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Local Native Guided North and South Tour BonaireCultural Tours

Local Native Guided North and South Tour Bonaire

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See the highlights of Bonaire on a half-day, small group tour. The adventure begins at 1,000 Steps, a series of limestone steps that leads to a shore diving site. (Don’t worry, it’s actually only 67 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.
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Discover Bonaire Sightseeing TourCultural Tours

Discover Bonaire Sightseeing Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of the island of Bonaire during this 3.5-hour excursion from Kralendijk. Learn about the history of Bonaire through visits to landmarks such as the salt pans and slave huts, visit a museum in Rincon, then see the flamingo sanctuary at Goto Lake. Round-trip transportation from Kralendijk hotels is included.
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  • 180 to 210 minutes
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Bonaire Island Tour in EnglishCultural Tours

Bonaire Island Tour in English

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Henk Transfer & Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company with over 15 years of experience. Discover Bonaire with a 3-hour Northern and Southern van tour from Kralendijk as we offer on-board commentary on local culture, history, flora, fauna, sights. See Bonaire’s beloved pink flamingos, as well as local donkey’s in their natural habitat, and experience the huge salt pyramids and colourful salt pans on Bonaire’s south end. Visit Bonaire’s oldest village, the Slave Huts, downtown-Bonaire, the Catholic Church, and among others, the Goto Lake. Sit back and relax in a clean, air-conditioned coach and let one of our friendly and experienced local tour guides take you on an unforgettable excursion of Bonaire.Henk Transfer and Tours offers certified island tours in English, Spanish, Dutch, and German.
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
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Bonaire Island TourHalf-day Tours

Bonaire Island Tour

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Explore the highlights and landmarks of Bonaire with this 3.5-hour tour. With your local guide, tour Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire, visiting historical buildings such as the Government House and the Old Fort. Drive along the island's rugged northern coastline, including Rincon, 1000 Steps and Goto Lake, home to an impressive population of flamingos. Learn about the island's history and culture from through your guide's engaging narration along the way. Round-trip transportation via air-conditioned coach from Bonaire hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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North TourCultural Tours

North Tour

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North is the island you will see a lot of wild life with a lot of cactus and trees. If you love cultural things, then the North side of the Island will be awesome for you. We want to share with you about Bonaire’s history and culture? Step in our air-conditioned van/ car or pickup with your native tour guide and explore the great scenery and history of the Island. In the meantime that we will be driving, we will be also talking about the history of the Island, culture, Economic and food.Itinerary • Start: we will start from the port at the cruise ship terminal or hotel/apartment  • City Tour: drive through downtown Kaya Grandi, is the Main Street of Bonaire where you will find most of the shops, restaurants etc ...... • 1000 Steps: here you will be able to get off the vehicle and walk around and take some pictures of the beautiful scenery of the clear blue ocean (5 to 10 minutes stop) • Flamingo Sanctuary: here you see the beautiful scenery of the flamingo in the background and the tallest hill on the island called Brandaris, here you will be able to get off the vehicle and walk around and take pictures (5 to 10 minutes stop) • Rincon: the oldest town on the Island where everything started many years ago and you will still see the oldest building on the island • Driving near the North East cost of Bonaire: where you will see the splashing waves hitting the cliffs on the coastline with sometimes a lot of donkeys walking around until we reach downtown • Seru Largu: we will be making a stop on Seru Largu (Long Hill) so you can walk around and take some pictures. Here you will be able to to see Kralendjk from the top and also the whole south side of the island and sometimes when the weather is clear you will be able to see the hills from Curacao (5 to 10 minutes stop) • Back to the ship: after the tour we will bring you back to the ship or if you request to stay at a beach, we will bring you to the beach and we will pick you back up from the beach and bring you back to the cruise ship terminal or back to your hotel/ apartment • Please NOTE: we will have every one from the cruise ship back to the cruise ship terminal 1 hour before the departure time of the ship
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North & South Island TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

North & South Island Tour

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Island tour of the North and South of Bonaire.
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Local Native Guided Tour, Indian's TourCultural Tours

Local Native Guided Tour, Indian's Tour

Small signposts direct the way to the Indian inscriptions found on a 3-foot limestone ledge that juts out like a partially formed cave entrance. Look up to see the red-stained designs and symbols inscribed on the limestone, said to have been the handiwork of the Arawak Indians when they inhabited the island centuries ago. The pictographs date back at least to the 15th century.Driving near the North East ocean of Bonaire, seeing the splashing waves hitting the cliffs on the coastline with some donkeyswalking around until we reach the downtown.We will be also visiting the Boca Onima where you will be able to see a nice inlet of waves entering the shoreline. There you can see the other 12 wind turbines that help produce the electricity of the Island.
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The True Dushi Lokal Experience is just two feet away.Cultural Tours

The True Dushi Lokal Experience is just two feet away.

Local culture is just two feet away.When you’re on foot, our “Dushi” city of Kralendijk can’t slide past you faster than you can absorb it. You’ll have time—and proximity—to explore our local history unlike you would have experienced it before. On our walks, you encounter our local monuments and you will experience the tempo of our “Dushi” city of Kralendijk in a way you never would have noticed if you breezed through in a vehicle.
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Local Native Guided Tour Highlights of the southHistorical & Heritage Tours

Local Native Guided Tour Highlights of the south

Get to see the highlight of the South of Bonaire, with the mains attractions on this part of the island, Bachelor's beach, the salt mountains and the slave huts. We are flexible, we can also customize the tour to give you the best experience.We are a familiy business and we want our guests to feel at home. The trip will be with a native tour guide. At every stop, you will get out of the car to walk and take picture. The guide will explain you about the history, culture, nature of the island. With the tour is included water, sprite or coke, chips or preferences, just advise us one week before what you would like to eat. Our bus has A/C, let us know if you want the wifi in the bus and snorkel gear.
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Local Native Guided Tour, Rincon VisitHistorical & Heritage Tours

Local Native Guided Tour, Rincon Visit

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Rincon Village is the oldest village on Bonaire. Additionally, it is the oldest in continual existence within the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Originally settled by the Spanish in the early 1500’s, Rincon was strategically nestled within a valley to ward off impending danger from pirates and other threats. Slaves were brought to Bonaire and worked tending crops and in the salt pans. Slaves lived in Rincon and walked to the salt pans in the south to work, and stayed there for the work week. They returned to Rincon to gather supplies at Mangazina di Rei (King’s store house), and family visits before heading back to the salt pans. In Rincon we will be visiting the Magazine di Rei (King's store house) and then the Kadushi distillery (where you will be able to taste the local cactus liquor made on Bonaire.After visiting Kadushi we will be stopping at Local Restaurant called Posada. Here will be our last stop and you can enjoy a local food made by local people living on the Island.
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Bonaire Island Tour in SpanishCultural Tours

Bonaire Island Tour in Spanish

Discover Bonaire with a 3-hour north and south van tour from Kralendijk, as we offer on-board comments about local culture, history, flora, fauna, places of interest.See the beloved pink flamingos of Bonaire, as well as the local donkey in its natural habitat, and experience the huge salt pyramids and colorful salt flats at the southern tip of Bonaire. See the oldest town in Bonaire, the Slave Huts, the center of Bonaire, the Catholic Church and, among others, Lake Goto.We granted the opportunity at many of our stops to go out and take some photos. For beach enthusiasts, optionally, you can choose to end your tour in Coco Beach for snorkeling and swimming. Upon request, we can arrange a pick up at the beach.Sit back and relax on a clean, air-conditioned bus and let one of our friendly and experienced local guides take you on an unforgettable Bonaire excursion.
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Bonaire Shore Excursion: Scenic Bonaire and Coco Beach Small Group TourCultural Tours

Bonaire Shore Excursion: Scenic Bonaire and Coco Beach Small Group Tour

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Spend a few hours learning about Bonaire’s history and enjoying a bit of relaxation time, too. First, visit the salt flats as well as the nearby slave huts. Learn how slaves lived and worked during Colonial times and reflect on the country’s complicated past. You’ll also visit Coco Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, or simply take in fantastic ocean views.
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South TourCultural Tours

South Tour

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The South side is the most beautiful part of the Island since it have a lot of colours to it. White, pink, red, light blue, orange, green and dark blue etc.......... We want to tell you about Bonaire’s history and culture? Step in our air-conditioned van/ car or pickup with your native tour guide and explore the great scenery and history of the Island. In the meantime that we will be driving, we will be also talking about the history of the Island, culture, Economic and food.Itinerary • Start: we will start from the port at the cruise ship terminal or hotel/apartment  • City Tour: drive through downtown Kaya Grandi, is the Main Street of Bonaire where you will find most of the shops, restaurants etc ...... • Pink water and the white salt hills: we will be making a stop at the salt mountains so you can walk around and take some pictures. Here you will be able to take some salt as example or as a souvenir with you (5 to 10 minutes stop) • White Slave Hits: The final stop will be the Slaves Huts where you will be able to see how the slaves were working on the Island and also where they were sleeping during the week (5 to 10 minutes stop) • Light house: at the very end point of the Island you will be seeing the light house with its story of a abandon house. We will stop here for pictures and you will be able to walk around. (5 to 10 minutes stop) • Sorobon Beach: is a sandy beach and have no corals. This beach is good to spend the day with kids and elder people since the water does NOT get deep and stay shallow all the time (5 to 10 minutes stop) • Back to the ship: after the tour we will bring you back to the ship or if you request to stay at a beach, we will bring you to the beach and we will pick you back up from the beach and bring you back to the cruise ship terminal or back to your hotel/ apartment. • Please NOTE: we will have every one from the cruise ship back to the cruise ship terminal 1 hour before the departure time of the ship 
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Local Native Guide Tour Mangrove/FlamingosHistorical & Heritage Tours

Local Native Guide Tour Mangrove/Flamingos

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Mangroves are nature's way of building land mass. On Bonaire, the mangrove area at Lac, for generations, has been the island incubator for the various species of fish that thrive in Bonaire's water. The remnants of the old trees can still be seen. The fisherman recognized the importance of mangroves to the eco-system. They used to ply the canopied waterways in their boats, fishing and harvesting mangrove twigs. They used the long, pliable sticks to make mats, window coverings and other useful items. This was done by slicing the twigs into long pieces and weaving them into the desired items. Now that the mangroves are protected and the old fishermen have passed on, this art has been lost. Today the mangroves are used as a recreation area.Want to learn about Bonaire’s history and culture? Step in our air-conditioned van/ car or pickup with our native tour guide and explore the great scenery and history off the Island.
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Salt Discovery TourCultural Tours

Salt Discovery Tour

Sea Salt is the 'Soul' of Bonaire's Culture and History. We are making salt for more than 4 centuries and nowaday more than 500.000 MTon per year! This salt is transported all over the World, most for the food and water softening industries The 'Making of Salt' is a 100% natural process by passionate people who understand exactly how to monitor the process, a process of wind and sun that begins with tons of crystal clear sea water surrounding Bonaire. With this tour, you'll see how this sea water evaporates into white salt crystals with the highest possible purity and delicious taste.The tour will bring you to the most interesting locations and will give you the best opportunities for taking unforgettable photos or videos.....photos from never seen before pink and blue-green color variations, but also our Caribbean Flamingo's.
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Private Photography TourCultural Tours

Private Photography Tour

The tour is the only private photography tour on Bonaire. With a max of 4 persons. We'll find the best places and I can help you with your settings on your camera.
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Walking Tours & Private Tours on BonaireCultural Tours

Walking Tours & Private Tours on Bonaire

Don’t worry, “walking tour” doesn’t mean you’ll trek or hoof it from place to place. It’s only that you’ll spend part of the morning and/or afternoon with your feet on the ground getting up close to our local history. This usually takes about two hours at a leisurely pace. On our all walking tours, an expert local guide will describe the walk and we can take our time and blend in to the”Dushi” city around us. Traveling Solo? Walk this way!Nearly a third of our guests are solo travelers who want the thrill of exploration minus the what-ifs of going it all alone. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie of your fulltime guide and like-minded travelers, and to make your solo sojourn practical, we offer the lowest single supplements you’re likely to find.Are you feeling more adventurous and you have your own transportation.We can custom tailor a special nature or private tour for you.
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A Tour to the SouthCultural Tours

A Tour to the South

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The tuk-tuks are 3-wheeled scooters which seat 4 adults. They are the eye-catchers of our fleet and we lost count of the number of people who wanted to have their picture taken while sitting in the tuk. Please bear in mind that the tuk-tuks may be not the right choice for you if you are very tall, over 200 lbs (100 kg) or if you have knee- or hip problems, as you will be sitting with your knee above your hip. In such a case we advise to book one of our big tuks.Our tuks are electric, emission-free and quiet! You will enjoy the natural airco of Bonaire, the prevailing Northeastern tradewind, as the tuks are open-air. As a bonus, you can take beautiful pictures right from your seat without that annoying reflection of windows. Join us for the best tour you have ever had!
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