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Pine Grove Surf Club

Pine Grove Surf Club

SUP, Snorkel, Surf Rentals & Lessons

FROM$25 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 214 reviews

At Pine Grove Surf Club you are always treated like family. The Nogales brothers have over 30 years of experience in the water, and pride themselves in providing their customers the best experience possible whether you are surfing , snorkeling, paddleboarding or kayaking. Learn the art of surfing at the best beach in Puerto Rico, paddle the mangrove ecosystems or snorkel Isla Verde's nature reserve coral reef.read more

Bio Bay Parguera

Bio Bay Parguera

Kayak, Snorkel & Kiteboard Tours & Lessons

FROM$62 per 2.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 29 reviews

Join Bio Bay Parguera tours and be amazed with the natural beauty of Puerto Rico's waters. Snorkel through the marine wonders of Puerto Rico, and take a sunset swim at a beautiful cay before you head out to kayak the renowned bioluminescent bay. A once in a lifetime experience! Or learn to kiteboard in the warm and crystal clear waters of Parguera.read more

West Side Destination

West Side Destination

Hiking & Cave Tours

FROM$77 per day
5.0
Based on 34 reviews

West Side Destination offers evolved and refined adventures to Puerto Rico's unadulterated areas and wonders. Discover the secrets of Puerto Rico through their unique hiking and caving tours - adventures for all skill levels!read more

Island Journeys

Island Journeys

Hiking Tours in El Yunque Rainforest

FROM$85 per day
5.0
Based on 238 reviews

Island Journeys provides El Yunque Rainforest tours that offer the perfect combination of hiking, nature, water activities, fun and relaxation. An interpretive hike lined with beautiful flora and fauna brings guests to an area of the forest where they can swim in natural pools, refresh in waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. read more

Island Journeys

Island Journeys

Kayak Tours

FROM$139 per day
5.0
Based on 238 reviews

Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day with Island Journey's El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Combo Tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation, a fully guided rainforest tour, and the world-famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour. Swim in natural pools, refresh in the waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, and kayak between gorgeous rock formations.read more

Surfing Puerto Rico

Surfing Puerto Rico

Surfing Lessons & SUP Tours

FROM$60 per 2 hrs
4.9
Based on 80 reviews

Ever dreamed of learning to surf in the Caribbean? Puerto Rico is the preferred destination for surfers in the Caribbean. The Island boasts world-class waves, a sunny tropical climate and beautiful beaches. Surfing Puerto Rico's surfing instructors will encourage and guide you through your surfing lessons. For surfing lessons in Puerto Rico, the place to be is La Pared Beach, just 45 minutes from San Juan. read more

Paradise Scuba and Snorkeling Center

Paradise Scuba and Snorkeling Center

Scuba & Snorkel Tours & Lessons

FROM$40 per 2 hrs
4.8
Based on 1784 reviews

Paradise is the only way to explain the magnificent underwater environment we experience diving and snorkeling in Puerto Rico. Join Paradise Scuba & Snorkeling Center in La Parguera to snorkel some of the best shallow reefs in Puerto Rico, swim in the bioluminescent bay, scuba dive The Wall in La Parguera or discover scuba diving with a beginner dive or PADI certification course!read more

Casa Del Mar

Casa Del Mar

Scuba & Snorkel Tours

FROM$69 per 4 hrs
4.8
Based on 85 reviews

Explore Puerto Rico's coral reefs and abundant sea life with Casa del Mar & Aqua Adventure! They will help you explore with dives and snorkeling adventures near the most pristine Puerto Rican beaches, like Fajardo, and Culebra Island.read more

VIP Adventures Puerto Rico

VIP Adventures Puerto Rico

Kayak, SUP & Snorkel Rental & Snorkeling Tours

FROM$20 per hr
4.7
Based on 335 reviews

Discover the beauty of the Condado Lagoon Natural Reserve in San Juan with VIP Adventures. Kayak or SUP the mangroves and marshlands of the lagoon looking for manatees that feed on the seagrass. Or explore the underwater ecosystem with a snorkeling adventure to observe coral reefs and marine life up close in this natural reserve. This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy nature right in the capital of Puerto Rico. read more

VIP Adventures Puerto Rico

VIP Adventures Puerto Rico

Cruiser & Tandem Bike Rentals

FROM$30 per 3 hrs
4.7
Based on 335 reviews

Bicycling is a great way to explore Condado and Old San Juan. VIP Adventures has lightweight, comfort bikes for rent by the hour or the day! Visit the "Dos Hermanos" bridge, Escambron beach and explore the Luis Muños Rivera Park before discovering the extraordinary attractions in Old San Juan National Historic Site. Cycling San Juan is a fun activity for the entire family.read more

Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and has been a territory of the US since 1898. From the world’s brightest bioluminescent bays to the El Yunque tropical rainforest, Puerto Rico is all about its tropical beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and the many outdoor activities that it has to offer. Kayaking, snorkeling, SUP, and taking tours of the beautiful rainforest and Bio Bay are some of the many outdoor activities that attract adventurers to Puerto Rico. Bioluminescent tours in Puerto Rico are offered at Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in the northeast in Fajardo, and La Parguera in the south-west in Lajas. 

Bioluminescent Tour Puerto Rico

A bioluminescent bay is unique and known as the sea that glows at night, one of the earth’s most stunning sights. Bioluminescence is light emitted by a living organism. Large numbers of these microorganisms emit light,and make these bioluminescent bays glow at night. Fireflies are also known to be bioluminescent by nature. 

The world has just five bioluminescent bays with concentrations of bioluminescence high enough to be readily seen. Three of these bioluminescent bays are located on the island of Puerto Rico, so they are a big draw for visitors. Mosquito Bay is situated in Vieques, Laguna Grande lies in the north-east in Fajardo, and La Parguera can be discovered in the south-west in Lajas.

Puerto Rico bioluminescent bay kayaking tours, snorkeling rentals, bio bay kayak rentals, and other outdoor adventure tours and adventures can easily be booked on TripOutside.

Water Sports in Puerto Rico 

Kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving in Puerto Rico allows adventurers to experience the island’s mangroves, rivers, marine life, and, above everything else, its bioluminescent bays. There are many places to explore Puerto Rico’s beautiful waters – here are some of our top recommendations.

Fajardo Kayaking

Fajardo is a region in eastern Puerto Rico and is home to one of the five bio bays in the world, the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay. The crystal clear water makes it an ideal location for kayaking and snorkeling, especially at night to experience the bioluminescence. The Fajardo bio bay tour is an incredible adventure. It takes you through the mangrove forests and lets you experience the spectacular “sparkling in the dark” bioluminescent water, also known as the Bio Bay.

San Juan Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico and is situated on the Atlantic Ocean, on the northern coast of the island. It is quite a popular destination for water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. Its rugged shorelines, underwater views, lush mountains, and amazing marine wildlife including orcas, seals, eagles, sea lions, make it the experience of a lifetime.  Some top spots for snorkeling and scuba diving are Condado lagoon and Isla Verde Beach.  

Rincon Snorkeling & Diving

Rincon has some awesome snorkeling sites, but one of the most incredible spots is the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.  The reserve was created in 2004 to protect the extensive coral and the surf that breaks over them.  The reserve features beautiful sandy beaches and rich underwater biodiversity perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.  Fish that inhabit this underwater paradise include parrotfish, blue tangs, hogfish, squirrelfish, butterfly fish, and angelfish. You may also see the occasional stingray, tarpon and turtle swim by to check you out. Look in the crevices for eels, crabs and lobsters.

Culebra Kayaking

Kayaking Puerto Rico offers a Culebra kayak tour that takes you from Tamarindo beach to Flamenco beach. You will kayak through turquoise water and craggy shorelines to the world-famous Flamenco Beach.  Enjoy 2 sessions of snorkeling at the Luis Peña Reserve. Watch the turtles swimming along with you while you snorkel through the beautiful coral gardens.

How to Get to Puerto Rico

By Flight: The island’s international gateway is the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan (SJU). Also, the regional airports at Aguadilla (on the northwestern coast), Ponce (on the southern coast), and Mayaguez (on the western coast)  also have direct flights from the US mainland.

By Water: Puerto Rico’s ferry services connect with the US Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. These are also one of the popular ways to get into Puerto Rico.

Best Time to Visit Puerto Rico

The best time to visit Puerto Rico is from mid-April to June, just after the peak tourist season that goes from December to April and just before the rainy summer. The spring weather is also very comfortable, with most days only reaching the mid-80s. If you want to witness bioluminescent kayaking in Puerto Rico in its full glory, then plan a visit on a full moon night.

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