June 02, 2022
Guide was knowledgeable. Good review of the island-slave huts were interesting. Watching the salt get loaded on the ships was interesting too. It helped that it was a beautiful day!
April 25, 2022
Very personable and knowledgeable guide!
Reviewer: Eugene Lock
April 25, 2022
Excellent guide to take us on a history tour of your island . Took many photos
Reviewer: Moearii Evans
Great Way to Experience Bonaire!
March 31, 2022
You won’t be disappointed when you book this amazing tour! Bonaire was our favorite of the ABC islands and the history is fascinating. For such a small island it is vastly different from the north and south ends. The coast is gorgeous and we were able to see some flamingos up close. Our guide Will was incredible and knowledgeable!
Reviewer: Chris Anderson
January 15, 2022
While the tour was good, there is not much to see on this island. Its claim to fame rests off-shore with over 85 dive sites for scuba afficionatos. Salt industry development was interesting.
January 03, 2022
We were very lucky on this tour, we were the only ones that was on the tour, so it was a private tour by the driver I think he name was Wil. He tooked us everywhere on the island. Showed us the salt flats, where the slaves used to live in by the salt flats. We then drove down the coast of the island. But the water is so clear that you can see the turtles swiming in the water. The different colors of the water. While we were there one of the colorful birds from the island just sat on top of the tree to check us out. Also along the shoreline you see the caves made from the volcanos on the side of the road. Then we went to the goto lake where all of the flamingos are at. You can take pictures of the flamingos because thet get real close to you. We then went to a little town in the hills and showed us the house that Indians still live, because they have Indian heads on the front of the house. Then he took us back to the port. It was a very good tour and I would recommeded it anyone.
Reviewer: Willis Gay
Review of tour - 3/9/20
March 30, 2020
It was a very interesting look at Bonaire and it's history. Our tour guide was very informative about the whole process of the salt production. He also shared the history of the slaves and their lives. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Karl Gottleber
March 26, 2020
Took this tour in March 2020 and it was excellent. We were in a small group with about 10 people and the guide was very informative and entertaining. He brought along water, which was appreciated on a hot day. It was nice to be in a small group and be able to ask questions. He told stories of his life on the island. Really enjoyed it!
March 24, 2020
This was one of the best tours on our trip. I liked being in a small van, the tour guide was easy to understand, and all the points he took us to were very interesting--the salt pile, slave huts, Goto Lake where we saw flamingos. It was a great tour of the island.
Reviewer: Evelyn Elaine Sabo
Wonderful tour of the island
March 23, 2020
I knew nothing about this lovely paradise before taking this tour . Our guide was a great communicator and fun person who truly gave us an excellent idea of the history of the island and about life on the island. He made sure to make lots of stops so we could take photographs to enhance our memories. I recommend this tour very highly!
Reviewer: Jayne Jacobs
March 05, 2020
Great excursion. Very interesting and we had a wonderful tour guide. It was the highlight of my Caribbean cruise. Don't miss this one!
Reviewer: David Wiemers
January 20, 2020
WE TOOK THIS TOUR IN DECEMBER, 2019 AND HAD AN EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE AND WELL WORTH THE PRICE COMPARED TO THE SHIP PRICE.
Reviewer: MILTON WOHL
January 08, 2020
An excellent tour to appreciate Bonaire. Well organized, prompt and spent appropriate amount of time in locations of interest. As I am a keen photographer it provided ample opportunities to take great pictures.
Reviewer: Larry Lane
Shore Excursion Mostly Excellent
January 08, 2020
We were fortunate to get a great tour guide. Enjoyed Bonaire much more than Aruba. The slave quarters were quite interesting. Guide was knowledgeable. Too much time spent on salt. Will do again.
Reviewer: Dave Swanson
Shore excursion in Bonaire
December 26, 2019
This was a very relaxing shore excursion with great introduction about the history and the natural beauty of the island. We saw a lot and the driver/tour guide was very informative. We all enjoyed the excursion very much.
Reviewer: Rosita W. Chan
Bonaire Discovery Tour
December 05, 2019
The tour and the guide was as good as promised. It proved to be better than the excursions offered by the cruise ship.
Enjoyed our Bonaire Discovery Excursion
November 27, 2019
Booking was a breeze. Communication was clear & easy to understand and spot on for hooking up with our guide/operator once in Bonaire. Group size was perfect at about 15-16 people. Mini-bus as expected. Functional & as comfortable as you can make it. Informative guide. Frequent stops for photo ops and REALLY appreciated that we didn’t stop at every souvenir shop like some other excursions we’ve been on offered thru the cruise lines. Bottom line: An excellent introduction to Bonaire & would recommend this tour, the local operator & Shore Excursion Group to anyone. We will use them again.
October 14, 2019
Being our first visit to Bonaire we did not know what to expect and to say that we enjoyed the tour was an understatement, The tour guide was very efficient and very interesting in her presentation particularly about the salt flats and the slaves huts. It was an extremely well spent four hours or so.
Reviewer: Robert Wareworth
July 14, 2019
Tour guide gave an inspiring description of an island that has intense pride in itself. This tour set the tone for how we viewed and enjoyed this unique island -- a coral reef among volcanic islands.
Reviewer: James W Thelin
July 11, 2019
Our tour guide, Bettina, met us early and in the spot that the paper stated. I told her that my name was Tina and we just laughed. We saw pink ocean waters and learned the history of salt production and the slave trade that mined the salt. Bettina showed us the native birds and explained the eco balance on the island. I enjoyed the distillery and the gorgeous residential neighborhood we drove to. Even my teenage sons remarked at how knowledgeable and soothing the tour guides voice was. No one was bored. We toured the entire island and didn’t want the tour to end. Bettina is a shining example of what true customer service is all about. She made the tour amazing.
Reviewer: Tina Louise Brotz
Excellent in depth tour of Bonaire
May 31, 2019
There were 9 people in a van plus the driver. She was very good and we saw most of the island. Lots of highlights, especially the salt production area and the tiny slave huts used to house the men who worked the salt lakes. Saw iguanas, birds, and so much more. Our guide was a transplant from Germany and she was entertaining, but informative, too.
Reviewer: Barbara Morrison
May 16, 2019
The Bonaire Discovery excursion was great and very informative! My family and I really enjoyed it!
Reviewer: C Lassiter
May 15, 2019
Reviewer: ghislaine martin
May 03, 2019
When i went ashore for this excursion i was pleasantly surprised to find my name on a sign the tour driver/guide was holding. I was led to a van where only 1 couple was waiting and we set off for our Tour of Beautiful Bonaire. This excursion which covered most of this beautiful island was amazing, i highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Karen Durrett
May 03, 2019
Wonderfully thorough tour on a small bus with a knowledgeable tour guide. A great introduction to this beautiful island.
Great Tour of a Beautiful Island
April 30, 2019
We had a great tour of Bonaire. It is a small island with technically not that much to see, but our tour guide showed us atypical touristy stuff and made everything interesting. We came away with the feeling that Bonaire is a beautiful island and a wonderful community. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Kathy Souza
April 30, 2019
We had an excellent tour guide because he was an American, and we could understand him very well. Tour bus was easy to find, which was a problem on other islands.Tour was interesting and informative.
Reviewer: Cindy Winegarden
Very extensive tour
April 22, 2019
This tour covered the island from one tip to the next. It was fascinating to see how the sea salt is produced and learn about the history of that area of the island. Our guide was so knowledgeable about every inch of the island she showed us. We even got to stop and taste the cactus liquor produced on the island. The scenery was spectacular.
Reviewer: Sandra Robison
April 13, 2019
Great guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved seeing the island. A good tour for those not able to walk a lot. Get to see a lot.
Reviewer: Lynn Woolliscroft
April 05, 2019
It was very interesting, the guide made us discover every corner of Bonaire, she knew what she was talking about. I recommend this activity.
Reviewer: Genevieve Lacasse
March 30, 2019
Very informative shore trip. took us to see how the people REALLY live, housing roads etc.
Reviewer: Laura Anderson
March 22, 2019
Right on time leaving - excellent driver and commentator. Glad we took this tour. Saw a good part of the island and stopped for pictures.
March 06, 2019
guide was very helpful
Reviewer: gary e schultz
This was probably my favorite excursion!
February 28, 2019
We hit alot of ports on this particular cruise - but the Pink Salt waters on the left and pristine blue waters on the right was quite the sight to see. Our tour guide even stopped and got us each a piece of the salt from the mines. The foam looked like snow - which we had at home so sent pics to our friends and family.
Reviewer: Pati Weedon
What an experience!
February 26, 2019
Such an informative and relaxing excursion. We toured the entire island. We experienced the salt beds being drained... which was quite timely. Our tour guide was hilarious!
January 29, 2019
This excursion was a nice overview of the area. Our guide worked very hard to share all her knowledge. The vehicle was clean. Pick up location was a little odd but ok. Good photo opportunities.
Reviewer: Ellen Harnden
Excursion on Bonaire
January 21, 2019
We had a very nice time. On time and the tour was there to meet us. The guide was pleasant and informative. We saw new sights and learned more about the island.
Reviewer: Richard kolodziej
Salt, Flamingo's and more
January 20, 2019
This tour started out with rain that lead to a great rainbow over our ship. It was interesting to see the salt pool and how they recovered the salt. The views, as we traveled the narrow road along the coast were awesome. I could not believe the number of flamingo's we saw in the lake in the national park. We finished at the quaint museum in the national were we saw some interesting skeletons of a flamingo, iguana, and whale. Our tour guide was very informative about Bonaire.
Reviewer: Alan Miller
December 10, 2018
Small group, very informative and friendly guide, great sense of the island, would recommend.
December 09, 2018
Excellent. Once again a great tour guide.
Reviewer: Nancy Sutherland
April 16, 2018
We had a great tour, it was easy to find our guide. Our guide was a very friendly lady, who was very informative, she showed us and explained about the slaves huts, the salt mines, the pink flamingo resorts, and all the beautiful things that caracterize Bonaire. The tour was not expensive but had a great duration. A must do if you go to Bonaire! We will go back for sure!
Reviewer: R. Hamel
March 17, 2018
Wonderful, wonderful tour. One couple in our small group was taking tour for second time. Guide, (name???) was super. She was so knowledgeable about island, culture, flora etc. etc. No question left unanswered. Would love to go back. Recommend yes highly.
March 17, 2018
The whole island is beautiful, especially along the coasts, I can see staying here for a longer period. Our excellent guide took us to the salt flats and described the industry as of today, and painted a difficult picture of the past with slaves. The drive to Goto Lake was along the coast that was virtually untouched by humans; both rugged and dramatic and well worth the drive! My favourite was Washington National Park where the cactus were amazing and incorporated into farming life. Overall, a great adventure with a great guide and a lot different from other Island tours!
Reviewer: Paul Peel
Bonaire Discovery Tour-an excellent value
March 16, 2018
This was an informative and interesting tour with a knowledgable and experienced guide. It was well organized and the van was comfortable, clean, air conditioned, and driven by a skilled and careful young man. We made a good choice.
Informative and fun
March 01, 2018
We enjoyed this excursion and it was reasonably priced. I had previously examined a map and noted the highlights listed. The tour hit them all. The driver was a bit opinionated re politics and religion but that seems to be the norm and fine. Safe driver and modern comfortable bus.
Reviewer: Lane Vander Sluis
Going the Extra Mile
January 10, 2018
This excursion truly took us around the island from the sea-salt operation, flamingos, beaches, the two towns and past many popular diving and snorkeling spots. I don't feel that we missed anything. Two people were late and our guide circled back around to pick them up after the rest of us had done half the tour. The coordinated with someone who located the people. She was fully prepared to take them through the half they'd missed after dropping us off at the end, but the opted out. The tour start time had change and they apparently didn't get the word. The guide was very thorough, professional and friendly.
Reviewer: Susan M. Walls
December 18, 2017
This was a very comprehensive, interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot in this tour and we highly recommend it to all tourists, visiting this island for the first time.
Reviewer: Judith Posch
December 04, 2017
A TRULY ENJOYABLE TOUR & EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED. KNOWLEGEABLE TOUR GUIDE THAT COVERED THE ISLAND FEATURES WITH EXCELLENT INSIGHT. WENT TO ALL RELEVANT SPOTS.
Reviewer: ADELLE SIMPSON
Royal Caribbean Excursion-Bonaire
November 13, 2017
Great tour of Bonaire in air-conditioned bus with personal driver/tour guide. Gives you a glance at the major important historical sites of Bonaire.
Reviewer: Robert Dodge
Money well spent
November 02, 2017
Driver/guide was the best; It was like having your best friend show you the island. I think her name was Bettina from Germany. She was the best! Kind, funny, and considerate. Sights were well chosen and her knowledge was superb!
Reviewer: Ginny Gauerke
August 21, 2017
Great overview of the island; very informative tour. Highly recommended. Five stars.
Reviewer: RONALD HART
Bonaire shore excursion
May 06, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our guide and driver were excellent and helped us spot parrot fish, tropical birds and other interesting landmarks. The tour was comprehensive and well worth the money. Would highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Rodney Rager
April 21, 2017
It was a great overall tour, got a feeling of the island. Very informative.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Speidel
Worth the price
March 23, 2017
This tour had a good driver and guide and we got to see a large area of the island. There was enough time at each of the stops to get a good over view of the island and we visited a lot of different areas of the island. Bathrooms on Bonaire charge for their use, it would have been nice if this would have been taken care off at least one of the stops. Also free water from the tour would have been a plus. As a whole this tour was worth the price paid.
March 17, 2017
this is piece of heaven,, very clean and beautiful
Reviewer: mary noseworthy
March 17, 2017
Great tour. Beautiful views and especially loved the Salt industry and the process. Our tour guide was a lot of fun.
March 03, 2017
GREAT TOUR. BY TAKING YOUR TOUR WE WERE ABLE TO SEE MOST OF THE ISLAND ALONG WITH ALL THE TOURIST SITES/FEATURES.
Reviewer: RONALD HART
February 21, 2017
Our guide was very knowledgeable. We learn't a lot about the island. They even stopped to point out the wildlife. Great tour! Beautiful Island!
Reviewer: Laurie Lichtenstein
Bonaire Discovery is Worthwhile
February 16, 2017
It was a bit tricky finding someone at the pier because the tour was not clearly marked OR at the pier, but actually between piers one and two. Once found it was a short wait until other people arrived. The actual tour company, Bonaire Vista Tours, is a small company contracted by Shore Excursions Group and a good choice. First, Bonaire is a MUCH more scenic island than Aruba. They have great respect for the coral, wild life, and life in general on the island. Our tour guy was a young Dutch man around early 30s who was committed to helping tourists understand the island including the coral which you can see but not touch, a variety of wild life including roaming donkeys and goats, and the entire island. It is WAY less populated than Aruba and far less crowded. Our tour took us to various areas including the salt lake, small villages, scenic areas, and slave huts built in the 19th century. The tour provides a good cultural view of the island.
Reviewer: Illinois Guy
February 12, 2017
We did not receive the email informing us to meet the tour van in a different location so we almost missed the tour. However, the Tourist Office on the island contacted our van driver. She came back to pick us up. The tour was delightful, informative, and well worth the time!
Reviewer: Wilbert Kiessling
a great way to see Bonaire
February 02, 2017
I highly recommend the Achie Tour Company. The online booking went well, and the staff located in Bonaire were excellent and friendly. Pahle (Polly) was our tour guide and she was great. Really enjoyed the excursion. Would recommend Shore Excursions group based on this tour experience
Reviewer: Judy Price
Very nice tour
January 20, 2017
We enjoyed spending the day touring the island. It was very easy to find the meeting place as we disembarked the ship. The ladies had a sign made up with our names on it which caught our eye as we approached. A short walk brought us to where the vehicle was parked. There was a delay in starting as we waited for people from another ship to arrive. However to make up time we did the tour in reverse which meant that we weren't caught up in large groups of people from other tours who were all following the same route. I definitely enjoyed the small group advantages.
Reviewer: Dawn Manning
January 12, 2017
Local guide has avery good knowledge. Very enjoyable tour.
Reviewer: Dr M D Chan
January 07, 2017
Our only complaint was sitting in the front of the van. There was a high level and we were very cramped. The tour itself was very good.
Reviewer: Joan Lissner
December 26, 2016
Reallt enjoyed the tour and information.
Reviewer: Patti Nelson
December 09, 2016
We enjoyed this tour very much. It is worth the price and time.
Reviewer: The Oliphants
Bonaire island tour
April 01, 2016