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Exploring Bonaire Family Trip

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 18 people
Destination(s): Netherlands Antilles  
Specialty Categories: Snorkeling  
Season: February - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2850 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3500 US Dollar (USD)

For the last 20 years, the Bonaire Marine Park has protected this precious natural resource. Boats use permanent moorings instead of dropping anchors. Visitors are encouraged not to touch or damage coral. Spearfishing is outlawed. The result: Bonaire offers snorkelers some of the most numerous and approachable fish found anywhere in the world.

Itinerary:
Day 1: International flight from the U.S. to Bonaire. Upon arrival, transfer to our resort. In the evening, sunset cocktails and dinner. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Introduction to the program, assistance with snorkeling. Boat snorkeling excursion in the afternoon. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Morning and afternoon are devoted to snorkeling. From our vans and our chartered boat, we visit shallow protected reefs. We have also planned excursions to various regions of the island: Goto Meer Lake, Arawak petroglyphs, Rincon etc. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: The Bonaire Marine Park, which protects the marine environment from the high tide line to a depth of 200 feet, has allowed the reef to thrive while also infusing an unmatched environmental sensitivity throughout Bonaire's water-oriented community. While other islands have continued traditional spearfishing activities, on Bonaire, it's been illegal since 1972, and the fish know it. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Bonaire offers the snorkeler opportunities to see more species of fish, in greater numbers, more intimately, than any other Caribbean destination we know. Gold-specked French angelfish will actually approach you. Schools of blue tangs, sergeant majors, chromis, and French grunts are prolific. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: Trumpet fish, groupers, peacock flounders, butterfly fish, coneys, chubs, and more, all circulate without fear of human presence. There are more parrotfish on Bonaire than we've seen (or heard!) anywhere else. Bonaire is truly a fish lovers’ paradise. Although not as profuse, we may also encounter hawksbill turtles, sting rays, and harmless nurse sharks. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 7: We plan to rent several large vans for our entire visit so that, as a group, we may independently explore some of Bonaire's best shore snorkeling sites, many of which are off the beaten track. After our days activities, we will use these vans on several occasions, to "explore" some of the island's best restaurants. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 8: After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our flight home. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Notes:
- In case a single participant is willing to share a room and we can match him/her, the single supplement (US$650) does not have to be paid.
- Children 5-17 years old will receive a 10% discount off the prices.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2000

M08317 is the only tour operator specialized in educational snorkeling programs. Snorkeling is a safe, easy, and enjoyable activity for participants of all ages and skill levels from young people to grandparents and is ideal for families. While we have many programs ready-to-go, we can also design and organize...

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