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Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay

Puerto Mosquito, Puerto Rico
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Scuba diving
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Seeing the water "light up" as it's splashed is mesmerizing. You dip your hand into the water and it comes out glowing! One of neatest things I have ever experienced.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We used Black Beard's, they were very well orgainized and offered a great experience. The bay is lovely, although, I think it is better experienced when there is no moon. Just being out on the bay at night in a kayak was worth the bumpy trip to the launch site.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Given that these bays are rare and at risk due to pollutants, my advice to anyone is go if you can. I have no pictures to share because I hate losing the moment to constantly stop and take photos but this was just like all of the photos depict. The water glowed with each turn of the kayak paddle, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life. Such a strange feeling to see the water glow around your hand. We made perfect timing as the moon was behind clouds the entire time!

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

alot of people said it wasnt worth it, but i say it is, we went in kayak tour around 9pm and it was amazing, beautiful. the boat around you glows, when you touch the water, it also glows

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

*** The bay is NOT destroyed, and you CAN see the glow **** We reached out to Abe's when we initially planned the trip in January 2014 - the online calendar showed that 7/14 would be ideal to a good viewing. However, we were informed that in efforts to conserve the Bio Bay, the government in Vieques no longer allows... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I came to Puerto Rico knowing nothing about it. I found out about the Bioluminescent Bays through Trip Advisor. They were even more amazing than the reviews had to offer. The pictures do this no justice and it is really hard to capture on camera. Book far out so that you do not miss it. YOU DO NOT WANT TO... More

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centex
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So many have shared that the bio bay is not glowing as brightly as before. We had nothing to compare that to and figured, if nothing else, it would be a fabulous night to look at the stars. We were spot on! The trip to the bio bay was awesome as we had a fantastic star-filled evening. Our guide with... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The natural beauty is astounding. It was madness. Completely blew my mind. Go nature. Be careful who you go with though. We went with some guy name Nestor and his crew (I forget the name of the company or I'd be panning them right now). They were awful. I knew more of the biology of the bay than our 1/2... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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90 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We wanted to visit the Bio Bay while on our trip to Vieques. We were told before arriving to the island that the bay has been under a lot of stress and the tours were limited to Fri.-Sun. only. We asked all the tour companies if they had any spots available and all but Adventure Bros had any. We were... More

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