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Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a night kayaking tour from Las Croabas, through the mangrove channels of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve to Laguna Grande. Here you can find the billions of microscopic plankton that live in the water and light up at the touch of your hand to create a beautiful, iridescent glow in the water. Learn about this natural phenomenon and its fragile ecosystem from your informative guide as you paddle through the lagoon.
  • Take a 2-hour night kayaking tour to the Laguna Grande from Fajardo
  • Paddle through the lagoon and see how the water “lights up”
  • Learn about this natural phenomenon and ecosystem form your guide
  • All necessary equipment and light refreshments are provided
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Professional Eco Guides
Kayaking 101 and Safety Pre Ride Instructions
Ecological interpretation of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
Breathtaking paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest
Kayak, paddles, backrests and Extrasport USCG Approved life jacket
Low-intensity night time navigation lights
Light snacks and Refreshments
Eco Friendly Insect Repellent
Gratuities

Departure Point

Carr. 987, Km 5.4, Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico

Once you arrive to Las Croabas recreational park, please look for our red tent with the KAYAKING PUERTO RICO logo. There, you will meet your host and the check-in process will begin.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum Weight Limit: 250 lbs PER ONE GUEST | up to 425 lbs COMBINED PER KAYAK
  • Minimum age is 6 years old | Participants Age 6-13 must be accompanied by an adult on the same kayak. Participants 14-17 must have an adult participating on the tour.
  • Wear Comfortable clothes that can get wet (bathing suit shorts), shoes that can get wet (flip flops / water shoes), bring a towel and change of clothes (for after the excursion).
  • Due to current health restrictions we can ONLY accommodate pair numbered reservations. We cannot accommodate 3 participants in one kayak.
  • If you have an odd number party please contact supplier.
  • Bring your cell phone during your travel (in the event that we need to contact you, or you need to contact us prior to the excursion)
  • This excursion requires a minimum of at least 6 total participants in order to provide the tour. In the event this minimum is not met, we will call 1-2 days prior to the excursion to go over alternative options (i.e. reschedule for a different date or time that has the minimum requirement, payment options for a private excursion, or cancel without penalty)
  • For safety reasons we requiere all guests are able to communicate in English or Spanish.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back, neck, wrist, arm, leg problems, recent surgeries / injuries and/or cast.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers who are prone to panic attacks
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kayaking Puerto Rico
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bio Bay Kayak Tour in Fajardo.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Arrive early as there are a couple businesses that launch from the exact same place and it is a bit confusing.." See review
  • "Do bring a bag with a change of clothes and a towel for afterwards that will be securely stored for you while out on the water." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Stars in the water
Erica_S
, Dec 2021
It was such a cool experience ! Kayaking through the mangroves was like nothing I’ve ever done before and I’ve kayaked a couple times before. Sitting in the bay, under the stars and seeing the sparkle in the water was beautiful.
star-4
Bio bay is Lit!
Darin_B
, Dec 2021
Great tour guides. David, Miguel, Noel and Francisco. They even contacted me before the tour to let me know that they would be refunding us $10 per person because the luminescence was not very bright. We still went and loved it. We got to spend time exploring for a few minutes on our own. And our group stayed longer than the other tours, so we were the only group on the bay. Which reduced the light pollution. It was awesome seeing the bioluminescence last night! I would recommend it! Even kayaking through the mangrove channel was very cool! Great tour and great tour guides.
star-5
Great time - even with low bioluminescence
Claire_S
, Dec 2021
Even with just a "sparkle" of bioluminescence, the trip was amazing. So fun to kayak in the dark between the mangroves, by the small light of the kayaks in front of you. Seeing iguanas in the trees, listening to the sounds of the mangroves, seeing the stars. All around great time. And even just "sparkling" water is magical!
star-5
Natural wonder!
Linda_R
, Nov 2021
We loved the kayaking through the canal, listening to all the night sounds and viewing the amazing stars. Although we were told in advance the bioluminescence wasn’t very good, the journey was well worth the trip. Loved it!
star-5
Do it, fam! They’ll take good care of you.
Lexxa_K
, Oct 2021
We had a great experience on the Bio Bay tour with Kayak Puerto Rico! We were running a little late, so they called us to check-in and then helped us hustle out so we didn’t miss our group. The guides were friendly and funny and kept us safe. They also contacted us a day early to let us know the visibility was low and gave us the option to reschedule or cancel with a full refund. They even gave us a discount when we decided to go ahead with the tour on the low visibility night. Overall we had a wonderful time and were impressed with their professionalism.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you, Lexxa! We are glad it was a great experience and appreciate your wonderful review! -KPR Team
star-5
Best adventure ever
SOFIA_M
, Oct 2021
It was a very unique and amazing experience. The best part was finally seeing the water shine and just enjoy the peace at the lagoon
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hola Sofia, Thank you for this great review! It's so great to hear you enjoyed the tour. Hasta la próxima!
star-4
We could not see light in the water very well. We are still waiting on the pictures to be emailed to us.
steven_s
, Oct 2021
Kayaking was fun. Staff was very helpful. It was nice meeting other travelers. I would do it again. Thanks.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
50/50 shot
Amber_A
, Oct 2021
While it was a lot of fun going through the mangroves, the trip its self was just ok. You have to wait on a bunch of people and as an active kayaker that was frustrating. As well as it really depends how much you see the lights. Definitely not what the pictures show. Just a few sparkles in the water. Also show up 30 minutes late. They told us 7:30 and we weren’t in the water until after 8:30. We left other things early to make it on time to this just to find out we didn’t have to. Over all I wouldn’t do this again.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoy The Adventure / Leave The Gear
Jacob_O
, Oct 2021
The time you spend in the lagoon (see photos) after kayaking through the red mangrove forest was soooo peaceful and relaxing! Looking up at the stars and the reflected moonlight off the water was beautiful. Photography Tip: most equipment (GoPro, sub $800 camera+lens, etc) will be a waste of time and a flash would only make everything worse. The only equipment that could handle this lowlight situation is a camera that can shoot clean photos in the high iso range of 3200+ (minimum) for the bioluminescence or a smartphone with a nightshot /astro photography mode (Pixel 2XL for me) for the silhouette shots. If you're unsure what 3200-6400 iso is, just enjoy the experience and don't worry about the gear you don't have. It's well worth the cost even without the photos.
star-1
Full moon didn’t allow us...
Phuong_L
, Sep 2021
Full moon didn’t allow us to see the luminous bay. It was terrible, they should not schedule it when they know that it was not visible

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