Top 12 Bonaire Snorkeling Tours

Make your snorkeling vacation in Bonaire complete by joining an excursion that takes you to the island’s top land attractions and best coral reefs! Being famous for its vibrant marine life, there is an abundance of excellent snorkel spots all over the island that you can comfortably visit by joining one of these fantastic Bonaire snorkeling tours!

Double Dip Snorkel Bonaire

Explore the jewels of the Caribbean Sea on this 3.5-hour guided Bonaire snorkeling tour operated by Seacow featuring two different snorkeling locations. Considered appropriate for adult beginners, this excursion departs from Harbour Village Marina for an adventure in depths teeming with marine life.

The Double Dip Snorkel Tour is a great option when looking for an easy, simple trip that packs in lots of adventure without a huge time commitment! Guests enjoy intimate, small-group snorkeling with professional guidance.

Soft drinks, rum punch, and snacks are included during the voyage. The tour supplies guests with snorkeling gear and safety vests.

What’s included:

  • All snorkel gear including safety vest and prescription masks
  • Snacks
  • Soft drinks and rum punch

Trip duration: ~3.5 hours

Chill and Grill Catamaran Tour in Bonaire

A top pick when looking for a catamaran snorkel tour in Bonaire, this all-inclusive luxury cruise lets you enjoy an afternoon of fun and sun with an amazing barbeque feast!

After departing from Nautico Marina in Kralendijk for this snorkel trip, guests enjoy views of Bonaire’s coastline and Klein Bonaire from aboard a lovely catamaran. There is also a stop at the famed Bonaire Marine Park for a guided drift snorkeling adventure!

Kralendijk Bonaire

Return back to the vessel to enjoy the feast that has been prepared by the crew while you were diving. Dinner, drinks, and snorkeling equipment are all included in this snorkeling trip. This trip is considered appropriate for snorkelers at all levels and of all ages including beginners and kids.

What’s included:

  • Snorkeling gear
  • Professional guidance
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks

Trip duration: ~ 5 hours

Bonaire Marine Park Snorkeling Excursion

This is one of the best snorkeling tours in Bonaire for travelers looking for a convenient way to get to Bonaire National Marine Park, home to hundreds of species of tropical fish that nestle within exotic mangroves and seagrasses. During an approximately three-hour adventure, guests will have an opportunity to intimately explore the stunning reefs of Bonaire at two different spots.

Guests can enjoy unlimited drinks and snacks onboard. For your safety and comfort, the number of participants is limited to 10 on this tour and you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. This is an essential excursion when planning a snorkeling vacation in Bonaire!

What’s included:

  • Bottled water and beverages
  • Light snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Trip duration: ~3.5 hours

Sea Scooter Snorkeling in Bonaire

This adult-only Bonaire snorkeling tour allows guests to enjoy the beauty of the deep sea using water-propelled devices that help them move quickly! The sea scooters used for this tour can travel up to 3 kilometers per hour. While speed makes this adventure more interesting, sea scooters create a very comfortable, easy experience.

While zipping through uncharted terrain, guests will be introduced to the marine life surrounding them by their guide. This 90-minute adventure begins at the pickup point at Watersport Center Bonaire. Snorkeling equipment and snacks are included. A moderate fitness level is recommended for this excursion.

What’s included:

  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks

Trip duration: ~1.5 hours

Washington Slagbaai National Park Tour in Bonaire

One of the longest Bonaire excursions, this private snorkeling tour brings guests on a 7-hour voyage of bliss within Washington Slagbaai National Park. Unlike standard snorkeling tours in Bonaire, this adventure covers both land and sea.

Washington Slagbaai National Park

Guests will enjoy riding 4X4 vehicles on deserted beaches and blow holes near Seru Grandi. They will also explore an ecological reserve that was once a plantation. There’s even time for a hike offering stunning altitudinal views of the Caribbean!

Of course, water activities are also a big part of this full-day tour. Guests enjoy the experience of swimming and snorkeling in the pristine, abundant waters of the nature preserve as part of a small, guided group.

What’s more, a yummy lunch makes at Boca Slagbaai makes the trip complete! This experience is ideal for travelers of all ages.

What’s included:

  • Snorkel gear
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Drinks

Trip duration: ~7 hours

SoloBon Private Sail & Snorkel charter on Bonaire

This elite 4.5-hour private snorkeling tour for adults is unlike any other Bonaire guided tour because it allows guests to charter their own yacht for a half-day snorkeling odyssey with ample opportunities to swim and snorkel far from shore in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean! Your captain will suggest the best spots to visit depending on weather/water conditions.

boat with snorkelers at 1000 steps

This luxury adventure departing from Port Bonaire includes unlimited drinks, snacks on the hour, and snorkeling equipment. Possible stops include beaches and snorkel sites in Bonaire National Marine Park, Klein Bonaire, Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary, Salt Pier, and 1000 Steps which is one of the best Bonaire snorkeling sites to spot sea turtles.

green sea turtle in Bonaire

What’s included:

  • Unlimited drinks
  • Open bar after snorkeling
  • Snacks
  • Equipment for snorkeling
  • Snorkel guide (If needed)

Trip duration: ~4.5 hours

South Island Tour and Snorkel Combo

This three-hour snorkel tour gives guests the opportunity to explore Bonaire’s southern end. It is an excellent choice if you are short on time since it includes land sightseeing and water adventure.

You will be visiting the salt flats, and the slave huts and observing flamingos. Next, it’s time to snorkel in the marine park along the island’s western coast at a site that is the most suitable for your experience level.

Bonaire salt flats

Snorkeling equipment and drinking water are provided. Guests can also be picked up at their hotel or at the cruise pier.

What’s included:

  • Gear for snorkeling
  • Guide
  • Water

Trip duration: ~3 hours

Bonaire Private Catamaran Charter

This five-hour private adventure provides personalized service from the island’s only American yacht operator. During the voyage, the roomy 43ft catamaran will stop twice for snorkeling.

In addition to bringing guests to the National Marine Park, this voyage also stops at the small, uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire here you can sink your feet into one of the few sandy beaches of the island.

white sandy beach Klein Bonaire

When not exploring the depths around them, passengers can enjoy a full bar and delicious feast straight from the grill! Water, soda, juice, beer, and cocktails are all included. This is the best Bonaire snorkeling tour to choose if you are looking for a luxurious private experience while exploring the island’s top snorkel spots and off-the-grid beaches.

What’s included:

  • Water, sodas, beer, cocktails
  • Grill lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Towels & reef-safe sunscreen

Trip duration: ~5 hours

Clearbottom Kayak & Snorkel Tour in the Mangroves

Mangroves have a key role in marine ecosystem so if you are an ocean-lover, joining this kayak excursion is the best way of understanding their importance. Suitable for ages 3 and up, this three-hour adventure takes you through the famed Lac Bay National Park mangrove forest.

The comfortable vessels include backrests, waterproof bags, and have clear-bottom so you can see the underwater life. Water, soda, and snorkeling gear are included. The calm waters of the bay are ideal for gentle snorkeling too.

The pickup point for this excursion is Bonaire North/South Pier and the number of guests is limited to just 10 to ensure that the guide can provide full attention to all!

What’s included:

  • Snorkeling gear
  • Water, soda
  • Dry bag

Trip duration: ~ 3 hours

Luc’s Private Group Bonaire Open Bus Tour

As one of the most eclectic Bonaire guided tours, this three-hour excursion creates a fun road trip taking you to places where big tour buses can’t come. There’s nothing like feeling the trade winds from the back of a bus blasting cheerful island music while your experienced local tour guide, Luc is telling you interesting island stories.

Willemstoren Lighthouse

Guests will experience Bonaire’s top attractions including Willemstoren Lighthouse, Lac Bay, Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary, the salt flats at Pink Beach, the slave houses at White Beach, Sorobon Beach’s untamed coast, and the famed National Marine Park in one 10-stop whirlwind. Upon request, there is an opportunity to snorkel too.

What’s included:

  • Mineral water, cold beer, soft drinks
  • Use of snorkel gear

Trip duration: ~3 hours

Brunch & Snorkel Catamaran Snorkel Tour

This 4.5-hour trip is one of the most luxurious Bonaire snorkeling tours for all ages. Set sail to snorkel in Bonaire National Marine Park after being spoiled by a delicious and filling brunch during a cruise along the coasts of Bonaire. The journey also brings passengers to the stunning coral reefs of Klein Bonaire.

Spend your time sunbathing on the deck, taking shade under the catamaran roof, snorkeling, or swimming. Phenomenal service and fun are guaranteed on this memorable trip departing from Nautico Marina.

What’s included:

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Snorkeling with gear
  • Coffee, tea, soda, and alcoholic Beverages

Trip duration: ~4.5 hours

Combi Island Southside Snorkeling Tour

Appropriate for ages 8 and up, this four-hour private snorkeling adventure allows guests to explore the island’s top land attractions and best snorkeling sites with a local guide who is also a divemaster.

flamingo in Bonaire

The itinerary includes visiting the Willemstoren Lighthouse, the picturesque salt flats, and observing flamingos. Ample time is provided to explore the coral reefs at one of the island’s top snorkeling spots while your guide will be taking underwater photos of you.

Offered for a maximum of four people, special attention is guaranteed on this excursion and the route can be fully personalized. Guests can arrange complimentary pickup anywhere on the island including cruise port.

What’s included:

  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Underwater photos
  • Pick up/drop off

Trip duration: ~4 hours

Anett Szaszi

Anett is a certified scuba diver, freediver and an expert in snorkeling with more than 10 years experience. She fell in love with the ocean when she put her head underwater in the Red Sea in 2008. Since then , she is traveling all over the world to discover our waters. Wherever she goes, she takes her mask, fins and underwater camera with her. Visiting mega-cities is not her style but getting lost in tiny coastal villages, capturing the beauty of the sea while snorkeling. She is interested in sustainable traveling and marine conservation. She is hoping to inspire people to protect our oceans by sharing her underwater stories. Find her photos on @anett.szaszi Instagram too!