Water activity

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

4.7 / 5

83 reviews

Activity provider: Borikua Tours

From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour and Hot Springs

Activity provider: Borikua Tours

From US$ 250 per person

Discover the wonders of one of Puerto Rico’s famous bioluminescent bays on a boat tour from San Juan. Enjoy the hot springs, a traditional dinner, before heading to the sand bar and the "biobay."

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Pickup takes place between 1-4 PM depending on the hotel and time of year. Call or text to confirm your pickup time the day before the tour. Please note that the travel time is included in the 9-hour tour.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the different landscapes of Puerto Rico on a road trip from San Juan
  • Dine on a delicious dinner of fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos
  • Discover the wonders of the bioluminescent bay and swim around in the glowing water
Full description

Embark on an adventure to a bioluminescent bay on this trip from San Juan. See the hot springs, feast on a hot dinner in a local restaurant, and visit a sand bar, before heading out to the bay and swimming in the luminous water.

After pickup from your hotel, relax on the drive to the southwest and the first stop at the hot springs. From there you will dine on fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos at a local restaurant.

After dinner, you will visit the sand bar and once night has fallen, cruise to the bioluminescent bay where you will be amazed by the glowing landscape that awaits.

At the bay, jump in the water to really experience this unique phenomenon, which is a true feast for the eyes. Enjoy some free time to swim and play in the water and admire the striking glow of the microorganisms that surround you.

At the end of an unforgettable day, dry off on the boat then sit back and relax on the journey to your accommodation.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified tour guide, driver, and captain
  • Hot springs entry ticket
  • Dinner
  • Beach time
  • Swimming time at the bioluminescent bay
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Water noodles
  • Life vest
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine, except in extreme weather events such as hurricanes
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Guests must be over 18 years old and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol
  • Guests must be able to swim on their own if they want to get into the water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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It was very good, but I have one complaint. The tour company gave me a pickup address of a hotel. The problem is, that hotel is not at that address. I called to clarify as to which was the correct meeting place, the address given or the hotel given. I was told on the phone that they would pick me up at my hotel instead. They did not come to my hotel. I had to catch an Uber over the other hotel which delayed the trip and caused us to lose touring time.

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August 24, 2022

The tour has one optional stop at a white sandbar en route to a bioluminescent bay for a quick swim as the sun goes down. The hot springs were a bit of an odd setting, but I highly recommend trying them.My husband, after soaking in the spring water, felt that his nee "unblocked". It has some soothing effect on the joints.

July 1, 2022

Swimming in the bio bay was a once in a lifetime experience! Before that, a nice swim in the warm shallow waters near mangroves, a local sit down spot for a light dinner, and before that a dip in natural hot springs. While a trek via van, it was a comfortable ride and the guide was funny and accommodating.

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 340951