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Frequently asked questions

What Is Included In The Price?

  • Your Own 13’ “Caribe” Inflatable Boat with 40hp Four Stroke Motor
  • Extrasport, USCG Approved paddling life jacket
  • Mask, silicone snorkel & fins and mesh bag
  • Selection of Seasonal Fruits, Snacks and Refreshments.
  • Instruction covering:
    • Boating Basics
    • Snorkeling
    • Ocean safet
  • Snorkeling at various snorkeling locations
  • Professionally trained guide throughout the tour and eco interpretation

Are there any restrictions or weight requirements?

Yes, children must be (6) six years or older and be acompanied by an adult in each Mini Boat. Additionally, each adult Mini Boat driver must be 18 years or older and present Photo ID at check in.

There is a per person weight limit of 300 lbs and a total, per boat limit of 700 lbs.

Are there any health restrictions?

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.

Are good swimming skills required?

You don't need to be an experienced swimmer to join and enjoy the snorkeling as you will be wearing a lifejacket and all of our guides will be in the water with you to assist you. Non-snorkelers and non-swimmers are free to relax onboard and enjoy a drink.

What should we bring with us?

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

How do we make reservations?

Online or by Phone
Reserve any of our tours online or by calling us at (787) 244-2828.
We recommend making reservations at least 2 or 3 days in advance.

Season of Operation
The Island Hop & Snorkel Mini Boat tours operate year round,  Monday through Saturday twice daily at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm.

Click here to make online reservations

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Cancellation Policy & Weather

Tours are non-refundable if cancelled under 48 hours
Up until 48 hours until trip check-in time, you may make any changes or cancellations that you like, all without any penalty. All you have to do is email or call us. Cancellations made within, no shows or guests missing the departure time will receive full charge.

Weather

If we cancel a tour due to weather, you will not be charged. We make all the determinations about weather cancellations however, so please don't make the mistake of deciding you're not going to come because you think the weather might not be acceptable, as you will be charged if the trip goes out.

Described order of destinations and amount of stops may vary. Depending on the particular weather for the day, our guides will take you where conditions and snorkeling are best at the time, sometimes Palominito, Lobos Cay or Palominitos will be our first option. Sometimes, we are not able to make it to all islands because of weather, in such case we may offer you an interpretive hike trough the antique chalk mines of Icacos island as a replacement for one of the snorkeling stops. We will let you know about this option, as soon as we know the excursion may change because of weather.

If you ever have a question about the weather conditions, please call us to be sure.

Is there a maximum weight to participate?

300 lbs per person
Our Mini Boats can accommodate up to 700 lbs of weight. If you have a specific question however, please feel free to email us!

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How long of a drive is it?

It all depends upon where you're driving from.
All of our Mini Boat tours depart from Puerto Chico Marina, Fajardo which is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from San Juan , 30 minutes from Rio Grande, and 40 minutes from Humacao. See Driving Maps

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What is the minimum age to participate?

Six years old. And must be accompanied by an adult.

Can you provide round trip transportation to the site/ What are the prices?

Yes we can!
For our Mini Boat excursions, round trip transportation runs for a flat rate of $20.00pp. Pick up locations include all Hotels in San Juan, Carolina, Humacao and the East Coast Area. Cruise Piers are also included. Pick ups from the San Juan/ Isla Verde area are scheduled one hour and a half before trip departure. For example a tour with 1:00 pm check in, will expect to be picked up by 11:30 am. Pick ups in the Rio Grande and Fajardo areas -  expect to be picked 45 minutes before trip check in.

Note: Transportation service is subject to a minimum of 7 guests requesting transportation for the same trip. This doesn’t mean that you have to have all seven 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, you have the option of renting a car or pay for the spots that are not filled.

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What about our valuables, do you provide storage?

Absolutely!
We can provide secure in-land storage for any valuables you may want to leave behind while Mini Boating.

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CAN WE TIP THE GUIDES?

if you wish to show your gratitude for a job well done, our guides would certainly appreciate it!

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I have a question that's not answered here...

Great! Let's hear it!
You can email us directly by clicking here. You may also phone us at (787) 244-2828