Puerto Rico Bioluminescent Bay Tours
Although we are focused on being the experts for the West Coast of Puerto Rico, we do offer a few high demand excursions on the East of the island. One of the most popular trips that we added because of such high demand is our new Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay kayak tour out of Fajardo. This is a great tour and we are so excited to have it on our site now!
For guests who are staying in or around San Juan, Fajardo is the most convenient bio-bay. Driving time from San Juan is about 45 – 1 hour depending on traffic. If you are coming from Rincon or the West Coast of the island, plan on at least 3.5 – 4 hours to get to Fajardo (it is essentially as FAR away from Rincon as you can get!). But, many of our guests who spend their trip in Rincon do stop in San Juan for a night on the way in or out, so this is a great option if you have already been to the bay in La Parguera or if you want to explore while you are in the East.
This trip launches kayaks out of the Las Croabas dock in Fajardo. They are sit-upon kayaks, so you stay out of the water, but you may get just a little bit wet. An informative guide will lead you on an easy paddle out to the bay – winding through mangrove tunnels along the way. Although both tours are great, if you want to see a little extra sea life, you can head out on the early tour (6:00 or 6:30 depending on season) you’re sure to be greeted by numerous iguanas, sea birds and other fish life as you paddle out to the lagoon. (There is also an 8:30/9:00 departure time if you prefer to reach the lagoon a little later in the eve).
You’ll pass through a mangrove tunnel single file and into the larger bio-lagoon under the guidance of your guide. As you enter the lagoon you’ll be able to see how the bioluminescence lights up your paddle and the fish below. Bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico are one of the most magical things on the island and we are so lucky to have THREE natural bays in Puerto Rico alone!
Your guide can answer any and all questions about the natural phenomenon of the bioluminescence in Puerto Rico as well as give guidance on how this unique eco-system is created and how we can help preserve it. The Laguna Grande bio-bay kayak trip is a great option for families, as children 6 and up can paddle with an adult. The waters are calm and warm and it is a peaceful overall experience.
Reservations for Kayaking Bio-Bay in Puerto Rico
To make reservations for a kayak bio-bay trip in Puerto Rico or for the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay tours in Fajardo, simply call Rincon Vacations (787-632-2889) a day or two before your requested date so that we can check availability. Transportation is not included in the tour cost, but can be arranged from San Juan for a cost of $20 per person.
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It is best to visit any bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico when the moon is at it’s lowest point (if you have a choice in dates). So we always suggest checking the lunar calendar before you depart. But, not to worry – if you can only go on a day when the moon is close to full, you’ll still see the luminescence and it’s still a one-of-a-kind experience that you can only get in Puerto Rico!