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Rancho Washikemba

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Address: | Washikemba Z/N, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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+599 788 8668
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 18:00
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The best horseback riding tours of Bonaire!

- Ride&Swim tour: From the...

The best horseback riding tours of Bonaire!

- Ride&Swim tour: From the ranch over the east coastline to the gorgeous Lagoon bay, where we will swim and play with the horses in the sea.

- Kunuku-tour: A tour thru the outback of Bonaire with gorgeous views over the Island (experienced riders only).

For beginners only walking gait, for advanced riders trotting and galloping as well. Groups of maximum 5 persons. Time: 2 hours. Price: $ 95,- per person including tax, Insurance and pick-up service. Reservations are necessary.

We are able to pick you up from and bring you back to your hotel or cruise ship, but you are of course also welcome to travel to the ranch on your own.

In addition, we are able to create complete packages for team building or a family trip, including for example a barbecue.

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Fantastic cruise ship excursion!

My mom and I visited Bonaire during a cruise, and I pre-arranged a horseback ride for us the morning we arrived. Marc was at the port as scheduled to pick us up, and he drove us a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I visited Bonaire during a cruise, and I pre-arranged a horseback ride for us the morning we arrived. Marc was at the port as scheduled to pick us up, and he drove us a short distance to the ranch on the other side of the island. We met Bregje and our horses (Poco and Blondie) and went... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bregje the owner was wonderful and so knowledgeable. Best of all we trotted and cantered on flat terrain close to the ocean. The horses were well taken care of and easy to ride. A must do on Bonaire!!!!!

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Thank Deborah T
Pomfret, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've loved horses all my life so I was not going to miss the opportunity to ride and swim on a horse in Bonaire. Marc picked us up at GOOOD Resort and brought us to the ranch where Bregje had them saddled up and waiting for us. The ranch is beautifully manicured and the horses so well kept and happy.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect with this tour. When it said we would ride swimming horses, I thought maybe they'd just be deep in the water. But no, they literally swim while you ride bare back! It was amazing. The horses were so friendly. The landscape was unique and beautiful. There were wild goats everywhere and flamingos at... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bregie and Marc are terrific! Marc picked us up at the Celebrity Eclipse and brought us to the stables (on the other side of the island so got to see some Bonaire). Horses were ready for us. Very healthy & happy horses and you can see they are loved. Bregie took us to a flow-off ocean swim hole that was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This excursion was better than advertised! The hosts (Bregje and Marc) were very friendly and accommodating. We are seniors and my wife is not a horse person so she was nervous about this trip. However, Bregje chose a friendly old horse for her and she was fine. There were only four us plus Bregje; we did a trail ride for... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our one day in Bonaire on a recent cruise we had a wonderful morning horseback trail riding through the beautiful, cactus-filled countryside of Bonaire with Bregjie and Marc, seeing wild donkeys, goats, and flamingos, but the best and most unique part of the excursion is riding their delightful, gentle horses as they swim in the bay! This is a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is in my opinion the MUST DO attraction on Bonaire! I went by myself and was picked up right on time by Marc. There were a couple other women in the truck and we headed towards the ranch. The ride was nice and conversation flowed easily. Once at the ranch we were greeted by Bregje who had our horses... More 

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La Vernia, Texas
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

There are not many times at all that I will turn down getting to be on a horse, so when I planned this trip to the ABC Islands, I figured some rides were in order. Mark and Bregje did a fantastic job. We enjoyed a fabulous relaxing ride through the Bonaire island and then were surprised with the chance to... More 

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Thank Gayle C
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Bregjie and Marc, the owners, are lovely people. They run the business themselves, this is not a canned commercial tour. The horses are well loved and the scenery is amazing. We swam with the horses in a beautiful calm bay, some of the best water on the island. Definitely a worthwhile trip!

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