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This is great. Luis, Jordan and Jay were very helpful and provided a lot of information prior to tour. The water was exceptionally warm. The fish begin to surround you once you approach the reef. I would definitely do this again.
if you ever wanted to go underwater without getting certified then this is your chance to explore underwater. no training just have fun.you will see fish and touch star fish and sea orchins.and take photos
They were very accommodating after a date mix up which was entirely my own fault. The instructor, Luis, was great. You get a solid 30 minutes walking on the sea floor and being introduced to various sea life. I very much appreciated being able to use the hotel pool and restaurant after we were done with the Sea Trek. Thank you so much!! Would absolutely do this again.
Walk on the ocean floor wearing a specialized helmet during this 'sea trekking' experience in San Juan. This unusual 1.5-hour activity allows you to get underwater with no swimming, SCUBA diving or snorkeling experience. Participants ages 8 and older can explore the underwater world under the supervision of an expert sea trek professional. Use of all equipment is included; no experience is necessary.
Rachel gave very good instructions and checked with group to enhance our experience. My mask would not seal 100% due to mustache and they did not have enhanced mask for people who have to remove glasses. Truck was hard to find in big beach . Water was cloudy due to high seas so visibility was low-not their issue. Our group of 5 still had fun -confidence builder for new snorkelers
My boyfriend and I saw this on aviator. For the 2 of us, it was about $120. Great deal, Hallie was our instructor. It was a great first time experience for the both of us and will definitely recommend! Great time!
Explore the underwater world of Puerto Rico on a guided snorkeling adventure. Receive a lesson from a professional diver and enjoy a hassle-free outing with all the equipment you need. Then swim through the tropical waters off Guaynabo and see brilliantly-colored tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine creatures. Afterward, revisit your experience with a GoPro video of your snorkeling excursion included in the tour price.
Amazing experience. We did transport which was on time for pickup and dropoff there and back. Crew was awesome- fun and amazingly attentive. Drinks and food were great. Snorkeling was decent and the beach was fun- lots of locals pull up and have music playing which we danced to. Would recommend to anyone- we had families, couples, bachelorette parties aboard.
Get a taste of island life during this full-day catamaran cruise and snorkeling trip to a nearby nature reserve, where you explore the tropical isle of Icacos. Pretend you’re Jacques Cousteau as you snorkel among the area’s fantastic marine life, then stroll the deserted beaches of a protected island for some shell hunting and sunbathing. Along the way enjoy a buffet lunch, with included rum punch or piña coladas, plus optional hotel pickup and drop-off from select properties in San Juan.
Get introduced to the world of scuba diving in Guaynabo on this tour specifically for novices. Explore the underwater world off the coast of Puerto Rico and learn about the underwater flora and fauna in the company of an experienced scuba diving guide. All instruction and use of equipment are included. Complimentary GoPro video of your experience is included.
Absolutely loved the night Kayacking. Robert and Odla were very informative and helpful. Lot of fun. Not a lot of sea life to be seen, but still a very enjoyable experience. I would recommend to everyone.
My girlfriend and I book the trip last minute and were able to get accomodated.
Our host for host for the trip were Lue and Lorenzo! They had a great senses of humor, gave great instructions and were really cool..
They really let us experience the adventure without to many rules while keeping us safe.
The face paint and glow lights were a great touch. We got some good pictures and a great work out.
This was our first time kayaking and I'm sure it wouldnt be our last!
We had an absolute blast on this excursion and would recommend to anyone staying in the Condado area! All the guys on the 9pm excursion last night (1/27/20): Olda, Brian & Andreas! Thankyou for the very unique experience!
Paddle through Condado Lagoon at night in a kayak lit up by LED lights. Enjoy views of the city lit up for the night, as well as views under the water through the clear-bottom kayaks lit up by the LEDs. This unusual experience is led by a guide who will provide all navigation and narrative as you paddle. Get nighttime views of active marine animals such as lobsters, stingrays, and giant starfish. Get there early to grab a glow stick or cover yourself in glow-in-the-dark paint.
Live out your island castaway fantasies aboard a luxury catamaran as you visit the deserted tropical island of Cayo Icacos from San Juan on this half-day sailing cruise. Sail into the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, admiring views of the El Yunque mountains in the distance, before arriving at the nature preserve of Icacos for a leisurely day of swimming, snorkeling, and a lunch buffet with drinks.
not for experienced hikers, but worth the money to not have to plan one of your days out.
, Dec 2019
This tour is good for families! I'll give a pro and con list.
Your whole day is planned out.
The rain forest was beautiful.
Your tour guides are friendly, especially Luis.
The sights and views are amazing.
You get to meet new people!
The kayaking, make sure its a cloudy day because you can see the bio better that way!
I'm an experienced hiker, so for me, this was not 100% amazing. I felt like the tour guides were more like mothers and treated you like children more than anything. This for me was the biggest downfall, because who likes that? It felt rushed. When we were going up the sides of the rocks at the waterfall, not only did they tell you not to go explore, which the other tour group within the same company was doing, but they told you that you could only jump once then wait. I clearly didn't lol, but It just wasnt the let go kinda thing I wanted. I felt they pressured people and made us thin k we needed to listen to them at all times, even in the safe areas. And that wasn't okay... It def took away from the whole experience.
The tour guides although nice, are not personal at all. This trip to PR for me was my first Solo Trip. I depended on the locals to be a back bone for the good and bad places to go ect. The tour guide Jamie asked me more than three times the same question and got the same response... the tour guide Jamie also when I went to talk to her, yes she's friendly, but she was not personal at all. To me it felt like a very money wanting tour just based on the fact none of the tour guides took it the extra step when I told them I was alone, to at least try and make me feel at home, and also the fast paced of the tour. You couldn't 110% enjoy it because of this. Jamie made me feel like I was bothering her when I talked to her, so I eventually stopped.
Def depends on who you go with and who is on the tour bus with you. People can be unfriendly which is anywhere you go, but jsyk.
Is it worth the money? If you're a beginner hiker going with a family or with friends, absolutely. If you're going solo or are an experienced hiker, wanderlust kinda person like me, I would not recommend it. My experience would've definitely been different if it was an outgoing group or/and outgoing driver. Also the waterfall thing.. I felt this def made the trip not worth the money spent.
Hope this helps!
Nicole was awesome. She was very kind and always being ready to help me. She also knows a lot about Puerto Rico which helped me to understand about it since was my first time in there. I highly recommend her.
Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day! Island Journeys has teamed up with Puerto Rico’s top Bio Bay Operators to provide you this full-day package, bringing you the best of the East Coast! SAVE BIG and take the guesswork out of your planning with this all inclusive tour including: Round Trip Transportation, Fully Guided Rainforest Tour, and the World Famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour.
El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only Tropical Rainforest, and the most studied Forest, in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals, some only found here in Puerto Rico!
Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best kept secrets. Tiny organisms called “dinoflagellates” make the water glow at night and fortunately, they have found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay, so we are able to experience them all year round.
Every part of the day trip was fantastic!! The crew was amazing, they served a great lunch, great drinks & both stops were perfect!! I highly recommend!! We had a fun bunch of people on our boat, everyone was full of energy & having a good time. My first time snorkeling & it was intense & gorgeous! A memory I will never forget. Gonna try to come back & bring my sisters to experience it!
Culebra day trip was cancelled due to very strong of winds, making the crossing dangerous. But they were very accommodating switching us to the day trip to Icacos Private islands on a days notice. Had a great time, awesome snorkeling, fun captain and crew
Trip was fine but more importantly, I left my bikini on the boat and called the company NUMEROUS times but did not hear back. At all. Incredible. I cannot refer or trust a company that does not respond to their customers and help them with lost items (which I'm sure is a common occurrence).
Cruise by high-speed catamaran to Culebra from Fajardo for a fun-filled day trip snorkeling, beach combing and sunbathing on this island paradise. Spend your morning exploring the fascinating undersea creatures that populate the island’s coral reefs before enjoying a buffet lunch complete with rum punch and piña colada refreshments. Then take the afternoon to relax and swim on the area’s perfect sugar-sand beaches, including Playa Flamenco and nearby Culebrita. Your excursion also includes snorkel equipment and offers optional round-trip transportation from hotels in Old San Juan, Condado or Isla Verde.
Discover Puerto Rico’s rich underwater marine life on a half-day snorkeling tour from Ceiba to Vieques Island. Swim in the crystal clear waters of this secluded area and keep an eye out for giant sea turtles. Admire the pristine beaches and coastal scenery as you explore one of the best snorkeling spots in Puerto Rico.
2-Tank Discover Scuba Diving in Fajardo-Check in at 7:30am
, Nov 2019
We did the discover diving 2 tank dive and had a great time! I took my boyfriend who had never done scuba diving, and he really enjoyed it. Crew was awesome, organized, and safe. Luis our instructor was really amazing. Thank you so much for a great time!
Explore the world beneath the waves, and get a head start on your PADI scuba certification, during this half-day diving excursion. You’ll take an instructional diving class before trying your new skills during an open water dive as deep as 40 feet (12 meters) to view the Cordillero Reef System. All equipment is included and optional hotel is available as well.
El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour
EL YUNQUE IS A MUST
, Feb 2020
El Yunque: Andres was an amazing tour guide! Very informative, friendly, funny & supportive. Took tons of awesome pictures & Airdropped/What's App to everyone. Mitchell was great, too-- super helpful on the hike (& quite the daredevil with the cliff jumps!). Fresh fruit was a nice touch!
Was nice to have lunch & downtime at Luquillo Beach. Good tips on how to use our hour & a half.
Bio Bay: Have to say I was not very impressed, but that's not Bespoke's fault! There was not much bioluminescence. Anyway- this part of the tour is basically just a transfer to another company
Van was nice. Good communication. Pick up/drop off on time.
Jacob and Felix were both wonderful tour guides. The rainforest tour was superb but not for those who aren’t used to at least moderate difficult hiking (we encountered muddy, slippery terrain, and climbed over rocks and tree roots to the top of El Yunque) so I’d suggest to wear hiking shoes! Jacob was very accommodating and I learned a lot about the vegetation and history of the rain forest. The bio bay tour although well organized was less impressive as the plankton were only minimally bioluminescent and could only be seen with a black tarp covering us. Overall, great experience though!
Spend an adventurous day exploring two of Puerto’s most incredible natural wonders on this full-day excursion to hike in the El Yunque Rainforest and kayak at the island’s famed Bioluminescent Bay. Start your morning with a hike in the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest system, enjoying incredible mountain views and an optional waterfall swim to cool off. Then continue with a nighttime kayaking trip to the magical Bioluminescent Bay, which features a unique variety of plankton that glow when the water is touched or moved. Your Puerto Rico outdoor adventure also includes round-trip hotel transport, professional guide, and national park fees.
Snorkeling was great, screw those mini boats though
, Jan 2020
I'm very split on this review, so I'm doing 3 stars. Before the tour began, the admin contacted us to say that they may cancel the tour due to high winds, which means the water is dangerous and the snorkeling will be murky. I very very much appreciated this communication. We decided to do the tour. The tour was not cancelled. Our two guides were very nice. The water though, was chopping and honestly the boat ride was literally painful because of being slammed onto the waves. After the drive to the reef, I was in tears, but I choose not to say anything because I didn't want to ruin the time of the other people, who seem to have no issues with the ride. Now, we did the snorkeling which was awesome as you had a lot of time there and was guided if you wanted. We then went to a nice beach, which was relaxing and pleasant. Then we had to take those terrible boats back, but this time I was a little more prepared.
This was so much fun!! Such freedom and the water is beautiful. It’s kid and family friendly. Wonderful experience and I absolutely love and appreciate the photo link that we received. I would highly recommend this tour!
What an amazing time we had on this Snorkel Safari!!! From the very beginning, these guys took care of us! It was our first time snorkeling....they made everything very easy! Loved how they explained and taught us all about the reefs, the different formations, animal life, etc....and to top everything off...we couldn't get an UBER ride back to our resort at 5pm on a Friday evening....so one of our guides on the trip took us to our resort!!!! Now that is SERVICE!!! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Snorkel Safari. The guys were so professional, and went above and beyond expectations all around!
Take command of your own mini-speedboat for a 3.5-hour adventure snorkeling and navigating among the beautiful tropical islands just off Puerto Rico’s east coast. Follow the lead of your certified guide as you pilot your own vessel with a convoy of other speedboats through the turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean, stopping at the deserted island Icacos Cay and (if water conditions allow) the gorgeous Isla de Palominitos. During the day you’ll enjoy snorkeling amidst schools of colorful fish and relax on stunning white-sand beaches. Your speedboat adventure also includes a guide, personal cooler with ice, snacks and refreshments, plus snorkel and safety gear.
Full-Day Culebra and Flamenco Beach Snorkeling from San Juan
Pros & Cons
, Jan 2020
There were a few pros & cons of the trip. Pros, friendly staff, very helpful, the beaches are of course beautiful, and I really enjoyed snorkeling, the reefs and seaweed were mostly brown but, there were plenty of colorful little fish to see and we even saw two stingrays! the Cons, unfortunately, were enough that I wouldn't book this again. My boyfriend and I chose the option of pickup, nice driver, nice private vehicle but WAY WAY to early. we were picked up at 0730, and the boat isn't even scheduled to leave till 0930. It's only an hour drive so sitting there waiting for the boat to take off was frustrating to say the least. The driver was nice and brought us to a subway for the bathroom and some breakfast to kill time but I wouldve rather slept in. The boat finally took off at 0940, we got to the snorkeling spot about 1045, they did some safety lesson and set up lunch and the open bar. we stayed there till 1200 and were at flamenco beach by 1215. keep in mind that the boat has to dock decently far from the beach about 50ft. So if you want to bring personal items, like your phone to take pictures, bring a good dry bag. Or be willing to buy an overpriced one from the boat. My boyfriend and I knew in advance because we read the majority of views, but I think it's kind of crappy that the company doesn't tell you that themselves. They only gave us till 1400 at the beach and since you have to swim there and back, & go over another safety briefing it felt like we had absolutely no time left on the beach. we were back at the dock by 1530 and home an hour later. If we had realized how much waiting the day would be, and how little beach time we would get we would've just taken the ferry in and spent our money more wisely. Also, we should've anticipated this but it definitely had a party vibe, good for a big group of friends. For a couple that had to wake up at 0630 and was exhausted and irritated about all the hours spent waiting, we weren't happy.
The tour was underwhelming - especially the snorkeling. Lunch was served super early (around 10:45 am) during the snorkeling portion, so depending on how long you took to eat, you really only had about 30-40 mins of snorkeling. However, you didn’t even need that much time because there wasn’t much to see.
Once we arrived at Flamenco Beach, the boat could not get close and you had to swim a pretty decent distance to the beach (which meant, unless you had a dry bag, you couldn’t bring anything on the beach - no towel, no phone, etc.). REALLY wish that had been made clear beforehand. That would be a huge issue for someone not comfortable with swimming in the open ocean. We had about an hour on Flamenco Beach.
Do Culebra on your own time for a better experience - we spent significantly more time commuting to and from than we did actually enjoying the beach.
If you are hesitant about the spending the money don't be! This was our most favorite tour from the trip. It is worth the money and you will not be disappointed. Our driver Francisco was amazing and Bespoke Management was the best. I would book more tours directly with them. The boat ride was a little long on the way back but we got to snorkel near the coral at one stop and then the next was at Flamenco Beach. Perfect day! We would do this tour again for sure.
Combine visits to Flamenco and Culebra beaches, two of the San Juan area's best, on this guided tour via speedboat. Learn about the area's marine life and environment from your guide between relaxing on the beach or exploring the underwater world with a provided mask and snorkel. Midday, refuel with a provided lunch. San Juan hotel pickup and drop-off included, as well as snorkel instruction for beginners.
Explore the underwater wonderland of Vieques during this 7-hour snorkeling and beach trip to one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. Escape the snorkel crowds as you head to this secluded spot. With unparalleled views of marine creatures like sea turtles, rays and tropical fish, you’ll feel like you’ve entered your own private aquarium. Finish up your day with some relaxation time on one Vieques’ best beaches, accompanied by light refreshments. All snorkel gear, snorkel instruction, round-trip hotel transport, snacks and souvenir photos are included.
Explore the waters around San Juan on a miniboat, which holds a small group of up to four people. You'll get great, photo-worthy views of the shoreline and listen to guided commentary as you travel. A small group means personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
Afternoon Boat Snorkeling tour (2-6 pm)(check in 1:00Pm)
Peaceful experience with a knowledgeable crew
, Feb 2020
My spouse and I enjoyed a beautiful mid morning excursion.
The boat ride was comfortable, clean, well maintained and plenty of room to hold extra gear.
Guided Snorkel on a local reef, boat lunch, swim out to a local island for beach walk and even tide pools by the rocks. We would go, again.
Trip was canceled by organization due to not reaching minimum quota of participants 🙁. our group was four adults on our first trip to Puerto Rico and snorkeling was one of the activities we had looked forward too. When reservation was made, we were unaware it was a holiday -three kings day.
Our staff team will jump in the water with you, guide you and explain hands on all the marine life you will see!
See marine turtles, stingrays and all kinds of tropical fish up close.
They are all trained to teach snorkeling and they are all CPR and First Aid Instructors certified. All USCG approved staff.
We are focused on great snorkeling and family fun time.
Embrace the warm tropical breeze while sailing to one of Puerto Rico’s unspoiled islands off the coast of Fajardo. Wander the white sandy beaches, slip on a pair of fins and discover a colorful world of tropical fish in the crystal clear Caribbean waters with snorkeling gear, refreshments and deli lunch provided by our friendly bilingual crew.
Hang ten and catch a few waves during this surfing lesson in Luquillo taught by Pro Surfer and Former National Surf Champion Brian Ramos. If you’ve ever thought about learning to surf, this is a great opportunity to start, with a world-champion instructor to top it all off. Head to the city’s La Pared Beach, a great surfing spot for beginners with easy waves and a sandy bottom, as you enjoy a fun-filled lesson that will give you all the skills you need to catch a wave and ride with confidence. Your surfing lesson also includes local snacks and refreshments, and a state-of-the-art soft-top surfboard.
We loved every minute of our day trip to Icacos. You get the benefit of tour guides who can help you find good spots to snorkel and point out different sealife, while also having the freedom to decide what you want to do and when. We had a fabulous time!
Visit the idyllic island of Icacos during this half-day beach and snorkel tour from Fajardo. There’s no set itinerary for the day meaning you can choose from a variety of activities to suit your interests. Make use of the provided snorkeling equipment to discover local marine life; soak up the sun on the white-sand beaches; or simply go for a stroll for views of the mainland and the rain forest.
It started raining as soon as we got in the kayaks and we were drenched for the rest of the trip. Had to row into 15 mph winds for five minutes or so and it was hard to keep up and even see the rest of the group because it was so dark. Water doesn’t look like the pics u see online. It lights up when you stir up water with hand or paddle. It was cool to see but we don’t care to o go again.
It was tour which I will remember in my life.The tour guides Michelle and Yan are awesome and very friendly.As we are travelling with kids ( of ages 8-11) , Micghelle and Yan took the kids in thier Kayak to the Bio.They made the whole Bio tour very comfortable and Enjoyable experience for our whole family.
Vieques Kayaks Bio Bay excursions are guided in clear bottom kayaks through the glowing waters of Mosquito Bay, located on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Mosquito Bay is the brightest Bioluminescent Bay in the world! Our excursions depart nightly at 7pm and 9pm. We do not operate during full moon. Book now to paddle the GLOW with Vieques Kayaks Bio Bay excursions, where the Bio Bay is the star!
Body Rafting, Caving and Hiking Adventure in Puerto Rico
, Feb 2020
The tour was one of the most beautiful scenic tours I have ever been on. We had explored several caves above some water and saw lush greenery. The whole time I keep thinking that I am Indiana Jones. The forest was very quiet and secluded-there was no one else there. It was a hidden gem that our group had the privilege to explore. Our guide, Kelly, was very knowledgeable regarding the geography of Puerto Rico. I could tell that she is an expert and a possible scientist. I would definitely recommend this to people who want to venture out of the normal and are adventurous!
This was way better and more exciting than I thought it was going to be, you hike through the rainforest, body raft through a river and get to check out caves all while learning about nature and the history of Puerto Rico. My son and I had an amazing time and Juan our guide was very knowledgeable and extremely professional and made sure everyone was safe. We were surrounded by beautiful nature and it was an amazing adventure!
Get to know the rain forest around Arecibo on this adventure tour through the Taino Indians' ancient homeland. With a guide in the lead to ensure your comfort and safety, float down the river through canyons while body rafting. Explore the river caves and hike through the tropical forest with a small group of 10 people or fewer, learning about the biodiversity and geology of the private nature reserve as you travel. All equipment and instruction included, as well as round-trip transportation from San Juan.
Paddle through the waters of the BioBay, a luminescent bay outside of Vieques, on this nighttime kayaking tour. With provided kayaking equipment and instruction, simply follow your guide through the florescent waters and and learn about this natural phenomenon. Choose between an early or late evening tour; note that you must stay overnight on Vieques Island (not included).
I thought the leader of the trip was great and very knowledgeable. The excursion itself leaves a little to be desired though. I didn't know exactly where we were meeting until I called (quick answer - a bonus!). I was told people would start gathering around 8:30 pm. There was no exact time of departure and I had no idea who to look for. They don't leave from where everyone else does because of permitting issues. Also, halfway through, you stop, they drag your kayaks across to the lagoon and then you continue. The moon was almost full so, we really didn't see anything. They brought a tarp so that we could see a little of the bioluminescence. The kayaking was more exciting than the glowing. I wish we would have kayaked further to make up for the lack of seeing anything cool. Night kayaking under the moon would have been great. Trying to see organisms underneath a smelly tarp - not so much. I probably wouldn't do this tour again. I would if it included kayaking the whole lagoon and not a 15 minute journey to and from.
We took the tour with ian and Kyle on dec 21. They had said in the email that we could change into our swimsuits in the nearby restaurant, but we went there they seemed very confused and definitely wanted us to buy something. The guides tried to tell some jokes, which did not always go over well, but overall they looked after us and gave a good explanation of the science. It was cool to see but it seems like it was better in previous years. I did appreciate that we could squeeze the three of us on 1 kayak. It was annoying that our group had to go second so the cruise ship people could get back to their boat. I was just a tad chilly on the water so don't go in just a swimsuit.
Laguna Grande, also known as “The Bio Bay”, has long been the most sought after attraction for visitors of Puerto Rico. Touted by most as an “indescribable” experience, let the magic of the bioluminescence sparkle and dance in the water beneath you. Allow professional guides to walk you through safety, a crash course in kayaking, and then assist you into your vessel. We will guide you into Laguna Grande amongst the nature of mangroves, birds, iguanas, and even the occasional star fish to be seen. All the while dazzling you with knowledge of the history, nature, and ecosystem that creates this wonder of the world.
Check-in varies throughout the year with the sunset. Tour length is typically 2 hours.