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    We're considering doing a day trip this year as well. Out first choice was Bonaire but it was a little harder (and more expensive) to get to so we decided on Curacao which has alot more airlines and flight times to choose from. You can take an 8am flight over and the 9pm flight back. We're probably going to use DAE since they had the best fares and flight times.

    http://www.flydae.com/

    We're still debating on spending the night in Curacao and flying back the next day in the afternoon. Have to figure everything out soon though since we leave for Aruba in about 6 weeks.....
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    I think I posted this to you before Amy - be sure you are ahead of time at the airport in Aruba. You strike me as an ontime person but for anyone reading this that is a little late - my experience flying DAE to Curacao was: I arrived early for the flight and cleared security, near flight time they had us walk out to a bus and drove us out to the airplane. If you were late - no way to get on the plane and.... I checked my watch at takeoff - we were precisely on time. When leaving Curacao you are escorted, all together, walking out to the plane. When you land in Curacao you all gather outside the plane and are escorted in so wear walking shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda VH View Post
    I think I posted this to you before Amy - be sure you are ahead of time at the airport in Aruba. You strike me as an ontime person
    I'm very anal about being punctual so hopefully we won't have any problems. But I also made sure to tell my husband about the boarding process so he's aware as well.
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    Curacao or Bonaire

    Hi there,

    Wondering if there are any day trips we can take to Curacao or Bonaire. I recall there was a ferry boat many many years ago. Does this still exist?
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    no ferry boat

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    Arrow

    Forum member Amy did a day trip to Curacao this past spring.

    Posted my trip report w/photos - May 7-17


    Boniare will give you insight into what Aruba used to be like- smaller feel, not as developed or commercialized but no real beaches to speak of. Bonaire is also known for it's scuba diving and snorkeling, the scuba which unfortunately is not possible on a day trip. I have some photos of Bonaire here

    Curacao is larger and has much more of a Dutch feel. Beaches are numerous but the sand is a very coarse coral, if not all coral, not fine white sugary powder like as found in Aruba. There is a lot to see and do in one day. I have Curaçao photos here.
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    Bonaire or Curacao

    My wife and I will be in Aruba for our 6th time this October. We are thinking about taking a day trip to either Bonaire or Curacao. Which would you choose? Do we need to rent a car or can we get around on taxi? What are things to do on a day trip? Thanks for any help.

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    I loved Bonaire and Curacao. Neither are as Americanized as Aruba.

    If you are going simply for sightseeing Bonaire is smaller and can easily seen via taxi tour in a little over half a day. Except the lack of beaches imo, the island was very similar to Aruba, though much quieter. I am told it is like Aruba was 20 years ago. The biggest highlights of Bonaire are the salt pan and pink flamingos.

    Curacao is a much much larger island than Aruba and has much more of a Dutch feel. A taxi would be expensive so I would say a rental car is a must. A big attraction on Curacao is the seaquarium.

    If you are looking for beach and water activity, then Aruba is still the best for beaches. Neither Bonaire or Curacao have "real" beaches. Curacao has some really nice coves, but the "sand" is more crushed coral and you wouldn't want to travel without a pair of water shoes. Bonaire hands down has the best snorkeling and scuba diving with Curacao being a close second best.

    Forum member Amy did a day trip to Curacao this past spring.

    Posted my trip report w/photos - May 7-17

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    I would spend the day shopping in Curacao, I absolutely love it there! Loved it when we stayed there for a week and when we went there on a cruise in 2009.

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    Tiara Air Announces More Flights



    Tiara Air announces coming Monday July 12th, 2010 more fights and new accommodating times from Bonaire which will benefit Bonaire as a tourism destination.

    With this new schedule Tiara Air is offers its clients and travel agencies more flexible hours and frequent departures between our neighbor islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao & Punto Fijo, Venezuela.

    Travelers from the U.S. can now benefit from the connection with Tiara Air in Aruba by travelling from the US to Aruba with many International and US Carriers such as Air Tran, Arke Fly, American Airlines, Aserca, Avianca, Continental, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Dutch Antilles Express, Insel Air, JetBlue, KLM, Martinair, Spirit Airlines, Surinam Airways, United Airlines, US Airways and Venezolana.

    Also the Venezuelan travelers/tourists will have the opportunity to travel from Punto Fijo Venezuela to Aruba and connect to Bonaire.

    Tiara Air is very proud to announce this expansion and welcomes everyone to fly Tiara Air to Bonaire.

    For reservation and information please call your travel agency, our ticket offices or you can visit us at:www.tiara-air.com."

    It looks like flights will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
    http://www.tiara-air.com/content/view/16/13/

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