Cultural Museum, Island Sightseeing with Optional Beach Drop Off

Price: $40.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration3+ Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromOutside Cruise Ship Terminal. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedBottled Water
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are suggested. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing (optional).
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces and get in/out of the transport independently. There are steps at several of the stops. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored with advance knowledge.
Tour Details

Spend three hours driving past iconic Bonaire landmarks like the 1,000 Steps, stopping for photo opportunities in front of the pink salt flats, and more when you book this exciting island tour in Kralendijk. Your island sightseeing tour includes an expert tour guide who will share tales about Bonaire's history, salt flat, and northern countryside wildlife like flamingos as well as convenient roundtrip transportation to and from your port. You'll also get to enjoy a scenic drive that takes you past places like Karpata Plantation, and Kralendijk's downtown area with photo stops and a guided tour of the Cultural Museum. Your scenic tour also offers the option to spend two hours at Spice Beach Club at the Eden Beach Resort with roundtrip transportation and access to beach amenities like a beach bar, beach lounge, and snorkel equipment rentals and restrooms, making this excursion ideal for cultural connoisseurs and beachgoers alike!

Start your island sightseeing tour by meeting your guide and hopping aboard a comfortable vehicle for a scenic drive around Bonaire. Along the way, you'll pass the traditional Dutch Caribbean styled Courtyard Bonaire hotel and the flamingo pink BIA Bonaire International Airport on your way to the white slave huts, a historic landmark where slaves once gathered after working the salt flats. You'll stop to take photos by these iconic 19th century huts and then head to the salt flats, and Bonaire's solar salt facility Cargill, which produces over 400,000 tons of industrial grade salt annually. Here, you'll get a chance to take more stunning photos of the bright pink salt ponds.

Continue your island sightseeing and cultural tour with a 45 minute scenic drive that takes you past downtown Kralendijk and the Karpata Plantation, a historic 19th century plantation named after Karpata trees used to produce castor oil. As you continue to drive around the island, you'll journey through the northern scenic route and see the countryside's historic sites, such as 1,000 Steps landmark, learn about the stunning saltwater Goto Lake, and Rincon, Bonaire's oldest town established in the mid 16th century. Your tour guide will share details about the countryside's vegetation, wildlife like feral goats and green iguanas, aloe plantation, and spend 30 minutes exploring the history and culture of the island at the Cultural Museum and learn how settlers first lived on the island. Hop back on board your ride to depart Rincon and take in the stunning views of the old Arawak Indian settlement of Antriol as you head back to your port.

If you opt to spend two hours at the beach, your transportation will take you to the iconic Spice Beach Club at the Eden Beach Resort. Here, you'll get to walk along the rocky shorelines of the public beach of Spice Beach as you bask in the sun, or enjoy refreshments at a nearby beach bar. With access to beach club amenities like water sports vendors who offer snorkel gear rental, you can enjoy your favorite water activities before heading back to your port for the perfect end to your tour.

From taking postcard-worthy photos at the salt ponds to exploring Bonaire's history at the Cultural Museum, this sightseeing tour offers much to see and do. Reserve your spot on this exciting island sightseeing excursion today for an unforgettable time in Kralendijk!

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3+ Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Outside Cruise Ship Terminal. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled Water
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are suggested. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing (optional).
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces and get in/out of the transport independently. There are steps at several of the stops. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored with advance knowledge.