Overall very nice trip - luckily bus was not full - otherwise would have been tight seating. (Common on most excursions) Saw most of Bonaire. Was hoping to see more flamingos and was unable to get off bus to see closer due to government regulations (wish I knew ahead of time). Main goal was to see the flamingos and sat on the wrong side of bus so was unable to get better views through the windows for photos.
Reviewer: STEVEN BENTON
We had been on this same excursion before, but with a different company. This tour was great for the money spent. Omar/ Jintus Tours, a local native of this island, was much more interesting and gave more personal details. We were able to see the most interesting parts of the island. This tour was very much worth the time and money spent. I would highly recommend this tour and company for first time visitors to Bonaire.
Reviewer: BONNIE J KRAMER
Very nice relaxing time seeing Bonaire. Just the right amount of stops and information of the Island. Would have enjoyed a more detailed description of the harvesting of the salt and mining operation.
Reviewer: Xavier Fernandez
This excursion in Bonaire was conducted by a driver and guide. An improvement from that experienced in Aruba and Curacao. The guide was knowledgeable and very informative. The excursion is highly recommended. It provides a good overview of the island.
Loved this tour. It was a small group and our guide was very informative. We felt like we really got to see the ENTIRE island and all the different aspects of it. We even asked our guide the best place to get some local cuisine and he actually drove us there after the tour and told the owner to take care of us.
Reviewer: hugh crawford
Interesting tour which included the salt drying areas on the beach, some former slaves homes, the very sleepy town of Rincon and a scenic tour of the area. Found the sights and the tour worthwhile.
Reviewer: John and Bev Holden
Our driver and tour guide were very good. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about his island of Bonaire. Informative and fun.
Reviewer: Jean Weller
Excellent tour. Saw a lot ,learnt a lot. The guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it .
Reviewer: Ed de la Cour
Omar was our guide on this island tour. He was knowledgeable, friendly, warm, funny and gracious. The vehicle was a bit small for American sized bottoms, but quality of the tour made up for that lack. The tour left from a point very near where our ship docked, so that was nicely convenient. We saw lots of flamingoes, the salt flats, Trans World Radio, and enjoyed a well-timed rest stop at the Cadushy Distillery. We felt the tour was a wonderful highlight from our time in Bonaire.
Reviewer: Judy Engel
Having never been to Bonaire this was the perfect excursion because it have a great overview of the whole island.We will always book through Shore Excursions because the price is better for what you get and they are small groups. There was only four of us so we rode in a small van, not a huge bus where you couldn't hear! The driver was great talked the entire time, answered all of our questions and was very willing to stop for pictures. I would suggest this tour to anyone and everyone. We passed the big buses and they had to wait for everyone to pile out of the bus. The salt flats were so interesting and our driver was so knowledgeable!
Reviewer: Nancy Davis
Tour very interesting. Could of done without the stop at the cactus farm. Tour director very good.
Reviewer: Sandra L Rodiger
We were unhappy because we were told the tour started at 10 am and it actually started at 9 am. The tour did we return for us, but it was almost 11 am so we missed the south side of the tour. The guide took us for a short tour after the tour ended, but we did miss out. tour was good but shortened. You need to change your time on the schedule.
Reviewer: Karyne Coven
My clients really liked this tour. The only suggestion I have is include raise the price a little and include tickets to the warehouse where the slaves exchanged their vouchers for food and other items as they turned that into a museum. Overall I thought the way the entire trip was handled was the best of all three islands.
Reviewer: Dean Sane
Very interesting and enjoyed info given by tour guide. Our first visit to Bonaire. Foot stool needed to ease access and egret from bus.
Reviewer: Robyn Davis
We ended up having a private tour with Freddie Cecilia. Wonderful trip and tour. We were gone for 3 hours and had an excellent time.
Reviewer: Judith Reese
This excursion gives you a great deal of information about the island and you get a trip around the whole things. Disappointed we didn't see many flamingos, but that's not their fault. The salt flats, and their history, were interesting. I had previously spent a week on the island so there was not much I had not seen before.
Reviewer: Gary Creed
Excellent interaction with monkeys, parrots, and macaws
Reviewer: Eugene Anderson
Great tour and the tour guide was the best
Reviewer: Patricia Kulley
In spite of the rain, our tour guide threw in some extras... showed us some new housing, a stop where we could take photos of the ship, and a resort where we could visit the rest rooms and gift shop. We enjoyed seeing the Salt Flats and slave quarters nearby. On our North Coast Drive we saw flamigoes up close for photos and the 1000 Steps. A Rincon Village we toured a distillery and had some samples! Only problem was finding the tour guide when we left the ship. However, we would thoroughly recommend the tour.
Reviewer: tom osting
our shore excursion was overbooked so the company hired a local to take us on our tour in his van. It turned out great. He took us around the entire island and he was very knowledgeable since he was born and raised on the isle.
Reviewer: Maureen Donovan
Our guide was a delightful young man who taught drama after school. We learned a huge amount about this fascinating coral island. Our driver was the lieutenant in the Fire Department! The guide had planned to stop for refreshments (and bathrooms) at a large place in Rincon but when he saw it was closed he quickly figured out somewhere else to stop, without I think, the majority of the passengers realizing. Basically, we drove all over island, the coastal areas, the huge lake with the flamingos, the salt ponds, the little town. It was really good value and I would highly recommend this tour.
Good air condtioned bus. Good info of island from our guide
Wonderful tour. Guide very informative and friendly. As he described how the people lived and their hardships, you felt you could almost see them. I believe we saw most all of the island and came away with lots of memories.
Reviewer: Harvest Mooney
We only took half of this tour because we also wanted to fit in some snorkeling with another tour group. However, the woman who was our guide on this ""half"" tour was excellent - very knowledgeable, interesting, anecdotal, and accommodating - got us back to the pier in time for our other tour. So we didn't go to the prison and salt flats. The village stop could have been more colorful, e.g, dance, song, costumes, in addition to the drumming. From what we saw, it was a good experience of Bonaire and its people and life style.
Reviewer: one of 3 musketeers
First time I saw pink water! The salt flats were fascinating.
Reviewer: Missionary Gma
Guide was great but driver was ""on the move"" - he would never come to a complete stop for photos - just rolling stops or some things he just drove right by. Only stopped to get out of bus twice....so was a long day of riding around (i.e. only slowed the bus for about 2 minutes to take pics of the flamingos- drove right by the iguanas and rolled through the other pull outs) Very interesting island tho..
Great tour of Bonaire and Rincon Village, flamingos and salt flats
Reviewer: Dixie Gypsy
Great tour and easy gong. The seats in the van were narrow .
This tour is well worth the cost, got to see the entire island and various aspects of island life. salt flats were very interesting. Houses were very interesting in their various pastel colors.
Enjoyed the tour, it was informative. staff was friendly, made stops without asking, never rushed anyone and we felt secure with this group
The trip was very interesting, enjoyed very much.
This is a great way to tour the island
Reviewer: Mary and Butch
Informative tour. Humorous guide. Great accommodations.
We got a great tour of Bonaire. It was a small van tour that hit all the highlights of the island and the tour guide was informative and entertaining.
Reviewer: Unforgettable traveler
This excursion well very interesting and gave my group just the right amount of time in Bonaire