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Fajardo’s Bioluminescent Lagoon

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Fajardo’s Bioluminescent Lagoon

I would like to take my 6 and 7 year old kids on this trip. They are very comfortable with the water and have been canoeing before, but never kayaking. We would obviously get the two person kayaks. Just wondering if anyone else has done this trip with young children and how it was. Thanks.

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1. Re: Fajardo’s Bioluminescent Lagoon

If they are ok with canoes, they will be fine with these kayaks.

I believe the age minimum is 6 yrs old. Kids usually go in front of the kayak, with an adult or the guide in the back.

Just be prepared, you will be doing 99% of the work to manuever the kayak!

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I agree with Flowerfarm. Also you have to make sure that your kids are comfortable with darkness and that they know how to swim. The first part of the trip to the lagoon you have to kayak trough the sea, then through a narrow dark passage and then into the bay. It will be dark and rowing against the water current. You won't have flashlights, only the guide.

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Agreed. Getting through the narrow inlet through the mangroves can be a little daunting. Especially if you don't have experience in a kayak.

And there will be iguanas jumping out of the trees and into the water (not into your kayak!), which could startle the kids.

Take a look at the photo that accompanies this article. It will give you a good idea of the path that you'll take to kayak into Laguana Grande ... puertoricodaytrips.com/laguna-grande-fajardo…

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I've done the trip with my two daughters and they loved it. They had no previous kayaking experience nor my wife and they all had a once in a lifetime experience. HIGHLY recommend it.

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This was originally posted in January of this year so I wonder if the OP ended up going on this trip with the kids. We did this trip a few weeks ago and IMHO, I would have had a very difficult time doing the main paddling. Like many women, I don't have a lot of upper arm strength, and I was very glad to have my husband paddling for both of us. It's not that it's really, really hard, but there was a good twenty minutes each way of steady paddling. BTW, we own a canoe and I have experience with canoes and kayaks.

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