We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place for a stroll”
Review of Town Pier

Ranked #62 of 103 things to do in Bonaire
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Dive site that requires a local divemaster with Harbor Master's permission.
Colorado
Level Contributor
458 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Great place for a stroll”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Town Pier in Bonaire is a great place to stroll before or after dinner, and when the cruise ship is docked here during the day, the whole area is filled with the local vendors selling their wares and goodies to the eager cruise ship shoppers. Town Pier is also a great place to watch the sun set.

Because the pier is always busy, scuba diving is not allowed here unless you obtain a special pass.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank DiveMoreWorkLess
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    4
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Houston, TX
Level Contributor
57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Bonaire Town Pier”
Reviewed September 11, 2009

You have to have a special pass from the local government (harbor master) in order to dive near the pier. AND you can't dive there if a cruise ship is in the berth. The Queen Mary was there the last time we were there. We did a night dive about 1/3 mile west of the pier and it was just beautiful! Octopus, cuttle fish, things you can't see during the day. BUT....divers we met said the pier was not as good and there was cost involved. It's really better to dive for free anywhere near there and you don't need a permit if you are diving other than the pier. Of course, you have to have a national park 'tag' clipped to your BC when visiting any of the udnerwater parks there. So, park along the seawall and walk into the water near the pier. It's a better dive than the pier.

Helpful?
Thank dixintex
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Town Pier also viewed

Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
 
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Rincon, Bonaire
 

Been to Town Pier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing