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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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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we have done this. The lights are slightly less bright, even though we went on a new moon. It is hot, and a little stinky and very crowded, though the first time we went we were there with only 6 people total rather than on a regular tour. All that being said, you should experience... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is no Avatar-like experience! It almost feels like a scam to get tourist dollars. 1st, the experience itself. We went on a 2 person-Kayak tour on the 2nd shift which is after it got dark. One paddles with a lot of effort in the dark thru mangrove swamps without being able to see anything. Unless you are lucky enough... More

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Paris, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I took one star off since the bioluminescence in the bay is not as strong as it used to be before. I checked before I went and found news about it, so I knew this beforehand. Nevertheless, the experience was AMAZING! Yes, there were a bunch of people who didn't know how to kayak, so it made it a lot... More

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Naperville, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We took the tour at 9pm and it was amazing. Tour guide was very knowledgeable as well. We did the boat tour because of the number of people in the group but I wouldn't mind trying the kayaking tour next time.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Scariest, funnest, most interesting night ever! Great activity for my daughter's summer science project due at the beginning of the school year!

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I really don't understand the couple bad reviews this gets here. I don't know how someone can't do this and say WOW. Anyways, I won't focus on the negative, I'll focus on how awesome this place was. This was one of the best and most unique experiences of my life. Such an amazing natural beauty. We had a good tour... More

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Andes, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Everyone got our trip groups so excited to see the beautiful "glowing water". We got there and before the kayak ride they told us that the organisms that make it glow have decreased greatly due to water and air pollution. They however did not offer a refund of the money that we payed upfront. Instead we went through the kayak... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

great expereince kayaking through a lagoon in complete darkness, a little scary but pretty cool at the same time. when we reached the bay, you get to witness the glow of the water, and its a pretty awesome expereince. You get quite the workout paddleing to and from and its about a 90 min tour...However, since my party was a... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After we booked our trip to El Conquistador Resort this spring we eagerly planned our vacation. Bio Bay was the highest rated activity on trip advisor and sounded like it was right up our alley! Our family - 2 adults and two teen/tween boys are active, outdoorsy and fit. We love nature and couldn't wait for this outing. Unfortunately we... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When I was there, only available Fri - Sun. Avoid whenever moon is up and near or greater than 1/4 phase - it overwhelms teh bioflaggelates. otherwise, great.

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