The port of Kralendijk is located in an open bay on the South part of the West coast with
the marine terminals being located on this coast.Vessels should pass South of Klein Bonaire Island where there is ample depth close to the berths.The port of Kralendijk has piers for dry cargo transfer and cruise vessels. Maximum size vessels: Vessels up to 115,000 dwt. max., draft 12.19 m. max., length 320 m. Largest vessels docked in Kralendijk are the cruise ships “Queen Elizabeth 2,” “Oriana,” and “Arcadia.” Kralendijk has 3 piers, which can accommodate any ship including the large cruise ships such as “Queen Elizabeth 2.” This is the port for break-bulk, container cargo and all
Pier dimensions: Length: 225 feet, width: 50 feet, depth alongside: 33 feet, height above water level: 6 feet, max. load factor per m2: 2000 kg. Vessels up to 738 feet LOA and 50.000 DWT may berth at the Northern Pier. This pier is designated for cruise ships only and occasionally car carriers also use the pier. Close to shops, restaurants, old fort,
Wilhelmina Park, new Sea Promenade and other attractions.
Pier dimensions: Length: 394 feet, width: 46 feet, depth alongside: 40 feet, height above water level: 6 feet,max. load factor per m2: 3000 kg. Vessels up to 115.000 GRT and 1050 feet LOA long can berth alongside. Cruise ships and larger vessel cargo ships
generally use the Southern Pier. Inshore of the pier is a Ro-Ro ramp used by vessels up to 300 feet max. length and 16 feet max. draft.
For ships of maximum 330 feet long, 18 feet draft, 5000 grt. This pier is designated as ferry jetty. Cruise ship facility Kralendijk has welcomed cruise ships for many years and three vessels can berth alongside within walking distance of the picturesque town. It is a perfect port of call for the smaller “expedition” ships but large ships such as Norwegian Sky (72.000 grt) can dock at the Southern Pier.
The Bonaire Cruise Ship Advantages:
1) The largest ships can enter easily and safely due to open sea, deep-water approach to piers.
2) Two 4000 h.p.Tugs can assist if required.
3) Competitive port charges including discounted pilot fees. No passenger taxes.
4) Cooperative authorities, relaxed formalities