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Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos) Tours

Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos)
A small, uninhabited island located just a 15-minute boat ride from the Puerto Rican town of Fajardo, Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos) is part of Cordillera Keys Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural los Cayos de la Cordillera). Its white-sand shores, pristine waters, and colorful reefs make it a popular day-trip destination for snorkeling and diving. 

The Basics
A white sand beach rings a forested grove at the center of the tiny island, where waves and wind are almost the only sounds. Offshore, schools of colorful tropical fish inhabit a system of coral reefs. Snorkeling cruises to Cayo Icacos are a popular option for mainland visitors, and boat tours typically leave from Fajardo or even San Juan. Motor boat and catamaran cruises allow you to swim from the safety of the ship’s deck, explore the colorful reef below, and go ashore to stroll along the beach and visit the green center of the island. It’s also possible to visit Icacos as part of an island-hopping tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Cayo Icacos is a must-see for nature lovers.
  • Aside from palm trees, there is no shade on the island; visitors should bring sun protection.
  • Booking a tour ensures you’ll have access to restrooms and water on board the tour boat, as there are no amenities on the island. 
  • Visitors who book a simple water-taxi excursion will need to bring their own snorkeling gear; on guided tours, gear is typically included.

How to Get There
Cayo Icacos is a 15-minute boat ride from the port at Las Croabas in Fajardo. Catamaran cruises typically depart from Fajardo Marina, which is located roughly 90 minutes by road from San Juan.

When to Get There
Travelers who book a private tour can schedule for earlier in the morning, before other groups arrive. You can visit Cayo Icacos year-round, but weather in this part of Puerto Rico is best from December through April. The hurricane season typically last from June through November. 

Snorkeling at Cayo Icacos
Walk-in snorkeling is possible off any of the beaches at Cayo Icacos, but the four best spots are off the popular beaches on the west side of the island. The area’s healthy coral reef is home to creatures such as blue tang, parrotfish, snapper, stingrays, and sea turtles.
Address: Cayo Icacos, Fajardo 00738, Puerto Rico
Admission: Varies
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Deserted Island Catamaran Day Sail from FajardoDay Trips

Deserted Island Catamaran Day Sail from Fajardo

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Live out your island castaway fantasies aboard a luxury catamaran as you visit the deserted tropical island of Cayo Icacos from San Juan on this half-day sailing cruise. Sail into the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, admiring views of the El Yunque mountains in the distance, before arriving at the nature preserve of Icacos for a leisurely day of swimming, snorkeling, and a lunch buffet with drinks.
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For maximum flexibility, choose a schedule and activity to suit you during this boutique snorkeling, swimming, and sailing excursion. Skip the large tour groups and benefit from the personalized attention of your captain, something few travelers get to enjoy, while making the most of the provided paddle boards, floats, snorkels, as you sail to either Icacos or Palomino Island.
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This price is for a private tour, for up to 6 passengers. Sandy Bottoms offers personalized & boutique snorkel tours, island hopping, & sailing lessons to the off shore islands of Puerto Rico. Our tours are designed around you and your parties desires. Our boat holds a maximum of six passengers so that we may provide you with the best service and experience. We love to sail and love the ocean. Our captains have over 20 years of experience teaching sailing and racing in regattas around the world. Our crew are all experienced sailors and swimmers. Our captain & crew are all FOODIES with food allergies! Boo. Beyond your sailing, and snorkel adventures, we focus on your food preferences for lunch and prepare everything fresh considering all your dietary needs and allergies. Our philosophy is to share our love for sailing and the ocean with you. We adapt our daily schedules around you and your sailing, snorkeling goals. We are all about you and your FUN!
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