7 Best Tours & Excursions In Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (2022)

Aguadilla is a coastal town on the northwest tip of Puerto Rico. 

The town has year-round warm weather, unsurpassed natural beauty, delicious food and friendly people. 

I was born and raised in Aguadilla, and have been helping tourists book tours here for many years. 

Below are the 7 best tours & excursions in Aguadilla:

 

1. Artisan boat trip at Crash Boat Beach

“La Yola Aguadillana” is a type of wooden boat that Aguadilla fishermen have used for over 200 years.

image of a man surrounded by pelicans
La Yola Aguadillana are the iconic boats you will see at Crash Boat Beach.

Some tours will take you on a boat trip from Crash Boat Beach to enjoy the scenery in one of these artisan-made vessels.

Pelicans will come to the boat at a certain point in the trip out of their natural curiosity, ready to take a selfie with you.

These boat trips will take you to snorkel in Crash Boat, marine caves, and El Canto de Las Piedras rock formations. 

You will learn about Aguadilla’s history, and the tour guide will tell you a couple of exciting legends about Aguadilla’s bay. 

Below is a video near the Sugar Mill Pier in the Yola Aguadillana:

Check out Crash Boat Experiences to book this tour.

For more information about Crash Boat Beach, read Miguel Concepcion’s article Crash Boat Beach – All You Need To Know.

 

2. Paddle boarding tours

The calm waters in some of Aguadilla’s beaches are perfect for paddle boarding.

image of a paddle boarder
While Aguadilla is known for surfing, some calmer areas offer the chance to paddle board.

Tour guides have training in open-water rescue, and they will provide your safety gear. Companies also have snorkeling tours and will provide you with a mask, snorkels, and fins.

Want to catch some waves using a paddle board? 

Tour companies can take you to one of Aguadilla’s surfing beaches for you to paddle surf.

If you have never surfed before, don’t worry, these tours include a surfing lesson. 

Below is a video of Paddle Board surfing in Wilderness, Aguadilla:

To book this tour, go to the Verde Azul website.

For more information about surfing PR, read the article Puerto Rico’s Best 10 Surfing Spots.

 

3. Fishing trips

Aguadilla has been a fishing town for over a hundred years. One of the best tours in Aguadilla is the fishing trip.

image of two man doing a fishing trip
Aguadilla has a long history of being a great place to fish.

Tour operators have fishing boats and will take you to the best fishing spots in Aguadilla’s bay. Even if this is your first time fishing, you will have a great time and probably catch some fish.

Companies provide fishing rods, bait, water, and refreshments.

For a boat to operate in Puerto Rico’s Water, it must pass a United States Coast Guard inspection. You will be safe and sound on these tours.

Below is a video of fishing in Aguadilla:

To book a tour with Captain Michael López, go to his Facebook page.

 

4. Scuba diving tours

Do you want to scuba dive? Puerto Rico’s northwest offers excellent diving all year round, from pristine reefs to underwater caves.

image of Hawksbill Sea Turtle eating
Some of the turtles you will see while scuba diving are endangered, like the Hawksbill Sea Turtle pictured here.

Several companies offer a Crash Boat Beach dive that needs no Scuba certification.

For the intermediate diver, companies offer a tour to Playa India, where you will find diverse marine life.

One of Aguadilla’s most famous trips is a 110 foot dive to see a sunken Airfortress B29 Bomber a couple of miles off the coast of Aguadilla. If you have the qualifications, that is a dive excursion you can not miss. 

Below is a video of Playa India:

To book a Scuba diving tour go to Aquatica’s website.

 

5. Beach horse riding tours

Picture yourself going to Peña Blanca Beach, Wilderness Beach and Las Ruinas on horseback.

image of Riding Horses at the Beach
Horseback riding tours are a must-do. If it is possible, book one of the sunset rides.

You don’t have to be an expert rider to enjoy these tours. The tour operator will teach you all you need to know to have a safe and fun ride.

Horses are well-trained, and one or more instructors will escort you.

The tour will take you to the first World Surfing Reserve of the Caribbean. 

Watching the sunset on the beach while riding a horse is an unforgettable experience. 

Below is a video of horseback riding in Aguadilla:

Contact Playuelas Horse Rides on their Facebook to book a tour.

 

6. Jet ski tours

Tour all of the Aguadilla shore on the last-generation Sea-Doo Watercraft.

image of people doing jet ski
Jet skis are a fun way to explore Aguadilla’s hidden coves.

On Crash Boat Beach and El Rompeolas beach, you will find watercraft tours.

Jet ski tours offer lots of fun in a safe environment. All tours have all the permits from the United States Coast Guard.

Companies have instructors who will teach you how to ride and accompany you on the tour.

You will visit the Sugar Mill Pier and from Parque Colón to Survival Beach.

Below is a video of a Jet ski tour:

To book a Jet Ski Tour, go to the Aguadilla Water Sports page.

 

7. Bioluminescent bay tours

Aguadilla doesn’t have a bioluminescent bay.

However, Aguadilla is only 37 miles from La Parguera Bioluminescent Bay in Lajas.

Image of a man swimming with bioluminescence.
Person swimming with bioluminescence.

Just under an hour’s drive from Aguadilla, you can enjoy one of the three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico.

La Parguera bio bay is the only bio bay in Puerto Rico where you can swim.  

Find more information by reading our guide about Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays.

 

What is the best tour in Aguadilla Puerto Rico?

The Crash Boat tour in Aguadilla's artisan-made boat is the best in Aguadilla. It is impressive to see how the pelicans come to the ship.

What is the best excursion in Aguadilla for couples?

The fishing boat sunset tour is the best for couples. You will literally see your significant other in a different light.

 

Final thoughts

Aguadilla has many fun tours and excursions. 

I recommend that you book an artisan boat trip at Crash Boat Beach.

You should visit La Parguera Bio Bay which is only an hour drive from Aguadilla. I also recommend that you read our article about Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays so that you can learn about all three bio bays.

Article by

Carlos Cubero

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I’m passionate about Puerto Rican history and culture. I live on the west coast of Puerto Rico, and host an Airbnb for tourists. I also coordinate tours and concierge services for tourists. I authored “Eat Like A Local, Puerto Rico”, and have contributed to blogs and magazines with articles about discovering and enjoying what Puerto Rico has to offer.

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