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Borikua Tours

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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About Borikua Tours
We are a tour and transportation company focused in adventure, magical and unique experiences. Our primary goal is override your expectations. Enjoy your vacations in Puerto Rico without worries and have a life time experiences and memories. All our tour guides, drivers and boat captains are certified by the government, make sure that you are not with an illegal company. Be ready for the adventure. What are you waiting for? Book now, our tours fill up really fast! We are excited to show you our island, Thanks for choosing Borikua Tours!
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Discover one of Puerto Rico's famous bioluminescent bays on this tour from San Juan to La Parguera. See this unique natural phenomenon by boat before taking a dip in the glowing bay. La Parguera is the only bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico where you can swim; microorganisms called dinoflagellates create the striking glow in the water.
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Krista C wrote a review May 2022
Athens, Georgia2 contributions
Our tour guide Johamra was wonderful. She was knowledgeable in the areas we toured and provided a fun atmosphere for us to enjoy ourselves. Swimming at the bio bay is so magical and truly one of a kind. This is a once of a life time opportunity and I highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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CarenCreates wrote a review May 2022
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What a PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE! Cruz Rodriguez was our guide, and he is SO friendly, knowledgeable, fun, and responsible. Cruz's enthusiasm and love of Puerto Rico is contagious! Our first stop was the beautiful and peaceful hot springs, where we were able to soak away any stress and tension. Next, we went to a little cafe in the fabulous and funky beach town La Perguera. We shared our corn with a mama hen and her peeping chicks! Then it was time to board Captain Frank's beautiful motorboat, Nicole Michelle, and head out to the bay as the sun was setting. He's an excellent guide, telling us all about the local fish and the science behind the bioluminescence. It was positively MAGICAL swimming in jet black water in the darkest night, and creating sparkling trails of light with every movement! It's an unforgettable experience that I will always treasure! The ride back home was filled with salsa music and laughter, and sharing memories of our amazing day and night together!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Experience529596 wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is a magical experience. It’s a long day but well worth it. Cruz was an awesome tour guide and Captain Frank was the best. Nicest people who know their stuff. We first went to the hot springs, then had some yummy tacos in Parguera. Then into the boat and to Caracoles for a swim in the beautiful blue water and then the finale is swimming in the bio bay. It’s a really cool magical experience that pictures can’t do justice. It’s like tiny fireworks under water (the light part not the explosion). The sky is also lit up with the most beautiful sky full of stars. Definitely do this!! Bring some goggles so you can view the experience under water too.
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dgbri wrote a review Apr 2022
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
We were a group of 7 girls that had a blast at the biobay with Cruz. He was an amazing tour guide and driver and everything. Made it clear that he was there to make sure we enjoyed our time and we felt very safe throughout the experience. Highly recommend the experience of swimming in the biobay. Only con i would say is the hot springs. We had a combined hot springs on the way to the biobay and the hot springs were basically a small public pool. It was on the way to the biobay and was a. bathroom break. We asked cruz if we could leave earlier than planned and he was more than accommodating.. Also highly recommend the fish tacos at the restaurant you stop at before the biobay. some of the best we had in PR. .
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Date of experience: April 2022
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veravvw wrote a review Apr 2022
Richmond, Virginia1 contribution
Borikua Tours knows how to treat their guest! We got lucky and were able to book this last minute tour for the bioluminescent bay and I almost gave up on looking for a tour. This tour was $200 more than the other Bio Bay tours and after completing my tour I see why. You get all your moneys worth. Our tour guide Cruz was very hospitable and knowledgeable. Our safety was his number one priority and he really wanted to ensure we enjoy our trip. Unlike other tours we didn’t have to drive to the location. We were picked up in a Mercedes sprinter van from our hotel and taken to the Coamo Hot Springs Pools in Rio Coamo, PR about an hours drive from San Juan. They have two springs there one is hotter than the other and you can try both they call it the fountain of youth. Then after about a little under and hour or when everyone is ready we passed through Ponce and headed into La Parguera. Once we arrived we ate at Isla Cueva for some really good Taco’s. We got the chicken tacos and I’d come back for those. They had shredded chicken that was seasoned and flavorful without being dry. Once we ate we walked about one block to the boat. Captain Frank was really nice and he greeted us and told us a ton of great info about the seas as we road through the beautiful turquoise waters to a little island called Caracoles. We stopped there and enjoyed time out in the water with music and good vibes. It was a picture perfect time. The sun was setting and everything was beautiful. Once dawn hit and the sun was almost gone we hit back in the boat and headed to the bay. The water in the bay was a nice warm temp and now prepare yourself to be amazed. Cruz even pointed out 3 constilation Big Dipper Little Dipper and the Milky Way. We Jumped into 9foot brackish waters and the once colorless waters started glowing like the bass pours glow sticks all over ourselves. You can also see them sparkle as you move your body. The more you move the more you glow. They gave us pool noodles to relax and take it all in. We stayed there for a little while and no one wanted to leave. Then we headed back for a now two hour drive since we were about two hours west of the hotel. Definitely can’t say enough about this trip. My mom myself and my 10 and 8 year old niece and nephew all enjoyed ourselves so definitely a great trip for all people 8 and up. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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