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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Delightful Donkeys

This is a sanctuary created for the wild and or orphaned donkeys on the island. The donkeys are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pzamanis
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Fun time at the donkey sanctuary

There's really not much to do on Bonaire (except snorkel and dive), so the Donkey Sanctuary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen S
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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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In 1993 Dutch Nationals, Marina Melis and her husband Ed Koopman, established a donkey sanctuary on Bonaire for sick, wounded and orphaned donkeys: Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. The primary objective of Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is to offer a sheltered...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a said situation for these donkeys. Used to living in the wild, stuck with way too much on a bare piece of land. Fun? For whom?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MandyBred
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sanctuary created for the wild and or orphaned donkeys on the island. The donkeys are friendly, as is the staff. If you drive in with carrots (you can purchase there), you will have donkeys galore at your car. You may also walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pzamanis
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's really not much to do on Bonaire (except snorkel and dive), so the Donkey Sanctuary provides a much-needed "destination" on dry land. The donkeys all looked very healthy and plenty fat, and it was fun to see the 2-month old baby that had been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides water sports, this is the absolute most fun attraction on Bonaire. The donkeys are great fun to feed as you drive through their park. Tame and gentle to pet and enjoy. Hilarious too. Loved, loved the donkey sanctuary. (Great little gift shop too within...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brenda348
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the sanctuary. The staff members were helpful and informative and we loved being able to interact with the donkeys on our own. Would definitely recommend a visit!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HollyKG1231
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Boniare because we had heard about this incredible sanctuary. We were completely blown away by how much the staff at the sanctuary all cared so much about the donkey's and how they knew each individual and their needs. We have visited many sanctuaries...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique experience . Loved interacting with the donkey’s . Bring lots of carrots or you can purchase there. Nice gift shop as well . Definitely would do it again

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maps669468
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Donkey Sanctuary in Bonaire is NOT TO BE MISSED! We rented a golf cart for the day (see Bonaire Cruisers!) and traveled ALL OVER the island on our day off the cruise ship. The Donkey Sanctuary ranked as high as lunch next to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Christy B
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place! They do amazing work with the donkeys, and it's such a fun and rewarding experience for visitors. We especially liked being able to drive through the grounds in our Bonaire Cruiser golf cart! Make sure to ask about purchasing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Polkaguy
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Ten days ago I was on a Celebrity cruise and I had ‘googled’ Bonaire and it told me about The Donkey Sanctuary. We took a taxi from the dock, a 15 minute drive with a wonderful driver, who also gave a tour, for $20. (US)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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kevininco
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Marion J | Property representative |
Hello We are open from 10.00am till 17.00pm.And Ti amo beach is nearby. So it is possible, i think
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April 6, 2017|
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hello the entrance is $7.- for adults and $3.50 for children.You can ask Farid the taxi driver to go and drive thru the sanctuary with your group.When are you coming?because when I now it on time,maybe I can arrange... More
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