Sailing around historical places.
Roundtrip Bonaire - Curaçao
Sailing around historical places.
The romantic waters of B and C.
Costs all-in: breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee/tea and soft drinks, insurances, harbor fees, water, fuel, cleaning etc. and full-face snorkeling masks.
Not included: own expenses (drinks and dinners in bars/restaurant, social networking, souvenirs, island trips etc.), flight to and from Bonaire, bus/taxi from airport to the marina (and vice versa).
Ports of stay: Bonaire: Harbour Village marina, Curaçao: Curaçao Marina in Willemstad
7 nights in port.
A minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 participants.
Day 1: Arrival
Sailing offshore, around the island (overnight stay in port).
Checking out customs and immigration, departure to Klein (‘Little’) Curacao, overnight stay on anchor.
Departure Curacao entering Willemstad, passing the Queen Emma ‘Pondjesbrug’ and the 60-meter-high Juliana Bridge (overnight stay in port).
Lay-day, visit Willemstad (overnight stay in port).
Early morning return to Bonaire, arrival and check in immigration and customs afternoon (overnight stay in port).
Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands, lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean. Its reef-lined coast is protected by Bonaire National Marine Park. Beyond its rich marine life, the island shelters lizards, donkeys and birds within its immense Washington Slagbaai National Park, marked by beaches, lagoons, caverns and desert-like hills.
Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site.
Bonaire Travel Guide Curaçao Travel Guide Weather Map
Climate Bonaire, 12.13°N 68.27°W (by MeteoBlue)
You arrive in Bonaire where we sail, whether permitting, around the island Bonaire and in the bay. We will enjoy snorkeling with our full-face masks in crystal blue waters. Bonaire is an award-winning diving destination. The underwater paradise awaits you, with more than 350 fish species and 57 species of soft and stony coral.
Next stop is an overnight stay at the uninhabited island Klein (‘Little’) Curacao, 8 miles of the southeast coast of Curacao. There we find Curaçao’s longest and whitest beach. The only structures on the island are an old lighthouse, a beach house, and several huts. Klein Curaçao is well known as a beautiful diving-spot because of its coral and underwater caves. It’s easy to spot colorful fish and sea turtles when snorkeling.
Then we sail to Willemstad, where we berth at Curacao Marina in the center of the town, passing the famous Queen Emma ‘Pondjesbrug’ and the 60-meter-high Juliana Bridge.
The Queen Emma Bridge connects Punda to Otrabanda and is something you must see. It is the only floating bridge in the world. At night the bridge changes into a colorful scenery.
Punda and Otrabanda means ‘City’ and ‘The other side’.
Punda is more touristic: there are cafes, restaurants, general stores, souvenir shops, etc. and the overall architecture looks more modern and maintained.
A more authentic side of Curacao you find at Otrabanda. Please visit the fort at the waterside, named Rif Fort. It is today a historical building and one of the best places in town to have a dinner.
Another nice feature is the Handelskade, with some colorful buildings build in an ‘Amsterdam Grachten Huis’ style.
After two days we return to Bonaire, 25 miles beating the easterly winds. But that is also FUN!