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KC Jim
10-13-2015, 04:13 PM
All,

I know there was a Thread entry on here about this a few years ago .. but .. I didn't see an answer .. and I was hoping for an update.

My wife & I have been coming to Bonaire for the last 5 years .. and loving it. We love the people .. the island .. the water .. the reef .. everything. One of the things that I believe has helped us get to know Bonaire a bit better .. is .. snorkeling a bunch .. and driving around the island .. a lot .. on golf carts. We started this 2 years ago .. did it again last year .. and was hoping to do it again when we come down the week after Thanksgiving this year. I contacted the DIVI Flamingo where we always stay .. and they've said that they can't arrange for a golf cart this year .. like they did last year.

So .. my question is this .. has something changed so that golf carts are no longer legal? .. or are they available .. and I just need to find one when I get there. I know they used to be rentable from a little place just down the street from the DIVI .. but not sure if that is still there either. If anyone knows more about this .. or knows of a place where I could still rent one .. I would love to find out more details.

I love the golf cart for getting around .. because it allows me a LOT more time to take in the surroundings as we travel around .. to smile at the people .. to feel the sea breeze .. and to do more than just drive quickly from one place to another. Besides .. its so easy to park places .. ha ha.

Anyone know more? .. Please let me know!

Thanks a bunch .. see you on the island :):)

ModRoy
10-13-2015, 06:01 PM
http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13952&d=1444773473

So I'm pretty sure they're still around


although these seem like dinky alternatives...

http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13953&d=1444773512

http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13954&d=1444773546

KC Jim
10-13-2015, 09:50 PM
Hey thanks - at least I still see they're available - or at least were still in August - guess I need to find that webcam link 😀

ModRoy
10-21-2015, 01:52 PM
or should I say Hot off the Cams.... Golf Cart sighting downtown today....

just posted on todays Webcam thread (http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?75838-Get-Your-Glow-On&p=447648#post447648)


and here's the Links to all the Bonaire Webcams... (http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?73995-Bonaire-Webcam-links)

petri hausmann
10-22-2015, 08:28 AM
the golf carts and mini cars belong to tour companies that use them for tours when cruise ships are in port -- I can not confirm but I am sure that these type vehicles are not permitted for rental use without the tour operators ..

KC Jim
11-24-2015, 12:22 AM
well .. darn .. that would be a bummer .. I've rented them for my wife & I the last 3 years .. but this year the DIVI said they can't arrange it .. and I can't find a website or anyone that has a contact of who I could rent one from

petri hausmann
11-24-2015, 08:47 AM
you best action is to go to the piers when a cruise ship is in and check it out --the traffic on bonaire has really increased -and as a resident - i would never rent a golf cart - simply way too dangerous these days ...