Kayaking on Bonaire in the mangroves

Mangrove kayaking

The mangrove forest of Lac Bay is one of the best-preserved mangrove forests in the Caribbean. In the Lac Bay area, one can find three different species of mangrove trees in crystal clear waters. While kayaking you can see why this area is called the nursery.

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In between the mangroves and the barrier reef, there are some large areas covered with seagrass, which is an important environment for queen conch shells, as well as many other sea creatures such as baby rays, lobster, and baby seahorses. The seagrass also has an important function in filtering the water in Lac Bay and keeps it clear.

Nature preservation on Bonaire is in the good hands of a foundation called STINAPA. About 60% of our island territory is a national park or a protected area. The mangrove forest of Lac Bay is part of the Bonaire National Marine Park. 

On kayak tours, you can go out snorkelling through a mangrove channel. This provides an interesting perspective that visitors to Bonaire rarely experience. Of course, they'll provide instruction and guidance so as to avoid any damage to this fragile environment.

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In between the kayaking, you can enjoy a resting moment on a beach or go snorkelling to watch the marine wildlife even closer.