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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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Munster, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is something that you have try at least once. We did the 8:30 tour and it was pitch black, you do get nervous and crash into everything and everyone, but the glow is magical. The younger kids do get scared and should probably go with an experienced kayak-er. There are bathroom facilities but dirty and no toilet paper.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I thought it would be fun to take this trip by kayak but, on second thought, decided to take the Baby Bay electric boat with Captain Suarez. Sooo glad I did. The kayakers have to paddle through a narrow channel through the mangrove swamp in complete darkness, following only the small glow-ring attached to the kayak in front of them.... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our guides from Kayak Puerto Rico were excellent! Slipping through the dark mangroves to pop out in the open bay was amazing. The glow was almost as bright as in the pictures, even though the moon was out. This is a totally awesome experience. Some of the biobays are going dark from human activity, but they have some protections on... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It was fun kayaking, but the mangrove area was dark, muggy, and creepy. A tunnel has been cut through the mangrove roots which grow above the water. In the center of this "tunnel" there is plenty of clearance, but if you paddle too much in either direction you can bump into the mangrove...don't lean left or right, which is your... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is so well arranged, and so much fun, plus you get the WOW factor. If you come to Puerto Rico you have to do this at least once, you won't regret it. The guides and equipment are very good, I felt safe Nd confident with them. Top tip.... Haggle the price..... Don't pay $70!

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Blackwood NJ
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our family of 4 took the BioIsland Electric boat tour of Bioluminiscent bay in Fajardo on 24 July. In researching the available tours, I read on one of the tourist sites that it is good to take the electric boat instead of the kayak if you are old or are not fit enough to take the Kayak. This could not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Kayaking into the biolumisescent bay was by far the best natural wonder I've ever seen! The company we went with was Pure Adventure. The entire team was professional and very organized (unlike several others there). We chose the 8 pm tour and it was pitch black outside, so being that the tour was so well organized, it made kayaking where... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

After a tiring day of hiking El Yunque, the last thing my boyfriend & I wanted to do was kayak around the bay. We wanted a leisurely boat ride where we wouldn't have to get tangled up in mangroves and bump into people. I'm so glad we found Captain Suarez! It seems like it's best to call and make a... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family and I kayaked to the bay, beginning at 8 pm. We had never kayaked in the dark before so that in itself, was interesting. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We went to the bay on a dark, moonless night so we got the "full experience" of the bay glowing. This was defintely one of the highlights of... More

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Jackson
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Be wary of the company that you book with!! There are about 7 different ones and it is cheaper to book on your own instead of through the resort if you can. If you pay cash, they offer you a discount. I have never kayaked before and it was an experience....going into the mangroves to the lagoon is very very... More

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