SoloBon Sailing Bonaire
 

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rating 4.98 of a 163 reviews


Der Esel 
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Der Esel wrote on google:
09-06-2024


Went for the sunrise sailing which was a very nice and peaceful sailing trip down to the salt pier / fields and back up the coast to the desalination plant then back to the harbour.
In between moored at a buoy for some swimming/snorkelling and a nice breakfast. Contrary to a catamaran the Phoenix is a monohull and thus behaves like a real sailboat, which is much more fun than „flat“ sailing.
Linda and Patrick are very nice hosts, competent with the boat and - in case one is curious about the island and its life - knowledgeable about Bonaire beyond the touristy things.
We really enjoyed the trip!
Big thanks to Linda & Patrick, favourable winds and following seas!

Marti S 
An experience of a lifetime An experience of a lifetime An experience of a lifetime An experience of a lifetime An experience of a lifetime
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Marti S wrote on tripadvisor:
05-06-2024


An experience of a lifetime..


SoloBon was the highlight of our week long vacation in Bonaire. Patrick and Linda were so incredibly accommodating and allowed us to extend our time to see the Ostracods. A once in a lifetime amazing experience. They had thought of every detail and truly made it a simple, enjoyable, and beautiful experience. If you do only one thing on the island, book a trip with Patrick and Linda.

Kathy P 
Best options in Bonaire for snorkeling! Best options in Bonaire for snorkeling! Best options in Bonaire for snorkeling! Best options in Bonaire for snorkeling! Best options in Bonaire for snorkeling!
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Kathy P wrote on tripadvisor:
04-06-2024


Best options in Bonaire for snorkeling!..


My family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) did the snorkel and sail with Patrick and Linda. All 4 of us had the best time! The snorkeling was amazing, Linda pointed out all the amazing different fish including an octopus! We enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to come back!



Sebas Heeman 
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Sebas Heeman wrote on tripadvisor:
02-06-2024


Beautiful sunset cruise..


Fantastische relaxte sunset cruise gehad. Genoten van alleen de wind en golven op de zee.
Ze wisten genoeg over het eiland te vertellen. De hapjes waren goed en de sfeer heel
gemoedelijk en gezellig. De Rum cola smaakte ook erg lekker ! We hebben genoten

Marti Smith 
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Marti Smith wrote on google:
29-05-2024


Incredible. Patrick and Linda were so kind, cheerful, skilled, experienced, and helpful. We absolutely loved it. A definite highlight of our Bonaire experience.

Ron Christman 
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Ron Christman wrote on google:
27-05-2024


We had a great time sailing with Patrick & Linda! They are both laid back, informative, and very accommodating. They love what they are doing and want to share it with everyone. The Phoenix is a beautiful ship which glides effortlessly through the water.
It was a very relaxing experience. It was hands down the most fun we had on Bonaire!

Mariëlle Diphoorn 
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Mariëlle Diphoorn wrote on google:
27-05-2024


Wat een heerlijk relaxte trip! In overleg ervoor gekozen om achter Klein Bonaire langs te zeilen en daar vlak voor zonsondergang nog een snorkel stop te doen. Magisch met het zachte licht van de ondergaande zon. Linda nam alle tijd om mijn (op leeftijd zijnde) moeder ook te laten genieten van al het moois onderwater. Tijdens de gehele trip hebben wij nooit het gevoel gehad dat er op de klok werd gekeken, dat was echt heerlijk relaxt. Linda en Patrick zorgen ervoor dat je rondom in de watten wordt gelegd. Wij hebben enorm genoten. Een dikke vette aanrader. Dank voor deze onvergetelijke middag. Groetjes, Philip en Mariëlle

Brooke Broadfoot 
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Brooke Broadfoot wrote on google:
11-05-2024


We booked a private sunset charter with Solobon during our girls trip to Bonaire. The experience was wonderful. Great bites, drinks, service, info and a great price. I recommend this tour for smaller parties wanting a unique experience on the water in Bonaire.

Jack Spence 
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Jack Spence wrote on tripadvisor:
10-05-2024


5 out of 5..


If you are planning a visit to Bonaire or just there for the day, this is a must do! The boat is beautiful and the hosts (Patrick & Linda) deliver in every category! Snorkeling, sailing, conversation, food @ drink, all a perfect 10. Highly Recommended!

Greg Owens 
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Greg Owens wrote on google:
07-05-2024


Patrick and Linda were great. The boat was in beautiful condition and the itinerary for sailing and snorkeling fit our group of 10 perfectly. The snacks hit the spot and the drinks were cold, just right for our trip. Thanks to both of you.

Deborah Bremmer 
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Deborah Bremmer wrote on google:
03-05-2024


Fijne rustige sfeer! Patrick en Linda zijn vriendelijk maar houden zich veelal op de achtergrond. Ontbijt aan boord was goed verzorgd!

Paul Hough 
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Paul Hough wrote on google:
01-05-2024


Had an extraordinary time sailing around Bonaire. The crew were friendly and professional, and really seemed to enjoy what they do! The food was delicious, and they were so attentive and accommodating. 10/10 will go on another sailing with them the next time we’re in Bonaire.

houlechr 
Don't just dive in Bonaire; Sail Don't just dive in Bonaire; Sail Don't just dive in Bonaire; Sail Don't just dive in Bonaire; Sail Don't just dive in Bonaire; Sail
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houlechr wrote on tripadvisor:
20-04-2024


Don't just dive in Bonaire; Sail..


Don't just dive in Bonaire; Sail
Fantastique. Experience to do again. The crew very friendly and experiment. Linda quite a host.
No hesitate to do it. Feeling the Bonaire wind after a week of diving is a great addition to a trip.

Hunter Windle 
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Hunter Windle wrote on google:
20-04-2024


I went out with Solobon Sailing twice when I was in Bonaire - the first time for sailing lessons and the second time for sailing and snorkeling. Patrick and Linda were great. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating hosts. Patrick even went out of his way to scuba dive down to retrieve my glasses when I clumsily dropped them in the water at the marina. I would highly recommend Solobon if you’re looking to charter a sailboat in Bonaire!

Daniel Plyler 
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Daniel Plyler wrote on google:
10-04-2024


Epic way to experience Bonaire. This was our best day of our recent trip to Bonaire. Good diving, delicious snacks, and of course the sailing was a blast as well.

Raven P 
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Raven P wrote on tripadvisor:
06-04-2024


Fun Sunset Tour..


We had a fantastic time on our sunset sail! The owners are amazing people and we had a great conversation over some wine and delicious tapas. Can’t beat the relaxation

Olympiagrandma 
All that we hoped for in a sunset cruise All that we hoped for in a sunset cruise All that we hoped for in a sunset cruise All that we hoped for in a sunset cruise All that we hoped for in a sunset cruise
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Olympiagrandma wrote on tripadvisor:
03-04-2024


All that we hoped for in a sunset cruise..


Our family group of 5 adults thought we would invest in a sailing cruise where we would look from the water back at the island we had been exploring all week. It did not disappoint! One of the highlights was sailing by our resort, and with a tap of the horn by Patrick, our hosts came out to wave at us. Private and personal, Patrick and Linda answered all our questions and expertly guided us across the water on a beautiful evening.

MSgirl78 
Sailing Excursion Not To Be Missed. Sailing Excursion Not To Be Missed. Sailing Excursion Not To Be Missed. Sailing Excursion Not To Be Missed. Sailing Excursion Not To Be Missed.
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MSgirl78 wrote on tripadvisor:
17-03-2024


Sailing Excursion Not To Be Missed...


This is a must do while in Bonaire. Patrick and Linda were delightful hosts. The snacks were delicious and the drinks were plentiful. We enjoyed the sailing so much we did it again while we were there.

JV in NJ 
Beautiful sunset by an experienced couple who love what they do Beautiful sunset by an experienced couple who love what they do Beautiful sunset by an experienced couple who love what they do Beautiful sunset by an experienced couple who love what they do Beautiful sunset by an experienced couple who love what they do
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JV in NJ wrote on tripadvisor:
15-03-2024


Beautiful sunset by an experienced couple who love what they do..


We had an amazing time on Patrick and Linda's sailboat and highly recommend it. They are both super friendly and have a wealth of local knowledge about the island. The Phoenix is very comfortable and we could have spent many more hours on the calm waters.

Pam M 
Lovely sunset sail Lovely sunset sail Lovely sunset sail Lovely sunset sail Lovely sunset sail
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Pam M wrote on tripadvisor:
08-03-2024


Lovely sunset sail..


Wonderful sunset sail with Patrick & Linda. Entertaining conversation, great wind and delicious bites and drinks and of course a stellar sunset. Thx guys. See you next year for sure!

Marjolijn Nieuwkoop 
We will come back! We will come back! We will come back! We will come back! We will come back!
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Marjolijn Nieuwkoop wrote on tripadvisor:
03-03-2024


We will come back!..


What a wonderful and well-organized sailing trip we had with Patrick and Linda. Relaxing and enjoying the wind and water, accompanied by the flying fishes and lots of sunshine! Thank you both!

Kristin B 
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Kristin B wrote on tripadvisor:
01-03-2024


Sunset sail..


Everything about this sail and this crew was just perfect. My group enjoyed the food, the drinks, the sunset, and especially Patrick and Linda who are just the loveliest people. The highlight of my week!

Brian Chan 
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Brian Chan wrote on google:
01-03-2024


Excellent Snorkeling Experience! We are avid snorkelers and they were able to take us to a magnificent spot on Klein Bonaire. They even watched our 2 year old and 5 year old when the kids wanted to get out of the water, so my wife and I could snorkel a little bit longer. They're also just genuinely wonderful people. The snorkel trip was the highlight of our time in Bonaire

Michelle P 
Amazing Day! Amazing Day! Amazing Day! Amazing Day! Amazing Day!
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Michelle P wrote on tripadvisor:
29-02-2024


Amazing Day!..


I was travelling with a group of family and friends. We contacted SoloBon super last minute as the excursion we had booked cancelled on us the day before we were to arrive. Solobon was able to put together an amazing day of snorkelling, swimming and a delicious lunch for my group at the very last minute. Their prompt and personalized service was better than anything I could have imagined. They welcomed us on their boat and treated us like family. I especially liked that Linda snorkels with you and points out all the fish and what they are. We learned a lot that day. They made our day truly spectacular! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

Martin Ton 
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Martin Ton wrote on google:
29-02-2024


Had a great day with Solobon! Patrick and Linda were super friendly. We had 2 snorkel stops and toured the coast of Bonaire while getting yummy snacks and a great lunch. One of the highlights of our stay. Highly recommend!

Ingeborg V 
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful
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Ingeborg V wrote on tripadvisor:
28-02-2024


Wonderful..


Wonderful trip to make with your friend or family! With drinks and snacks and kind crew with knowledge of Bonaire.
Flying fish but no dolphins this time.

Rob Wiens 
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Rob Wiens wrote on google:
28-02-2024


We had a fabulous 2.5 hour Friday sunset cruise with Solobon Sailing a few weeks ago. Our group of 11 was well taken care of by Patrick and Linda... cool drinks and great snacks. Linda kept the G&T's flowing while Patrick kept us on track! We've been on a number of catamaran cruises but people in our group found it so nice to actually be sailing. Patrick only used the motor to get out and back into the harbor and the rest of the time we were under sail with a nice breeze. It's a really great "quiet" experience with just the wind in the sails. The Phoenix is a good-sized sailboat with seating for 8 in the shade and plenty of seating on the deck to get the full experience. In addition, the price can't be beat when you have a group of 8-10 people. We highly recommend Solobon Sailing for your next outing on the water in Bonaire!

Monique 
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Monique wrote on google:
25-02-2024


Een heerlijke Sunset trip gedaan. Een prachtige boot met een ontzettend vriendelijke crew met leuke weetjes tijdens de tour. Goed verzorgd qua drankjes en een paar hapjes.

Tim M 
Felt like VIP the whole day Felt like VIP the whole day Felt like VIP the whole day Felt like VIP the whole day Felt like VIP the whole day
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Tim M wrote on tripadvisor:
20-02-2024


Felt like VIP the whole day..


Captain Patrick and crew member Marco made a great memory for my wife’s birthday! Just the two of us getting VIP treatment the whole trip. Marco met us on time and we walked to the boat, got a safety debriefing, and immediately took off. The peacefulness of sailing is indescribable. Stopped 2 places for snorkeling and Marco showed us around and was very knowledgeable. Snacks were delicious. 5 stars!

Christopher P 
Authentic Sailing Authentic Sailing Authentic Sailing Authentic Sailing Authentic Sailing
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Christopher P wrote on tripadvisor:
19-02-2024


Authentic Sailing..


Look, if your idea of being on the water is packed on a crowded party boat with loud thumping music and an endless flow of libations, this is not your place. HOWEVER.... if you want an experience where the music you hear is the wind in the sails and the water rushing along the sides of the hull then Solobon is the ticket. Patrick and Linda were a pleasure to sail with and know the waters quite well. Their 45ft. Beneteau is a beautiful vessel to give you an unforgettable experience while visiting the island of Bonaire. Thank you both for giving this aging wheelchair bound sailor a chance to reunite with my happy place. Most grateful.

Carl Lloyd 
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Carl Lloyd wrote on google:
17-02-2024


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We had a great trip on the sunset cruise! The ride was very smooth! Drinks and snacks were excellent! We would do this trip again in a heartbeat. Beautiful boat, fantastic hosts!

Kara M 
Amazing Sail, Snorkel & Dolphins Amazing Sail, Snorkel & Dolphins Amazing Sail, Snorkel & Dolphins Amazing Sail, Snorkel & Dolphins Amazing Sail, Snorkel & Dolphins
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Kara M wrote on tripadvisor:
05-02-2024


Amazing Sail, Snorkel & Dolphins..


Amazing day with knowledgeable guides, delicious food and drink! We even saw dolphins! Highly recommend sailing with SoloBon!

Eric B 
The best thing to do in Bonaire. The best thing to do in Bonaire. The best thing to do in Bonaire. The best thing to do in Bonaire. The best thing to do in Bonaire.
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Eric B wrote on tripadvisor:
04-02-2024


The best thing to do in Bonaire...


Everything was as promised, no even better. Patrick and Linda were absolutely delightful hosts and the boat was very comfortable with delicious snacks! There were two couples on board and we all agreed this was the best thing we did while in Bonaire. Highly recommended.

Qpalzm11 
Excellent sailing adventure with friendly tour guides Excellent sailing adventure with friendly tour guides Excellent sailing adventure with friendly tour guides Excellent sailing adventure with friendly tour guides Excellent sailing adventure with friendly tour guides
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Qpalzm11 wrote on tripadvisor:
04-02-2024


Excellent sailing adventure with friendly tour guides..


We had an amazing sail with Patrick and Linda, who were excellent hosts and very professional sailors and guides. We did a lovely private snorkel off Klein Bonaire, and on the way back were accompanied by a pod of dolphins, which was amazing. Linda was an excellent guide and host, serving tasty and healthy treats. Highly recommended!

Susanna@125 
Patrick and Linda are phenomenal sailors Patrick and Linda are phenomenal sailors Patrick and Linda are phenomenal sailors Patrick and Linda are phenomenal sailors Patrick and Linda are phenomenal sailors
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Susanna@125 wrote on tripadvisor:
03-02-2024


Patrick and Linda are phenomenal sailors..


Patrick and Linda are very capable sailors! We enjoyed a day sail that included snorkeling, sightseeing of the south end of the island including the Cargill salt works, and gourmet snacks and lunch. SoloBon’s is the perfect monohull sloop for a day sail in Bonaire in the trusty hands of its couple crew who are the owners!

Homermax 
A must do on Bonaire A must do on Bonaire A must do on Bonaire A must do on Bonaire A must do on Bonaire
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Homermax wrote on tripadvisor:
03-02-2024


A must do on Bonaire..


Linda and Patrick - were so friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was in pristine shape and they were very accomplished sailors. Linda pointed out lots of unusual fish when we snorkeled on Klein Bonaire and the food we had for lunch was very tasty and healthy! We were so lucky to see dolphins and flying fish and Patrick made a special effort to get us as many views of the pod as possible! A must do on Bonaire.

Gary P 
A Memorable Sunset Cruise on Bonaire A Memorable Sunset Cruise on Bonaire A Memorable Sunset Cruise on Bonaire A Memorable Sunset Cruise on Bonaire A Memorable Sunset Cruise on Bonaire
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Gary P wrote on tripadvisor:
29-01-2024


A Memorable Sunset Cruise on Bonaire..


We did a private sunset cruise with Patrick and Linda on the evening of January 29, 2024. They were great hosts and we enjoyed their company and conversation, the beautiful sailing experience, and Linda's island appetizer treats. Our beautiful evening sailing with Partick and Linda will be one of the highlights of our Caribbean adventures.

Stylishlysocial 
Perfect Day of Sailing in Bonaire! Perfect Day of Sailing in Bonaire! Perfect Day of Sailing in Bonaire! Perfect Day of Sailing in Bonaire! Perfect Day of Sailing in Bonaire!
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Stylishlysocial wrote on tripadvisor:
25-01-2024


Perfect Day of Sailing in Bonaire!..


We had such an amazing time sailing with SoloBon while our cruise ship was in Bonaire! We went snorkeling at 1000 Steps and sailed all around, learning a lot about Bonaire from Patrick & Linda. We celebrated our son's 16th birthday that week and they made him cupcakes to celebrate along with some other delicious snacks throughout the day. Linda was great about refilling drinks constantly too! We look forward to visiting Bonaire again one day, and we will definitely want to sail with SoloBon when we do!

Lynn l 
Wonderful sunset sail with interesting sailors. Wonderful sunset sail with interesting sailors. Wonderful sunset sail with interesting sailors. Wonderful sunset sail with interesting sailors. Wonderful sunset sail with interesting sailors.
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Lynn l wrote on tripadvisor:
16-01-2024


Wonderful sunset sail with interesting sailors...


Lovely boat with interesting captain and hostess.
We've been shore diving on Bonaire for over 30 years...but have never sailed the coast line and it was wonderful to see from the oceanside. Great sunset, light snacks and drinks....highly recommend. Thanks Solobon!

Jen W. 
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Jen W. wrote on google:
15-01-2024


We had the BEST time sailing in Bonaire with Patrick and Linda! It was such a scenic and relaxing day. The snorkeling at 1000 Steps was amazing! We learned so much about the area too. They also provided wonderful food to snack on and plentiful beverages for the kids and adults. We can't wait to sail with them again, hopefully someday soon!

Dawn D 
A top notch private experience for a small group Bonaire A top notch private experience for a small group Bonaire A top notch private experience for a small group Bonaire A top notch private experience for a small group Bonaire A top notch private experience for a small group Bonaire
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Dawn D wrote on tripadvisor:
14-01-2024


A top notch private experience for a small group Bonaire..


Patrick and Linda provide a personalized and exceptional experience. We were a group of 8 adults. A little tight if everyone sits in main seating area of the boat but not uncomfortable. Linda snorkels with you and is very knowledgeable about the sea life and identifies for you as you swim.
2 snorkel spots and a gourmet lunch - very tasty.
The boat was well maintained and Patrick was very informative of Bonaire. Our entire group rated this as a highlight of our ABC islands cruise!

Kara Messinese 
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Kara Messinese wrote on google:
07-01-2024


We had a fantastic day! We were able to relax and snorkel in great company. Patrick and Linda went out of their way to accommodate food intolerances during our day with them and were wonderful keeping the drinks supplied. Linda accompanied us snorkeling in 2 different areas and was happy to answer our questions about the different sea life we were seeing. I would recommend SoloBon Sailing to anyone going to Bonaire!

Chris Rice 
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Chris Rice wrote on google:
06-01-2024


This was a highlight of our trip to Bonaire. Everyone in our party said `that was so much fun` after the trip. Patrick and Linda were very friendly, had great hospitality, and were knowledgeable about the area, sharing lots of valuable information. They took us to some beautiful snorkeling locations and put in extra effort to ensure that we had a wonderful view of the sunset. We moved around under full sail, too, not relying on the motor.

Dominik Halcour 
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Dominik Halcour wrote on google:
06-01-2024


(Orignal) Wir hatten einen super Tag mit Linda und Patrick. Wir waren mit dem Kreuzfahrtschiff in Bonaire und hatten kurzfristig einen Segelausflug gebucht. Es war unser schönster Ausflug auf der ganzen Reise und Linda und Patrick haben sich extrem viel Mühe gegeben. Sie haben uns mit Snacks und Getränken versorgt und uns zu schönen Schorchel und Schwimmstopps gebracht. Wir waren mit 2 Familien und 3 kleinen Kindern. Linda und Patrick hatten sehr viel Verständnis für die Kinder und haben uns einen wundervollen Tag geschenkt. Wir können SoloBon Sailing Bonaire zu 100 Prozent weiterempfehlen und würden diesen Ausflug immer wieder buchen.

(Translated by Google) We had a great day with Linda and Patrick. We were on the cruise ship in Bonaire and had booked a sailing trip at short notice. It was our best trip of the entire trip and Linda and Patrick put in a lot of effort. They provided us with snacks and drinks and took us to fun snorkeling and swimming stops. We were 2 families and 3 small children. Linda and Patrick were very understanding of the children and gave us a wonderful day. We can 100 percent recommend SoloBon Sailing Bonaire and would book this excursion again and again.

Ashley ann 
Wonderful way to see the island Wonderful way to see the island Wonderful way to see the island Wonderful way to see the island Wonderful way to see the island
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Ashley ann wrote on tripadvisor:
05-01-2024


Wonderful way to see the island..


Absolutely wonderful. Just my husband and I. A must do!! it was a great way to see the
island. The snorkeling was unreal.!!

Joshua 
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Joshua wrote on google:
31-12-2023


Patrick and Linda were absolutely amazing hosts for our day snorkeling trip last week. The boat was perfect for our group of 8 and the sailing was super fun. Highly recommend Solobon Sailing to anyone. Can’t wait to see them again!

CdrMcBragg 
Fantastic 4.5 hr day cruise with Solobon! Fantastic 4.5 hr day cruise with Solobon! Fantastic 4.5 hr day cruise with Solobon! Fantastic 4.5 hr day cruise with Solobon! Fantastic 4.5 hr day cruise with Solobon!
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CdrMcBragg wrote on tripadvisor:
29-12-2023


Fantastic 4.5 hr day cruise with Solobon!..


Just a first rate experience from beginning to end. Captains Patrick and Lynda were absolutely fantastic hosts on their beautiful sailboat. My Wife and I were with our 2 boys (11 & 12) who love to snorkel, and knew from the positive reviews that we were with the right outfit.
The boat was conveniently located at the marina about a 2 minute drive from our Chogogo Resort - had we known it was that close, we would have walked (GPS made it look further). We arrived on time, and Captain Patrick was there to warmly greet us with a smile. As we got aboard we met Captain Lynda who let us know she had anything we needed to eat or drink. And, along the cruise, we enjoyed tasty wraps, beers and water for the boys.
The weather unfortunately was not great, with quite a bit of precipitation, but for the time of year was expected as a possibility. We had a most enjoyable day cruising and talking with our hosts, and hit 2 different dive sites around Klein Bonaire.
Overall, a fantastic day with Solobon, and one that I would recommend to anyone - with or without children.
Cheers Patrick and Lynda, it would be great to see you in Marco Island, FL some day!!

Gary W 
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Gary W wrote on tripadvisor:
18-12-2023


Fun Trip
Excellent support for snorkeling. Fun to watch captain and mate work together. This was a choice experience for our family ages 17-85. Excellent refreshments, even with gluten allergies.

Erik Smither 
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Erik Smither wrote on google:
11-12-2023


We did a day charter with SoloBon sailing and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Patrick and Linda did an excellent job of working with us to give us the charter we wanted. We snorkeled and swam on the backside of Klein Bonaire at some spots that would only be accessible by boat. We did the lunch option which was a perfect way to break up the day and relax. In addition to lunch Linda was bringing us tasty snacks regularly and made sure everyone had a drink in hand the whole time. We spent the entire charter on the leeward side of Bonaire so it was a very comfortable sail even for those in my group who had never sailed on a monohull. I would highly recommend a trip with SoloBon Sailing!

Erika F 
Individualized private sailing adventure! Individualized private sailing adventure! Individualized private sailing adventure! Individualized private sailing adventure! Individualized private sailing adventure!
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Erika F wrote on tripadvisor:
10-12-2023


Individualized private sailing adventure!..


Our group of 8 friends had an amazing time!

For starters due to our cruise ship time being 1 hour behind Bonaire time )booked a time before I realized) we were almost 45 minutes late and they were very understanding. I booked direct (which saves you money) and that also means we were in contact via WhatsApp and email from the time I booked. They answered all questions very quickly and when I reached out to say we hadn't been let off the ship yet they immediately got back to me.

After we arrived and got settled in we were offered drinks. Several girls and I decided to sit in front and it was so much fun watching how they put up the sails and the wind catch. It was a somewhat windy day which made it extra exciting.

Linda personally took us into the water snorkeling and pointed out different fish and explained things about them. It was gorgeous under water and they let us stay as long as we wanted before moving on to another spot.

Both Patrick and Linda explained some of the area history and were perfect hosts. We got delicious food (more like small meals) about 1x/hour after the initial snorkeling and drinks as often as we wanted. Lots of alcohol and non-alcohol options included.

Even though we were late and I had no expectations about getting our full 4.5 hours they easily kept us out that long (or longer). I don't think they had anyone booked after us that day so I'm sure they can't always be so accommodating but I didn't even ask they just did it! As a bonus you get to spend the day with family or friends not a boat full of strangers and the cost per-person with 8 of us ended up being less than large boats without the individualized experience food and alcohol.

You can't go wrong with Linda and Patrick/SoloBon Sailing!

Karen Stemm 
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Karen Stemm wrote on google:
10-12-2023


We had such a fun private sunset sail! The food and drinks were amazing and the experience was really personable!

Flavia S 
Best sailing trip on Bonaire! Best sailing trip on Bonaire! Best sailing trip on Bonaire! Best sailing trip on Bonaire! Best sailing trip on Bonaire!
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Flavia S wrote on tripadvisor:
06-12-2023


Best sailing trip on Bonaire!..


Excellent crew and service!! Beautiful sunset from the boat!.
Patrick and Linda are very knowledgeable and fun!.

Francis Websters 
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Francis Websters wrote on google:
04-12-2023


(Translated by Google) We had a great sailing trip with Patrick and Linda. 5 star plus!!

(Original) Wir hatten einen tollen Segeltrip mit Patrick und Linda. 5 Sterne Plus!!

Jennifer H 
Perfect experience. Perfect experience. Perfect experience. Perfect experience. Perfect experience.
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Jennifer H wrote on tripadvisor:
30-11-2023


Perfect experience...


We had such a great time! Thank you both for such a memorable experience for us and my in-laws. Snacks were delicious! We could not ask for more.

Diane K 
2 lovelyrelaxing peaceful days of sailing with SoloBon was just perfect. 2 lovelyrelaxing peaceful days of sailing with SoloBon was just perfect. 2 lovelyrelaxing peaceful days of sailing with SoloBon was just perfect. 2 lovelyrelaxing peaceful days of sailing with SoloBon was just perfect. 2 lovelyrelaxing peaceful days of sailing with SoloBon was just perfect.
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Diane K wrote on tripadvisor:
29-11-2023


2 lovelyrelaxing peaceful days of sailing with SoloBon was just perfect...


This is our 4th trip to Bonaire and we wanted to add to our Scuba trip with something relaxed and off the beaten path. Patrick and Linda were very accommodating about our time on their lovely sailboat. We had already been staying on Bonaire for a few days when Patrick picked us up. We chose two nights on the boat and we sailed north toward Slagbaii National park on day one then south toward Salt Pier day two. After observing the Salt Pier from the land and diving this popular site it was cool to see the structure from the sailboat. We were joined by dolphins following the boat for several minutes. The sunset was perfect as we enjoyed our charcuterie board with our feet dangling in the water. Bonaire is a beautiful island and to sail the coast gives you a new feel of the island.
Patrick and Linda are easy to talk with and give you space to think and enjoy the scenery.
The sailboat is spacious the bed comfortable bathroom on board. We showered at the marina bathroom which was clean and safe. (Take your toiletries towels provided)
After the crew left us on their romantic boat in the late afternoon we walked from the marina to LaBalandra Bar & Restaurant. We enjoyed a great meal on the water front. (We had made reservations.). The evenings spent alone together on the boat were peaceful to chat about the day and read our books. The marina is quiet with just enough activity for people watching and checking out some beautiful boats. We slept well with the stars clearly visible through the open hatch above the bed ocean breeze and the gentle movement of the boat.
My husband and I have been on sailboats and are always amazed how the crew works the ropes and sails Linda and Patrick work perfectly together and make it look so easy (which I know it is not).
We are so happy that we spent two nights with SoloBon and we would definitely recommend.

Suzanne g 
A Spectacular Day at Sea A Spectacular Day at Sea A Spectacular Day at Sea A Spectacular Day at Sea A Spectacular Day at Sea
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Suzanne g wrote on tripadvisor:
26-11-2023


A Spectacular Day at Sea..


My friends and I have been exploring different Caribbean destinations for the past decade. A snorkel excursion is always at the top of our vacation itinerary. Our experience with Solobon has spoiled us as any others will certainly suffer by comparison.

Patrick & Linda delivered a private and customized day of delights from the knowledge shared to the food served. It was nearly perfect windy conditions forced us to skip a snorkel stop but we made up for it with a longer stay at a different spot.

We WILL be going back to Bonaire and we WILL be seeing them again!

Lpassero 
Great day! Great day! Great day! Great day! Great day!
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Lpassero wrote on tripadvisor:
26-11-2023


Great day!..


The Solomon sailing trip was one of the best. It was on the Phoenix and our hosts were simply wonderful. We had beautiful wine and food and the couple could not have been nicer. We stopped in snorkeled and swam and ate and drank. In the sun on a sailboat in Bonaire what could be better? Book this trip in will not be sorry. We had great fun snorkeling with Linda who identified all sorts of fish etc.. She is extremely knowledgeable. We loved knowing about all the fish. It was so interesting and fun. They also had a lot of Floaties. All in all well worth it. It was a highlight of our trip to Bonaire. Also the boat is immaculate and there are many places to lie out in the sun.

William Gallagher 
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William Gallagher wrote on google:
26-11-2023


Linda and Patrick were so easy to work with. 10 of us had a beautiful sunset cruise. The boat is wonderful. All of us commented on what a great experience it was.

Lindsey 
Relaxed and amazing trip! Definitely recommend. Relaxed and amazing trip! Definitely recommend. Relaxed and amazing trip! Definitely recommend. Relaxed and amazing trip! Definitely recommend. Relaxed and amazing trip! Definitely recommend.
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Lindsey wrote on tripadvisor:
12-11-2023


Relaxed and amazing trip! Definitely recommend. ..


Amazing trip! Beautiful boat and very skilled sailors. It was very relaxed and we were able to see many beautiful spots of Bonaire. We were well taken care of with snacks and drinks and Patrick and Marco were very kind and easygoing. Definitely recommend when you're on the island!

Lindsey de Graaf 
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12-11-2023


Amazing trip! Beautiful boat and very skilled sailors. It was very relaxed and we were able to see many beautiful spots of Bonaire. We were well taken care of with snacks and drinks and Patrick and Marco were very kind and easygoing. Definitely recommend when you're on the island!

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John McNally wrote on google:
09-11-2023


My wife and I sailed with Patrick & Linda on a private sunset cruise. Sadly the clouds rolled in and there was not much of a sunset. But the food, drink and learning all about the island made it an incredible experience. We really enjoyed the conversation. We will be back to Bonaire and will for sure book another trip!!

Baker Bunch 
Relaxing day with SoloBon Sailing Relaxing day with SoloBon Sailing Relaxing day with SoloBon Sailing Relaxing day with SoloBon Sailing Relaxing day with SoloBon Sailing
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Baker Bunch wrote on tripadvisor:
02-11-2023


Relaxing day with SoloBon Sailing..


We had an amazing time with SoloBon!! The sailing was relaxing and refreshing and the snorkeling was amazing. Patrick and Linda couldn't have been better hosts! Food and drinks were plenty (and delicous!) The boat was beautiful and spotless! We were a party of 8 adults and had plenty of room.
If you want a wonderful time in Bonaire... Go with SoloBon Sailing!!!
Baker Bunch

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28-10-2023


(Translated by Google) Had a beautiful day despite not enough wind. Patrick and Linda do everything they can to ensure you have a pleasant trip.

(Original) Prachtige dag gehad ondanks wat te weinig wind. Patrick en Linda doen er alles aan om je een fijne trip te bezorgen.

DianneV 
Professional efficient prompt informed Professional efficient prompt informed Professional efficient prompt informed Professional efficient prompt informed Professional efficient prompt informed
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DianneV wrote on tripadvisor:
21-10-2023


Professional efficient prompt informed..


Our private sail which included an unexpected dolphin swim (when a large pod joined us for a solid 15 minutes!) was the highlight of our trip. Professional prompt with insights on island lifethe crew was great.

DinoKazi 
Private sailing with a knowledgeable crew Private sailing with a knowledgeable crew Private sailing with a knowledgeable crew Private sailing with a knowledgeable crew Private sailing with a knowledgeable crew
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DinoKazi wrote on tripadvisor:
21-10-2023


Private sailing with a knowledgeable crew..


Patrick and Linda are gracious hosts and a superb sailing team. We had a leisurely sail around Klein Bonaire with a snorkeling stop. Linda is very knowledgeable about marine life. Patrick knows everything about the island. The boat is clean comfortable and appealing. Just the right size at 45 feet. Tasty snacks and a light lunch and plenty of beverages were served. It felt like we weee sailing with friends. We were 2 couples. So this was private which makes all the difference.

Monique 
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03-10-2023


(Translated by Google) Had a wonderful sunset trip. A beautiful boat with an incredibly friendly crew with fun facts during the tour. Well catered for drinks and a few snacks.

(Original) Een heerlijke Sunset trip gedaan. Een prachtige boot met een ontzettend vriendelijke crew met leuke weetjes tijdens de tour. Goed verzorgd qua drankjes en een paar hapjes.

Jan Peter F 
True sailing trip on the Ocean True sailing trip on the Ocean True sailing trip on the Ocean True sailing trip on the Ocean True sailing trip on the Ocean
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Jan Peter F wrote on tripadvisor:
30-09-2023


True sailing trip on the Ocean ..


Sailing with Solobin Patrick & Linda was quit a great experience. We are experienced sailors and loved to enjoy the ocean with the Solobon during the afternoon/evening.

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30-09-2023


Amazing sailing experience on this great sailboat the Solobon with Patrick & Linda. As experienced sailors we were allowed to sail ourselves with the captain present on board.

Margt H 
DE zeil experience op Bonaire doen dus DE zeil experience op Bonaire doen dus DE zeil experience op Bonaire doen dus DE zeil experience op Bonaire doen dus DE zeil experience op Bonaire doen dus
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Margt H wrote on tripadvisor:
25-09-2023


DE zeil experience op Bonaire doen dus..


De wind in de zeilen mega experience heerlijke catering aan boord prachtige sunset snorkelen met prachtige vissen doen dus

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24-09-2023


We had a very relaxing sunset sail. The food was great, the snorkelling was very unique, but the hospitality Patrick and Linda exhibited makes me want to some back again and again.

Lisa S 
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
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Lisa S wrote on tripadvisor:
21-09-2023


Amazing!..


What an amazing afternoon and evening! Patrick and Linda provided the BEST experience. A casual sail with snorkeling truly tasty bites as listed on the description and a lovely return sail as the sun set. We enjoyed talking with them throughout the afternoon as much as the sail itself. Great people great experience. I'm leaving out details but if you're in Bonaire sail with SoloBon.

Lisa Smith 
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21-09-2023


What an amazing afternoon and evening! Patrick and Linda provided the BEST experience. A casual sail with snorkeling, truly tasty bites as listed on the description, and a lovely return sail as the sun set. We enjoyed talking with them throughout the afternoon as much as the sail itself. Great people, great experience. I'm leaving out details, but, if you're in Bonaire, sail with SoloBon.

Joe C 
Amazing sail with Solobon Amazing sail with Solobon Amazing sail with Solobon Amazing sail with Solobon Amazing sail with Solobon
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Joe C wrote on tripadvisor:
02-09-2023


Amazing sail with Solobon..


Amazing hospitality and an incredible time with the family. We sailed with 4 kids and all their needs were catered too. The kids rated this as their #1 excursion.

Voyage646655 
We felt like VIPs We felt like VIPs We felt like VIPs We felt like VIPs We felt like VIPs
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Voyage646655 wrote on tripadvisor:
14-08-2023


We felt like VIPs..


We had a great time on our family/friend private sail charter. We had abundant drinks fresh and delicious snacks hourly and the most gracious hosts you could ask for. It was well worth every penny spent and we would do it again without hesitation on our next trip to the island. Book it - you won't be sorry!!!

Sam B 
Snorkeltrip Bonaire Snorkeltrip Bonaire Snorkeltrip Bonaire Snorkeltrip Bonaire Snorkeltrip Bonaire
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Sam B wrote on tripadvisor:
12-08-2023


Snorkeltrip Bonaire..


Geweldige snorkel trip gemaakt met Linda en Patrick. We zijn naar de mooiste snorkelplekken gegaan en mochten zelf ook aangeven wat we graag zouden willen zien. Een dikke aanrader! We hebben een gezellige dag gehad op het water.

Linda en Patrick bedankt voor jullie gastvrijheid de mooie verhalen over het eiland en de kennis van Linda over de onderwaterwereld!

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12-08-2023


(Translated by Google) Great snorkeling trip made with Linda and Patrick. We went to the most beautiful snorkeling spots and were also allowed to indicate what we would like to see. Highly recommended! We had a nice day on the water.
Linda and Patrick, thank you for your hospitality, the beautiful stories about the island and Linda's knowledge about the underwater world!

(Original) Geweldige snorkel trip gemaakt met Linda en Patrick. We zijn naar de mooiste snorkelplekken gegaan en mochten zelf ook aangeven wat we graag zouden willen zien. Een dikke aanrader! We hebben een gezellige dag gehad op het water.
Linda en Patrick, bedankt voor jullie gastvrijheid, de mooie verhalen over het eiland en de kennis van Linda over de onderwaterwereld!

Cathy H 
Awesome and Will Go Again Awesome and Will Go Again Awesome and Will Go Again Awesome and Will Go Again Awesome and Will Go Again
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Cathy H wrote on tripadvisor:
05-08-2023


Awesome and Will Go Again..


We've done this tour on Bonaire twice and will do it every time we visit Bonaire which is about once or twice a year. Can't say enough about the copious drinks and wonderful bbq food and other snacks. The Captain is very knowledgeable. Took us to a wonderful snorkel spot each time. Simply awesome and we can't wait to go again. Highly recommended especially if you love the sea and enjoy sailing right under the sun setting.

Carlijn 
Fantastisch ervaring /Fantastic experience Fantastisch ervaring /Fantastic experience Fantastisch ervaring /Fantastic experience Fantastisch ervaring /Fantastic experience Fantastisch ervaring /Fantastic experience
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Carlijn wrote on tripadvisor:
05-08-2023


Fantastisch ervaring /Fantastic experience..


Wat een fantastische zeil tocht voor een heel nette prijs! Heerlijk genoten Bij twijfel gewoo doen

Ryan Andrews 
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Ryan Andrews wrote on google:
04-08-2023


Awesome sail for my son's 7th birthday in Bonaire! Patrick and Linda were wonderful! Very knowledgeable about the island, safe sailing, great snorkeling and even found a secret sandy beach! They made the Birthday boy feel super special with a birthday celebration and 4 different cakes! Totally recommend sailing with Solobon!

Departure32198120786 
Best sailing experience in Bonaire Best sailing experience in Bonaire Best sailing experience in Bonaire Best sailing experience in Bonaire Best sailing experience in Bonaire
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Departure32198120786 wrote on tripadvisor:
23-07-2023


Best sailing experience in Bonaire ..


Had a fantastic sunset sail and night snorkel on SoloBon. Patrick and Linda made us feel comfortable from the moment we arrived on the dock and throughout our trip. Food was delicious and hosting superb would highly recommend a sail with SoloBon as a must do experience whilst in Bonaire.

Kenneth V 
Nice evening dinner trip Nice evening dinner trip Nice evening dinner trip Nice evening dinner trip Nice evening dinner trip
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Kenneth V wrote on tripadvisor:
22-07-2023


Nice evening dinner trip..


We did the dinner option which consisted of about 2 hours sailing 1 hour snorkeling 1 hour dinner and then 30 minutes sailing back to the shore right after sunset. The whole experience was very good and our 6 year old son loved it. The quality of the dinner really exceeded our expectations and the cook was able to cater to my wife's allergies.

Brenda 
Best Excursion! Best Excursion! Best Excursion! Best Excursion! Best Excursion!
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Brenda wrote on tripadvisor:
10-07-2023


Best Excursion!..


This was the best excursion ever! Patrick and Linda were fabulous hosts! We sailed and snorkeled! The water is amazing! The snacks that were provided were better than I expected! I loved that it was only my family. I highly recommend this excursion!

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10-07-2023


(Translated by Google) Had a great trip with Patrick and Linda, visited beautiful places and had great service. If you come to Bonaire and want to book a private sailing trip, this is highly recommended! Thanks again!

(Original) Geweldige tocht gemaakt met Patrick en Linda, mooie plekjes aangedaan en super service gericht. Wie naar Bonaire komt en een priv zeiltocht wil boeken dit is echt een aanrader! Nogmaals bedankt!

Jenhan1311 
Best Sunset and Moonrise experience Best Sunset and Moonrise experience Best Sunset and Moonrise experience Best Sunset and Moonrise experience Best Sunset and Moonrise experience
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Jenhan1311 wrote on tripadvisor:
04-07-2023


Best Sunset and Moonrise experience..


The Best Sunset and Moonrise Sailing experience. Wonderful hosts that will take good care of you. Just sit sip eat and enjoy the beautiful view.

Tim S 
Perfect in Every Way Perfect in Every Way Perfect in Every Way Perfect in Every Way Perfect in Every Way
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Tim S wrote on tripadvisor:
28-06-2023


Perfect in Every Way..


We were visiting new friends in Bonaire who serve with the Christian global work called Trans World Radio. We were there to record our own life story called Sailing Home Sarasota. All the companies looked great and we could have spent a month just trying them out. We chose this couple and their vessel Solobon and were SO delighted with our choice. They were both friendly and professional from that first handshake. They combined their sailing experience with a love for sharing that experience and the joy it has brought them. We opted for a private charter with true sailing and brought staff from TWR who had never gone before. They were thrilled with everything from the customized gluten free food to the spectacular sunset. We will return to Solobon every time we return to Bonaire which should be soon and often. The whole island is a gem. Finding Solobon was like discovering buried treasure. It was perfect in every way. Jan

Michael W 
Smaller and more personal experience HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Smaller and more personal experience HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Smaller and more personal experience HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Smaller and more personal experience HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Smaller and more personal experience HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Michael W wrote on tripadvisor:
28-06-2023


Smaller and more personal experience HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!..


Patrick and Linda were amazing hosts. We felt so welcome on their boat. There were plenty of drinks available and the boat seating was comfortable. Our group really enjoyed the stories about island life. This was a different and better experience than with some of the larger tour operators we felt more valued and it was more personalized. After the trip my small group of friends all agreed that this sailing tour was one of the most memorable experiences from the island visit. I will definitely book again with this company.

Joyce R 
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Joyce R wrote on tripadvisor:
26-06-2023


Geweldige ervaring op hele mooie zeilboot..


Zo'n relaxte trip gehad. Prachtige boot. Heerlijke hapjes en super leuke eigenaren. Was echt een geweldige ervaring. Zeker een dikke aanrader!

Janna M 
100000/10 experience!!!! 100000/10 experience!!!! 100000/10 experience!!!! 100000/10 experience!!!! 100000/10 experience!!!!
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Janna M wrote on tripadvisor:
04-06-2023


100000/10 experience!!!!..


This was one of the most incredible experiences in my life! Our guides were super friendly knowledgeable and just fun to be around! We started sailing and they provided drinks and some delicious food. They also provided high quality snorkel gear and went out of their way taking extra time to find an incredible spot with no other boats or people around. It was like we had the whole ocean to ourselves!!! All of the sights we saw were amazing and they guided us around the reefs! It was just an amazing life experience! 1000/10!! This is a must if you plan on traveling to Bonaire!! Loved every moment!

Alisha C 
Amazing experience!! Amazing experience!! Amazing experience!! Amazing experience!! Amazing experience!!
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Alisha C wrote on tripadvisor:
30-05-2023


Amazing experience!!..


Highly recommend this charter! This was the best excursion we booked by far. Linda and Patrick were amazing. So friendly and welcoming.
We were a group of 9 people ranging in age from 17-69. They were so knowledgeable about everything we asked them and believe me we asked them a lot lol
They said we could basically make the trip what we wanted it to be if we wanted more snorkeling then we could do that or if we wanted for sailing then we could do that too. It was up to us. We wanted both. Linda came snorkeling with our group and was so knowledgeable about all the marine life and pointed out so many things we wouldn't have known. The drinks were plentiful-juice water pop wine or beer. Some lovely wraps and nice breads were served as snacks. Honestly I can't recommend this trip enough!!
Thank you so much Patrick and Linda for truly making our vacation better!

Molly T 
Best trip ever Best trip ever Best trip ever Best trip ever Best trip ever
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Molly T wrote on tripadvisor:
24-05-2023


Best trip ever..


This was one of the best experiences ever! The team was so nice and welcoming also very knowledgeable. Me and my family LOVED IT. Will definitely be back

Jordi B 
Highly HIGHLY recommend Highly HIGHLY recommend Highly HIGHLY recommend Highly HIGHLY recommend Highly HIGHLY recommend
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Jordi B wrote on tripadvisor:
24-05-2023


Highly HIGHLY recommend..


These guys are absolutely incredible! We had the best day with our group (ages ranging from 18-70) So Friendly & SO Knowledgeable about everything we asked. They went out of their way and sailed until they found the perfect spot for a private snorkelling experience away from other tourists. Linda snorkelled with us and was very knowledgeable on the fish and reefs. And served delicious snacks and cold drinks. Patrick chatted with us while steering and telling us about the island etc. very easy going and comfortable to be around. 10/10 ??????

Marie W S 
Great sailing Great sailing Great sailing Great sailing Great sailing
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Marie W S wrote on tripadvisor:
22-05-2023


Great sailing..


Patrick was very understanding of our vacation mentality- we were late. Patrick gave us a reminder call. We only wanted to sail no snorkeling. Despite our tardiness Patrick still took us out for the full time. Lovely boat and very knowledgeable

Maicon Service 
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17-04-2023


(Translated by Google) Had a great experience, got to experience the real sailing feeling. And good food and drinks. A really great experience.

(Original) Geweldige ervaring gehad, het echte zeilgevoel mogen ervaren. En lekker eten en drinken. Echt een top ervaring.

Lindsay C 
Great private family sailing and snorkeling trip! Great private family sailing and snorkeling trip! Great private family sailing and snorkeling trip! Great private family sailing and snorkeling trip! Great private family sailing and snorkeling trip!
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Lindsay C wrote on tripadvisor:
12-04-2023


Great private family sailing and snorkeling trip!..


What a great private sailing and snorkeling tour! What a friendly crew! Linda Daphne and Marco did a WONDERFUL job showing us around the island sharing fun facts and providing snorkeling tours for an age group of 11-70. The heavy snacks throughout the tour were perfect for a day in and out of the water. They had shade on the back of the sailboat for a quick escape from the sun while still enjoying all the sights. Highly recommend!

Adam P 
An absolute must in Bonaire!! An absolute must in Bonaire!! An absolute must in Bonaire!! An absolute must in Bonaire!! An absolute must in Bonaire!!
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Adam P wrote on tripadvisor:
11-04-2023


An absolute must in Bonaire!!..


We had an absolute blast with the SoloBon Crew! It was abnormally windy but they made sure they gave us a great tour of the island with a ton of fun facts about Bonaire. We had 2 children with (7 & 9) and Linda made sure she had eyes on them while snorkeling making sure to point out and share amazing facts about the fish and animals we saw. The toughest part was getting to their dock but once we told the cab driver where to go he took us right up to the dock. They provided amazing snacks and drinks after snorkeling. 10/10 rating from all of us on the excursion. If they have an opening BOOK IT! Very worth it. I should note I messed up in the original booking date they were kind enough to help me with the fix and was able to reach out via WhatsApp with confirming the changes! Great customer Service and all around experience!

Carla m 
Fantastica experiencia! Fantastica experiencia! Fantastica experiencia! Fantastica experiencia! Fantastica experiencia!
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Carla m wrote on tripadvisor:
09-03-2023


Fantastica experiencia!..


El servicio fue espectacular!
Las condiciones del velero perfectas!
Tanto el capitan como su tripulacion amigables amables y serviciales!
Nos llevaron a hacer snorkeling a lugares preciosos. Fuimos afortunados y vimos 4 tortugas entrr miles de diferentes especies de peces!
Ojala podamos volver!
Nos encanto!
1000% recomendado!

CCnaptown 
INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY!! INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY!! INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY!! INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY!! INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY!!
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CCnaptown wrote on tripadvisor:
29-12-2022


INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY!!..


We had an incredible day sailing with Marco and Johan today. We were a group of 10 - two families with 6 kids ages 15 to 9. Marco and Johan were an excellent crew - incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They briefed us at each snorkel spot and Johan accompanied us spotting beautiful wildlife. We saw dolphins a seahorse and a turtle. The food and drinks were bountiful and they continuously offered us refills. And important - The food is not a light lunch- Plenty of food from chicken and salmon wraps to melon wrapped with prosciutto to caprese skewers. It was and amazing day through and through.

Alyssa W 
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Alyssa W wrote on tripadvisor:
26-12-2022


Perfect Christmas Day..


Thank you for spending your Christmas Day with us and making it amazing! We had such a fun day with you and the food was great! Highly recommend!

NickyD01 
Great snorkel trip in Bonaire with friends Great snorkel trip in Bonaire with friends Great snorkel trip in Bonaire with friends Great snorkel trip in Bonaire with friends Great snorkel trip in Bonaire with friends
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NickyD01 wrote on tripadvisor:
21-11-2022


Great snorkel trip in Bonaire with friends ..


We sailed as a group of 7 with Marco and Tishka (sp?). Even though it was a rainy morning Capt. Marco was great with avoiding the large rain clouds and made sure we had a great tour of the island and time to snorkel the beautiful reefs. The snacks for the day for the 4-hour tour were more than we expected (caprese cups brie wraps chicken salad and melon wrapped prosciutto YUM!) and beverages were also included. We arrived by cruise ship so expect a 10 minute taxi ride to the launch location. I would definitely rebook with this company again.

Sean 
Excellent sail dive and snorkel day Excellent sail dive and snorkel day Excellent sail dive and snorkel day Excellent sail dive and snorkel day Excellent sail dive and snorkel day
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Sean wrote on tripadvisor:
16-11-2022


Excellent sail dive and snorkel day..


Marco and Bach were excellent hosts dive masters snorkel gurus for our one day trip. The lunch was exquisite the beverages refreshing.
An excellent day on the water highly recommended.

Sander d 
Heel relaxed met een hapje en een drankje op het water en op snorkel avontuur. Heel relaxed met een hapje en een drankje op het water en op snorkel avontuur. Heel relaxed met een hapje en een drankje op het water en op snorkel avontuur. Heel relaxed met een hapje en een drankje op het water en op snorkel avontuur. Heel relaxed met een hapje en een drankje op het water en op snorkel avontuur.
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Sander d wrote on tripadvisor:
27-10-2022


Heel relaxed met een hapje en een drankje op het water en op snorkel avontuur...


We hebben een geweldige snorkel trip gemaakt. Door het weer moest het een dagje worden uitgesteld maar gelukkig kon het de dag erna doorgaan. Heerlijk op het water in een relaxte sfeer van alle gemakken voorzien en goede begeleiding bij het snorkelen. Veel mooi koraal gezien schitterende vissen en schildpad om de trip helemaal kompleet te maken. Fijne organisatie en leuke bemanning.

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07-09-2022


We had an amazing time. Gorgeous, sailing, & snorkeling. We seen some cool stuff! Bach and Esther were amazing and very accomodating and very knowledgeable. Thanks for a wonderful day!

Patrick 
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Patrick wrote on google:
10-06-2022


Very nice charter company. Like the captain and crew. Sailing is great.

Travelbird20 
Leuk!! Leuk!! Leuk!! Leuk!!
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Travelbird20 wrote on tripadvisor:
20-03-2022


Leuk!!..


Samen met mijn dochter een sun set cruise gedaan. Hadden beetje pech met het weer maar dat mocht de pret niet drukken. Bach en Tjitske waren erg vriendelijk. Ten noorden van Klein Bonaire gesnorkeld. Was super mooi. Tweede snorkel plek was minder. Voldoende (voor ons zelfs teveel) hapjes. Sunset niet gezien door bewolking maar het laatste stukje in het donker langs de kust varen was minstens zo leuk. Toen ik thuis kwam zag ik dat ze ook wat foto's van ons hadden gemaakt. Leuke herinnering!!

Bmdupre8114 
Delightful sailing Delightful sailing Delightful sailing Delightful sailing Delightful sailing
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Bmdupre8114 wrote on tripadvisor:
09-03-2022


Delightful sailing..


We had a delightful sunset tour with Marco and Tstska (spelling?) They were informative friendly and very skilled. We were thrilled. It was well worth the price. We actually sailed all the time we were out.

Sonny M 
Well worth it Well worth it Well worth it Well worth it Well worth it
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Sonny M wrote on tripadvisor:
05-02-2022


Well worth it..


Knowledgeable and friendly captain excellent service for food and drinks. Captain Marco is both a sailor and a diver so is able to advise on dive and snorkel sites.

Mario van Aalst 
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01-12-2021




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16-11-2021


(Translated by Google) Had a great day with a beautiful sailing ship, good food and a knowledgeable captain. A day to remember or as they say, with a golden edge

(Original) Een geweldige dag gehad met een schitterend zeilschip, goed eten en een kundige kapitein. Een dag om nooit te vergeten of zoals ze zeggen, met een gouden randje

Carol s 
Lovely time great crew Lovely time great crew Lovely time great crew Lovely time great crew Lovely time great crew
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Carol s wrote on tripadvisor:
20-06-2021


Lovely time great crew..


We contacted Capt. Norman for an all day private snorkel/sail for 3 of us (my husband sister and me). It ended up that we were the first tour they had since COVID (March 2020) and before committing he had to make sure he could find a crew! Luckily for us we spent 7 hours sailing around Klein Bonaire with Capt. Bach and Nicoletheir first gig together and on this boat. We had a great time. The mantra of the day from them was: this is your day what would YOU like? We stopped at 2 great snorkel spots for an extended period of time and spent most of the rest of the time sailing because the wind was great (but this did make some of the snorkeling a bit rough). They pointed out a host of places and had stories about them we would not have otherwise heard about. We went from the docking area (near the airport) to the very north of Bonaire around to the west of Klein Bonaire and nearly to the south end of the island (great view of the salt piles!) and back to the dock. Since it's Bonaire it almost goes without saying that the snorkeling was greatsaw every kind of fish and reef you can imagine along with eels squid and a barracuda.

I highly recommend. The Phoenix is a lovely boat and the owner and crew went out of their way to make sure we could actually go out and to make sure we had a great time. Oh and also the food snacks were great! Everything from fresh pineapple to goat and couscous!

Jelle S 
Aanrader Aanrader Aanrader Aanrader Aanrader
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Jelle S wrote on tripadvisor:
10-08-2020


Aanrader..


Heerlijk toch gehad!! Echt een aanrader. Heerlijke hapjes heerlijke drankjes. Relaxte sfeer. Gedaan met 10 vrienden echt helemaal top!

Laris G 
Highlight of the week in Bonaire Highlight of the week in Bonaire Highlight of the week in Bonaire Highlight of the week in Bonaire Highlight of the week in Bonaire
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Laris G wrote on tripadvisor:
24-03-2020


Highlight of the week in Bonaire..


My wife and I and 2 dear friends traded our time shares in Aruba to check out the diving on Bonaire. We stayed at the Divi resort and did many shore dives.

Our afternoon with Captain Norman though was our favorite dive of the week. So relaxing to be on his 43' sailboat - no engine noise or diesel fumes to deal with. Cost much less than you might imagine also. We sailed to a dive sight off Klein Bonaire and the coral formations there were phenomenal. We were served several courses of simple but tasty appetizers and the beer on the sunset sail back to dock after diving was much enjoyed. Captain Norman was a good host and clearly an experienced sailor - enjoyed his company too. If we ever go back I would book it again.

P Miller 
Excellent PR after we had to cancel our sailing Excellent PR after we had to cancel our sailing Excellent PR after we had to cancel our sailing Excellent PR after we had to cancel our sailing Excellent PR after we had to cancel our sailing
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P Miller wrote on tripadvisor:
16-03-2020


Excellent PR after we had to cancel our sailing..


Our RCI cruise to Bonaire was cancelled at the last minute.
Though we were inside the cancellation period Norman waived the deposit fee (otherwise not refundable).
We appreciate this generosity. Other vendors in the States (American Airlines Travelex) have not been as understanding nor generous.
It is our hope to get to Bonaire in the near future we will book with Solobon (Norman van Holst) when we do!

Peter M 
Perfect Sunset Cruise Perfect Sunset Cruise Perfect Sunset Cruise Perfect Sunset Cruise Perfect Sunset Cruise
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Peter M wrote on tripadvisor:
05-03-2020


Perfect Sunset Cruise..


A perfect sunset cruise! Easy to book through Trip Advisor. Boat was comfortable and well cared for. Our captain Norman and his 1st mate Roff took great care of the 4 of us and were perfect hosts. Plenty of gin & tonics and some simple finger food during the sail. Head south out of Port of Bonaire if you want to catch the sunset. Highly recommend!

Robin S 
Beautiful sailing iand snorkeling n Bonaire Beautiful sailing iand snorkeling n Bonaire Beautiful sailing iand snorkeling n Bonaire Beautiful sailing iand snorkeling n Bonaire Beautiful sailing iand snorkeling n Bonaire
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Robin S wrote on tripadvisor:
04-03-2020


Beautiful sailing iand snorkeling n Bonaire..


Norman and his crew hosted a perfect day of boating and snorkeling for our group. Snacks and their company were great. The underwater scene was beautiful. Norman very interested in accommodating all that we wished to see and do. Highly recommended!

Jim 
Fantastic private sailing experience with SoloBon Sailing Fantastic private sailing experience with SoloBon Sailing Fantastic private sailing experience with SoloBon Sailing Fantastic private sailing experience with SoloBon Sailing Fantastic private sailing experience with SoloBon Sailing
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Jim wrote on tripadvisor:
01-03-2020


Fantastic private sailing experience with SoloBon Sailing..


My wife and I did a private 6-hour sailing day with SoloBon Sailing on February 14th 2020 and could not have enjoyed it more. It was Valentine's Day and the last full day of our first time 7 night stay in Bonaire so we were looking for an exclusive private day on the water sailing old school in the beautiful tropical waters of Bonaire and to experience a bit of luxury on an upscale sail boat. We found it all with SoloBon. We originally discovered SoloBon here on TripAdvisor.

Locating SoloBon was not difficult and is right across the street from the airport though the road in to their dock is an inconspicuous dirt road. Parking was free at their dock. The seem to offer some roundtrip transportation if you are staying close by their dock including cruise ship day visitors but I think further out you must get yourself to their location by the airport. There are no other facilities at the dock so do what you need to before heading over. The Phonenix itself was a most excecllent sail boat. She was clean neat in excellent condition and at 45 feet was quite spacious and comfortable. The size of the cockpit was also quite spacious and cozy though granted there were just two of us plus the Capt and mate. Below deck was a full marine head/bathroom and cabin area in the event you run into rain. They had a Bluetooth speaker onboard so we were able to connect and enjoy our own favorite Island Music playlists on our iPhones throughout the day.

Captain and owner of the vessel Norman and his first mate (name escapes me) were such fantastic hosts. Are you passionate about the idea of spending half a day or longer sailing in the blue waters and sunny skies of Bonaire but a little apprehensive about several hours trapped on the small confines of a slow-moving sailboat with strangers? No problem Capt. Norman and his then first mate a young and pretty lady from the Netherlands living in Bonaire now could not have been kinder more friendly fun individuals to spend time with and we not only enjoyed the sailing experience but sincerely enjoyed their company as well as Norm regaled us with some anecdotes of his sailing adventures around the Caribbean.

Prior to leaving dock Norman asks if you have any specific requests or wishes where you might like to go or what activities you are interested in doing and he seems willing to fulfil whatever your reasonable desires may be which include sailing in any direction north south or west and depending on the length of your excursion can be several locations throughout your day.

While you can choose the length of your sailing excursion for private outings we opted for a 6-hour tour from 9AM till 3PM. Norman even offers scuba diving option and will accompany you diving if requested. We booked online directly via the SoloBon web site via Credit Card with no issues. All inquiries and prearrival correspondences with SoloBon via email were promptly replied to and super cordial.

Upon motoring out of the protection of the little harbour where SoloBon is docked Norman killed the intrusive noise of the motor and hoisted the sails which quickly caught the swift wind and we began the days adventure as we sliced through the deep blue water and headed straight for a mooring off the southern side of Little Klein Bonaire. While my better half soaked up some rays topside on the deck of the Phoenix sipping her chilled Cava sparkling wine served by the very attentive first mate Norman accompanied me on a great 54 minute bottom time single tank morning dive on a great site. You must provide your own dive gear.

Post dive for a couple of the early morning hours the wind had really kicked up and Capt. Norman even mentioned he was reading some of the highest gusts of wind (36 knots) he's ever been out on an excursion during with guests in Bonaire yet the Phoenix sailed straight and true with minimal discomfort cutting through the very choppy seas at this point as Norman sailed us towards Bonaire main island once again and around some dark looking weather out in the distance to the north as well as the south. Although my wife and I both took Dramamine I was impressed how smooth the vessel handled the very choppy seas and did not even feel it was all that bad despite Norman mentioning how high the winds actually were. Felt like perfect sailing weather to me.

Quick early dive behind us we were offered a variety of cold thirst quenching libations to sip on and enjoy including beer wine (regular and sparkling) and even delicious Gin and Tonics throughout the day. We opted for paying the slight upcharge per person for the 'Extra & more luxury bites' option to upgrade the food items from what they normally serve during excursions. We were served I think 6 or so small bite courses and enjoyed the food offerings very much which were served approximately every hour or so though the first mate was attentive in checking with us if we were ready for another course before bringing us any food. I forget exactly the food items we were served but I recall a soft tortilla wrap cheese sandwich type item a Salmon appetizer a sliced crusty bread course (with olive oil olive tapenade and curry chicken salad) a small quiche square some warm soup some fresh cantaloupe and I think a dessert type item that slips my mind what it was.

After departing Little Kline and after a short time sailing back towards Bonaire main island and tacking our way around distant bad weather the wind died down to normal levels the sun was bright and high in the sky and the weather was near perfect for the remainder of the day where we managed to squeeze in two separate 30 minute snorkeling stops before eventually making our return trip to land by 3PM. While we had our own dive/snorkle gear Norman appears to have a supply of snorkle gear on board.

All in all we found the private excursion well worth the hefty price if you can afford it it was a nice indulgence and the memory of a lifetime we'll carry with us forever. Not sure what was customery but while we did not tip the owner since that is not common in the US to tip the owner of the business we did tip the first mate a well deserved generious tip. We would most definitely use SoloBon again and recommend to others.

Dreamer608619 
Great day of sailing and snorkeling Great day of sailing and snorkeling Great day of sailing and snorkeling Great day of sailing and snorkeling Great day of sailing and snorkeling
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Dreamer608619 wrote on tripadvisor:
11-01-2020


Great day of sailing and snorkeling..


My family of 8 (we range in age from 29 to 70) had a great day sailing with Norman and Madeleine. It was the highlight of our week in Bonaire. Norman and Madeleine were perfect hosts. Madeleine was always ready with drinks and snacks. We sailed up the west coast of Bonaire and spent an hour snorkeling a the thousand steps site. We then sailed to Klein Bonaire for another hour of snorkeling. Madeleine then brought out a perfect light lunch with very tasty treats brie drinks tapas etc. It was a great day and we would recommend it highly. Thanks Norman and Madeleine!!

Colorlady 
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
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Colorlady wrote on tripadvisor:
31-12-2019


Loved it!..


We had a wonderful time sailing and snorkeling with Solobon! Norman and his first mate went out of their way to ensure we had a good experience.We had many delicious snacks and drinks were offered regularly. Norman is fun! He has a great sense of humor. The snorkeling off the boat was fantastic and after Norman hosed off our gear. I highly recommend!!

Javaginger 
Perfect day of sailing and snorkeling Perfect day of sailing and snorkeling Perfect day of sailing and snorkeling Perfect day of sailing and snorkeling Perfect day of sailing and snorkeling
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Javaginger wrote on tripadvisor:
30-12-2019


Perfect day of sailing and snorkeling..


Norman and Madeline were wonderful hosts aboard the Phoenix. They took great care of us! I would highly recommend this trip for a relaxing and enjoyable day.

Vacationer585652 
SoloBon sailing SoloBon sailing SoloBon sailing SoloBon sailing SoloBon sailing
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Vacationer585652 wrote on tripadvisor:
24-12-2019


SoloBon sailing..


We had a great sail and snorkeling trip with them. I would highly recommend them. Food was also great I think is was homemade.

Jerry Chadwick

Highway31 
Go sail! Go sail! Go sail! Go sail! Go sail! Go sail! Go sail! Go sail! Go sail! Go sail!
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Highway31 wrote on tripadvisor:
13-11-2019


Go sail! Go sail!..


This summer marked our second private sunset cruise with Norman Emma and SoloBon. We went with a group of friends and it was fantastic. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks were provided as well as the great company of our hosts!

The cruise didn't disappoint we also sailed with SoloBon during our annual winter trip to Bonaire where the same excellent sailing trip and customer service were provided.

We definitely recommend SoloBon Sailing!

Jhawleyjr 
FANTASTIC DAY SAILING FANTASTIC DAY SAILING FANTASTIC DAY SAILING FANTASTIC DAY SAILING FANTASTIC DAY SAILING
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Jhawleyjr wrote on tripadvisor:
10-11-2019


FANTASTIC DAY SAILING..


Norm and his crew were so great. A relaxing day with snorkeling and sailing on his spotless sailboat! He picked us up at cruise ship and took us straight to sailboat. We were served gourmet snacks and drinks all day! What a perfect day in Bonaire.

Laura G 
Fantastic day! Fantastic day! Fantastic day! Fantastic day! Fantastic day!
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Laura G wrote on tripadvisor:
15-09-2019


Fantastic day!..


Captain Norman and first mate were friendly informative and helpful. The boat was beautiful and the snorkeling spots we went to were perfect. Can't recommend enough.

Thomas Y 
Terrific 4-hour Bonaire Sail & Snorkel Terrific 4-hour Bonaire Sail & Snorkel Terrific 4-hour Bonaire Sail & Snorkel Terrific 4-hour Bonaire Sail & Snorkel Terrific 4-hour Bonaire Sail & Snorkel
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Thomas Y wrote on tripadvisor:
20-08-2019


Terrific 4-hour Bonaire Sail & Snorkel..


Our family of 15 visited Bonaire the second week of August from Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. Having a large group we booked a private 4-hour morning charter on the Phoenix' a 45.2-foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey. The Phoenix easily accommodated our group of 15 family members their web site says that it can accommodate up to 20 guests.

Our 4-hour tour included two snorkel stops. The first stop near the Andrea 1 & 2 dive sites was a short leisurely sail up the Bonaire coast from Port Bonaire (where the Phoenix is docked). While snorkeling we saw an incredible variety of tropical fish beautiful coral and some sea turtles. The second snorkeling stop was a short sail (half a mile?) to Klein Bonaire which offered an equally diverse amount of fish and sea turtles.

A special shout-out to Captain Norman a few of our family members are prone to seasickness and Captain Norman was careful to keep the sailing smooth during the entire 4 hours. Not only that he came prepared with seasickness pills for anyone who wanted to take one just in case. Also a special thank you to first mates Emma and Noortje who both took very good care of us. In particular Emma was a excellent snorkel guide at both snorkel sites showing us where to swim at each site and pointing out sea turtles and interesting fish to all the snorkelers.

There were plenty of food and drinks on board. As SoloBon's web site points out they provide a surprising snack every hour we were fed yummy wraps quiche fruit and cookies.

Thank you to Captain Norman and mates Emma and Noortje who showed us an amazing time!

Kimmie0765 
Another gr8 day on the Phoenix!! Another gr8 day on the Phoenix!! Another gr8 day on the Phoenix!! Another gr8 day on the Phoenix!! Another gr8 day on the Phoenix!!
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Kimmie0765 wrote on tripadvisor:
09-08-2019


Another gr8 day on the Phoenix!!..


This was our second sailing onboard The Phoenix. We enjoyed it so much we decided to do it again this year. Norman and Mark were great hosts. The food was very good and the drinks were flowing!! We will do it again next year if we take another cruise that stops at Bonaire. Thanks Norman!!!

Cjtriprpf 
Bonaire vanaf het water Bonaire vanaf het water Bonaire vanaf het water Bonaire vanaf het water Bonaire vanaf het water
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Cjtriprpf wrote on tripadvisor:
23-07-2019


Bonaire vanaf het water..


Een zondag om 16.30 uur aan boord van de Phoenix voor zeiltrip langs de kust van Bonaire.
Net de wind in de Fok komen er dolfijnen langs Kapitein Norman keerde direct het schip om met de vissen mee te varen wat een geweldig zicht dat ze net voor de boeg uit het water springen beter kan de tocht niet beginnen.
Waterweg weer vervolgen en tijd voor een hapje en drankje.
Heerlijke wrap en warme quiche komen uit de kombuis wat een leven.
Je vaart langs de kust waar je de luxe huizen van hun beste kant ziet.
Tijd om op een rustige plek Ariana 1 & 2 aan de mooring te gaan
om wat te zwemmen en te snorkelen spullen zijn aan boord.
Met een mooie zonsondergang en de wind weer in de zeilen varen we rustig terug.
Het is donker en opeens verschijnen er lichtpuntjes in het water de Ostracods klopt het is 5 dagen na volle maan wat een mooi gezicht hoeveel geluk kan een mens hebben?
Terug in de haven nog even na genietend een rode lichtbal boven klein bonaire maak vlug een wens nou die was al in vervulling gegaan hoor Phoenix Norman en crew bedankt voor deze Solobon Sailing

25randyel 
Private Sunset Sailing Private Sunset Sailing Private Sunset Sailing Private Sunset Sailing Private Sunset Sailing
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25randyel wrote on tripadvisor:
17-04-2019


Private Sunset Sailing..


Perfect from start to finish. Service vessel crew and the beautiful sunset. Solobon is top notch. If you are in Bonaire and looking for a sailing option look no further.

Awpphd 
First Rate Sail and Snorkel First Rate Sail and Snorkel First Rate Sail and Snorkel First Rate Sail and Snorkel First Rate Sail and Snorkel
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Awpphd wrote on tripadvisor:
23-03-2019


First Rate Sail and Snorkel..


We did a private sail with Captain Norman and First Mate Mark while in Bonaire two weeks ago. A wonderful sail around Klein Bonaire with a beautiful snorkel break. We dodged showers and found the sun in time to snorkel at 1000 Steps. Appetizers beverages and brisk winds made for a terrific way to spend the morning. We highly recommend SoloBon to all!

MCBooky 
Smooth sailing Smooth sailing Smooth sailing Smooth sailing Smooth sailing
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MCBooky wrote on tripadvisor:
19-03-2019


Smooth sailing..


A great excursion. We did the two snorkel dives. Captain was very knowledgable on the history of Bonaire and the sea life which he shared throughout the day. The team was very contentious about everyone's safety and the safety of the sea life. Because I get sea sick very easily I sat at the front of the boat however the ride was so smooth. (even though it was very windy) that I felt fine. The sealife we saw was incredible. Highly recommend this excursion

Jay 
Fantastic Expereince Fantastic Expereince Fantastic Expereince Fantastic Expereince Fantastic Expereince
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Jay wrote on tripadvisor:
13-03-2019


Fantastic Expereince..


Captain Norman and First Mate Mark made the afternoon sailing/snorkeling experience fantastic. Norman told us the history of Bonaire and the salt making operation. A great peaceful way to spend an afternoon. A++

Laura G 
Espetculo! Espetculo! Espetculo! Espetculo! Espetculo!
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Laura G wrote on tripadvisor:
05-02-2019


Espetculo!..


As horas passam s que vc note. O contraste do fundo de 6 a 8 metros com logo ao lado mais de 200 m. Riqueza natural em guias extremamente claras. Nada se compara a Bonaire em termos de mergulho.

Tim Marshall 
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Tim Marshall wrote on google:
03-02-2019


They are the best on the water!! Use these guys for your sailing experience for sure!!! Very personal. It feels like you own the boat!!. Thanks cap norman and first mate mark! See you both again soon!

SR22 
Great Job Captain Norman! Great Job Captain Norman! Great Job Captain Norman! Great Job Captain Norman! Great Job Captain Norman!
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SR22 wrote on tripadvisor:
23-01-2019


Great Job Captain Norman!..


An outstanding sail around Klein Bonaire. First mate Mark served wonderful appetizers (way better than we were expecting) and helped Captain Norman with the sailing lines. The whole trip was relaxing and fun. We saw the full moon rise just as we were sailing back to the marina. They provided transportation to/from our hotel.

RolandPe 
Schnorcheln und Segeln mit der ganzen Familie Schnorcheln und Segeln mit der ganzen Familie Schnorcheln und Segeln mit der ganzen Familie Schnorcheln und Segeln mit der ganzen Familie Schnorcheln und Segeln mit der ganzen Familie
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RolandPe wrote on tripadvisor:
23-01-2019


Schnorcheln und Segeln mit der ganzen Familie..


Wir waren an Silvester 2018 mit der ganzen Familie auf dem Segelschiff. Groeltern Kinder und Enkelkinder (6 Erwachsene und 3 Kinder) Es war einfach nur traumhaft. Wir hatten eine private Tour gebucht und wurden vom Kapitn und dem Schiffsjungen mit Snacks und Getrnken verwhnt.
Vor Bonaire und Klein Bonaire kreuzte das Schiff lautlos. Badepausen und Schnorcheln. Flossen Taucherbrillen und Schnorcheln wurden uns zur Verfgung gestellt. Wir hatten alle unseren Spa ganz besonders die Kinder.
Vielen Dank dafr.

Jean S 
Wonderful adventure Wonderful adventure Wonderful adventure Wonderful adventure Wonderful adventure
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Jean S wrote on tripadvisor:
23-01-2019


Wonderful adventure..


We booked a private sail and snorkel with Captain Norman for a group of 7 adults. It was a wonderful day. There was plenty of room for all of us and Captain norm and his crew kept us well fed and hydrated throughout the day. It was a wonderful day of sun diving and great food. They were wonderful hosts and the boat was really nice.

Tracey Smart 
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Tracey Smart wrote on google:
17-01-2019


An amazing day sailing and snorkeling. Norman and Balentine were great hosts. The food was different, fun and delicious. The snorkeling was some of the best I've done anywhere in the Caribbean.

Jennifer O 
Great day exploring Bonaire Great day exploring Bonaire Great day exploring Bonaire Great day exploring Bonaire Great day exploring Bonaire
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Jennifer O wrote on tripadvisor:
04-01-2019


Great day exploring Bonaire..


We were very impressed with Captain Norman and his crew. He met us at our cruise ship port and drove us to his beautiful 45ft sailboat. From there our family of 12 enjoyed a 1/2 day sailing excursion with two snorkeling stops. The snorkeling was amazing! They pampered us with food and drinks and were very attentive to our every need. Even our 76 year old folks snorkeled and were comfortable on the boat. It was a very memorable day!

Dennis K 
An excellent sailing and snorkling experience An excellent sailing and snorkling experience An excellent sailing and snorkling experience An excellent sailing and snorkling experience An excellent sailing and snorkling experience
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Dennis K wrote on tripadvisor:
26-12-2018


An excellent sailing and snorkling experience..


We are so happy we booked with SoloBon for a sailing and snorkeling excursion. We were on the RCL's Navigator of the Seas on 11/29/18. We were a party of 4 and everything went so smooth it was so relaxing and adventurous. Captain Norman was awesome. His sailboat the Phoenix is pristine and so comfortable. There was plenty of room for our party of 4 and the accommodations were outstanding. We were treated the best snorkeling experience we have ever been on. The fish and coral we experienced was breathtaking. During the sailing we were treated to multiple rounds of snacks and an open bar. Captain Norman gave us an interesting tour and was very knowledgeable of Bonaire's history. Our First Mate Valentine was also impressive. He handled the sails and served us our snacks and drinks and during our snorkeling he captured it on a Go Pro. AND he did this all with a smile and enthusiasm. If you are ever in Bonaire and are looking for a private sailing trip I highly recommend Solobon Sailing. A big thank you to Norman and Valentine for making this an excursion that we will be talking about for a long time.

Jdgoddess 
Must Do! Must Do! Must Do! Must Do! Must Do!
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Jdgoddess wrote on tripadvisor:
25-12-2018


Must Do!..


We did the full moon sail to Klein Island with snorkeling. It was awesome. The snack food looked great and my partner enjoyed it but due to my food allergies I didn't try anything. The crew was very professional and knowledgeable. A really good value.

ChristelduMee 
Great Sailing Great Sailing Great Sailing Great Sailing Great Sailing
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ChristelduMee wrote on tripadvisor:
23-12-2018


Great Sailing..


We did the fullmoon trip. Lobed every minute of it.
Very relaxed sailing . Great snorkling behind klein Bonaire.
Food was delicious . It was an amazing experience... thanks for that

Dustin C 
A wonderful new venture A wonderful new venture A wonderful new venture A wonderful new venture A wonderful new venture
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Dustin C wrote on tripadvisor:
21-12-2018


A wonderful new venture..


The Phoenix (sp?) is owned by a man truly passionate about creating a wonderful experience. His 1st mate is equally dedicated to learning sailing and the required customer service.

5 of us chose the sunset G&T cruise with extra food to make it a "light dinner" $425 total. Worth every cent and the light dinner left us all full with food left on the table. The drinks were excellent and strong enough to feel but not strong enough to be overpowering taste wise.

They kept us entertained with stories about the island as well. Overall it was a wonderful time and we'll return on our next trip to Bonaire.

Marcea H 
First rate crew First rate crew First rate crew First rate crew First rate crew
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Marcea H wrote on tripadvisor:
18-12-2018


First rate crew..


Had a wonderful day diving/snorkeling/sailing on the Phoenix. As the lone snorkeler in a family of divers I loved that after the family took off into the depths Norman jumped in with me and showed me the sights as well. The snacks were much better than average fair and we felt catered to and spoiled. Highly recommend.

JohnandCath 
A great morning on the water with Norman and Valentine A great morning on the water with Norman and Valentine A great morning on the water with Norman and Valentine A great morning on the water with Norman and Valentine A great morning on the water with Norman and Valentine
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JohnandCath wrote on tripadvisor:
16-12-2018


A great morning on the water with Norman and Valentine..


We booked a private morning sail for two couples for the morning of Nov 29th 2018. We were visiting Bonaire on the RCL Navigator of the Seas. Communications inquiring about the sail booking it and setting up to meet us in Bonaire were excellent. Norman the boat owner picked us up at the cruise ship dock and drove us the 3 or 4 minutes to the marina where his sailboat the Pheonix was docked. We ditched our shoes at the dock and 5 minutes later we were sailing. Norman gave us a lot of history and perspective about Bonaire as we sailed. We made our way to Klein Island and snorkeled for about an hour - the variety and number of fish we saw was just outstanding. Best snorkeling spot of anything any of us had previously encountered. His sailboat was clean comfortable and had plenty of shade. It was more than enough room for our party of 4.

Along the way we were treated to snacks and an open bar. Valentine who assisted Norman was an interesting young man in his own right and he handled the sails as well as looked after our well being while we were snorkeling. Norman and Valentine recorded our activities on a GoPro and sent an e-mail link to the pictures.

All in all it was a fantastic morning that we'll not soon forget. We were so impressed with Bonaire that we're going to look into visiting the island for more than just a one day stop over. If we do I most certainly will look into again booking with Norman and Solobon Sailing. Thanks Guys from John Cathy Dennis and Heidi.

Erica B 
Doen! Doen! Doen! Doen! Doen!
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Erica B wrote on tripadvisor:
02-12-2018


Doen!..


Heerlijke zeiltocht gemaakt met Norman en Valentijn. Heerlijk gesnorkeld voor het rif van klein Bonaire en voorbij de zoutpier. Schitterend wat je allemaal te zien krijgt. Onze gastheer deed er alles aan om het ons naar de zin te maken met leuke wetenswaardigheden over het eiland en heerlijke hapjes en drankjes. Wil je niet snorkelen? Ga dan lekker zonnen op het voordek geniet van de prachtige omgeving en bekijk Bonaire eens van de andere kant!
Bedankt voor de mooie trip!

Roberto 
A wonderful sunset experience A wonderful sunset experience A wonderful sunset experience A wonderful sunset experience A wonderful sunset experience
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Roberto wrote on tripadvisor:
28-11-2018


A wonderful sunset experience..


Solobon offers an attractively priced well-organized opportunity to see Bonaire from the Ocean. We were looking for a relaxing sailing trip with some drinks and good food and got exactly that with a beautiful moon overhead by the end of it. The captain and first mate were courteous and knowledgeable about the area and what we were seeing as well as very professional in terms of safety and staying on top of the ship. Both were really good with our daughter who even got to steer the ship for a while (which made her day). She's still talking about how much fun she had sailing a week later.

It's also a really nice ship with all of the amenities you'd hope for. We didn't want to snorkel on this trip in particular but I imagine that would be really nice for people starting earlier in the day.

Eveline B 
Heerlijke middag Heerlijke middag Heerlijke middag Heerlijke middag Heerlijke middag
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Eveline B wrote on tripadvisor:
19-11-2018


Heerlijke middag..


Met solobon zeilen is een garantie voor een heerlijke dag.
De boot ziet er goed uit. Ruim schoon en genoeg zitplaatsen. In de schaduw of voorop op lekkere kussens.
Goed verzorgd. Lekker eten en voldoende koude drankjes.

Aanrader!

A032699 
Perfect day of sailing & snorkeling! Perfect day of sailing & snorkeling! Perfect day of sailing & snorkeling! Perfect day of sailing & snorkeling! Perfect day of sailing & snorkeling!
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A032699 wrote on tripadvisor:
14-10-2018


Perfect day of sailing & snorkeling! ..


We recently joined SoloBon Sailing for a day of sightseeing & snorkeling while in Bonaire for a day with a Celebrity Cruise. The entire day was awesome and so easy Norman & Jasper greeted us at the pier as we walked off the cruise ship and gave us rides in their cars to the sailboat about 5 min away. They couldn't have been any friendlier or nicer. The sailboat is beautiful very clean with covered space to sit for those who like shade and also space to sit up front for better views in the sun. Norman & Jasper gave us a wonderful day. We sailed up to 1000 Steps area for our first snorkel stop and then over to Klein for our 2nd stop. They were willing to assist or guide anyone with snorkeling and provided snorkel equipment that was clean & in excellent condition. They offered us wonderful snacks & cold beverages throughout the day service was the best. We all loved everything about it and would highly recommend SoloBon Sailing for anyone looking for a private & relaxing day on the water in Bonaire. They topped it off by putting a short video together to capture our wonderful day and shared it after the trip. Anyone looking for an extra special day in Bonaire should contact Norman at SoloBon. I would most definitely do this trip again when visiting Bonaire!!

Dushi_Jolanda 
AWESOME !!! AWESOME !!! AWESOME !!! AWESOME !!! AWESOME !!!
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Dushi_Jolanda wrote on tripadvisor:
14-10-2018


AWESOME !!!..


As a birthday present for my husband I arranged a private sailing with Solobon from 12 till after sunset. We were with a group of 5 but the boat is big enough for 12 persons (or even more). During the day Emma made several films and photos and took very good care of us with plenty of snacks and drinks. Captain Norman is a great guy and let us also help (only if we wanted to). We went sailing along the coast of Bonaire and stopped twice for snorkeling. After several days we received a film that Emma made for us that is a really great physical memory of a great day on the water. Solobon Sailing offers various trips. We definitely will do the sunset sailing soon!!

Matthijs_uit_Meppel 
Geweldige dag op het water Geweldige dag op het water Geweldige dag op het water Geweldige dag op het water Geweldige dag op het water
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Matthijs_uit_Meppel wrote on tripadvisor:
14-10-2018


Geweldige dag op het water..


We hebben vanaf 12 uur de boot gehuurd als verjaardagscadeau. Het is een prachtige grote boot opstappen in de haven van Plaza Resort. Het was echt een super gezellige dag op het water met kapitein Norman en de mooie Emma die alles verzorgde. Het eten was super: onder andere zalmwraps kipwraps en Gazpacho. Aan boord zijn voldoende snorkels en finnen handdoek wel zelf meenemen. Ter afsluiting hebben we nog met Norman en Emma wat in de haven gedronken. Een aantal dagen na onze trip ontvingen we een film die Emma van ons gemaakt heeft. Dat is een mooie aandenken aan een geweldige dag op het water. Dankjewel Norman en Emma groetjes Matthijs.

Jasper van Wanrooy 
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Jasper van Wanrooy wrote on google:
14-10-2018


In August my girlfriend and I joined captain Norman and his girlfriend and first mate Emma on a full day sailing trip to Slagbaai National Park. It was an amazing experience. Lots of space on deck for everyone. It was very good sailing with the Jeanneau 45 at first in the calm waters of the bay and also just around the corner to the national park. At the park we have been snorkeling for a while. The captain knew all the best spots and things to look out for. Very nice.
Thank you Norman and Emma! Will definitely join you guys again!

Jannesstrik1951 
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Jannesstrik1951 wrote on google:
07-10-2018


(Translated by Google) Super nice day on the Caribbean water with full sails, perfect crew and seen a lot. Turtle, flying fish, tuna above water and a pod of dolphins frolicking.

(Original) Super mooie dag op het caribische water met volle zeilen, perfecte bemanning en veel gezien. Schildpad, vliegende vissen, tonijn boven water uit en een groep dollende dolfijnen.

Naraysca C 
Super Chic Super Chic Super Chic Super Chic Super Chic
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Naraysca C wrote on tripadvisor:
20-09-2018


Super Chic..


Wat hebben wij ontzettend genoten... klein groepje (Liza ik en een ander gezin van 6 peraonen)... Heerlijk verwend aan boord... goede uitleg... ik kan niets meer zeggen dat als je op Bonaire bent is deze trip zeker de moeite waard!!!

Lusinda v 
Great time!!! Great time!!! Great time!!! Great time!!! Great time!!!
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Lusinda v wrote on tripadvisor:
19-09-2018


Great time!!!..


We went with a group of 9 sailing and snorkelling..
Really nice boat with lots of space and easy excess in and out of the water..
Decent and clean toilet on board! Snorkelling in Bonaire is average very nice! Norman took us behind the little island "little Bonaire".. I saw lots of fish and nothing less then 3 turtles and an eagle ray. We had a great time and Norman and Emma are doing a great job! Very friendly and helpful captains.

Robinsouilljee92 
Full moon sail Full moon sail Full moon sail Full moon sail Full moon sail
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Robinsouilljee92 wrote on tripadvisor:
19-09-2018


Full moon sail..


Had an awesome afternoon with soms friends on the boat. We went sound klein Bonaire and stoppen at the back for some snorkeling. They had nice drinks and snacks on board. Also the captain and his girlfriend who helped us with everything are really nice people who you can laugh with.
Definitally going again some time when i have Friends over :)

Kim v 
High level service on a beautiful boat ! High level service on a beautiful boat ! High level service on a beautiful boat ! High level service on a beautiful boat ! High level service on a beautiful boat !
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Kim v wrote on tripadvisor:
17-09-2018


High level service on a beautiful boat !..


This sunset sail trip was a great way to spend time with friends! Very good service (high level food (!) and drinks) was there to make it perfect. Thank you Norman!

Marc V 
Heerlijk dagje op zee met Solobonsailing Heerlijk dagje op zee met Solobonsailing Heerlijk dagje op zee met Solobonsailing Heerlijk dagje op zee met Solobonsailing Heerlijk dagje op zee met Solobonsailing
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Marc V wrote on tripadvisor:
02-09-2018


Heerlijk dagje op zee met Solobonsailing..


Een heerlijke dagtrip met een luxe zeiljacht en een gezellige en vakbekwame crew.
Rond 9 uur schtends vertrek van uit de haven van Plaza Resort voeren we richting het noorden naar het schitterende washington slagbaai. Het is geweldig om de kustlijn van Bonaire te volgen rond het middag uur kom je aan in slagbaai en daar wordt aangemeerd waarna je kunt snorkelen zwemmenzonnebaden of gewoon lekker niets.:-)
daarna wordt er een lekkere lunch geserveerd en ook d edorstige mens wordt absoluut niet vergeten van soft drinks tot een kleien cocktail alles is aan boord.
Rond 14 uur varen we weer terug naar Kralendijk. Onder het genot van een zacht muziekje snacks en drinken komen we rond 18.00 uur aan lekker uitgewaaid en genoten van een heerlijk dagje op zee crew van Solooin sailing bedankt!

Boschjes 
What a wonderful day! What a wonderful day! What a wonderful day! What a wonderful day! What a wonderful day!
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Boschjes wrote on tripadvisor:
08-08-2018


What a wonderful day!..


Great day with Norman!
Splendid food and drinks!
Lovely sailing around Klein Bonaire and a beautiful snorkel stop!
We will do it again next time!

SousouDelaya 
Great trip - perfect way to discover Bonaire and have a good time with family/friends Great trip - perfect way to discover Bonaire and have a good time with family/friends Great trip - perfect way to discover Bonaire and have a good time with family/friends Great trip - perfect way to discover Bonaire and have a good time with family/friends Great trip - perfect way to discover Bonaire and have a good time with family/friends
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SousouDelaya wrote on tripadvisor:
07-08-2018


Great trip - perfect way to discover Bonaire and have a good time with family/friends..


We sailed in the morning from the Marina up to Slagbaai Bonaire where we snorkeled and had lunch before sailing back.
Norman and Emma were fantastic - friendly knowledgeable about Bonaire's history and sites of interests and keen to accommodate our needs. Worth noting that Norman was available and responsive on Whatsapp/email/phone which made it possible to organise just the we dreamt of!

Han ten Winkel 
The captain and boat you are looking for! The captain and boat you are looking for! The captain and boat you are looking for! The captain and boat you are looking for! The captain and boat you are looking for!
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Han ten Winkel wrote on tripadvisor:
18-06-2018


The captain and boat you are looking for!..


Norman is a very easy going Captain who will pay attention to your wishes in where you want to go and what you want to see. The boat is very spacious and easy to move on. Lot's of info about the island and great snorkel spot behind the the little island "klein Bonaire". Food is excellent. Ice cold caribe beers and if you like a fresh made cappuccino!!!! We loved it.. Great tour..

Thank you NORMAN!!

Vera T 
One of the best sailing charters we have had the privilege of taking! One of the best sailing charters we have had the privilege of taking! One of the best sailing charters we have had the privilege of taking! One of the best sailing charters we have had the privilege of taking! One of the best sailing charters we have had the privilege of taking!
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Vera T wrote on tripadvisor:
13-06-2018


One of the best sailing charters we have had the privilege of taking!..


From the beginning when i first contacted Norman he was so easy going and friendly. Our time with him on the yacht was no different. He wanted to cater to us in every way. My boys wanted to fish so he brought fishing poles and we fished. I told him i had gluten sensitivities and he accomadated me with a delicious meal. My men also had a great meal....there was lots of food. Wherever we wanted to go or whatever we wanted to do Norman was game for it. I highly recommend Norman and Solobon Sailing!

Bjl62 
Dagtocht Washington Slagbaai Dagtocht Washington Slagbaai Dagtocht Washington Slagbaai Dagtocht Washington Slagbaai Dagtocht Washington Slagbaai
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Bjl62 wrote on tripadvisor:
07-06-2018


Dagtocht Washington Slagbaai..


Compleet verzorgde trip met duiken naar Washington Slagbaaidat leek ons wel wat.
Prachtige boot van alle gemakken voorzien en gezellig personeel die zorgen dat je niets tekort komt
Het was een perfecte dag en zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.

DonPedroBonaire 
Lekker uitwaaien! Lekker uitwaaien! Lekker uitwaaien! Lekker uitwaaien! Lekker uitwaaien!
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DonPedroBonaire wrote on tripadvisor:
07-06-2018


Lekker uitwaaien!..


De sunset en full moon trip was geweldig. The Phoenix is een heerlijke boot om op uit te waaien en te relaxen. Kapitein Norman deed alles om het zijn gasten naar de zin te maken en dat is hem uitstekend gelukt. Lekkere en originele hapjes op de koop toe. Gaan we zeker nog een keer doen!

Susannehutman 
Sunsetcruise Sunsetcruise Sunsetcruise Sunsetcruise
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Susannehutman wrote on tripadvisor:
02-06-2018


Sunsetcruise..


Ontzettend genoten van onze geheel verzorgde sunsetcruise. Fijne crew en lekker eten en drinken. Absoluut een aanrader!

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