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Shore Excursion: North and South Sides of Bonaire

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  • 3-hour comprehensive sightseeing tour in Bonaire
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Travel in an air-conditioned or open-air vehicle, depending on the season
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Shore Excursion: North and South Sides of Bonaire
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Shore Excursion: North and South Sides of Bonaire
From US$ 30.00
Overview
When your cruise ship docks in Bonaire's port, spend your time exploring both the north and south sides of the island on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. Take in the varied colors of the salt flats and learn the history behind the island's slave huts. Visit 1,000 Steps to see the native sea turtles and Goto Lake for views of the spectacular pink flamingos. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port is included.
What to Expect
Once you step off your cruise ship, meet your guide/driver and climb aboard your tour vehicle (air-conditioned or open-air, depending on the season). 
Journey through Kralendijk, the island's capital, toward the north side, to see some of Bonaire's most well-known landmarks. Your first stop is 1,000 Steps, an island beach reached by a long, steep staircase. The bleached coral and white sand beach is surrounded by limestone cliffs and is a famous diving spot, due to the frequent presence of sea turtles in the clear, shallow water. 
Continue to Goto Lake, a saltwater lagoon and popular hangout for the island's flaming-pink flamingos. Your guide will take you over the access road, through a cacti jungle, to the observation area. Stop to watch and photograph the flamingos in one of their very few nesting areas. You'll also have views of the Washington Slagbaai National Park. 
In Rincon Village, learn about the settlement's history as the island's oldest village, originally established by the Spanish in the 16th century. Then, head for the Cadushy Distillery to see how cactus liqueur is made and sample some for yourself. 
Stop at Mangazina di Rei, a museum dedicated to educating visitors about the culture, landscape and history of Bonaire. 
Travel back through Kralendijk, listening as your guide points out the city's highlights and landmarks. Arrive at the southern end of the island, the location of the salt flats. These flats were the epicenter of Bonaire's once-booming salt industry. You can still see pools of pink water, mounds of white crystals and the slave huts that housed workers in the 1850s. 
At the conclusion of your 3-hour tour, return to the cruise port for drop-off.
Reviews (71)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Trip to Washington Slagbei National Park

Tour guide Eddie was prompt, knowledgable, polite, and helpful. I appreciated him particularly as I am disabled and he went out of his way to see that I enjoyed the trip. I would recommend him highlyMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susan U
VoyagerTours, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderfull feedback also on behalf of Eddy. You are right, he alwasy goes out of his way to make great guests like you happy. We are very happy to have him in our team. I will let him know that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour of our cruise!

Easy to find directly off the pier. We were given an air conditioned van for just the four of us and Norman(our tour guide) was so informative and pleasant. He even found us a private spot with lots of flamingos! We saw so much of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Elaine H
VoyagerTours, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are right. Norman is a really great tourguide. Guests love him and wants to stay. He always complains to give too good tours than the guests wants to stay on the island haha. He knows the island very good and knows all the good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome experience! Anita ROCKS!

Fantastic tour of both north and south with tour guide, Anita! Picked us up right at the end of the dock without having made a reservation online with the cruise ship. What an excellent tour guide she was. Spent lots of time telling us about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AtlantaScottyV
VoyagerTours, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your late review (does not matter how late, it is here now!!! - yeeeeeh) and we are happy with it. We love hearing positive experiences from our guests. That's what we are doing it for, for you to see how beautiful our...More

Reviewed 3 February 2019
Cancelled tour last minute

Despite reservations and e-mail confirmations of this tour arrangement, when we arrived (early) we were told they had cancelled the tour of North and South sides since they thought we would not be back from our other morning activity. We had made arrangements with our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank walkinwoods
John V, Owner at Voyager Bonaire Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Thank you for your comment. I understand your disappointment completely. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. What most guests don't know is that we also accept instant bookings on sight, that's why we could not have notified you ahead. We could not have known...More

Reviewed 12 January 2019
Great tour

Took a tour with our children when our ship stopped here for the day. It was an open air truck, visited all the sights. We seen pink flamingos, slave huts and the salt lakes. We stopped at soboran beach where we stayed and got a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kirsty D
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Response from SrtaMgta1 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, no beach time on our tour except for a stop where we walked by the beach. They might be able to modify for you though. Very nice people to deal with.
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