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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This combination tour includes a visit to El Yunque National Forest and a nighttime kayaking tour of Laguna Grande, a bioluminescent bay. Stroll a walkway the winds through the treetops of the forest canopy. After a leisurely lunch (and time for shopping), travel to Laguna Grande to witness the unique phenomenon of bioluminescence.
  • Enjoy a variety of activities on one tour
  • Spend a day in nature
  • Snacks and guide included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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9:00 AM
PLEASE YOU NEED TO CALL US TO CONFIRM PICKUP TIME AND LOCATION. For your convenience you can bring towels and change of clothes. Thank You!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Weight limit is 250 lbs. per person.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Puerto Rico Access Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-3
Not worth it - skip bio bay especially
Natalie_P
, Apr 2022
We really loved our guide for the rain forest tour, which is why I'm giving this three stars. Had she not been so great, I would have given it less. Although they made all of the stops for the rain forest, the places they took us to were underwhelming. There were no rock slides or spectacular waterfalls. The bio bay kayaking was not worth it at all. It was a half moon, so we had to get under a tarp and there were so few bioluminescent organisms that it was even difficult to see them. Of course, as the guides said, they can't control nature but they know that any time but summer is not a good time to see the organisms (they explained that to us) and with a full or half moon (which it was). However, they are selling tickets to nature to see these things, so maybe they shouldn't run tours when it's hard to have the experience? We were truly disappointed and felt like we wasted a precious day of vacation.
star-5
Great tour
James_S
, Mar 2022
Well done. Professional, educational and fun. Had a great time. Highly recommend for the whole family
star-5
So much fun!
Amy_W
, Mar 2022
We had an amazing time visiting the rainforest, beach and bio bay. Our guides were fantastic!! I learned so many interesting facts about the culture and history of Puerto Rico
star-2
Kayak
Abbie_P
, Nov 2021
We had a really nice time paddling out to the bay in the Kayak. The area was cool to see. That is all I have to say.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Bio Bay Kayaking
Michael_B
, Jul 2021
The Guides were great. My son had a long week in the sun (before this trip). Near the end of the kayaking , my son had to stop because he felt ill. The guides tied his boat to theirs ,pulled him back to shore. Got him out of the boat and laid him down comfortably on the ground and attended to him for his every need. They took their time. They were very polite. Overall , very good experience.
star-3
I will do this experience again but not with this tour agency
Rosa_L
, Jun 2021
Definitely know before you go. The tour guide and driver arrived late and do not communicate that. We were worried. The phone number provided for the tour agency in Puerto Rico: they do not answer regularly, sometimes they returned your call. The tour guide that took us to Yunque did not explain anything about it; he did not explain about the plan for the day until we asked. The Bioluminescent bay tour agency: I did not like, they were not careful about the group. This is a Kayaking in a dark area, you are more worried about not getting lost from the group than actually looking at the beautiful nature , my teen kids were scared. We hat to put a tent over us in order to see the luminescence which was beautiful but again, they just pass a tent without a real explanation of what to do. Other groups had better tour guidance. at the return, we followed another group that was explaining what to do while kayaking on the dark. I will do this again but not with this agency accesstour. DO IT BUT NOT WITH THIS AGENCY
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Significantly different than the description
Samantha_M
, May 2021
I had really high hopes for this tour. Both of our guides were fantastic, and the kayak experience on the bio bay was super cool. However, we were REALLY disappointed to have made only one stop in the rainforest. We took a short hike to a swimming hole for literally hours, and we didn't get to see the tower, the waterfall, or much of the actual rainforest. I'm not sure if the itinerary change were due to COVID restrictions, but there was no notice whatsoever; it wasn't even addressed. We were also promised photos and GoPro videos, and I'm bummed to not have received them a month later. If all the advertised stops in El Yunque had been included, I think this would have been an awesome tour (which is why I booked it!). But spending 2-3 hours at a swimming hole is not what I was after. The combo tour is great in theory because you can visit the rainforest and the bio bay all in one day, with transportation included, but I'd recommend looking elsewhere.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Not as described BUT great service and caring tour operators and guides.
Carleigh_D
, May 2021
Cons: - Rainforest stops not as described (made 1 stop to hike, not 4) - Was unprepared for a muddy strenuous hike (did not have hiking boots and had a foot injury that prevented me from enjoying this portion). Pros: - Tour guide, Raphael was one of the best guides I have ever had - Tour operator had great customer service and reached a fair resolution quickly after receiving my complaint Tips for this tour: - Bring hiking boots - Bring bug spray (the mosquitos at bio bay are no joke) ~~~~~~~~~~ So this tour was not as described. The details included 4 stops within the rainforest (a welcome center, waterfall photo opp, a tower/canopy view, and a lake to swim). The rainforest portion was actually only one stop and it was a hike through the muddy rainforest on rough terrain before a climb down to a lake to swim. Due to a stress fracture in my left foot, I was unable to complete the hike or get to the lake. The rainforest portion was completely lost on me while I waited on the bus for the others. So why the 4 stars? Our tour guide, Raphael was phenomenal. He went above and beyond to make sure I was okay. He made an extra trip along the hike to make sure I got back to the bus safely to wait for the others. Additionally, I followed up with the tour company after returning home to share my feedback and seek resolution. I spoke with Kasey who was very professional and courteous. She handled my complaint quickly and we came to what I felt was a fair resolution. As for the bioluminescence portion, this was as described. Though I do want to add that the glow was not as strong as we expected (but hey, thats nature and out of anyone's control). All in all, Puerto Rico Access Tours were professional and caring . They shared that they have rewritten the tour description and are awaiting viator to update on their end. I hope this is true. Aside from the miscommunication, this would have been a 5 star tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not sure I would go again
David_D
, May 2021
I’m not sure I enjoyed putting a plastic tarp over my head just to see a little bit of the lights. The rain forest was awesome with Raphael and Angel.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Minimal jungle exploring, dirty beach, great staff!
Jamie_T
, May 2021
The rainforest portion is a 5 minute walk to a river that you swim in for 90 min, no hiking or exploring. Then you get shuttled to Luquillo beach to hang for 4 hours which was the dirtiest beach we have ever been to, trash all over the ground, like massive amounts. We had been in Puerto Rico for over a week at this point and seen many beautiful beaches and were seriously disappointed with the 4+ hour wait at this location. After that you get shuttled to the kayaking which was fun but a little lack luster, you all sit in a row of kayaks and put a huge tarp over everyone’s head and then squeeze your hand in between the kayaks into the water and swirl it around to get a glimpse of the bioluminescence for a few minutes, then kayak back. All in all a very long day and not worth the price. I will say all the staff were AMAZING and very friendly.
star-5
Awesome Yunque and bioluminescent kayaking tour!
Carlos_M
, Apr 2021
We had a really great time at El Yunque, the beach and night kayaking, it was a great experience. Louis, Raphael and Michael were fantastic guides, kind, helpful, funny and informative. We recommend anyone coming to PR to check it out.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Must do!
Natalie_P
, Apr 2021
This was such an amazing experience! The rainforest hike was beautiful and the swimming hole was so much fun! Be prepared to get muddy! The kayaking caused a lot of laughs and I was surprised you could cruelly see the glow!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience
Haydee_H
, Apr 2021
This was a great experience! We booked this trip with friends and we kayaked at night and under the stars.
star-4
Great all day experience!
Madison_S
, Apr 2021
It was not exactly as described, but was still super fun! Wear your swim suit all day and have a change of clothes and shoes to get mud on.
star-5
Must see
Aleema_S
, Apr 2021
The tour guides were AMAZING!!! Louie and Raphael went above and beyond during the entire experience and even after! Louie was extremely knowledgeable and personable! I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Awesomely amazing
Susan_L
, Apr 2021
Everything was memorable from the home to the river and the rock jump to kayaking under the moon great
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Go for the kayaking stay for the dinoflagellates
Joseph_O
, Mar 2021
Definitely a fun experience! It was my first time kayaking so that was a little stressful but the team was supportive and ensures you stick with the group. Beware that the dinoflagellates are not as bright as the pictures make them out to be, but still a cool experience.
star-2
Misleading Description
Sanil_S
, Mar 2021
The tour description was misleading. It description mentions that the expectation is that we stop at 4 different places in the rainforest. Instead we only went to one place with no waterfall or slide. The bio bay was also disappointing and I'd recommend going to mosquito bay in Vieques instead since you can barely see any bioluminescence in laguna grande even with the tarp they provide. The tour guides however we're really great and super friendly, just the description itself was misleading and that's disappointing since it takes up the whole day.
star-1
El uque was great the kayaking was not enjoyable at all
Tammy_W
, Mar 2021
Jumping off the cliff and rope swing and Ryan our tour guide was fun and made the experience well worth it
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
MUST DO IN PR!!!
Erika_G
, Mar 2021
Rafael was an awesome tour guide. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that everybody in Puerto Rico must do.

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