|By Michelle Ellingson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 11:36 am:|
I understand there used to be a ferry between Bonaire and Curacao. My husband and I have been to Bonaire 2 times already and are looking to come again the first week of September after a week in Curacao. It's much cheaper to fly in and out of Bonaire, so I am trying to find out if this ferry still exists and how to get more info on it.
|By Jerry (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4617) on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 12:15 pm:|
Welcome to BT Michelle.
|By Lydia S. Segal (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #208) on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 1:14 pm:|
|By Vince DePietro (Bellevue Condos # 9) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #850) on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 2:56 pm:|
Hi Michelle & welcome..From what I understand, too many people got seasick (and of course it wasn't very profitable).
|By Michelle Ellingson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 4:41 pm:|
Thanks Vince. I thought the problem might be profit. It is really difficult to find inter-island direct flights from different places, so I was hoping that picking an island closer to Bonaire would be easier. It is slightly only because there is just one flight between the 2, but for example to go from Grenada to Bonaire you have to go to Trinidad, then Aruba, then Curacao and Bonaire. Crazy!!
|By Jim McPeak (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #671) on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 9:35 pm:|
Yes Michelle. Crazy. However, very worth the craziness. There used to be a ferry called the Chugogo that went between Bonaire and Curacao. I thought it was a good adventure. But then again, we only had about five foot seas that day.
|By Mickey McCarthy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #377) on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:00 pm:|
This is similar to what we were talking about a few weeks ago with Saba. It's not like sailing around the British Virgin Islands. You're basically out in the open ocean with long stretches for the waves to build and your running right straight into them.My recollection is that at least 3 companies in the past 5 or 6 years have tried it on Bonaire and failed. I think all the boats where 75 to 100 feet. Got to fly Michelle
|By Brian (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2876) on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 3:40 am:|
We did use Chogogo from Curacao to Bonaire and back a week later. The trip to Bonaire was a little exiting with a large group of locals going to Bonaire for a day trip. The locals all had Chogogo caps and tee shirts. Because of the large waves the ferry had to go slowly as the length of the ferry was too short and it fitted in between the wave crests.
|By Michelle Ellingson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 4:26 pm:|
Guess it should have been called the Chumgogo! I thing the the Dutch Antilles 30 minute flight will be just fine. I think I'll be glad that's the only choice now!
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