Mata La Gata & BioBay Experience

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Experience hosted by Ashley

12 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes food, drinks, transport and equipment

What you'll do

In this fun filled day, we will start early afternoon from San Juan then head to Lajas (2 hr. drive) passing through picturesque inner mountain regions & southern coastlines of Puerto Rico. Once in Lajas, we'll arrive to "La Parguera" boardwalk; a charming fishing village where we'll take a private shuttle (10 Min) to “Mata La Gata Island” where you'll be dazzled by the pristine turquoise waters & welcomed by a beautiful collection of mangroves perfect for swimming, exploring, & snorkeling accompanied by enjoying a lite lunch. After a few hours of adventure & fun, we will head back to walk the boardwalk where guests will have an opportunity to shop, eat, relax for a while until nigh fall where you'll board a catamaran to experience & learn about the glowing tropical phosphorescent bay.

⭐Please keep in mind travel time to Lajas when booking!
⭐Please ensure that you arrive prior to the start time. We allow for a maximum of a 10 minute grace period for unexpected delays, and leave sharply at 11:10 am, please plan accordingly.
In this fun filled day, we will start early afternoon from San Juan then head to Lajas (2 hr. drive) passing through picturesque inner mountain regions & southern coastlines of Puerto Rico. Once in Lajas, we'll arrive to "La Parguera" boardwalk; a charming fishing village where we'll take a private shuttle (10 Min) to “Mata La Gata Island” where you'll be dazzled by the pristine turquoise waters & welcomed by a beautiful collection of mangroves p…

What's included

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  • Food
    A lite pre-packaged lunch consisting of a chicken salad wrap, chips, cheese...
  • Drinks
    Unlimited Water at Mata La Gata Island will be provided.
  • Transport
    Shared roundtrip transportation from the meeting spot to all activities is...
  • Equipment
    Individual sanitized snorkel equipment & floaties are available for your us...

Meet your host, Ashley

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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We are co-founders at Higuaca Adventours that promote nature-oriented tourism in Puerto Rico catering to those guests that seek unique destinations & experiences thus with much love we craft experiences for our guests in which are hidden gems, unspoiled locations, & that contains little commercialization. We have over 10 years experience in hospitality & tourism & our team is eager to show you around our island so that YOU can enjoy the “Real Puerto Rico”!



This tour is unique as your tour guide not only abides by safety protocols but your hosts count with a full round of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, so you can enjoy your experience with additional piece of mind.
We are co-founders at Higuaca Adventours that promote nature-oriented tourism in Puerto Rico catering to those guests that seek unique destinations & experiences thus with much love we craft experiences for our guests in which are hidden gems, unspoiled locations, & that contains little commercialization. We have over 10 years experience in hospitality & tourism & our team is eager to show you around our island so that YOU can enjoy the “Real Puerto Rico”!



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Where you'll be

We'll start by visiting the town of Lajas where you will take a shuttle to Mata La Gata Island, followed by strolling "La Parguera" boardwalk & lastly visiting the bioluliminiscent bay.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 112 reviews.

Heather
September 2021
Ashley has a lot of knowledge in what she does and is very professional. She knows a lot of history and makes sure you have a safe time. When I returned from my trip an UBER wasn’t available and she gave me a ride home which was very kind of her and I greatly appreciated it. We had amazing conversation and it was nice to have someone to connect with while in Puerto Rico. You get exactly what the experience describes. It’s nice that someone has created a way to get tourists to this private location so far away. In the future I would do more tours with Ashley. Thank you Ashley! P.S. the Mojitos at the end are amazing! And the Catamaran cruise at night to bio bay is so magical!
Ignacio
September 2021
We loved getting to explore Mata La Gata island! The waters were so blue and we loved getting to snorkel and see the local fauna and flora. The Biobay experience was a great way to end the trip!
MaChérie
September 2021
Ashley was an amazing guide. She made sure we were comfortable the entire trip, including the long drive to catch the catamaran to Mata La Gata island. She is super knowledgeable and spent the car ride up teaching us about the history and geography of each town we passed through. Ashley has a a really familial relationship with all the vendors who made the experience possible, which made us feel really well taken care of by everyone we came into contact with. Ashley even waited at the meeting spot when we returned to make sure we met our Uber driver safely. The highlight of the experience was seeing the stars from the catamaran in the bioluminescent bay. It truly felt like a once in a lifetime experience. I will definitely be booking future experiences with Ashley when I visit Puerto Rico again.
Rohit
August 2021
This tour was definitely the highlight of our week long trip to Puerto Rico! It really allowed us to explore and appreciate Puerto Rico for all that it is beyond San Juan. You see such amazing views on the way to the island as well as beautiful views from the island itself. Snorkeling at the island was amazing, we truly never wanted to leave the water. Victor was the best tour guide we could have asked for! He was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and down to earth. He truly made this a great experience. We are definitely planning on coming back to Puerto Rico to do the other tours that Victor and Ashley offer!
Nicole
August 2021
We had a great time! Victor was so informative and friendly. He’s definitely the guide you want while in Puerto Rico. 1st stop was at Walmart to stretch your legs and then not long after that we stopped to see a spectacular view and take pics. Then off to La Parguera. We had a couple drinks then hopped on to the ferry to Mata La Gata. Definitely, definitely bring water shoes or some sort of sandal that can be worn while walking in the water. There are rocks everywhere but the water is beautiful and the tide is so low you can walk out pretty far. Leaving Mata La Gata we went back to La Parguera changed clothes and had a few mojitos and enjoyed some of the local fare for about an hour until we hopped on the next boat to see the bioluminescent bay. Didn’t see much but it was still a beautiful night ride. All in all, I would definitely book with Ashley & Victor again! Thanks for a wonderful day!
Lucas
August 2021
Great experience. Justin was a fantastic guide! A word of advise for other travelers, this is a coral island fantastic for snorkeling, but it is not an isolated beach if you are just looking to be on the sand all day in a remote location. The boardwalk (music, restaurants, bars, etc...) is as much of a highlight as the island and bio bay.

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Beachwear, towel, sunscreen, & a change of clothes.

Cash/credit/debit cards are recommended to make elective purchase.