Bioluminescent Bay Encounter
Hidden along the Caribbean coast on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico is one of the most spectacular bioluminescent bays in the world. Tiny organisms known as dinoflagellates create the mysterious blue-green light. A trip into the bay is a magical and educational experience. Fish flash by in the dark water, the milky way arches overhead, and kicking your legs in the water is like moving them through stardust. This amazing experience is operated via a non-polluting electric boat staffed by a knowledgeable and entertaining captain and crew who explain the delicate balance of this rare ecosystem. As of November 1, 2011, The Department of Natural Resources no longer allows the opportunity for extended swimming in the bio bay. They have also reduced the amount of guests per boat per departure. Do not miss this amazing experience, which is suitable and recommended for all ages.
Notes: Although this adventure has been offered in the past, it may not be available on all voyages. Swimming may be allowed and guests may want to plan for it, wear your swimsuit under a cover up; sandals or flip-flops work well for footwear. Access back onto the boat is eased by the availability of a ladder. The trip on the bay operates onboard a US Coast Guard certified pontoon boat equipped with an electric motor. Seating is available on the pontoon boat but there are no changing facilities, showers or restrooms onboard. The trip will operate in case of light to moderate rain. The boat is not covered but rain should not deter you from participating. Local school buses will provide the short transportation to and from the pier. These are not air-conditioned and not overly comfortable as you travel over a dirt road. However, the bus journey is limited to only about 10 minutes each way. With advance notice, persons requiring the assistance of a wheelchair can be accommodated. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this adventure. Participation on this adventure is strictly limited so early reservations are strongly recommended. Bring a towel and a bottle of water. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All land adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the exchange rate between the local currencies to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard. Prices do not include gratuities for local shore excursion guides, drivers, and related service staff. Independent, subcontracted ground operator companies employ all ground staff and these entities do not participate in SeaDream Land Adventures on board "no tipping" practice. Tipping of guides, drivers and other independent ground staff is at the individual guest's discretion, anticipated and appreciated.
Port: Esperanza, Vieques Island
Duration: 2 hours
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