A perfect hike & kayak adventure!

Starting at

$115

USD Per person + tax

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST & BIO BAY TOUR!

Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico! We teamed up with Fine Line Excursions to bring you the best of the East Coast. For a start, explore El Yunque Rainforest. Next, discover bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay. Finally, SAVE BIG with this full-day package!

The adventure starts at El Yunque Rainforest. First, visit El Portal Center. Hike the trails and refresh at the waterfalls. Have dinner at a Puerto Rican restaurant. Next stop: the Fajardo Bio Bay! Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best-kept secrets. It consists of tiny organisms that make the water the glow at night. Yes, it’s great to see!

This tour includes round trip transportation. Fine Line picks you up at your hotel in the morning and takes you back at night. In conclusion, our El Yunque and Bio Bay Tour is simply a great deal!

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EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST
& BIO BAY TOUR Highlights

  • Enjoy Puerto Rico’s most popular nature attractions in a single day.
  • Hike the trails of El Yunque Rainforest.
  • Visit El Portal Center.
  • Refresh at beautiful waterfalls.
  • Go on a kayaking tour at night.
  • Discover bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay.
  • Round trip transportation included!
  • $115

    Per Person + Taxes & Fees

    Transportation included

Tour Duration
10 Hours
Minimum Age
6 years +
Skill Level
Moderate (includes hiking)
Open
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Transportation
Yes! Included in tour
Launch Site
Selected pickup point

QUICK INFO

Duration: 10 Hours
Age: 6 years +
Skill Level: Moderate (includes hiking)
Food: Light Snacks and Refreshments Included
Launch Site: Selected pickup point
Locations: El Yunque Rainforest and Fajardo Bio Bay
Open: Monday – Saturday
Activity: El Yunque National Forest Tours
Activity: Fajardo Bio Bay Tour
Transportation: Yes! Included

Starting at

$115

USD Per person + tax


kayakers entering bio bay's laguna grande channel from above
a couple of playful guests paddling at night
A group of guests just before their adventure

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST & BIO BAY DETAILS

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST & BIO BAY TOUR

  • This tour includes round trip transportation*.
Morning: EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST TOUR*
  • Visit El Portal​ito​ Visitor Center (video, information, souvenirs).
  • Hike to ​Angelito Trail (trail hiking, refreshing splash).
  • Visit ​Yokahú Observation Tower ​(panoramic view, picture area).​​
  • Visit La Coca Falls (sightseeing, picture area).
  • Dinner stop at a local restaurant (meal not included in tour price).
Afternoon: FAJARDO BIO BAY TOUR
  • Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour.
  • Kayak and paddles.
  • US Coast Guard approved life jacket.
  • Low-intensity night time navigation lights.
  • Training and safety instruction prior to the tour.
  • Eco-friendly bug spray.
  • Snacks: bottled water, fresh seasonal fruits, protein bars, and other treats.
  • First aid and kayak towing equipment.

* Round trip transportation and El Yunque Rainforest Excursion is provided by Fine Line Excursions. The Bio Bay Kayak Tour is provided by Kayaking Puerto Rico.

Explore El Yunque Rainforest with Fine Line Excursions. Discover bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay with Kayaking Puerto Rico. ©Pictures of El Yunque Rainforest by Fine Line Excursions.

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST & BIO BAY TOUR

Rainforest Schedule (Times are approximate and vary depending on Bio Bay Season/Check In Time):

11:30am Arrive at “Pueblo de Palmer” 

  • Visit “El Portalito” Visitor Center
  • View informative film of “El Yunque National Forest”
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Local Coffee Shop/Bakery/Juice Bar
  • Bathroom Stop
  • Photo Opportunity

12:15pm Arrive at ” La Coca Falls” 

  • Photo Opportunity
  • Informative Chat

12:30pm Stop at “Yokahú Observation Tower”

  • Photo Opportunity

12:45pm Arrive at “Angelito” Trail

  • Moderate Hike (20 to 25 minutes to river and back)
  • 30 minute River Stop for Swimming and Photo Opportunity

2:00pm Arrive at “Los Kioskos de Luquillo”

  • 2.5 to 3 hours to Eat, Shop, enjoy beach time & Chill.              
Bio Bay Schedule (Times are Approximate)

5:00pm Arrive at “Las Croabas Park” for Bio Bay Check In with Kayaking Puerto Rico

  • Sign Waivers
  • Use Restrooms
  • Put Insect Repellant

5:30pm Excursion Start Time

  • Kayaking 101 & Safety Orientation
  • Load Kayaks

5:50pm Begin Paddle

  • 30 minute Paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest

6:20pm Arrive to Lagoon

  • View Sunset
  • History & Interpretation of the Bioluminescent Lagoon and Surrounding Eco Systems
  • View Bioluminescence
  • View Constellations
  • Free Time to Paddle Around

7:00pm Paddle Back to Departure Point

  • 30 minute Paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest

7:30pm Arrive to Departure Point

  • Enjoy Light Snacks & Refreshments
Check In Times for Bio Bay

5:00pm January, November & December

5:30pm February, March & October

5:45pm April & September

6:00pm May, June & August

6:15pm July

*The times in this schedule are approximations. Exact times may change by season. Please, contact us for more details.

** Pickup time depends on location. Learn More

EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST TOUR

Our El Yunque National Forest Tour starts at El Portal Visitor Center. This is the Gateway to the Forest. Here, you can learn about the forest and get souvenirs.

In this tour, you will explore 2 trails and hike through 3 different levels of the forest. Be aware that the hikes are considered moderate to strenuous. Therefore, guests should be in good physical health.

The first hike is from El Portal to La Mina Falls. At La Mina, you will be able to take a refreshing splash! After La Mina, our next stop is the Yocahú Observation Tower. You will enjoy a 360° panoramic view of El Yunque Rainforest. Time to take those frame-worthy pictures! Finally, we stop at La Coca Falls. The Spanish conquerors used to call it The Fountain of Youth!

DINNER STOP, PUERTO RICAN STYLE!

After the rainforest tour, we head to a local restaurant for dinner. The selected restaurant may change by season. The menu is Puerto Rican cuisine and the prices are low to moderate.  Average cost normally ranges from $12 to $14 per person. The meal and gratuities are NOT included in tour price.

For your entrée you will have the choice of chicken, fish, steak or pork to go along with rice and beans, plantains, green salad and soft drink. Vegetarian meal option is available. Your tour guide will ask for the food order on the day of the tour.

For more detailed information about the El Yunque National Forest Tour and the restaurant dinner stop, click on Fine Line Excursions.

Fine Line Excursions logo in the El Yunque and Bio Bay Tour description
FAJARDO BIO BAY KAYAK TOUR

After dinner, our excursion continues to the Fajardo Bio Bay. Our Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour begins at Las Croabas. First, our team will show you the basics of kayaking and safety. We will explain the rules of the nature reserve and board our kayaks. The ramp is accessible. The water is shallow. At this time on a regular day, the sunset looks great!

THE MANGROVE CHANNEL

The entrance of the Fajardo Bio Bay is a red mangrove channel. The mangrove forest is inside Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. Along the way, you see its protected flora and fauna. It’s beautiful! Our eco guide will lead the way and explain the ecology of the place.

THE BIO BAY

The mangrove channel opens into the big lagoon: Laguna Grande. The sunset is on. The night will fall and stars will follow. In the sky… and in the water too.

At every stroke of your paddle, lots of sparkles will appear in the water. All kayaks will create a swirl of light. The fish will glow in the darkness of the water. The place will turn magical!

The intensity of the glow will depend on the phase of the moon. Little moonlight, brightest glow. But no matter how bright, it glows every day.

The Fajardo Bio Bay is perfect for watching the stars too. We will show you the constellations in our sky. It’s like being inside a vault of lights.

We will cruise back through the mangrove channel. At this time, night has set. Our eco-guide leads the expedition back. The kayak’s navigation lights show the way. In the darkness, the sounds of nature are exotic. The air is fresh. Snacks are ready at the tent. Let’s go on this adventure with Kayaking Puerto Rico!

GOING BACK WITH GREAT MEMORIES

After the Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour, your transportation will be ready to take you back to your hotel.

For more detailed information about the Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour, click here.

The description above is intended to provide you a general idea of the tour itinerary. On rare occasions, we may be obliged to make minor changes to the schedule according to weather, seasons, and availabilities. Please contact us if you wish to receive more detailed information about any aspect of your tour.
Inside view of El Portal Visitor Center at El Yunque Rainforest. Copyrighted material of ElYunque.com
El Portal Visitor Center, at El Yunque Rainforest. © ElYunque.com
Landscape view of El Yunque Rainforest taken during el yunque national forest tours
Enjoy the majestic views of El Yunque Rainforest.
Waterfall at El Yunque Rainforest
Visit the waterfalls of El Yunque Rainforest.
Kayakers entering the Fajardo Bio Bay through a red mangrove channel with Kayaking Puerto Rico Bioluminescence Kayak Tour
Go on a kayaking excursion to the Fajardo Bio Bay.
Kayakers entering the mangrove channel of the Fajardo Bio Bay Bioluminescent Bay Puerto Rico, with Kayaking Puerto Rico Bioluminescence Kayak Tour
Discover bioluminescence.
Happy couple enjoying their Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour at the Bioluminescent Bay Puerto Rico
January, November & December
  • 5:00pm Check In
  • 5:30pm Start Time
  • 7:30pm End Time
February, March & October
  • 5:30pm Check In
  • 6:00pm Start Time
  • 8:00pm End Time 
April & September
  • 5:45pm Check In
  • 6:15pm Start Time
  • 8:15pm End Time
May, June & August
  • 6:00pm Check In
  • 6:30pm Start Time
  • 8:30pm End Time
July
  • 6:15pm Check In
  • 6:45pm Start Time
  • 8:45pm End Time

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST & BIO BAY TOUR

WHAT TO BRING
  • One backpack
  • Comfortable hiking clothes (put on)
  • Close-toed shoes that can get wet (sneakers or water shoes, no flip flops)
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Set of dry clothes and shoes
  • Light poncho or rain jacket recommended
  • Your medicines, if you have a particular condition only
  • Cash for restaurants, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Camera (waterproof or protected)
DO NOT BRING
  • Big bags or multiple bags
  • Expensive, non-waterproof cameras
  • Expensive jewelry (may fall off while hiking, swimming, or kayaking)
  • Large gear, water toys or inflatables
  • Any valuable that cannot get wet
  • Alcoholic beverages
RESTRICTIONS
  • You must be in good physical health
  • Not recommended for guests with:
    Epilepsy
    Back problems
    Heart conditions
    Dizziness
    Recent surgery
  • Pregnant women cannot participate.
  • MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 285 pounds (129 kg) per person, 485 pounds (220 kg) per kayak
  • MINIMUM AGE: 6 years old

Please, notify us ahead of time if you have any physical condition.

MINIMUM PARTICIPATION

We require a minimum of 6 guests to provide the tour. We will notify you ahead f time if the minimum is not met.

 

Need more info? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST & BIO BAY TOUR

EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST 

The excursion to El Yunque Rainforest does not include free pictures. If you would like to have memories of your experience there, we recommend you to bring your camera.

FAJARDO BIO BAY

Our eco-guides will take photos of your experience with us in the Fajardo Bio Bay. These photos are free for you. We will upload them to Google Photos and send you a link. You will be able to download your favorites. We will use the email provided in your reservation. The pictures will be ready within 5-7 business days.

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST & BIO BAY TOUR

This tour includes round trip transportation. The transportation service is scheduled directly with Kayaking Puerto Rico and provided by Fine Line Excursions. Depending on your location, you will receive a pre-assigned pickup point and approximated pickup time on your confirmation email. Pickup points include all hotels in San Juan, Carolina, and the east coast area.

APPROXIMATED HOTEL PICK UP TIMES:
  • Condado Area 10:00-10:15 AM
  • San Juan Area 10:15-10:30 AM
  • Ocean Park 10:25-10:35 AM
  • Isla Verde 10:30-10:45 AM
  • Fajardo 10:30 AM
  • Rio Grande 11:00 AM

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Claribel 19
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

There is always a reason to go back to Kayaking Puerto Rico!!! As I have done it for the pass years… Its an adventure whether you know how to kayak or not!! Knowledgeable staff from reservations to kayaking guides!!!! Recommended highly. Five stars!!!!!

Dana R

This company is awesome. They are friendly, fun, knowledgeable and have a few goofballs. They provide snacks after the trip and a picture.

KB_Anapollis

 Memories we will never forget, snorkeling with sea turtles, a great reef full of sea life, and the beautiful Flamenco Beach. Our whole family with kids 9-15 had an incredible time.

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