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Join us for a night kayaking tour in the Bio Bay! Enjoy the bioluminescent organisms or reflection of the full moon on our beautiful lagoon.
3 Hours • Ages 6+ • Night Kayaking under the moon light!
Tour includes double kayaks, lifejackets, refreshments and two to three guides depending on group size. Don’t let your day end when the sun goes down! We offer relaxing kayak tours at sunset that lead to the fascinating Laguna Grande in the town of Fajardo located on the Northeast corner of the island!
Our Full Moon Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Adventure is the perfect nature adventure under a full moon, and if your stay in Puerto Rico happens to fall during the full moon stage you don’t have to miss out on our “Night Kayaking Tours”! This tour was developed as an alternative to the Bioluminescent Lagoon Kayak Adventure during the full moon cycle as the reflection of the moonlight on the surface of the lagoon makes it difficult to see the bioluminescent organism. But that same moonlight exposes mangrove forests, eight ecosystems, bird life, second oldest lighthouse in Puerto Rico, iguanas and much more of natures secrets that are normally overlooked on the darkest nights!
*“No Swimming” is permitted in Laguna Grande under Reglament 8013 of the Department of Natural Resources. Also note that since 2007 the Department of Natural Resources has appointed nine licensed outfitters for kayak tours within Laguna Grande. All hold different nightly total for guest capacity, with this said the area is saturated, it would be advised that if your vacation plans allow it, it is best to book Monday through Thursday as traffic in the area is less.
Friday & Saturday are packed, although the adventure is still wonderful be prepared to deal with large groups of people as well as local traffic in the area.
The activity will start at sunset in the small fishing village of Las Croabas, here you will meet the friendly guides of Puerto Rico Bio Bay Tours kayak adventure team. They will be set-up with all needed gear which will include, Double kayaks, Backrest, Paddles with leashes, lifejackets, all needed safety equipment, lights and refreshments. The activity will start with botanical insect repellent, waiver orientation and signing. Then the lead Guide will give each group a complete kayak “101 Safety” training, which will cover all aspects of the tour and the operation of their kayaks, then guides will start lifejacket and light disbursement!
At this point our tour will start, your group will be lead across a small fisherman’s harbor to the entrance of Las Cabezas de San Juan Reserve here they will enter a mystical channel that leads to a peaceful place where the mangroves create natural tunnels and the sights and sounds of wildlife surround you! After a 25 to 30 minute paddle through the channel, based on traffic and tidal currents your lead guide will be stopping once in the lagoon to give commentary on the following points of interest:
• Mangrove forest and the different species.
• Bird life that inhabits the area.
• Aquatic marine life that uses the lagoon as an estuary.
• Information on the Bioluminescence organism.
• History on the lighthouse.
• Insight on seven of eight ecosystems found in the area.
At this point we will enter the lagoon called Laguna Grande, (large Lagoon) here we will paddle along the edge of the mangrove forest as we watch the stroke of each paddle light up a bioluminescent blue-green/white-green and encounter fish that look like shooting stars as they swim through the thick concentration of “Pyrodinium Bahamense” a species of “Dinoflagellate”!
This will lead the group to our break point where beautiful views of the Rainforest and the lighthouse of Fajardo accompany interpretation of the natural area and good conversations. Now we are about 1 hour into our tour, interpretation of the natural area has ended and our group is now in route to “Bird Island” to view many birds that roust here at night! Once quietly rounding the small island we will start our return to the departure site, this will take about 30 to 45 minutes.
Tour duration is 1:45 – 2:00 hours in water with 45 minutes of pre-bus and waiver orientation – pre-ride (kayak – 101) safety training and fifteen minutes once back on shore for snacks, cold water and closing comments for a total of 3 hours.
Approximated Time Frame from April to September:
5:45pm – Arrival at Las Croabas
6:00pm to 7:00pm – check in & insect repellent, waivers as a group, kayak 101 safety training, lifejacket & safety lights.
7:00pm to 9:00pm – Tour duration in water shore to shore.
9:00pm – snacks & water, optional comment sheets.
9:15pm to 10:30pm – Estimated return time to hotel based on traffic.
Approximated Time Frame from October to March:
5:15pm – Arrival at Las Croabas
5:30pm to 6:30pm – check in & insect repellent, waivers as a group, kayak 101 safety training, lifejacket & safety lights.
6:30pm to 8:30pm – Tour duration in water shore to shore.
8:30pm – snacks & water, optional comment sheets.
8:45pm to 10:00pm – Estimated return time to hotel based on traffic.
Tour includes the Following:
• All needed kayaks (Doubles) (U.S. Coast Guard Safety Inspected annually)
• Backrests, Paddles and leashes.
• Lifejackets (PFD’s), (U.S. Coast Guard Inspected).
• Two to three CPR, First Aid & Navigation Certified Guides per-twenty-four – (24) Guests Max Group Size.
• Number of guides may vary based on group size, minimum number of guides with each group is two!
• All needed safety equipment.
• All required navigation lights as required by the U.S. Coast Guard & lifejacket marker lights.
• Commentary of the surrounding area and its Flora and Fauna.
• Snacks – Assorted cereal bars, nuts & banana chips, cold bottled water.
Requirements to Participate:
• No – children under six, six through 17 with adult supervision.
• No- Alcohol or consumption of alcohol during said tour, any one under the influence may be removed from the tour.
• Combined weight not to exceed 450 pounds.
This tour is not suggested for Ladies six months & further along in their pregnancy term, people with any heart conditions, open heart surgeries, heart murmurs, taking high blood pressure medication, asthmatic, diabetic or has had any recent surgeries that may make it difficult to be seated in a tight position for up to two hours. This tour is not suggested for those who have fear of the water and the dark.
This tour will be offered as the Full Moon Kayak Eco Adventure during the full moon cycle. Please, be sure to check what the Moon Phases are during your visit!