Paddle the lights!

Starting at

$48

USD per person

EXPERIENCE THE RARE PHENOMENON OF BIOLUMINESCENCE IN A NIGHT TIME KAYAKING TOUR OF THE BIO BAY, LAGUNA GRANDE NATURE RESERVE IN FAJARDO, PUERTO RICO.

Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best-kept secrets. Tiny organisms make the water the glow at night. Yes, it’s great to see! They found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay. Stir the water of the Bioluminescent Bay and lots of sparkles will activate. Glowing trails will swirl and flow with the water.

The Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour feels like discovering a whole new world. This bioluminescent bay is part of a nature reserve. The entrance is a beautiful mangrove channel. All along the way, you see protected life. At night, the stars fill the sky!

You can only find this experience in the Fajardo Bio Bay. So book with the perfect guides and bring your friends. We have no doubt… you will have a new great story to tell!

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Bioluminescence Kayak Tour
Highlights

  • Discover bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay.
  • Enjoy a kayak tour through a mangrove forest with protected fauna.
  • Learn about the reserve’s ecosystems and their importance for the planet.
  • Watch and learn about the constellations at night.
  • Go with the most professional guides and get the best quality of service.

See full Tour Details below.

  • $48

    Per Person + Taxes & Fees

    Maximum 2 persons per kayak

Tour Duration
2 Hours
Minimum Age
6 years +
Skill Level
Easy (Beginners)
Open
Monday - Saturday
Transportation
Optional service available!
Launch Site
Las Croabas, Fajardo

QUICK INFO

Duration: 2 Hours
Age: 6 years +
Skill Level: Easy (Beginners)
Food: Light Snacks and Refreshments Included
Location: Bioluminescent Bay, Fajardo Bio Bay
Launch Site: Las Croabas, Fajardo
Open: Monday – Saturday
Activity: Fajardo Bio Bay
Activity: Bioluminescence Kayak Tour
Rules: Swimming not allowed
Photography: Complimentary digital photos
Transportation: Optional service available!

Starting at

$48

USD per person


kayakers entering bio bay's laguna grande channel from above
KPR Tour guide explains biodiversity
Happy couple enjoying their kayak adventure.

FAJARDO BIO BAY TOUR DETAILS

FAJARDO BIO BAY KAYAK TOUR

Our tour of the Bioluminescent Bay Puerto Rico includes:

  • 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.
  • KPR’s eco-interpretive guide.
  • First aid and kayak towing equipment.
  • Free digital photos of your experience**.

*Two persons sit-on-top kayaks available. All kayaks, paddles, and equipment are beginner-friendly.
**Pictures are complimentary. See Photography & Video.

FAJARDO BIO BAY KAYAK TOUR

SCHEDULE
  • The Fajardo Bio Bay Tour is available from Monday to Saturday. All year long.
  • The Fajardo Bio Bay Tour is an evening adventure! The time schedule changes according to the seasons.
  • You will receive an instant email confirmation with your schedule. You must be at Las Croabas at your scheduled check-in time.
  • Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure. The duration of the tour is 2 hours.
SeasonTourCheck-in Time
February to MayEarly Evening Tour5:45 PM
Mid Evening Tour8:15 PM
June to SeptemberEarly Evening Tour6:00 PM
Mid Evening Tour8:30 PM
October to JanuaryEarly Evening Tour5:15 PM
Mid Evening Tour7:45 PM

FAJARDO BIO BAY KAYAK TOUR

Check-in period: 30 minutes
Tour duration: 2 hours

GET READY!

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!

ENTERING THE BIOLUMINESCENT BAY

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 FAJARDO 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.

BIOLUMINESCENCE 

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.

SPEAKING OF STARS

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.

A NEW GREAT STORY TO TELL!

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!

Group of happy guests ready to discover bioluminescence at the Bioluminescent Bay Puerto Rico or Fajardo Bio Bay
Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour route map
Your Bio Bay tour route
Kayaking Puerto Rico instructor teaches proper paddling techniques at the Fajardo Bio Bay Bioluminescent Bay Puerto Rico before the bioluminescence kayak tour

FAJARDO BIO BAY KAYAK TOUR

WHAT TO BRING
  • Swimwear or clothes that can get wet
  • Water shoes
  • Towel
  • Set of dry clothes
  • Your medicines (if needed)
  • Cash for restaurants, souvenirs, tips, etc.
DO NOT BRING
  • Insect repellent*
  • Cameras 
  • Jewelry
  • Any item that cannot get wet
  • Alcoholic beverages

*Regular insect repellents may contain DEET. This and other substances are harmful to the environment. We will have eco-friendly repellent available for you.

MINIMUM PARTICIPATION

The Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour requires a minimum of 6 guests. We will call you to discuss your options if the minimum is not met.

HEALTH & AGE RESTRICTIONS
  • 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.

 

More info? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

FAJARDO BIO BAY KAYAK TOUR

DO NOT BRING YOUR CAMERA

Bioluminescence is almost impossible to capture with regular cameras. Plus, everything in your kayak will get wet. We strongly recommend you to not bring your camera.

If you still want to bring a camera, make sure that it is waterproof. We alsO recommend that you use a leash to attach it to your life vest. Do not expose expensive and SRL cameras to futile risks. The place will be completely dark. Diving in the lagoon is prohibited. If anything falls in the water, it will be impossible to recover.

COMPLIMENTARY PICTURES

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.

FAJARDO BIO BAY KAYAK TOUR

OPTIONAL round trip transportation is available for a flat rate of $20.00 per person (pp).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Transportation is subject to a minimum of 7 guests on the same trip. You do not need to have 7 persons in your party to request the service. You can join other guests requesting transportation for the same tour. We will call you ahead of time if the minimum is not met. We will offer alternative options according to your needs.    

PICKUP POINTS

All hotels in San Juan, Carolina, Humacao, and the east coast area. Your pickup point may be your hotel or a safe location near your hotel. Your confirmation email will have your pickup location and schedule.

SAN JUAN-ISLA VERDE Pickup Schedule

Pickup time is 1.5 hrs before your tour’s check-in time. For example, for a 6:00 PM check-in, pickup time is 4:30 PM.

RIO GRANDE AND EAST COAST AREA Pickup Schedule

Pickup time is 45 minutes before trip’s check-in time. For example, for a 6:00 PM check-in, pickup time is 5:15 PM.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

The private transportation rate is $140. If the minimum requirement is not met, this option may work for you. Just divide the cost among the passengers.  

SERVICE PROVIDER

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not operate the transportation service. We provide the booking service. The company Fine Line Excursions operates the transportation service. Fine Line Excursions is an independent company.  

THE FAJARDO BIO BAY

Bioluminescence is difficult to find on the planet. Puerto Rico has the main bioluminescent bays in the world. If you haven’t done a bioluminescence kayak tour, the Fajardo Bio Bay is your best option.

It is the brightest bioluminescent bay in the main island. Its bioluminescence is among the best in the world. The Fajardo Bio Bay is inside a natural reserve. Its entrance is a beautiful mangrove forest. You will see a great natural scenery in your way to the main show.

The driving distance from the San Juan Metro Area is 45 minutes.  Great local-food restaurants and kiosks are along the route. Many of Puerto Rico’s best things to do are in the same area too. El Yunque National Forest is minutes away! You can have a great full-day trip to the east coast of Puerto Rico.

See what our Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour includes!

We are Kayaking Puerto Rico!

In Kayaking Puerto Rico we are just a group of young people in love with our island. We know Puerto Rico and we like to share it with the world! We are addicted to being the best, so we have the highest standards of quality and service.

Also, we like to travel, see new places, and meet new people. So like you, we know how difficult it is to plan for activities in unknown places. When it comes to the Fajardo Bio Bay, we are pioneers! Since 2007, we have provided the best quality and most professional bioluminescence tour in Puerto Rico.   

For over ten years, we have been the #1 most trusted tour company in the Puerto Rico east coast area. The experiences of our guests make us shine on TripAdvisor and social media. It is our privilege to be your friends in Puerto Rico!

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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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