The water surrounding Bonaire is spectacular for snorkeling. Bonaire is known as a snorkeling hot spot around the world. There is no need to rent a boat. You can simply enter the water right from the beach, for an amazing snorkeling experience. With the rocky coastlines, long white beaches are not common. The natural surroundings are a massive snorkeling paradise.
However, you will have to pay an admission fee (Nature Fee) if you want to snorkel in Bonaire. You can pay this fee at STINAPA. Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire (STINAPA Bonaire) is responsible for management of Bonaire’s national parks. When snorkeling, the Nature Fee tag should be carried or worn where it is visible. Upon payment of the Nature Fee you will also receive a tag with the Nature Fee number on it and the name of the person and his / her passport number. STINAPA issues various types of Nature Fee tags:
- For snorkeling in Bonaire
- For diving and snorkeling in Bonaire
- For diving and snorkeling in Bonaire for 1 day
- For diving and snorkeling in Bonaire for the entire calendar year
An added advantage is that you will get free admission to the Washington Slagbaai National Park upon presentation of your tag and admission ticket. This is a beautiful park with numerous snorkel sites.
Snorkeling in Bonaire in low or high season
In July, August and September it is rather quiet in terms of snorkeling, and you can therefore consider this low season. High season is in full swing from mid-November to mid-May. When the large cruise ships arrive, in particular, things quickly become busy. The biggest commotion is always centred around Nationaal Park Slagbaai.
Bonaire is a paradise for snorkeling. At PB Car Rental Bonaire you can choose from a large fleet of suitable cars with which to set out and discover the various snorkel sites. You can choose between a Jeep, a minivan or perhaps a more fuel-efficient car