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Open Air Nature Safari

Take an open-air safari through Lac Bay's mangrove forest to see seahorse nurseries, relax on a secluded beach and more on this guided tour in Bonaire.

Travel where Bonaire's visitors rarely see to explore the biodiversity of a protected wetland and take a swim or soak up the sun on the sandy beaches of Lac Cai Beach on this epic guided excursion in Bonaire. Your tour comes with a friendly safari guide who will share interesting facts about Bonaire National Park's biodiversity and show you the protected bird sanctuary's resident native wildlife, including donkeys, brown pelicans, and pink flamingos. You'll get to enjoy a scenic drive through the Lac Bay mangrove forest and take in the breathtaking scenery of this RAMSAR site via an open-air vehicle equipped with a PA system so you can hear your safari guide easily and a sunroof for panoramic views. You'll also get to relax on the secluded Lac Cai Beach, making this tour ideal for outdoor enthusiasts!

Begin your safari adventure by joining your expert safari guide and hopping in an open-air vehicle to explore the mystic mangrove forest of Lac Bay. As part of the Bonaire National Marine Park, Lac Bay's mangrove forest plays an important role as a home to a variety of native wildlife that makes nurseries and nesting areas for their young among its seagrasses, such as coral fish, Queen conch shells, baby rays, seahorses, lobsters, and native birds. This 2.5-mile long protected wetland is also a RAMSAR site, a location recognized around the world as a wetland environment that supports a variety of wildlife and plants that is also vital to maintaining a geographical region's biological diversity. While exploring this biologically diverse mangrove forest, your safari guide will share interesting facts about the area including how the seagrass doubles as a filter for the waters of Lac Bay. Your guide will also show you the native wildlife that calls the protected bird sanctuary in Bonaire's National Park home, including pink flamingos, goats, brown pelicans, and donkeys.

Continue this epic excursion and head to the golden sands of Lac Cai Beach for a secluded swim in its pristine, calm waters. This small beach area is a local favorite thanks to its quieter atmosphere and is the perfect spot to relax away from the crowds as you stroll along its gorgeous coastline and capture panoramic views of Lac Bay. Take some time to soak up the sun on its golden sands before heading back to your port for the perfect end to your safari excursion.

Looking to explore a rare biodiverse environment with the option to escape the crowds and relax on a secluded beach? Then, you won't want to let this tour pass you by. Reserve your seat on this safari and beach excursion today, and get ready to enjoy Bonaire's beautiful landscapes!

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Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Sodas, Water
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing over a swimsuit. Comfortable walking shoes/water shoes are also suggested. We also suggest a change of clothes, beach towel, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Guests should have good mobility as you must be able to climb in and out of the open air bus. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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