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Adventurous One Puerto Rico: San Juan, Crash Boat, Cabo Rojo, and Bio Bay Boat

San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Head off the beaten track and experience Puerto Rico’s undiscovered treasures and natural beauty in a relaxed small group setting. Start the day with brunch in Old San Juan overlooking the historic San Felipe del Morro Castle, before travelling to the breathtaking Crash Boat Beach. Here you can enjoy the landscape while lounging in the shade or partaking in activities such as snorkelling, paddle board, kayaking and a banana boat ride. Next, head to Puerto Rico's southernmost tip to see the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse, a significant historical site dating back to 1882. The final part of our journey will end in a magical boat trip to the La Parguera bioluminescent bay, where you can admire its stunning luminous waters.
  • Drop by a local restaurant to eat Puerto Rican fare
  • Drinks and snacks will provided throughout the day and breakfast and dinner are included with the excursion
  • Your guide is on hand to answer all of your questions
  • See famous architecture, gorgeous landscapes and stunning bioluminescent waters
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Sample Menu

Main

Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast on us at the acclaimed Don Ruiz in Old San Juan.

Main

Lunch

Lunch will be at leisure (not included in the price) at the Kioskos at Crash Boat Beach!

Main

Dinner

Enjoy dinner on us in La Parguera prior to our Bioluminescent Bay boat ride!

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Don Ruiz
      Cuartel de Ballaja, Calle Norzagaray Esq. Beneficiencia, San Juan, PR 00901, Puerto Rico

      Don Ruiz is located on the western side of Old San Juan, on Calle Norzagaray. Parking is free on the street but difficult to get. There is a parking garage across the street if you would like to pay and park a car there for the day.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    08:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    **Pick Ups will begin at 7:15 am in the San Juan area and vary by location. If you are staying at the Hyatt Grand Reserve or Wyndham Grand in Rio Grande please prepare for a 6:30 am pick up** After the trip is confirmed, please send a text with your: PRIMARY NAME ON THE RESERVATION PICK UP LOCATION BEST PHONE NUMBER FOR THE DRIVER TO REACH ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Tour guide didn't get us...
    Nadzeya_K, Dec 2022
    Tour guide didn't get us to Cabo Rojo light house. He wasn't engaging neither knowledgeable. While he was driving he was keep texting and talking on a phone what I concider extremely dangerous when you have bus full of people
    Long but beautiful day
    heather_p, Jul 2022
    What a fantastic (long) day!!! Breakfast was delicious but maybe could have been organized better. We had a pretty bug group, but there was plenty of time to eat. There is a lot of driving and time in the car because Crash Boat Beach is about 2 hours from San Juan. It so worth it!!!! That Beach was a DREAM!! Blue calm waters and soft sand. You can pay $5 for a chair and $10 for an umbrella. There are food vendors and 1 restaurant that opens at noon. You can use their restrooms if you purchase food or beverages. The mango motito is amazing! Then the lighthouse. Its a bit of a walk to get to it but views are stunning! Lastly is the dinner ( I got the pork chops and they were tasty) and downtime before the bio luminescent bay. There's really not much to do in the town during the week but apparently during the weekends it's a huge party. I grabbed some drinks from the convince store. The boat ride was nice but very stale as far as the guides. I could have gone without it. Our guide, Luis was great and very accommodating. Overall I had a great time on the tour and saw more of beautiful PR. ❤️
    Una experience fabulosa!!
    Leticia_A, Jul 2022
    I loved our experience in crash boat. The tour guide was very helpful and very much friendly. The breakfast was very much delicious and the coffee was to die for. This experience was very much enjoyable.
    Misleading Tour Description and Overall Awful Experience
    Tamyra_M, May 2022
    Not only is the description of this excursion completely misleading, but the activity itself is awful and not worth wasting a chunk of money on a horrible experience. I know everyone states that they are not a complainer/ don’t write negative reviews/ etc, but in my case it is absolute truth. I only want the company to clarify their very incorrect description of the tour and work on the various stops in order to ensure an enjoyable activity before others are as disappointed at the conclusion as our group of 7 was. We were picked up in our “air conditioned” van (which came complete with ripped vinyl seats and literal holes in the ceiling where air vents should have been). The air barely worked and then only once the van reached highway speeds. The van was crammed to capacity with 13 individuals (12 guests and tour guide). We were taken to the coffee shop for breakfast in Old San Juan, but there was no time to “take in the sights” nor was our tour guide able to provide answers to our basic questions about landmarks, statues, etc we passed on our way back to the van. Our next stop, Crash Beach, was a 2 hour drive (which is not disclosed). Our tour guide told us there would be restrooms/changing area, ample food kiosks/restaurant, and beverages available. Spoiler alert: none of that info is true. The tour guide dropped us off, said he would meet us in 2 hours, and told us to call with any problems. The beach itself (sand and water) are nice, but that is it. There is no public restroom nor changing area at the beach. One restaurant, which was not open when we got there, would not let us use their facilities despite our pleas. The employee we spoke with was quite rude and basically said to use the ocean as our restroom. I tried texting and calling our tour guide, but got no response. He did call back later (after I’d given up and put my phone away in order to try and at least enjoy the beach). When questioned, he stated that he stepped away from his phone to use the restroom. Really? And where might he have found one? Food kiosks were either not open or only sold alcoholic beverages, smoothies, or octopus on a stick. The restaurant finally opened, and one couple from our group ate there because they could not use the restroom unless they bought food. After making a “towel tent” in a gazebo reeking of urine to get out of wet clothes, we all piled back into the van. After we all complained about the lack of facilities at the beach, our tour guide was kind enough to stop at Subway so we could use the restroom and grab a bite to eat. He acted surprised like no one had ever experienced a problem prior to our visit. I have since read reviews of Crash Beach, and our complaints are very common ones. The next portion of the trip is another 1 1/2 hour drive to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is at the southern most tip of the island with amazing views, and we spent a few moments taking pictures. Then we all piled back into the van for another hour of travel to Parguera for dinner and the bioluminescent bay tour. For those keeping count, that’s 4 1/2 hours of driving in less than comfortable transportation. Dinner was fine, but there’s not much else going on in the small town. After eating, we had about 1 1/2 hours to kill before boarding the boat for the bio bay. The bio bay tour was less than impressive (not the tour operator’s fault). Also, pictures are not allowed on this tour. Another incidence of false information in tour description. After the bio bay tour which lasted about 45 minutes, we got back into the van for another 2 hour ride back to San Juan. That’s a grand total of 6 1/2 hours driving time for three attractions I understand we covered a lot of ground across much of the island, but the amount of driving time should be disclosed in the tour description. The amount of time spent in the van versus time at attractions is not worth the investment. My final complaint is that both bottled water and snacks are listed as included in the tour description. These would have been a great relief after the awful experience of being dumped at Crash Beach. The description clearly states “included”. If you aren’t going to provide a service that’s fine, but DO NOT include it in your description. It is false advertising. Of all the excursions we have been on over 15 years, this is by far the worst we have ever experienced. I took a chance and gambled on what appears to be a new tour for this company and wound up sorely disappointed. If we had not paid so far in advance, I would have tried to stop payment on my credit card. Yes, the tour is that awful. Any company that would literally dump 12 unsuspecting guests on a beach without restroom facilities, water, or adequate places to get food should be called out so others do not waste their money.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Great sightseeing trip!
    Nestor_C, Mar 2022
    Nice trip to several picturesque sites seldom visited by tourists. Emilio was a great tour guide and the group lively and fun. Too bad the pickup was late and we missed going to the lighthouse but still worth the price.
    Ryan was incredibly...
    Clifford_A, Mar 2022
    Ryan was incredibly knowledgeable about the different areas we went to during the tour. Cabo Rojo and the bioluminescence bay were some of the highlights of the trip
    Ryan was great! Very...
    Marcus_H, Feb 2022
    Ryan was great! Very informative and fun. Kept us engaged and on schedule. Awesome seeing the west side of the island. Would highly recommend!
    Great experience, bring snacks
    Aaron_H, Jan 2022
    If you want to see all of PR, you must choose this excursion. Our tour guide, Ryan aka Papi Chulo, was the best. He knew everyone and almost everything around the island. Definitely got my money’s worth on this one, it’s an all day trip. He picked us up at our hotel at 7:30 am in San Juan and brought us back at 10 pm. In between we rode in the van a lot, but the trips weren’t long to each of the various location. He had a cooler full of drinks for adults only and those suitable for all ages. One of the guys in the van wanted to stop at a fruit stand and Ryan obliged with a stop when we drove past one. The breakfast at the cafe, along with the coffee we got there, were phenomenal. The dinner left a lot to be desired. It was at this place that served everything, pizza, Italian food, Mexican food, steak, hamburgers, etc. DO NOT GET THE STEAK. A couple on the tour did and it was like well done shoe leather, they just sawed at it for a while before giving up and ordering something else. I got the calzone, and honestly I might have enjoyed a pizza hot pocket more. At least it was edible and filled my belly. Highly recommend bringing a bag of beef jerky to smack on or for a potential meal replacement. Another alternative might be having a big lunch at crash Boat Beach. I give this excursion 4 stars, because it is great. The Bio Bay is cool, but it won’t glow as much as you thought it would. Still, it was awesome to get to see so much of the island and Ryan was the perfect tour guide. Only took a star off because the dinner restaurant should be changed and the chairs/canopy we were promised at Crash Boat Beach did not show up.
    Great day with Ryan!
    Sarah_G, Dec 2021
    Ryan our tour guide was awesome! He did a great job keeping our group of 13 going and having fun! We loved the beach and the tour of Old San Juan.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    A great day on west coast of Puerto Rico
    KimberlyFondren, Dec 2021
    Ryan was a great tour guide. It was an awesome day. I am glad 4 people didn't show up, as the trip would not have been enjoyable with a van that crowded. As it was, 8 people was perfect. He knew his way around and set us up well to enjoy crash boat beach.
    Disapointed in the Alternative
    Tamika_F, Dec 2021
    The vendor cancelled the tour the night before stating that they did not have minimum number of participants. Thissue is that we had our Day and night planned out and covered all the places we planned to see. They provided another tour to the rainforest and although the guide was great, we did not get to see much. Very disappointed because there was not an opportunity to book other tours like this at the last minute. Also, waiting for a refund of the difference which takes 3-5 business days.
    2 travelers found this review helpful

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