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Car & Automobile Rentals on Bonaire

Transportation Options on Bonaire - Car Rentals, Auto Rentals

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Even for a small island, there is plenty to see. However it does require some form of motorized transportation. If you do choose to rent a car, it will be necessary to produce a valid driver's license (U.S., Canadian, and European licenses are all accepted), be at least 21 - 25 years of age depending on the rental agency and you may be restricted to the type of vehicle you can rent as well,) and pay a deposit or use a credit card for security. An advance reservation is highly recommended, especially during holiday travel periods.

Once you have secured a car, be sure to familiarize yourself with the traffic signs (a copy should be given to you) and the rules of the road. We drive on the right, the same as in the States and most of Europe. Be aware that if you rent a bike or motor scooter, the same rules that apply to cars also apply to you. Vehicle rental companies may charge for additional drivers. Manual transmission (stick shift) is the norm for most vehicles, but automatic transmission vehicles are available in a limited supply, but usually cost more to rent. Automatics should definitely be reserved well in advance to insure availability.

Although many rental companies are located at the airport, or just across the street, others are off-premises, but do supply airport or hotel pickup and delivery.

There is little public transportation, however, taxis are reasonable and will be happy to give tours at an hourly rate. The Sightseeing Tour Companies can also accommodate both large and small groups.

 

 


Recommended Car Rental Companies: *
Phone
Fax
AB Carrental
717-8980
717-3880
AVIS Car Rental
717-5795
717-5793
Budget Car Rental
717-4700
717-3325
Fox Car Rental
786-5609
717-4940

 

Other Car Rental Companies:
Phone
Fax
Bonaire Rent a Car
786-6090
 
Caribe Rent a Car
786-8080
Chrystal Rent a Car
717-2970
Eco Car Rental
701-1441
 
Everts Car Rental
717-8719
717-8719
Flamingo Car Rental
717-5588
717-7788
Hertz Car Rental
717-7221
717-6021
Island Rentals
717-2100
717-8745
Rento Fun Drive
786-1440
717-3708
Samara
717-8188
Telerin Car Rental
717-4108
717-3700
Top Drive Car Rental
717-2222
717-2221
Total Carrental Bonaire
717-8313
717-7372
Toyota Bonaire
717-8667
717-5034
Tropical Holland Car Rental
717-7830
717-7820
Trupial Car Rental
717-8487
XL Rent-A-Car
785-9010
 


Important Facts About Car and Vehicle Rentals on Bonaire:

  • Most cars are manual/standard transmission.
  • Pickups tend to be the best option for shore divers.
  • Your car insurance or Gold Credit Card may not cover your rental (CDW).
  • Yes, we drive on the right side of the road. Most signs are in Dutch/International symbols.
  • Most rental policies prohibit you from entering Washington Slagbaai Park or going off-road except for jeeps and pickups.
  • Government Tax: 8% sales tax on rental fee plus $4.00 per day government tax
  • Like anywhere, always lock up your vehicle and take care with your valuables. However at dive sties, we recommend you leave your windows rolled down and the vehicle unlocked using the security device provided by the rental agency.
  • Minimum age 21-26 (varies from companies and depends on type of car).
  • International drivers license or any valid license held for at least two full years.
  • The deposit can be anywhere from $280 to $572. No cash deposit is needed when paying with an accepted major credit card.

The same rules of the road apply to mopeds, scooters, and bicycles as well. To learn more about driving on Bonaire, view the Traffic page.

There are also several gas stations on Bonaire offering unleaded and premium gasoline as well as diesel and gasoil.

Gas Stations on Bonaire
Phone
Location
Bonaco
717-6006
Kaya Industria 10
Mentor
717-4330
Kaya Korona 107
Gas Xpress
717-7171
Kaya Tribon 1
Rincon Station
Rincon