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#1
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Are there any other local snorkel tour companies besides Woodwinds & Renee on Bonaire?

Even though they both have great reviews from CC members, we are not interested in snorkeling from shore...so that counts Renee out. Also, we would need some sort of shade on the boat ..so that counts Woodwinds out, since I have seen photos of their boats--no shade on them.

We would love to take a 3 hours snorkel tour, but really would absolutely NEED shade on the boat. Any suggestions would be appreciate. We prefer to use a local tour company instead of the ship's tours.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally posted by monakayk
Are there any other local snorkel tour companies besides Woodwinds & Renee on Bonaire?

Even though they both have great reviews from CC members, we are not interested in snorkeling from shore...so that counts Renee out. Also, we would need some sort of shade on the boat ..so that counts Woodwinds out, since I have seen photos of their boats--no shade on them.

We would love to take a 3 hours snorkel tour, but really would absolutely NEED shade on the boat. Any suggestions would be appreciate. We prefer to use a local tour company instead of the ship's tours.

Thanks in advance.
You're not getting much help on this one are you??
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Nope..........
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You could hang out in the cabin of the Woodwinds catamaran- it is accessible to the customers. It might be kind of stuffy for a long period though. When the sail is up, there is partial shade available. The tour last 5 hours as well.
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Originally posted by MDSue
You could hang out in the cabin of the Woodwinds catamaran- it is accessible to the customers. It might be kind of stuffy for a long period though. When the sail is up, there is partial shade available. The tour last 5 hours as well.
Thanks for the suggestion...and I did think of that, but my DH is the one who burns horribly when in the Sun. He would not like to spend most of the time on the boat inside....sort of defeats the purpose of going on a sailboat as far as he is concerned.



I did find a local tour company: Compass Bonaire....seems they have a good amount of shade on their sailboats:
http://www.compassbonaire.com/page/cruises/


Are there folks out there that have used this tour company before? What did you think of the tour?
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We were in Bonaire last March and booked an excursion through a boat called the "Cow". The crew was wonderful and we had a great time. If you google "the cow bonaire" I'm sure you'll get to their website. It's called "The Cow" because the boat is painted like one.
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On woodwinds the ride is not long and the sail is about transportation. This trip is about the snorkeling and not the catamaran ride unlike most other excursions where the sailing is great in and of itself.

I must say that this excursion was very professionally done and overall one of the best snorkeling experiences we've ever had, and we've done a fair amount of snorkeling.

I have a review and photos on my photo site at: http://simon-pics.smugmug.com/Cruise...647060_tqbStf6
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I booked with Compass Bonaire....seems they have a good amount of shade on their sailboats:
http://www.compassbonaire.com/page/cruises/

I'll post a review about them when we get back to let everyone know how it went.
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PCL-Sapphire Princess: Oct. 31, 2009
PCL-Emerald Princess: Nov. 28, 2010
HAL- Oosterdam: Jan. 29, 2011
PCL-Emerald Princess: Nov. 28, 2011
CCL-Carnival Destiny: Dec. 12, 2011
PCL-Grand Princess: Nov. 24, 2012
PCL-Grand Princess: Dec. 1, 2012
CCL-Carnival Magic: Feb. 3, 2013
PCL-Emerald Princess: Nov. 29, 2013
PCL-Caribbean Princess: April 26, 2014
X- Celebrity Equinox: Nov. 10, 2014
CCL-Carnival Liberty: Nov. 23, 2014
NCL-Norwegian Pearl: May 7, 2015
PCL-Crown Princess: Oct. 3, 2015
CCL-Carnival Imagination: Oct. 11, 2015
NCL- Norwegian Jewel: Oct. 18, 2015

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#10
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Originally posted by monakayk
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I booked with Compass Bonaire....seems they have a good amount of shade on their sailboats:
http://www.compassbonaire.com/page/cruises/

I'll post a review about them when we get back to let everyone know how it went.

Mona
I'm also interested in this excursion. Where should I look for your review?
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