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  1. We are also on the Dec 1 sailing. My email said to show up at 2:30. Plan on getting to the ship between 11:0-11:30. 5 Days and counting!!!
  2. We will be in SJ next week. Would love a copy of the map. Thanks!! hrmkr@comcast.net
  3. Did you go see any of these entertainers? What type of music did Raul and Brendan play? What were the shows and how good were they in the main theater? We board on Dec 1.
  4. We are in the exact same boat as you looking for a 2-2.5 hour tour before our Woodwind snorkel tour at noon. We are just going to grab a taxi to take us around. I always have tours planned so this will be something completely new to me by just getting a taxi.
  5. I called RCI and specifically asked them. They told me 11:00 PM on Thursday 11/28.
  6. Thank you. How far are these from the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel? We are staying in an airbnb right across the street
  7. Does anyone know the timing of when RCI puts out the Black Friday sale? Is it at midnight or 12:01 AM of Friday? I am hoping it comes out sometime Thursday evening. we sail on December 1 and 11:00 PM on Thursday is the cutoff when the cruise planner closes. We purchased the DDP and hoping it may drop a little bit for the Black Friday sale
  8. Why couldn't you get a shot and a beer at the same time. Does Royal have a time limit in between drinks?
  9. Authentic local cuisine. Not tourist traps
  10. We are also doing the Woodwind tour in the afternoon. Looking for a 2-2.5 hour tour of the island before snorkeling. When are you cruising? We are on the freedom of the Seas on Dec 1. Small world. Living less than 30 minutes apart
  11. Stinger, Looking for restaurant recommendations from "a local" in the Condado area? We have been to OSJ and sort of know which one''s to go to there. this trip, we are staying in the Condado area.
  12. Charles, What tour company are you using? Where are you in Maryland? We are from Laurel.
  13. We sail on December 1. 2 days after Black Friday. We are currently paying $48/day for the Deluxe Drink package. if the price comes down below $48 on Black Friday, can we cancel and buy it at the lower price or are we too close to our sail date.
  14. We are sailing out of SJ in December. As Stinger suggested, find an Airbnb that you like and message the owner and ask. We were in the same situation and asked if we can just drop off our bags and then come back later to check in. They had no issues with that request. We found an Airbnb in the Condado area which was cheaper than in Old SJ. It is a short taxi ride if you want to visit that area.
  15. I read today that the taxi's were blocking the Uber's from coming to pick up their passengers in protest. Could get interesting. Thankfully, we do not fly into SJ until the end of November. They have over 1 month to battle it out.
  16. This is the 1/2 day Fantasy tour: Half Island Tour Sunrise Tour: 9AM - 1 PM | Sunset Tour: 2PM - 6PMThis tour will take approximately 4 hours. We will take you to see Aruba’s highlights: Aloe Vera Factory California lighthouse Alto Vista Chapel Ayo or Casibari rock formations Natural Bridge Bushiribana gold mill ruins Along the way you will see our world famous Fofoti tree, traditional Aruban houses, the Haystack Hill (Hooiberg), and wild life (such as iguana, local birds, etc).
  17. How was the actual tour? Which one did you do?
  18. We will be in Aruba in early December. trying to decide which tour to take. Aruba Fantasy Tours (half day tour) or ABC Tours (Cave Pool and North Coast Explorer tour)? The ABC Tours will be in a Jeep. Aruba Fantasy Tours is in a small van. Both are 4 hours and cost around the same price. Anyone have experience taking either.
  19. Were there also taxis that would take you around the island? We decided to switch from the morning (3 hour) to the afternoon (4 hour) snorkeling tour with Woodwind. We need to see if there are any tours that are around 2-2.5 hours in the early morning to make the 12:00 Woodwind tour. If no tours fit our schedule, we will need to just grab a a taxi to take us around the island.
  20. I found a few to checkout. it seems that most of the tours are pretty similar to each other. Bonaire Vista Tours, Bonaire Photo Shoot and VoyagerBonaire Tours
  21. Are you on the December 1 Freedom of the Seas sailing? the afternoon tour is over at 4 and we need to be back on board by 4:30
  22. We will be there on December 5. The difference in price between the 3 and 4 hour tour is only $10. Well worth the money. I am going to email Ulf to get more details about the difference. I really want to fit in an island tour if we can. We love to get a taste of every island we visit.
  23. Did you stop at 2 spots for snorkeling or 1? How was the drift snorkeling? I am not a very good swimmer and use a snorkel vest to feel comfortable in the water. Just having to drift (float) would be great. Dierdre will definitely keep an eye on me LOL. I already emailed voyagerboanire to ask for the times of their tours. I would like to do the combi tour. Were there any stops you felt were not worth the time? Might see if we can do a private tour (depending on price) that would fit our schedule and still see the highlights of the island. I have been in contact with Woodwind. They have 2 tours that day to accommodate people. the morning tour is from 8:30-11:30 and the afternoon tour is 12:00-4:00. Our ship is in port from 8:00-5:00
  24. Hoopster, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts during your stop in Bonaire. When you did the Woodwind tour, was it 3 or 4 hours? Now that I have seen what you did on your tour with voyagerboanire tours, I need to compare them to what is seen on the other tours I have looked at.
  25. Currently, we are booked on Woodwind from 8:30-11:30. Their afternoon (4 hour) snorkel tour begins at 12:00-4:00. I want to find a land tour from 8:30-11:00 or 11:30 and be dropped off near where we would pick up Woodwind. I would love the extra hour to go snorkeling. If we stay with the Woodwind morning tour, I have looked into Bonaire Vista Tours and Bonaire Photo Shoot. I have not checked out voyagerbonairetours yet from Hoopster's post. Those are all in the afternoon. None that I have found are early morning that would fit our tight schedule. That is the reason I may have to go with a private person and go where we want in our allotted time.
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