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!
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!!!
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
Alex was a great tour guide! I have been to El Yunque many times, but I have never been on the hike he took us on. Be advised, it is not easy, so if you have any knee issues or are not in relatively good shape, I would not recommend it. But overall it was wonderful. The tour of the bay was good, but it was a full moon. I have been on 3 bioluminescent tours, and the only time it was really worth it was when there was no moon. Otherwise it's hard to see. So if there's going to be a full moon on the day you go, skip it. I did enjoy the kayaking though, so if you want to kayak, go for it!
Best tour ever. Alex, our tour guide was the best man to have if you ever go and visit Puerto Rico
The tour was unforgettable, and the tours guides were The Best. Jerry was the best guide I and #39;ve ever had on any trip very interactive and informative. The team at Glassbottompr. Made the kayak trip a lifetime memory. If I ever come back to PR I would do these tours agian just for the tour guides.
Great hike through the rain forest. We loved out tour guide Jerry. He told us all kinds of things about the island and the rain forest and life! Even took us to a special spot where we could play in the waterfall without other people.
Dinner in between was classic Puerto Rican and delicious and a steal for the price!
The bioluminescent bay was good. Be ready to work your arms on the kayak! The microorganisms don't make the water glow, but they're like water lightening bugs when you move the water with your hand. Very cool.
Having a lot of fun! Tour guides are helpful and friendly with excellent knowledge! We enjoy a lot!
The Rainforest is majestic, unlike anything I have ever seen before....Simply beautiful. Our guides, Jerry and Camille, are both extremely knowledgeable about the Island and its history - Jerry blended his lectures with humor, which made learning even that much more fun! The lunch was most authentic and adhered to any dietary restrictions without losing the authenticity of the Puerto Rican food. I highly recommend this tour as a must see / must do while in the area. Thanks to both of our awesome guides!
Rainforest tour was fantastic. Our guide took us deep into the waterfalls. Night kayaking crew was a blast. Highly recommended.
We had an awesome experience for our hiking and kayaking tour! Our tour guide Alex was so energetic and full of interesting facts we could not soak it all up fast enough. We even took too long in the last part of our hike and almost made our group late and Alex navigated it as easily as he navigated the El Yunque forest! Definitely recommend this tour!
Wow! We had an amazing time hiking through the El Yunque rainforest and swimming in the waterfall! We can't say enough great things about our driver Jesus who safely navigated some tricky roads and tour guide Alex who had a plethora of knowledge of many topics! We learned so much about the rainforest and Puerto Rico. We didn't wear bug spray and had no issues at all due to the wax trees which act as natural mosquito repellant. Beware, if you are easily car sick, you may not enjoy this excursion as there is a lot of driving involved and a lot of driving on windy roads. We had a delicious dinner following the hike. Next we loaded up with a smaller group to head to the kayak portion. It was another long drive to get the launch point, but we were met by fantastic and very enthusiastic tour guides! Don't be fooled by the Google images you see of Bio bay. Those are not real, but even on the night of a full moon, they made sure to help us see the organisms light up! It was a really neat experience, both kayaking through the mangroves and seeing the bioluminescence. Highly recommend both trips! It proved to be a very long day, but it was worth every minute!
Great adventure and well orchestrated to get the full day in.
Jerry and Jesus were great tour guides
We had amazing guides who were not only knowledgable about Puerto Rico, they were also very friendly and fun to be around. They took excellent care of everyone and every detail on the trip. We loved having both the rainforest and the kayaking in one day.
Koolie978 St Martin
This combo tour was awesome! Jerry and Jessica were amazing tour guides, Jerry explained us everything step by step. He was fun, helpful and very informative. I would recommend this anytime and would do it all over again! The bioluminescent bay was epic, unique experience with amazing tour guides! Kevin was super knowledgable and very funny, his team were hilarious. But the best time to enjoy the bay is when there is no moon light! The restaurant was not included but it was delicious. Overall wonderful experience!
Jerry was AWESOME. Not just okay. AWESOME. Highly recommend this tour.. especially with Jerry. Learned tons and had so much fun. Took us to Casa Boricuba in Luquillo and it was amazing. He gave great and honest advice about what to do and where to go on the island. Always put his guests first and I felt well taken care of. Would go back if given the opportunity. Just awesome.
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