We did this tour and it was great! We had never been to a rainforest prior to this and we truly enjoyed it. I do have to say that Alex, the tour guide, was great! He was very knowledgable and willing to answer any question that we asked. There was lots of laughing and exploring on our El Yunque adventure!
We ended up not doing the bioluminescent bay kayaking tour due to the company calling us that morning and explaining it to us that with the cold fresh water coming in with all the rain we received during our week in Puerto Rico the organisms would not be very well lit up. They were more than willing to take us out to them if we wanted but were honest about what we would see. We decided to wait until next time when they were extremely bright. The company did refund us that part of the price which was awesome because they could have just taken us out there and let us be bummed about the decreased bioluminescent but they did not.
I would highly recommend them to anyone in Puerto Rico. Well worth the money and a great time!
Really good experience!
Awesome trip! The guide was great - very personable and entertaining. Good pace to the whole day....the night kayaking to bio bay was amazing. Would do it all again!!!
The trip was amazing!
We loved this trip! The rainforest was beautiful. We loved swimming in the waterfalls. James was so welcoming and had lots of good information to share. Anyone who goes on this tour with James is in for a good time. We also loved the authentic Puerto Rican lunch at BoriCuba. Kayaking was also fun!
The hike was great! Our guide knew the answers to all of our questions and made it fun and educational. The lunch we had after the hike was delicious! The kayaking was nice. I wish the large group was split into smaller groups. We had to wait too much for everyone to get to the same point.
Our tour guide in the Rainforest, Alex, was so thorough and knowledgeable about all things Puerto Rico, the forest, and other sites to see while visiting. Full of history and biology the tour was a perfect introductory way to visit El Yunque. The guides for the Biobay kayak tour were very fun and entertaining! They did their best to keep order with a group that seemed unable to control their kayaks at all....but their instruction was helpful and patient. A wonderful day and way to see two must see sites on the island!
This combination is fantastic. Jerry was out tour guide and I don't have the words to express how pivital he was in our experience at the Rain forest. Jerry is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Puerto Rico and the navigation through the Rain forest and took us to our own little oasis to swim around privately before taking us to the main waterfall where everyone else goes. The hike is indeed a hike but is so scenic and peaceful that it doesn't even feel like exercise. You do work up quite an appetite and are more than ready for the delicious authentic Puerto Rican meal not included that follows the hike.
Then it was off to the Bio-Bay Kayaking tour!!! Another adventure, and you will get very wet on the tour so be prepared. Its dark because its the only way you will see the glow, and you kayak quite a bit. The guides watch over everyone with eagle eyes so there is never a moment when you don't feel safe. I was with my 13 year old daughter who was a worse kayaker that I was so we almost ended up in the Florida Keys just joking until Monolo rescued us!!! Hallelujah!! He did not leave our sides for the rest of the tour, probably because me and my daughter would have otherwise ended up in the hands of the US Coast guard, lol but he was awesome and we had an amazing adventure. The water is generally pretty shallow so there is no real risk of us ever really reach Florida by Kayak, : Thank you guys
Was two events in one. Started with guide Jerry at El Yunque and it was awesome! Jerry really knew his stuff and even arranged for a nearly private waterfall swimming experience. Could not have been better. Then it was off to a local restaurant for fantastic Puerto Rican food. Lastly, it was off with guide Jesus to the bioluminescent bay. Best part here was that it was the first group - meaning we kayaked in through the mangroves while it was still light out. This was on the one glass bottom kayak service and that is DEFINITELY the best way. You can see the little glowing sprites right through the bottom! Would highly recommend this entire package!
Totally recommend this tour. The rainforest was gorgeous and the phytoplankton was incredible. I was amazed at both tours!
- Our guide Jerry was wonderful. He allowed us to buy snacks before we started the hike and provided us with water and towels.
- Jerry led us into a small cave that only couple people knew! and seeing the fall was great!
- You're going to get wet so wear waterproof or something comfortable. You can bring extra clothes, but you're going to get wet during the kayaking tour so we ended up not changing for the whole day. we wore bathing suits underneath
- Jerry accommodated us very well and brought us into a very authentic puerto rican restaurant cheap and yummy. they accept credit cards so no worries!
Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking
- you're going to get wet
- as someone who kayaked for the first time, kayaking was difficult. if you need help, tell the guides, they will help you throughout the whole tour
- phytoplankton is very cool! very interesting to see since puerto rico is the only place you can see it all year around in the U.S
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