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Tours By Luis - The #1 Bioluminescence Tour Company In Puerto Rico

We offer kayak tours in the world’s brightest bio bay (Mosquito Bay), located in Vieques. Experience this once in a lifetime activity with us!


About Us

“Tours By Luis” was started in early 2023 by Luis Velez.

Luis was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and has a passion for showing visitors all that the island has to offer.

Puerto Rico has some of the best bio bays in the world, which inspired Luis to start his own bioluminescent bay kayak tour company.

Luis strives to provide the best possible customer service to all guests. If this is your first time visiting Puerto Rico, and you want to experience the magic of the bioluminescent bays, then experience it with Luis!

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a man and a woman sitting on a kayak in the water

How does our tour work?

  1. Book your ticket by clicking the “BOOK NOW” button.
  2. You will then receive all relevant reservation information in an automated confirmation email.
  3. On the day of the tour, meet us at the tour departure location near the bio bay in Vieques.
  4. Our professional and friendly guides will then drive you to the bio bay, and will give a safety briefing before helping you enter your kayak.
  5. Paddle with our tour guides around the bioluminescent bay. Here, you will experience millions of bright sparkles throughout the bay.
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When is the best time to see bioluminescence in Puerto Rico?

The bioluminescence is only visible for about 2.5 weeks of each month due to the moon rise/set times, and moon phase.

Some companies operate every night, even when the bioluminescence isn’t visible. It is important that you don’t book with these companies, as they are putting money above customer experience.

We only operate bioluminescence tours for 2.5 weeks of each month to ensure that our guests always have a great experience.

Check out our article where we explain why the visibility of the bioluminescence is only good during 2.5 weeks of each month.

View our available dates below

Why choose us?

Tours By Luis is the #1 choice for the following reasons:

- Transport provided: We provide free bus transport from Esperanza Beach to Mosquito Bay. After the tour is complete, we will drive you back to Esperanza Beach or your hotel for free.

- Clear kayaks: We are the only company that offers clear kayaks. Our kayaks are 100% transparent, meaning that you can see the bioluminescent plankton below you as you paddle through the bio bay!

- Great customer service: We pride ourselves on having the best customer service in Puerto Rico. Our agents are available to help you via email and live chat from 8am to 10pm, 7-days a week.

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Where does our tour depart from?

Our bioluminescence kayak tour operates in Mosquito Bay, Vieques. This is the brightest bio bay in the world.

We meet all of our guests at Esperanza Beach before the tour starts. We then drive all guests in our air-conditioned bus from Esperanza Beach to Mosquito Bay. This is a short 5 to 10 minute drive.

After the tour is complete, we will drive you back to Esperanza Beach or your hotel for free.

How to get to Vieques

If you are staying in San Juan, then you can drive to Ceiba, which takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

You can then take a ferry from Ceiba to Vieques. The ferry ride is about 40 minutes and only costs $2 to $5 USD per person. You can buy your ferry tickets online here.

Vieques is a big island, so you will need to rent a golf cart or car to get around. You can also take taxis.

Vieques has many hotel and Airbnb options. We recommend that you stay in the Esperanza area, since this is near Mosquito Bay. There are also lots of bars and restaurants here. Below are three hotels that we recommend in this area:

Guests that are visiting Vieques for our bioluminescence tour must stay overnight since the ferry only runs until about 7-8pm. Most visitors stay for more than one night to enjoy Vieques.

Check out our article How To Get To Vieques to learn more about your transport options.

You may also enjoy our articles Where To Stay In Vieques and 30 Best Things To Do In Vieques.

Check out our reviews

We work hard to ensure that our guests have the best possible customer experience. We are constantly working on improving our product and service.

Our TripAdvisor page showcases real customer reviews. We welcome honest feedback as we use this to improve our company.

You can read these reviews before booking with us to make sure that we are the right company for you.

Verified Reviews
4.9based on 429 reviews
Cher Verified Customer
February 12, 2023
Amazing tour. Highly recommend!
Cher Verified Customer
January 31, 2023
Amazing experience! The tour was organized, fun, and mind expanding.
Susan Verified Customer
January 18, 2023
Very professional staff, well-organized, respectful of the natural environment, amazing experience swimming in Bioluminescent Bay.
What is our cancellation and refund policy?

If you book a tour with us, then you can request a full refund for any reason, and we will issue you the full refund within 3 days of your request.

The only exception is if you cancel within 48-hours of the tour. In this situation, we do not offer refunds.

If you request a refund outside of this 48-hour window, then we will issue you a full refund, no questions asked. You can request a refund by emailing us or by contacting us in real time through our live chat support.

You should not do our tour if you fall into one of the following categories:

You are pregnant.
You have a disability that limits your mobility.
You have serious back pain.
You are under the age of 3 years or over the age of 80 years.
You weigh over 250 pounds (kayak limitations).
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Experience the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay with us!