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Address: Rancho San Minguel # 100 | Bara di Carta, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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+599 785 6272
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Wet and dry caves

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bjarne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We enjoyed the mangrove kayaking & snorkel trip with Hans. It was a very calm and peaceful paddle through an incredible ecosystem, suitable for any fitness level. The snorkel portion was shorter but also beautiful, although you need to be a decent swimmer to fight the current. Hans is very knowledgeable and passionate about the environment. As a teacher, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

While staying at his Auriga Ecolodge, we took a kayaking trip with Hans to the mangroves. At first, he gave us (a small group of 8) a very interesting introduction to the living conditions of the mangroves, why they are so important and why they are endangered. Hans is really dedicated to the topics he is up to. He explains... More 

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