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Bioluminescent Bay Glass Bottom Kayak Tour from San Juan

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    Stop At: Laguna Grande, Cabezas Nature Reserve Northeastern Coast Puerto Rico

    Join this fully-guided nighttime bioluminescent bay kayak adventure, one of the most memorable experiences in Puerto Rico.

    Experience the Pyrodinium Bahamense, a microscopic plankton capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand (like fireflies)! Learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life and learn what you can do to protect such a special place.

    You will paddle your way for 30 minutes each way in a two person glass-bottom kayak, through the mystical mangrove channels leading to the Natural Reserve at Laguna Grande (please read complete description for weight and other restrictions). Once you arrive to the area of the lagoon where the bioluminescence can be best experienced, our guides will explain how this entire ecosystem works and will allow you to play with the water to see this effect (swimming not allowed).

    Once tour has concluded light snacks will be available for participants to regain their energy, before heading back to San Juan.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from most San Juan hotels
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Complimentary pickup and drop-off in selected areas of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde locations and touristic zones). Locations outside of San Juan are subject to additional pick up fee.
    • Bottom glass kayaks (for participants weighting 190 lbs (86kg) or less)
    • Participants weighting up to 250 pounds must notify it at the moment of booking as special arrangements for a regular kayaks needs to be made, these kayaks are very limited.
    • Quality kayaking gear and equipment (small size for children)
    • Kayaking orientation and instructions
    • Commentary of the surrounding area and its flora and fauna
    • Light Snacks and bottles of water
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna Grande
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Additional pick up fee will apply if staying in towns like Dorado, Rio Grande, Fajardo and Humacao. Meeting point option also available.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is to participate is 7 years
    • Participants cannot be afraid of the dark as you will be kayaking thru pitch black areas.
    • Not suitable for pregnant women past their third month, persons with recent surgeries, past injuries or back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
    • Each participant must be capable of paddling on their own on a 2 person kayak, and be able to sit on the same position for about 2 hours.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if a minimum of 5 passengers is not met. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
    • You will get wet, it is recommended that you wear bathing suit underneath, bring a towel and extra clothes for after the tour.
    • Maximum weight is 185-190 lbs (86 kg). Due to the strict weight restriction all participants are subject to be weighted prior to beginning the tour. No cancellations or refunds will be issued if a person neglects to inform correct weight, and is not able to participate of the tour.
    • Participants weighting from 190 to 260 lbs must notify upon booking in order to reserve a regular kayak, these kayaks are very limited.
    • Reservations made for the 6pm tour (second run) have a probability of being rescheduled to the first run if minimum is not met, or first run still has spaces available.
    • Estimate duration time of tour includes one hour and 15 minutes approx. driving, each way.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • This tour does not includes a stop to eat.
    • The bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon that may be influenced by multiple factors. Bioluminoscity level can vary from very visible to minimum or none without any previous notice. Full Moon phase may also affect the visibility. In the event of this happening alternate methods such as the use of a tarp will be incorporated in order to appreciate it.
    • GLASS BOTTOM KAYAKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS due to maintenance, instead tour will be conducted on Regular Kayaks. No refunds will be issued due to this.
    • Please travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation like passport, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Many reviews complain about the "short" time in the actual lagoon, given the overall duration - to that I say: Enjoy it all! When being picked up in San Juan, they make it easy. Enjoy the scenery on the way out (take the earlier tour - it will still be dark enough for
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    We booked a private excursion with Bradley and he was amazing! He was so nice, calmed my fears, was an expert, really knew what he was talking about. He also was so much fun. Highly recommend a private tour, you'll get so much more out of it!
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    This excursion was a must do for the experience of going to the bio bay and checking it off your bucket list, HOWEVER!!!! Lol if you are not physically fit and ready to endure a workout I do not recommend booking this excursion. The crew was AMAZING! Cedric & Manolo we’re our
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    The experience itself was amazing, but first I just want to give a massive shout out to Bespoke Lifestyle Management. Their customer service was amazing. We originally set booked the Rainforest and Bio Bay tour, but there was a small storm that ended up meaning that the whole
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    The kayaking was a wonderful family experience. I shared a kayak with my 9 year old son and my husband was in a kayak with my 12 year old daughter. Although it was physically demanding, we really enjoyed ourselves. This tour is not for you if you are afraid of the dark or have
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    • Duration: 5h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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