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Yachting & Cruising–Arriving by Private Yacht

Bonaire is known throughout the cruising community as a safe, cruiser-friendly port. There are a number of moorings that are available for a modest daily fee (presently $10.00 per day). These moorings are painted red. Cruisers should contact the Harbour Village Marina for mooring assignments via channel 17 before picking up a mooring.

Besides having an anchorage located well outside the hurricane belt, Bonaire also has two full-service marinas, which are capable of berthing all size yachts. The Harbour Village Marina is located adjacent to the Harbour Village Resort. The Plaza Resort’s facility is also adjacent to their property. They both offer a full array of conveniences and welcome short and long-term stays.

Mandatory Health Declaration

Travelers to Bonaire are required to complete an online health declaration, preferably 48 hours before departure. Upon arrival, you must be able to show the form (printed or a digital copy on your phone) to a Public Health employee if asked.

Download the health statement:

English: https://bonairepublichealth.org/en/form

Nederlands:  https://bonairepublichealth.org/nl/form

Customs & Immigration

Cruisers are obliged to check in with Customs and Immigration on arrival since anchoring is prohibited, cruisers can dingy to Karel’s Bar and check-in during business hours. A complete list of regulations is available at customs. All firearms, spear guns and similar weapons are required to be left with customs for reclaiming upon checking out.

Services for Visiting Yachts

There are a number of services available, a sail shop and chandlery are conveniently located near the anchorage, as well as in other locations. Bonaire has always welcomed all cruisers and recognizes the contributions they make to the island’s economy.

List of Marinas

Bonaire Nautico Marina
+5999 560-7254
Harbour Village Marina
+599 717-7419
Ocean Breeze Marina
+599 786-3006
Plaza Marina
+599 717-2500

List of Chandleries & Other
Marine-Related Support

Boto Blanku Marine Services


+599 717-5050
Budget Marine
+599 3710
Harbour Village Marina
+599 717-7419

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

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