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Swim at La Parguera Bio Bay Boat Tour from San Juan provided by Borikua Tours

Swim at La Parguera Bio Bay Boat Tour from San Juan

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Updated 20/07/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover one of Puerto Rico's famous bioluminescent bays on this tour from San Juan to La Parguera. See this unique natural phenomenon by boat before taking a dip in the glowing bay. La Parguera is the only bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico where you can swim; microorganisms called dinoflagellates create the striking glow in the water.
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    Borikua Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by Monumento al Jibaro Puertorriqueno
  • 2
    La Parguera
    Stop: 95 minutes - Admission included
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    La Parguera
    Stop: 95 minutes - Admission included
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  • Take advantage of this unique chance to swim in a bioluminescent bay
  • Travelers should not wear insect repellent or sunscreen
  • Enjoy a taco dinner along with beverages on the boat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included with the tour
Important Information
Departure Point
San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico Ponce, Puerto Rico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified local guide
  • Bottled water, soda, and local beer on the boat
  • 2 hour + boat cruise
  • Dinner: Veggie, chicken or fresh fish caught soft tacos (3 tacos per person)
  • With your dinner your choice of beverage (1 drink per person): local beer, water or any soft drink
  • Noodle to float
  • snorkel mask to see the glow underwater
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Certified captain and boat
  • Life vest
  • Certified Luxury SUV and vans
  • Entry/Admission - Borikua Tours
  • Entry/Admission - La Parguera
  • Hard liquor, international or artesanal beers
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit and or swimsuit, towel and change of clothes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • You will be immersed in the Caribbean sea and will be a guest of the marine life of the sea
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Culture585136 wrote a review Jun 2020
5 contributions
Awesome excursion! We were a family of four visiting Puerto Rico for some R&R. Vanderbilt management suggested that we see Bio Bay in La Parguera. They made a call to the company and set everything up with our tour guide Robert. Robert picked us up right on time from hotel
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Date of experience: June 2020
awatts wrote a review Mar 2020
Albany, OR13 contributions9 helpful votes
Steven was our guide. From questions and booking (Robert), pickup, and tour this company was a 5 star experience. It was all the positive things you read about in the other reviews. Did it feel like a prescribed tour after reading all the reviews...Yes, and Steven was also
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Nels wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
I LOVED the entire experience. Steven was a great driver and guide. The swim was as advertised and very special. The downside for me was that on the morning of the trip my husband did not feel well and decided to stay home out of respect for the other participants. I did not
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Date of experience: February 2020
Extraordinary600532 wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
Great tour! Steven and Cap'n Angel went out their way to give my wife, our 3 yr old great niece and myself a wonderful memory. The bioluminescence bay was awesome.
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Date of experience: February 2020
KAC wrote a review Feb 2020
Canfield, Ohio53 contributions3 helpful votes
Steven was prompt and friendly. Van was new and comfy. We had a great time. We enjoyed the views and history along the trip. We had the grouper fish tacos. They were delicious!! The boat trip was relaxing to the bay. We got beautiful pics of the sunset and explored one of
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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It was alright
Every part of the trip was mediocre except the bio-luminescent bay itself which is awesome. Unfortunately I did not
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Fresh from the farm
Recently did a farm to table tour, let me clarify I’m from Puerto Rico; however, I was so impressed by the amount o
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Cave tour was incredible!
We decided to go on the cave tour because we had heard from friends that spelunking in Puerto Rico was a must-do. S
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Real Farm to Table
At only about a 35 minute drive from San Juan, this tour immerses you into a real farm-to-table experience. We were
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Jen P
Wonderful caving experience!
My husband and I had such a great time on our tour with Robert. The day started with a timely pickup at our AirBnB
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Experience of a Lifetime
Pick-up was prompt. Vehicle was comfortable. Driver, Stephen, was a great guide. Could not say more about the com
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Valerie C
Very unique experience! Loved it!!
My family took the tour in December. The ride from San Juan took several hours but it was worth it. The bio- lumi
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Must do unique experience
Definitely an other worldy experience, seeing the bioluminescent dinoflagellates twinkle around you as you swim in
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Jenni S
Steve and the Bio Bay Tour - Amazing!
Booking was easy and informative. Steve was our driver and tour guide. He was smart, kind and had our comfort and
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Amazing cave tour!
My boyfriend and I did the cave tour with Robert and we had a blast. Be ready to get dirty and have a real hike! Ro
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A night we will remember forever
What a fantastic trip from San Juan to swim in the Bioluminescent Bay. Picked up in town for the drive with comme
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Mayra V
Bioluminescence La Plaguera
Excellent service! Friendly staff. We had a great time. My first time in Beautiful Puerto Rico. I highly recommend
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Once in a Lifetime Experience!
I can’t recommend the bioluminescent bay tour enough. Swimming in the bioluminescent bay was one of the most magica
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A Unique Experience
Floating on our noodles amid the biolescent creatures and underneath the stars was an unforgettable experience. On
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Great Experience
My friends and I went to parguera and it was a tremendous experience. Robert is the best tour guide and has a lot o
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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