Information About Mangrove or Ocean Kayaking on Bonaire.
One of the fastest-growing sports today is kayaking. Bonaire, blessed with calm waters and mild winds, offers this sport to visitors. Two kinds of kayaks are available here on the island. The sit-on and the sit-in. The difference is that the sit\-on is really for taking pleasure trips and requires little more than a basic lesson, while the sit-in model is for the pro. Eskimo rolls and open ocean adventure are the goals of the more advanced kayaker. There are certification courses available to prepare students who wish to learn the sport.
For the more leisurely inclined, there are nature tours in the mangroves aboard kayaks and trips to Klein Bonaire for the more industrious paddlers. Leisurely kayaking on Bonaire can be a relaxing and peaceful addition to your time on the island.
The Bonaire Marine Park
The fringing reef surrounding Bonaire is a National Marine Park from the high water mark down to a depth of 200 feet/60m. Every diver who has not dived on Bonaire within the last calendar year must attend a diver orientation for the Bonaire Marine Park regulations and information. Additionally, you are required to pay a nature fee, which is necessary to enter Bonaire's waters legally. The nature fee cost is US$40.00 for all water activities, and proceeds help support park management and services. The nature fee can be purchased online.
For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Phone page.