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Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure

Discover mangrove forests with an experienced guide as you gently glide through the crystal-clear waters of the National Park at Lac Bay. These sheltered mangrove canopies, declared a National Park Preserve by the Bonairean government, can only be visited with a trained guide. These are the nurseries of the coral reefs and create essential breeding grounds for birds. Your boat trip takes you through shallow waters, slipping through narrow canals, making it possible to see a great deal of marine life right from the boat. This is a noise-free experience aboard an electrically powered boat. With room for only eight people, it is an exclusive experience.Notes:Bring a towel, hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Minimum age is 6 years. Maximum weight is 250 lbs. Guests with mobility limitations, leg injuries, chest injuries and/or recovering from surgery are not allowed to participate. There are steps at the Mangrove Centre. National Park laws prohibit the building of docks and piers; you will step into the boat directly from the water. Wear footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. The boat embarkation area can be wet, muddy and slippery.
Average Customer Rating:
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5 out of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure
Review 1 for Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:November 17, 2014
papayo
Location:Florida
Cruise Date Year:2014
Cruise Date Month:November
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Small group tour. Excellent tour, just as described.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Not Exciting at all

Date:May 1, 2012
Lonewolf
Location:Welland, Ontario, Canada
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
If you like a quiet relaxing boat ride then this would be for you. It was a very slow tour and nothing exciting happened at all. Our guide was very informative and told us a lot of information about the Mangroves. However at times I felt like she was talking to a group of 6 year olds. The ride to the Mangrove center was very rough and bumpy on old dirt roads. You have to enter the boat from the water so be sure to wear proper footwear that can get wet.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
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1out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Learn alot about the Mangrove forest

Date:April 25, 2012
Pattyboo
Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We had a great guide. She was very informative about the mangrove forest and the place it has in protecting the sea life and coast line. There are only eight people on the boat so it is comfortable, you can see and hear everything. The van ride there is a little rough as some of the drive is on unpaved road, but it is really not bad and we did get to see quite a few flamingos. Be sure to wear flip-flops as you have to walk in some shallow water to get into the small boat.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best Trained Guide Ever!

Date:April 25, 2012
TexasDavid7
Location:Texas
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This is not a quiet stroll in a park so understand there are insects, heat, and you will have wet feet if not a wet behind. You will also enjoy being in nature so relax. If you don't want to be wet or sweaty, stay in the harbor.
Our guide was the best that we have ever had on any excursion. She is Dutch and the rest of our group was Dutch so we had a bit of a language problem that she worked to overcome - very well.
Lots of birds and fish were seen as well as a turtle. On the way to where the trip began, we were given a sighseeing tour of the island.
A pleasant outting that I shall remember a long time.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Mangrove experience

Date:January 5, 2012
LoveCruising
Location:Minnesota
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This was interesting for us as we knew nothing about mangrove forests. The ride to and from the site is a bit rough but the countryside is pretty. It was interesting to see migratory birds along the way that we see at home during the season. The boat ride through the mangrove forest was good. The guide was expert and we got a lot of detail about the growth of mangroves and the protection is provides for marine life. We didn't see a lot of sea life, just a few fish. The ride through the mangroves is calm, peaceful. We researched this on the mangrove center website before we signed up, and this tour matches the description well.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Mangrove Boating Eco-Adventure
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Eco tour

Date:March 22, 2011
dragracer
Location:Colorado
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This tour was very interesting and the guide was very informative. For those wanting to see the ecosystem of the marshlands, this is well worth it. NOT exciting but very educational. Would recommend this for those interested in NOT touristy excursions.
Cruise Date Year:2011
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.