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Bonaire National Marine Park

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Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
Barcadera z/n, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 8444
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We looked forward to snorkeling in Bonaire at Klein Bonaire. We hoped for a live reef, abundant sea-life and clear waters. Klein Bonaire exceeded our expectations. Although our day on Klein Bonaire aboard the Sea Cow had less than perfect weather conditions, the snorkeling trip...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelingJohn1234
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The northern shore is a must see with gorgeous views of the surf and ocean. The snorkeling areas were crowded and not as good as further south.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Explorer597761
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite the cruise ships, Bonairians are actively involved with coral protection and growth nurseries. The reef is remarkably good and stable. There’s lively Caribbean marine life. Snorkeling and diving are easily done from most all beaches. Have fun!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RIclay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be prepared for an adventure. It’s always a very bumpy ride but the views are so well worth it! You don’t want to miss going thru the park. Make sure it’s a nice day. Take a camera!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lindacarolcolvin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have dove a lot in Hawaii, never in the Caribbean. Bonaire’s shore diving was amazing. The coral and fish were incredible and they have done a great job protecting the reef and made it really easy to figure out what and where you need...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank amywS696IP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! I was a little nervous for spending $40 a person to get in, but was definitely glad we did! Wish we would gone earlier so we coulda stayed longer. Gorgeous views, and you gotta allow a few hours for the snorkeling. Two thumbs up...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Y9588VKhollys
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shore diving from Bonaire is excellent. Good diversity of fish and corals, and many sites are easy walk-ins, with little surf or current. Especially good for new divers, to build self-confidence.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While some may complain about the park fee, it is obvious that the money is being put to good use! The corals are vibrant and healthy and there's a ton of fish at every site and almost no litter.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steven V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other places in the Caribbean where we've dove, Bonaire seems to be weathering the influx of divers very nicely, and I chalk it all up to the park, their regulations, their enforcement, and in no small part to the caliber of divers Bonaire...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ozmue88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this park via a glass bottom boat that was that was truly an exceptional trip. It was expertly narrated and well worth the time and cost. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: March 2019
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23 January 2019|
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Response from bmax101 | Reviewed this property |
Bonaire is set up for shore diving. Yellow painted rocks mark the site. So yes. Good snorkeling.
22 February 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
There's a sailboat that docks at Devi Bonaire. I don't remember the name of the operator; we didn't go. There are a couple outfits that take people out to Klein. And - there are a number of the marked dive sites that seem... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the marine park fee. It's worth it; you're supporting good work. The rub with the cruise ship dock and Town Pier is that there isn't any shallow reef right nearby (makes sense; it's a harbor). You can get in the... More