Water activity

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

4.7 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: Borikua Tours
Water activity

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

Activity provider: Borikua Tours
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From US$ 250 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the wonders of one of Puerto Rico’s famous bioluminescent bays on a boat tour from San Juan. Enjoy the hot springs, a traditional dinner, before heading to the sand bar and the "biobay."

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Pickup takes place between 1-4 PM depending on the hotel and time of year. Call or text to confirm your pickup time the day before the tour. Please note that the travel time is included in the 9-hour tour.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Admire the different landscapes of Puerto Rico on a road trip from San Juan
  • Dine on a delicious dinner of fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos
  • Discover the wonders of the bioluminescent bay and swim around in the glowing water
Full description

Embark on an adventure to a bioluminescent bay on this trip from San Juan. See the hot springs, feast on a hot dinner in a local restaurant, and visit a sand bar, before heading out to the bay and swimming in the luminous water.

After pickup from your hotel, relax on the drive to the southwest and the first stop at the hot springs. From there you will dine on fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos at a local restaurant.

After dinner, you will visit the sand bar and once night has fallen, cruise to the bioluminescent bay where you will be amazed by the glowing landscape that awaits.

At the bay, jump in the water to really experience this unique phenomenon, which is a true feast for the eyes. Enjoy some free time to swim and play in the water and admire the striking glow of the microorganisms that surround you.

At the end of an unforgettable day, dry off on the boat then sit back and relax on the journey to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified tour guide, driver, and captain
  • Hot springs entry ticket
  • Dinner
  • Beach time
  • Swimming time at the bioluminescent bay
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Water noodles
  • Life vest
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine, except in extreme weather events such as hurricanes
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Guests must be over 18 years old and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol
  • Guests must be able to swim on their own if they want to get into the water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 90 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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We really enjoyed the tour despite the long drive. Our guide Cruz and captain Frank were great and made sure we have the best time! Thank you! On a long ride to the bay it was nice to stop halfway at Como Hot Springs. After dinner in La Parguera we were able to swim in Sand Bar and catch a beautiful sunset before venturing out to the bio bay. It wasn’t as bright as pictures show but we were able to see bioluminescent when you moving your hands and it is magical! This was a magical experience and words or pictures would not able to deliver this experience!

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March 27, 2023

This was such a cool experience! I will honestly say I was skeptical at first, but the trip and experience was well worth the money. The stop at the hot spring seems a bit out of place, but it breaks up the drive across the island. The tacos at the bar were nothing special (maybe I'm a taco snob...), but we didn't sign up to eat tacos! Our guides were phenomenal--shout out to Captain Frank!

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March 27, 2023

It was very good, but I have one complaint. The tour company gave me a pickup address of a hotel. The problem is, that hotel is not at that address. I called to clarify as to which was the correct meeting place, the address given or the hotel given. I was told on the phone that they would pick me up at my hotel instead. They did not come to my hotel. I had to catch an Uber over the other hotel which delayed the trip and caused us to lose touring time.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 340951