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“Amazing”

Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours
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Owner description: Travel with the best guides in the Caribbean as you snorkel beautiful coral reefs, paddle through enchanted mangrove forests, and are amazed by Vieques' Bioluminescent Bay. Offering eight different eco tours, Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours, Inc. Is the most recommended, diversified and family-friendly kayak company on the island. Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours is endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, licensed by the DRNA, and insured. One of the longest standing touring companies in Vieques, Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours is committed to the preservation of wildlife and eco systems on the island. The friendly local guides are environmentally aware and excited to share their knowledge with you. They will be next to you at all times to make sure that you have a lot of fun while being safe and comfortable. Looking forward to meeting you soon in the beautiful paradise of Vieques!
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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Amazing”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were booked to have a day of snorkeling, beach picnic and biobay tour. The visibility was not great that day so we went beach hopping instead of continuing to snorkel. We kayak surfed which was great fun. Our guide, Jeffrey, was outstanding in his entertainment skills, flexibility in pulling a new plan together when it was clear that the first was not working well.
The mangrove swamp kayak tour was almost mystical and the bioluminescent bay is a life changeing experience. Defininely wear a rash guard and wear mosquito repellent. We did both and it worked brilliantly
Thank you for making this one of my most unforgettable vacations. We will be back!

Visited June 2013
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Washington, DC
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“The bay was great the company was ok”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

It's impossible not to love the bioluminescent bay in Vieques. It's just amazing. Our guide Jeffrey was very good as well. The only thing that was problematic about this company was that our group was HUGE. I really wished we'd had a smaller group. It took quite a long time to mobilize, get paperwork signed and get out on the kayaks. Other than that-- really liked the tour.

Visited June 2013
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Trenton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“ehhh, well the bay was neat”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

too many people on the kayak tour to make it enjoyable, and wear long sleeves, long pants, and a face net! we were all getting bit by mosquitoes and no see-ums! two early-twenties dingalings could not row their kayak, had to be tied to end of tour guide. other idiots in kayaks wanted to rock nearby kayaks, juvenile behaving members bummed those of us who really wanted to enjoy the bio bay. the tour guide was very informative, and tried to make it fun, a smaller group would have been better

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Accept no substitutes.”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We went with Abe's biobay tour. Our guide Jeffery was absolutely fantastic. His knowledge of and passion for the Vieques and the biobay is absolutely incredible. He went so above and beyond to ensure that everyone in our group was able to get the most out of their experience. Though our group had some less-experienced kayakers, he ensured that everyone was able to go a reasonable pace and safely (this involves kayaking in the dark FYI). Can't say enough good things about this company and Jeffery. Definitely made for an incredible experience. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2013
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La Porte, Texas
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6 reviews
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“The High"light" of my Trip - Bio Bay Tour with Abe's”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

If you go to the island of Vieques you MUST do the bioluminescent bay and the tour with Abe's is outstanding. I actually did the three in one tour - snorkeling, dinner, kayak the mangrove swamp and then kayak out into the bay. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun and I have never seen anything as spectacular as the light show the bay put on for us that night. Our guides were Pepe and Carlitos and they did a fabulous job, both in entertaining and educating the group. Carlitos kept the entire van laughing AND stopped and picked us bushels of fresh mangos to go with our dinner. Now "kayaking" the mangrove swamp entails pulling your kayak along a narrow channel in the mangrove trees using the mangrove branches - that was fun but even better, after a very informative talk about the biology and ecology of the area, you get to pull your way back through the channel only this time it is DARK - super fun! Then you go out in the bio bay and fortunately the night I was there it was dark and clear and the bay was AMAZING!! Stars above and a gazillion micro lightening bugs below! Our entire group was mesmerized - we were like kids in a candy store. When fish swim away from your kayak they leave a light trail - very cool. Everyone in our group agreed - many things touted as "amazing" are not all that amazing when you visit but this was an experience that totally delivered on it's claim to fame!! Worth every penny. A special shout out to Carlitos and Pepe as well - they made the trip a total hoot.

Visited June 2013
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