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Outdoor Bonaire

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Address: Rancho San Minguel # 100 | Bara di Carta, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Kayaks and snorkels and caves, oh my!

Hans is a Bonaire treasure. His passion for preserving and caring for the environment is admirable. Cruise ship passengers need not apply! He has an excellent sly sense of humor... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We were very much looking forward to trip. We were scheduled for a 3pm trip and received an email at 11:55 cancelling. No offer to reschedule - very poor service.

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NY
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Hans is a Bonaire treasure. His passion for preserving and caring for the environment is admirable. Cruise ship passengers need not apply! He has an excellent sly sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge to share. We did both the kayak/snorkel excursion and cave adventure. So much fun to get off the beaten track and explore the land portion... More 

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hansoutdoor, Owner at Outdoor Bonaire, responded to this review

Totally appreciate your review !! Thanks a lot. Hope to see you back here again. More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We just did a trip with Hans. It was excellent, interesting, exciting and learning at the same time. The wet cave first ending up in the water seeing amazing formations and funny surprises. Dry cave second with stalactites and stalagmites and crystal formations also with a funny surprise at the end. You have to be normal fit to do this... More 

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hansoutdoor, Owner at Outdoor Bonaire, responded to this review

Thanks Bjarne for this review . That was quick . It was nice meeting you and your wife Annette. Maybe see you again! Hans More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Incredible experience, as a Family and on an individual level. We contacted Outdoor Bonaire, last minute, in high season at Christmastime and Hans was able to accommodate and took us on an Adventure that I will remember for a lifetime! Our family of 6, ranging from age 16-77 had a blast! We visited two caves. The first was an amazing... More 

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hansoutdoor, Owner at Outdoor Bonaire, responded to this review

Wow Ruth , what a great review ! Thanks a lot and I am very ,very happy to hear the caving trip had such an impact on you. It was fun working with your family and you all did a great thing respecting the cave environment. Thank you !! More 

Oude Wetering, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Guide Hans gave a very good brief before entering the cave. Entering started with a short abseiling. Then the real tour began crawling trough narrow gaps. Seeing the Bats fly he pointed a Scorpion spider out. Hans gave an good explanation of Stalagmite and Stalactite. In the cave we snorkeled and when the lights were switched off I could feel... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

I had great morning with Hans (along with two other adventurers) on the cave tour. We saw another side of Bonaire that most visitors and tourists don't see. At times a little scary and some physical exertion required - but still do-able by most healthy people. Hans is committed to the environment and he obviously loves his (new) home. We... More 

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hansoutdoor, Owner at Outdoor Bonaire, responded to this review

I am happy you liked my tour and our beautiful caves !! More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Hans is the owner and he is very nice and knows a lot about Bonaire's environment. We had a nice paddle through the mangroves while Hans explained their importance to ecosystems around the world. Took a paddle across a small bay watching turtles come to the surface for air. We also did a short snorkel through one channel that requires... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had a couple dives on the island during our honeymoon that we wanted to see things on the land and found Hans' cave tour. If you don't mind a little bit of climbing, darkness, bat fly-bys and confined spaces, the tour is awesome! (Even if you don't like those things you should still give it go) We checked out... More 

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hansoutdoor, Manager at Outdoor Bonaire, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie and Chris. Thanks for the review. I appreciate it a lot. Hope you had a wonderful honey moon on Bonaire Hans More 

Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The guide Hans knows a lot about the caves, bats and history of Bonaire. He knows how to enter and exit the caves safely and will tell you how to behave inside the caves to see the most of it. We heard bats, felt shrimps cleaning our skin in the water and saw a tiny scorpion. Like to see a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

A great experience to explore Bonaire's caves, which beauties are unknown for the big audience who visit this island. Hans is the tour guide of Outdoor Bonaire and is dedicated to educate in a very pleasant way his clients about the nature of Bonaire. He has a great knowledge of the ecosystem at Bonaire and is capable in a two-communication... More 

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