Welcome to Kralendijk


Right around the cruise-ship terminal, the compact 'downtown' area is lined with shops and restaurants and shady plazas, all of which lend their tropical charm to the capital. Outside of this three-square-block area, the city spreads out in a less orderly sprawl, with marinas, resorts and artificial beaches hogging the waterfront.


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$35 Tours & Sightseeing

Discover Bonaire Sightseeing Tour

Your journey begins in Kralendijk, the busy port of Bonaire. Translated into English, Kralendijk means "embankment of coral stone" and as we drive along the coast, you will see what early explorers saw where the waves have washed all the coral onto the shore. Heading south, we will take in the sights of the impressive pink waters and massive piles of Bonaire’s pristine salt, some of the purest in the world and like no other in the Caribbean. Enjoy Bonaire's turquoise waters along the coast. We will make a stop at the historical slave huts. Heading north, the coast road heads inland and an increase in elevation reveals Bonaire's scenic hills, cacti, trees and more. We will have a photo opportunity at the famed Gotomeer Lake with view of the flamingos in the lake. In the village of Rincon it looks like time stands still. Throughout Bonaire’s elevated northern end, visitors can see a desert landscape reminiscent of the American southwest. Varying cacti species, including candle and prickley pear, are present. The last stop will be at Seru Largu, which has the most beautiful vista in all the island.

$35 Tours & Sightseeing

Bonaire Island Tour

Take this Bonaire Island Tour for an intimate journey through the island’s nature, history & culture!Starting the Island tour in Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire, you will see many historical buildings and landmarks such as the Government House and the Old Fort. Your local tour guides have years of stories to tell you about these landmarks!Continuing south, Discover Bonaire’s CARGILL Salt Company, which is also the protected nesting ground of the flamingos, followed by the stone Slave Huts (ca. 1850) that served as shelters for the slaves working the salt-pans. During this tour you will learn all about Bonaire’s history.The vibrant colors of Bonaire’s Caribbean Sea are set against pink colored salt-pans, snow-white salt mounds and brilliant blue skies which you will discover while touring around the South of Bonaire. A real live postcard!Bonaire is an island of contrasts. In this Bonaire tour you will also discover the rustic northern coastline, an impressive assortment of dramatic scenery including 1000 Steps and Devil’s Mouth that opens up to show Goto Lake, a natural salt-water lake and one of the most beautiful places on the island where the shy flamingos can often be spotted as well as shore birds, and lizards.Next, head to Rincon Village, built by Spanish discoverers and is the first settlement of Bonaire, as well as the oldest settlement of the Netherlands Antilles still in existence (ca. 14th century).When you take this island tour you will enjoy a 30-minute stop at the entrance of Washington Slagbaai National Park for a bit of history and culture in a natural setting. Visit the Natural Museum and the open-air Cultural Center, or enjoy the island breezes while having a refreshing drink.You will then wind down the tour at Seru Largo with a spectacular view over Klein Bonaire (‘little’ Bonaire) and a panoramic East-West-South view of the island. Discover beautiful Bonaire on this sightseeing tour!

$62.50 Shore Excursions

Bonaire Shore Excursion: National Marine Park Sail and Snorkel

Welcome aboard and join this sail and snorkel trip! Enjoy a fabulous trip in Bonaire’s beautiful bay and choose a morning or afternoon tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view; on board, the crew will pamper you with a selection of juices, wines and rum drinks. The chef will delight you with lovely fresh-made snacks. During your guided snorkel, you will see the most colorful fishe and corals in one of the best places to snorkel of the Caribbean. Visibility is unsurpassed in the crystal clear water of the Bonaire Marine Park. This is an unforgettable Caribbean experience. Enjoy a day of sailing and snorkeling in Bonaire!

$39 Walking & Biking Tours

Bonaire South Island 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Bonaire is a beautiful island and there is no better way to explore it than on an electric bike! Ride through and explore the south side of the island,one of the most beautiful parts of the island.On an electrical bike, you can have an exercise without getting exhausted. The bike will help you go around the island. While looking at amazing sights, you will be getting in some exercise as well!On this tour a guide will lead you on a cruise to numerous sights for you to discover all done at your own pace. There will be frequent stops to take beautiful pictures and to rest.Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!

$41.50 Shore Excursions

Bonaire Shore Excursion: Electric Bike Tour of the South

The South Electric Bike Tour will start from the exit of the pier, where you will be prepared with your bike to fit your needs. All participants will be given a helmet and a bottle of water. Once everything is set up, you'll start the electric bike tour over to the South. The tour starts on a very safe road towards Plaza Beach Resort, and then heads to Flamingo Airport, the beautiful pink airport of Bonaire. Then the tour will continue South and go past Belnem, the emblematic neighborhood once owned by Harry Bellafonte.The first stop will be at the salt pier, where you will be given some information about the salt process, and you will have the chance to take some amazing pictures of the color contrast, the turquoise Caribbean sea and the pink water of the salt pans. Once you have a drink of water, you'll continue the South Tour on an electric bike towards the white slave huts. Here you will make another stop, where you will learn about the history that surrounds these little houses, and about the weekly migration of the slaves. A little further ahead, you will also get to see the red slave huts and pass by to make a third stop at one of the five lighthouses of Bonaire. Willemstoren Lighthouse was completely renovated in 2012 and it is located at the southern end of Bonaire. After the lighthouse stop the tour will continue to see one of the most famous spots of Bonaire, Sorobon. You'll stop at the beach hut beach bar, where you will enjoy a complimentary drink while enjoying the views of Bonaire’s world famous windsurfers doing their impossible pirouettes through the air. After about 15 minutes of relaxing, you'll start making your way back to Kralendijk through the mangrove area. Because of the silence of the bikes, there is great chance to spot flamingos on the way, and if you see them, of course you can stop to take nice pictures from a safe distance not to disturb them.

$30 Tours & Sightseeing

3-Hour Island Sightseeing Tour of Bonaire

This excursion will begin as you drive through Kralendijk, the main village of Bonaire. The tour will first take you through the residential and resort areas. You will be able to enjoy the nature of Bonaire, as you are told about various trees and plants that were used for export in the past. Remnants of geological changes will be observed along the way. The first stop will be Goto Lake, one of the best places to see flamingos in the Southern Caribbean. These exotic birds are usually busy feeding, as their food source lives in the lake along with more than 100 other species of birds. There will be time at Goto Lake for picture taking, as well as an explanation of the life of the flamingos. You will also visit Rincon, the oldest village in continual existence in the Dutch Caribbean. Originally settled by the Spanish in the early 1500's, where you will have a look at the Mangazina di rei before heading towards the south side to see the salt flats and the slave huts. You'll be taken back to either your hotel or the cruise ship port.