Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kralendijk-Bonaire by Tour Guide Brenda Y. (Guide #8676)


Dayna Troy

United States
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Tour: #262851, Private Group tour of Bonaire, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 5/20

Brenda was AMAZING! I highly, highly recommend her! We only had a short time in port but she was able to get us around the see everything we wanted to. She even went in the water with us as a snorkel guide to point out different fish and marine life. We could not be happier with the excellent service Brenda provided! If I ever get back to Bonaire, Brenda is the first person I am going to get in touch with! Thanks again Brenda you were great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dayna, Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to show you and your family Bonaire, the way you wanted to see it. Next time I'm going to wear a dress like Lisa's, love it!! Take care & be well. Brenda

Harvey Koning

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 3/20

Excellent tour covering many highlights around the island. Brenda shares a wealth of information in an engaging way. Brenda can adjust the tour to cover what is important to you. When we expressed an interest in snorkeling Brenda had great tips about sites and logistics. Also helpful restaurant recommendations. Getting a private customized tour was great. We covered a lot of ground but at our own pace. Really appreciated the insights into island history, culture and economy. Highly recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Harvey, Early tours are a great way for location orientation, I happy that you both enjoyed your visit to Bonaire.

Sharon A Y.

United States
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Tour: #99805, Customized Bonaire day tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 12/20

All I can say Brenda is the guide you want in Bonaire! Not only is her knowledge of the area fantastic, but she is amazingly flexible in plans. Much appreciated was her kind help and understanding of my minor physical limitations. In 7 hours I saw basically all of the island and did not feel rushed. Brenda, you will receive a call when I return. Thank you so much for a fabulous day. All the best...Sharon

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon, Thank You for your kind words and please do enjoy your world cruise. I look forward to your next visit to Bonaire and tour inquiry with Tours by Locals. Brenda

Jennifer Hillard

Canada
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Tour: #262850, Private Snorkel Excursion with guide, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 7/20

Great experience, great guide that delivered some fantastic underwater photos. We have used this guide before and plan to use her services again. We strongly recommend Brenda for general guiding and snorkeling excursions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Jennifer for the kind words. I will see you on your return visit. Brenda

Seeta Maraj

Trinidad and Tobago
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Tour: #282792, Bonaire - wild side and off the beaten path., Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

Brenda was the best, could not ask for a better tour guide she did exactly what we wanted, Seeta

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for the kind words Seeta, hope to see you again on Bonaire for some further explorations.

Missy Sturgis

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire South Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

We loved our tour with Brenda! She is extremely friendly, very accommodating, and very pleasant. She tailored our tour exactly as we wanted it and did it within our time frame! Brenda is very knowledgeable about all phases of Bonaire's history and its present state. She dropped us off at a great beach bar/restaurant that we would have never found in our own. We're anxious to go back and snorkel with her! We highly recommend Brenda! Bill & Linda Houston, Texas

Shawn Murphy

United States
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Tour: #99805, Customized Bonaire day tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

We took a customized tour with Brenda. She was wonderful! We went for 4 hours and Brenda was completely knowledgeable of all that is Bonaire. We could ask anything about Bonaire and she explained it all to us. She took us to many spots on the islands and for us the customized tour was the way to go! Would definitely highly recommend Brenda for your Bonaire tour!

Janet Kruse

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 7/19

Brenda was a fantastic guide who knew her Island like the back of her hand. She interacted with my group beautifully and had a game plan of where she wanted to go and what she wanted to show us, but was still sensitive to our requests and willing to show us anything we wanted to see, as long as it was within her power to do so. I highly recommend her as a guide! Toursbylocals was again a fantastic company to work with; no problems and lots of great memories!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure having you all along for a great tour of South Bonaire. The Flamingo's miss you all !!! Until next time - keep on Dancing !!

Nelda Brangwin

United States
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Tour: #145593, Culinary & History Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 10/19

We had a wonderful time. Brenda's knowledge of Bonaire gave us a much better view of Bonaire than if we had taken a shore excursion. And the small local restaurant she took us to for lunch was perfect. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nelda, Thank You for your review of my tour. It was my pleasure to share your day with you while in Bonaire. Brenda

Rudy Sanabia

United States
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Tour: #99805, Customized Bonaire day tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

We had a great time in Bonair, Brenda was amazing and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour to any looking for a person shore excursion.

Sheila Hanna

United States
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Tour: #262851, Private Group tour of Bonaire, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

The tour was awesome, we were able to see a lot of the island and history of what we were seeing, we hope to do some diving there one day

Eric Stentzel

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

Brenda is a delightful guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Bonaire is not a very big island, so the time we had with her was sufficient to get a good overview of the island. We only wish we could have spent more time with her. I would recommend Brenda to anyone visiting Bonaire.

Margaret Eren

United States
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Tour: #262851, Private Group tour of Bonaire, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

We were in Bonaire for the day on a cruise (8 people). We did a tour with Brenda. We had a great time. Brenda shared her knowledge and expertise while still being fun and entertaining. We saw island highlights which included snorkeling off a beach and a beach picnic. Brenda didn't rush us even when we exceeded our time. I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone who wants to have a fun tour in Bonaire.

Charles Martin

New Palestine, IN, United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 19/18

Meeting Brenda was easy with the map she provided. The trip went to the north first and we were able to stay ahead of the tour buses. We saw many flamingos, flora and fauna. She was very informative about the island operation in addition to seeing the the sights. After going to the north we went south to the salt flats. Very interesting seeing how salt is produced. There is a lot to see in addition to diving. We understand Brenda leads diving and snorkeling tours. I highly recommend this guide.

Roberta Hendee

United States
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Tour: #145593, Culinary & History Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 8/18

Brenda was friendly, knowledgeable and we enjoyed our time tremendously!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for the wonderful rating, it was my pleasure to show you Bonaire, I hope to see you all again on another journey. Happy Travels. Brenda

Denise Luhman

United States
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Tour: #282792, Bonaire - wild side and off the beaten path., Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

This felt less like a tour and more like hanging out with a friend who was showing me around her home island. I really enjoyed the tour and look forward to touring with Brenda again next time we're in her neighborhood!!

James Profirio-Bond

United States
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Tour: #145593, Culinary & History Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Brenda was awesome. Handicapped accessible. She personalized every part of this tour. We did not do the typical tourist destinations. We were a native all the way and experienced that totally. Highly recommend

Andrea P.

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 2/17

Wonderful tour with Brenda on Bonaire! All my touring interests were thoroughly addressed, and we saw everything on the wish list. Lots of chances to see the fascinating animal and plant life close-up and hands-on many times, too. Brenda is very pleasant to spend time with, and I felt like I was visiting a friend or family member, rather than just being a number on a bus tour somewhere. I had a wonderful tour, and enjoyed every minute of my time with Brenda. She knows SCUBA diving, just ask her.

June Swan

Clarkesville, GA, United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

Brenda is a priceless treasure of knowledge of all things about Bonaire. She was extremely sensitive to our interests and our limitations and we certainly feel that she represents the best Tours by Locals experience. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and a more knowledgeable guide. Our day with Brenda was the highlight of our 10 day Caribbean cruise.

Werner Kaelin

Switzerland
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Werner and friends. It was my pleasure to spend a few hours with you as we traveled Bonaire.

Barbara Pearson

United States
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Tour: #262850, Private Snorkel Excursion with guide, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

Brenda is an outstanding guide. She accommodated snorkelers of different experience levels and made the trip fun for all! Highly recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for your kind words Barbara - I look forward to possibly seeing you again on Bonaire. Brenda

Gary Trumbo

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Brenda was fantastic and made our day in Bonaire very informative and enjoyable. Brenda was at the dock and made sure that we saw everything possible.

Jeanne Jones

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 24/16

Brenda was very knowledgeable, articulate and well organized. She accommodated our needs readily, particularly my mother who was in a wheelchair but needed to get up and stretch periodically.

Robert H.

Panama
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 1/15

A very informative and interesting tour of Bonaire. Brenda met us at the port and took us on a four hour tour of Bonaire. She is very knowledgeable of the area and was always ahead of all the tour buses when we arrived at an area that all the tour operators went to. Her enthusiasm and friendliness made the trip very enjoyable. She provided water and snacks during the tour which was a welcome treat. Going to visit Bonaire...sign up with Brenda, you'll be happy you did.

Jaclyn Waryasz

United States
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 23/15

Brenda was very friendly and accommodating. I had my elderly father with me - and she was very conscientious of making enough stops for him and paced the tour well. We saw a lot of what the island has to offer and was very impressed with Brenda's hospitality.

Freda Beresford

Australia
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 5/15

Brenda you are amazing. Our tour of Bonaire was fantastic all due to your efforts which were very much appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble. We learnt so much about life on the island. The history, culture, fauna and flora. The flamingos are a highlight. Brenda made sure we enjoyed the spectacle in relative peace. (Before the main tourist buses arrived). Although diving or snorkelling was not on our agenda Brenda is an expert and we would thoroughly recommend her on all counts. Freda and Garnet

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a pleasure to 'show off' the best features of Bonaire. Thank you for spending part of your day with me.

Dennis Morris

Canada
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Tour: #99615, Bonaire Island Tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 4/14

We had a wonderful four hour tour with Brenda, stopping at many places of historical interest. She is very knowledgable, interesting & fun to be with. She is also a professional diver & we were fortunate to enjoy an amazing snorkel with her in the afternoon. A very memorable day. Now, Bonaire is our favourite Caribbean Island.

Daniel Vartan

United States
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Tour: #99805, Customized Bonaire day tour, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 20/14

What a blast we had with Brenda. We'll be back I promise and next time we're diving all day(s). This chosen tour was customized to our groups needs since they didn't dive. So we toured the whole island and everything there was to see. We had a great time from stopping for those empanadas for breakfast to the supermarket run to get some dutch cheese. Brenda you made our time there wonderful, thank you for that.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dan, It was my pleasure. I love where I live and I love showing Bonaire to lovely folks like you. Till next time my friend! Thanks for the lovely day !!


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