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La Parguera Glowing Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour from San Juan provided by Bespoke Lifestyle Management

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La Parguera Glowing Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour from San Juan

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Explore one of Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays on this guided evening tour from San Juan. The bay at La Parguera is the island’s only bioluminescent bay where you are allowed to swim. Upon arrival in La Parguera, visit a local restaurant before jumping into La Parguera's glowing waters. You also have the option to watch as others go for a swim. Plus learn about dinoflagellates, the tiny creatures that create this natural phenomenon.
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    La Parguera
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    La Parguera, a small fishing village in Lajas has reborn as a local and international destination. Because of its geographical location it offers one of the best preserved coral reef systems and mangrove forests in the Caribbean. Various restaurants and bars add to the local attractions. We will drive for about 2 hrs (bathroom stops offered along the way), as you enjoy the panoramic and lush views of the Central area that then changes to a semi-desert landscape. Upon arrival downtown we will stop for appetizers. Watch the sunset as we head out for a 25 minute ride thru the mangrove channels. You will have the opportunity to swim at one of it's cays, before we head out to the area where the bioluminescence happens. Your guide will explain everything you need to know about these microscopic dinoflagelates that give off heat in the form of light when disturbed. Once we reach the bay you will have the opportunity to swim (optional) and experience this phenomenon first hand.
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  • This is a unique opportunity to swim in a bioluminescent bay
  • Catch the sunset as you head out to the bay
  • Appetizers are included; additional food and drink is available for purchase
  • Pickup and drop-off from most San Juan hotels is included
Important Information
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off in selected areas of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde locations and touristic zones)
  • Certified Guide
  • Appetizers at La Parguera (vegetarian option available, please notify)
  • Bottles of water and local beer at the boat
  • Entry/Admission - La Parguera
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuity
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Minimum numbers apply. Cancellation after confirmation is possible if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. If this occurs you can choose between an alternative tour date or full refund.
  • It is an approximately 2:20 hour drive from San Juan to La Parguera each way, depending on the time of day and traffic.
  • Complimentary car seats or booster seats available upon request (subject to availability).
  • If planning to swim: follow preservation instructions, wear bathing suit, bring a towel and a change of clothes. Rash guard is also recommended as we may encounter jellyfish.
  • Total activity duration of 8 hours include driving time and stop for appetizers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must weight 50 lbs or more in order to participate on tour, and must be notified with anticipation in order to assign a car seat.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dave wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
We booked this as a once in a lifetime, and it was! After reading up on Bioluminescence we choose a new moon evening, and super glad this of all the bioluminescence chooses - this is what we did. There are five Bioluminescent areas in the world, this is the only one you can
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Date of experience: October 2020
Rob J wrote a review Oct 2020
Galveston, Texas4 contributions
This trip was honestly not what I expected After seeing the pictures online And costing $220 per person. 1- It’s nearly impossible to get a picture of the waters glowing like you see in all the pictures and google searches. 2- #NOTICE We were not made aware and nowhere in the
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Date of experience: October 2020
Jennifer S wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
This was an amazing experience and one of our favorite things we did in Puerto Rico. Hector and Jose made the experience even better. My husband and I loved the activities in addition to swimming in the biobay (which was SO cool!) We also stopped for tacos and swam among
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jordan D wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Jose was a great tour guide getting us to and from the bio bay. He was friendly. Hector was friendly as well and did a great job piloting the boat to the bay. They both provided us with great information about the area and Puerto Rico in general. We were able to safely swim in
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Amy L wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hector and Jose were awesome. This is a great adventure and a once in a lifetime experience; must see while on the island.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Bespoke Lifestyle Management
This tour was absolutely amazing. We loved every minute of it. However is was harder than we expected. Trudging thr
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Keith S
good time
great tour guide on the el yunque tour. didnt see too much bioluminicense but still a fun experience.
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Every Minute Was Magical
Every minute of this tour was magical. The tour was professional and fun. You can expect to get muddy, covered in c
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Thee best time
Oh my gosh the hike was muddy so stay on the edges I had two guide one for the hiking and water slide and another
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This tour was amazing. The tour guide was very informative and helpful without going overboard. And the scenery was
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What an amazing trip! Felix our guide/driver was truly amazing, he was funny and very knowledgeable. Once on the to
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Great mini vacay
Great experience with new friends and family of Puerto Rico, Frankie was a awesome guide and very informative.
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Great experience!
Mitchel and Frankie went above and beyond to help us troughout the excursion. I didn’t know how to swim and I felt
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Amazing Yunque Tour!
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time! We jumped from a 30 foot cliff, a 12 foot cliff and a 7 foot cliff, our gui
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Steph T
Great trip!
Overall, I really enjoyed this experience. The tour guide use the hour long ride from San Juan to give us informati
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Wow! I had no clue what I signed up for. Def dangerous but thrilling. I had a good time, but I was over it towards
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Amazing Experience! MUST DO
Perfect excursion. Wonderful experience from the hike, water slide, 30 ft jump, delicious food spot!
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Amazing Experience
My group had such a great experience! Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about some of PR’s rich his
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This trip was nothing short of amazing! We were well taken care of the entire route! Everything was explained in de
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It was ok
The first part of the trip was amazing so many beautiful things to see and the water was great especially the jumps
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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