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Rancho Washikemba horse ranch Bonaire

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Relaxing morning swim

I went for a ride this morning on Poco. Very pleasant and friendly folks. The swim was a real treat... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
Aylmer, Canada
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Unique Experience with Inspiring People

We did the trail ride / swimming with horses tour at the end of December 2018. We had an amazing... read more

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Reviewed January 25, 2019
Gainesville, Virginia
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The best horseback riding tours of Bonaire! Ride&Swim tour: From the ranch over the east coastline to the gorgeous Lagoon bay, where we will swim and play with the horses in the sea. The tour will be in walking gait, so it is suitable for beginner...more
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Washikemba 54 | Washikemba Z/N, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 786 7321
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

I went for a ride this morning on Poco. Very pleasant and friendly folks. The swim was a real treat with Poco. Excellent idea for a family adventure too.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

We did the trail ride / swimming with horses tour at the end of December 2018. We had an amazing experience. Of course there is the obvious, we swam bareback on horses! It all felt safe, being guided by our guides through the water. Even...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

We had the best morning doing the ride and swim tour with beautiful horses and lovely tour guide, Irene. We booked via WhatsApp which was very quick and easy. I have only ridden a horse once before and it was my boyfriend’s first time but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

A charming English speaking couple from the Netherlands runs this horse ranch. Irene is like the horse whisperer, totally in tune with the horses. Our swim in the lagoon riding bareback was magical. We wore our swimsuits for the entire ride, along with waterproof footwear....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SR22
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Our two guides did so much to make our experience. Both engaged our two kids on their level and explained the history of the area and geography. It really is a side of Bonaire that most tourists never see and it's breathtakingly beautiful. The horseback...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I talked my husband into this outing on our last day when we wouldn’t be diving in preparation for the flight home. He enjoyed it at least as much as I did! It is the perfect way to see the truly beautiful desert landscape. Our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

A nice horseback riding among the cactus scenery. Then getting close to the sea you can actually get into the water with the horse. Nice experience if you are staying in Bonaire for a week.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ramiro I
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Riding in the most relaxed way to a bay and taking the horse for a swim, now that is quite unique! Truely professionals at work here. Nice little gallop on the way back. Lovely way to spend the morning.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank L782CSmarkh
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is our 4th time to Bonaire, but our first time riding here and I wish I would have done it before. A wonderful experience, starts with a trail ride then the best part: swimming on your horse. Not just walking through water, actually swimming...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Monica K
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Bregje and Marc are a friendly husband and wife team that run the ranch. Marc picked us from the cruise port and had one other couple with him that was staying on the island. We drove to the other side of the island to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from IreneSwier | Property representative |
Hi! You can change on the private beach or wear your swimming suit under your jeans. Don't really need to bring a towel but you can bring a backpack for your towel/camera/water/SPF/anything you want to bring. Duration is... More
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Laura N
March 1, 2015|
Response from IreneSwier | Property representative |
Thanks for you question Laura! You can take a look on the website, send an email or give a phonecall!
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