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“Great day trip snorkeling!”

Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours
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Owner description: Travel with the best guides in the Caribbean as you snorkel beautiful coral reefs, paddle through enchanted mangrove forests, and are amazed by Vieques' Bioluminescent Bay. Offering eight different eco tours, Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours, Inc. Is the most recommended, diversified and family-friendly kayak company on the island. Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours is endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, licensed by the DRNA, and insured. One of the longest standing touring companies in Vieques, Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours is committed to the preservation of wildlife and eco systems on the island. The friendly local guides are environmentally aware and excited to share their knowledge with you. They will be next to you at all times to make sure that you have a lot of fun while being safe and comfortable. Looking forward to meeting you soon in the beautiful paradise of Vieques!
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Coppell, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
537 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Great day trip snorkeling!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Abe's daughter was a great guide. We kayaked, snorkeled & enjoyed a secluded beach. My parents are in their 70s - kayaking & snorkeling for the first time and they enjoyed it. The guides were very patient and helpful. We learned more about the island and the importance of the bays, fauna & reef on the tour too. My athletic 11 year old loved it too.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“unprofessional”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Our driver and the guides spoke on their cellphones and to each other more than they spoke to us. There were 38 of us total. The guide gave barely any kayaking instruction before we were suited up to head to the bio bay. Luckily I had kayaking experience already, but some people did not which made it difficult to keep the group together. I'd suggest going with a company with good recent reviews. Check on yelp as well. Abe's seems to have gotten better reviews years ago than they do now.

Visited March 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great tour!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We went last night and the bay is glowing brightly. There was no moon out and we could really see the water glowing with our oars and hands. If you have any reservations GO, I can't imagine it being any better than last night. We were picked up at sun bay beach parking lot and loaded into vans. There was about 14 of us in each van but the bumpy ride was only about 10 minutes long. The ride was Not long at all and not bad like others have described (if you have ever taken a tour in another country you know the bumpy ride is normal) we would do the tour again!

Visited June 2014
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Had a great time, wouLd definitely recommend!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Our experience with Abe's was great! They were on time & as organized I think they could be with 18 groups of people from a little bit of everywhere. Our guide Jeff was awesome! Very funny and informative, even when dealing with beginners who brought their very young & scared toddler =/ One dislike: we were originally supposed to be picked up from Bananas but had to pay a taxi roundtrip to get us to & from Sun Bay Beach where we all met.
I was told by others that it was bc of new requirements by the government who is now restricting the access to the Bio Nay to prevent it from diminishing further.

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Waco, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Rip off!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We signed up for Abe's biobay tour week before our arrival. They assured me the biobay was shining and we would see it. We schedule it our first night May 4th in Vieques, knowing our best bet would be to go before the moon got too big later in our stay. Our tour had almost 30 people on it at $45/each. We road out to the bay packed in vans down deeply rutted roads. This whole time, our tour guide refused to answer any questions we had about the status of the bay or how their previous tours that week had gone. We loaded up in kayaks and paddled out in a huge group with many people who had no clue what to do. The tour guide acted surprised that none of us could see the glow that he claimed he could see clearly. Determined to let us have an experience, we sat out in the bay for over an hour when finally a huge cloud covered the sliver of moon. During that brief few minutes, we were able to see a few sparkles, but nothing like the pictures on their website. We felt like they deceived us and took lots of $$ in that night even knowing we would likely see nothing. Of course our tour guide claimed he hadn't been out in weeks and therefore had no knowledge of the lack of glow.

Later in our stay, there was a meeting about the biobay and we were told it was closed down from M-Th each week to allow it time to come back.

Visited May 2014
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