On this page you will find the most Frequently asked question and answers by visitors during a visit to Bonaire by cruise ship!
Bonaire is known for its nature protection efforts. As a leader in marine conservation, it is a top diving destination in the world named by CNN, Scuba Diving Magazine and more. One of the most important natural resources on Bonaire is the people. They genuinely welcome visitors with a ready smile and a friendly wave of the hand. History dictates a vibrant culture with many traditions and celebrations throughout the year. Adding to the islands assets are the ideal conditions for learning to windsurf. The island boasts local Freestyle Windsurfing for professionals who travel around the world and are big names in this discipline. It is no wonder that on Bonaire you will see children from the age of five on the boards, is it therefore also no wonder that Bonaire hosts the annual Pro Kids competition.
We would like to encourage you to get a real taste of Bonaire and want to give you the following tips
* Take an island tour. It is truly the ideal way to get to know our island. In order to ensure that your driver (and guide) are providing good quality service, we kindly ask you to give our TCB representatives (on the pier(s)) your comments after a tour.
* If you are renting a car you will have to be at least 23 or in some cases, 25 years old. A security deposit will be required as is a current drivers seen license. If you intend to tour Washington/Slagbaai Park, a pick-up truck or vehicle with high ground clearance is required. Standard daily rental rates will apply. Following are some of the spots you can visit on your tour.
o Thousand Steps
o Goto Lake
o Seru Largoe
o Slave huts
o Pekel Meer
o Mangazina di Rei (at Rincon)
o Washington Slagbaai National Park
* If you are renting a bike, make sure you stop at historical/cultural places in Kralendijk and neighborhood. Our office can provide you with a map specifically for this. This Historical Map is ideal for a walking tour in the area of Kralendijk also.