Cave Tours Bonaire
Cave Tours Bonaire
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Cave Tours Bonaire offers exciting tours in the beautiful caves in the karst of Bonaire. Our tours involve underground snorkeling and we give insight in the precious and delicate nature of the caves. Our guides are members of CARIBSS and we are strongly committed to maintaining high levels of safety.
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Kralendijk, Bonaire

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Travellers' Choice
2023
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sallymac7768
Aurora, OH4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The tours are small because there are many spots that can only fit a handful of people. This makes it easy to hear all of the history of the caves and how they were formed. Dirk is extremely knowledgeable about the caves and the island. He is quite humorous as well which made for such a fun visit. His priority is safety. You never feel that you are in danger. We happened to go on a busy day and Dirk quickly redirected us to a different cave where we had to climb through a hole into a different portion of the cave—super fun. Our family had seen caves before, but not like this. We had never done a guided tour, this made all the difference to really learn about what you were seeing. Dirk made it fun and interesting. He had a ton of funny stories he told along the way. These caves do not have huge open areas like a lot of the ones we had seen before. There were little pockets of open spaces between tight areas of really cool stalactite/stalagmite formations. The water cave was beautiful and refreshing after climbing into the warm cave. It was cooler than the dry cave but still warm. The water was super clear, although we didn’t get to see any fish, just baby shrimp. And the reflection of the lights on the water and the shadows in the cave that it made was cool too. There is not an ability to bring a water bottle on the climb. Each cave excursion is about 75-90 minutes (the water cave may take longer). And you can not bring a backpack, maybe a slim waist sack. Probably best if you had zippered pockets for keys and phone. You will need a vehicle to drive to the caves. There were tons of laughs, and maybe we will all get to see Dirk’s ‘pictures’.
CAUTIONS: The notes regarding needing to be fit are real—you climb down the rock face holding onto ropes for one cave so you need to be able to have some descent upper body strength to pull yourself up. And agility and flexibility of some sort is needed to move around very tight spots to prevent banging yourself into sharp rocks. (those with limited mobility in any portion particularly back and shoulders—I’d advise against). For those with fears, you may see a bat or a few, cockroaches and many times you are holding on to spots that likely have bat droppings. Here on Bonaire the bats do not carry diseases so not to worry (we learned that from Dirk). It is very hot and you are in each cave for at least an hour. So would not advise for pregnant women or those who get overheated easily.
Written 9 April 2024
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Thank you so much, Sally, for this very long and detailed review. And also thanks for being flexible regarding the changes we had to do to make this tour a good one! It was nice to see how your son liked the caves a lot and how interested he was!
Written 9 April 2024
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fernandez s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Did this tour with Dirk 4/4. Dirk is displayed exceptional knowledge of the caves and showed great enthusiasm while explaining the history of the cave and the island while having fun and making jokes. High recommend!
Written 8 April 2024
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Thank you, Fernandez, for recommending the tour! It was real fun having you two on the trip!
Written 9 April 2024
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Sunshine53578855283
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great tour, good alternative to enjoy on the island. The tourguide tells very enthousiasticly about the caves, nature and all in between. The climbing was fun and the caves beautifull. The tourguide easily adjusted to the group and circumstances.
A must do on a non diving day!
Written 3 April 2024
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Thanks so much for your great review! I am glad you call my tour a must do! It was a special tour with guests who also happily adjusted to the circumstances! Thanks for that again!
Written 4 April 2024
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Lauren M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My husband and I really enjoyed this cave tour. We learned a lot, enjoyed the level of physical exertion (moderate), and had a great time!
Written 1 April 2024
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Thank you Lauren, for this review. It was great having you 2 on the tour. I am glad you had a great time!
Written 1 April 2024
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Liz
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
For my birthday I went to this cave tour with my 10,5 year old son and we enjoyed it very much. It was an unforgettable underground adventure and I would recommend this tour to everyone who loves nature and likes a bit of adventure.
Our guide had a lot of knowledge and taught us about history and the cave’s formation with a lot of enthusiasm and clarity.
It was nice to swim in the second cave after the first dry cave, really a treat! The water was clear and the temperature was very nice!
Throughout the tour our guide made us feel very safe and provided us with clear instructions to ensure we did not fall.
This cave tour exceeded all expectations thanks to the expertise, passion and professionalism of our tour guide. We would love to go again one day with this guide who we fully trust and made my birthday one to remember.
Written 29 March 2024
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I am really happy that you enjoyed your birthday adventure so much. Also your son did great on this tour! Thanks for this great review.
Written 29 March 2024
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BorisIB
Sofia, Bulgaria243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
a wonderfull and very interesting tour. The caves are sooo different from any other cave you have ever visited. Dirk is an amazing guide, full on knowledge both on the caves and on the islands eco-system.
I would go so far to say that Bonaire's caves are actually a must-see when you are on the island.
Be aware, though, the cave tours are suitable only for fit persons, as there is climbing and ropes involve.
Written 26 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your review, Boris. And thank you for calling the caves a must-see. It was fun having you two on the tour!
Written 27 March 2024
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Jerri J
Crawfordsville, IN15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Like many who travel to Bonaire, I spend the majority of my time in and around the water. After being there many years, I felt I was past due to experience more of the wonders Bonaire has to offer. This tour epitomizes the reason I thought I should do so. Dirk was the perfect guide. Going into this, I did have some apprehension about being in an underground, enclosed place. 5 minutes into the tour, those thoughts never crossed my mind again. From expertly guiding each and every member of the group literally each step to explaining in advance every move and individually assisting each person, Dirk made this excursion one of the best I have ever been a part of. His knowledge, passion and extreme care in the caves and the life and history within is evident in each word and explanation he gives. Although his profession, it is evident he loves to share his knowledge of the caves but is even more concerned with preserving the delicate ecosystem and long history that created these formations. His enthusiasm is contagious. His sense of humor, great. He spent a great deal of time explaining, answering, conversing with the entire group. If you love Bonaire, you owe it to the island and to yourself to discover the caves and appreciate yet another aspect of why so many love and feel so deeply about Bonaire.
Written 12 March 2024
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Wow! Jerri, thank you so much for this magnificent review! I'm speechless.
Written 13 March 2024
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David P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was a great trip with 6 in the group very informative guide with a great sense of humour the dry cave was stunning and swimming in the wet cave was surprising, warm clear water and the potential to be visited by shrimps. Loads to learn and so many film props 😂😂.

Take a small camera in a waterproof housing,

Would highly recommend a very different side to Bonaire
Written 8 March 2024
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Thank you for this review, David and also thank you for recommending this tour. It was great telling you a lot about the caves.
Written 8 March 2024
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MV
Washington1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This was my second time going on this tour and it's such a blast! I plan to keep going back every time I visit Bonaire and I absolutely recommend it to everyone!

The challenge of entering the caves with ropes and ladders is a rewarding experience, as is learning about the caves and seeing all the formations! Fair warning, it's quite warm and humid in the caves and you'll want shoes with good traction for the entry/exit. All part of the authenticity and fun!
Written 6 March 2024
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Thank you so much for writing this review. It was quite some time since you joined the cave tour and still you wrote it. I'm glad you call it a rewarding experience!
Written 6 March 2024
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Nancy F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This tour was excellent. We all had so much fun and learned a ton!! Dirk has a great sense of humor, lots of knowledge, respect for the preservation of the cave system, and made sure we were all safe! My inquisitive 10 year old was not disappointed all his questions were answered and it was quite the magical adventure!
Written 5 March 2024
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Thank you so much Nancy, for this nice review. I loved the way your son was interested and enthousiastic! It was fun with you three. Thanks for joining.
Written 5 March 2024
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