Delight in visiting Old San Juan, then visit Rio Grande on this city tour combined with a nature walk and river swim at the base of the tropical rainforest.
La Parguera Bio Bay Tour
- Children & Adults Ages 5+
Experience Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay in Lajas
Your visit to Puerto Rico isn’t complete until you discover the natural wonders of one of our bioluminescent bays. Join us on an unforgettable tour to see this unique phenomenon.
La Parguera Reserve, set aside by the Department for Natural and Environmental Resources, is recognized as a world-class treasure. Within it is found one of the world’s few bio bays, where there are sufficient microscopic bioluminescent organisms to produce light visible to plain eyesight. Just jump in to activate the show.
We start our journey with a pick-up at your hotel lobby. It’s a two-hour scenic drive from San Juan to Lajas. The highway cuts through the mountains north to south and vice versa. Immerse yourself in the perspective of the south side of Puerto Rico. Once in Lajas, we embark with our captain just in time to watch the sunset over the horizon.
After dusk, our captain enters the bio bay and provides the scientific reasons for the effect. Then you can enter the water to swim and frolic about (approx. 30 min. swimming time).
Life vests, bottled water, and beer are provided.
We drop you off at your hotel around 11 p.m.
What to Bring/Attire
- Dry fit clothes or bathing suit
- Change of clothes
- Camera (waterproof is best)
What Does the Experience Include?
- Professional licensed tour guides
- Life vest
Notes & Precautions
This tour departs from San Juan. To account for transportation, participants should allow up to 8 hours for the entire experience.
- The bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon that may be influenced by multiple factors. Bioluminosity level can vary from very visible to a minimum or none without any previous notice.
- The 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 to appreciate it.