Swim with Sea Turtles!

Starting at

$55

USD per person

SNORKELING, KAYAKING & BEACH ADVENTURE IN CULEBRA ISLAND!

Get off the main island and come to explore the true secrets of the Caribbean with Kayaking Puerto Rico! Our Culebra Island Aquafari Adventure will take you on a journey in which you will swim with sea turtles, snorkel through vibrant coral gardens, kayak through crystal clear waters and craggy shorelines, reach secluded white sand beaches and much more!

Our kayaking and snorkeling adventure includes exploration of Tamarindo Bay, the Luis Peña Marine Reserve, and Flamenco Beach. Without a doubt, the Culebra Aquafari is one of our most impressive excursions. The most beautiful beaches, the lushest landscapes, the clearest waters, and the most amazing marine wildlife, this full-day getaway will definitely take your vacation in Puerto Rico to a whole next level!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a full day at world-famous Culebra Island
  • Kayak through paradise at the Luis Peña Marine Reserve
  • Snorkel with sea turtles and vibrant marine wildlife
  • Explore the delicate ecosystems of the reserve
  • Learn about the unique history of the island
  • Chill at one of the top beaches in the world: Flamenco Beach
  • Meet the Caribbean at its best!
  • $79

    Includes Round Trip Ferry

    For guests in PR

  • $55

    Morning Excursion

    For guests in Culebra

  • $59

    Afternoon Excursion

    For guests in Culebra

Tour Duration
Full or Half Day
Minimum Age
6 years +
Skill Level
Easy (Beginners)
Open
Monday - Sunday
Location
Fajardo Ferry Terminal
Launch Site
Tamarindo Beach, Culebra

QUICK INFO

Duration: Full or Half Day
Age: 6 years +
Skill Level: Beginners
Food: Light Snacks and Refreshments Included
Location: Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
Launch Site: Fajardo Ferry Terminal
Open: Monday – Saturday
Photography: Digital Photo Album Included
Transportation: Yes! Pickup available

Starting at

$55

USD per person


tamarindo Beach turtle swims by.
A man kayaks near Tamarind Beach, Culebra

CULEBRA ISLAND TOUR DETAILS

OPTION ONE: ALL-INCLUSIVE CULEBRA ISLAND AQUAFARI ADVENTURE, for guests coming from mainland Puerto Rico only. This excursion includes:

  • Round trip ferry ride from Fajardo to Culebra Island*
  • Round trip ground transportation to Tamarindo Bay launch site
  • Kayak and paddles: 1, 2, or 3 person sit-on-top kayaks available
  • Premium quality snorkeling gear
  • US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device
  • Kayaking excursion through the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve
  • Two snorkeling sessions, with ecological interpretation and the chance to swim with sea turtles!
  • Snacks: bottled water, seasonal fresh fruits, protein bars and other treats
  • Changing rooms and shower facilities at KPR’s Adventure Center
  • A stop at world-famous Flamenco Beach
  • Fully-guided professional service
  • Complementary digital pictures of your experience

*The ferry from Fajardo to Culebra is operated by the Puerto Rico Marine Transportation Authority, an agency not affiliated to Kayaking Puerto Rico.

All our equipment is beginner-friendly.

OPTION TWO: MORNING AQUAFARI EXCURSION (7:30 AM), for guests already staying in Culebra only. This excursion includes:

  • Kayak and paddles: 1, 2, or 3 person sit-on-top kayaks available
  • Premium quality snorkeling gear
  • US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device
  • Kayaking excursion through the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve
  • Two snorkeling sessions, with ecological interpretation and the chance to swim with sea turtles!
  • Snacks: bottled water, seasonal fresh fruits, protein bars and other treats
  • Changing rooms and shower facilities at KPR’s Adventure Center
  • Fully-guided professional service
  • Complementary digital pictures of your experience

OPTION THREE: AFTERNOON AQUAFARI EXCURSION (10:30 AM), for guests already staying in Culebra only. This excursion includes:

  • Round trip transportation from KPR’s Adventure Center to Tamarindo Bay launch site
  • Kayak and paddles: 1, 2, or 3 person sit-on-top kayaks available
  • Premium quality snorkeling gear
  • US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device
  • Kayaking excursion through the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve
  • Two snorkeling sessions, with ecological interpretation and the chance to swim with sea turtles!
  • Snacks: bottled water, seasonal fresh fruits, protein bars and other treats
  • Changing rooms and shower facilities at KPR’s Adventure Center
  • Fully-guided professional service
  • Complementary digital pictures of your experience
Culebra Island's Tamarindo Bay: a kayaker’s dream!
Culebra Island's Tamarindo Bay: a kayaker’s dream!

CHECK-IN POINT

  • ALL-INCLUSIVE CULEBRA ISLAND AQUAFARI ADVENTURE: guests coming from mainland Puerto Rico, must be at the Fajardo Ferry Terminal* at 8:00 AM. The KPR host will meet you for check-in. Private parking facilities are available around the terminal.
  • MORNING AQUAFARI EXCURSION: guests already staying on Culebra Island must be at Tamarindo Beach at 7:30 AM for check-in.
  • AFTERNOON AQUAFARI EXCURSION: guests already staying in Culebra Island must be at KPR’s Adventure Center at 10:30 AM. The Center is located right across the airport.

THE FERRY RIDE

For guests coming from mainland Puerto Rico, the Culebra Island Aquafari Adventure starts at the Fajardo Ferry Terminal, where you will check-in with our host and board the Culebra ferry —or like Puerto Ricans call it: la lancha. The average travel time from the terminal to Culebra is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Sit back, relax, and get ready for the wonderful adventure that awaits!

Upon arrival to Culebra, our next stop is KPR’s Adventure Center where you can change, use the restroom, and have some complimentary snacks and refreshments. Then, off we go to Tamarindo Beach!

KAYAKING IN PARADISE

For all our guests, KPR’s unique Culebra adventure begins at Tamarindo Beach, located in the west coast of the island. Following complete pre ride instructions, join our eco guides in a 30 minute kayaking excursion through the calm waters of the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve. This stunning marine reserve provides habitat to an exuberant biodiversity, especially to sea turtles! Along the way, enjoy the breathtaking views all around you —both inside and outside of the water— including Culebra’s deserted cays and their vast flora and fauna.

THE BEST SNORKELING IN PUERTO RICO

After 30 minutes of paddling, get ready to explore the underwater world of Culebra Island, as you put on your premium-quality snorkeling gear and jump off your kayak into the lively and vibrant waters of the Luis Peña Marine Reserve. Join your KPR eco guide to discover and learn everything about this unique snorkeling spot in Puerto Rico! They will happily lead the way and provide ecological interpretation, as we swim among schools of colorful tropical fish and vibrant coral formations. Get ready to spot green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles. Arguably, there is no other place in Puerto Rico where you can get the chance to swim with marine life as you will do here in Culebra with KPR!

WAIT, WE ARE JUST STARTING

Right after the guided snorkeling adventure, we will grab our paddles once again and continue our kayaking excursion along the reserve’s craggy shoreline, towering over the coral gardens below.

Next, our eco guides will lead the small group to a completely secluded, world-class, white sand beach located in the north side of the reserve for an unrushed break, complemented by light snacks and cold refreshments. At the beach enjoy as our eco guides open your eyes to Culebra’s fascinating history and untouched ecosystems in a unique, intimate, small group setting.

A second fully-guided snorkeling session will then take place at a spectacular coral reef off the beach.

LAST STOP: FLAMENCO BEACH!

Back up on your kayak, we will calmly paddle back to Tamarindo Beach and KPR’s Adventure Center, where you can take a shower and refresh for our last stop: Flamenco Beach. This white sand, turquoise beach is ranked as the second most beautiful beach in the world. No one should ever leave Culebra Island without visiting Flamenco! For about one hour and a half you will be free to enjoy this unique place, and grab a meal from one of the local restaurants and kiosks. Later, your KPR guides will take you back to the ferry terminal, where you will board the trip back to Fajardo. To finish your adventure on the highest note, find yourself a nice spot on the upper deck and take in the gorgeous display of Puerto Rico’s eastern coast at sunset.

*The Fajardo Ferry terminal and the ferry to Culebra Island is operated by the Puerto Rico Marine Transportation Authority, an agency not affiliated to Kayaking Puerto Rico.

Culebra Island is a short ferry ride from Fajardo. Our tour takes you the best snorkeling site in Puerto Rico!
Culebra Island is a short ferry ride from Fajardo. Our tour takes you the best snorkeling site in Puerto Rico!
KPR Adventure Center: our pit stop in Culebra Island!
KPR Adventure Center: our pit stop in Culebra Island!
Before heading out on your kayaking and snorkeling adventure, our trained guides will teach you all you need to safely explore nature at its best!
Before heading out on your kayaking and snorkeling adventure, our trained guides will teach you all you need to safely explore nature at its best!

WHAT TO BRING

  • One comfortable bag or backpack
  • Swimwear
  • Water shoes
  • Towel
  • Sun Protection (i.e. biodegradable sunblock, hat, sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, rashguard, etc.)
  • Set of dry clothes
  • Your medicines, if you have a particular condition only
  • Cash for restaurants, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Camera (waterproof or protected)

PLEASE DO NOT BRING

To avoid damage or loss of your property, we suggest you avoid bringing these items:

  • Expensive or non-waterproof cameras
  • Jewelry
  • Any valuable that cannot get wet
  • Alcoholic beverages

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM MAINLAND PUERTO RICO

Be sure to eat a hearty breakfast prior to departing Fajardo, so you can be fueled for the day ahead.

IF YOU ARE IN CULEBRA

If you do not have your own transportation to get to Tamarindo Beach, complimentary transportation will be provided from the KPR Adventure Center to Tamarindo Beach, and to Flamenco Beach after the excursion, where you will be able to find taxi service to your preferred destination.

RESTRICTIONS

This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical conditions, epilepsy, back problems, heart conditions, dizziness or that had recent surgery. Pregnant women cannot participate. Please remember that it is your responsibility to notify us ahead of time with any concerns about your health or physical condition.

Maximum weight limit per person is 285 pounds (129 kg). Maximum weight limit per kayak is 485 pounds (220 kg). Minimum age is 6 years old.

This excursion requires a minimum of at least six guests requesting in order to provide the tour. In the event this minimum is not met, we will call one or two days prior to the excursion to go over alternative options (i.e. reschedule for a different date or time that has the minimum requirement, payment options for a private excursion, or cancel without penalty).

FERRY & SCHEDULE NOTICE

The Fajardo Ferry terminal and the ferry to Culebra Island is operated by the Puerto Rico Marine Transportation Authority, an agency not affiliated to Kayaking Puerto Rico. We are not responsible nor can control in any way changes or delays in the ferry schedule. Excursion start time is based on the arrival time of the ferry from Fajardo to Culebra. Upon your arrival to the KPR Adventure Center, we will update you on the status of the ferry.

As part of our service, your KPR guides will be taking complimentary digital photos of your experience with us in the water. We will upload all the photos taken by the staff to Google Photos and send you a link to the email you provided in your reservation. Please allow 5-7 business days for the pictures to be posted.

In order to prevent loss or damage to your property, we recommend you to keep it simple and avoid bringing big SLR cameras and non-waterproof cameras.

Our Culebra Island Aquafari excursion includes a selection of fruits, pre-packaged snacks, and cold refreshments. However, they are not intended as lunch or breakfast. We recommend you have a hearty breakfast before joining us in the morning, and bring cash for buying food at Flamenco Beach after the trip. There are many options for eating in the area, but keep in mind that most food kiosks do not accept credit cards.

End the day relaxing and dining in one of the many local kiosk serving traditional dishes in Flamenco Beach.
End the day relaxing and dining in one of the many local kiosk serving traditional dishes in Flamenco Beach.

We have a 48-hour cancellation policy for all of our excursions. Up until 48 hours before check-in time, you may change your reservation or cancel it for a full refund. Cancellations made in less than 48 hours before departure time, late arrivals, and “no-shows” will maintain a full charge. All cancellations must be made directly with Kayaking Puerto Rico, by telephone or email.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE GUESTS

Groups of 10 or more guests must cancel at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the excursion in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations of groups made in less than 2 weeks prior to the excursion date will maintain a full charge on any spaces we are unable to resell.  Guests that are no-shows or late arrivals will receive full charge.

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

If we cancel a tour due to weather conditions, you will be provided a full refund. However, be aware that we are the ones that determine the cancellations due to weather conditions. Please, do not make the mistake of deciding not to attend because you think the weather might not be acceptable, as you will still be charged if the trip goes out. If you ever have a question about the weather conditions, please call us to confirm.

FINAL NOTE

Due to the unique nature and small size of our groups, we are forced to remain firm about our cancellation policy. Consider that on the day of your excursion we will be there, onsite, waiting, and ready to serve you. Regardless of the cancellation reason, our time and fixed costs are already invested; we may even have turned down other customers by holding your space. Thank you for understanding!

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Carlos R

Incredible views. Great guides. Perfect Service. 100% worth the money!!!

Amorale

  We were able to see turtles, sting rays, starfish and the coral reefs!

Aramis S

They give you the full experience from snorkeling with turtles, to kayaking and then relaxing on the beautiful Flamenco Beach and eating great food.

OUR TOURS