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North and South Tour with a local Native Guide

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Kralendijk, Caribbean

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the highlights of Bonaire on a half-day, small group tour. If you look at the itinerary you will see the start till we reach 1000 step (Don’t worry, it’s actually only 74 steps.) Then it‘s on to the Flamingo Sanctuary, Salt Pier, and finally, the slave huts to view the living quarters of workers forced to labor in the nearby salt mines during the 1800s.
  • Half-day Bonaire highlights tour
  • Local guide shares island history and culture
  • Small groups—maximum of 14 people
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Guided by a Kind & Knowledgeable Long-Time Bonaire Resident
Local Snack at a Unique Local Stop on the Tour
Coca-Cola, Sprite or Water
End of Tour Souvenir
Clean and Safe Vehicle with Air-Conditioning & Working Seatbelts
Transporation to and from your Ship or Hotel

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If you're arriving by a cruise ship: Look for our staff standing with a sign with your name right after you exit the security gate where your ship is. There is only one security gate that you will have to walk through to get out of the port. Look straight ahead and you will also see a sign saying internet booking. We will be standing right there with your name on a paper

NOTE: We meet 15 minutes prior before your tour start.

If you're staying at a Hotel, we will be waiting for you in the lobby.

If you're staying at an apartment, please write down the name and address of your apartment.

If you are arriving by plane, look for our staff holding your name.


Airports

  • Flamingo Intl Airport, Bonaire


Ports

  • south pier, bonaire
  • north pier bonaire


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We want you to feel at home and comfortable on our island and recommend you bring the following for this tour: Sun Protection: Sunscreen, Sunglasses - Extra Water - Dress Comfortably for warm, sunny and humid weather - Camera (of course!)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Before the tour:
  • Hotel or apartment Guests: Please provide us with the name and address and we will be there 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time to collect you.
  • Cruise Ship Passengers: We will be standing with your name on a sign in front of the gate where your ship is docked. We will be there 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour to collect you. We GUARANTEE to have you BACK TO THE SHIP 1 hour before the ship departure time.
  • This is a small group guided tour up to 7 people per vehicle. You will be in a shared van, car or pick-up depending on number of guests
  • Our prices include a 6% government tax
  • Our goal is for you to leave the Island happier than when you arrived. Please let us know if we can assist you with anything additional.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Shekhinah Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during North and South Tour with a local Native Guide?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by North and South Tour with a local Native Guide.

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Bonaire North and South
Lorraine_W
, Mar 2020
We were disappointed with the tour. We selected the more expensive tour thinking we would see more but it was basically a car ride around the island. We saw where the distillery was but did not go in as apparently a reservation was required. Did not see the donkey sanctuary. No snack or drink was offered. Very little history etc. The vehicle was nice and clean but limited space for 4 adults. I think the cheaper tour would have been just as good. Our guide did not speak very loudly so for those of us in the back seat, we heard very little.
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Great tour of the island!
Cynthia
, Feb 2020
This tour was great, as was my guide, EJ. He was very personable and informative, pointing sites out as we went along. We saw the salt flats, slave huts, Rincon, sea turtles (at 1,000 steps, which I didn't find strenuous at all), flamingos, wild donkeys, goats, and more! I was grateful to be able to see parts of the island I otherwise would not have seen had it not been for this tour. I also appreciated having wifi, as did everyone in the vehicle! I would recommend this tour!
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Amazing Bonaire
ac9186
, Jan 2020
Efrem and Mandy gave our family of 10 an awesome tour of Bonaire. After you will want to move to Bonaire The stories Efram shared were full of history and love of his home. Mandy is an amazing host who cares deeply for her new home. Thank you for a fantastic day.
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Native guided tour
205terir
, Jan 2020
I had a lovely guided tour of north and south Bonaire. My guides were very knowledgeable and experienced. It was also nice as there was a photographer along from Curacao. The salt mines was very interesting and a great photo. I was glad to hear the information on the history of slavery. The south region was so picturesque. It is a beautiful island. We stopped for a snack in a really cute cafe and I tried some Dutch treats. I felt privileged to have this solo tour. Much nicer than being with a large tour group Thank
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A little more commentary
Jay R
, Dec 2019
It would have been nice if the guide would have provided a little more island history and commentary with the tour
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Fantastic tour of Bonaire
Vacation471495
, Dec 2019
Ephraim was a terrific tour guide! He was most informative and personable in showing us the major sights, including 1,000 Steps Beach, the cactus liqueur distillery, historic slave huts & salt flats. Then he took us to the beautiful, private Spice Beach at Eden Beach Resort where we had a great time snorkeling. I would highly recommend booking a tour with him as he enjoyed showing us his island home and made it such a fun day!
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Awesome Tour, Highly Recommend
Gary S
, Dec 2019
I loved the tour we had with this family owned and operated business. Our tour guide was a Bonaire native so he was extremely knowledgeable. he took us around the entire island, stopping at awesome sites (No spoiler alerts here) This tour was very comfortable, loved the small group of 6 plus our guide. Definitely worth the price paid. Great pictures of the sites especially the one taken of us by our guide. I highly recommend this tour to all who want a very scenic, informational, enjoyable view of Bonaire!
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Excellent Tour
hougaardcr
, Dec 2019
Ephraim met us at the cruise ship port, with our name on a sign, so that was super easy! We decided on this tour because it hit all the stops we were wanting. It was great because we could stop, get out and walk around, time to take all the pictures we wanted, Ephraim took pictures of our group for us. Highlights were walking the 1000 steps and seeing lots of flamingos by Goto Lake. We liked getting the history of the island too. We would definitely use this tour company again for other tours when we go back.
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Bonaire north and south
James B
, Nov 2019
Bonaire north and south with Ephriam was a great way to see and get a feel for the island. He was easy to understand and gave us a lot of island history, answered all our questions and also asked what we expected to see. He was on time and the van was comfortable. We were with jut two other people so small group very manageable.
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Very informative tour with local guide
crews100
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Ephraim, is a native of Bonaire and gave us a very informative tour! We pretty much saw the whole island. We saw the salt mountains, slave huts, flamingoes, cactus fences, 1000 steps beach which is a dive sight (actually only 67 steps), stopped at a restaurant where we were served soft drinks or water and delicious fried polenta. We knew nothing about Bonaire before our wonderful tour, but now love this island!!! Mandy from Germany was the van driver. She was very kind and helpful!
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