Today would be a fun day to try out the San Juan Water Tours.
This excursion takes place in the historic San Juan Bay. Currently offering tours of San Juan Bay via boat. They depart from the Bahía Urbana, at Pier 6, along the bay in Old San Juan. Being just a couple-minute walk from the cruise ship piers, it is easy and convenient for anyone visiting Old San Juan. Being out on the water gives you great photo opportunities, too.
San Juan Water Tours uses a Duffy boat, which has comfortable couch benches along the sides and front of the boat, so everyone is close to the water and has an unobstructed view. The boat is also covered, so you are comfortably out of the sun, or any rain that may pass. They have plans to add a larger boat to their fleet that will be able to accommodate up to 40 people.
Some of the things that can be seen from the water include the old Customs Building, La Fortaleza, La Rogitiva, the Raices statue, Paseo la Princesa, Casa Blanca, the wall, the Gate of San Juan, and El Morro. It is a relaxing trip and, since the bay is calm, there are no waves to bother you. During the trip, they have an audio narration of the sites you are seeing, and the captain is there to answer any questions and add insight into the trip.
You can obviously see the city sites the best during the day, and going out on the bay at sunset can be magical with the colors in the sky. After dark, some of the sites are harder to see. But some of them are lit up dramatically after dark, so it adds another dimension to the trip. Seeing Old San Juan from the water is a great perspective that not everyone has seen before, and it makes for some great photos.
You can give them a call at 787-624-6295 for more information or to make a reservation.
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The price for the San Juan Bay boat tour is $28/person. Check their Facebook page for special offers.
They run tours 7 days per week. They have a minimum of 2 people per tour. You can make a reservation, or you can just show up and they will fit you onto a tour.
There are no age nor weight restrictions to take a tour. But you do need to be able to step down (1 step) from the dock to get into the boat, and then back up again at the end (but they assist you).
Allow 45 minutes for the tour, and some extra time in case you have to wait to get onto a tour.
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