“You Make the Memories, We’ll Make the Arrangements”

Located in the Southern Caribbean Sea, Bonaire and Curacao are part of the ABC Islands (Aruba Bonaire and Curaçao). Also known as the Netherlands Antilles. They lie outside of the hurricane zone. It’s the perfect Caribbean vacation spot, 365 days a year! Why not adventure with a Bonaire and Curacao Yacht charter?

The ABC islands are close enough to mainland Venezuela to share similar cultures but far enough away to keep their unique identity. They lie outside the hurricane belt, making them perfect for year-round travel and tourism.

The three islands all have something different to offer from one another: Aruba has pristine beaches and beautiful sunsets; Bonaire has abundant wildlife, such as flamingos and sea turtles; Curaçao has quaint architecture with colorful markets filled with fresh produce from local vendors. All three have a rich history of colonialism by European powers, including the Netherlands, which still retains an administrative role in their governance today.

Climate | Bonaire and Curacao Yacht Charter

Bonaire and Curacao Yacht Charter
Scuba in Bonaire

The weather doesn’t change significantly, so you can expect sunny days with temperatures around 29’C with refreshing trade wind breezes to cool you down. Since the weather is so exceptional, you probably will not need to pack a jacket.

People and Culture

English, Dutch, Spanish, and Papiamentu (local dialect) are spoken throughout the Islands. Currency is the US dollar or Antillean Guilder (on Curacao). 

The US dollar has a fixed rate of 1.78. Local food specialties are often Krioyo (Creole). A mix of Dutch, Caribbean, Indonesian, and International Cuisine make up the mainstay of restaurant dining.

Uninhabited Klein Curacao

Enjoy the peaceful waters of uninhabited Klein Curacao. The abandoned lighthouse and shipwrecks wait to be explored. 

Turtles and dolphins swim in the waters. At only 1.7 square km, it’s barely more than an atoll. The white sand beaches of Klein Curacao rise from the Caribbean Sea and beckon you to its shores.

Note: The best currency to use in Curacao is the “Florin.” USD is accepted in most places. However, US coins are often not. Therefore you will want to exchange for some Florin coins; keep in mind there is an exchange rate.

Things to Do | Bonaire and Curacao Yacht Charter

  • Scuba dive. Over 75 dive sites around the island and dozens of beaches with fantastic shore dive and snorkel opportunities. Discover a marine park, and explore a stunning coral reef; plenty to see at these locations. Even the license plates on Bonaire boast “Divers Paradise”. 
  • Watersports. Opportunities such as sea-doos, boating, fishing, windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing, kayaking, and paddle surfing are abundant. In addition to watersports, there is hiking, golfing, tennis, fencing, cave walks, ATVs, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and bird-watching.
  • Nature watching. Of special interest in Bonaire are the salt flats and resident Flamingos. Plenty to watch here in the nesting grounds of many seabird species.
  • Exploring. The first establishment in Curacao was in 1634. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are over 860 protected historical forts, landhuis (plantation houses), and monuments (historical buildings).
  • The Synagogue Mikvé Israël Emanuel is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Protected archaeological sites feature remnants of human settlements dating back to the Archaic age from 2,500 B.C.) Also, there are many museums to explore this colorful history.
  • Visit Lac Bay. Go snorkeling and diving in the crystal-clear blue waters. This shallow bay is a playground for snorkelers and divers, teeming with vibrant coral reefs and fascinating marine life.
  • Bonaire Sailing. Go on a yacht sailing trip in Bonaire. Hike through lush cactus forests, and explore charming Kralendijk. You can also visit the breathtaking Washington Slagbaai National Park.

More things to do…

  • Curacao is a modern city with many casinos, discos, bars, clubs, and two movie theaters. There is plenty of International, local, and duty-free shopping.
  • Locals usually celebrate Caribbean Carnival throughout January and February. The North Sea Jazz Festival in late August brings a variety of international bands and musicians to the Island.
  • More than a dozen art galleries showcase local, Caribbean, and international art.
  • Snorkel Klein Bonaire. Snorkeling at No Name Beach should not be missed. It is a highlight of what’s available in Bonaire, and it is a small, flat, uninhabited island just a half mile offshore from Bonaire and is protected by the national park. It has one of the only truly sandy beaches in Bonaire.
  • Black sand beaches. Black Stone Beach is the only beach in Aruba with black sand. It’s also lined with small, shimmery rocks eroded by the water and has become sharp and edgy over time. A unique beach to check out.

Bonaire and Curacao Yacht Charter DOMICIL

For your Bonaire and Curacao sailing vacation, we recommend the luxury yacht DOMICIL. This luxury sailing yacht offers a 7-day sailing itinerary and a 10-day sailing itinerary for your convenience. Our team and the crew will work with you every step of the way to ensure you have a unique and rewarding Bonaire and Curacao yacht charter experience.

Learn More about what DOMICIL can offer YOU!

Recent guests aboard the sailing yacht DOMICIL were thrilled with Captain Hans and Chef Christine’s expert skills and hospitality! Just listen to what they had to say:

“Hans is interesting and skillful as an Owner and Captain. He is so knowledgeable with a great sense of hospitality to make you feel at home. Both Hans Robben and Christine McAdam take a personal interest in their guests, making them feel as if they are traveling among friends. Both make you feel as though you are on your yacht and will do everything to ensure you have the time of your life.

Hans’ local knowledge of the islands is formidable, and whatever your request, he takes care of it.  Christine’s cooking is superb. Every meal was beautifully presented as a true feast. Just when we thought we had seen the best, she came up with yet another dish to top the last”....READ MORE.

The “ABCs” has many marina options, including Harbour Village Marina, a full-service marina with berths up to 240′.

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Call the BVI SAIL Yacht Charter Brokers at 321-361-4063, or email [email protected].

Contact us at 1-321-777-1707 or complete this form to discuss your vacation plans.