Take this Bonaire Island Tour for an intimate journey through the islandâ€™s nature, history & culture!
Starting the Island tour in Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire, you will see many historical buildings and landmarks such as the Government House and the Old Fort. Your local tour guides have years of stories to tell you about these landmarks!
Continuing south, Discover Bonaireâ€™s CARGILL Salt Company, which is also the protected nesting ground of the flamingos, followed by the stone Slave Huts (ca. 1850) that served as shelters for the slaves working the salt-pans. During this tour you will learn all about Bonaireâ€™s history.
The vibrant colors of Bonaireâ€™s Caribbean Sea are set against pink colored salt-pans, snow-white salt mounds and brilliant blue skies which you will discover while touring around the South of Bonaire. A real live postcard!
Bonaire is an island of contrasts. In this Bonaire tour you will also discover the rustic northern coastline, an impressive assortment of dramatic scenery including 1000 Steps and Devilâ€™s Mouth that opens up to show Goto Lake, a natural salt-water lake and one of the most beautiful places on the island where the shy flamingos can often be spotted as well as shore birds, and lizards.
Next, head to Rincon Village, built by Spanish discoverers and is the first settlement of Bonaire, as well as the oldest settlement of the Netherlands Antilles still in existence (ca. 14th century).
When you take this island tour you will enjoy a 30-minute stop at the entrance of Washington Slagbaai National Park for a bit of history and culture in a natural setting. Visit the Natural Museum and the open-air Cultural Center, or enjoy the island breezes while having a refreshing drink.
You will then wind down the tour at Seru Largo with a spectacular view over Klein Bonaire (â€˜littleâ€™ Bonaire) and a panoramic East-West-South view of the island. Discover beautiful Bonaire on this sightseeing tour!
Bonaire is a beautiful island and there is no better way to explore it than on an electric bike! Ride through and explore the south side of the island,one of the most beautiful parts of the island.
On an electrical bike, you can have an exercise without getting exhausted. The bike will help you go around the island. While looking at amazing sights, you will be getting in some exercise as well!
On this tour a guide will lead you on a cruise to numerous sights for you to discover all done at your own pace. There will be frequent stops to take beautiful pictures and to rest.
Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!
Select your ideal departure time from several available options throughout the day and then set off on an unforgettable adventure throughout Bonaire. Let a local guide show you some of the best destinations on the island during an exciting 3-hour tour.
Traveling in an air-conditioned bus, stop at beautiful Goto Lake and enjoy picturesque views from Seru Largu. Tour the oldest village on the island at Rincon and learn about its history at the site of former slave huts and a salt company.
There will plenty of great photo opportunities during the tour, including at gorgeous Sorobon beach and a historic lighthouse. Stops will be made along the way for refreshments and bathroom facilities.
Explore the beautiful island of Bonaire on this 3-hour tour in an air-conditioned or open air vehicle!Â Your local guide will take you to places like Goto Lake, salt flats, 1,000 Steps, slave hutsÂ and much more. Take beautiful pictures of Bonaire's wild animals like flamingos, iguanas, donkeys and more.Â
After cruise pick up, we will drive through the capital of Bonaire, Kralendijk, towards the North side. Then we visit some of the island's most famous landmarks. 1,000 Steps is aÂ site of white sand and bleached chunks of coral, and the cove is surrounded by limestone cliffs. It's great for both diving and snorkeling, as turtles are often found in the shallow, turquoise waters. Next stop is Goto Lake - aÂ saltwater lagoon near the island's northern end and it is a flamingo hangout. Bonaire is one of the few places in the world where pink flamingos nest.Â For the best view, take the paved access road alongside the lagoon through the jungle of cacti to the parking and observation area on the rise overlooking the lagoon and Washington Slagbaai National Park beyond. After that, the tour will pass throughÂ Rincon Village, the oldest village on Bonaire. Additionally, it is the oldest in continual existence within the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Originally settled by the Spanish in the early 1500â€™s, Rincon was strategically nestled within a valley toÂ ward off impending danger from pirates and other threats. Cadushy Distillery is next! In this traditional distillery, you can see how the world's only cactus liqueur is made right on the premises, and of course, we invite you to sample some for yourself!Â Mangazina di Rei is the next stop -Â this former storehouse and now a museum is a part of a cultural park and learning center with the purpose to arouse interest for theÂ Bonaire culture, history,Â landscape and nature of the area.
After visiting the North site of the island, we drive back to Kralendijk and cross the city to the South. While driving through the city your guide will explain variousÂ featuresÂ of the city.Â On the South side of the island we will visit the salt flats first.Â In the 1960's, a US company called Cargill Corporation was responsible for salt production and Bonaire's thriving salt industry. Huge mounds of crystals and pink colored waters can still be seen on Bonaire's southern end. Then the tour will stop at slave huts that wereÂ constructed in 1850 during the slavery time. They served as camping facilities for slaves working in the salt ponds to collect and ship the salt, one of Bonaire's most important export products. These huts were used as sleeping quarters and a place to store theÂ personal belongings of the working team.
Your journey begins in Kralendijk, the busy port of Bonaire. Translated into English, Kralendijk means "embankment of coral stone" and as we drive along the coast, you will see what early explorers saw where the waves have washed all the coral onto the shore.
HeadingÂ south, we will take in the sights of the impressive pink waters and massive piles of Bonaireâ€™s pristine salt, some of the purest in the world and like no other in the Caribbean. Enjoy Bonaire's turquoise waters along the coast. We will make a stop at the historical slave huts.
Heading north, the coast road heads inland and an increase in elevation reveals Bonaire's scenic hills, cacti, trees and more. We will have a photo opportunity at the famed Gotomeer Lake with viewÂ of the flamingos in the lake. In the village of Rincon it looks like time stands still. Throughout Bonaireâ€™s elevated northern end, visitors can see a desert landscape reminiscent of the American southwest. Varying cacti species, including candle and prickley pear, are present. The last stop will be at Seru Largu, which has the most beautiful vista in all the island.
Start your full-dayÂ BonaireÂ adventure by meeting a friendly local guide at your hotel to begin the tour. There will be plenty of opportunities for great photos as you meander along the islandâ€™s scenic route.
Cruise along the island and stop at all of its most famous sites including the famous salt flats, the historic slave huts, Goto Lake, Ricon, Pekelmeer, Sorobon, Seru Largu and the important Indian inscriptions. Marvel at the outstanding tropical flora and fauna and gaze out over the ocean as you leisurely drive around.
During the tour a delicious a la carte lunch will be provided, as well as snacks and beverages throughout the day. Opportunities to snorkel are also available, and the dayâ€™s itinerary can be altered to suit what youâ€™re most interested in.
Enjoy a Bonairean safari! After pickup from your Bonaire hotel, you'll be taken by your guide to Washington Slagbaai National Park. Discover some of the parks hidden gems on this guided tour.
Your guide will follow dirt roads of the national park and make plenty of stops at all the different sites located within the park. Check out blow holes, lighthouses, deserted bays and beaches, and lots of wildlife in the park!Â You'll also have the option of hiking to the Brandaris, Bonaireâ€™s highest point.Â This is an easy/intermediate hike (1-2 hours total) and the views on the top are well worth the effort.
The park also has a few excellent snorkeling spots that are available to check out if you wish. After a full day of exploration, you'll be taken back to your hotel.
After pickup from your hotel, your guide will take you off-road, almost exclusively on dirt roads.
This tour will follow a fun bumpy road towards the Eastern lighthouse and Spelonk Cave. This cave can be easily entered and shows some nice stalagmites and stalactites. There are also a few Indian inscriptions inside.
After visiting the cave we will go back towards Lagoen and turn towards the Bara di Karta Trail. This trail allows you to discover a high variety of landscapes and a different kind of nature. Some highlights of the trail are the longest tree on Bonaire, the tsunami boulders, the Bari di Karta hill (another nice lookout point). There are also some 'Kunukus' on the trail, these are small-scale farms. This east coast tour will finish with a small picnic between the tamarind trees before heading back to your hotel.
Explore the north and south sides of Bonaire on this 3-hour island tour! You'll be driven in an air conditioned bus as you get a guided tour around the island. Get to know Bonaire and its culture all in one tour.
This excursion will begin as you drive through Kralendijk, the main village of Bonaire.Â The tour will first take you through the residential and resort areas. You will be able to enjoy the nature of Bonaire, as you are told about various trees and plants that were used for export in the past. Remnants of geological changes will be observed along the way. The first stop will be Goto Lake, one of the best places to see flamingos in the Southern Caribbean.Â These exotic birds are usually busy feeding, as their food source lives in the lake along with more than 100 other species of birds. There will be time at Goto Lake for picture taking, as well as an explanation of the life of the flamingos.
You will also visit Rincon, the oldest village in continual existence in the Dutch Caribbean. Originally settled by the Spanish in the early 1500's, where you will have a look at the Mangazina di rei before heading towards the south side to see the salt flats and the slave huts. You'll be taken back to either your hotel or the cruise ship port.
The South Electric Bike Tour will start from the exit of the pier, where you will beÂ prepared with your bike to fit your needs. All participants will be given a helmet andÂ a bottle of water. Once everything is set up, you'll start theÂ electric bike tour over to the South. The tour starts on a very safe road towardsÂ Plaza Beach Resort, and then heads to Flamingo Airport, the beautiful pink airport of Bonaire. Then the tourÂ will continue South and go past Belnem, the emblematic neighborhood once owned by Harry Bellafonte.
The first stop will be at the salt pier, where you will be given some information about the salt process, and you will have the chance to take some amazing pictures of the color contrast, the turquoise Caribbean sea and the pink water of the salt pans. Once you have a drink of water, you'll continue the South Tour on an electric bikeÂ towards the white slave huts. Here you will make another stop, where you will learn about the history that surrounds these little houses, and about the weekly migration of the slaves.
A little further ahead, you will also get to see the red slave huts and pass by to make a third stop at one of the five lighthouses of Bonaire. Willemstoren Lighthouse was completely renovated in 2012 and it is located at the southern end of Bonaire. After the lighthouse stop the tour will continue to see one of the most famous spots of Bonaire, Sorobon. You'llÂ stop at the beach hut beach bar, where you will enjoy a complimentary drink while enjoying the views of Bonaireâ€™s world famous windsurfers doing their impossible pirouettes through the air.
After about 15 minutes of relaxing, you'll start making your way back to Kralendijk through the mangrove area. Because of the silence of the bikes, there is great chanceÂ toÂ spot flamingos on the way, and if you see them, of courseÂ you can stop to take nice pictures from a safe distance not to disturb them.
Join the National Marine Park Sail and Snorkel Tour in Bonaire, a 3 hour trip meant for you to relax and be spoiled! Whether you are traveling by yourself or with a couple or family, this tour will surely delight you. Sail along the beautiful waters of Bonaire and snorkel in the incredible, crystal clear waters of Klein Bonaire.
Welcome aboard and join this sail and snorkel trip! EnjoyÂ a fabulous trip in Bonaireâ€™s beautiful bay and choose a morning or afternoon tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view; on board, the crew will pamper you with a selection of juices, winesÂ andÂ rum drinks. The chef will delight you with lovely fresh-made snacks.
During your guided snorkel, you will see the most colorful fishe and corals in one of the best places to snorkel of the Caribbean. Visibility is unsurpassed in the crystal clear water of theÂ Bonaire Marine Park. This is an unforgettable Caribbean experience. Enjoy a day of sailing and snorkeling in Bonaire!
Enjoy a leisurely southern tour to the salt flats where your guide will explain Bonaireâ€™s salt production and the history spanning hundreds of years back to the days of slavery. Visit the stone slave huts that served as shelters for the slaves working the salt pans in the 17th century. Located in the salt company is the protected flamingo sanctuary - your guide will be looking out for these beautiful pink birds along the way. The vibrant colors of the Caribbean Sea are set against the pink colored salt pans, snow-white salt mounds and brilliant blue skies. It is a real live postcard! At the most Southern tip of the island, you will have a chance to photograph Bonaireâ€™s oldest lighthouse, â€˜Willemstoren,â€™ which dates back to 1837 and is in good working order.
And now for some fun in the sun! Be welcome and "chill out" at Plaza Beach Resort! Located just a short ride from the ship on a lushly landscaped, four-acre peninsula complete with a 36-slip marina, beach and tennis courts. This is the perfect beach to bask in the gentle island breezes, relax, sunbathe and enjoy a complimentary cocktail in the shade of the palm trees. Take a dip in the fountain pool, snorkel on Bonaireâ€™s world famous reefs, laze on your beach chair or solve the problems of the world over ice cold beers.
The Coconut Crash Beach Bar serves a nice selection of cocktails, beers, wines, snacks and sandwiches (additional cost) that are sure to please everyone. Donâ€™t forget to bring along a beach towel, water shoes, sunscreen, a swimsuit and a camera to capture the spectacular ocean views.Â Whatever you choose to do, this is your perfect Caribbean beach escape!
(*) All prices are approximations due to currency fluctuations.