SoloBon Sailing
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
SoloBon Sailing invites you for an exclusive and excellent day on the pristine blue waters of Bonaire on our spacious 45ft Jeanneau sailing yacht; The Phoenix. Step on board and let the sailing fun start, chill on deck in the sun or get a spot under the bimini while we spoil you with ice cold drinks and tasty bites. You can choose one of the private charter options or excursions. Our sailing yacht, the Phoenix, is a 45.2 ft Jeanneau Sun Odyssey from 2003. She is a spacious and stable ship with wide gangways and a large covered cockpit. The Phoenix has easy access to the sea for snorkeling and diving. Sailing is the most eco friendly way of cruising. Reduce your carbon footprint and sail with us! We offer private sailing charters, sail & dive tours, night sailing, G&T Sunset Cruises and a special Cheesea Sailing Cruise. 80% of our products are private (all products can be made 100% private). It's your boat, it's your day on the water! Come sail on dushi Bonaire, the Sun is Sailing!
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Jennifer O
Grand Rapids, MI31 contributions
We were very impressed with Captain Norman and his crew. He met us at our cruise ship port and drove us to his beautiful 45ft sailboat. From there our family of 12 enjoyed a 1/2 day sailing excursion with two snorkeling stops. The snorkeling was amazing! They pampered us with food and drinks and were very attentive to our every need. Even our 76 year old folks snorkeled and were comfortable on the boat. It was a very memorable day!
Written January 4, 2019
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Awpphd
5 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We did a private sail with Captain Norman and First Mate Mark while in Bonaire two weeks ago. A wonderful sail around Klein Bonaire with a beautiful snorkel break. We dodged showers and found the sun in time to snorkel at 1000 Steps. Appetizers, beverages and brisk winds made for a terrific way to spend the morning. We highly recommend SoloBon to all!
Written March 23, 2019
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Laris G
Brighton Mi4 contributions
Mar 2020
My wife and I, and 2 dear friends, traded our time shares in Aruba to check out the diving on Bonaire. We stayed at the Divi resort, and did many shore dives.

Our afternoon with Captain Norman, though, was our favorite dive of the week. So relaxing to be on his 43' sailboat - no engine noise or diesel fumes to deal with. Cost much less than you might imagine, also. We sailed to a dive sight off Klein Bonaire, and the coral formations there were phenomenal. We were served several courses of simple but tasty appetizers, and the beer on the sunset sail back to dock after diving was much enjoyed. Captain Norman was a good host and clearly an experienced sailor - enjoyed his company too. If we ever go back, I would book it again.
Written March 24, 2020
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Skipper-Norman
Thanks for your review, so happy our guest can enjoy diving as well as the sailing on our 45' sailboat !-) I hope to CU back one sunny day.
Written March 25, 2020
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colorlady
Connecticut60 contributions
Dec 2019
We had a wonderful time sailing and snorkeling with Solobon! Norman and his first mate went out of their way to ensure we had a good experience.We had many delicious snacks and drinks were offered regularly. Norman is fun! He has a great sense of humor. The snorkeling off the boat was fantastic and after Norman hosed off our gear. I highly recommend!!
Written December 31, 2019
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Thank you, happy to hear you enjoyed our charter
Written January 1, 2020
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Thomas Y
Tenafly, NJ129 contributions
Aug 2019
Our family of 15 visited Bonaire the second week of August from Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. Having a large group, we booked a private, 4½-hour morning charter on the ‘Phoenix,’ a 45.2-foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey. The Phoenix easily accommodated our group of 15 family members – their web site says that it can accommodate up to 20 guests.

Our 4½-hour tour included two snorkel stops. The first stop, near the Andrea 1 & 2 dive sites, was a short, leisurely sail up the Bonaire coast from Port Bonaire (where the Phoenix is docked). While snorkeling we saw an incredible variety of tropical fish, beautiful coral and some sea turtles. The second snorkeling stop was a short sail (half a mile?) to Klein Bonaire, which offered an equally diverse amount of fish and sea turtles.

A special shout-out to Captain Norman – a few of our family members are prone to seasickness and Captain Norman was careful to keep the sailing smooth during the entire 4½ hours. Not only that, he came prepared with seasickness pills for anyone who wanted to take one just in case. Also a special thank you to first mates Emma and Noortje, who both took very good care of us. In particular, Emma was a excellent snorkel guide at both snorkel sites – showing us where to swim at each site and pointing out sea turtles and interesting fish to all the snorkelers.

There were plenty of food and drinks on board. As SoloBon’s web site points out, they provide “a surprising snack every hour” – we were fed yummy wraps, quiche, fruit and cookies.

Thank you to Captain Norman and mates Emma and Noortje, who showed us an amazing time!
Written August 20, 2019
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Companion52488269598
Thanks guys, it was a pleasure having you on board. I hope Kevin’s insta’s are good enough !-) Please keep track of our Facebook page for a short video of your private charter.
Written August 21, 2019
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25randyel
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Couples
Perfect from start to finish. Service, vessel, crew, and the beautiful sunset. Solobon is top notch. If you are in Bonaire and looking for a sailing option, look no further.
Written April 17, 2019
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MCBooky
Oshawa, Canada2 contributions
Feb 2019
A great excursion. We did the two snorkel dives. Captain was very knowledgable on the history of Bonaire and the sea life which he shared throughout the day. The team was very contentious about everyone's safety and the safety of the sea life. Because I get sea sick very easily, I sat at the front of the boat , however, the ride was so smooth. (even though it was very windy) that I felt fine. The sealife we saw was incredible. Highly recommend this excursion
Written March 19, 2019
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Dennis K
Reading, PA41 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We are so happy we booked with SoloBon for a sailing and snorkeling excursion. We were on the RCL's Navigator of the Seas on 11/29/18. We were a party of 4 and everything went so smooth it was so relaxing and adventurous. Captain Norman was awesome. His sailboat, the Phoenix is pristine and so comfortable. There was plenty of room for our party of 4 and the accommodations were outstanding. We were treated the best snorkeling experience we have ever been on. The fish and coral we experienced was breathtaking. During the sailing we were treated to multiple rounds of snacks and an open bar. Captain Norman gave us an interesting tour and was very knowledgeable of Bonaire's history. Our First Mate, Valentine was also impressive. He handled the sails and served us our snacks and drinks and during our snorkeling he captured it on a Go Pro. AND he did this all with a smile and enthusiasm. If you are ever in Bonaire and are looking for a private sailing trip I highly recommend Solobon Sailing. A big thank you to Norman and Valentine for making this an excursion that we will be talking about for a long time.
Written December 26, 2018
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jdgoddess
Ontario17 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We did the full moon sail to Klein Island with snorkeling. It was awesome. The snack food looked great and my partner enjoyed it but due to my food allergies I didn't try anything. The crew was very professional and knowledgeable. A really good value.
Written December 25, 2018
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ChristelduMee
Kralendijk, Bonaire3 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We did the fullmoon trip. Lobed every minute of it.
Very relaxed sailing . Great snorkling behind klein Bonaire.
Food was delicious . It was an amazing experience... thanks for that
Written December 23, 2018
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