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Car rental from cruise ship??

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Car rental from cruise ship??

I am docking in San Juan on a Carnival Cruise from 3pm - 11pm in June. I would love to see the Rainforest, and am wondering if it is possible to rent a car from the cruise terminal. On some islands, such as Hawaii, shuttles will meet passengers at the port and take them to the car rental center. Does this occur in San Juan?

If renting a vehicle isn't feasible, what is the best way yo visit the Rainforest other than booking a tour through the ship? Are alternate tour companies available at the tour? Or would a taxi work? There are three of us. Also, what time does it get dark in early June? Thanks much for any suggestions.

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1. Re: Car rental from cruise ship??

I would suggest a tour.

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2. Re: Car rental from cruise ship??

The El Yunque Rain Forest closes in the evening @ 6pm. By the time you get off the ship, to a rental agency, in the car and on the road. You won't make it. Plan something else.

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3. Re: Car rental from cruise ship??

Thank you; thank you so much for the information provided. Funny that you are both from Cleveland -lol.

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4. Re: Car rental from cruise ship??

I agree, you do not have much time to do it on your own. You can join the cruise tour, as they would guarantee you'll be back on time,but it will be expensive and fast paced.

Your time will be better spent walking around OSJ and visiting the forts and shops.

Daylight usually ends around 6:30-7pm, +/- 10min the time of the year.

Edited: 3:36 pm, September 14, 2012
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