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Shore Excursion: North and South Sides of Bonaire

Highlights
  • 3-hour comprehensive sightseeing tour in Bonaire
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Travel in an air-conditioned or open-air vehicle, depending on the season
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Shore Excursion: North and South Sides of Bonaire
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Shore Excursion: North and South Sides of Bonaire
From US$30.00
Overview
When your cruise ship docks in Bonaire's port, spend your time exploring both the north and south sides of the island on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. Take in the varied colors of the salt flats and learn the history behind the island's slave huts. Visit 1,000 Steps to see the native sea turtles and Goto Lake for views of the spectacular pink flamingos. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is included.
What to Expect
Once you step off your cruise ship, meet your guide/driver and climb aboard your tour vehicle (air-conditioned or open-air, depending on the season). 

Journey through Kralendijk, the island's capital, toward the north side, to see some of Bonaire's most well-known landmarks. Your first stop is 1,000 Steps, an island beach reached by a long, steep staircase. The bleached coral and white sand beach is surrounded by limestone cliffs and is a famous diving spot, due to the frequent presence of sea turtles in the clear, shallow water. 

Continue to Goto Lake, a saltwater lagoon and popular hangout for the island's flaming-pink flamingos. Your guide will take you over the access road, through a cacti jungle, to the observation area. Stop to watch and photograph the flamingos in one of their very few nesting areas. You'll also have views of the Washington Slagbaai National Park. 

In Rincon Village, learn about the settlement's history as the island's oldest village, originally established by the Spanish in the 16th century. Then, head for the Cadushy Distillery to see how cactus liqueur is made and sample some for yourself. 

Stop at Mangazina di Rei, a museum dedicated to educating visitors about the culture, landscape and history of Bonaire. 

Travel back through Kralendijk, listening as your guide points out the city's highlights and landmarks. Arrive at the southern end of the island, the location of the salt flats. These flats were the epicenter of Bonaire's once-booming salt industry. You can still see pools of pink water, mounds of white crystals and the slave huts that housed workers in the 1850s. 

At the conclusion of your 3-hour tour, return to the cruise port for drop-off.
Reviews (63)
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Reviewed 8 June 2018
Best tour we had on cruise with 5 locations visited!

My family and I are were on a cruise which departed from Curacao and this was the first stop. Everything else paled in comparison to this excursion! Not only is Bonaire extraordinarily beautiful, our driver Eddy took us to the most gorgeous locations. He has...More

Thank April S
John V, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

April, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. This is so much appreciated. You are right, we are happy to have Eddy in our team as well, guests love him. He loves showing off the island. I love it that you enjoyed Bonaire with...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Great Tour

Our first visit to Bonaire was highlighted by a terrific tour of this small island led by our wonderful tour guide Anita. She was extremely informative and knowledgeable about the island where she grew up. She was well spoken and very friendly. I highly recommend...More

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John V, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Harley, Thank you very much for sharing your tour experience you had with Voyager Bonaire Tours with others here on Tripadvisor. The fact that you mentioned that our tours were without a doubt terrific means a lot to us. We love to read that...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Voyager Bonaire

We were on a cruise ship and booked with this company once we got off the ship. Our guide was Anita and she was so informative. She took time to answer any question you had and you could tell that she was passionate about her...More

Thank Meka134
John V, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for the review also on behalf of your Tourguide Anita, Voyager Bonaire Tours appreciates when our customers take time to leave a note about us! We are glad you experienced an island tour with us and hope to see you again with your...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018
A must do tour on Bonaire.

We had Aniita as our guide and she was brilliant speaking in lots of different languages to suit the others on our tour. She was great at explaining where we were going and her history knowledge was great. We went south first to the salt...More

Thank JuliaT31
John V, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Our Popular Combi Tour Hello Julia, We’re thrilled you enjoyed our popular Combi Tour, we like making our customers happy at Voyager Bonaire Tours! Being dropped off at the end of the tour is just an extra service which we provide. Love love love it,...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Great comprehensive tour

We were there on a cruise port stop over Christmas week. We'd never been to Bonaire before, so we wanted as complete a tour of the island as we could find...and this one really hit the mark. We got a really good tour of this...More

1  Thank BruinSteve
John V, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for the review, Voyager Bonaire Tours appreciates when our customers take time to leave a note about us as great as you wrote! We are glad you experienced our popular Combi Tour, and hope to see you again with your friends! Discover Bonaire...More

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Response from SrtaMgta1 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, no beach time on our tour except for a stop where we walked by the beach. They might be able to modify for you though. Very nice people to deal with.
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