For those who enjoy the water a bit closer to the surface, the snorkeling on Bonaire is equally as fascinating. Many dive sites also make great snorkeling sites. Because the reef is so close to shore and relatively shallow, seeing a variety of marine life is guaranteed. And the small clumps of coral in the shallows on your way to the reef are full of fish and critters to catch your attention.


Our favorite snorkeling sites include: Windsock, Bachelor Beach, Sunset Beach, Margate, and Karpata. While a few sites are suitable to enter with bare feet, most sites have hard coral entries and neoprene boots or beach shoes are highly recommended. 

A Marine Park tag is required for snorkeling on Bonaire and may be purchased for $10 cash at any dive shop.

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