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El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

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San Juan, Caribbean

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Spend an adventurous day exploring two of Puerto’s most incredible natural wonders on this full-day excursion to hike in the El Yunque Rainforest and kayak at the island’s famed Bioluminescent Bay. Start your morning with a hike in the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest system, enjoying incredible mountain views and an optional waterfall swim to cool off. Then continue with a nighttime kayaking trip to the magical Bioluminescent Bay, which features a unique variety of plankton that glow when the water is touched or moved. Your Puerto Rico outdoor adventure also includes round-trip hotel transport, professional guide, and national park fees.
  • Spend the day exploring two natural wonders of Puerto Rico
  • Hike through the El Yunque Rainforest and swim at a waterfalls
  • Enjoy a nighttime kayak through the illuminated Bioluminescent Bay
  • Tour is suitable for those who are in good physical condition
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Certified Tour Guide
Bottled Water and light snacks
First aid equipment
USCG certified lifejackets
Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but greatly appreciated.
Lunch
Additional fee for pick ups outside of San Juan will apply (Dorado, Bayamon, Rio Grande, Fajardo, Humacao)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pick up in selected areas of San Juan: Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Miramar and Ocean Park and Calle Loiza. Meeting point available by PR-3 in Rio Grade, Luquillo and Fajardo.

Exact pick up time will be provided the day prior to the tour.

Ports

  • Panamerican Pier


Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a moderate to strenuous activity.
  • Participants must be physically capable of walking thru rocky, uneven and muddy surfaces without assisatance.
  • Participants must be capable of paddling a two person kayak in a coordinated matter and be able to sit on the same position for about 2 hours.
  • Hiking shoes or tennis with a good grip are required. Bring also water shoes as they will be useful during portions of the tour.
  • Maximum weight for Glass Bottom kayaks is 185-190 lbs (84-86 kg). Participants weighting up to 260 lbs need to notify at moment of booking in order to have assigned a regular kayak. Failure to notify correctly may result in person(s) not being able to participate on bio bay tour, no refunds will be issued due to this.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women past their first trimester or for persons with back or knee problems, heart complaints, recent surgeries or injuries or other serious medical conditions.
  • Children must be 7 years or older to participate.
  • We strongly suggest to have a good breakfast before departing on this tour (next opportunity to eat will be around 3:00pm)
  • Due to the strict weight restriction all participants are subject to be weighted prior to arriving to the tour site. No cancellations or refunds will be issued if a person neglects to inform correct weight, and is not able to participate of the tour.
  • Participants cannot be afraid of the dark as you will be kayaking thru pitch black areas during the Bio Bay portion of the tour.
  • You will get wet, it is recommended that you wear bathing suit underneath, bring a towel and extra clothes for after the tour.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Due to safety reasons participants must be able to understand English or Spanish.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Use of lifejacket is mandatory once participating on the water related activities.
  • Once you begin the Rainforest tour, you must finish it all the way up to the second stop and return back with the group.
  • Transportation available for those staying outside of San Juan for an additional fee; please call the local tour operator for a quote.
  • Estimated tour duration of 12 hours includes driving and lunch time.
  • The bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon that may be influenced by multiple factors. Bioluminoscity level can vary from very visible to minimum or none without any previous notice. Full Moon phase may also affect the visibility of the bioluminescence. In the event of this happening alternate methods such as the use of a tarp will be incorporated in order to appreciate it.
  • Please travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation like passport, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case.
  • GLASS BOTTOM KAYAKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS due to maintenance, instead tour will be conducted on Regular Kayaks, no refunds will be issued due to this.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bespoke Lifestyle Management

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Water shoes aren’t sufficient for the hike - but shoes that can get wet and have traction are the best bet." See review
  • "It’s muddy and fun and exciting; make sure to wear old clothes!" See review
  • "You should also not bring anything that can get wet so consider a waterproof pouch or case for your camera if you want to bring it." See review

Reviews

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306 Reviews
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One of a kind hike
Sonia_J
, Oct 2020
Our guide, Frankie, was absolutely amazing!! This tour was a workout, be ready to crawl, get muddy, and be drenched from head to toe.
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Best company 8ve ever booked with
Dylan_M
, Oct 2020
These people are absolutely the best at what they do. We had to reschedule twice because of unforseen circumstances. But they were so accommodating, they were able to split my tour between two days and I ended up going straight from the rainforest to the airport via a personal shuttle they called just so I would make it on time for my flight. Felix and Hector were both very fun and happy people. They were very knowledgeable and very happy to help with anything you need. Hector was able to spot tiny creatures high in the treetops that we would have walked right past. His knowledge of plants, animals and puerto rico itself were very informative. The trail itself was INCREDIBLE!!! I had a huge smile on my face the entire time. I even got to eat a fresh passion fruit from the jungle. This is an experience I will never forget. Please respect the forest and trails if you go, the amount of trash there was disheartening. The bio bay was also an incredible experience with funny, knowledgeable guides. You get to kayak through a mangrove canal! If I could rate this journey higher I would. Everyone speaks English very well.
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For Hector
Jose_Z
, Oct 2020
Definitely an amazing experience! Hector provided an upmost excellent service. Very informative and patient with his guests. Will recommend any and everyone to try the experience. Well worth it. Last, one more shout out to my boy Hector! Dimelooo papi! Love, your tocayo
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A must!
Rengie_T
, Sep 2020
Frankie was an excellent tour guide! Very experienced staff and friendly. The hiking and the waterfall part was beautiful. Definitely need to be fit to hike lol
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The transportation
Ericka_B
, Sep 2020
Best van driver ! Hands down ! AWSOME experience a beautiful site to see ! Bring lot’s of water is my suggestion !
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Best best best trip!!
huihui_l
, Mar 2020
The rainforest was sooooo cool!!! Highly recommended!! I would go again! All the tour guides were super nice and helped us all the time!
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Once in a lifetime experience
Jamie_F
, Mar 2020
It was an amazing adventure. The guides were great on both trips. The one on the rainforest adventure were super friendly and encouraged everyone to have the most fun. Jacob the guide took a ton of pictures and shared them with everyone. This was great so we could remember the trip from a experts point of view. I was in such awe of my surroundings That having my camera out was not high on my list of priorities. The kayak trip was great too. It was a great bunch of people and we all enjoyed it.
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Best part of my trip
Sasha
, Mar 2020
All my guides were awesome and so knowledgeable !! The whole experience was exciting and like nothing I’d ever seen
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Unforgettable
jackie
, Mar 2020
I got sick the day before and wasn't able to attend the hike, sadly. But my friends who also purchased a ticket and they absolutely loved it which is why I'm giving a positive review. They showed me all the amazing, scenic pictures and spoke so highly of the overall day with ya'll. I am going to Puerto Rico in a few months and do want to do the hike myself and not just see it through pictures. Also if there is anyway I can get a refund for not being able to attend or at least an answer on whether I can get one or not since my text was never answered, that'd be cool :)
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Recommend
James_C
, Mar 2020
Great experience that we would definitely recommend. They were very accommodating for pick up and drop off, and the communication was great. Frankie was a great guide for the rainforest hike, and you get to do some really amazing jumps and see some cool waterfalls. The hike is not as strenuous as we originally thought, just be prepared to climb up some rocks. For lunch, they drop you at a beach with some great food options, which we really enjoyed. The kayaking was a great experience as well. The bioluminescence was extraordinary our night, so when you moved your hand through the water, it sparkled quite well. Overall great experience

Product code: 9406P3

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