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Top Water Sports And Activities In Puerto Rico, USA - Updated 2020

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Richard Dean
Richard Dean
Updated

Regardless of Puerto Rico’s complex history, from the Spanish rule to becoming a U.S. territory, this Caribbean island has eminent beauty that can capture everyone’s heart. Puerto Rico shines among the rest, especially at night, thanks to Mosquito Bay or Bio Bay in Vieques, as this is the biggest and brightest glowing bioluminescent bay in the world. Endless beauties are available here, from the incredible landscape of mountains to stunning waterfalls and the world-class El Yunque tropical rainforest. What’s more, Isla Verde in San Juan is renowned for its beach bars, casinos, and hotel strips. For any kind of watersport enthusiast, from extreme to moderate, this place is surely your heaven. Check out the top water sports and activities in Puerto Rico, USA.

1. Professional surfing lessons at La Pared Beach in Luquillo (from USD 66.0)

Okay, so you want to try surfing? Wish granted! During this two-hour surfing lesson in Luquillo, you’ll enjoy to the fullest. Worry not, you are in good hands with pro surfer and former National Surf Champion, Brian Ramos. This lesson is a combination of everything: world-class instructor and La Pared Beach. This is one of the best spots for beginners as it has a sandy bottom and easy waves. You also get a state-of-the-art soft top surfboard. What’s more, snacks and refreshments are also included.

Luquillo La Pared Beach 2-Hour Professional Surfing Lesson

Duration: 2 hours

2 reviews

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2. Beginner scuba diving tour (from USD 99.0)

This awesome tour is designed for novices who get to explore the amazing world of scuba diving in Guaynabo. In this tour, you’ll be able to unravel the underwater world off the coast of Puerto Rico and Escambron Beach. A chance to dig into the underwater flora and fauna is possible, but don’t worry, an expert scuba diving guide will accompany you all the way. All necessary equipment including a complimentary GoPro video is included in the package.

Puerto Rico Beginner Scuba Diving Experience

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

3 reviews

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3. Underwater sea trek in San Juan (from USD 102.0)

This fantastic one and a half-hour activity will let you submerge underwater and walk on the ocean floor with no snorkeling, swimming, or scuba diving experience. What’s more fantastic about this activity is that kids ages eight and up can participate, so you can consider this a fun family activity. You’ll be under the supervision of an expert sea trek professional. In this tour, you’ll have to use a specialized helmet to see and explore the stunning underwater world. Don’t forget your camera, say cheese, and enjoy!

Underwater Sea Trek in San Juan

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

38 reviews

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4. Night bio bay kayak tour from Vieques (from USD 56.0)

I tell you, this tour can melt one’s heart, and yes, the night BioBay kayak tour from Vieques is best for lovers. In this tour, you’ll experience the magical waters of the BioBay. This is a luminescent bay outside of Vieques, perhaps, a romance-filled nighttime kayaking tour is guaranteed. Included in this tour are kayaking equipment and a tour guide who will assist you to go through the fluorescent waters and experience this amazing natural phenomenon in one and a half hours.

BioBay Nighttime Kayaking Tour from Vieques

Duration: 1 hour

10 reviews

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5. Guided snorkeling tour (from USD 59.0)

Tell me, who on earth would not like or want to try snorkeling? Snorkeling is easy and fun, especially if you try your snorkeling adventure in the underwater world of Puerto Rico. Good news, this one to one and a half hour guided snorkel tour will tingle your senses as you are about to explore the beautiful underwater world of Guaynabo. You’ll get to see one-of-a-kind colored tropical fishes and splendid marine creatures. Included in the package are all necessary equipment, lessons, a GoPro camera, and a professional guide diver.

San Juan Guided Snorkel Tour

Duration: 2 hours

8 reviews

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6. Bioluminescent bay glass-bottom kayak tour from San Juan (from USD 99.0)

This five-hour nighttime kayaking adventure in Laguna Grande will excite you from first to the last paddle. Joining this tour will allow you to be mesmerized by the stunning bioluminescent bay. The kayak that you will use is clear bottomed, which means you will see the microscopic ‘Pyrodinium Bahamense’ plankton more clearly in a surreal aquatic light show. This tour covers everything, from a tour guide to round-trip hotel transport from San Juan, to kayaking gear to entrance fees to snacks and refreshments.

San Juan Bioluminescent Bay Glass Bottom Kayak Night Tour

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

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7. San Juan snorkel and picnic cruise (from USD 90.0)

This all-day catamaran cruise and snorkeling trip to one of the nature reserves allows you to have a taste of island life. Discover the tropical isle of Icacos, stroll on wonderful beaches, sunbathe, shell hunt, enjoy a picnic cruise, snorkel among the area’s of amazing marine life - all possible in this eight and a half-hour tour. As you journey, a sumptuous buffet lunch with a rum punch or piña coladas will be served.

From Fajardo: Icacos Deserted Island Catamaran & Picnic Cruise

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

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8. Visit Cayo Icacos from San Juan (from USD 70.0)

Be your own castaway star by joining this six-hour luxury sailing cruise. There is no shortage of activities included in this package, from strolling the tropical island of Cayo Icacos to experiencing the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean to sightseeing at El Yunque Mountains and Fajardo’s coastline - the list is actually endless. Great inclusions are snorkeling with equipment, swimming, and a lunch buffet with beverages.

Cayo Icacos Island Catamaran Tour with Snorkel from Fajardo

Duration: 6 hours

91 reviews

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9. River tubing experience (from USD 67.0)

river tubing experience

For the water sports enthusiasts, you can set a half-day adventure tour in Arecibo, for cliff jumping, swimming under a waterfall and river tubing on the Tanama River. For the beginners and first-timers, it is a recreational activity where you can ride on top of an inner tube, known as “donuts” or “biscuits”. Don’t worry, this is totally safe as there is a fully hands-on tour guide who will assist you throughout, plus they have necessary safety equipment. What’s more, you can access and explore the beauty of Cueva Ventana overlooking the Río Grande de Arecibo valley.

River tubing experience! Plus Cueva Ventana

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10. One-hour guided El Morro Jet ski tour (from USD 130.0)

one-hour guided el morro jet ski tour

This next watersport guided tour is interesting; a wonderful jet ski tour with a combination of sightseeing. Yes, enjoy hearing the fantastic history of San Juan as you journey through the waters of the Caribbean Sea, explore the magnificent beauty of the historic fort of El Morro, and be prepared to step into one of the corners of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. This amazing tour can be done in the morning or afternoon, whichever you prefer.

1-Hour Guided El Morro Jetski Tour

2 reviews

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Experience fun water adventures in Puerto Rico

From land to water, Puerto Rico will take you to wonders as it allows you to witness its glory. Experience only the best, from the glowing bioluminescent bay to the underwater world of San Juan and more. Indeed, you can experience true water escapades in Puerto Rico.

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