Puerto Rico Access Tours
Puerto Rico Access Tours
4.5
Eco ToursNight ToursNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Blend a little excitement to your vacation with our Night Kayaking Tour in the Bio Bay of Laguna Grande Reserve! Our Adaptive Paddling Program provides ample opportunity for creativity and many unique chances for anyone who would like to try kayaking for the first time. And if you have some special challenges, we can address these issues so that you too can enjoy the freedom that kayaking affords. Water is the ultimate equalizer. Open on Sundays!
Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours and Tickets by Puerto Rico Access Tours
Travelers talk about
(55 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
943 reviews
Excellent
698
Very good
110
Average
63
Poor
36
Terrible
37

dldiamond4us
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were picked up in Isla Verde at the Marriott along with others and driven to Fajardo. About an hour and a half ride with a pit stop for food and bathroom. We had a group of about twenty paired up in tandem kayaks but singles are available. Four guides went out with us. The kayaks and guides had adequate lighting to be able to track each other on our moonless trip. It does get pretty dark but that's part of the fun. The guides did have their hands full keeping the various levels of kayakers together at times but did a good job of it. My wife and I are in our late 60's and the level of effort for us was modest. Having some kayak experience (as we do) is a plus. The actual bio luminescent effect was diminished from what we expected on the evening we went because of recent rains flushing fresh water through the waterways but it was still evident when you disturbed the water. The kayak guides and our van driver all had their act together and were friendly and personable. Overall, my wife and I really enjoyed the tour.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nick O
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a terrific time with PR access tours bioluminescent bay kayaking trip. My girlfriend and I were slightly apprehensive that we were not in good enough shape to do it but it ended up being very easy (we are in our 30’s).

We went on a cloudy night after some rainy/cloudy couple of days—which is a terrible time to see the bioluminescence, mind you. What we saw were some sparks in the water when you splashed. Not that impressive. BUT the trip kayaking through the mangrove at sundown to the lagoon was beautiful and a lot of fun. I think if you go for a night kayaking experience you will not be disappointed—if the bioluminescence is there when you’re out, that will be icing on the cake.

There is a big debate about whether to take the earlier or the later time slot for the tour. Here’s the definitive answer, at least for the winter months:
- early tour is better for seeing the mangrove forest since the sun is setting and you can still see around you
- later tour is better for seeing the bioluminescence since there’s less ambient light around you.
Since the clouds made it difficult to see the bioluminescence anyway, I was happy we did the earlier tour and got to see the mangrove forest as the day grew dimmer. You'll have to make up your mind what’s more important to you and factor the weather into your decision (and the phase of the moon—full moons make it very difficult to see the bioluminescence!)

All in all, a highlight of our PR trip.
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Joseph T
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
Our 17 year old boy was paired with some young man from new york and they enjoyed turning everything into a race. My wife who tires easily and I shared a kayak and sometimes fell behind, so the group waited for us to catch up. When we hit the lagoon we had enough time and were able to see the whole bioluminescence it had to offer. I was not sure what to expect in terms of glittery sensation but it did not disappoint. People who are afraid of being in the woods or water at night might experience slight anxiety if they fall behind, but the group will never let you get far behind.
Written July 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ccretacci208
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
My family of 6 went on the 8:30 night time kayak tour. Ranging in age from 14-50. The sight can be a little hard to find but the owner gives his cell phone when booking and sent us gps coordinates when we got lost. We arrived about 5 min late and they waited for us. Which was very much appreciated. They give a quick safety/rules briefly then assist fitting you in life jackets. When putting everyone in their kayaks it gets a little hectic because it’s pitch black so there’s a lot of yelling going on within the crew. Once in our kayaks we felt very safe and sturdy. They take a quick picture of each kayak before departing and later it gets posted to Facebook. Very cool. Here’s the downside… once our trip through the channel started the guides turned their headlamps off and we literally kayaked blind. It is pitch black and the only directional help you get is because the kayak in front of you has a glow stick attached to it. I have no idea why going through the channel they would not have the guides spread out with their headlamps on? There is no bioluminescent in the channel so it would not effect anything. The lack of sight put such a damper on this. People were banging into trees and the banks along the channel because you could just not see what you were trying to steer through. I actually got smacked in the face by someone’s oar going past us that didn’t even see us. When reaching the bay it was very beautiful. Very peaceful. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if because of the time in the moon cycle that we went or if this bay has less, but there was not much to see. The guides passed a tarp over head to cover ourselves and to hang on to which made it dark enough to see slight flickers of light as we splashed our hand in the water. Based on videos I watched I really expected much more of a light show in the water. That was really a bummer. On the kayak back through the channel the guides had on their headlamps (still not sure why they didn’t use them on the way out to the bay!) This made the trip back so much more enjoyable. They actually pointed out iguanas in the trees, birds, types of trees etc. They could talk to you directly and help when navigating. It was just bizarre that we had to paddle in the dark on the way out to the bay. Overall, maybe at a different time of year in better visibility it would've been a better trip and we could’ve seen more. Not that exciting otherwise.
Written August 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Petra M
Cleveland, OH32 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This tour was fun but it ended up starting about one hour late - would have given very good rating otherwise. If there are any issues getting in and out of the mangroves, you will wait.
This trip is a workout. I recommend wearing a bathing suit as you will be soaked from the bottom down. This tour was great about leaving no one behind (even a family that overturned.) I felt safe.
The mangrove path to get into bay is darn and narrow. Did not bother me, but it was a little more challenging to navigate than I thought. My husband went to Byron Bay in Australia and say bioluminescence more impressive, but at the mouth of the mangrove channel just as impressive as VERY dark. They give you a tarp, but really no need, just awkward. Just go by mangroves and you can see more clearly.
Overall, we had fun and I would recommend it. The main guide (Daria?) was great, but would love a few more stories.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rick L
West Jordan, UT25 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
A group of 4 of us joined the Rainforest, Bio Bay, Luquillo Beach Trio Tour. We were very disappointed about Rainforest section as the we barely got into the river of the rainforest and was there almost 3 hours in one place and didn’t get to go to any of the waterfalls, Yokahu, and Bano Oreo as described in the itinerary. When we asked the tour guide and was told the falls and other items were shut down to tour due to pandemic. While that might be the case, the itinerary should, at the very least, informed us of such since the pandemic is more than a year now. In looking at most recent review, we noticed a photo of the waterfall was taken. Of course, we didn’t know when the tour was even though the review was recent.

The itinerary calls for 3 hours for the rainforest, 2 hours on the beach, 2 hours for the Bio Bay. We actually spent 3 hours on the beach. While the beach was nice, there is no public facility. You need to either go in one of the kiosk restaurants or gift shops to ask to use their bathroom. The Bio Bay is the nicest one. Tour guides David and Michael were great. Victor who checked us in was also great. I would rate the the Rainforest section 2 stars at best. The beach at 3 stars and Bio Bay at 5.

We hope this tour company would update their website and Trip Advisor description so it doesn’t miss lead anyone. Had we known this, we would have just signed up for the Bio Bay and save time and money not signing up the trio one!
Written April 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lduff2023
Somerville, NJ1 contribution
Jan 2023
If you are imaging a gorgeous relaxed nature night with a glowing bay that will make you feel as if you are the luckiest person on Earth… this is NOT IT.

They make you get there early to check in and you wait in the dark with billions of mosquitoes making a feast of you (I was spraying myself every minutes with mosquito repellent and it wasn’t enough). The journey into the bay is the most disorganized thing you can ever do. They have “leaders” who seem to fend out for themselves as you navigate the dark waters. (For the preservation of the habitats there cannot be much light during this time). The only thing you can see if glow stick that help you see the boat I front of you, nothing else. Your “leader” is nowhere to be found, and only the boat behind them hears the warnings (low branches, watch your head, careful with your left/right) while you travel through a narrow path there are other groups that may be on your side and you might hit and tip over.
Once you finally get to the center of the bay, it’s vast, open, and lovely (like being on a lake) BUT they tie you with all the other kayaks and it’s ruins the vibe. You can’t truly enjoy nature. So many people talking, some angry they flipped, others fighting with their couples for hitting the side of that narrow pathway. Some want to meditate, others want to admire nature and it’s beauty but this isn’t possible when you are tied to a boat you you are touching elbows with the neighbor from the kayak next to you.

THE WORST PART is when you realize that you can’t see anything glowing, yet the tour guide tells you you are surrounded by them. Finally they pull out a dark tarp and place it over you and your neighbors kayak and tell you to wiggle your hand in the water softly so you can see these glow particle, which by the way, glitter for an art job shines brighter. ALL THIS while sitting on water/pee from the previous riders.

0% recommend. I was told that these organisms glow more in certain seasons not year round and best on new moon when is less light out. There is also a boat that takes you to see these organisms without the stress of falling, crashing into the banks or onto other boats, on the other bays.
Written January 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paula
Las Cruces, Chile5 contributions
Oct 2022
The excursion was great. The guides were very professional, taking care that everyone was safe, helping the less experienced people, very friendly. Easy paddling in the mangrove channel through the lagoon and very beautiful. The bioluminiscence was super cool. I totally recommend this tour unless you think you will be uncomfortable paddling in the dark
Written October 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

wendyramirez86
New York City, NY1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
Get ready to put in muscle work when rowing; but with a little patience and practice we got It. It was my group’s first time kayaking. The tour guides were super nice. They were friendly and informative. We learned a lot. They made the experience unforgettable. The night sky is spectacular once you reach the bay. Watching and touching one of nature’s wonders was a beautiful experience. You must book with this agency. It’s worth it.
Written July 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Palmas V
2 contributions
May 2022
This tour was extremely disappointing. We've taken this tour a couple of other times with other operators and both times the guide made it very interesting and the bioluminescence
was amazing. This time after kayaking to the area, the guide spoke briefly but to only one side of a large group of people so we couldn't hear what she was saying. They then asked us to get under tarps so we could darken the area to see the bioluminescence of which there was very little. This tour was expensive for basically a non-eventful kayak tour. I feel the tours should not go if there is little to no bioluminescence.
Written May 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 918

Puerto Rico Access Tours - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Puerto Rico Access Tours Information

Excellent Reviews

367

Very Good Reviews

46

Puerto Rico Access Tours Photos

60