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Aleli Tours - Day Tours

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Address: Road 304, km 3.2, La Parguera, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-390-6086

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Highlight of our trip!

This was by far the highlight of our trip! Ismael is the best guide: very professional and knowledgable. We started with a peaceful kayak ride through the mangroves and Ismael... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Megan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was by far the highlight of our trip! Ismael is the best guide: very professional and knowledgable. We started with a peaceful kayak ride through the mangroves and Ismael was very interesting telling us about plants he used to collect in the mangroves to cure cancer. We then got on his boat and rode about 15 mins out to... More 

Thank Megan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Kayak and Snorkle with Capt Ismael. We went on a Tues. We were the only ones. If you want quiet and natural wildlife AVOID the weekends. Weekends are loud, busy, and full of human wild life. We kayaked along the ocean front and then into the mangrove canals. We saw a yellow warbler,... More 

Thank SunzOut
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time that my family has visited a bio bay. I specifically looked for a kayak tour as in my opinion it is the best way to experience it. The other thing I was looking for was a knowledgable operator. Ismael is awesome. He has the air of someone who knows the ocean like the back of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Ismael was a unique character. We enjoyed the quietude of the ride in the dark, interspersed with answers to our questions, ending in the unique experience of Bioluminescence in the still waters. Some of us could have spent hours twirling our hands in the waters watching the flashes and sparkling of the bay. One of us jumped in to provide... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

First off I want to start off this review and see how wonderful Ishmael (the owner) was to work with and hang out with. My boyfriend and I had many questions (mostly I did :)) and I emailed him frequently about the weather, wind, etc. he was great to answer all my questions and dissuade and concerns I had about... More 

Thank Sonja P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went kayaking to the biobay with Ismael and his assistant. It was a tour for four people, so it was nice and without hassle. The assistant was at first kayaking with us, but she later diminished as we were going further. Even though that provided an exciting moment for us, it could for some people be a little scary... More 

Thank Katarina O
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A friend and I snorkeled and visited the bioluminescent bay with Ismael yesterday, and so far, it has been the highlight of my trip to Puerto Rico. Our day started with snorkeling in the ocean. It was really windy on the day we went, so the waters were pretty rough. Ismael warned us that it might not be a good... More 

Thank amycblock
Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The kayaking in the dark under the stars was wonderful to begin with, the trip would have been worth it for that alone, but then swimming in the bioluminescent bay was an experience of a lifetime. It felt like being in the movie Avatar-- you moved your hand and it was surrounded by deep black water and limned in tiny,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was a fabulous excursion. We kayaked among the mangroves and out to the bay to nearby islands to snorkel. Ismael was very informative without being overbearing. There were four of us on the trip so we could ask questions or just enjoy the quiet and beauty. I highly recommend Aleli Tours.

Thank LizM1234
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Just visited the biobay last night... it was absolutely perfect and while I have not been to the other biobays in PR to compare, we were pretty impressed. Our operator, Ismael from Aleli Tours, is a marine biologist and he was very informative. He said there were several factors to having a good biobay experience... rain can wash the flagellates... More 

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