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Destination:

Port/City: Kralendijk, Bonaire

Activity Type:
Wilderness & Wildlife Tours

Approximate Duration:
2 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*55.00 USD (Adult)
*55.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:
Maximum Weight: 230 pounds



Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Butterfly Eco Garden and Cafe "Taste of Bonaire" - BO06

The Butterfly ECO Garden is a tropical oasis green-house with butterflies from around the Caribbean and Costa Rica. Fluttering around you are Blue Morphos, Giant Swallowtails, Gulf Fritillaries and Crackers, just to name a few. Enjoy a presentation followed by a guided tour of the green house where you will also see a large pond filled with colorful Japanese Koi carp. The secret Koi culture began in the 4th century and today, prize-winning Koi sell for over a hundred thousand dollars! Savour a ‘Taste of Bonaire' at the quaint KishiKishi Café where lovely small dishes are prepared from only the freshest local produce. Enjoy a chilled glass of wine, a cold beer, or a fresh home-made lemonade.
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The Butterfly ECO Garden is a tropical oasis in the kunuku (outback) of Bonaire. The natural green-house gardens is home to butterflies from around the Caribbean and Costa Rica. Fluttering around you are Blue Morphos, Giant Swallowtails, Gulf Fritillaries and Crackers, just to name a few. Through butterfly breeding a significant area of rain forest  in Costa Rica has been saved from deforestation as many farmers can earn a good living from this trade.
 
Start your visit of the Butterfly ECO Garden with an introduction to 'The Life Cycle of the Butterfly' followed by a guided tour of the green house. Here, you will also see a large pond filled with colorful Japanese Koi carp. The secret Japanese Koi culture began in the 4th century and they were not exported until the 20th century. Today, these fish are worth a small fortune with prize-winning koi selling for over a hundred thousand dollars!

Ready to savour a ‘Taste of Bonaire’? At the quaint KishiKishi Café (means tickling!) your senses will be tickled with lovely small dishes prepared with only the freshest local products. Home-made bread with 3 original house-made dips, a crispy spring roll filled with goat cheese and sweet potato, fresh local fish wrapped and cooked in banana leaf and last, but not least, a deliciously unique lime goat cheese cake. KishiKishi Cafe always uses the freshest local products and if something is not available that day, they guarantee you the same quality with a comparable replacement. With these specialty dishes, you can enjoy a chilled glass of wine, a cold beer, or a fresh home-made lemonade.

The Butterfly ECO Garden is part of the Awor Foundation, a foundation that offers programmes and activities with a focus on sustainable growth and development of young people and nature on Bonaire.


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