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We only run this trip 2 weeks out of the month, when the moon’s size and rise time won’t interfere with the visibility of the bioluminescence. We have small groups (max6), will give you instruction on paddle boarding, no experience necessary. Some people even prefer sitting or kneeling on the boards. Then we will head out to paddle in the bioluminescent bay where your motions set off sparkles in the water. You can swim in it and look through our snorkel masks.
We paddle by mangrove islands to reach bioluminescent bay lit up by dinoflagellates. We start close to La Parguera, a small fishing village on the south side of the island.
Even though the conditions were not ideal the hosts were willing to make a special experience for us. The guide knew the best place to go to see the bioluminescence even with the moon out. He also knew where to go to see fish, sea cucumbers, sea stars, anemones, and hermit crabs. It was an amazing experience.
Even though the conditions were not ideal the hosts were willing to make a special experience for us. The guide knew the best place to go to see the bioluminescence even with the m…
My family and I spent 2 weeks on the island and explored as much as we could, and we unanimously agree that this was one of the best experiences that we had. The bay was awe inspiring, it comes alive with light, we swam in total darkness and our bodies lit up with our movement, in what I can only describe like Tinker Bell from Peter Pan. Gilbert was an amazing guide, informative and interesting, he showed us lots of marine life and was engaging the entire time. On a side note to some of the other reviews on here, saying that this “wasn’t for the faint of heart”. In my group I had 2 teenage girls, 2 grandparents both in their late 60s and my wife and I both in our 40s, there was not a problem to be had. It was a relaxing paddle at your own pace, we stayed out until we were ready to come back and felt completely safe the entire time. If you are afraid of the dark and afraid of the water, I wouldn’t recommend this, just as if you are afraid of heights I wouldn’t recommend you go skydiving. This was an absolutely amazing and beautiful experience that I highly recommend to anyone, young or old.
My family and I spent 2 weeks on the island and explored as much as we could, and we unanimously agree that this was one of the best experiences that we had. The bay was awe inspir…
Overall enjoyed the experience. The only reason I rate 4/5 stars is because I wasn’t left completely amazed. It was very calming and relaxing, and we got to see the luminescent algae as promised. The guide (Jeffrey) was very kind, funny, and cared for our safety. I wish we could have expanded out of the area a bit more into the bay.
Overall enjoyed the experience. The only reason I rate 4/5 stars is because I wasn’t left completely amazed. It was very calming and relaxing, and we got to see the luminescent alg…
Wow is all i can say. The bioluminesence was really cool. Its not the blue glow you might think it is. Its more like fireflies in the water that light up as you paddle and swim in the lagoon. The plankton illuminite with a white glow that looks a bit like glitter. The stars are incredible as well as there is no light polution in the area. Would definitely recommend as a must see in PR!
Wow is all i can say. The bioluminesence was really cool. Its not the blue glow you might think it is. Its more like fireflies in the water that light up as you paddle and swim in…
Gilbert was an amazing guide. When we first got out into the water it was super cloudy. I thought I was just seeing wave peaks or something kind of strange but it was the bio luminescent being shy at first cause of the clouds. Eventually it was super active and absolutely gorgeous . I couldn’t stop saying how cool it was. Eventually we all got a little tired of paddling so we parked by some mangroves and got to dive in looking at the bio luminescent under the water... this was incredible. Highly recommend this experience. For the location and price, along with amazing guides...don’t even question it, just book it. You won’t be disappointed
Gilbert was an amazing guide. When we first got out into the water it was super cloudy. I thought I was just seeing wave peaks or something kind of strange but it was the bio lumin…
This trip is not for the faint of heart. I gave it an ok rating solely because the bay and the stars are beautiful and the bioluminescence was amazing. I would only recommend this trip for an experienced paddler and traveler who does not expect or need a guide to make them feel safe or you know, guide them. This location is beautiful but it is remote and it is not for everyone and is not family friendly. The meeting spot is on the opposite side of the bay in an isolated area that i can only assumed is frequented as a boat access by partying locals based on our experience and another review here. So I’ll note that a female solo traveler might not feel comfortable for that reason. I do not recommend driving from parguera to the location along the water because it is through small towns with narrow roads that I would not feel comfortable driving through at night. Take the highway over and down which is just a few extra minutes if you go, try to drive before it gets dark if you aren’t familiar with the area. We drove over an hour early so we could drive in daylight and I’d recommend that not matter which way your go. While the owners are identity verified with good reviews, I was surprised a day before to learn that a guide who was not either of them was taking me and the owners weren’t even on the island. The guide I went with was Gilbert. I’m an experienced traveler and kayaker and in my opinion Gilbert does not have any business supervising groups of people for water safety. Gilbert did not stay near any of the guests and led us out into the window blowing us far from shore into deeper water with waves strong enough to knock inexperienced paddlers off balance in deep water. He barely blinked an eye when people fell behind or completely disappeared. You will be the only outfit on this water which was a surprise to me and seems worthy mentioning in the Airbnb listing especially since you cant tell how far out the way it is on the map. It should be marketed as a remote adventure bio bay trip. When the wind blew us out to the edge of the bay and waves and wind kept pushing us out, I told him I was scared and didn’t want to go further he did not respond and paddled further out from shore. Maybe he didn’t hear me, I kept following him deeper and called out again to no response. Maybe he didn’t hear me but he also wasn’t looking back or checking in and he was fading in the distance. I felt so uncomfortable that I paddled back to an island alone and he did not physically come back to check on me until the tour rounded the far side of the bay. I was gone for 15-20 minutes before my partner paddled over to update Gilbert. The life jackets were optional and barely mentioned despite the fact you will go into 20ft water in the pitch dark in the wind and the guide will never once ask you if you can swim or come back to check on you. The jackets are the crappy boater ones, also my partners ankle bracelet Velcro didn’t work which is extremely dangerous on a SUP in the wind at night. He didn’t tell us how to communicate in an emergency and didn’t even carry a whistle instead he yelled into the wind once or twice but literally no one could hear each other and people floated apart across the bay with no instruction struggling against the wind. Expect a boat a or two whizzing through the bay and be prepared to shine a flashlight at them so they avoid hitting you. This trip violated basic water safety in so many ways. To top off the night the guide proceeded to nonchalantly tell us about how an entire family he was guiding got blown out to sea earlier that morning and it took an hour to flag down a jet ski to go get them. THIS LOCATION IS BEAUTIFUL and Gilbert is a nice enough guy as long as your life doesn’t depend on him. Do go if you are an avid adventurer comfortable with your own judgement or a local who is familiar with the area or island waters because this remote viewing area is gorgeous and maybe you will have a better experience.
This trip is not for the faint of heart. I gave it an ok rating solely because the bay and the stars are beautiful and the bioluminescence was amazing. I would only recommend this…
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