SNORKELING TOURS PUERTO RICO

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PRIVATE BOAT TOUR • THREE LITTLE ISLANDS
EXPLORE THE COLORFUL UNDERWATER WORLD

We offer a day snorkel tour amongst Puerto Rico's most delightful 'paradise islands' of the Cordillera Reserve. Icacos, Lobos and Palominitos. Cayo Diablo or 'Bird Key' could be visited on exceptionally calm days. We depart from Las Croabas, a small fishing village located just north of Fajardo, an hours' drive east of San Juan.

Our first snorkeling stop, Icacos, is a 15 minute boat ride from the dock. Next stop, Lobos reef, has a school of Blue Tang waiting for us to feed them! They swim right up to the boat and will follow us around the reef as we snorkel.

After feeding the fish, experienced snorkelers will follow Elena on a 'drift snorkel trip' where the boat drops us off 'up current' and we slowly drift down over masses of coral heads, fish, gorgonians and staghorn corals. The boat is always near us and we move on to our next stop when we are ready. Our trip is always weather dependent , we won't snorkel anywhere rough, which exact reefs we visit depends upon the direction of the wind and waves. There is always a calm spot, usually everywhere Although the months of September and August can be miserably hot, they are wonderful for snorkeling!

FEEDING THE FISH ON LOBOS ISLAND REEFLOBOS REEF PHOTO GALLERY

First time snorkelers will stop at a shallow, incredibly clear water spot where we try out our gear and learn 'the ropes', after which we move on to a deeper spot where the fish are waiting to be fed! What an incredible experience. Guests comment how much it is like jumping into a fish tank, with the fish. This tour operates on weekdays only.

The cost of the boat charter for 5 hours is $550. for up to 5 people. That includes gear and liquids.

MEMORIES OF A DAY EXPLORING THESE LOVELY ISLANDS!

LUNCH BREAK ASHORE ON OUR 'PRIVATE' BEACH

The backside of Icacos Island, Los Lirios beach

After a leisurely snorkel off Lobos Island we move to the backside of Icacos, for an hours break on this beautiful, pristine beach. Los Lirios beach is our own private paradise because other boats can not get into this hidden cove. Sit under an umbrella and enjoy your lunch. After lunch we move to another reef, in a different area. We may stop on another island, Palominitos, on our way back the mainland.

You will need to bring: water, lunch, sun block towels, hats and equipment. If you need to rent gear we can stop at the local dive shop on our way to the dock. They rent a set of mask, snorkel and fins for $12.

THIS IS A PRIVATE SNORKEL CHARTER BY BOAT - YOUR GROUP ONLY.
Private charter is for a 5 hour excursion with experienced captain & guide. 3 Islands and 3 reefs. Where we go is weather dependant. Advance reservations only. Tour operates on weekdays only.

The cost of the boat charter for 5 hours is $550. for up to 5 people. That includes gear and liquids.

Add on Cayo de las Aves ( Bird Key) an additional $100. ( very calm days only)

Please Note: We LOVE guests who use rash guards to protect against the sun. Why? Because it reduces the amount of UV block sun block that does hurt the corals. Reduces the amount of chemicals on you too!

Reservations E Mail < elenastour@hotmail.com > Advance reservations only. Please Email for booking information. With more than 30 years experience doing this, Elena is your guide.

FEEDING THE FISH ON LOBOS ISLAND REEFLOBOS REEF PHOTO GALLERY

MORE PHOTOS OF ICACOS ISLAND*CAYO DE LAS AVES (BIRD KEY)

snorkeling guests on tour

Above: Three Islands, Lobos, Icacos and Palominitos with some of our guests.

snorkel tour guests puerto rico approaching the Lobos reef

Above: approaching our favorite reef, where the school of Blue Tang are waiting for us! Lobos Island in the background.

Captain Mingo and guests and Elena on the dock in Las Croabas, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Reservations E Mail < elenastour@hotmail.com > Advance reservations only. Please Email for booking information.

TRAVEL PLANNING & CONSULTING WITH ELENANATURALIST GUIDE

FEEDING THE FISH ON LOBOS ISLAND REEF

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