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Thread: Things to do with 6-year old grandson on Bonaire----

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    Default Things to do with 6-year old grandson on Bonaire----

    Planning on having grandson with us for a week with parents and [besides snorkeling] looking for some other things he would enjoy doing. Plan to do a sailing trip around Bonaire one day and go up north to the park and donkey farm and of course Rincon for ice cream, but looking for input from others. We keep driving by a building on main road near Yellow Sub that has a large shrimp on it and don't know if open to public or if Stinapa has anything they sponsor, so suggestions welcome.

    Royce

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    Hey Cornhusker,
    The mangrove center may be worth a look...https://www.mangrovecenter.com/

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    Windsurfing at Lac
    Rent a boat and go to Klein
    Washington Park – visit Dos Pos with many large iguana’s (bring apples)
    Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (SASY)
    Horseback riding

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    Smits---we have looked for SASY vest here in USA and located 1 unit but nuts priced. Does a dive center have them available for rent on Bonaire as never have looked for them as no reason too until now. great suggestions.....

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    Trip round mangroves in kayak .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhusker View Post
    Smits---we have looked for SASY vest here in USA and located 1 unit but nuts priced. Does a dive center have them available for rent on Bonaire as never have looked for them as no reason too until now. great suggestions.....
    You might try these:
    http://www.divefriendsbonaire.com/courses/kids/

    When you rent a boat, you could ask them to supply a kneeboard

    If you visit the washinton park - go early.
    Bring lots of water.
    I normally put some bottles of water in the freezer, the night before and put them in a cooler.
    I also fill a cooler with water, nice to rinse youselve after snorkling


    Have fun
    Last edited by smits; 07-23-2017 at 05:31 PM.

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    Hi Royce,
    We have taken our granddaughters (and parents) twice now. Once at 4 & 6 (one week) again at 6 & 8 (two weeks). All of the above mentioned are great ideas! For a little variety, we also did horseback riding at Washikemba, Aleta's goat farm and a "down day" at Jibe City - just swimming, snorkeling the reef and lunch. They loved the mangroves and the donkey sanctuary. We happen to have an animal lover and according to her we should have gone back at least two more times LOL! We are floaters, not divers and the girls loved learning to snorkel like Grammie and Grampie do and watching all the fishies. Oh, one last thought, the Woodwind snorkeling trip - Our daughter and son in law went and Dee was surprised that the girls didn't go with them and stayed with us. We were unaware the she has special life preserver type things for the kids to enable them to snorkel with everyone else. All in all, whatever you end up doing, I am sure your little guy will love the island as much as our little girls do! PS Gio's every night for desert was a must.
    I know you will enjoy your trip!!
    Diane Butterworth

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    ok so grandson just received his passport and exciting time in his life! See where new "sub" operates from Karl's and going to take him on the trip and also decided to get all his snorkel gear over to Kline. Also found SASY unit and have it all ready to go and tested out just for having a week in his life with grandpa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhusker View Post
    ok so grandson just received his passport and exciting time in his life! See where new "sub" operates from Karl's and going to take him on the trip and also decided to get all his snorkel gear over to Kline. Also found SASY unit and have it all ready to go and tested out just for having a week in his life with grandpa!
    Have fun. Let us know how much he liked it.
    My daughter was 4 when she snorkeled for the first time on her own. She could not wait (but had to) te get PADI certified

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    1. Taste every ice cream at illy coffee.
    2. Taste every ice cream at GEO's.
    3. Park at the lighthouse and collect some sea drift junk. Drift wood, flip-flops, bottles... and build a rock sculpture.
    4. Keep one of those drift wood pieces and paint it. Some hotels, shops have a box of Testers paints just for this. Find a place to nail it up or take home as souvenir.
    5. There are a few caves to explore. Small. Ask around and you can find someone to show you.
    6. Kids love to jump off the wood deck platform at Oil Slick. Nice ladder to get back on the deck.

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