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Bioluminescent Bay

Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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As featured in Daytrips from San Juan
Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Fajardo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Camarillo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo on April 14. Took the BioIslands electric boat tour leaving at 9:30pm. Date was near full moon conditions. It is a pleasant, comfortable ride on the boat with our guide spotting wildlife and mangrove characteristics you probably won't notice while kayaking. The boat travels to the opposite side of the... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My friend and i took this trip and found it a real disappointment. Yes the bio luminescence are cool and you should definitely see it in some way. The canal getting to the biobay with all those people was terrible. For my friend and i who have the ability to put an oar in the water and go straight we... More

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My son and I had a great time kayaking out to the biobay in Farjardo. I recommend booking your spot in advance of your trip as it fills up quickly. I also recommend booking the first evening tour at 6:30 pm. The first tour goes out at sunset and reaches the lagoon by dark. Plan on getting wet and bring... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I loved the biobay in Fajardo. The plankton glowed beautifully and the mangrove tree canal was super cool; it felt like we were in a cave covered by trees. It was amazing and by far my favorite part of the trip. I strongly suggest making it to the biobay but make sure to plan it along with the moon calendar... More

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Ithaca, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My family and I toured the bio bay on April 17, 2014. The plankton was beautiful and it was glowing brightly. The only thing was getting to the bay. The canal to get to the bay was so crowded. Everyone was bumping into each other or bumping into the mangroves. It was also very unorganized. There were people who had... More

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New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Was great! We took the 6:30 tour and was definitely better than the 8:00pm tour due to the profound darkness you are kayaking in.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We went on the 6:30pm tour which actually worked out fine because we had some light to maneuver through the mangroves, and then darkness in the bay and on our trip back. I got wetter than I thought I would, so be prepared. Make your reservations in advance or you will get closed out. You will be on the move... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It costs 40-50$ for Kayaks and 90$ for electric boat. All tour operators have their base at Las Croabas where they brief about the tour and give safety guidelines.My Suggestion will be not to miss the briefing section. You will realize its importance as you kayak through dark mangroves. Each trip takes about 2.5 hours from start to finish and... More

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

La Parguerra. My visit was during the early 1970's. It was beautiful. Very alive. Today not so much. Fajardo: Again I found this bay during an office beach fishing trip (mid 1970s) and remarked it was a bio bay. I've never visited it again although I now have lived in the Fajardo area for the past 7 years. Vieques..We lived... More

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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

the glowing water was so cool I just loved it but I think we had the most fun trying to navigate our kayake down the narrow straight of Mangroves. we laughed so hard we nearly fell out of our boat. no need to worry the water is only 3 feet deep. Pair it with the rain forest for a amazing... More

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