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“Hospitality Plus!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Compass Sailing

Compass Sailing
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Owner description: Relax, sail and snorkel..today! We sail and snorkeling in the marine park of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. For our cruise ship visitors we offer a special marine park sail and snorkel tour.For hotel guest we have also a Dinner at Sea tour. Aboard you will be pampered with home made snacks and free drinks, all prepared by your experienced chef and captain Wim.See you soon!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
St Petersburg
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78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Hospitality Plus!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Seeing a port via cruise ship means you only get one chance to pick the right tour. We met up with Wim and decided to sail and snorkel with him and Gigi. These two were made for this business. We found ourselves caught up in their hospitality from the first moment. Even though the wind was too light for sailing, they made the trip worthwhile. Snorkeling was beautiful. This tour was the highlight of our entire 10 day cruise.

Visited December 2012
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English first
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic Trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our group of ten booked a sunset trip on Compass Sailing Bonaire while staying on the island during the last week of October. We were enthusiastically greeted by Wim and Gigi when we arrived for our sail and set off promptly to Klein Bonaire.
We enjoyed Wim's narrative while sailing to Klein Bonaire and enjoyed the drinks and appetizers. At Klein Bonaire, Gigi did a fantastic job working with a novice snorkeler in our group and guided her along the reef all the way back to the Compass. Snorkeling was fantastic and unhurried. The kids spent some time on the beach and we snorkeled around the boat before climbing back aboard and enjoying an incredible meal prepared by Wim.
The sail back to Kralendijk was great as we watched the sun set and then cruised in the dark back to port.
I enthusiastically recommend this trip!

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Sunset Sail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Absolutely perfect. Could not have hoped for a more relaxed experience. Crew were just wonderful telling us all about area while serving plentiful wine and food. Would definitely recommend to all; we went as a couple but shared afternoon with a young family also aboard.

Visited August 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
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“Wonderful sailing and snorkeling trip in Bonaire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

This was a wonderful sailing and snorkeling trip in Bonaire with Wim and Gigi. We arrived on a cruise ship and Wim met us right outside the port. He then drove us to a harbor where we boarded his beautiful sailboat for sailing to Klein Bonaire for snorkeling. The ride on the sailboat is in itself worth a trip. Gigi had a plentiful supply of delicious snacks and drinks throughout the course of sailing. On reaching Klein Bonaire, we jumped off in the waters for an hour long snorkeling with Gigi. Basically, we swam up to the beach, then walked along the beach to snorkel back with the drift of water back to the boat. This was very relaxing as we were essentially snorkeling with the current. We saw many tropical fishes and corals in the underwater world of Klein Bonaire. Having snorkeled in Bora Bora, my expectations were a tad too high but Bonaire fared well in the overall snorkeling experience. Both Wim and Gigi were excellent hosts and we loved their hospitality. All in all, this is a highly recommended trip in Bonaire.

Visited April 2012
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Sandwich Ma. USA
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“Compass Sailing Bonaire Is Terrific!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

I recently took a sunset cruise with Compass Sailing Bonaire and I had a terrific time.
This is the second time I have sailed with Wim and Marianne and it was great! They are
attentive and fun to be with. They make sure that their guests have a thoroughly
enjoyable experience. I highly recommend them!

Jeff Croll
Sandwich Ma. USA

Visited April 2012
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