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Address: Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot No. 67, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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+599 786 7615
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Bowalie is a luxurious and comfortable cabin sail boat. It's a 12,40m...

The Bowalie is a luxurious and comfortable cabin sail boat. It's a 12,40m Gibsea 402 Master. This gorgeous sail boat was built by Gibert Marine. The boat's fast, very well equipped and fitted with many conveniences.

There's a swimming deck with stairs at the back of the boat so you can easily get back on board again after a refreshing dive. Use the freshwater shower at the back to have a nice shower down. Of course there is a toilet on board and a place for you to change behind locked doors and to store your belongings.

A true sailing boat for you to enjoy

The Bowalie is well known for top class sailing. It's not without reason that the Bowalie has a track record of two years as winner of the International Bonaire Sailing Regatta in 2010 & 2011, third place in 2012 and second place in Racing Class in 2013.

In 2013, the boat has been out of the water for a great overhaul and we are proud to present Bowalie back in the water as a state of the art sailing vessel. Brand new copper based anti fowling, new sails, new paint job, freshly polished deck and many new features. Bowalie is reborn and as new again.

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Great sailing experience

We booked this through our cruise line and it was a terrific day sailing. There were 8 of us plus 2 crew on board. The crew were friendly and informative. The sailing was so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon R
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Olathe, Kansas

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this through our cruise line and it was a terrific day sailing. There were 8 of us plus 2 crew on board. The crew were friendly and informative. The sailing was so fun! Actual sailing--not like what you get on a catamaran. We anchored and snorkeled for a short while, the snorkeling wasn't that great but it was... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Booked this tour through the cruise line. It was advertised as a VIP tour on a ~40' sailboat. We sailed with three other couples plus the captain and first mate. Sailed about 45 minutes down the Bonaire coast then anchored to do about an hour of snorkeling. On the return trip we sailed past our cruise ship to see another... More 

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Thank FX01
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We love sailing on the Bowalie! We have done the two hour sunset sail three years in a row and each time was wonderful. Walter and Liezeth are expert sailors and charming hosts. They only take maximum 8 passengers which makes for a very enjoyable time and every year we meet interesting fellow travellers. The scenery along the Bonaire coast... More 

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Taylor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

This was a great way to travel to a coral reef to snorkel. This was my first time sailing and found it very enjoyable. The crew was skillful and made sure that we had a good time. I would do this excursion again.

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

If you get a chance to go to Bonaire, be sure to look up these wonderful folks who have a couple of fabulous sailboats. Fewer guests on board increases the quality, and the owner and Captain were warm, full of interesting information, efficient and endearing. The reports from those who snorkeled 11/30? Rave reviews!! I've been on dozens of cruise... More 

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Thank ProsandCons995
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Had a lovely cruise, viewing Kralendijk from the water. Beautiful sunset, Easy arrangements made online. Will do it again on next visit..

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We booked this excursion through the Princess Cruise line well in advance before departure from Ft. Lauderdale. Bonaire was one of our Caribbean island stops. There was a small group of 8 on board which was perfect for this size boat. It allowed some room to move about the boat and enjoy the gorgeous pristine turquoise blue coastal waters without... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Everyone wants "The Best" Sailing adventure... well Bowalie is the Best ! This 42' yacht is meant to take you to the best snorkeling on the island... in luxury. The beauty is the owners & crew have great knowledge, along with engaging personalities that allow you to relax and take in the best of Bonaire. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We took this sailing cruise with 2 other couples. We had a great time. The owners were so nice. It was wonderful listening to their story of how they became a sailing company. If your visiting Bonaire take this cruise it's worth the money and very enjoyable.

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Thank Karen G
Bermuda Dunes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Very intimate excursion with only 8 people. Boat ride was fun and snorkeling was excellent. Very friendly people and would suggest this trip for anyone.

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