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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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St. George, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Let's be honest with ourselves here, I'm about the cheapest guy you'll come across. I didn't want to do this very much at all because some of the reviews were saying it isn't worth it or it's a mess inside the mangrove area with all the kayaks and people can barely get in and out of the place. Slow down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I highly recommend doing this tour. You get to see a spacticular and rare sight in the best of ways. Night kayaking adds a whole new element to the adventure. Not to mention the staff was awesome. They were a lot of fun and we're great at examining things; be it how to control your kayak or about the bioluminescence.... More

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Valley Stream, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

beware a lot of kayaking if your outa shape. and youll be getting very wet. the guides are so much fun.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Loved the Bioluminescent Bay experience. The shimmering in the dark is a treat to watch. however while kayaking to the bay, I was severely attacked by mosquitoes to the point of almost being traumatized by it. I felt almost 2 inches puffed up after the trip. The mosquito repellents on the counter of the company counter did not help me.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Imagine kayaking at night through mangrove swamps to an enclosed bay...you swish your hand in the water and a light blue cloud moves with your hand! You splash your paddle and light jumps!. Only one of 4 places in the world where there is a high concentration of plankton which glow. Bio Bay actually has the highest concentration with over... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

It was awesome. A must do. Bring bug spray. Having a little kayaking experience helps but isn't necessary.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Been able to experience this, everyone was saying you should do this, adventure of a lifetime, the best in Puerto Rico, need to book immediately because it's get easily booked etc. So we are all excited, but meh..,you're just going to dip a stick on the water and wave it so that you can see that luminous thing and that's... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

It was very beautiful- but my Fiance got over 50 bug bites all over his back and was in pretty severe discomfort as a result

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We hired a private guide to take us via kayak and the price is pretty standard across all the tour companies (approx $50USD). Getting into the mangroves, it was pitch black and you could barely see in front of you. It was easy to bump into trees and other things and there were bugs everywhere. We counted 60+ bites after... More

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Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Hello, I called this operation twice to try and book and sent an email. No one responded at all. I'm not sure how companies can stay in business without answering their phones.

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