With 360 miles of coastline, several offshore islands, three bioluminescent bays, amazing diving visibility in places like Desecheo Island, and its very own, homebred surfing culture in Rincón, Puerto Rico is one of the top places to visit for water sports enthusiasts.
If you’re headed to Puerto Rico and a surreal nighttime kayak tour through one of the island’s bioluminescent bays is on your wish list, check out the Bio-Bay Kayak Tour from award-winning Kayaking Puerto Rico | Snorkeling & Adventure Tours. Maybe a snorkeling adventure aboard a power catamaran is more your speed? Then East Island Excursions is one to try. If you’re ready for an E-Foil adventure, you can literally “fly above the water” with a HydroFoil Surfboard Lesson from Rincón Diving & Snorkeling.
Our team searched to find some of the top water sports tour operators on the island. Keep reading to learn about the awesome water-based adventures you can experience in Vieques, Culebra, Fajardo, Rincón, or San Juan.
For the diehard surfers and paddlers (or those who want to watch some of the best in action), don’t forget to check out the annual Legend Surf Classic Puerto Rico or the Rincón Beachboy SUP Race.
Kayaking Puerto Rico | Snorkeling & Adventure Tours
For over 10 years, Kayaking Puerto Rico | Snorkeling & Adventure Tours has specialized in innovative and environmentally-conscious excursions.
Their popular nighttime Bio-Bay Kayak Tour takes you through the Laguna Grande Nature Reserve in Fajardo. During this tour you will glide through the mangrove forest in the reserve to observe the bioluminescent glow caused by high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates in the water that produce a bright blue light.
Daytime options include the full- or half-day Culebra Island Aquafari—an exciting combination of kayaking, beach exploration and snorkeling. This tour starts at Tamarindo Beach, stops at the famous Flamenco Beach and includes two snorkeling sessions at the Luis Peña Reserve. Be sure to also check out the Mini Boat and Snorkel Adventure, the Innovation Snorkel Tour and more.
Kayaking Puerto Rico | Snorkeling & Adventure Tours was once recognized as the best tour operator in Puerto Rico and is a recipient of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company Quality & Excellence Award.
Reserve your space on one of these exciting tours on your next trip to Puerto Rico.
San Juan Marina | El Conquistador, Fajardo
Do you want to go SNUBA diving in Puerto Rico? Let the expert tour guides at Aqua Adventure take you on what may be your first scuba diving-snorkeling hybrid adventure. As a Five Star Instructor Development Centre (IDC), Aqua Adventure staff has the expertise, underwater experience, local know-how, and environmental awareness to make your SNUBA adventure an unforgettable one.
Aqua Adventure specializes in scuba diving, snorkeling, and sea trekking tours in San Juan, Fajardo and Culebra. Check out the Shore and Beach Dive in the San Juan Bay Estuary where you can observe coral reefs and aquatic animals regardless of diving and swimming experience. Another option is the Fajardo Scuba and Snorkeling Adventure on a 46-foot dive boat with an experienced crew that can find the best dive sites.
Some tour options include a light meal and all include diving or snorkeling equipment. Book an Aqua Adventure today.
Rincón Diving & Snorkeling
Are you ready for an electric HydroFoil Surfboard (E-Foil) lesson?
On an E-Foil, you can actually “fly above the water” with no boat while you control the speed of the E-Foil with a handheld Bluetooth remote control. Your instructor can teach you to glide on an E-Foil or the advanced Lift E-Foil powered by a lithium ion battery.
For standard guided snorkeling tours, snorkel scooter safaris, guided shore dives, surfboarding, PADI Discover Scuba Diving Adventure, and a wide selection of diving courses, the expert tour guides with Rincon Diving & Surfing can help you experience a whole new world.
Take a Guided Snorkeling Tour through the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, hold tight on a Snorkel Scooter Safari on your own Sea Doo Seascooter, or go on a nighttime adventure during the Guided Night Diving tour where you will see many nocturnal aquatic animals.
To secure your space for one of these amazing, unique and unforgettable aquatic experiences, you can book your tour here.
East Island Excursions
Self-described as the premier marine excursion on Puerto Rico’s eastern coast, East Island Excursions is a 25-year operation that has built its reputation on stellar sailing and power catamaran excursions to islands including Icacos Island (Fajardo), Culebra, Vieques and St. Thomas.
Tours include the Old San Juan Harbor Tour, Icacos Snorkeling, BBQ Luxury Snorkeling Tour and Ponce Beach Tour. The Old San Juan Harbor Tour offers both a day sail or sunset sail on an 83-foot topsail schooner to view Old San Juan favorites such as the Puerta de San Juan, La Fortaleza, and Jardines de Morro.
The Ponce Beach Tour takes you to Caja de Muertos Island Beach on a 65-foot power catamaran to enjoy the Playa Pelicano Nature Reserve, a delicious lunch buffet, and guided lighthouse tour. This tour includes beverages, floating devices, kayaks, paddleboards, and unlimited use of the inflatable waterpark.
Visit the East Island Excursion website to book your Puerto Rico excursion today.
Surfing Puerto Rico
Surfing Puerto Rico lets you learn to surf in La Pared Beach in Luquillo, Puerto Rico taught by a world class surfer and experienced surf instructor. Designed for beginners and intermediate surfers, you get your own PRO soft top surf board, a 30 minute land lesson, 1.5 hour water lesson, and fresh local snacks and water. The lessons also cover ocean awareness, proper surf technique and safety tips.
Whether you’re a novice diver or an advanced snorkel enthusiast, these are just five of the local tour operators in Puerto Rico who have been trained and certified to make your aquatic adventure on the island fun and safe.
If you’re an adventure junkie, be sure to check out this compilation of rock climbing, caving and ziplining adventures. Want to delve into Puerto Rican food culture? Try a tasty food tour such as the Sunset Walk & Taste Tour or the Calle Loiza Food Tour offered by Spoon Food Tours.
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