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ELENAS SNORKELING PRIVATE CHARTER

 


SNORKELING PRIVATE BOAT CHARTER, P R

Blue Tangs schools of fish seen while snorkeling
parrot fish, blue tang, coral heads and octopus underwater tour
PRIVATE BOAT TOUR • THREE LITTLE ISLANDS

EXPLORE THE COLORFUL UNDERWATER WORLD AT YOUR PACE.

Our 'signature trip'  is an exclusive trip with a boat and a guide all to yourselves.  The basic boat charter is for up to five people and is $550.

We offer the boat, captain and a snorkeling guide who goes in the water with you. You bring your own sandwiches and drinks, we provide a cooler with ice.

We visit the turquoise isles just off Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Fish, corals and exquisitely colored clear waters with white coral sands are what Caribbean dreams are made of.  Our very personal attention, snorkeling at your own pace with a guide in the water with you, all contribute to a terrific day. Lots of sun, lots of reef, little islands all in a row. exclusive trip with a boat and a guide is quite different than what other people offer.  We meet in Fajardo which is a one hour drive east of San Juan.

*This private charter of 4 hours on the water with a snorkling guide costs $475. for 4 persons, or $375. for 2 persons. 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. Experienced snorkelers will go directly to the many reefs.

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**NEW If you are experienced snorklers we can offer a 2 hour tour for up to 4 persons ( without a guide, but the captain knows where to go.) for $275. but this is not for beginners!

***Walk on the Wild side of Icacos with Elena! $75. per person. We get dropped off by boat on the back side of Icacos Island, swim, explore, cross over the rocks to the next rocky bay where the waves break. Enjoy the very private beach then walk around to the front side where we can swim again until we are picked up by boat and return to the dock.

---- Signature 4 hour snorkeling Trip:

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 few other boats can get into this hidden cove. 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. ( where Johnny Depp recently filmed some of his latest pirate movie)


MEMORIES OF A DAY EXPLORING THESE LOVELY ISLANDS!

LUNCH BREAK ASHORE ON OUR 'PRIVATE' BEACH

Icacos island puerto rico  snorkel tour

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.

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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!.

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

guests on icacos island snorkeling tou

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

ICACOS ISLAND WATER TAXIFEEDING THE FISH ON LOBOS ISLAND REEF

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Above: approaching our favorite reef, where the school of Blue Tang are waiting for us! Lobos Island in the background.
Tour guests with Captain Mingo and Elena
View from Icacos Island back towards mainland puerto rico

You don't know what 'color therapy' really is until you have swum in all these varied hues of blue!


THE BEST SNORKEL TRIP

We offer you the unique opportunity to enjoy these waters as much as possible! Privately, with guides. A day of exquisite colors and underwater fish and sun in Puerto Rico.

IS THE WATER THIS BLUE ? YES ! THE MOST AMAZING BEACHES IN PR!

FEEDING THE FISH ON LOBOS ISLAND REEF

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Captain Mingo and his boat Punta Brava behind Icacos
The great thing about this boat is we can manuever into shallow waters with superb reefs. Catamarands & diesal boats can't get in here! Our captain is also the most experienced. He holds a masters license, and has driven bigger boats for over 35 years.

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If the ocean is particularly calm and you are experienced snorkelers then you could add the trip to Cayo de Las Aves ( Bird Key) . This is a booby bird nesting site, they nest on the far side of the little island on the rocks.

MAP how to get to Icacos Beach

Map showing how to get to Cayo Icacos from Las Croabas, Fajardo. North-East tip Puerto Rico

Icacos Island is big enough so that you cannot walk around it easily. The ocean side is rough and rocky with waves breaking over the rocks and the leeward side is very calm and lovely. Beach exploring is great for anyone who doesn't want to spend much time in the water.

Below is another little island in the Cordillera Reserve that we visit, Palominitos Key

All trips advance reservations ONLY please. We meet in Fajardo, if you need a taxi from San Juan to Fajardo we can arrange this for you, but it is expensive, you are better off with a rental car. For Reservations and Information contact Elena:

Left: Squirrel fish and Queen Angel, right Palominitos Key from the air.

More photos of Cayo IcacosAerial photo of Cayo de Las Aves

Photos guests have taken! On the beach at Icacos. On the boat.

snorkel tour guests

happy snorkelers

Lobos Key in the background, always gorgeous. The Kamatas from Colorado.

"We just came back. It was a pleasure spending the daily trip with you and Mingo, and the wonderful memories will stay with us forever. . . Thanks and have a nice sunny day." Regards, Jing


Guests Luminitza and Bill from Wisconsin, off Palomino Island, Cordillera Reserve east of Fajardo.

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The Wachs Family from Philadelphia

getting ready to snorkel
Francescas' daughters and friend from New Jersey


We learn to identify fire coral and stay well away from it.. It won't touch you, you have to touch it! (same goes for sea urchins!)

If you wear a 1 mill body suit it will prevent fire coral stings..

Reef Safe Sunscreen

( Please Note: Nothing works better than UV protecting long sleeve shirts!)

Here's something I bet you didn't know: the active ingredients in some sunscreens stay active when they wash off of your body into the sea. When they land on coral reefs, the sunscreens block the beneficial rays of sun which keep bad bugs on the coral at bay, and encourage viruses which eventually bleach and kill the reef.

Be sure to use a very waterproof sunblock and apply it well before getting in the water.

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