Why I love Puerto Rico
“It was a balmy January evening on a back street of Old San Juan and I noticed a tiny corner bar where a TV was showing a football game being played in a blizzard. How could I not walk right in, order a cold beer, and enjoy the incongruity? Later, as the night progressed, I was struck by the local families out strolling, giving authenticity to a place that could easily be just a tourist cliché. The next day it was...” Read More
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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan
In Puerto Rico, your evening doesn't end when the sun goes down! Take part in an exciting kayak adventure on a bioluminescent bay not far from San Juan and be amazed as the water glistens and sparkles underneath you! When you brush your paddles or hands through the water, the plankton lights up a fluorescent color, making your kayak adventure a truly magical experience.Puerto Rico is by far the best country to experience a bioluminescent adventure. There are only 5 lagoons in the world which have glistening waters and Puerto Rico is home to 3 of them! Begin kayaking at sunset and enjoy picturesque views of the Fajardo area. As the sun goes down, begin paddling towards the fascinating lagoon at Las Cabezas de San Juan Reserve for your nighttime adventure. Under the blanket of the night sky and the historical lighthouse of Fajardo, you can touch run your fingers through the water and swim in the waters lagoon that glows right before your eyes! Come experience a real adventure which that will leave you breathless!
San Juan Snorkel and Picnic Cruise
Relax and unwind on a leisurely catamaran sail to Icacos, a deserted island paradise off the coast of San Juan, with miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear water! Here you can search the island, collect shells, sunbathe, wade or swim offshore and view the underwater wonders of a living coral reef. Your picnic lunch and complimentary pina colada is served on board by the crew - what more could you ask for! Spread your wings and take a leisurely sail to a deserted island from San Juan. Cruising aboard the Barefoot IV Catamaran, this trip promises to be the highlight of your San Juan vacation!The tour takes you on a relaxing sail by catamaran to the uninhabited island of Icacos. Spend the morning exploring the island, collecting shells or swimming offshore in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. If you're a novice, you can receive professional instruction in the art of snorkeling.After you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch freshly prepared onboard by the crew, accompanied by pina coladas and rum punch.After lunch, you'll anchor over a breathtaking coral reef, home to colorful tropical fish and underwater wonders.Then, after a full day at sea, it's time to hoist the sail for the return trip to San Juan, completing a truly different day in paradise!
Galapagos Islands on Beluga
The Galapagos archipelago represents a spectacular and striking world of volcanic landscapes and fearless animals including Giant Tortoises, Fur Seals, Sea Lions, Land and Sea Iguanas and many species of birds. A cruise to this impressive wildlife sanctuary will be a memorable experience for those who appreciate close encounters with nature. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, this eight day cruise aboard the Beluga provides ample opportunity to explore the volcanic and wildlife rich islands. The Beluga is a deluxe 110 foot, steel-hulled motor vessel, fully air-conditioned and accommodates 16 passengers in double staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower. This trip can ideally be combined with any of our South American journeys.
Galapagos Islands on Cachalote 1
Accompanied by a naturalist guide, this eight day cruise explores this isolated volcanic archipelago in search of seals, tortoises, unusual bird life iguanas and lizards. Cachalote I is a charismatic 96 foot schooner rigged motor sailer and features seven cabins each with a private bathroom. Passengers can relax on one of the three wooden decks while sailing or anchored in secluded bays. This extension can ideally be combined with any of our South American journeys.
5-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour
In this 5-day program you will experience the highlights of the Galapagos Islands, you stay at budget hotels at Lobo de Mar in Santa Cruz and Tintoreras in Isabela. You will receive transportation, accommodation in a double room, all meals during the trip (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will take you through the tour.
Galapagos Islands Luxury Cruise: 6-Day Tour with a Naturalist Aboard the 'Odyssey'
This 6-day cruise through the Galapagos Islands was tailor-made for wildlife enthusiasts with a taste for luxury. Sail around the western side of the UNESCO-listed archipelago aboard the ‘Odyssey,’ a first-class motor yacht that feels like a hotel and accommodates only 16 passengers. Explore Santiago, where Darwin spent much of his time, as well as remote reaches like Fernandina and Isabela. Hike to breeding sites for sea lions, penguins, fur seals and countless birds — including the famous flightless cormorant, considered a ‘holy grail of evolution.’ Beaches, volcanoes, tidal pools and rocky islets are all part of your exploration.