Please find following the answers to the most common questions we receive. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question that is not answered here.
No, you do not need a license to drive our rental boats in Bonaire, but you do need to be at least 18 years of age. We give you a thorough explanation, and the boats are very easy to drive.
That depends entirely on how you drive the boat and what you use her for. You will use a lot more fuel wakeboarding or driving at top speeds than you will cruising around or fishing. The usual fuel charge is between $20 and $40, and can run up to $75 if you drive the boat at full power all day.
Yes, you will need to have a valid Marine Park tag for anything that you do on, in or under the waters of Bonaire, unless you are a resident. It is a one-time fee of $10 which is valid for a calendar year. You can buy the tag from us or use the one you have already bought. More information here: www.bmp.org
Yes, every boat is equipped with life jackets and we will provide you with special life jackets for little kids if needed.
No, we can provide you with all that you need for free; lines, water-skis, wakeboards, kneeboards, life jackets, cool boxes, and fishing rods.
Yes, you do need to leave a deposit with us. The deposit is either a signed credit card slip for $700, or $500 in cash which is returned to you when you bring the boat back undamaged. Apart from not following the rules and running your boat aground, there is not much you can do to damage the boats.
Yes, we accept Master Card or Visa and most banking cards. We do require an extra charge of 7% for all credit card payments, however, and it is therefore cheaper to pay with cash.
We do not accept American Express credit cards.
You are liable for the damage you cause, and you will need to sign a liability waiver as is usual in connection with sports or activities where there is some risk. The most frequent damage is to the propeller and caused by running aground. If you use common sense, adhere to the rules and refrain from getting too close to the shore, there is really not much that can happen.
The driver needs to be at least 18 years of age.
You can go North as far as the northernmost residential development and South as far as the Salt Pier, and to No Name Beach on Klein Bonaire.
You can use any of the mooring buoys provided within that area.
You may not drive the boat onto any of the beaches as that will damage the engine and propeller and you may not moor the boat on any of the piers along the coast.
You may not anchor the boat anywhere unless you are in an emergency as that will damage the protected coral reefs.
Please stay well clear of the light blue water as it may be too shallow, and to avoid swimmers and surfacing divers.
You can download a map at the bottom of this page.
No, diving from rental boats is not allowed on the island. There are plenty of great diving facilities with fantastic boat dives on the island and we are not allowed and do not want to take away their business.
We try to be as flexible as possible and will try and accommodate special requests when we can. Having said that, we are unable to be at the marina all day, so often we must insist that you pick up and return the boats at the stated times.
There is someone at the marina from 08:45 till 09:15, 12:45 till 13:15, and 17:45 till 18:15.
We will, however, make special arrangements for locals and return customers where possible.
You have come to the right place! We also run the only professional big game fishing boat on the island www.fishingbonaire.com and we will explain exactly how you will catch a fish - and give you the right gear.
Yes, if you use common sense, renting a boat is a very safe activity. Our boats are equipped with top of the line Yamaha engines, life vests, bilge pumps, and they are built for the job they have to perform.
It makes sense to bring a lot to drink, strong sun protection, and a mobile phone if you have one.
We most certainly do. We will happily supply you with a coolbox. You will have to bring your own ice, but there are several stores that supply ice close by.
Our boats are licensed to carry six persons.
We are the cheapest!
There is no other way to say it, it costs significantly less to rent from us.
Our boats are made for their job!
Our boats were made to use and they can handle a pounding. Whether you use them to cruise, wakeboard, or land a big fish, they will perform.
We are easy to find!
You can park close to the boats so you do not have to carry all your gear and coolboxes halfway across the island.
Download this map of Bonaire to see the diversity of places you can visit with your own little rental boat!download our pdf map
- Le Grand Bleu
Fishing Charters & Boat Rentals
Harbour Village Marina
Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
- Phone : +599 786 1228
- Phone : +599 795 1139
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