The tranquillity of the mangroves
Deep inside the forest
Mangroves are hard to explore due to their dense vegetation and low water levels; most people only see the edges of these forests. However, with a kayak one can penetrate deep into the mangrove forest – an unforgettable experience. Various companies on Bonaire, including the Mangrove Info Center Bonaire, organise kayak tours through the mangroves of Lac Bay. The Center was founded in 2002 and combines a research and information centre. All kayak tours depart from here, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you paddle through the vegetation. There are also tours that combine kayaking and snorkelling in the mangroves; a unique opportunity to observe the rich exotic flora and tropical fish. Please note that fins are not allowed while snorkelling as these may damage the mangroves and the ecosystem.
The mangroves are a nesting ground for countless exotic birds. Here you will find waders, avocets and various species of herons. The mangrove cuckoo and Bonaire’s well-known flamingo also make their home here. Birders should bring their binoculars as there will be plenty to see from their kayak.