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Fajardo: Bio Bay Kayak Tour

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Activity provider: Kayaking Puerto Rico

Fajardo: Bio Bay Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Kayaking Puerto Rico
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From US$ 65.78 per person

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This is a kayaking tour of the Bio Bay Laguna Grande Nature Reserve in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Stir the water of the bioluminescent bay and activate lots of sparkles.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover bioluminescence at Fajardo Bio Bay
  • Enjoy a kayak tour through a mangrove forest with protected fauna
  • Explore with professional guides
  • Experience beautiful nature and surroundings
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Kayak and paddles
  • US coastguard approved life jackets
  • Low-intensity night time navigation lights
  • Training and safety instructions prior to the tour
  • Sensitive skin friendly insect repellent
  • Snacks: water, fresh seasonal fruits, protein bars and other treats
  • KPR’s eco-interpretive guide
  • First aid and kayak towing equipment
  • Storage for valuables
  • Snacks at the tent
  • Pictures of your tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with epilepsy
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • People with recent surgeries
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the Kayak Village, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Water shoes
  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Valuables
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Participants aged 6 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult on the same kayak. Participants 13 to 17 must have an adult participating on the tour.
  •  Maximum weight limit: 250 lbs per person, 426 lbs per kayak
  •  This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with back, neck, wrist, arm, or leg injuries, or guests with epilepsy, heart conditions, and/or dizziness.
  •  Each kayak accommodates a maximum of 2 people.
  • All guests must be able to communicate in English or Spanish.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This was really a unique experience. We went as a family of 5 and left before sunset (6:30-8:30), paddled through a channel of mangroves until we reached the lagoon, where once we reached it, it was dark. They give you a few minutes to ‘free time’ paddle around before you group together for a little classroom session on the algae and ecosystem. We were there at full moon, which isn't ideal to see the bioluminescence, but we were still able to see it and it was fascinating! The trip back is challenging because you return though the channel against the current, but the guides help you. I would definitely recommend!

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June 17, 2022

We enjoyed the activity. The guides were very kind, entertaining and safety conscious. Kayaking was fun but a little chaotic, mainly because a lot of other groups were going in the opposite direction when we started the tour. It definitely helped to be in good shape and having kayaked before, but not totally necessary. The bioluminescence was pretty visible and overall it was a great experience!

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May 24, 2022

What a great time! We were sent great information before the trip, the guides were very friendly and helpful, and they took great pix! It was good having four guides for 16 kayaks - while not a lot of instruction was given, they were there for help and advice when needed. They gave great information about the area and the bioflagellates. And because we had a "super moon" that night (so not great visibility for the bioluminescence), they had a huge tarp they spread over 4 kayaks at a time so we could splash and see the blue sparks! And having the super moon for a moonlight trip was excellent. Great experience!

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March 12, 2020

Product ID: 140169