Kayak through the waters of Laguna Grande, the only bioluminescent lagoon in the world, during this 5-hour tour from San Juan. Under the starry night sky and the historic Fajardo lighthouse looming above, watch the glowing organisms in the water light up as your kayak slices through the water. Paddle through stands of mangrove trees and watch small fish dart through the water underneath your boat like shooting stars. Stop for a break with snacks and refreshments before heading back to your starting point. Use of all kayaking equipment and round-trip hotel transfers are included.
Excellent tour! We had the good fortune of having warmer water so the bioluminescent activity was great that day--it looked like fireflies flickering in the water when you stirred it. You will get wet so dress accordingly--we wore athletic clothing and swimsuits underneath as well as bug spray.
It was a fun and educational experience. There are about 5 guides with each group so there is some one around if you need help. Have a change of clothes and towel because you get soaked from the waist down. By the time you get back it's night time. We just did it in January. It was kind of cool at night and you're wet. They suggest you leave all your belongings in the van. The driver stays with the van so your belongings are secure. There is no place to keep your stuff dry and secure in the kayak. They provide a life vest and give you instruction on how to handle the kayak. So, even if you have no experience you'll be fine. I had never been in a kayak or know how to swim for that matter and I enjoyed it.
This tour was so amazing! I first have to note the wonderful tour guides. They were all charming, high energy, funny, knowledgable, patient, and the list goes on and on. The kayaks we used were glass bottom kayaks and quality. They made sure and got lots of pictures for us as well so we didn't have to try and take our own and ruin our cameras. We went at a really great time! I got to see so many shooting star-like plankton when I would just gently brush the top of the water. The mangrove lagoon we went to was breath-taking... on our way back it was pitch black and every now and then there would be an opening were you could look out to the night sky. When we reached the open area in the middle of the tour the sky was full of stars and our main guide gave us some interesting information about the special place we were floating in. He also scooped a jelly fish right out of the water that immediately burst into a bright light, and we were explained that is there form of protection, not stinging. Very cool moment. Then we had a tarp put over us so we could see even more of the glows from the plankton.
It was a little bit of a workout, and if you go in a large group there is a possibility of others not knowing at all what they are doing and running into you, but that is such a small thing in comparison of what you will get out of this tour. I can't believe I got to do something like that! Thank you so much to the wonderful people who run this tour, and to our amazing tour guides for creating an experience me and my friends will never forget!
Awesome Tour, the tour guides were fantastic and very helpful and informative!
They set up a meal for us on our way there and the food was amazing!!!!!! Great bus driver. One of our kayaks we got the back support was broken so make sure and check it before you go out. Also, some of the glow markers on the kayaks were out so following each other in the dark was a challenge.
the paddle out and back through the dark mangrove tunnel was extraordinary - worth the trip
the bio-luminescence was a bust - 3rd week in April - virtually no light seen even under tarps :
the kayak guides were super enthusiastic ...perhaps too super enthusiastic!
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