Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay

Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay

Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Watch the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay glow as you paddle a glass-bottomed kayak. Catch a ferry at the port outside the town of Ceiba to reach the quiet island of Vieques off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Vieques’ secluded mangrove bay is beautiful during the day but simply astonishing after sunset. You’ll marvel at the neon blue trail left by microorganisms whenever they are disturbed—just dip your hands in the water and watch the effects. Visit on a dark night (e.g. during a new moon) to ensure peak visibility of the phenomenon. – Tripadvisor
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  • jennifr80
    Tampa, Florida37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    JUST DO IT!!!!
    You will not be disappointed!! The water, the sea life, the stars...everything is AMAZING. We will absolutely do it again. We went with Black Beard Sports and the glass bottom kayaks are the way to go! We had or 5 y/o with us and he hasn't stopped talking about it. Truly an amazing site and a MUST do!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Alyson L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list!
    Well worth the slight hassle and effort it takes to get to Vieques. My girls trip group and I did the biobay tour with BlackBeard Sports (who I would definitely recommend) and it was all that I hoped it would be! The bay water is very quiet and it was very easy to kayak, even if you have no experience before or are nervous about falling into the water (very low risk!). The guides also made sure that everyone felt comfortable and kept us together as a group. What really shocked our group was how beautiful the stars were! You could see the milky way and entire constellations. And of course, the bay itself was magical. It's perhaps less dramatic than it looks in photoshopped pictures. But nothing can beat the experience of dipping your hand in the water and watching the bioluminescent plankton fall like glitter around you.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Stephanie_asks
    607 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    tour with Raul of "theshowtours"
    I saw the bioluminescence with a kayak tour of "theshowtours", guided by Raul and another lady. We were the first kayaks which went out to mosquito bay which had 3 advantages: 1) I had to catch the last ferry at 9:30 pm (like a mother with 2 children who were also on the same tour). 2) The moon was still low. When the moon is high one can't see the bioluminiscence. 3) We were the first and not at risk to bump into other kayaks. I could see the bioluminescence, when moving the paddle or our hands in the water. It's also beautiful to see a kayak ahead of oneself. Raul gave many explanations about the dinoflagellates and the conditions for bioluminescence. I was very happy with the tour. The price was US $ 65 and fair because we were dropped off at the ferry what other tour operators don't do. Recommendation for an improval: Paddle and stop further in the bay before giving explanations (before the other kayaks are coming).
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 14, 2023
  • Tracy M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We went with Blackbeard. JJ’s van ride was entertaining. Our tour guides were Maeve and Luis. We went near a full moon, but were lucky cut and had pretty solid cloud cover. It’s a really cool experience. Even my 70 year old mother who had never kayaked before enjoyed it!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 23, 2024
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Tracy M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We went with Blackbeard. JJ’s van ride was entertaining. Our tour guides were Maeve and Luis. We went near a full moon, but were lucky cut and had pretty solid cloud cover. It’s a really cool experience. Even my 70 year old mother who had never kayaked before enjoyed it!
Written February 23, 2024
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bbuffington
Chicago, IL210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I LOVED THIS LOCATION! Totally unique experience to kayak in the dark and watch the water come to life. This was really a once in a lifetime experience and highly recommend everyone do this if they are able!
Written January 25, 2024
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A. of Wpb
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing bioluminiscence kayak tour by Jak Water Sports. Our guides Mr. David and Cruz were very knowledgeable in this amazing experience extremely knowledgeable They made our group feel confortable.
Written August 25, 2023
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Quest789804
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The pictures are false advertising. The blue glowing water is not at all what see. Don’t pay for disappointment.
Written July 25, 2023
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Wesley B
Rome, GA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Excellent adventure. Super Unique. Kayaking worked well with small children. Dress to Kayak, your butt will get wet. Loved every minute of it!!
Written July 23, 2023
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Dav D
New York City, NY4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I’ve had only one experience worse than this. Detassling corn, and if you know how bad that job is, you’ll know how horrible this was. So, you paddle in the dark to the middle of this bay that smells worse than seafood vomit to swirl your hand in the water to make a little glow that you wouldn’t notice if you’re not told. All of this pictures you see of bright glowing bioluminescence that are online…not real. They are entirely enhanced and taken with a special camera. Please, don’t waste your time and money. Just look at the pictures online!
Written May 26, 2023
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Natalie H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Best part of our trip! Would visit again, amazing experience. Only a few places in the world where this occurs.
Written May 21, 2023
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37Frequenttraveler
Austin, TX146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It was a beautiful night. The sky and stars were amazing. - the bay was a little disappointing. The bioluminescence is less visible than what you see on most pictures. Also there is a strong Sulphur smell in the water as you enter. I would go to Vieques for its beaches and yes, do this tour but I would not go to Vieques, just to do this tour.
Written May 18, 2023
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Muskatoon
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Do not use Din Din. The owner is a jerk, over booked the trip and then told the people that the two old ladies cancelled!!!!!! Rude! Never again. I'm going to make sure I tell everyone that comes here
Written May 18, 2023
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Stephanie_asks
Germany607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I saw the bioluminescence with a kayak tour of "theshowtours", guided by Raul and another lady. We were the first kayaks which went out to mosquito bay which had 3 advantages: 1) I had to catch the last ferry at 9:30 pm (like a mother with 2 children who were also on the same tour). 2) The moon was still low. When the moon is high one can't see the bioluminiscence. 3) We were the first and not at risk to bump into other kayaks. I could see the bioluminescence, when moving the paddle or our hands in the water. It's also beautiful to see a kayak ahead of oneself. Raul gave many explanations about the dinoflagellates and the conditions for bioluminescence. I was very happy with the tour. The price was US $ 65 and fair because we were dropped off at the ferry what other tour operators don't do. Recommendation for an improval: Paddle and stop further in the bay before giving explanations (before the other kayaks are coming).
Written April 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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