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.

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

Phone
VHF
Bonaire Nautico Marina
09-560-7254
ch 68
Harbour Village Marina
717-7419
ch 17
Plaza Marina
717-2500
ch 18

 

List of Recommended Chandleries & Other
Marine-Related Support *

Phone
VHF
Boto Blanku Marine Services
717-5050

 

List of Other Chandleries & Marine-Related
Support
Phone
VHF
Budget Marine
717-3710
Harbour Village Marina
717-7419
ch 17

 

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

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