Horse Ranch Bonaire
Horse Ranch Bonaire
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Zoos • Horseback Riding Tours
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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A spectacular trailride through the varying landscape of Bonaire´s countryside, Mangroves and an once in a lifetime experience, …swimming with horses in the turquoise caribbean sea. @Horse Ranch Bonaire, with the most happiest horses and friendliest tour-guides of the Island, they make this dream come true! We als have a petting zoo!
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Travelbug33423
Fort Collins, CO170 contributions
Family
There was a group of 5 of us—2 very experienced riders, 1 novice rider and 2 people who don’t really ride. We all had fun, felt safe and raved about the experience. They do a very good job of matching the horses with the riders and the Paso Finos (as most of the horses are) have such a nice smooth trot that even for an inexperienced rider, it is easy to sit through. The ranch itself is a fun place. The day that we rode, they had 3 new baby goats that we could hold. All of the animals looked healthy and well cared for and were a healthy weight. Simone is the owner and was very friendly. It was a rare very rainy day and she offered us the chance to cancel. We decided to go for it and so glad that we did. We had about 10 minutes of heavy rain and then had a nice, cool ride. Our guides (Melanie and Flora—hope I am not butchering the spelling of their names) were good riders, great conversationalists and very funny and easy to chat with. The absolute best part (and what you must sign up for) is the swimming. I have been riding since I was a kid and this was my first time swimming with a horse (not just wading in high water). It is such a cool and unique experience. I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Written August 31, 2021
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Nlscham
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
Although we booked the day before and weren't able to secure a spot for ride & swim- it was just the ride- we still had a fun time around the island, getting to see a new perspective of Bonaire we wouldn't have seen otherwise. This is a great experience for those traveling to Bonaire with either friends or with family.

The horse I rode, Nadia, was very gentle. All of the staff were super friendly- Tonia in particular was who I conversed with during the ride, She, like the rest of the staff, has a great deal of horseback riding experience, so rest assured that beginners and kids are in good hands, even with little to no riding experience.

I would highly recommend that anyone makes Horse Ranch Bonaire one of their stops as they explore beautiful Bonaire!
Written October 1, 2021
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Melissa W
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Family
My two daughters and I did the horse ride with a horse swim. It was easy to sign up and pay, horses were all tacked up for us, the scenery was beautiful. The horse swim was an adventure! My two girls stayed on, but I’m not great at bare back….still loved the experience, horses well behaved and our English speaking guide was wonderful! We had time afterward so she introduced us to some of the other residents at the Horse Ranch…daughters loved it…age 14 and 13
Written June 8, 2022
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Amy B
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The team at Horse Ranch Boniare were very accommodating. The horses were well behaved and responded well to advanced riders and beginners. The trail ride was a great way to see Bonaire. I have visited Bonaire many times and also own property in Bonaire and taking this ride made me feel more connected to the island that I ever imagined. The best part was swimming with the horses! The horses love it! They know what to do and you just need to lay back and enjoy the experience. This is a "must do" on your next trip to Bonaire!
Written January 23, 2020
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Laylla 12
1 contribution
Family
We went horse riding with Horse Ranch Bonaire in July 2022 and had a great time. Even though it was more than 25 years ago I did horse riding , i was able to go in a small galop. The horses were really nice and the girls from the ranch gave good tips and were experiened and gave instructions which made it easier. We really enjoyed it. Thanks so much. We could definately recommend the tour.Regards, Laylla
Written July 29, 2022
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james r
scarborough, north yorks england20 contributions
We did this ride in 2019 and enjoyed it so much that we decided to do it again this year. We were not disappointed! Simone met us as arranged and transported us across to the ranch where we met our the 2 girls who were to accompy us, Leonie and Elsa? These girls were great and soon had us on the trail pointing various landmarks etc as we rode. We arrived at the beautiful bay where we swam with the horses, a fantastic experience to be recommended. Jacqui my wife and I would recommend this experience to everybody, not to be missed. Thank you Simone and the girls for making our day!!
Written February 27, 2020
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Hai Thanks for your nice review The lady's name are lyona and esmee 😉 I happy they gave you a nice trail ride and i will see you soon when your back on the island.
Written February 29, 2020
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TinaStrom
Oslo, Norway14 contributions
Solo
Had a great trip together with a professional guide and a horse I felt comfortable with. We trotted and gallopet. This is my first time swimming with a horse, it felt fantastic. I’m so happy to see horses in good shape and well trained. The visit on the ranch is an adventure itself. Many different animals to meet :)
Written January 7, 2020
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Jamie M
London, UK12 contributions
Couples
My partner and I participated in their ride and swim trip. 3 hours we'll spent.
My partner is a novice rider, mainly walking and a few slow trots. Nice hack through the mangroves to the coast. Flamingos en route. Short swim with the horses in beautiful clear water.
Staff were great.
Horses for all abilities.
Highly recommend.
Written May 31, 2022
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malyssa
London, Ontario2 contributions
I was supposed to do this in Bonaire.
My mom booked it 8 months in advance, confirmed 1 month in advance, confirmed a week in advance, and again right before we left on our cruise.
Lady said: “i’ll be outside the ship waiting with a green sign from 7:30 to 8:00. if you’re not there, i’ll leave.”
We got there early, waited. Asked everyone around that knew her and they said she usually picked people up right where we were waiting. They said it wasn’t like her to be late. She was usually early. Dutch people are always ontime.
We called her five times on both phones untill she picked up. She said:
“Oh I dont have you in my book. Did you confirm?”
My mom asked if we could just drive out there.
“Oh theres nobody at the barn”
Mom flips. Hangs up. Biggest thing planned of the entire cruise, not happening.
Would have been the most amazing day ever for me.
Written May 24, 2011
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BroodenTomaat
Barcelona, Spain26 contributions
Couples
At first everything looked alright, we booked a tour but after a while the email communication became terrible. In the end it got so bad that we couldn´t even figure out what the address is. The address listed on tripadvisor is non existing on google maps and after asking them several times via email we had to give up.
Written December 15, 2012
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Dear BroodenTomaat , I know it is a bit late to react, but I am the new owner (sinds 2013) of the Ranch and in the time you booked your trail, the former owner died of cancer, so that's why the contact stopped, because the where looking for some one new to take over the ranch. And they did not read the mail all times. Because we are located at a dirt road google maps wont find us, but now there are sings by the road so people can find us. And on my website there is a description how to find the ranch. So if you ever come to Bonaire again please tray it to visit our Ranch. And if you are up for it I can give you a nice ride. Greetings Simone
Written March 20, 2014
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