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“Beautiful Beaches with Easy, Online Ferry Reservation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Isla de Caja de Muertos

Isla de Caja de Muertos
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Isla Caja de Muertos is an island located 8 miles off the coast, south of Ponce. It is a small island, just about 1.5 miles long and about a half-mile wide at its widest point. It is a nature reserve, with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, a light house and a cave. Enjoy a day in paradaise! Island Venture takes you to Caja de Muertos island aboard a comfortable ship equipped with refreshments and other amenities that will be available throughout your whole trip and stay.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beaches with Easy, Online Ferry Reservation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

I'm a current resident of Puerto Rico & am a sucker for gorgeous beaches. I typically like to take the ferry to Culebra, but the process of waiting in line for 2+ hours with no guarantee of boarding became old after awhile. So I'm happy to announce that Island Venture PR now has an online reservation site where you can purchase tickets by credit card or paypal....too good to be true, right? (http://islandventurepr.com/en)

From San Juan to Ponce, it's a straight shot on the freeway with minimal traffic. It takes roughly about 1 1/2 hours. Once you reach the La Guancha Marina, you can park anywhere free of charge. Along the boardwalk, you will see the ferry & crewman at a small table. He has a list of people who have purchased online tickets. Tell him your name and he will cross your name off the list. I printed out my invoice, but he never asked for it. Also, if you bring anything big such as a cooler, you will be charged an extra $5. So make sure to bring cash.

The ferry ride was approx 45 min & very smooth. It was like heaven once we approached the boat dock...beautiful, turquoise, calm, clear water all around!!! Plenty of gazebos for everyone to have for their own.

If you decide to hike any of the trails, please remember to bring bug spray & plenty of water!!! One trail, roughly about a 30 min hike, leads you all the way to the lighthouse for some postcard like pictures. The view is absolutely stunning. Also, when the trail splits (taking right leads to lighthouse), if you take a left, another beautiful beach awaits you...roughly 10 min hike from the split off.

Overall, you are on the island from 9:30am to 3:30pm. The ferry docks there the entire time and they have refreshments, beer, alcohol, & light food for sale at reasonable rates. There is no fresh water & remember to bring a garbage bag since no garbage can be left on the island. Also, they will play local music which tends to be a little loud. I'd suggest sitting in the lower deck if you don't want it blaring in your ears.

I had one of the best beach experiences all due to a reliable, customer friendly ferry service!!!

Visited November 2013
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hidden island of P.R.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

one of the most beautifull beaches in P.R., Historical Light House, all kind of tropical birds, the ride on the boat from Ponce to island is great, you see Dolphins and other sea especies.

Visited August 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
“The Best Place to Visit in Puerto Rico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Alejandro...... THE COOLEST, MOST PATIENT TOUR GUIDE I EVER MET, was extremley knowledgeable of our surroundings. The visit to this island was breathtaking as it is..... BLUE WATERS, NO ROUGH CURRENTS, SCENIC, all these are just a few words to describe this BREATHAKING ADVENTURE Alejandro took us on. The lunch provided was PERFECT!! There were enough softdrinks and waters for everyone on the boat, Alejandro was hospitable to my family. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT, WORTHEVERY DIME, TYPE OF ATTRACTION TO SNORKEL AND MORE....... PLEASE TAKE THIS TRIP!!!!! Trust me when I say.... IT WAS A PERFECT ATTRACTION!!!!! The Highlight to my trip to PR!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Boat DayTrip to a beautiful Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Alejandro was our tour guide...very knowledgeable! There were lots of great sea animals to view with snorkeling. There was a hike that was optional to to the lighthouse. I was with a group of people including my 6 year old nephew that had a blast! Ramon was the captain...El Capitan! He was very attentive to the guests on the boat. I would highly recommend this tour option..gorgeous ocean! The next time I go back to PR this tour is a must!!! Great for teens...family...adults..you name it!

Aqua Adventures!!

Visited August 2013
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Lake City, Florida
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Omg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

I am on return ferry as I speak. Most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Ferry personel exceptional. Bilingual and more than willing to help. Chicken on a stick for lunch(awesome) and it was delivered to our chair. Bob marley on fairy to island, raggeton on return. Friendly people, better than expected. Booked online a month ahead and no prob with reservation. Dont miss this island!

Visited July 2013
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