Bioluminescent Bay Glass Bottom Kayak Tour from San Juan


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From $110.00

208 reviews   (3.66)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: puerto rico, puerto rico

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

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.


What's Included

Bottom glass kayaks (for participants weighting 185 lbs (83kg) or less)

Commentary of the surrounding area and its flora and fauna

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.

Kayaking orientation and instructions

Light Snacks and bottles of water

Participants weighting 186-260 lbs must notify it upon booking to arrange for a regular kayak

Quality kayaking gear and equipment (small size for children)

What's Not Included

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

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Bespoke LM Reserves the Right of Admission - If a person appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not following instructions or being disruptive the Guide has the right to Cancel their reservation at any moment, and No Refunds will be issued
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Failure to provide correct weight or hotel/lodging/cruise information upon booking may result in bus not being able to pick you at your location or close to it. No refunds will be issued due to this.
  • 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.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Maximum weight to participate on Regular Kayak: 260 pounds (113 kg) per person
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Persons with the previously listed health restrictions cannot participate on the tour. No refunds will be authorized if a person neglects to read complete description and does not meet the safety requirements and limitations on the day of the tour.
  • Pregnant women, persons with recent surgeries, past injuries or back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions cannot participate on this tour.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • This tour operates under rain and other weather conditions. Guide will determine to call it off when thunderstorms or other serious conditions happens.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Bespoke LM Reserves the Right of Admission - If a person appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not following instructions or being disruptive the Guide has the right to Cancel their reservation at any moment, and No Refunds will be issued
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Failure to provide correct weight or hotel/lodging/cruise information upon booking may result in bus not being able to pick you at your location or close to it. No refunds will be issued due to this.
  • 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.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Maximum weight to participate on Regular Kayak: 260 pounds (113 kg) per person
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Persons with the previously listed health restrictions cannot participate on the tour. No refunds will be authorized if a person neglects to read complete description and does not meet the safety requirements and limitations on the day of the tour.
  • Pregnant women, persons with recent surgeries, past injuries or back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions cannot participate on this tour.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • This tour operates under rain and other weather conditions. Guide will determine to call it off when thunderstorms or other serious conditions happens.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Laguna Grande
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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Awesome experience
lightfigue, 28-08-2022
The tour was more than we expected, it’s definitely an amazing experience with an awesome view of the sunset once you arrive to Laguna Grande. We’re very thankful for our tour guides: Manolo, Gabriel, Omar and also Christian.
Amazing tour!
Lindsey_B, 18-08-2022
Absolutely amazing experience! The great staff from Glass Bottom PR guided us on this tour of the bioluminescent bay and answered all of our questions.
Spectacular Bioluminescence Kayak Show
Afussner, 16-09-2022
Fantastic kayak trip. Although my wife and I are avid kayakers and the tour was a bit pedestrian, we enjoyed the bioluminescence.
Fun Kayaking Experience
Leela S, 11-09-2022
We loved the tour, first time we ever kayaked through mangroves. The bioluminesce was not at its highest visibility that night. Still very cool. The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful.

The kayak back through the darkness was a bit tough, wish we had some better lights with us so that we were able to navigate the darkness better
Beautiful Experience, but plan ahead!
Lara_C, 04-08-2022
It is a long drive from San Juan, pack your dinner to go! Expect to get wet to the waist so bringing a change of clothes for the ride home will keep you more comfortable, also water shoes are recommended. There is a bathroom when you get to the launch point so you can change (bring your own tp). It’s not really possible for kids, the channel through the mangroves is narrow and it’s pitch black, you need to be able to kayak. The guides were awesome and it was a beautiful experience I will never forget!




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