La Parguera Glowing Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour from San Juan


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From $191.25

124 reviews   (4.45)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 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

La Parguera, a small fishing village in Lajas that has reborn in recent years. Due to its geographical location it offers one of the best preserved coral reef systems and mangrove forests in the Caribbean. Various restaurants and bars add to the local attractions. We will drive for about 2 hrs (bathroom stops offered), as you enjoy the panoramic and lush views of the Central area that then changes to a semi-desert landscape. Upon arrival downtown we will stop for appetizers (additional food and beverage costs not included).
Watch the sunset as we head out for a 25 minute ride thru the mangrove channels. You will have the opportunity to swim at one of it's cays, before we head out to the area where the bioluminescence happens. Your guide will explain everything you need to know about these microscopic dinoflagelates that give off heat in the form of light when disturbed. Once we reach the bay you will have the opportunity to swim (optional) and experience this phenomenon first hand.


What's Included

Appetizers at La Parguera (vegetarian option available, please notify)

Bottles of water and local beer at the boat

Certified Guide

Complimentary pickup and drop-off in selected areas of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde locations and touristic zones)

What's Not Included

Additional food and drinks

Gratuity


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must weight 50 lbs or more in order to participate on tour, and must be notified with anticipation in order to assign a car seat.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is an approximately 2:20 hour drive from San Juan to La Parguera each way, depending on the time of day and traffic.
  • Minimum amount of participants is required in order to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after receiving instant confirmation if the minimum is not met. IN the event of this happening you will be offered an alternate date or full refund.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must weight 50 lbs or more in order to participate on tour, and must be notified with anticipation in order to assign a car seat.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is an approximately 2:20 hour drive from San Juan to La Parguera each way, depending on the time of day and traffic.
  • Minimum amount of participants is required in order to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after receiving instant confirmation if the minimum is not met. IN the event of this happening you will be offered an alternate date or full refund.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • 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

La Parguera
La Parguera, a small fishing village in Lajas has reborn as a local and international destination. Because of its geographical location it offers one of the best preserved coral reef systems and mangrove forests in the Caribbean. Various restaurants and bars add to the local attractions.
We will drive for about 2 hrs (bathroom stops offered along the way), as you enjoy the panoramic and lush views of the Central area that then changes to a semi-desert landscape. Upon arrival downtown we will stop for appetizers.
Watch the sunset as we head out for a 25 minute ride thru the mangrove channels. You will have the opportunity to swim at one of it's cays, before we head out to the area where the bioluminescence happens. Your guide will explain everything you need to know about these microscopic dinoflagelates that give off heat in the form of light when disturbed. Once we reach the bay you will have the opportunity to swim (optional) and experience this phenomenon first hand.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Bucket list item checked off
GKVora, 01-07-2022
The bio bay trip was a bucket list item for me for a while. The tour was my family (2 adults, 2 kids), and one other couple. I was happy with the small tour size. The bioluminescence was the neatest thing to experience. We took snorkel masks, and I’m glad we did — it looks even more vivid underwater. George and Hector were kind and entertaining. This tour was the highlight of our PR trip.
A Glowing Experience
Riva D, 05-05-2022
George is a fantastic guide and we had a blast. He gave fun facts about the island throughout the ride to La Paguera/Lajas. Captain Hector was a riot and provided us with top notch treatment. The sparkle and glow of the water in the bay is otherworldly.
A sparkling adventure!
S1557EZcathyk, 23-05-2022
Our guide Julian was great. He seemed to really enjoy his job and was very informative. Everything was timely and the van we rode in was very nice - unlike some other tours I did. We stopped for "snacks" along the way there, but it was more like dinner in terms of the amount of food. The tacos we had for dinner were more like the snack - and they were very good. The village itself was really cool, and I would have loved to have been able to spend more time there. The bioluminescent glow was more like sparkles and a ghostly glow, which were pretty awesome. They told us the glow only looks blue in pictures. It was definitely a unique experience...fascinating, relaxing, and fun. As I told the boat captain, it was amazingly fun not to have involved rum or pirates!
Excellent Excursion
Karen_C, 01-06-2022
La Parguera Glowing Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour from San Juan

This was an 8 hour excursion that included a 2.5 hour ride each way to a small fishing town where we had a delicious dinner in the midst of an outdoor day party. Then we took a boat ride to a spot where we joined dozens of other boats that were anchored in 4-5 ft deep water. Music was playing from every boat and people partying and dancing on the boats and in the water. So we jumped in too! I've never experienced anything like it. Finally as it got dark we moved on to the bioluminescent bay and several jumped in to disturb the waters so we could see the sparkles. We also got an astronomical show using the skyview app on our cell phones. Julian and Hector were fantastic and the excursion was a highlight of our vacation! Well worth the money.
GOOD BUT NEEDS IMPROVEMENTS
Anna S, 03-05-2022
I was really excited for this tour! However, I’m being a little generous with the 4 stars. I would give it 3.5/5 stars. Our scheduled pickup time was 2:15 & the driver arrived at like 2:45-3 p.m which was 30-45 mins after. I called like 2 or 3 times because I had no idea when the driver would come. Travelers should be made aware because it’s inconsiderate of our time. When we got to la paraguera we had 2 small tacos & a soda which were alright. The boat ride was nice however the bay did not glow that much. It looked more sparkly. Not blue at all like in the photos but it was still nice & I understand that’s not 100% controllable but it’s a bit misleading. Other than that it was a decent experience. When we got back there was music & dancing by the restaurant we ate at which was nice. May or may not do it again. Mercedes Sprinter that were picked up in was nice! Hope that helps!




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