Join us on a fantastic snorkel and beach tour to Culebra Island and Cayo Luis Peña Nature Reserve followed by a kayak tour through the bio bay!
- From Oct. to March: Check-in is at 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
- From April to Sept.: Check-in is at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 5 - 12
Witness the Beauty of the Bioluminescent Bay Up Close!
A truly unforgettable experience awaits, as you witness hundreds of tiny star-like bioluminescent plankton scintillating like a starry sky as you move through the bay.
Wave your paddle through the water in front of you, and be mesmerized by the tiny glowing specs of plankton or Dinoflagellates which are tiny unicellular marine plankton also known as fire plants.
At the prescribed time, meet for your Bio Bay Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour on the beach of Las Croabas, a small fishing village located on the extreme northeastern tip of Puerto Rico.
Your Eco Adventures guides call the group of kayakers together for a briefing session covering basic kayak handling, rules of the road, and the importance of keeping to a minimum any disturbance of the pristine environment of the bioluminescent lagoon.
Then we launch our kayaks and head for a hidden opening in the mangroves at the northern end of the beach. Upon entering the mangroves, we follow a channel for a mile that leads to the Laguna Grande.
Leaving the channel and entering the lagoon by itself is a breathtaking experience! A wide expanse of gentle, rippling water surrounded by mangrove forests greets the adventurer, the mountains of the El Yunque Rainforest tower in the distance – profound tranquility envelopes all who enter!
But the best is yet to come! Your guides call the flotilla together for an informative talk about several topics: This unique ecosystem, the flora, fauna, and sea life that inhabits the lagoon, and historical notes of interest.
Discuss the Fajardo Lighthouse, built by the Spanish in the 19th century, and of course, the incredible natural phenomenon that we’re here for – the shimmering glow of bioluminescence as you dip your paddles and glide through the sparkling water – an amazingly unique experience only found in four other places on earth!
- Pregnant women
- People with either heart, back, neck, wrist, or arm problems
- Minimum age is 5 years old.
- Weight limits: 450 lbs per double kayak, 250 lbs per person
- All participants must be physically fit to handle a kayak with paddles.