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About Bonaire

The least developed of the Caribbean ABC islands (Aruba and Curacao are the others), Bonaire has many good reasons to protect its own extraordinary environment.

Bonaires Marine Park, which covers the coral reefs along the islands west coast, has a vast number and variety of fish, and snorkelling and diving amongst these colourful residents is a sheer delight. A more conventional national park spreads across the whole northern part of the island.

Originally plantations, this freshwater swampland is now home to pelican, parrots and geese. Pick of the islands beaches is called Pink Beach because of the attractive colour the coral has turned the sand.

 

Shore excursions in Bonaire

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Best of Bonaire

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Discover the landscape of Bonaire, and experience the island’s culture at the Kings Warehouse.

Enjoy a scenic drive along the stunning northern coastline, where you can marvel at the spectacular colour contrasts of the azure blue Caribbean sea. The rustic landscape is adorned with Candelabra Cacti, and the famous Divi Divi trees can also be seen in this area.

The natural reserve of Gotto Lake, considered by many to be the most beautiful spot on the island, is where you may be lucky enough to glimpse the shy pink flamingo. You’ll pass by the fresh water well, Dos Pos which attracts some of the local fauna and continue through Rincon Village. Built by Spanish explorers in the 14th century, the village is still home to some of the descendants today.

Your next stop is at the Kings Warehouse and Cultural Park. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a welcome fresh juice drink, before joining your guide on a guided visit of authentic replicas of the stick, stone and wood houses, built by Bonaire’s early inhabitants. You’ll also visit their recently opened museum which displays artifacts from Rincon, the oldest neighborhood on the island. Enjoy a musical demonstration of local instruments and if time permits, you may wish to browse the souvenir stands.

Your return drive will offer yet more wonderful views of the island.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and minibus. Walking is at passengers’ discretion, however to derive full enjoyment at the Kings Warehouse some walking is required. The terrain includes some uneven and gravel ground. Passengers must be able to negotiate steps onto and off the coach or minibus. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. US dollars are accepted for purchases. Some areas within Kings Warehouse that are not included as part of the tour, carry an additional fee. Transportation on Bonaire may sometimes vary.

Coastal Cruise and Snorkel by Yacht

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Your luxury sailing yacht awaits, to whisk a small group of you in style to a beautiful snorkelling spot in Bonaire National Marine Park.

After a short drive to the marina you will board your 40-foot luxury sailing yacht and be greeted by the Captain and crew. Your craft is fast, well-equipped and fitted with a swimming deck and fresh water shower. Following a short safety briefing, you will set sail along the beautiful coastline in the renowned Bonaire National Marine Park.
Enjoy the breeze and the sunshine as you slip through the water to your snorkelling spot, keeping an eye out for Bonaire’s abundant birdlife. Upon arrival, you may choose to relax in the warm Caribbean sun or take to the azure water, home to an array of marine life including turtles, rays and tropical fish of every imaginable colour.
Enjoy cool drinks from the bar as you relax on the sail back to the marina, immersing yourself in this tropical paradise.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and yacht. Pregnant women and children may not participate. Snorkel equipment is included. Snorkel vests are provided and must be worn. Marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Participants must be competent swimmers. Please wear swimwear and sunscreen, and bring a towel. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities.

 

A selection of cruises to Bonaire

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