San Juan Bioluminescent Bay Glass Bottom Kayak Night Tour

Outdoor Activities in Puerto Rico

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Tour description provided by Viator

Join this fully-guided nighttime bioluminescent bay kayak adventure. Paddle your way through the mystical mangrove channels leading to Laguna Grande in a glass-bottom kayak. Meet some glowing new friends, the Pyrodinium Bahamense, microscopic plankton capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand. Explore these amazing organisms up close as the professional eco-guide takes you to discover all its secrets. 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.
Join this fully-guided nighttime bioluminescent bay kayak adventure, one of the most memorable experiences in Puerto Rico. After registration process and receiving instructions you will paddle your way in a two person glass-bottom kayak, through the mystical mangrove channels leading to the Natural Reserve at Laguna Grande. This journey may take up to 30 minutes, 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). Marvel at the Pyrodinium Bahamense, microscopic plankton capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand! Explore these amazing organisms up close as our professional eco-guide takes you to discover all its secrets. 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. The water comes alive with millions of glowing plankton that must be seen to be believed. We will then begin to conclude this adventure and head back to the shore, kayaking thru the channels for another estimate 30 minutes.  Once tour has concluded light snacks will be available for participants to regain their energy, before heading back to San Juan.

What’s included

  • 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.
  • Entrance fees and DRNA fees
  • 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

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional pick up fee will apply if staying in towns like Dorado, Rio Grande, Fajardo and Humacao.  Meeting point option also available.

Highlights

  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
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