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Bioluminescent Bay

Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Fajardo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the three bioluminescent bays in PR - others are in Vieques and in SW of Island.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We took a boat ride, not the kayak diy, and were treated to a bio-history of the lagoon and the luminescent organisms responsible for the glow-in-the-dark phenomenon. it was a great ending to a busy day.

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Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We used kayaking Puerto Rico. They were extremely professional, doing a great balancing act between protecting the ecosystem of the bay, dealing with rank beginners at kayaking, and generally taking care of everyone. Do not miss this! But be sure to go when the moon is not foll. The darker, the more outstanding the experience. But the bioluminescence is one... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our first trip with Kayaking PuertoRico so much, we went back the next night and took the tour through the company with glass bottomed kayaks. KPR was a larger tour - about 15 boats on a Wednesday night. We called that afternoon and reserved the last 4 spots - we wanted 5, but we were too late to... More

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We got to Kayak to the Bio-luminescent bay in Fajardo Puerto Rico. The experience could not have been more amazing. It was a dark and stormy evening which is the perfect weather for this sort of paddle. The tour we booked through Pure Adventure Corp. was guided by 2 marine biologists who were very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you into kayaking and want to try something different, totally have to do it. Pick a moonless night, preferably pick dawn. Its well preserved and its just breathtaking, very different from other bioluminescent i visited in the past, even the color its a neonish turquoise you want to keep making them glow, its romantic, and helps bonding also trying... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My husband didn't enjoy this experience as much as I did. Though I will agree it was stressful kayaking into the bay with tons of novice kayakers, some of whom were drunk and careless. You can barely see ahead of you for the most part but once your in it's quite unique. Worth the trip I'd say but be prepared... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

You have to make it a point to check this out. Just an amazing experience and I can't say enough about the bio island crew and the trips they run. We watched the kayakers struggle and fight in the dark to get across the choppy bay and through the narrow mangroves only to experience the same things we did, but... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

2 adults and 2 kids (10 & 5) we did the walking tour, lighthouse and mangrove walk. It was great, very informative and kids were not confined to a small place surrounded by water you can't see in - less ulcers for Mum. Lot cheaper, kids could ask lots of questions and we saw an amazing display of the dinoflagelletes... More

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Ballwin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There are several towns where you can see bioluminescent or phosphorescent waters in Puerto Rico, but just make sure you go on a night when there is NO moonlight, it is spectacular. I took my children years ago and we revisited the Island recently, now they are adult and they still loved it and were in awe. They put their... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Friends had kayaked and told me about this, but when another friend said there were electric boats and guided tours, we opted for that. You go out in pitch black waters out to the bay......then the magic happens! you really need to see it.

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