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Clearbottom Mangrove Kayak & Snorkel tour

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From US$59.00

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Mangroves are one of Bonaire’s most important ecosystems. Discover them with an experienced nature guide on this clear-bottom kayak tour of Lac Bay’s mangroves, with snorkeling gear so you can see even more. Learn about four different species of mangroves and the complex relationship between plants, animals and fish as you paddle. Price excludes marine park fees: these are free for cruise ship passengers and available to purchase for non-cruisers.
  • See Lac Bay National Park’s mangroves by clear-bottom kayak and snorkeling
  • Numbers are capped at just 10 travelers, ensuring full guide attention
  • Stable, see-through kayaks come with back rest and waterproof bags
  • Stay hydrated as you paddle with water and soft drinks
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What's Included

  • All snorkeling gear
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • dry bag
  • Stinapa Marine park fee, available for purchase (cruise ship passengers are excluded for this fee)
  • Pick-up and drop-off between Hamlet Oasis and Delfins Resort for an extra fee of $10 per person

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Windows to the Sea Kayaking
    4Q3H+472, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

    Lac Cai Beach at the conch shells. Time meeting time 9:05

Pickup point

  • Bonaire North and South Pier

Start time

09:15 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We can arrange a pick-up and drop-off in at the cruise ship terminal with a maximum of 6 persons. If you need a pick-up from the cruise terminal, our pick-up place is in front of the restaurant "At Sea" a 90 meter walk from the South Pier and 350 meter from the North Pier. Cruise terminal, in front of the restaurant At Sea om 8:20

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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221 reviews
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Good tour, amazing tour guide
Gert_A, Jan 2023
The tour itself was great, but what made it exceptional, was our tour guide Stan. He picked us up at the cruise port and on the way to the mangroves told us about the history of Bonaire and present day life on the island. He also on the way showed us the famous flamingo's, wild donkeys and salt deposits and stopped the car so we could get better pictures. All of this was a bonus to the actual tour we booked, the kayak trip through the fabulous mangroves with opportunity to snorkel. This part was amazing, such a beautiful environment to pass through in such a fun manner. Big shout out to Stan for making our ine day in Bonaire an unforgettable experience!
Great way to spend the day and capture nature at its finest!
Mark_A, Jan 2023
We had a great day enjoying nature and seeing the beautiful sights. The kayaks were very stable and easy to maneuver. It was a lot fun snorkeling and seeing the undersea life right in front of you. Patrick was an excellent guide and was very informative. We would do this again!
Kayaking in the mangroves.
Robyn_D, Jan 2023
After a rough start it was a fun afternoon even with the rain. The kayaking was the perfect amount, the snorkeling was fun and our guide knew his information. He kept everyone engaged. It is beautiful to be there. Special day.
Super tour and family friendly!
Alex_J, Jan 2023
We had a super tour with our two guides - we were picked up at the port (which was super easy) and went on our tour. The kayak was great and very family friendly (our kids are 3 and 6)! The guide was great and we enjoyed 2 hours kayaking with some optional snorkeling. Afterwards, punch and stroopwaffles! :)
Perfect activity
nancylabrecque73, Dec 2022
No need to book clear bottom kayak but appart for this fact, everything was perfect. Viator send a lot of reminder and information was accurate
Adventure in the Mangroves
Paula_S, Dec 2022
If you’re up for adventure and you enjoy the water and natural surroundings, this excursion is for you. It was a good amount of kayaking, but hearing the history behind the mangroves while kayaking through them was great. There’s also a snorkel component that I did not participate in, but as per some of the other patrons, the water in the mangroves was on the murky side making it difficult to see. I was able to see some of what was in the water without the snorkel gear. For me, the downside was the vicious mosquitoes in spite of adequate bug spray prep. Keep in mind you’ll be out in the sun for awhile, so bring your shades, hat, & sunscreen. Also be prepared to put in some hardcore arm work as you will be paddling with your partner for awhile. Overall, it was a good, enjoyable experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Thank You for your review.TIP: Sunscreen and mosquito spray helps against the sun and mosquitos. But a long sleeve UV shirt in white or light color helps against both. After rainseason the mosquitos wile disappear.
A beautiful adventure
Rain_K, Nov 2022
Our tour guides were incredible. Yuri, Stan and Jun made our trip so much fun and were very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi thank you for the nice review. Stan is our new guide, so we are happy to hear you had a good time
Great trip
Jonathan_W, Nov 2022
Our guide Eddy was great. He was very knowledgeable and informative. He let us know what to expect at each turn.
I would do this again.
Daniel_B, Sept 2022
Loved it. Had a great time. It was not hard to paddle. We were out on the water about 2 hours with plenty of rest. Where lots of sunscreen and lots of water. They will provide cold water.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi thank you for your review
Beautiful trip
Eileen_D, Sept 2022
Great tour! Beautiful landscape and very nice guide. I highly recommend the tour and would definitely do it again.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi thank you for your review
Peter_D, Jul 2022
It was a very well organized tour with a experienced tour guide Eddy. We recommend the tour and Eddy as a guide!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi thank you for the nice review
Hard but Beautiful (and Hot)
Emily_P, Jul 2022
We had a lovely time, but there are a few things to keep in mind. 1. You can not bring sunscreen on to the kayaks with you, so apply when you get there and plan to pack a swim shirt and towel to cover your lap. 2. It is NOT “very easy”. It is about two consecutive hours of kayaking in open ocean and mangroves. It is doable for unfit people, but it is definitely more of a “medium” difficulty.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Emily thank you for your review, we kayak in Lac Bay that is protected by the reef. And thank you for the tip: Wear a UV shirt, best in a light color. A hat helps also against the sun.
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Beautiful experience
Christianne, May 2022
The mangrove is just beautiful, especially the tunnels. Snorkeling was amazing there. Eddy was very knowledgeable and, best of all, very friendly and accommodating.
Nature and exercise well combined
Agnes_K, Apr 2022
Eddy showed great knowledge of the mangrove ecosystem. Had a great tour and a great time. Super trip if you like nature and exercise.
A must do when on bonaire!
Helen_D, Apr 2022
Nice trip to explore the mangrove. Eddy explains a lot about nature: the mangrove, but also about the animals. Eddy make the trip a fun experience!
Ecxiting tour
Fred_T, Mar 2022
Famous tour, wunderfull tourguide, the best experience in Bonaire. With three if us we had a good morning. Nice snorkling, nice photos. We saw turtles
Excellent day in the mangroves!
TERRY_S, Mar 2022
Patrick & his partner did an excellent job. It was easy to find the meeting point & they were early for pick up & because all guests were present- we set our early as well. The drive to the excursion was interesting with a view of pink flamingos, donkeys & goats on the side of the road. Patrick provided a great narrative about the mangroves & their significance to the island. Tour was given in both English & Dutch. While snorkeling- Tons of fish to see that hug the mangrove roots! Adorable very friendly young dog & cat at the beach area- so bring a treat!
Linda_L, Mar 2022
Very peaceful and the snorkeling in the mangrove was beautiful. Definitely recommend! Learned a lot from our guide Eddy.
A must see
Charlotte_K, Mar 2022
Beautiful nature, professional guide with extensie knowledge on the peacefull flora and fauna in the mangroves.
Great tour for nature lovers
K_M, Feb 2022
Enthusiastic guide who showed us the secrets of the mangroves: corals below the water on the roots, barracudas looking for fishes etc. Nice kayaktrip through protected mangrove area. You can’t see this without guide. When riding to this remote place we saw many many flamingos. Great experience, we wouldn’t have missed!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your nice review, it is good to hear when guests enjoy te tour.


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