Bonaire Snorkeling

Turtles Hatching at Klein BonaireKlein Bonaire

Bonaire, best known for being “Diver’s Paradise”, happens to offer a myriad of shore snorkeling options. I would guess there are over 40 snorkel sites right off the road. The sites, marked with yellow rocks are managed by our amazing park authority, STINAPA. I happen to have a few favorite sites to share.  A few meters past the Invisibles rock (past Cargill Salt) is an easy entry  access that offers great snorkeling. Here you may see a spotted eagle ray and many juvenile fish. Post Omar (Oct.) the entry is mostly rubble but I went in the other day with bare feet.  Another great spot is Tori’s Reef. Park at Pink Beach and drift/snorkel north towards Tori’s at the bridge. It’s an undersea garden of delightful corals and fish. It’s an easy walk back to Pink Beach or snorkel back.

My favorite Northern  site, Andrea I was hit with Omar and I have not been back since but it’s got to be the nicest spot. I snorkel barefoot so the entry was a little tedious but the schools of blue Doctor Fish,  the eels and the other sea creatures always thrilled me.

My favorite escape is to take the water taxi to Klein Bonaire. This quiet little island has great snorkeling and a pristine beach.  This is where our turtles nest so tread carefully and look in the sea for a lovely mother swimming along.  Go on the first taxi as the mid day sun is strong and there is little shade.  Enjoy the day and leave only your footprints behind.

What is your favorite snorkel spot?

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3 Responses to “Bonaire Snorkeling”

  1. Linda Says:

    We are interested in a drift snorkel activity ending at No Name Beach on Klein Bonaire. We don’t need to take an organized tour but we do need to know how to get from our cruiseship (Summit arrives at 1 p.m.) on April 1 to to the start of the drift and then from No Name Beach back to the cruise terminal. Can you give me some ideas on this topic?

    • caribchakita Says:

      welcome soon..take the water taxi to Klein Bonaire. I believe each cruise ship offers this…you would need transport to and from Klein. The water taxis leave from Karel’s and Rains Fishes, both a 4 min walk from the boat.

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