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travelgoddes
April 14th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Can we take a water taxi on our own, without doing a tour through the ship?
I would like to stay longer that the tour does? Are the water taxis just for the tours? Do the rent chairs and unmbrellas there?

DiveCruiser
April 19th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Can we take a water taxi on our own, without doing a tour through the ship?
I would like to stay longer that the tour does? Are the water taxis just for the tours? Do the rent chairs and unmbrellas there?
There are not chairs or beach umbrellas. It is a great place to snorkle with no thing like chairs and such.
Bob

loves2cruz
July 11th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Do you pick up the water taxi at the pier. Approximately how much did it cost? Are the water taxis going back and forth frequently or do you have to pre-arrange a pick-up, like land taxis?

Thanks

caribbean2000
August 11th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Any other input on this thread? We would love to go to Klein on our own too. Anybody???
thanks!

DiveCruiser
August 17th, 2008, 11:53 AM
You need a boat to get to Klien. ShoreTrips.com (http://www.shoretrips.com/agents/linkhome.asp?linkid=ST137724) , who we have used for years in many different ports has a beach day to Klien.

Bob

richsea
August 25th, 2008, 01:31 PM
We visited Bonaire in 2006 aboard Crown Princess & Priness had just about all the water taxis reserved for ship booked tours. We will be back in November & may just take the tour through Princess this time. It doesn't look like there are many beaches in Bonaire.

Rudy888
August 29th, 2008, 02:49 PM
We ran into the same problem in 2007. We cancelled our ships tour to Klein expecting to take a water taxi. None were available as all were being used by Princess for their tours. Going again this year and we will book a tour with Celebrity.


Mike

Miss Vickie
September 6th, 2008, 05:04 PM
We spent time researching doing Klein on our own, and found that there appear to be two water taxis on the island. While it may be possible to book on your own, we finally decided that the Klein Bonaire Beach Break offered by Celebrity turned out to be a good idea. $29.00, a guaranteed place on the water taxi booked by the ship for the day, it's a 3 hour excursion, but we may be able to grab a seat on the water taxi going back for the next load earlier if we've done our snorkeling and want to head back, and not much more than if we tried to book a seat on the one remaining water tax on our own. For those who want to research this on their own, I googled Bonaire water taxis and came up with several links.

loves2cruz
September 16th, 2008, 10:22 PM
I was wondering if you are not ready to go back at your scheduled time if you can grab the next taxi back. Has anyone ever done this? What happens if you miss your taxi? This is what bothers me about being locked in with the cruise lines excursion. Knowing we have to be a certain time we tend to cut our short time even shorter.

lvs2trvl
October 24th, 2008, 12:05 PM
Has anyone snorkeled the Princess Tour Taxi to Klein Bonaire? Where do we get the snorkel rentals? I do not want to lug our gear this time with the luggage costs. Any help will be appreciated. We are booked on the first taxi on our November cruise. I was also wondering on cancelling that and doing the Woodwind snorkle tour. Any suggestions on this also would be helpful. Alone with the water taxi dropping us off or Woodwind snorkle tour the best?:) :)

snausman
October 24th, 2008, 04:32 PM
You need a boat to get to Klien. ShoreTrips.com (http://www.shoretrips.com/agents/linkhome.asp?linkid=ST137724) , who we have used for years in many different ports has a beach day to Klien.

Bob


Bob thank you for the link to shoretrips. I was wondering if you have every taken the TRIMARAN SNORKEL & FUN trip? Just wondering what it was like.

Laura