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Address: P.O. Box #331, Lima z/n | Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire
Phone Number: (599)9 5607607
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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My husband and I visited here today. What a wonderful experience! When you arrive one of the all volunteer staff gives you a brief but informative orientation to their mission... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
islandgirllil
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helena, mt
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helena, mt
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92 reviews 92 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited here today. What a wonderful experience! When you arrive one of the all volunteer staff gives you a brief but informative orientation to their mission and facilities. Admission is only $7 p.p. and a bag of carrots is $3. We bought 4 bags of carrots but I wish we'd gotten twice as much. You can... More 

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Leiden, the Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Hundreds of Donkeys some can be pet and others be fed (carrots). Our son loved it and for us it was a good breaks from the beach and sun.

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Richland, Michigan
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Unique experience on Bonaire.... Over 600 donkeys in the sanctuary. You can see the newest babies, and then drive through the property where the donkey's swarm your car. You buy a bag of carrots to feed them. My son did get a bite... Finger mistaken for a carrots!

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Rollinsford, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We travel to Bonaire at least four times a year and still get a huge kick (!) out of visiting the donkey sanctuary. It represents the highest form of travel fun: all proceeds go to a great cause and the experience is "interactive", to say the least (the donkeys fairly crawl into your car to score a carrot that you... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Fantastic visit, well worth the $7 entry fee. The animals are well looked after and the staff there really care about them, and are eager to provide a lot of information. If you take carrots, prepare to be mobbed by the donkeys, but they are all lovely, and follow you around all over the park. We walked in, but most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a Wonderful experience with all the donkeys. The staff do a fantastic job looking after all the injured donkeys. We were even encouraged to stroke all the foals whilst the staff were very informative on all aspects of the sanctuary. A great couple of hours, would defiantly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a cool experience! The volunteers are amazing! Buy lots of carrots when you are there. So worth it!! Must see!!!

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited the sanctuary and the volunteers were lovely and very enthusiastic. We bought carrots and fed the donkeys which was quite fun. I understand the original need for the sanctuary but I couldn't help feel that it seemed that they didn't want any donkeys left in the wild. All male donkeys they capture they castrate. I was told it... More 

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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review but i think i have to set something clear. we don't castrate all the male donkeys,only 200.We have to bring down the population for safety reasons in traffic and because of inbreeding.All donkeys on the island are family. The donkey population is going to be weaker and weaker because of that. we have veterinarians... More 

Vancouver, WA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Friendly staff, nice gift shop and lots of donkeys. We saw a one day old baby and another one being cared for with an injured leg.It is a drive through sanctuary so it is easy to enjoy. Only 10-15 minute drive to Kralindyk. Entrance fee, and donations are also welcome.

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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment. we hope to see you again. Kind regards Marion More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed visiting the Donkey Sanctuary on a trip to Bonaire without the kids, but we know the kids would have loved it too if they had been with us. Several times we had 3 or 4 donkey noses poking in our car windows to get some of the carrots we were doling out. Great fun!

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