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Seeing the Sights and Tours Around Bonaire

One of the best ways of getting an overview of Bonaire is to take a guided tour with one of the island's professional companies. There a number of them on Bonaire that can handle large groups and individually personalized tours as well. The island, while small, offers quite a diverse choice of scenery and topography. The tour to the north has more foliage and gentle hills, while the south resembles more of a moonscape, with flat vistas reaching the sea and huge man-made mountains of salt visible from anywhere on the island.

The slave huts, lighthouse, and the giant Century plant
The slave huts, lighthouse,
and the giant Century plant.
Photos courtesy of
Jake Richter and Julie Morgan

Bonaire Tours & Vacations specialize in handling both small and large groups. Achie Tours specializes in large groups and transfers. For more focused excursions, Soldachi Tours caters to individuals and small groups. Almost all of the taxi cab drivers are trained tour guides as well.

After your initial guided excursion, you will probably want to return to one or two of the spots you visited. Car, scooter or bike rentals are quite affordable and, since Bonaire is an island, it is almost impossible to get lost. There are lots of good maps available and there is new signage that helps to direct visitors.

Another option is the self-guided walking tour of downtown Kralendijk. The tourist office has a detailed map with the points of interest clearly designated. Whatever your choice, Bonaire has a wide variety of sights and experiences, which keep visitors coming back year after year.

Rincon is the oldest village on Bonaire. Walking and bus tours from Soldachi Tours are available upon request. Additionally, now it’s easier than ever to get to know this historical region of Bonaire with the assistance of a new, self-guided tour booklet. The “Historical Walking Tour Around the Village of Rincon” publication is the perfect companion for those who wish to wander through the rich, cultural past of this town. The booklets are available for $5.00 each, and can be purchased at several of Bonaire’s resorts, or at the Cadushy Distillery in Rincon. For those who prefer a guided tour, these are available each week on Friday afternoons at 3:00 PM. The fee is $5.00 as well, and it’s a great opportunity to meet the town’s charming local residents. The tour is available in either English or Dutch, and it begins at the Bonaire Heritage Center at the Cadushy Distillery on Plasa Cadushy. Reservations are required for the guided tour, so for those wishing to make a reservation, telephone 796-8769.

Recommended Tour companies
on Bonaire *
Phone
Fax
Bonaire Tours & Vacations
717-8778
717-4890
Jentis Tours
796-4191
 
Rooi Lamoenchi Kunuku Park
717-8489

 

Other Tour Companies on island
Phone
Fax
Achie Tours & Transport
717-8630
717-4430
Bonaire Boating
790-5353
717-5622
Bonaire Crystal Tours and Services
717-2970
 
Bonaire Guided Motorcycle Tours
787-1235
 
Bonaire Sightseeing Flights
786-7720
Bonaire Vista Tours
700-2646
 
Bon Tuk Eco Tours
700-8745
 
Flow Bonaire
788-4636 or
786-2067
 
Soldachi Tours
790-5657
717-6435
Tropical Travel
717-2500
717-2514
Tuturutu Tours & Transport
786-7776 or
785-6652
 

For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Telephone page

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