Getting Here - How to Get to Bonaire
Getting to Bonaire
Photo courtesy Susan Davis
Bonaire is a destination for visitors who want to enjoy a country that is still relatively unknown but has plenty of amenities and comforts that insure a relaxed and peaceful environment. It may take an extra flight or change of planes to get here, but almost everyone agrees it is worth every bit of the additional time it takes.
If you really want to avoid complicated itineraries and arduous layovers, we recommend you contact one of the professional travel specialists we have provided for you. In addition to having had experience and most having traveled to our island themselves, they can help to find economical accommodations and air connections.
Many people ask but, unfortunately, there is NO ferry service of any kind between Bonaire and Aruba, Venezuela, or Curacao. Scheduled travel between these locations is limited to air travel. It might be possible to charter a boat for your own personal tour. If that is of interest, go to our Sailing page for contacts.
Another way to visit Bonaire is via a cruise ship. During High Season from December through April we have, on average, 4 ships per week. Many of the large cruise lines visit, but Bonaire is also a favorite port for the smaller ships. Take a look at our Cruise Ship page for a calendar schedule of the ships and lines that will be visiting Bonaire over the next year.
Check out all the links and read the dive magazines for tips on Bonaire. The island will win your heart. We may be hard to reach at times, but once you get here, you won't want to leave.
Flamingo Airport offers many services to arriving and departing travelers. For more information, visit the Flamingo Airport web site.
For those who require information regarding arrival by private plane and landing information at Flamingo Airport, contact Mr. Erwin Albertus, phone: 717-5600.
For information about jet fuel prices, contact Mr. Leo Janga, phone: 717-2142, fax: 717-2141.
For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Telephone page