I was skeptical about kayaking through a mangrove in the pitch dark with about 150 other tourists to view the bioluminescent waters of the nature reserve's lagoon, but Las Tortugas Eco-Kayaking made it work! Nature reserve rules allow each of 5-6 separate companies to take 30 kayakers each (Las Tortugas is one of them) through the mangrove to the lagoon after dark. The companies have worked out a system where each attaches a dayglo plastic ring to your life jacket so you can avoid bumping into one another in the dark. "Jake," our Las Tortugas guide, had a wonderfully booming voice, reassuring manner, and was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and humorous! So were the rest of the Las Tortugas staff. I am a global traveller who is pretty jaded about tourist attractions, but I truly enjoyed this. It was fun, unique, and relaxing to glide slowly through the mangrove at night, winding up in a moonlit lagoon where we learned a bit about the organisms that light up when you splash the water with your oar while also taking in the Puerto Rican shoreline at night. Memorable! The only limitation is that you can only order tickets through a hotel chain, and not directly from Las Tortugas on their website.
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