lunch with breathtaking views over the bay. Feeling refreshed, you will then have approximately two hours at leisure to soak up the Caribbean sun on the private sandy beach or swim in the alluring blue waters before returning to your awaiting ship.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour will operate by minivan, with a maximum of 8 participants. Whilst there is minimal walking involved in this tour, there are steps to negotiate throughout, and therefore it is not considered suitable for wheelchair users. The amount of walking undertaken during the photo stops and at the beach break is at the discretion of each individual. Please come already wearing your swimming costume underneath casual clothing, and don’t forget a towel and adequate sun protection. Guests wishing to snorkel should be good swimmers and in good physical condition – for reference this part of the tour is unguided. Snorkelling equipment is provided free of charge. The clarity of the water at the time of our call, and the marine life seen, cannot be guaranteed.


WASHINGTON NATIONAL PARK (TOUR M)

  • A nature lover’s paradise!
  • Admire the stunning scenery
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the plethora of wildlife that inhabit the area
Price£50.00 -£60.00
DurationApproximately 3 ½ Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Very few cruise ship guests have the opportunity to visit the Washington National Park, due to limited spaces and its remote location. Be one of the lucky ones!

Departing from the pier, your tour begins with a short drive through Bonaire’s quaint capital, Kralendijk, passing colonial buildings and modern architecture.

Heading towards the hills, and the rugged eastern coastline, pass through a landscape packed full of cacti, fringed by waves crashing on the shore.

At the entrance to Washington National Park, visit the natural history plantation museum and the open-air cultural park for a peak in to the island’s heritage.

Next, it is time to go off-road! The park is home to many species of cacti, herds of wild donkeys, goats and friendly iguanas, as well as more than 180 species of birds. The tour will wind through the park to salt lakes, sand dunes and to the beautiful hidden cove beach at Boca Kokolishi. Only brightly coloured flocks of flamingos, or the spray of the crashing waves, interrupt the majestic serenity of this landscape – be sure to have your camera ready!

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that the transport used in Bonaire is unable to accommodate wheelchairs or large walking aids. There is a moderate amount walking involved in this tour, and all participants must be able to get on and off the transport unaided. Please note that we cannot guarantee what flora or fauna may be seen. For reference, whilst toilets are available to guests participating on tour, there is a small charge to use these facilities – currently US$0.50. Children must be aged at least six years old in order to participate.


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