Guided Mini Boat Tour
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!
- Home base: Puerto Chico Marina, Fajardo. (Northeastern Puerto Rico)
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- One beach stop and one snorkeling session.
- Light Snacks, water and refreshments provided.
- Seasonal Fruits, Light Snacks, water and refreshments provided.
- Check In: 8:30am (Morning Tour) and 1:00pm (Afternoon Tour) Reservations Required!
- Maximum Per Mini Boat: 4 guests (weight limit 300 lbs p/p - 700 lbs total per boat)
- Minimum Age: 6 years for children, Mini Boat Captains must be 18 years of age
- Part of the fun at MINI BOAT ADVENTURES is that, at times, we will be riding in open water. Although usually calm, the sea can be choppy at times. We strongly do not recommend guests with neck or back problems or recent surgery to participate in this trip. Pregnant women should not participate.
|Blue tour guide boat leading
our mini boat convoy!
|Happy snorkelers ready to go!|
Home Base - Puerto Chico Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
The "Island Hop & Snorkel Adventure" Mini Boat tour begins on the docks of the Marina Puerto Del Rey located in the municipality of Ceiba where your Mini Boat guides await you. Before launching, each "Captain" and crew will announce complete pre-ride instructions and safety orientation before boarding your fully equipped MINI BOATS.
|Visiting the reserve's
white sand beaches!
Ladies & Gentlemen... Start your engines!
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.
|Swim among schools
of tropical fish!
Cayo Icacos - Fun Guided Snorkeling
After a brisk 30 minute cruise, we arrive at Icacos Cay. Icacos is one of a string of cays which form 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! Discover spectacular coral reef formations, swim among schools of colorful tropical fish, and learn about the wonders of the underwater world, while snorkeling with our professional eco guides.
|Quick orientation and let the fun begin!|
After a swim, snacks and refreshments can be found in coolers provided in each Mini Boat.
More Snorkeling, Swimming & Beach Exploration!
After about an hour in "Icacos" we embark once again and set course along the Island chain, "La Cordillera", a string of small, uninhabited islands and cays protected by the Dept of Natural Resources, all surrounded by crystal clear waters abundant with marine life. The coral reefs and rock formations that are found below the surface make "La Cordillera" one of the preferred snorkeling spots in Puerto Rico for amateurs and professionals alike. During your tour our guides will take time to interpret the natural history of the reserve, explain the surrounding scenery.
|Fully equipped mini boats!|
Back to Puerto Chico Marina
Concluding our time in "La Cordillera", we board our MINI BOATS once more for the journey home to Marina Puerto Del Rey. 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 at the time, sometimes Palimino or Lobos Cay will be our first option.