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From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour

4.8 / 5

48 reviews

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour

From US$ 250 per person

Discover the wonders of one of Puerto Rico’s famous bioluminescent bays on a boat tour from San Juan. Take a swim and enjoy a local lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 11 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting 15-minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5-minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Pickup takes place between 1-4 PM depending on the hotel and time of year. Call or text to confirm your pickup time the day before the tour. Please note that the travel time is included in the 9-hour tour.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Admire the different landscapes of Puerto Rico on a road trip from San Juan
  • Enjoy a rejuvenating bath with a visit to the hot springs
  • Dine on a delicious dinner of fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos
  • Discover the wonders of the bioluminescent bay and swim around in the glowing water
Full description

Climb aboard and set sail towards a nearby sandbar. Upon arrival, chill out on the beach and soak up the glorious Puerto Rican sunshine then take a stroll along the picturesque boardwalk.

As evening draws near, watch the sunset across the ocean before dining a delicious dinner of fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos at a local restaurant.

After dinner, and once night has fallen, cruise to the bioluminescent bay where you will be amazed by the glowing landscape that awaits.

At the bay, jump in the water to really experience this unique phenomenon, which is a true feast for the eyes. Enjoy some free time to swim and play in the water and admire the striking glow of the microorganisms that surround you.

At the end of an unforgettable day, dry off on the boat then sit back and relax on the journey to your accommodation.

  • Round-trip transportation to and from your hotel in Isla Verde, San Juan, Caguas, Ponce, or nearby location
  • Certified tour guide, driver, and captain
  • Dinner
  • Beach time
  • Swimming time at the bioluminescent bay
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Water noodles
  • Life vest
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please select the correct pickup location for your hotel, either San Juan or Ponce
  • This tour operates rain or shine, except in extreme weather events such as hurricanes
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Guests must be over 18-years-old and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included in the ticket price
  • Guests must be able to swim on their own if they want to get into the water
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for the tour to take place
  • Travel time is included in the 9-hour duration of this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

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The bay was warm and the swimming was fantastic. Some fellow travelers were not prepared for the long >2 hr ride each way. It is a long day-we got picked up at 1pm and didn’t arrive home until 11pm. We didn’t get to go to the beach because our fellow tour mates wasted nearly 30 minutes running back to their room to grab a cell phone booster charger. Overall would recommend:The tacos were good, The tour guide was friendly and the bay was worth the drive.

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December 6, 2021

If it’s your first time in PR, or you’re just looking for things to do I 100% suggest doing the Bio Bay Tour! Be warned, it is an all day event, so plan ahead with extra clothes, a towel, etc. The tour is such an amazing experience from start to finish. Educational, entertaining, and also relaxing. There’s no way to describe the breathtaking view that is the Bio Bay, it’s certainly something you have to see for yourself, but I can tell you it’s spectacular and worth every penny. Our guide was hilarious and fun spirited which made the whole day even better. 10/10. Do yourself a favor and book a tour!

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September 6, 2021

Awesome trip! Our guide was the best! Very friendly and easy to talk to! Pretty nice to look at as well! Me and my 17 year old daughter are here on vacation and decided to book this tour spur of the moment. I am so glad we did. Awesome experience and the village is so welcoming and just makes you feel at home!

July 9, 2021

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