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From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

1. From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

Discover an area off the beaten path on this full-day catamaran tour to the Cordillera Islands. Departing from Puerto Del Rey Marina in Fajardo, the 50-55 minute journey on the high-speed catamaran will take you to the beautiful Cordillera Islands, off the coast of Fajardo. Upon arriving at the Cordillera Islands, the captain will decide which beach will have the best conditions for the day, usually Flamenco or Culebrita Beach are the preferred locations but Culebra has other beautiful options, all depending on water conditions. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing, sunbathing, or relaxing on the roof deck. Throughout the day, the bar onboard the catamaran is open for all guests with Piña Coladas, Rum Punch, sodas, iced teas, and juices. A sumptuous lunch is served on board, including fresh fruit, cold cuts, fresh bread, salads, and chips.

Fajardo: El Yunque Rainforest Hike and Waterslide Adventure

2. Fajardo: El Yunque Rainforest Hike and Waterslide Adventure

Immerse yourself in the spectacular El Yunque Rainforest as you enjoy a day of guided hiking. Encounter watering holes, rope swinging, and climb a rock water slide. Meet your guide at the meeting point and follow them into the rainforest in your own vehicle. Start your experience with a 30-minute hike in pure forest to the first mineral water watering hole. Enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. The highlight is a natural waterslide and the end of the rainforest hike. Next, embark on a second hike for a different watering hole. At this stop, climb up a natural water slide and feel the thrill of jumping off a 20-foot cliff into the river. Learn all about the rainforest as you go from your guide as you get to know it as a local. Hear historical facts and information about the ecosystem as you go about your trip. Expect an adventure full of very muddy trail and pure nature. Flip flops and crocs not allowed. You meet your tour guide at La Vereda by Mojito's in Fajardo. From there you will do a short drive to the hike area. No Uber/Taxi allowed. Bring shoes you don't mind getting completely muddy and wet.

Fajardo: Culebra Boat Trip with Snorkeling, Lunch and Drinks

3. Fajardo: Culebra Boat Trip with Snorkeling, Lunch and Drinks

Leave Fajardo and set sail to explore the beauty of Culebra on a Newton power boat. Relax with some drinks, tuck into a buffet and enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear waters before visiting Flamenco Beach. Meet your captain at the dock at Villa Marina to begin your trip. Jump aboard the boat, relax and enjoy the ride to Culebra's beautiful reefs. Stop at the beautiful coral reef, and soak in the stunning views.  Splash into the clear waters to swim or snorkel if you like. Look out for sea turtles, stingrays, and other sea life like starfish and sea urchins that lurk underneath the turquoise waters. Visit Luis Peña, Carlos Rosario, Melones, or Punta Soldado and marvel at these stunning Caribbean islands. Then, enjoy swimming or just relaxing and sunbathing at your leisure. Continue sailing to your next beach stop, the iconic Flamenco Beach. Walk along the pristine sandy beach that stretches miles, and make sure you get that picture-perfect Instagram photo that will get you hundreds of likes. Feeling hungry? Don't worry; you can tuck into a buffet of cold meats, cheeses and other delicious foods accompanied by fresh seasonal fruitand tropical rum to clench your thirst. 

San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure by Night

4. San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure by Night

Embark on a nighttime adventure into the waters of Laguna Grande and see millions of glowing plankton. Paddle on this guided evening tour. Make your way through mesmerizing mangrove channels and learn about the wonders of bioluminescence. After getting picked up from your San Juan accommodation we will head to the town of Fajardo. After check-in, you will receive a quick overview and safety briefing from your guide before setting out. Then, paddle in a two-person kayak through the mangrove channels leading to the natural reserve of the Laguna Grande. Then, see the microscopic plankton capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand. Explore these amazing organisms up close as your professional guide takes you on a journey to discover all their secrets. Finally, learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life, and what you can do to protect such a special place. Paddle in this safe and closed environment, and watch as the water comes alive with millions of glowing plankton (like fireflies).

From Fajardo: Icacos Island Full-Day Catamaran Trip

5. From Fajardo: Icacos Island Full-Day Catamaran Trip

Spend a day in the sun with lunch and specialty drinks includes, taking you out on the clear waters of the Caribbean and along the Fajardo coastline aboard a catamaran. Set sail in the morning from Puerto del Rey Marina, the largest and best-kept marina in the Caribbean. On board the catamaran's deck you will enjoy beautiful views of the mountains in the El Yunque National Forest, as well as the beaches along the Fajardo coastline. After a comfortable sail of about 45 minutes, you will anchor at one of the small deserted islands and cays off the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. Normally it is the island of Icacos, but the captain will sometimes head to Cayo Lobo or Palominos if the conditions are better for the day. Once you arrive, step off into shallow water and spend the next 1.5 hours walking on the beach, beachcombing, and swimming in the crystal clear waters. Return on board to enjoy your pre-packed lunch. Sodas, water, and juices are also available, and those with a taste for the sweeter things in life will want to sample the specialty piña coladas and tropical rum punch. When you have eaten your fill, the boat will head a short distance out and anchor over the reef for another 1 or 2 hours of swimming or relaxing. A leisurely sail back to Marina Puerto del Rey will bring you back to the dock, with plenty of time to enjoy your afternoon and evening in Fajardo.

Fajardo: Icacos Power Boat Trip with Snorkel, Lunch & Drinks

6. Fajardo: Icacos Power Boat Trip with Snorkel, Lunch & Drinks

Enjoy a 4-hour snorkeling and beach tour traveling to Icacos Island and the Cordillera Cays Reserve and admire the beautiful local wildlife. Come with a great attitude and the love of aquatic life Start the day leaving Fajardo and sailing to explore Icacos on the Runaway, the new 2022 custom-designed 41-foot power catamaran. Built for day charters, This fun, and fast boat is designed to provide a smooth, comfortable ride while giving ample room to all onboard. You will find open and shaded areas with comfortable cushion seating and daybeds for your relaxation. First, you will visit the coral reefs, which have a wide variety of colored tropical fish and thriving corals that have been protected since 1980. Next, you will move to the second stop, where you will visit a pristine beach or sand bar where you can swim, float, walk the white sand beach or just relax and sunbathe. If time is an issue, the Double Dip is the trip for YOU! This 4-hour excursion gives you the freedom to choose between a morning or afternoon boat day, allowing you to enjoy your activity-filled vacation while in Puerto Rico.. This activity is a fun, safe, and memorable experience for the whole family that you just can’t miss when you visit Puerto Rico! Start planning your journey today and prepare to create lifelong memories on the open seas!

Fajardo: Culebra Island Guided Snorkeling Boat Tour

7. Fajardo: Culebra Island Guided Snorkeling Boat Tour

Explore the underwater world off Culebra Island in the company of professional guides. After check-in at the meeting point, receive your snorkeling gear and hop on the boat. Then, head out toward Culebra Island on an approximately 1-hour boat trip. Once there, jump into the water with your guides and take a guided snorkeling tour of the reef. Discover all the cool spots and admire the marine life in the crystal clear waters. After snorkeling, stop at the selected beach for the day for some fun in the sun and time to relax. Here lunch is served with some complimentary drinks. Enjoy the ocean, reefs, and beautiful scenery before returning to Puerto Rico.

Fajardo: El Yunque Forest Hike, Waterfalls & Waterslide Tour

8. Fajardo: El Yunque Forest Hike, Waterfalls & Waterslide Tour

Go an adventure in El Yunque National Forest, the most visited attraction in Puerto Rico, with this guided hike from Fajardo. Learn about the local flora, fauna, and history with your guide, and discover hidden gems with breathtaking views. Slide into waterfalls, swing on ropes, and more. Meet your guide in Fajardo, then follow them in your own car to El Yunque National Forest. Upon arrival at the forest’s parking lot, receive your life vests and safety orientation, and leave anything in your car that you don’t want to get wet or dirty. Then, begin your hike into the heart of Puerto Rico’s sacred lands and forest. Listen to your guide’s commentary as you trek for about 25 minutes to the first pristine water pool. Once there, enjoy rope swings and cliff jumps from various heights, or simply take a dip in the water. Next, continue higher into the forest until you arrive at the second pool. There, go for a slide on pure volcanic rocks into the water. After enjoying the second pool, hike back down to the first and on toward the parking lot where the tour ends.

From Fajardo: Cayo Icacos Morning Snorkeling Tour

9. From Fajardo: Cayo Icacos Morning Snorkeling Tour

Head out of Fajardo on a boat cruise to snorkel in Puerto Rico's aquamarine sea. Sit back and relax on your cruise as you feel the salty breeze on your skin. After your snorkeling adventure, tuck into a light lunch onboard before continuing your water journey to discover Icacos Island and its pristine beach. From the meeting point Marina Puerto Chico in Fajardo, start the day with a local pastry while receiving an overview of the itinerary for the day. Prepare yourself by protecting your skin from sun exposure and using the restrooms available in the marina. Once the group is ready, head on board. Feel the breeze and mist of the Caribbean waters while sailing towards your destination on Icacos Island, located around 4 nautical miles from the marina. Listen to music and see sites en route, with the El Yunque National Forest and the Fajardo Lighthouse being among the most eye-catching. At your first stop, embark on a guided snorkeling experience and explore the rich surrounding marine life. After snorkeling, try out refreshing complimentary local drinks at the onboard bar, such as a Piña Colada or the signature Coco Libre. Tuck into a tropical-style lunch to regain energy, which includes fresh island fruits, cold pasta, chicken salad, local bread, chips, and local pastries for dessert (menu items may vary). Complimentary beverages include a variety of soft drinks. Then, sail on to Cayo Icacos beach. Here, hike and explore the beach while the bar remains open on the boat's deck, which is also perfect for sunbathing. Create memories in the crystal clear waters of the cay, part of La Cordillera Nature Reserve.  After an amazing day filled with memorable moments, return to the marina for a fresh fruit platter, cookies, and great music with your new friends.

Fajardo: Bio Bay Kayak Tour

10. Fajardo: Bio Bay Kayak Tour

Begin the tour at Kayak Village in the area of Las Croabas, Fajardo. First, learn the basics of kayaking, safety, and the rules of the nature reserve. Paddle towards the entrance of the Fajardo Bio Bay, a red mangrove channel. Along the way, see its beautiful protected flora and fauna. Proceed into Laguna Grande and into the sunset, where the night will fall and stars will follow in the sky and water. At every stroke of your paddle, sparkles will appear in the water, while the kayaks will create a swirl of light. Enjoy the constellations while sitting in your kayak at Laguna Grande. Cruise back through the mangrove channel, led by your guides. At this time, night has set. The kayak’s navigation lights will guide your way as you hear the wonderful nighttime sounds of nature.

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4.7
(1,317 reviews)

My 10 year old had a lot of fun in spite of some of the partying on the boat. It really was no big deal as there were a couple of birthdays celebrating. We got a good laugh out of it but also had a wonderful time enjoy the sights and the beach. We had to get diverted from Culebra to Vieques which ended up being beautiful. Evidently, there were some dangerous undercurrents in Culebra. Not a huge deal.

This tour was really fun! Our guide Pancho aka Daniel was lovely. He went above and beyond to make sure all of us were safe and even brought a dry bag for our car keys which was super helpful. Pancho shared some super cool facts about the rainforest and also recommended some great foods spots!

This was by far the best money spent. A great hike and we got to slide down two waterfalls and jump off a cliff. Great experience.

It was an amazing day, not sure how they can improve on it. We loved it.

We had a great time on this tour. Fun for the whole family.