Water activity

San Juan Mini Boats

4.8 / 5

89 reviews

Activity provider: East Island Excursions
Water activity

San Juan Mini Boats

Activity provider: East Island Excursions
Likely to sell out

From US$ 220 per group up to 3

Likely to sell out

Explore the San Juan by boat and get a glimpse into San Juan's captivating history. Your tour will depart from San Juan Bay Marina in Old San Juan after a short safety briefing. You will take the helm of an inflatable boat that you will operate.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 3 participants


  • Have an adventure in the waters of the harbor
  • Be your own captain
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the water
  • Learn about the history of the city, and nature
  • Get a unique perspective on the beauty of San Juan
Full description
The most complete tour for those explorers who would like a glimpse into San Juan's captivating history, have an adventure in the waters of the harbor at the helm of your own boat and stop to learn the highlights of the city’s history. You will take the helm of a 13' inflatable boat that you will get to operate during the entire tour. Appreciate Condado and the Puerto Rico Convention Center. After a short stop where the guide will point out these areas of interest, the fleet will cruise along the southern shores of the Islet towards the Historic District. On your way there, Old San Juan will rise in front of you in the distance and you will admire Fort San Cristobal, the largest fort built by the Spaniards in all the Americas, the cruise ship ports with the green mountains to the south and the Rainforest to the southeast. Along the way, you will feel the warm Caribbean breeze and may spot some of the local fauna. Learn about the landmarks in the historic district: The San Juan Wall, Governor’s Mansion and the most famous fort in Puerto Rico, Fort San Felipe Del Morro; The perfect spot to take unique pictures. The last stop of your tour will take you by the most active commercial piers in the Caribbean, where you will observe San Juan commercial district, and Hato Rey through an eco-friendly water channel, within a mangrove vegetation area, house of iguanas, birds and local fauna.
  • 1 mini boat (up to 3 people) per booking
  • Life vest
  • Certified tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

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Meeting point

At the marina. 482 Av. Manuel Fernández Juncos, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to start the tour start time. Check-in starts 30 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof camera
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Although usually calm, the bay can be choppy at times
  • Each mini boat driver must be 18 years or older and present a valid driver’s license at check-in
  • The max capacity per mini boat is 3 people and a total weight limit of 600 pounds
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

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I was hoping for a relaxing boat ride. Although fun we spent the majority of it speeding to catch up with the guide. Lots of historical information but everything was so spaced apart and done in such a short time frame that we constantly were going so fast it made it less enjoyable. They also said they’d take photos for us which they never did and we had no time to enjoy drinks or photos as the ride was so speedy and so bumpy. It was nice but I wouldn’t go again. I’d like to find just a slow casual boat tour that you can actually enjoy.

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April 1, 2023

The weather was beautiful, the waters were calm, the instructions were clear and I was STILL scared ...BUT once I got the hang of it, it was on and poppin! This was my 1st time driving a boat and I am so happy that I had the opportunity to do this excursion. Will definitely book it again when I return to Puerto Rico

April 1, 2023

Very fun experience for my family and I. We drove a zodiac type boat as a family and explored a bit of the harbor. There was a guide as a lead boat but he allowed a good bit of freedom. Very nice to see old San Juan from the water. Easy for those with little boating experience but inexpensive enough for those with experience to still have a wonderful experience.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 231057