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hello!

 

I have been reading lots of good reviews on Woodwind and I think I will try them.

 

I was checking out their homepage and they have two tours for cruise ship passengers... 3 hour trip and 4 hour trip.

 

Are both tours available everyday? what is the difference? does 4 hour trip include another stop for snorkel? 

 

most reviews I have seen are on 3 hour tour but I really want to do 4 hour tour..

 

has anyone done 4 hour tour on a new boat?

 

thanks!!

 

 

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We did the 4 hour tour twice this year with Woodwind.  It included two different spots to snorkel around Klein Bonaire, and then lunch after the two snorkel stops.  I'd say we were in the water a total of 1.5 to 2 hours.   It does take time for all onboard to get their gear and get into the water.  If you have specific questions, contact them through their website.  You will receive honest answers.  

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1 hour ago, Mapleacres said:


I was wondering if the lunch is included? The website didn’t seem to mention it. Just checking before I email. Thank you.


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  We have taken this trip 4 times and have always had 2 stop snorkel, lunch and drinks on the way back to their dock.  They are very easy to work with and will answer any questions.

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On 2/17/2020 at 7:53 PM, topspot said:

  We have taken this trip 4 times and have always had 2 stop snorkel, lunch and drinks on the way back to their dock.  They are very easy to work with and will answer any questions.

I have emailed them for the third time. No response. I have also checked my junk mail, nothing. 

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On 7/16/2020 at 4:14 PM, holdon216 said:

I have emailed them for the third time. No response. I have also checked my junk mail, nothing. 

 

They may not be answering emails/working during the Covid lock-down.  Bonaire just reopened to tourism with some restrictions which you can find here https://www.tourismbonaire.com/health-and-safety  I do know that one of the owners was receiving some medical treatment in The Netherlands, but they were still running the excursions and answering emails, but this was back in January when we did a land trip to Bonaire.  If Woodwind doesn't work out for you, and you are comfortable snorkeling on your own, it is very easy to take the water taxi to Klein Bonaire.  We did this one day.  We have our own gear, but there are places to rent gear.  I think they even rented gear on the water taxi.  

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We have been with them five times and they are far and away the BEST snorkeling operation that we've ever had the pleasure to experience off 20+ islands in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, Dee is battling a disease and they have suspended operations until she recovers.

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On 7/16/2020 at 4:14 PM, holdon216 said:

I have emailed them for the third time. No response. I have also checked my junk mail, nothing. 

Wim is not running that's another one I wouldn't hold my breath on the Woodwind. Snorkelled Klien Bonaire twice with this outfit great experience both times, don't look for them to be back anytime soon. It's unfortunate. 

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Thanks for the info RE: emails/health issues

 

We were scheduled for December but hope to re-schedule when we L&S to 2021, had not received a reply and had feared the worst as I had heard about Dee and illness a while back.

 

Hands down the best excursion we've ever done and hope to do again.

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Some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean altogether. Did this twice with our CC group we had a great time both times. With that being said I don't see me doing that again.

Staying on the island and renting a golf cart for the day. Been to this island many times have no idea what it looks like unless it was under water. Not anymore, golf cart all over the island.

I'm staying on land next time, doing the golf cart thing. Later Todd

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On 7/17/2020 at 6:35 PM, topspot said:

 

They may not be answering emails/working during the Covid lock-down.  Bonaire just reopened to tourism with some restrictions which you can find here https://www.tourismbonaire.com/health-and-safety  I do know that one of the owners was receiving some medical treatment in The Netherlands, but they were still running the excursions and answering emails, but this was back in January when we did a land trip to Bonaire.  If Woodwind doesn't work out for you, and you are comfortable snorkeling on your own, it is very easy to take the water taxi to Klein Bonaire.  We did this one day.  We have our own gear, but there are places to rent gear.  I think they even rented gear on the water taxi.  

Can you tell me more about taking a water taxi to Klein Bonaire? Is there a beach resort of some type or restaurant where you can rent a beach chair to leave your beach bag while you snorkel? TIA for any info.

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There are 2 or 3 shade structures on Klein Bonaire, and that's about it.  The island is uninhabited and undeveloped.  The water taxi stops at the island and gives a few minutes to put your belongings on the beach, and then you get back on the water taxi and they drop you in the water to do your snorkel.  You drift with the current back to the spot where they let you put your stuff on the beach.  Water taxi returns to bring you back to the mainland and different times, you decide when you are ready to leave.  It was around 20.00 per person for the water taxi.  Woodwind was around 65.00 for their trip, which included top notch service, lunch and open bar on return trip.    I have seen on their facebook that they are operating as Bonaire is open to tourists from Netherlands.

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