Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Adventure from San Juan

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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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Join this fully-guided nighttime bioluminescent bay kayak adventure. Paddle your way through the mystical mangrove channels, a 30 minutes approximate journey (each way) that will lead you to Laguna Grande.
Once inside the lagoon 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 what you can do to protect such a special place.

What's Included

Bottles of water

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

Bottom glass kayaks (for participants weighting 185 lbs or less) who reserved prior to Nov. 30, 2022

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

Maximum weight to participate is 260 lbs (117 kg)

Maximum weight to participate is 260 lbs (117 kg) per person

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.


Pickup in: Dorado, Rio Grande, Fajardo, Humacao (additional cost). Meeting point option available.

Pickup in: Dorado, Rio Grande, Fajardo, Humacao. Meeting point option available.

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 Glass Bottom Kayak: 185pounds (83 kg) per person - for reservations made prior to November 30, 2022. Starting on January 1, 2023 we will only have regular kayaks.
  • Maximum weight to participate: 260 pounds (117 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.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Reservations made for the 6pm tour (second run) have a probability of being rescheduled to the first run if minimum is not met, or first run still has spaces available.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour does not includes a stop to eat.
  • Total estimate duration of 5 hours includes: 2 to 2.5 hours driving time and 2 hours at tour site
  • You will get wet, it is recommended that you wear bathing suit underneath, bring a towel and extra clothes for after the tour.
  • The bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon that may be influenced by multiple factors. Bioluminoscity level can vary from very visible to minimum or none without any previous notice. Full Moon phase may also affect the visibility. In the event of
  • Bus will wait only 5 minutes after your assigned pick up time. No refunds will be issued if you miss your pick up.
  • Due to the strict weight restriction all participants are subject to be weighted prior to beginning the tour. No cancellations or refunds will be issued if a person neglects to inform correct weight, and is not able to participate of the tour.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Maximum weight to participate on Glass Bottom Kayak: 185pounds (83 kg) per person
  • Maximum weight to participate on Regular Kayak: 260 pounds (113 kg) per person
  • Minimum age to participate is 7 years.
  • Participants cannot be afraid of the dark as you will be kayaking thru pitch black areas.
  • Please travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation like passport, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case. Bespoke Lifestyle Management will not be res
  • Published starting time is only an estimate. Exact pick up time will be provided the DAY PRIOR to your 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

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