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From San Juan: La Parguera Glowing Bio Bay Boat Tour

1. From San Juan: La Parguera Glowing Bio Bay Boat Tour

Join your small group of fellow adventurers and embark on a boat tour traveling to La Parguera, a small fishing village in southwestern Puerto Rico. Discover one of the best-preserved coral reef systems and mangrove forests in the Caribbean. Upon arrival at La Parguera, stop for a quick appetizer at one of the various restaurants and bars. Board a private boat for a 25-minute ride through floating homes and mangrove cays while the sunsets. Once you reach the bay your Guide will explain all you need to know about the dinoflagellates phenomenon. Swim and experience firsthand the agitation of the water disturbing these microscopic creatures that give off a glowing light, creating an impressive and magical effect. Spend about 30 minutes marveling at this strange, lovely light show before heading back to the pier.

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

2. From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

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.

From San Juan: West Side Experience Puerto Rico Day Tour

3. From San Juan: West Side Experience Puerto Rico Day Tour

Discover the culture of the West side of Puerto Rice on a leisurely day tour from San Juan. See white-sand beaches and Playa Sucia, the Faro Los Morrillos lighthouse, and natural salt pools in Cabo Rojo. Sample a local delicacy made with fresh seafood and local ingredients. After a pickup from your hotel in San Juan, explore the pristine Fish and Wildlife refuge of Cabo Rojo, where you'll have fun under the sun in soft white sands and crystal clear calm waters at a local beach. Enjoy truly amazing views of the natural landscape, while venturing through various hiking trails along the breathtaking coastal cliffs surrounding the Faro Los Morrillos lighthouse. Learn about the natural salt deposit pools firsthand on a quick pit stop at Las Salinas interpretative center and observation tower. Savor a light snack from the island made with local ingredients and freshly caught seafood fished directly from all over the coastal waters of Puerto Rico. Drive through various local villages of the area before making your way back to San Juan.

La Parguera: Hobie Pedal Kayak Adventure

4. La Parguera: Hobie Pedal Kayak Adventure

La Parguera Keys Eco Tour and Cayo Caracoles with Hobie Kayak (with pedals) takes place in three of keys of La Parguera. This is an overall nice trip, more sightseeing than to swim and some hiking. Recommended to any level kayakers. Early mornings best for this trip, its a very nice sightseeing trip you'll truly enjoy and never forget. After a short introduction, we'll start in La Parguera (La Parguera Boat Ramp. The trip starts with an easy upwind ride, exploring wateway mangrove canals ""Canales de la Parguera"" to Cayo Majimo all the way to stepping foot on to the La Parguera Keys shores, coming eye to eye history and the various marine life to these areas. Enjoy stunning views of Island Bird, Cayo Majimo, Cayo Caracoles, you’ll easily fall in love La Parguera Keys, very relaxing! Collecting marine live is not allowed on this trip! We recommend you to wear your sandals or water shoes as you'll experience a little bit of a hike. This trip is recommended for any age participants or participants who are comfortable in and on the waters.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 87 reviews

The tour has one optional stop at a white sandbar en route to a bioluminescent bay for a quick swim as the sun goes down. The hot springs were a bit of an odd setting, but I highly recommend trying them.My husband, after soaking in the spring water, felt that his nee "unblocked". It has some soothing effect on the joints.

Swimming in the bio bay was a once in a lifetime experience! Before that, a nice swim in the warm shallow waters near mangroves, a local sit down spot for a light dinner, and before that a dip in natural hot springs. While a trek via van, it was a comfortable ride and the guide was funny and accommodating.

The trip was VERY well thought out. It was a long drive, but we were given ample time to stop midway for restroom / snack break. Dinner was wonderful and called ahead so we had more time in the water. Julian was amazing, you could tell he loves his job and truly cared about his guests. 100% worthwhile

Wonderful experience. Captain and crew have tons of information about the organism that glows. Very kind people. Our second time doing it and we absolutely will do it again!

Beautiful experience for anyone! The tour guides are incredible at what they do as well Definitely worth trying