4x4 Island Adventure
Board a four-wheel-drive vehicle at the pier and set out to explore the eastern and southern parts of Bonaire. Part of the trip will take place on paved streets; the remainder on dirt roads, which can be dusty or muddy and bumpy at times.
Leave Kralendjik, Bonaire’s capital, and travel through town, heading in easterly direction.
Eighty minutes and many dirt roads later, you’ll be driving along the wild east coast to explore the area of Washikemba with its colossal cactus, wild donkeys, iguanas and birds.
Stop to take photos along the way.
Arriving at Lac Bay, watch windsurfers braving the trade winds in the warm shallow waters.
Your drive continues on paved roads, passing the Willemstoren Lighthouse -- Bonaire’s oldest lighthouse -- en route to the slave huts and the salt mountains.
See the stone huts that slaves crawled into after working the saltpans, and perhaps spot a few flam in the distance as your guide explains about the salt production.
Just a little bit further on, you will pass through Belnem, which brings you back to town and to the cruise ship pier.
Approximately 1½ hours is spent on dirt roads, which can be dusty or muddy. If roads are impassable due to weather conditions, the tour operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Pregnant women or guests with neck or back problems are not allowed to participate. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Minimum age is 12 years. The vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, the sides are open and there is no air-conditioning. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.