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Everything posted by jayarrG7

  1. Another thumbs up for Native Choice. Last year we booked Dzibanche, a two hour ride each way, but so worth it. My wife and I were the only ones who actually showed up for the tour, but they did not cancel, so we had our tour guide all to ourselves. I have booked other tours in places where the tour was cancelled due to no shows, but not here. Grade A service.
  2. I’ve done the guided tour by Renee, which is right from shore, and the water taxi to Klein Bonaire. Last month I went with Woodwinds on their large catamaran. By far the best experience was with Woodwinds. That being said, a bad snorkel in Bonaire usually beats a good site at most other islands.
  3. Advance car rental. We rented there a week ago and were fully satisfied. Celestino was professional in every way. For $5 you can add a gps which he preprograms with many of the beaches and tourist spots. Shete Boka park was our main destination. About $10 US per person. Unique sights there, and beautiful beaches nearby.
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    Gas Prices

    I don’t recall the price per litre, but we drove to Shete Boka and back for about six dollars US in a Nissan Versa.
  5. Our cost for two with a map was $21 US. Parking is free.
  6. Dzibanche well worth the long ride. Very few people the day we toured with Native Choice, in fact my wife and I were the only people going with them, so had the tour guide all to ourselves. A quiet experience where you felt the weight of the ages around you. The highlight of our last cruise!
  7. I understand your frustration. For my upcoming cruise I’ve decided to only take my old Canon G12 point and shoot and a small external flash. Too many times I’ve found myself wrapped up in getting the best possible shot instead of enjoying the moment. I would make an exception if traveling to a place not visited before, if it was rich with photo opportunities. I’m actually looking forward to leaving the pro gear home and challenging myself to getting the most from lesser gear.
  8. I find the Sony a6000 series just a bit small for my hands, so that may be a consideration. I own the Canon 80d, purchased as a kit with the 18-55 and 55-250 lens for about $600 refurbished from Canon around black Friday last year. More recently I purchased the 10-18 as a smaller, lighter lens for travel than my 10-22. Canon Price Watch site can alert you to additional sales.
  9. As we examined the promo, no annual fee the first year. Just remember to cancel later.
  10. Here is another option. The Renaissance on 17th street is booking for 318 with taxes for our Jan. 2019 stay. There is a $200 statement credit if you take out the credit card promo listed on their website. Our total will be $118 if we use the new card. Hard to beat that.
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