STINAPA - OUR INCOME
The Foundation receives funding from admission fees to the parks, users of commercial and private moorings (including yacht moorings in the bay off Kralendijk), donations, and grants, including a government grant for the salary of the Education Coordinator.
- Fees to the parks
All users of the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) pay admission (Nature Fee) to enter the parks.
For SCUBA divers, the Nature Fee is $25 for a year's pass, or $10 for a day pass. The Nature Fee is $10 per year for the use of the BNMP for any other activity than SCUBA diving. Any activity in the Marine Park is subject to payment. Those can vary from swimming to snorkeling, windsurfing, boating, kayaking etc. The fee can be purchased at any d ive shop or activity desk of the hotels.
Included in the $25, SCUBA divers Nature Fee is entry to both the BNMP and Washington Slagbaai National Park (WSNP).
Children under 12 years and residents of Bonaire are exempt from paying the non-divers $10 Nature Fee. In case they are SCUBA diving, they still need to pay the $25 fee. Also exempt are the crews of commercial vessels and passengers of cruise ships. For those who have not paid the $ 25 Nature Fee for SCUBA divers, the admission to WSNP is $15 for one calendar year. Bonairian residents have 2 options, either they pay a $3 day fee, or pay the $15 fee for one calendar year. To be eligible for this price a valid residency ID (sedula) must be shown. For children 12 and under, there's no charge.
- By contract with the BNMP, Harbour Village Marina manages the moorings in the bay off Kralendijk. These are available, at $10 per night, to visiting yachts no more than 18 meters. Harbour Village Marina retains 35% of the collected fees to manage and maintain the use of the moorings as well as to collect the fees.
- Private and commercial moorings
Private or commercial moorings require a permit and cost $ 280 per year per mooring. The moorings may be used to tie off boats, or for swim lines, floats, swim platforms, etc. Boats 12 feet or shorter with a maximum 25 hp engine, which are registered with the Harbormaster as fishing boats, are exempt from the yearly fee. .
- Grants and donations
Our annual reports lists grants we receive for projects from several institutions. We also receive donations from individuals who appreciate our work and wish to help us protect and conserve Bonaire's natural environment.
- Grant from the government
We have an understanding with the government that they subsidize the salary of the personnel of our education department. Education is one of the primary tasks of the government, but they were not providing education on nature and environmental issues in school. We took this task on, and apply every year for the funds.
Download our past financial reports and annual reports to get more insight into our income and how it is used.