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Fajardo: El Yunque Rainforest Hike and Waterslide Adventure

1. Fajardo: El Yunque Rainforest Hike and Waterslide Adventure

Immerse youself in the spectacular El Yunque Rainforest as you enjoy a day of guided hiking. Encounter watering holes, rope swining, 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 short hike to the first mineral water watering hole. Enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. Next, embark on a second hike for a different watering hole. At this stop, climb up a natural rock slide and feel the thrill of jumping off a 40-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.

San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure by Night

2. San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure by Night

Embark on a nighttime adventure into the waters of San Juan's Laguna Grande and see millions of glowing plankton. Paddle aboard 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 accommodation, head to Laguna Grande. Listen to a quick overview and safety briefing from your guide before setting out. Paddle in a two-person kayak for approximately 30-minutes through the mystical mangrove channels leading to the natural reserve of the Laguna Grande. 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. 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. Be aware the bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon that may be influenced by multiple factors. Bioluminosity levels can vary from very visible to minimal or none without any prior notice. The full moon phase may also affect the visibility of the bioluminescence. In the event of this happening, alternate methods such as the use of a tarp will be incorporated in order to appreciate it.

Fajardo: Bio Bay Kayak Tour

3. 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.

Fajardo: Bioluminescent Lagoon Kayak or Full Moon Kayak Tour

4. Fajardo: Bioluminescent Lagoon Kayak or Full Moon Kayak Tour

Don’t let your day end when the sun goes down. Enjoy a relaxing kayak tour at sunset that leads to the fascinating Laguna Grande in the town of Fajardo located on the Northeast corner of the island. Under a blanket of the night sky and the historical lighthouse, you can touch the waters that glow with bioluminescent organisms. The activity starts at sunset in the small fishing village of Las Croabas where you meet the friendly guides. Check-in and get equipped with all the gear, including botanical-based insect repellent. Get the Kayak 101 Safety training, then board your kayak. Paddle across a small fisherman’s harbor to the entrance of Las Cabezas de San Juan Reserve. Here, you enter a mystical channel that leads to a peaceful place where the mangroves create natural tunnels and the sights and sounds of wildlife surround you. After a 25- to 30-minute paddle through the channel, based on traffic and tidal currents, your guide stops once in the lagoon to give commentary on the following points of interest: • Mangrove forest and the different species • Birdlife that inhabits the area • Aquatic marine life that uses the lagoon as an estuary • Information on the bioluminescence organism • History of the lighthouse • Insight on seven of eight ecosystems found in the area Afterward, enter the lagoon called Laguna Grande (large Lagoon), where you paddle along the edge of the mangrove forest and watch the stroke of each paddle light up a bioluminescent blue-green/white-green. Encounter fish that look like shooting stars as they swim through the thick concentration of Pyrodinium Bahamense, a species of Dinoflagellate. At the breakpoint, admire beautiful views of the rainforest and the lighthouse of Fajardo, accompanied by good conversation. Next, begin the route to Bird Island to view the many birds that roost there overnight. Once quietly rounding the small island, start the return to the departure site. This tour is offered under the full moon cycle, so checking what the moon phase is recommended.

Vieques: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour

5. Vieques: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour

Travel aboard a comfortable 24-foot electric catamaran into Mosquito Bay at night to experience the beauty of the world's largest bioluminescent bay. Enjoy a transfer in an air-conditioned van from a centrally-located meeting point in Esperanza.  Be picked up from the meeting point at the Malecon in Esperanza across the Street from the Blok hotel. Relax on the short drive to Mosquito bay. Be greeted by a team that will help you aboard the catamaran.  Embark where the only thing brighter than the stars in the sky is the fantastically-blue glow of the naturally-occurring bioluminescent phenomenon in the water below. Learn about this unique environment from the crew. Return to Esperanza at the end of your experience. 

From Fajardo: Catamaran Beach Excursion with Lunch

6. From Fajardo: Catamaran Beach Excursion with Lunch

Take in the Crodillera Islands with a catamaran cruise to a secluded beach. Feel the life at sea as you admire the mountains and gorgeous scenery. Then, spend some time on the beach to paddleboard, kayake, or just relax. Depart Marina Puerto Del Rey and enjoy the beautiful views of the Cordillera Islands. Watch the mountains of El Yunque fade into the distance and after about 90 minutes on our power catamaran, arrive at the beach where the fun begins. The usual beach destination is Culebrita Beach, but occasionally the captain might choose another nearby location (Vieques or Icacos), depending on water conditions for the day. Spend the day paddleboarding, kayaking, sunbathing, or participating in fun games and challenges.

San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

7. San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

Join a day trip from San Juan to El Yunque Rainforest and the bay of Laguna Grande, two of Puerto Rico's natural gems. Follow your guide through nature trails, kayak in Fajardo Bio Bay, and observe bioluminescence at night. Enjoy return transfers, snacks, and all entrance fees. Following a morning pickup, embark in direction of your bio bay and rainforest adventure. Enjoy the beautiful views along the scenic route through the north side of the island and learn some facts about the areas from your guide. Make a stop in the town of Luquillo and enjoy some fresh local fruits before continuing the journey to Puerto Rico's majestic rainforest. El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest and the most studied forest in the United States National Forest System. Admire its biological diversity with its plants and animals, some of which are found only in Puerto Rico. Hike through trails lined with flora and fauna. Arrive at a hidden gem located in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy the breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest and swim in natural pools and waterfalls, slide down a waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. After working up an appetite with an exciting first half of the day, make a stop for dinner at a local restaurant and savor Puerto Rican cuisine (cost not included). Relax until it’s time for the second part of your combo tour – the Bioluminescent Lagoon, one of planet earth's best-kept secrets. Begin your Fajardo Bio Bay kayak tour at Las Croabas. After receiving a safety briefing on kayaking, head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset. Enjoy kayaking for approximately 30 minutes, and admire the forest's beautiful protected flora and fauna. Upon arrival in Laguna Grande, let the magic unfold. Tiny organisms called dinoflagellates make the water glow at night. Watch how sparkles appear in the water at every stroke of your paddle, follow the swirl of lights created by the kayaks, and admire the glowing fish.

From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslides Day Trip

8. From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslides Day Trip

Feel like a true explorer and challenge yourself to an off-the-beaten-path adventure in the heart of the El Yunque Rainforest. Begin with a 25-30 minute journey up a rock and dirt path, along with some river wading. Enjoy being surrounded by bamboo trees, rainforest flowers, and many other beautiful plants as you hike into the refreshing natural pools. First, a visit to a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. Swim in its crystal clear waters and admire the colors of its deep pools. Enjoy the cascades of the waterfall and take the opportunity to snap pictures. Continue into the forest as you climb to another set of pools (more advanced). Arrive at a river where you can swim, swing from a rope into the water, and enjoy natural water slides.

From Fajardo: Guided Snorkeling Tour of Culebra Island

9. From Fajardo: Guided Snorkeling Tour of Culebra Island

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.

San Juan: Bioluminescent Laguna Grande Bay Night Kayaking

10. San Juan: Bioluminescent Laguna Grande Bay Night Kayaking

Enjoy a night kayaking tour in the Bio Bay of Laguna Grande Reserve in Fajardo. An adaptive paddling program provides ample opportunity for creativity and many unique opportunities for anyone who would like to try kayaking for the first time.  The Bio Bay has microscopic organisms called dinoflagellates that produce a glowing effect when they are stirred by your paddles. Paddle your way through the mangrove forest for 2 hours, in the bioluminescent glow of the water.

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What people are saying about Fajardo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

This was a great trip! The tour guides were great and really allowed us to experience all of the blue lagoon. I enjoyed the 3:30pm (6pm tour) trip because we got to watch the sunset, see the mangroves in the light, and also experience the bioluminescent plankton.

This tour was very fun, and exactly what the description stated. The guides were great and were extremely helpful in making sure you got the most out of the experience!

I had an awesome time! The guides helped us feel safe while giving us a very educational and awe inspiring experience. Very much recommended!

Marlin was great! It was challenging, but Everyone in our group had a great time.

Due to traffic it was a long time back Jason,son and Tarzan amazing !!!!!