46 reviews of Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan
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Reviewed by cecilandkim, July 2012
Interesting if you have never been kayaking before. It is kind of scary being out there in the complete dark. You have to navigate some very narrow DARK waters. I wish the kayaking could be longer. The "Bioluminescent" that they are referring to (I'll let you take the tour so I wont ruin it) is sort of interesting. Wish the kayaking was longer, you are only in the water for maybe an hour and a half.
Reviewed by Linda H, March 2012
Had a great time -- theguies were very knowledgable as we kayaked through the dark of night! Quite an adventure! The bathrooms to get changed in before/after leave a bit to be desired, but the ttour itself was awesome!
Reviewed by Sal L, January 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip! Well worth the time, money and energy! The guides were knowledgeable and truly excited to share their wealth of experience with all of us.
My only suggestion would be to split up the large group into 4 smaller groups of 4 or 5 kayaks once the bay is reached, so all can gain the input and knowledge, from stars to history, of the guides.
EXCELLENT and FUN!!!!
Reviewed by Mark C, March 2013
Even though we choose a very dark night, less than 1/4 moon, the bioluminesencts was less than spectacular. Our guides rushed us through, last in and first out. Do NOT exspect to see anything like the on line pictures, they are inhanced / time lapsed photography.
Reviewed by Dean C, January 2013
It is worth doing because it is good exercise and a new experience, the water DOES NOT glow. The guide was busy picking up on young girls instead of guiding. You can hit your face on branches because it is dark and no one warns you. Our blinker light was broken so people kept crashing into us. so so
Reviewed by ANDREA Y, December 2012
Ok guides and drivers not very welcoming or communicative
Reviewed by Travis Z, August 2011
The trip itself was great. We had trouble getting a ride to the place. We thought we had a ride because through the booking it said we did, but we had to jump through hoops and ladders to get it. Several emails and phone calls later we got our ride and made it. The kayaking is fantastic. A truly once in a lifetime experience.
Reviewed by Scherry M, April 2011
The adventure was awesome the arrangements through Viatour not so good
Reviewed by Barbara A, March 2011
We would give this a much higher review, except for the initial information we received about this trip. It is a fairly strenuous journey, including a half hour of kayaking down a canal to the bay, paddling around the bay, and then a half hour back. If you are a senior, or not used to exercise, and never kayaked before, this trip might not be for you. We are pretty fit and in good health. When we asked about the trip, we were told it would be no problem--"people of all ages do it every day". If Miguel, our wonderful and helpful guide, had not attached our kayak to his and helped us along, we would probably still be out there. Also, there are a good number of tours going on at the same time, and a large group came around the corner of the canal too quickly and we had a rather large pileup . However, having said all that, if you are up to the physical challenge, it is a great trip. It was very dark the night we went, and the bioluminescence is a really phenomenal sight. The guides were all helpful and informative. The water is calm, and pretty warm. It is quite beautiful. Snacks and water were provided upon return.
Reviewed by Anne N, February 2013
First of all the driver that pick us up was rude and drove too fast and aggressively . I was disappointed to find we could not swim. I heard the other tours offered a better experience. They used a tarp to provide better viewing. They spent more time in the lagoon.
Reviewed by Nao V, September 2012
Because they run two tours a night, we got to spend very little time out in the bio bay - perhaps a total of ten minutes of so. would have liked to spend more time out there.
Reviewed by Dixie W, September 2012
Over rated - it was fun and all, but thought there would be more luminescent features.
Reviewed by Lawrence S, February 2012
I guess I did not exactly know what to expect on this tour. Certainly I expected to get a little wet, but I did not expect the entire floor of our kayak to be covered in water. I guess I did not expect to be paddling through a mangrove forest in the pitch dark, smashing into trees and roots without warning. But I really thought that the destination would make it all worth the trip. So, when I expectantly placed my hand in the water, I thought MAGIC would happen. Instead, I saw a little glow around it. Perhaps I should have found this amazing, but instead I was very disappointed. And then once again, plunging into the trees before landing back at an absolutely filthy bathroom, with no facilities for changing clothes - we ended up stripping down and changing in the open, rather than to venture inside. Our guides were competent and helpful, but I would have hoped for more for the cost of this adventure.
Reviewed by Carwen M, January 2011
Bus driver was non communicative. I have never been on a tour where the driver had zero interaction with the participants. There were too many kayaks for 3 tour guides to handle. The cement entry to the lagoon was covered with junk that was washed up at high tid.