Island Hop & Snorkel - Guided Mini Boat Tour
Experience the Snorkeling Adventure of a lifetime as you pilot your own 13' inflatable MINI BOAT along the uninhabited cays and stunning beaches of Puerto Rico's eastern coast!
Join us in this one of a kind aquatic adventure! That's because no one else in Puerto Rico offers "Skipper-yourself" Mini Boat, Snorkeling Day Trips! With a certified guide leading the way, you captain your own 13" inflatable boat across the beautiful crystal clear waters of Eastern Puerto Rico, stopping at stunning, small, uninhabited islands with incredible white sand beaches. Later, sail along the "La Cordillera" Cays Nature Reserve, for a snorkeling excursion that you will never forget!
Tour Description (Morning & Afternoon Excursions available)
The "Island Hop & Snorkel Adventure" Mini Boat tour begins on the docks of the Fajardo Marina where your Mini Boat guides await you. Before launching, each "Captain" and crew will receive complete pre-ride instructions and safety orientation before boarding your fully equipped MINI BOATS.
The fun begins as we clear the breakwater of Puerto Chico Marina, heading North, Northeast along the bluffs of the "Las Cabezas de San Juan" Nature Reserve toward our first destination, the uninhabited Icacos Cay. Along the way, you'll enjoy vistas of the mountains of the "El Yunque" Rainforest, the Mangrove-lined coast and Fajardo's 130-year-old Spanish lighthouse.
After a brisk 30 minute cruise, we arrive at Icacos Cay. Icacos is one of a string of cays forming the Cordillera Cays Nature Reserve. While in Icacos, "Island Hoppers" will get acquainted with their snorkeling gear and practice free diving techniques in preparation for some of the most fascinating snorkeling experiences in Puerto Rico! After a swim, snacks and refreshments can be found in coolers provided in each Mini Boat.
After about and hour in Icacos we embark once again and set course along the Island chain to jaw dropping “Isla de Palominitos”. This small Island surrounded by coral reefs features incredible turquoise water, pure white sand beaches and a lovely view back to the mainland.
Concluding our time in Palominitos, we board our MINI BOATS once more for the journey home to the Marina. There you can check out our souvenir shop, along with your picture from your first Mini Boat Adventure voyage!
Note:Described order of destinations may vary. Depending on the particular weather for the day, our guides will take you where the conditions and snorkeling are the best according to wind and sea conditions; sometimes Palominito, Lobos Cay or Palominitos will be our first option.
At a Glance
Morning and Afternoon Tours available
For Pick - up and Drop - off times from your location, click here
- Tour Duration:
- 3.5 hours (approx. - does not include travel time)
- Skill Level:
- Minimum Age: 8 yrs for children, Mini Boat Captains must be 18 yrs of age
- Available Dates:
- Monday - Saturday (Minimum of 6 passengers required)**
What to Bring
We recommend: A swimsuit, water shoes or sandals, (flip-flops are fine) a towel, waterproof sunscreen or better yet a long sleeve t-shirt! Sunglasses too! Each Mini Boat is equipped with a cooler filled with snacks and refreshments! Quality snorkeling and safety gear is provided.
*We provide transportation to and from all major hotels and guesthouses in the San Juan metropolitan area and North Eastern Puerto Rico. We will call you, the day of your trip to give you the exact pick up time for your location.
**Transportation service is subject to a minimum of 6 guests requesting transportation for the same trip. This doesn’t mean that you have to have all six guests in your party; you can simply join other guests from other groups that need transportation as well. In the event that the minimum amount required is not met, please contact us, as we may have additional reservations to fill a tour.