11 Best Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tours In Puerto Rico (2024)

Puerto Rico is home to three bioluminescent bays.

I’ve been living in Puerto Rico for 14 years and have been fortunate to have experienced this magical phenomenon. 

In this article, I will cover the 11 best bioluminescence tours in Puerto Rico:


1. PuertoRico.com Tours

PuertoRico.com Tours is the official partner of PuertoRico.com and offers bioluminescent kayak tours in the Fajardo Bio Bay (Laguna Grande).

It’s only an hour drive from San Juan to Fajardo, making this the most convenient location for most tourists visiting Puerto Rico.

There are two other Bio Bays in Puerto Rico, but those bays are located much further away from San Juan, making it very difficult to get there and back.

This bio kayak tour is 2-hours long, and is perfect for beginners and family.

You can book this tour here.

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2. Eco Adventures Kayaks

Eco Adventures Kayaks is another bio bay kayak tour located in Fajardo’s Laguna Grande.

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Explore the bio bay in Fajardo by kayak for the most hands on experience.

It is an unforgettable experience when you witness the glowing water under the starry sky as you kayak through the bay.

You will meet up with your tour guide on the beach of Las Croabas and will be called in groups to kayak through the hidden opening of the mangroves at the end of the beach.

Your tour guide will be with you for 2-hours to ensure that you enjoy the experience to the max.


3. Abe’s Biobay Tour

Abe’s Biobay Tour is located in Vieques.

image showing kayaking in Mosquito Bay
Kayaking through Mosquito Bay should be on your bucket list of things to do in Puerto Rico.

This 2-hour tour takes you to Mosquito Bay.

As you paddle through the bay with a tour guide, you’ll also learn about the life of Pyrodinium Bahamense, which is the single-celled organism that allows the water to glow.

You’ll meet at Esperanza and the tour provides you with the kayak, paddle, vest, and step-by-step instructions.

This is a family-friendly tour and perfect for any age above 6 years old.


4. Jak Water Sports Bioluminescent Bay Tour

Jak Water Sports Bio Bay Tour takes you to Mosquito Bay in Vieques.

This rare and unique bioluminescent experience is an adventure you don’t want to miss.

On this 2-hour bio bay adventure, you’ll explore the amazing organisms up close in a more intimate group excursion. You’ll also learn about this unique ecosystem and how it mains a perfect life balance.


5. Puerto Rico Bio Bay Tours

Puerto Rico Bio Bay Tours takes you to the Laguna Grande bio bay located in Fajardo.

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They offer comfortable kayaks and friendly guides.

You will meet up at Las Croabas beach to embark on this journey.


6. Alelí Tours

Alelí Tours is located in Lajas and takes you to the La Parguera waterfront.

The trip to the bay is shorter than taking a kayak, which will only take about 30 minutes by powerboat for you to arrive at the glowing waters.

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Experience La Parguera Bio Bay by boat for a relaxing and dry experience.

This is an intimate experience that lasts about two hours. 


7. Hook’d on Adventure Parguera 

Hook’d offers a sunset and bio bay tour in Lajas and takes you to the La Parguera bio bay.

Relax on this 2-hour intimate boat tour where you’ll have the option to swim in the bio bay once it gets dark.

You’ll be accompanied by an experienced captain that will guide you through the winding mangrove channels.

image of La Parguera bio bay
Enjoy a sunset cruise followed by exploring La Parguera bio bay.

Swimming is optional, you can enjoy the glowing waters from the boat if you don’t wish to get wet.


8. Kayaking Puerto Rico

Kayaking Puerto Rico offers bio tours in the Fajardo bio bay.

You’ll be guided through the mangrove channels of the Laguna Grande bio bay.

Discover this whole new world as you kayak through the mangrove forest, protected by the fauna, to reach the glowing waters of the bay.


9. The Pirate Bio Bay Tour

The Pirate Bio Bay Tour is located in Vieques and will take you to Mosquito Bay.

This tour offers a kayak experience and you’re guided through the bio to see the glowing waters all around you.

This activity lasts for 2 hours and it’s an intimate group experience, which makes it more relaxed and personal.


10. Fondo de Cristal

Fondo de Cristal is a tour company that offers a kayak experience in La Parguera’s bio bay.

You have the option to take a boat or kayak tour. 

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For a full day experience, book a trip on the Fondo de Cristal.


11. Peniel Access Eco Tour

Peniel Access Eco Tour is a multifaceted tour agency that takes you to Laguna Grande bio bay in Fajardo.

Kayak through Laguna Grande and night, and see the water glow.

This tour lasts for 2 hours.

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FAQ section

Which bioluminescence tour company is the best in Puerto Rico?

PuertoRico.com Tours in Fajardo is the best bio bay kayak tour company in Puerto Rico.

Can you do a bioluminescent bay tour from San Juan in Puerto Rico?

There are no bio bays in San Juan, but there are tours that operate from Laguna Grande in Fajardo, which is only an hour drive from San Juan.


Final thoughts

Visiting a bio bay is a must when in Puerto Rico.

I recommend that you book your bio kayak tour with PuertoRico.com Tours.

Puerto Rico has three different bio bays. You can learn about which bio bay is best for you by reading our article Bioluminescent Bays Puerto Rico – All You Need To Know.

I also recommend that you check out our article When Is The Best Time To See Bioluminescence In Puerto Rico to learn when to visit the bio bays.

11 Best Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tours In Puerto Rico (2024)
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Miguel Concepcion

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I’ve lived in Puerto Rico for 14 years and have experienced every inch of this stunning island. Growing up in Puerto Rico has helped me truly learn about the rich culture and extensive history this island has to offer. I share my local knowledge in all of the articles that I write. 

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