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Review of Bowalie

Bowalie
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is an exellent excursion offered thru Princess Cruise line. Very peaceful. Great snorkeling. Very nice couple sails the yacht. It is easy to visit with others because it is so quiet and peaceful. The morning we went was not real windy at first so we just rode over to a nice spot to snorkel. Very calm waters. About the time we were finished snorkeling the wind started picking up. Perfect for sailing around seeing the sites. There are only 8 people allowed to sign up so I imagine they stay booked. It was a great experience. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed December 7, 2011

We recently sailed and snorkeled for the second time with Walter and Liezeth. They are wonderful host's. I booked through their website http://www.bowalie.com/ since Holland America have their tour listed. We started with a very nice sail and then stopped to snorkel. After snorkeling they had sandwiches, beer, wine and sodas while we sailed back to the marina. I highly recommend this tour while in Bonaire. The max number is eight people so it is very intimate and reasonable in price.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon with six other guests on a luxury sailing yacht just off the coast of Bonaire. Bowalie stands for BOnaire, WAlter, and LIEzeth. Walter and Liezeth own the yacht and treat you as personal friends to make sure you have a good experience. We loved the peace and quiet and the beautiful water. During the trip we stopped at a beautiful location for snorkeling and anyone who wanted to snorkel had plenty of time to explore the area. The snorkeling equipment and life vests were provided. Walter and Liezeth served us snacks and drinks during the trip and spent a brief time visiting with each one of us, sharing as much information about the area as we wanted. A wonderful experience and highly recommended. This was an excursion option for us from our cruise ship, but trips can also be booked directly with them. Liezeth also took photos of each guest and posted the photos on their website for us to view and download when we returned.

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Reviewed January 17, 2017
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