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El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Tour!

Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day! Kayaking Puerto Rico has teamed up with Island Journeys to provide you this full-day package, bringing you the best of the East Coast! SAVE BIG and take the guesswork out of your planning with this all inclusive tour including: Round Trip Transportation, Fully Guided Rainforest Tour, and the World Famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour.

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Rainforest & Bio Bay Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy Puerto Rico’s most popular Natural Attractions in a single day!
  • Go with the most Professional Guides and get the Best Quality of Service
  • Round Trip Transportation Included
  • Interpreted Hike on El Yunque Rainforest Trails
  • Refresh in Beautiful Natural Swimming Pools and Waterfalls
  • Slide Down a Natural Water Slide!
  • Rope Swing into the River
  • Cliff Jumps
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant (not included in price)
  • Discover Bioluminescence at World Famous “Laguna Grande” Bio Bay
  • Learn about the Nature Reserve’s Ecosystems and their importance
  • Paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest
  • Watch and learn about the Constellations
  • Pictures Included on both Adventures!

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  • $155

    Rainforest + Bio Bay Tour

    Transportation Included + Taxes & Fees

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    Rainforest Adventure

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Tour Duration
12+ hours (Approximate)
Minimum Age
8 years
Skill Level
Moderate to Strenuous
Monday through Saturday
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Launch Site
Assigned Pickup Location

Quick Info

Duration: 12 Hours
Age: 8 years +
Skill Level: Moderate to Strenuous
Food: Light Snacks and Refreshments Included
Launch Site: Selected pickup point
Locations: El Yunque Rainforest and Fajardo Bio Bay
Open: Monday – Saturday
Activity: El Yunque National Forest Tours
Activity: Fajardo Bio Bay Tour
Transportation: Yes! Included

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El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Details

El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Tour

  • Round Trip Transportation
Part 1: Rainforest
  • Fully Guided Rainforest Tour
  • Professional Tour Guides with Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Pictures throughout Tour
  • Eco Interpretations throughout the Rainforest Trails
  • Refresh in Beautiful Natural Swimming Pools and Waterfalls
  • Slide Down a Natural Water Slide!
  • Rope Swing into the River
  • Cliff Jumps
  • Light Snacks & Refreshments
  • All Necessary Equipment
  • Training and Safety Instructions prior to Tour
  • Stop at Local Restaurant for Dinner (not included in price)
Part 2: Bio Bay
  • Fully Guided Bio Bay Tour at World Famous Laguna Grande
  • Professional Tour Guides with CPR & First Aid
  • Eco Interpretation of the Bioluminescent Lagoon and Surrounding Area & Eco Systems
  • Paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest
  • Discover Bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay
  • Watch and learn about the Constellations
  • Training and Safety Instructions prior to Tour
  • All Equipment Including: Kayak, Paddle, Life Jackets & Low Intensity Navigation Lights
  • Eco-Friendly Insect Repellent
  • Light Snacks & Refreshments
Not Included
  • Dinner (available for purchase at Local Restaurant)
  • Tour Guides Gratuities; not mandatory but appreciated

Explore the El Yunque National Rainforest with Island Journeys and Discover Bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bay with Kayaking Puerto Rico. Transportation Services are also provided by Island Journeys.

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Explore El Yunque Rainforest. Discover bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay with Kayaking Puerto Rico. 

Rainforest & Bio Bay Combo Tour

Your day will start by meeting your local guide in the morning at your accommodation or nearby meeting point. After completing all of our pick ups, we will head towards the rainforest, sharing with you beautiful views and a few fun facts about the areas along the way. This relaxing sightseeing drive will take you through 4 towns of Puerto Rico before arriving to our first stop at a fresh fruit stand in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour (included), and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, we will continue towards Puerto Rico’s majestic Rainforest.

El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only Tropical Rainforest, and the most studied Forest, in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals, some only found here in Puerto Rico!

After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, we will arrive to a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000 acre forest is like a natural playground. Here you will have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in the waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place.

By this time you have worked up an appetite! We will make a stop for dinner at a local restaurant for you to enjoy Puerto Rican Cuisine and relax for a bit until it’s time for your 2nd part of your combo tour – the Bioluminescent Lagoon.

Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best kept secrets. Tiny organisms called “dinoflagellates” make the water glow at night and fortunately, they have found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay, so we are able to experience them all year round.

Our Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour begins at Las Croabas. After receiving a brief of Kayaking 101 and few safety tips, we will load up in our kayaks and head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset.

The Mangrove Forest is part of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. You will kayak approximately 30 minutes, and along the way your Eco Guides will point out the forests beautiful protected flora and fauna.

Upon arrival to Laguna Grande, the sun will set and the magic begins. The Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour feels like discovering a whole new world. At every stroke of your paddle, lots of sparkles will appear in the water. The kayaks will create a swirl of light, and the fish will glow in the darkness of the water. To add to its beauty, the Fajardo Bio Bay is perfect for viewing constellations too!

We will cruise back through the mangrove channel to the departure point with your Eco Guides and the navigation lights on the kayaks leading the way. Through the darkness the air is fresh and the sounds of nature are exotic.

After kayaking back to shore enjoy complimentary snacks and water before heading back to your accommodation.

In conclusion, our Rainforest and Bio Bay Tour is simply a must!

Approximate Itinerary

Pick Up at Accomodation or nearby Location Assigned

Transportation Services Provided by Island Journeys

Drive from San Juan

  • Interpretation of the sites and areas passing through

Stop at a Fresh Fruit Stand

  • Guides pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour (included)
  • Guests have the opportunity to purchase local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie
El Yunque National Forest (approximate)

Arrival to Foothills of the Rainforest for Check In with Island Journeys

  • Sign Waivers
  • Use Restrooms
  • Pass Out Equipment

Excursion Starts

  • Safety Orientation & Excursion Itinerary Chat

Guided Hike on Rainforest Trails

  • 30-40 minutes (approximate) depending on group size
  • Interpretation of the area and different Flora & Fauna
  • Cross through river and continue hike up river to First Stop (10-15 minutes approximately depending on group size)

First Stop at Rain Forest

  • Slide down Natural Water Slide!
  • Refresh in a Natural Pool
  • Hike to next stop (10-15 minutes approximately depending on group size)

2nd Stop at Rain Forest

  • Rope Swing into the River
  • Rock Jumps
  • Enjoy Fresh Fruit
  • Relax and enjoy the Area
  • Refresh in a Natural Pool

Hike back to Departure Point

  • 20-30 minutes (approximate) depending on group size

Arrive to Departure Point

  • Rinse Off
  • Use Restrooms
  • Change Clothes
Local Restaurant for Dinner

Taste the local flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine at a Local Restaurant (not included in price)

Bio Bay Kayak Tour (approximate)

Arrival to Las Croabas Park for Bio Bay Check In with Kayaking Puerto Rico

  • Sign Waivers
  • Use Restrooms
  • Pass out Equipment

Excursion Starts

  • Kayaking 101 & Safety Orientation
  • Load Kayaks

Begin Paddle

  • 30 minute (approximate) Paddle through Red Mangrove Forest

Arrive to Bioluminescent Lagoon

  • View Sunset
  • Eco Interpretation of the Bioluminescent Lagoon and Surrounding Area & Eco Systems
  • View Bioluminescence
  • View Constellations
  • Free Time to Paddle Around

Paddle Back to Departure Point

  • 30 minute (approximate) Paddle through Red Mangrove Forest

Arrive to Departure Point

  • Enjoy Light Snacks & Refreshments
  • Use Restrooms & Change
Drop Off at Accomodation or nearby Location Assigned

Duration: 12+ hours (Approximate)

Important Note: One of the things that we enjoy the most about our excursions is that everyday on the water, in the rainforest, or anywhere in Puerto Rico, it’s a different experience. According to the specific weather conditions, seasons, and availabilities for any given day, a trip may vary slightly from our advertised offerings. On these rare occasions our tour guides will select the route that they believe will be the most fun and enjoyable for the entire group. Some days a given trip may do an additional stop beyond what is advertised, at the same time, that trip may do one less stop than what is advertised. For that reason, we encourage you to choose your trips based on the rough descriptions provided here on our website and simply trust us to provide you with a wonderful experience.

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El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Tour

What to Wear & Bring
  • Cell phone (in the event that we need to contact you or you need to contact us prior to the excursion)
  • Comfortable hiking clothes that can get completely wet/dirty
  • Bathing suits (already have on)
  • Close-toed shoes that can get completely wet/dirty, have good grip for hiking on wet surfaces, and provide comfort and support (no sandals, water shoes, or flip flops)
  • Towel and change of clothes 
  • Water bottle to refill throughout the day (provided if you do not have one)
  • Money for dinner
  • Dinner Note: It is important that you eat a good breakfast prior to your pick up. Dinner will be around 4:00pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided on both the Rainforest and Bio Bay tour.
  • Items can be left in vehicle during Rainforest and Bio Bay Tours

The difficulty level of this excursion is considered to be moderate to strenuous depending on your physical fitness level. It is very important that you are in good physical condition in order to participate and enjoy yourself. The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven and include river-wading, climbing large rocks and steep inclines. The kayaking can be strenuous when the current is strong and requires upper body strength. This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle. It is a long, but fun-filled day!

The following guests cannot participate:
• Guests with neck, back, arm or leg problems or casts
• Guests with recent surgeries
• Pregnant women
• Guests who have epilepsy, heart conditions and/or dizziness

Kayaks have a weight limit of 240 pounds per guest, but the total capacity per double kayak is up to 425 pounds between 2 guests. Minimum age is 8 years old. All guests must be able to communicate in English or Spanish. Guests that show signs of intoxication by drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to participate.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to notify us ahead of time with any concerns about your health or physical condition for the excursion.

  • Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon that is unpredictable and subject to change. Therefore, it is impossible to ensure its brightness levels.
  • Depending on the season, it is possible to find large amounts of sargassum (floating algae) during the tour; this is also a natural phenomenon, but it can become uncomfortable.
  • At times, we experience strong winds and currents in the bay, which increases the effort of paddling and physical activity. However, you’ll be paddling out to a lagoon, so you won’t have to worry about waves in open water.
  • Participants must be comfortable with dark environments. Not recommended for guests who may be prone to anxiety while on crowded and reduced spaces.
Minimum Requirement

This excursion requires a minimum of at least six guests in order to provide the tour. In the event this minimum is not met, we will call you before the excursion to go over alternative options (i.e. reschedule for a different date or time that has the minimum requirement, payment options for a private excursion, or cancel without penalty).

Need more info? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.
First time kayaking? No problem!

Check out this video for a couple of tips before joining us on your Bio Bay Kayak Tour.

Kayaking Puerto Rico and Island Journeys Tour Guides will take pictures throughout your Rainforest & Bio Bay excursions. Each company will upload your photos and send you separate links via email for each excursion so you will be able to download your favorites. These photos are free to you as a way to thank you for choosing us as your operators while in Puerto Rico. That said, if something out of the ordinary were to happen and there are no photos of your excursion, please note that there will be no reimbursements as it is a free service.

Notes: Please allow 5-7 days for the link to be sent to you via email. If you would rather not have your photo taken no problem, please just notify your guides at the beginning of each excursion.

This tour includes round trip transportation. The transportation service is scheduled directly with Kayaking Puerto Rico and provided by Island Journeys (as is the Rainforest excursion). After booking, you will receive a confirmation email including a pre-assigned pickup location and approximate pickup time depending on your location. We provide round trip transportation from pre-assigned locations close to all major hotels and guesthouses in the San Juan area and North Eastern Puerto Rico.

Approximate Hotel Pickup Times:

  • San Juan: 8:00-9:00am
  • East Coast (Rio Grande, Luquillo and Fajardo): 10:15-11:00am


Claribel 19
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

There is always a reason to go back to Kayaking Puerto Rico!!! As I have done it for the pass years… Its an adventure whether you know how to kayak or not!! Knowledgeable staff from reservations to kayaking guides!!!! Recommended highly. Five stars!!!!!

Dana R

This company is awesome. They are friendly, fun, knowledgeable and have a few goofballs. They provide snacks after the trip and a picture.


 Memories we will never forget, snorkeling with sea turtles, a great reef full of sea life, and the beautiful Flamenco Beach. Our whole family with kids 9-15 had an incredible time.

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