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Getting to Bonaire

Nonstop airlines from the U.S. to Bonaire

Flights run each week from Houston and Newark to Bonaire. The Houston flight departs on Friday nights shortly before midnight and arrives early Saturday morning in Bonaire. There is also a second flight that leaves Houston on Saturday night and arrives Sunday morning.

The Newark departure is similar- leaving on Saturday nights shortly before midnight and arriving in Bonaire early on Sunday morning. Delta also offers a direct non-stop flight from Atlanta on Saturdays. This flight arrives in Bonaire mid-afternoon on Saturday. Insel Air offers a direct non-stop from Miami on Saturdays which arrives in Bonaire around 6:30 pm.

Other flight options: American Airlines offers nonstop flights to Curacao and flight options between Curacao and Bonaire include Divi Divi Air, Insel Air, and Dutch Antilles Express. The flight between Curacao to Bonaire is 30 or so minutes and schedules are available throughout the day.

Another option is to fly into Aruba and there are flights available from Aruba to Bonaire on Divi Dive Air, Dutch Antilles Express, Insel Air, and Tiara Air.

 Please provide Kids Sea Camp with your flight itinerary once you have it so that we can arrange your transfers to the resort.

Bonaire Kids Sea Camp 2018

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KIDS SEA CAMP TIPS & REQUIREMENTS

It’s important to pack appropriately when traveling with kids on long hauls.

 Airport Tips:

  • We all know that airports can be a hassle these days but a little planning and preparation can make a big difference. Try these tips to help you breeze right through.

 Before Your Trip:

  • Check your itineraries for seat assignments and make any ticket changes you need.
  • Handle any special needs you might have before you get to the airport.
  • Check to make sure the contact information we have for you is right.
  • Take care of passports, visas, and any important papers you might need way ahead of time.
  • Review our Check-in Options to see which is best for you
  • Use our online Check-in tool and self-service kiosk to avoid long lines at the airport.
  • Know the check-in requirements for your airport.
  • Know the requirements for the security checkpoints where you’ll be traveling.
  • Check security checkpoint wait-times and allow plenty of extra time for busy holiday periods.

During Your Trip

  • Check the display screens and monitors in the airport to find your gate.
  • Arrive at the gate early with your boarding pass and e-ticket receipt.
  • Keep an eye on the gate display screens that we have in most airports.
  • Listen closely for announcements at the gate. It might be important stuff.

 Make sure to pack a small carry-on with just a few of the following basics for you and the kids:

  • Playing cards, books, puzzles
  • Drawing paper and markers
  • Small pillow
  • Some comfortable socks
  • Tooth brush
  • Favorite food and snacks for the hotel room (remember the island does not always have the food kids like.pack some things like peanut butter, mac & cheese, cookies, etc).
  • Bottled water

 Adults:

  • Contact solution (if needed)
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Sweat shirt for flight
  • Any medicines needed
  • Hair brush
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Favorite book
  • Hand lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Pack your personal valuables with you
  • Single parents traveling with kids outside the country need a notarized letter of “Consent to Travel” prepared prior to departure

 Travel Documents Needed:

  • Passports required-Copies of Passports (have one set with you and leave another at home.)
  • C-Card for divers
  • Log book
  • Air line tickets
  • Itinerary
  • Travel documents
  • Paperwork and Forms
  • Waiver form: If your child has any breathing problems or other medical issues, you need to clearly state this so that we may be prepared to accommodate any special needs. We have in the past been able to create pleasant experiences for special needs children, kids with Asthma, hearing impaired children, some autistic children and we will do our best to make sure any child can experience Kids Sea Camp. We need this information ahead of time to ensure the safety of your child. You will need a doctors’ note letting us know your child can participate in the program you chose.
  • Be prepared in case a bag is lost or delayed. Don’t get caught without the things you know you need.

 Other Carry-on Suggestions:

  • 1 bathing suit
  • 1 set of shorts and t-shirt
  • 1 set of undergarments
  • Sun Block
  • Dive regulator/computer
  • Camera
  • Any item you will absolutely need
  • Prescription medications

 Other Suggestions for Packing for the Trip:

  • Plenty of sunblock
  • Level 30-45 water proof sunblock for kids
  • Insect Repellent
  • Extra-Batteries
  • Disposal cameras (underwater)
  • After-sun products, Aloe Vera, etc
  • Small medical kit
  • Ear drops
  • Motrin
  • Cough and cold syrup
  • Sudafed
  • Airborne
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra set of contacts
  • Benadryl
  • Dive Gear
  • Defog
  • Socks for use inside of fins – dive skins are handy if you have them

How to Get Passports: American passports are issued by the http://travel.state.gov Department of State. To apply for an American passport, take a look first at http://travel.state.gov. You can even download the forms there (be sure to read the instructions carefully to see which application form you should use; there are two forms, DSP-11 and DSP-82).

Each person traveling must have his/her own passport; kids no longer can be in Mom or Dad’s passport. Our kids are thrilled beyond words (well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but they liked it) to have their own passport with their picture in it.

The most important thing you’ll need for a passport is proof that you were born in the U.S., a birth certificate (Americans born abroad, or naturalized Americans, will need different documents.

There are many details you will need to be aware of if only one parent will be applying for a U.S. passport for a child under the age of 14. The details are all available from the U.S. Department of State. Either both parents must appear together and sign the passport application OR one parent appears, signs and submits the second parent’s written statement of consent authorizing passport issuance for the child OR one parent appears, signs, and submits primary evidence of sole authority to apply. This requirement of the U.S. government does not change the requirement that other countries impose that require one parent traveling with a child to show proof of custody/permission to travel from the noncustodial parent. Check with the Embassy of the country you will be visiting.


REMINDER: ALL US PASSPORTS MUST BE VALID FOR UP 6 SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO EXPIRATION DATE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.