Swim with Sea Turtles!

Starting at

$55

USD per person

THE CULEBRA ISLAND AQUAFARI IS A KAYAKING, BEACH EXPLORATION AND SNORKELING TOUR YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Explore the true secrets of Puerto Rico! Our Aquafari is one of our most impressive excursions. Culebra Island is a snorkeler’s paradise. The clearest waters, white sand beaches, and a great variety of sea life. Snorkeling in Culebra has no comparison!

Discover why kayaking and snorkeling in Culebra is so unique. Our journey starts at Tamarindo Beach. You will kayak through turquoise water and craggy shorelines. Enjoy two snorkeling sessions at the Luis Peña Reserve. Swim with turtles and snorkel through vibrant coral gardens. Have fun at secluded white sand beaches and much more!

Our Aquafari Culebra Day Trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Choose the Culebra snorkeling tour that better fits your needs. If you are on the main island, go with our Aquafari Culebra Day Trip. It includes round trip ferry tickets!* For guests staying in Culebra, our Morning and Afternoon excursions are the best choices.

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Aquafari Culebra Day Trip
Highlights

  • Spend a full day at world-famous Culebra Island.
  • Enjoy the best snorkeling in Culebra.
  • Kayak through paradise at the Luis Peña Marine Reserve.
  • Swim with turtles and vibrant marine wildlife.
  • Explore the delicate ecosystems of the Reserve.
  • Learn the unique history of Culebra Island.
  • Enjoy world-famous Flamenco Beach.
  • Experience the best of Puerto Rico!
  • $79

    Culebra Day Trip from Fajardo

    Includes ferry tickets*

  • $55

    Morning Excursion

    For guests in Culebra

  • $59

    Afternoon Excursion

    For guests in Culebra

*The ferry to Culebra is a public transportation service operated by PRMTA, a public agency. Kayaking Puerto Rico does not provide private maritime transportation to Culebra Island.

Tour Duration
Full or Half Day
Minimum Age
6 years +
Skill Level
Easy (Beginners)
Open
Monday - Sunday
Transportation
Optional service available!
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
Activity: Snorkeling in Culebra
Activity: Culebra Day Trip
Photography: Complimentary digital photos
Transportation: Optional service available for Full Day tour only

Starting at

$55

USD per person


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

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP DETAILS

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

OPTION ONE: ALL-INCLUSIVE AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

For guests coming from mainland Puerto Rico only. This excursion includes:

  • Round trip ferry ride from Fajardo to Culebra Island*
  • Land transfer in Culebra**
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Premium quality snorkeling gear
  • US Coast Guard approved life vest
  • Kayaking excursion through the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve
  • Stop at a secluded white sand beach within the reserve
  • Two interpretive snorkeling sessions (chance to swim with sea turtles!)
  • Snacks: bottled water, seasonal fresh fruits, protein bars and other treats
  • Fully-guided service
  • Free digital pictures of your experience

Tour Duration: Full Day

*The ferry from Fajardo to Culebra is operated by the Puerto Rico Marine Transportation Authority, an agency not affiliated to Kayaking Puerto Rico.
**From the Culebra Ferry Terminal to Tamarindo Beach, and back. 

 

OPTION TWO: MORNING KAYAKING CULEBRA SNORKELING TOUR (7:30 AM)

For guests already staying in Culebra only. This excursion includes:

  • Kayak and paddles
  • Premium quality snorkeling gear
  • US Coast Guard approved life vest
  • Kayaking excursion through the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve
  • Two snorkeling sessions (chance to swim with sea turtles!)
  • Snacks: bottled water, seasonal fresh fruits, protein bars and other treats
  • Fully-guided service
  • Free digital pictures of your experience

Tour Duration: 3 hours

 

OPTION THREE: AFTERNOON KAYAKING CULEBRA SNORKELING TOUR (10:30 AM)


For guests already staying in Culebra 
only. This excursion includes:

  • Kayak and paddles
  • Premium quality snorkeling gear
  • US Coast Guard approved life vest
  • Kayaking excursion through the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve
  • Two snorkeling sessions (chance to swim with sea turtles!)
  • Snacks: bottled water, seasonal fresh fruits, protein bars and other treats
  • Fully-guided service
  • Free digital pictures of your experience

Tour Duration: 3 hours

All our equipment is beginner-friendly.
Woman makes silly face for the camera before a snorkeling in culebra session on the culebra day trip of kayaking puerto rico
Man and woman smile while snorkeling in culebra with Kayaking Puerto Rico culebra snorkeling tour
Two men smile and wave from their kayaks before a snorkeling in culebra session with the culebra day trip of kayaking puerto rico
Two persons swim with turtle wile snorkeling in culebra

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

CHECK-IN POINTS

ALL-INCLUSIVE AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP:

Guests coming from mainland Puerto Rico only.

  • You must be at the Fajardo Ferry Terminal* at 8:00 AM.
  • Our host will meet you there for check-in.
  • Private parking facilities are available around the terminal.
  • Optional transportation service to the Fajardo Ferry Terminal is available. Learn more
MORNING KAYAKING CULEBRA SNORKELING TOUR:

Guests already staying in Culebra Island only.

  • You must be at Tamarindo Beach at 7:30 AM for check-in. 
  • We do not provide transportation service for this tour. 
AFTERNOON KAYAKING CULEBRA SNORKELING TOUR:

Guests already staying in Culebra Island only.

  •  You must be at Tamarindo Beach at 10:30 AM.
  • We do not provide transportation service for this tour. 

 

*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 day trip, snorkeling in Culebra
Satellite view of Tamarindo Beach and part of the Luis Peña Reserve in Culebra, Puerto Rico. Click on the image for driving directions to Tamarindo Beach.

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

GUESTS COMING FROM THE MAIN ISLAND: THE FERRY RIDE

Guests coming from the main island meet our host at the Fajardo Ferry Terminal.* If you need transportation to the ferry terminal, consider our optional transportation service.

After checking-in with our host, we will board the ferry to Culebra. The average travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Sit back, relax, and get ready for the wonderful adventure that awaits!

Upon arrival to Culebra, our host will be waiting for you at the Terminal. Then, off we go to Tamarindo Beach!

GUESTS STAYING IN CULEBRA: MEETING POINT

Guests staying in Culebra can join our Morning and Afternoon excursions. For these excursions, we meet at Tamarindo Beach at 7:30 AM for the Morning session, and at 10:30 AM for the Afternoon session. We do not have transportation service available for these excursions. You must arrange your own transportation and be at Tamarindo Beach at check-in time.

KAYAKING IN PARADISE

Tamarindo Beach is located on the west coast of Culebra. Upon arrival, our eco guides will give you complete pre-ride instructions. Our Aquafari begins with a kayaking excursion through the calm waters of the Luis Peña channel. This is one of the most important marine reserves in Puerto Rico. It has the highest coral cover in the island. Plus, it is the feeding ground of sea turtles! This stunning marine reserve is full of life.  Enjoy the breathtaking views along the way: inside and outside of the water!

THE BEST SNORKELING IN CULEBRA

Get ready to explore the underwater marine reserve. Put on your premium-quality snorkeling gear. Jump off your kayak and dive into the vibrant waters of Culebra. Your eco guides will lead the way. Swim among schools of colorful tropical fish and coral formations. Get ready to spot green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles. There is no other place in Puerto Rico where you can enjoy this experience!

WAIT, WE ARE JUST STARTING!

Our kayaking excursion continues along the reserve’s craggy shoreline. Watch the coral gardens and the fish below. Our next stop is a completely secluded white sand beach. We will take a relaxing break, complemented by light snacks and cold refreshments. Enjoy the beach’s clear blue water. Our eco guides will share Culebra’s peculiar history and the feeling of the island’s untouched ecosystems. A second snorkeling session follows at a great coral reef near the beach.

LAST STOP: FLAMENCO BEACH! (Full Day and Afternoon excursions only)

Back on our kayaks, we will calmly paddle back to Tamarindo Beach. After a quick refreshment, we will head to our last stop: Flamenco Beach. Ranked as the second most beautiful beach in the world, no one should ever leave Culebra without visiting Flamenco!

For about one hour and a half, you will be free to enjoy this unique place. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants and kiosks. Later, your KPR guides will take you back to the ferry terminal. There, you will take the trip back to Fajardo, while enjoying the views 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.

A Kayaking Puerto Rico guide training guests before departing on a snorkeling in culebra day trip
Before heading out on your kayaking and snorkeling in Culebra adventure, our trained guides will teach you all you need to safely explore nature at its best!
Man and woman kayaking during a snorkeling in culebra day trip
Kayak through turquoise water, along craggy shorelines.
Picture of starfish while snorkeling in culebra with Kayaking Puerto Rico culebra day trip
Culebra is a real paradise!
Three persons swim with turtle wile snorkeling in culebra
Swim with turtles!
Coral reef with fish captured during a snorkeling in culebra day trip with Kayaking Puerto Rico
Culebra has the clearest waters, white sand beaches, and a great variety of sea life!

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

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)
DO NOT BRING
  • Expensive or non-waterproof cameras
  • Jewelry
  • Any valuable that cannot get wet
  • Alcoholic beverages
IF YOU ARE COMING FROM MAINLAND PUERTO RICO

In order to be fueled for the day, please eat a hearty breakfast prior to departing Fajardo.

MINIMUM PARTICIPATION RESTRICTIONS

The Aquafari Culebra Day Trip 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.

FERRY & SCHEDULE NOTICE

We do not provide private maritime transportation to Culebra. The tickets included in our $79 Culebra Aquafari are for the public ferry. The Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA) operates this ferry. We are not affiliated to the PRMTA. Therefore, we are not responsible nor can control the ferry schedule in any way.

For this reason, you must be on the Fajardo Ferry Terminal at check-in time. Otherwise, you may miss the ferry. In that case, you will not be able to get to Culebra on time for the tour. Finally, the excursion start time is subject to the arrival time of the ferry to Culebra. 

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not sell ferry tickets.

Need more info? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

COMPLIMENTARY DIGITAL PHOTOS

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.

PRIVATE CAMERA SAFETY MEASURES

Do not risk your valuable property. We recommend you to keep it simple! Avoid bringing big SLR and non-waterproof cameras.

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

Our Culebra Island Aquafari excursion includes a selection of snacks and cold refreshments. However, they are not intended as lunch or breakfast. Therefore, we recommend that you:

  • Eat a hearty breakfast before joining us in the morning.
  • Bring cash for buying food at Flamenco Beach after the trip.
  • Keep in mind that most food kiosks do not accept credit cards.
Kiosk at Flamenco Beach, stop for dinner during culebra day trip
End the day relaxing and dining in one of the many local kiosk serving traditional dishes in Flamenco Beach.

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

GUESTS COMING FROM THE MAIN ISLAND

OPTIONAL land round trip transport to the Fajardo Ferry Terminal is available. The flat rate of $25 per person (pp).

  • Minimum requirements for the transportation service:

Transportation is subject to a minimum of 8 guests on the same trip. You do not need to have 8 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 schedule and location.

  • SAN JUAN-ISLA VERDE pickup schedule:

Pickup time is 1.5 hours before your tour’s check-in time. For example, for an 8:00 AM check-in, pickup time is 6:30 AM.

  • RIO GRANDE AND EAST COAST AREA pickup schedule:

Pickup time is 45 minutes before the tour’s check-in time. For example, for an 8:00 AM check-in, pickup time is 7:15 AM.

  • 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.

  • TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PROVIDER: 

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not operate the transportation service. We book your transportation and Fine Line Excursions provides the service. Fine Line Excursions is an independent company.

GUESTS ALREADY STAYING IN CULEBRA

Guests staying in Culebra Island must have their own transportation.

For the MORNING and AFTERNOON Excursions, guests must be in Tamarindo Beach at check-in time.

MARITIME TRANSPORTATION TO CULEBRA

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not provide private maritime transportation to Culebra. The tickets included in our Aquafari Culebra Day Trip are for the public ferry. The Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA) operates this ferry. Kayaking Puerto Rico is not affiliated to the PRMTA. Therefore, we are not responsible nor can control in any way changes or delays in the ferry schedule.

For this reason, you must be on the Fajardo Ferry Terminal at check-in time to avoid missing the ferry. If you miss your ferry, you will not be able to get to Culebra on time for the excursion. The excursion start time is subject to the arrival time of the ferry to Culebra. 

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not sell individual ferry tickets to Culebra. 

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