offers many ways to enjoy your self. BonaireFUN wants their guests
to enjoy these possibilities to the fullest. Below you can get an
idea of activities offered and the nice locations where you can
enjoy Bonaire's nature:
· Rent a Trike
(a 3-wheeled motorcycle) and drive around the island (max 4 people.
Regular drivers license required. Rentofun phnr:
· Rent a Harley Davidson and just cruise and enjoy the scenery.
Harley Davidson shop phnr:
· Take a bottle of something nice and see the sunset from
Seru Largu, the second largest mountain on Bonaire and overlook the
whole island and beyond
· Have a breakfast picnic on Sorobon (15mins drive from Downtown)
and see the sunrise
· Take the
Watertaxi (Kantika di Amor) and snorkel on Klein Bonaire. You'll
feel like you're swimming in a fishtank
· Take a walk along the east coast and look for choecoe beans
which are rare but will bring you lots of luck when you do find
· Drive to Goto lake and enjoy the breathtaking view from
the outlook point and cherish the silence so deep it'll make you
· Snorkel or dive at "Thousand Steps" (make sure
you count them
.), it's like an underwater garden just where
the buoy is located
· Climb the
lighthouse just past the Salt mines and see the island from the
· Drive to the east coast and see if you can find driftwood
in the shape of an animal or another fun shape (your FUN-hosts will
make something beautiful out of it)
· Have your picture taken in traditional Bonairean clothing
with the backdrop of a typical kunuku. Located right on Kaya Grandi
(Main Street). Tabu phnr:
· Take a stroll
through the cactus fields on the north coasts and try to find a
genetically malformed cactus. If you do this towards the end of
the afternoon you'll be amazed at the colors of the cacti
- Enjoy a delicious lunch at Kontiki
restaurant and admire the local art, which Kontiki exhibits throughout
· Climb the
Brandaris mountain in the Washington Slagbaai National Park. It's
the highest mountain on Bon (784ft).
· Drive to Lac Cai on Sunday afternoon (starts at noon) and
enjoy live local music and local food
· Charter a sportfishing boat and
see if you can catch your dinner. Your menu could be marlin, tuna,
wahoo, dorado or sailfish. Piscatur phnr:
· Visit Washington Slagbaai National Park and swim, snorkel,
picnic, enjoy the nature and see if you can spot the giant iguana's
or try to feed the Angelfish at Wayaca II.
Show your folks back home what a FUN time you're having on Bonaire
by appearing live on one of the Bonaire webcam's at Bongos.
· Rent a horse and take it for a swim at Lac Bay
· Visit the caves with Indian inscriptions and see if you
can find the snake drawing
· On Queensday, go camping anywhere on Bonaire
Go to Jos on Sunday for a skewer and enjoy the huge campfire
· Challenge your companions to a bowling game. Danilo call
· Take a tour trough the cunucu led by the grand daughter
at Rooi Lamoenchi and see the old times.
· Enjoy Bonaire's underwater world by way of shore
diving or snorkeling or take a trip on the Aqua
Space and enjoy the view through their underwater windows.
Let Caren explain fish behavior so you can
experience an underwater beauty salon with her.
· Enjoy the landsailing experience
at wind force 5.
· Enjoy everything above the water, sail,
parasail, wakeboard, kitesurfing
· Walk around Klein Bonaire, it takes about 4 hours (bring
Let the fish eat out of your hand at Klein Bonaire
· Enjoy the juvenile fish at the mangroves
at Lac. Kayak and snorkel with a guide in the mangrove tunnels.
· Eat fresh fish, chicken or carco at a local restaurant
or take out.
· Visit Bonaire's museum and have a look at their fabulous
collection of shells
Visit one of many caves and bring
your mask to snorkel in some of them
· Enjoy the latest movies with a drink and some popcorn at
Movieland cinema. Call 7172400
· Look for fossils at the light house at Spelonk to the left
a mountainbike on the unpaved roads into the tropical paradise with
Bonaire, tel. 717-2229
- Check out how people used to live in the old days on Bonaire at
Mangazina Di Rei, tel. 717-4060
- Enjoy a jeepsafari withVoyager
Events, tel. 717-8190
- Adopt a donkey at the Donkey
Sanctuary, tel. 717-7607
you decide to do on Bonaire, make sure you have FUN !!!!!
Diving is the most
popular sport in this divers paradise. Bonaire ranks third on world
list of most beautiful dive areas, famous for its beautiful corals
and colorful fishes, seahorses and turtles.
Diving is so popular because you can dive from the shore almost
everywhere on the southwest side of the island. Approximately 85
spots have been marked with a yellow stone
and these mark the most beautiful dive spots. All dive operators
also have boats to dive from. They moor at buoys on sites from where
shore dives are not possible for example on the southwest side of
Klein Bonaire. The dive guides will make sure you can enjoy your
dives in a safe and pleasant way.
There are also some wrecks that you can dive to: Hilma Hooker and
Windsock. If you'd like to make a dive on the east coast of the
island you can go with "Crazy Larry". This Canadian will
take you to the other side of the island to Blue Hole, where the
sea is much rougher and you'll be able to see different species
To find out more about the coral and the behavior of the fishes
you can follow a day course at Sea & Discover. In the morning
you'll get lots of information followed by a dive in the afternoon
under guidance of Caren, a Marine biologist.
Sea and Discover tel. 717-5322
Wild Side Diving tel. 790-9156 of 717-5246
Of course there are
lots of dive operators on the island of Bonaire. You can rent your
own equipment of take a package with a dive instructor. Each dive
operator has his own enthusiastic and personal approach and BonaireFUN
can recommend the following dive operators:
Submarine tel. 717-2929
Dive and Adventure tel. 717-2229
has always specialized in providing service that allowed their guests
to take advantage of that unique natural feature the awesome shorediving
that made Bonaire world famous. With three convenient pick up/ drop
off points for tanks on the island, Wannadive Bonaire has achieved
a level of service that is second to none. Our dive facilities have
it all and we invite you to come and have a look.
The owners, Roeland "Bob" Labots and Bart Snelder, are
experienced, dedicated PADI dive instructors and Bonairean veterans.
Their casual way of providing world class service with a smile,
has built a name for itself. Many guests return again and again
to enjoy to be greeted as family.
Wannadive Bonaire is located on two oceanfront properties: Eden
Beach Resort and City Café and Accomodations. Eden Beach
Resort is located 5 minutes north of the capital of Bonaire while
City Café can be found right in the center of town.
STINAPA is the government
agency in charge of overseeing the welfare and operation of Bonaire
Marine Park. As with any well-run agency, there have to be guidelines
and regulations to ensure a smooth operation and the overall well
being of the Marine Park.
- All persons diving in Bonaire's waters must secure a Marine Park
Tag. The cost is $25,-. The fee is used to maintain the park and
- All persons must obtain an orientation from a dive operator. You
will be given valuable information as to how you can become part
of our efforts to keep Bonaire a diver's paradise.
- Anchoring is not allowed. All boats must use one of the mooring
buoys that have been places by the Bonaire Marin Park.
- Spear guns and spear fishing are not allowed and violators face
- Remove nothing, living or dead from the Marine Park. Shelling
is not allowed.
- Gloves are not to be worn unless used when ascending/descending
a mooring line, for diving the Hilma Hooker (wreck dive) shore diving
the east side or otherwise with Marine Park okay in case of a medical
The following tips
should also be observed to make your diving enjoyable and to help
protect the reef.
- Don't touch anything.
Feeding fish is not recommended. Picking up sea horses, teasing
puffer fish and generally harassing the underwater creatures causes
undo stress and damages the delicate balance of the reef.
Snorkeling is one
the most favorite pastimes of our visitors. Very often you'll see
the many colored snorkels sticking out of the water anywhere along
the coast. Floating in the water, you'll only hear your own breathing
and you'll see all the colorful fishes. It's a very peaceful and
relaxing pastime. As with the dive-spots you can snorkel everywhere
along the southwest coast, sometimes you'll need water shoes, but
most of the time you can go straight into the water. Along the boulevard
in Kralendijk there are many spots with steps for water access.
The FUN thing is that every time, even when snorkeling in the same
spot you'll see different fishes.
When the wind is not blowing from the northeast (a so called wind
reversal), you can also snorkel at Sorobon at Blue Hole, after crossing
the reef. It's takes quite some effort to get there but it's more
than worth it to see the beautiful coral which looks like a huge
crater filled with white sand. You'll be able to see stingrays,
turtles, tarpons and all the other species that we haven't seen
For those of you who will snorkel for the first time and need some
guidance BonaireFUN can recommend:
and Discover tel. 717-5322
Sea tel. 717-8529
Bonaire is also famous
for its windsurfing. Almost always there is a northeasterly wind;15-25knots
from December through August and 12-18knots from September through
November. The best spot to windsurf is at Sorobon, a lagoon with
knee-deep clear blue water. The world championship freestyle windsurfing
is held here. There are 2 windsurf schools here: Jibe City and Bonaire
Windsurf Place, both have a big collection of gear for rent and
windsurf lessons are also available. After the windsurfing you'll
be able to enjoy a delicious drink and/or snack and relax on the
Windsurf Place tel. 717-2828
there's also the possibility to go kite surfing on Bonaire because
of the constant northeasterly wind. With a smallish board and a
large kite you'll float over the water. The best spot for kite surfing
is at Atlantis, yellow stone
79 (see Diving). You can also rent the gear there and for more information
or lessons you can contact Roan, the kite surf instructor. It's
also a lot of FUN to spend a morning or afternoon there and just
see the kite surfers performing their tricks. On the site you'll
find the Kitesurf bus for shade, drinks and snacks.
An new activity on
Bonaire is landsailing. With a kart and a sail you'll race on the
newly made track next to the road to Rincon. Lessons can be arranged
7 days a week. Visit or call:
Bonaire tel. 786-2308
With Outdoor Bonaire
you'll discover the other side of the island. You can visit caves
or you can rappel off a lighthouse. There is also a possibility
to do a mix of activities, biking, walking and caving in one. You
can find more information at:
Bonaire tel. 791-6272 of 717-4555
Sunfishes are flat
sailboats with a single sail, suitable for a maximum of 2 adult
sailers. Easy to handle, easy to capsize but also easy to turn around
again. Sunfishes are for rent at the Kas di Regatta.
Kas di Regatta tel. 717-5555
rental , wakeboarding, waterskiing
Not only under water
there's lots to do on our beautiful island. But also above water
there are numerous activities to undertake: you can go water-skiing,
book a snorkel trip on a big sail ship or go on the Aqua Space,
a special glass bottom boat.
Jan Blonk Botenverhuur
Aqua Space tel 717-2568
Multi Boat Charters tel. 790-1228
Fishing, tel. 717-8774
The Lac Bay Mangrove
forest is part of Bonaire's national park system. The Mangrove Info
Center offers information about the Mangrove forest as a nursery
for our coral reefs. The center is offering 1 or 2 hour mangrove
kayak tour, guided mangrove snorkelling and solar boat tours, all
excursions are guided by a naturalist. BonaireFUN.com is offering
you the informatiom:
info en kayak center tel. 717-5353
Sea & Discover
offers ½ day programs combine a classroom session with an
hour-long dive or snorkel. In the classroom, the marine biologist
shares 'insider knowledge' through slides, cd-roms, books and discussion.
Then she'll guide you on a shore dive or snorkel where you'll see
first-hand what you learned in class. Caren Echrich has a Master's
degree in Marin Biology, is a PADI instructor, and has studied,
researched, an taught in the Caribbean for nine years. For more
Sea and Discover
Rooi Lamoenchi kunuku-park.
Discover the history of this old plantation. In a guided walking
though a beautiful nature preserve. Daily appointment. Please call:
Rooi Lamoenchi kunuku-park 717-8489 of 540-9800.