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Bioluminescent Bay Tours

Puerto Rico Bioluminescent Bay Tours

bioluminescent bay puerto ricoOne of the most unique and memorable tours you can take in Puerto Rico is to visit one of the islands three bioluminesent bays.  Closest to Rincon is the the bioluminescent bay off of the coast of La Parguera.  La Parguera is a small fishing village on the Southwest corner of Puerto Rico and is part of the town of Lajas.  If you are staying in San Juan, the most convenient bay to visit is the Laguna Grande in Fajardo. The luminescent effect in the bay is the result of a permanent population of tiny micro-organisms called Dinoflagellates.  These animals produce a chemical spark of light when disturbed in the water.  They can produce striking effects of green and white sparkles that can only be seen at night….and no, don’t worry – it’s not radioactive!

Tour Option 1: Sunset Snorkel & Bio-Bay at La Parguera


Rincon PR Snorkel Tours This trip includes a boat ride with time to snorkle picturesque reef in the clear blue water for a couple hours before sunset. You’ll enjoy great snorkeling where the shallow waters will hide sea cucumbers, sea fans, starfish and tons of reef fish.  Take a short break and relax on the boat as you watch the sunset and eat homemade empanadillas, dip in the water and down a tasty medalla beer or soda. After the sun goes down, you’ll then head out on a 20 minute boat ride to the bioluminescent bay when you can experience the luminescence for about 30 – 45 minutes. It’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience and one you’ll not soon forget!

  • Tour Time: 3:30 pm
  • Tour Duration: 5 hours
  • Tour Cost: $66.00
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Important Notes: Transportation is not included in tour cost. Please give yourself at least 1.5 hours driving time to La Parguera if coming from Rincon. Shuttles can be arranged for an additional fee. Best viewing is when the moon is at it’s lowest point. We recommend checking the lunar phase calendar before booking. Minimum 4 persons are required, booking is not confirmed until minimums are met. Mask and snorkel rental are included. 100% non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days. ALL applicable taxes and processing fees ARE included. Rates subject to change at any time.

 

Tour Option 2: Bioluminescent Bay Tour at La Parguera


puerto rico bioluminescent bay toursOne of the ‘must-do’ experiences in Puerto Rico is a trip to the bioluminescent bay.  The bay at La Parguera is closest to the West and South Coasts of Puerto Rico (about 1.5 hour drive from Rincon).  You’ll start off the trip with an introduction to the bay by your guides who will explain the natural phenomenon of the bioluminescence while you enjoy a light dinner of homemade empanadillas, soda and beer.  Just after the sun goes down you’ll head out on a comfortable dive boat for a 20 minute boat ride through the mangrove channels, as you head to the bioluminescent bay. Once you reach the bay you’ll have 30 – 45 minutes to swim and snorkel before you return to shore.  All snorkel gear and dinner is included.

  • Tour Time: 6:30 pm
  • Tour Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour Cost: $33.00
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Important Notes: Transportation is not included in tour cost. Please give yourself at least 1.5 hours driving time to La Parguera if coming from Rincon. Shuttles can be arranged for an additional fee. Best viewing is when the moon is at it’s lowest point. We recommend checking the lunar phase calendar before booking. Minimum 4 persons are required, booking is not confirmed until minimums are met. Mask and snorkel rental are included. 100% non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days. ALL applicable taxes and processing fees ARE included. Rates subject to change at any time.

Tour Option 3: Kayak Tour of Laguna Grande Bio-Bay Fajardo


biobay kayak tours puerto ricoThis two hour kayaking trip leaves from the Las Croabas launch in Fajardo Puerto Rico, about 45 minutes South of the San Juan metro area. You’ll start paddling just before sunset, heading through a thin mangrove channel that leads into the warm bio-lagoon. An informative guide will give you details about the ecology and preservation of this delicate eco-system. If you take the earlier tour, iguanas and sea birds will guide your way into the lagoon. Paddle around the bioluminescent bay under the stars and the moon and watch as each stroke of your paddle lights up the microscopic plankton below. *Please note: No swimming is allowed in the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay.

  • Tour Time: Early tour – 6:00/6:30 pm depending on season, Late Tour – 9:00/8:30 pm depending on season
  • Tour Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour Cost: $51.36
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Important Notes: Transportation is not included in tour cost. Please give yourself at least 3.5 hours driving time if coming from Rincon, 1 hour if coming from San Juan metro area. Shuttles can be arranged for an additional fee. Round trip shuttle from San Juan is $20.00 per person. Best viewing is when the moon is at it’s lowest point. We recommend checking the lunar phase calendar before booking. Minimum 4 persons are required, booking is not confirmed until minimums are met. 100% non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days. ALL applicable taxes and processing fees ARE included. Rates subject to change at any time.

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