Hello & thanks for a great forum (I've already read through tons of forum messages in my planning so far.)
My husband and I are planning a short getaway in March 14-17 (peak college spring break week) and are looking for things to do away from the crowds. We'll only have 2 1/2 days in Fajardo, unfortunately, as we arrive in the afternoon on the 14th and leave morning of th 17th.
We have been to PR a couple times before and have already explored the San Juan/Old San Juan area. This time we are looking for peaceful white sand beaches, natural beauty, and snorkeling. We would enjoy the jungle but think we don't have time for that this time -- just want some R&R.
We'd like to stay away from the large catamarans. We loved the sound of Erin Go Bragh but they are fully booked. I was thinking of the following:
1/ eve of Mar 16: bio bay tour in Fajardo (love the sounds of the East Island tour to Vieques Biobay but they aren't running it due to the full moon). Questions: Given the full moon, is it still worth it to do the bio bay tour, or should we save it for another trip (I am sure we will be back at *some* point)? We were leaning towards Kayaking Puerto Rico as the tour guide but is the glass-bottomed kayak (Aku Adventures) much better?
2/ Mar 17: Either Aquafari or Miniboats snorkel trip with Kayaking Puerto Rico.
3/ Mar 18: Hire Capt Mingo or other water taxi to take us to Icacos for the day for some quiet R&R. Will this as quiet as I am hoping (ie, very few other people around)? Also, I have heard Capt Mingo is awesome, but his minimum charge is $100 - is there a more cost effective way for two of us to get to one of these remote islands for a few hours?
My husband might like to take a surfing lesson if we have time and it is convenient to do so -- is there anything good nearby? We will have a car.