Fascinating tour. Not as difficult as described in the description, somworth seeing. Tour guides were great. Dealing with a large group with different skill levels was not easy for them. But they did a great job.
I can't fault Mother Nature - we really didn't see much on our tour. The kayaking can be strenuous, so if you are not up for a challenge, I suggest looking for a tour that brings you to the bay on a boat. The guides we very helpful, but kayaking in pitch black was a little nerveracking.
It was a fun evening and the driver of the van that picked us up was very nice. The tour guides at the Kayaking did a good educational tour before going out into the water but weren't real helpful out in the water and it was somewhat difficult to see the color and glow of the water but it was fun.
Enjoyed the trip- the funniest part was kayaking through the mangrove trees at night - running into them, running into other kayaks, etc. We laughed and laughed and laughed. I think I may have had a different expectation as to what I was going to see when I got to the lagoon. I thought the whole lagoon was going to light up - not just when you put your paddle in. All in all, a good time.
It was an interesting experience. The driver was not at all engaging. Maybe that wasn't his job, but as the person we spent the most 1 on 1 time with, he would have done your company a lot of good if he had some personality or had at least introduced himself.
This tour was unique. I did however think we would see more of the water life than we did. I would recommend this to someone that has some kayak experience.
Very dangerous kayaking in the dark river without any lights. I was surprised that there were no accidents that night. The people including me and my wife were hitting low tree branches and other kayaks in the complete dark. The company made a pictures while we were kyaking and told us that the pictures will be available on their website, but there is no pictures that I can see.
This was a great tour to the bioluminescent lagoon. We were picked up at our hotel and the driver was great! The kayak lessons worked because we had a nice trip into the lagoon. The rating would be higher if I based it just on the experience of what the tour provides, but a huge drawback was the drunk groom to be and his drunk bachelor party friends that were on this tour. I wish the managment would not have let them go on this tour because they kept crashing into our kayak and were loud and obnoxious. It would have been a lot more enjoyable without them, I feel cheated from how peaceful it could/should have been.
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.
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
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.
The adventure was awesome the arrangements through Viatour not so good
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.
The ads made this trip look more mystical than it was. We were disappointed in this trip for the price we paid and what we saw.
Drove for 2 hours to get there. Once there kayak trip was fun but did not see any bioluminescence in water. Would not recommend to anyone. Too long of ride to not see anything.
For someone not used to kayaking it was a little challenging. We were told that there would be small breaks while heading through the path to the lagoon but that didn't happen. Would have been nice to have a little break. The bioluminescence was also disappointment but that wasn't really the fault of the tour just the time of year we went.
Marianne W Canada
Not very good. Very long bus ride to get there from San Juan. Not very impressive once we got there Could only see a slight bit of illumination from the algae. Big let down from the anticipation before we went
I did not see any bioluminescent at all!!!! I ask around and seems like no one saw it either. The crew was very helpful when we keep crashing into the branches. Very physical workout kayaking. Did not enjoy it. I should have took the electric boat ride instead.
This was kind of a let down. It was a very long van ride to the bay, which on this particular night had NO bioluminescence. It was 100% underwhelming. The guides were boring and could not successfully teach all the participants to kayak.
Just ok, Kayak out to the bay was fun a bit tricky in the dark. Very disappointed in the actual time spent in the bay seeing the Bioluminescent. It was literally splash your paddle around for a minute and then we have to head back. Probably would not recommend this to anyone
Didn't see much bioluminescence, the trip back across the bay seemed a bit treacherous given the wind and the need to navigate around the many boats docked there. The kayaks were not the greatest - I found it difficult to stay in a good rowing position given the back support provided. The crew were, for the most part polite, but seemed a bit bored. I had hoped for a bit more interesting visual stuff to make the considerable work required to kayak worth it.
This activity was really interesting. We were so excited to see glowing fish, sea life and kayak. The trip to the lagoon whas hard because there were lots of tree roots and it was pitch black. The lagoon itself was disappointing because there were no glowing sea life and to see anything glow you had to move your hand to stimulate the algae. It was okay just disappointing.