Which is the best and why?
Which is the best and why?
You main decision points are
* kayak or ride in a boat
If you're staying on the "big island" of Puerto Rico, your options are kayaking in Laguna Grande or an excursion that takes you from Fajardo to Vieques (and back again) in the same evening, in which case you'll go into Mosquito Bay on an electric pontoon boat. There's also a walking tour that takes you inside the nature reserve where the biobay is located.
If you're staying on Vieques, you're options are kayaking or the electric pontoon boat in Mosquito Bay.
The rest of my post will assume you're staying on the "big island" (since you posted in this forum and not in the Vieques forum) ...
All of the following is from personal experience as we've done each of these tours multiple times.
Mosquito Bay is brighter than Laguna Grande because (1) it's healthier (it has a higher concentration of dinoflagellates) and (2) there is less ambient light (i.e. light pollution) around the bay.
Swimming is still allowed in Mosquito Bay. It is forbidden in Laguna Grande.
I would vote for the East Island Excursion to Vieques as my "favorite".
It departs from Fajardo around 5pm and returns to Fajardo around 11pm. In between, you get rum drinks, dinner and the trip into Mosquito Bay on an electric pontoon boat. And you get to swim.
Going on the pontoon boat is just easier than kayaking and gives a "more pleasant" experience.
But the cost is $109 (including all described above).
There are a number of operators who run kayaking trips into Laguna Grande in Fajardo ... all are basically the same. Personally, we prefer Kayaking Puerto Rico, but have also heard positive reviews of Las Tortugas Adventures and Yokahu Kayak Trips.
Prices for kayaking in Fajardo vary by operator by are in the $45/person range.
The walking tour is good for people who can't kayak and don't want to spend the money to go to Vieques. Cost is $20/person.
Here are some links into our vacation planner that give detailed descriptions and contact info for different operators ...
* East Island trip to Mosquito Bay - puertoricodaytrips.com/eastwind-vieques-biob…
* kayaking in Laguna Grande - www.puertoricodaytrips.com/fajardo-bio-bay/
* walking tour inside of nature reserve - puertoricodaytrips.com/las-cabezas-bio-bay-w…
And don't forget to make sure the moon will be favorable the night you want to go ... www.puertoricodaytrips.com/biobay-and-moon/
Hope this helps!
Thanks we are staying in Aibinito.
Why we war going all over the island?
Why so long its not that far?
Never judge driving time by distance in PR! Here are some reasons why real PR driving times don't match miles/Google maps driving estimates:
PR's LOVE their cars and are always in them- lots of traffic.
Aibonito is up in the mountains. It has small, twisty, turning roads, with low speed limits until you get to the highway.
We have a crazy rush "hour" which is about 3 hrs every morning/afternoon going into SJ/out of SJ. The highways can slow to a crawl. You need to time your trips to avoid this (rt 30 is horrible in the am and pm).
RT 52 is having road construction now, so lanes are closed (further up going toward SJ).
I checked Google directions and they say:
Driving directions to Aibonito, Puerto Rico
117 km – about 1 hour 37 mins
ps- Aibonito is beautiful, but not really near anything. It not not a usual tourist destination...I would ask the management of where you are staying their time estimates for places you want to visit before planning to much.
I understand as I have visited before and that was why we selected Aibonito. (Maybe I will learn to spell it before I leave)
We have a week, a good GPS and am looking forward to seeing the beautiful country. Thank you so much for your help and if I can ever return the favor....
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