Water activity

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

4.7 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Borikua Tours

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

Activity provider: Borikua Tours
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From US$ 250 per person

Discover the wonders of one of Puerto Rico’s famous bioluminescent bays on a boat tour from San Juan. Enjoy the hot springs, a traditional dinner, before heading to the sand bar and the "biobay."

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting 15-minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5-minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Pickup takes place between 1-4 PM depending on the hotel and time of year. Call or text to confirm your pickup time the day before the tour. Please note that the travel time is included in the 9-hour tour.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the different landscapes of Puerto Rico on a road trip from San Juan
  • Dine on a delicious dinner of fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos
  • Discover the wonders of the bioluminescent bay and swim around in the glowing water
Full description

After pickup from your hotel, relax on the drive to the southwest and the first stop at the hot springs. From there you will dine on fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos at a local restaurant.

After dinner, you will visit the sand bar and once night has fallen, cruise to the bioluminescent bay where you will be amazed by the glowing landscape that awaits.

At the bay, jump in the water to really experience this unique phenomenon, which is a true feast for the eyes. Enjoy some free time to swim and play in the water and admire the striking glow of the microorganisms that surround you.

At the end of an unforgettable day, dry off on the boat then sit back and relax on the journey to your accommodation.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation to and from your hotel in Isla Verde, San Juan, Caguas, Ponce, or nearby location
  • Certified tour guide, driver, and captain
  • Hot springs entry ticket
  • Dinner
  • Beach time
  • Swimming time at the bioluminescent bay
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Water noodles
  • Life vest
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please select the correct pickup location for your hotel, either San Juan or Ponce
  • This tour operates rain or shine, except in extreme weather events such as hurricanes
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Guests must be over 18-years-old and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included in the ticket price
  • Guests must be able to swim on their own if they want to get into the water
  • A minimum of 4 people are required for the tour to take place
  • Travel time is included in the 9-hour duration of this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Amazing experience! Guides were great! Word to the wise this trip is not for the mobility impaired. Lots of riding, walking uphill on uneven streets. You enter the bay off of a small ladder on the back of the boat. I took my 75 yo mother and wished I’d known this ahead of time. It was not a place for a walker. She had a wonderful time but it was a struggle at times and she was not able to get off the boat to swim. Otherwise a wonderful trip!

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April 8, 2022

Swimming in the mangroves and Luminescent Bay was something I wouldn't miss. I would recommend the tour swims in the mangroves longer and cut out the hot springs part. Just my opinion. Our tour guide Jamo was wonderful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour as it's once in a lifetime.

March 29, 2022

It was a really well organized trip. The distance to the location although lengthy was well worth it for the bright bioluminescent waters. The boat captain and guide were really knowledgeable and relaxed but safety conscious which made the experience enjoyable. Also having only a small group of 4 was nice because it is a quite excursion. Too many people would make the experience cumbersome. I would’ve liked to have had more photographs, from the experience, taken while we where in the water. The only thing that would’ve made the experience better would be a proper place in which to change out of wet clothes to go to the restaurant after the “springs.” Also after you get out of the waters at night its pretty chilly. Bring large towel or jacket. You can change on the boat but it wasn’t easy in the dark.

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January 29, 2022

Product ID: 340951