Culebra puerto rico snorkeling: Guide To The Best Snorkeling In Culebra, Puerto Rico

Snorkeling — Culebra Divers — Culebra, PR Dive Shop

Culebra Divers — Culebra, Puerto Rico

Stop by the shop, grab some snorkel gear, let us mark a map for you, and off you go to look for turtles or just have fun in the sun – we make it easy – no tour required and this is your BEST chance to see the turtles

Had your fill of snorkeling off our easily accessible beaches and want to venture out farther? Book a guided snorkel tour on our boat to explore Luis Peña Island, Carlos Rosario Beach, or other remote areas.

Snorkel Gear Rentals — No Reservations Required

This is your BEST chance to see the turtles! Snorkel gear rental is available if you want to visit one or more of the popular shore areas like Melones, Tamarindo, or Punta Soldado. No reservations required, our snorkel gear rentals are priced based on a 24-hour period.

Culebra Divers Daily Snorkel Rental Rates

Tax Not Included

Length Individual Item Mask/Snorkel/Fins Mask/Snorkel/Fins + Vest
1 Day $10 $15 $20
3+ Days $9 $13 $18
5+ Days $7 $11 $16

Snorkel Boat Tours — Reservations Required

You will be exiting the boat into deep water with no access to land, so we recommend you be a comfortable swimmer prior to signing up for one of our boat tours. If you are not a comfortable swimmer and/or do not have previous snorkeling experience, we encourage you to rent gear and let us mark a map for you versus signing up for a boat tour. Our snorkel trips by boat allow you to explore some of the more remote areas around Culebra (e.g. Carlos Rosario or Luis Peña Island which is only accessible by boat). 

The site(s) will be chosen according to weather and sea conditions. Our goal is to have you snorkel in calm protected water so you can fully enjoy watching the life on the busy reefs. On board we’ll have plenty of water and snacks (please exercise caution if you have any food allergies).

Snorkel Boat Tours- Reservations Required

Wear a bathing suit, bring a towel and reef safe sunscreen – we’ll provide the rest! We have towels and reef-safe sunscreen for purchase in our dive shop if you forget yours!

  • The boat departs the dock at 2:00PM (your arrival time 1:30PM) and returns at approximately 4:30PM.
  • In order to avoid schedule conflicts, we ask that you not book flights immediately after the tour as return times are not guaranteed.

NOTE: We require a minimum of two (2) participants on our afternoon boat. Culebra Divers reserves the right to cancel the afternoon tour if only one person signs up.

Required Forms

  • Each participant must complete a Liability Form

Unable to find a boat snorkel tour time that works with your schedule? Please contact our friends at Bright Paddle for more opportunities to visit our reefs or try their stand-up paddleboards!  Tell them Culebra Divers sent you.

Bright Paddle

  • 1-2 Locations*

    $65 per Person

    *A 1-location snorkel tour typically occurs when our afternoon boat includes divers. Pricing does not include taxes

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Maximum of six (6) snorkelers. Our professionally guided boat tour includes:

  • All necessary gear (mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit and/or flotation device)
  • Souvenir water bottle, water and snacks (please exercise caution if you have any food allergies)
  • Outdoor fresh water shower complete with reef safe shampoo
  • Bathroom/changing room on site
  • Fish ID books, reef safe mask defog on board
  • Luis Peña Nature Reserve fee
  • 10% off any gift shop purchases as a thank you for touring with us

Kids 6 to 12 years old:

  • For safety and liability purposes we require a parent/guardian per child (not including our staff) on board. The parent/guardian will supervise the child at all times both in and out of the water and is required to stay with the child (children cannot be left unattended on the boat or in the water).

Swimming

Culebra Divers requires that all participants be able to swim comfortably without any assistance to participate in our boat tours.

Flotation devices will of course be available; however, for your safety and enjoyment and that of the crew and other tour participants, we ask that you do not sign up for a boat tour if you are unable to swim.

We are sorry but we do not provide swimming lessons.


Culebra Island Snorkel & Kayaking Tour

Swim with Sea Turtles!

Starting at

USD per person

QUICK INFO

Duration: Full or Half Day
Age: 6 years +
Skill Level: Moderate Kayaking
Food: Seasonal fruit, water and cookies.
Location: Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
Launch Site: Ceiba Ferry Terminal
Open: Monday – Saturday
Activity: Snorkeling in Culebra
Activity: Culebra Day Trip

Starting at

USD per person

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AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP DETAILS

What’s included?

CULEBRA AQUAFARI FULL DAY TRIP

OPTION ONE: ALL-INCLUSIVE AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

For guests coming from mainland Puerto Rico only. This excursion includes:

  • Round trip ferry ride from Ceiba to Culebra Island*
  • Land transfer in Culebra**
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Premium quality snorkeling gear
  • US Coast Guard approved life vest
  • We launch from the beautiful Tamarindo Beach
  • Kayaking excursion through the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve
  • Includes a visit to the world-famous Flamenco Beach
  • Two interpretive snorkeling sessions (chance to swim with sea turtles!)
  • Snacks: Water, fruits and cookies.
  • Fully-guided service

Tour Duration: 7 hours

*The ferry from Ceiba to Culebra is operated by the Puerto Rico Marine Transportation Authority, an agency not affiliated to Kayaking Puerto Rico.

**From the Culebra Ferry Terminal to Tamarindo Beach, and back. 

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Check-in Points & Schedule

CULEBRA AQUAFARI FULL DAY TRIP

CHECK-IN POINTS

ALL-INCLUSIVE AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP:

Guests coming from mainland Puerto Rico only.

  • You will meet us at the Ceiba Ferry Terminal.
  • Our host will meet you there for check-in.
  • Private parking facilities are available after the terminal. The parking fee per car/per day will be paid directly to the concessionary. 
  • Suggested transportation service to the Ceiba Ferry Terminal is available. Learn more

*The Ceiba Ferry Terminal and the ferry to Culebra Island is operated by the Puerto Rico Marine Transportation Authority, an agency not affiliated to Kayaking Puerto Rico.

Itinerary & Route

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

GUESTS COMING FROM THE MAIN ISLAND: THE FERRY RIDE

Guests coming from the main island meet our host at the Ceiba Ferry Terminal.* If you need transportation to the ferry terminal, consider our optional transportation service.

After checking-in with our host, we will board the ferry to Culebra. The average travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Sit back, relax, and get ready for the wonderful adventure that awaits!

Upon arrival to Culebra, our host will be waiting for you at the Terminal. Then, off we go to Tamarindo Beach!

KAYAKING IN PARADISE

Tamarindo Beach is located on the west coast of Culebra. Upon arrival, our eco guides will give you complete pre-ride instructions. Our Aquafari begins with a kayaking excursion through the calm waters of the Luis Peña channel. This is one of the most important marine reserves in Puerto Rico. It has the highest coral cover in the island. Plus, it is the feeding ground of sea turtles! This stunning marine reserve is full of life.  Enjoy the breathtaking views along the way: inside and outside of the water!

THE BEST SNORKELING IN CULEBRA

Get ready to explore the underwater marine reserve. Put on your premium-quality snorkeling gear. Jump off your kayak and dive into the vibrant waters of Culebra. Your eco guides will lead the way. Swim among schools of colorful tropical fish and coral formations. Get ready to spot green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles. There is no other place in Puerto Rico where you can enjoy this experience!

WAIT, WE ARE JUST STARTING!

Our kayaking excursion continues along the reserve’s craggy shoreline. Watch the coral gardens and the fish below. We will take a relaxing break, complemented by light snacks and cold refreshments. Enjoy the beach’s clear blue water. Our eco guides will share Culebra’s peculiar history and the feeling of the island’s untouched ecosystems. A second snorkeling session follows at a great coral reef near the beach.

LAST STOP: FLAMENCO BEACH! (GUEST COMING FROM MAINLAND ONLY)

Back on our kayaks, we will calmly paddle back to Tamarindo Beach. After a quick refreshment, we will head to our last stop: Flamenco Beach. Ranked as the second most beautiful beach in the world, no one should ever leave Culebra without visiting Flamenco!

You will have some time to enjoy this unique place. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants and kiosks. Later, your KPR guides will take you back to the ferry terminal. There, you will take the trip back to Ceiba Ferry Terminal, while enjoying the views of Puerto Rico’s eastern coast at sunset.

*Kayaking Puerto Rico does not provide private maritime transportation to Culebra. The tickets included in our Aquafari Culebra Day Trip are for the public ferry. The Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA) operates this ferry. Kayaking Puerto Rico is not affiliated to the PRMTA. Therefore, we are not responsible nor can control in any way changes or delays in the ferry schedule. Our company promotes a 4:45pm departure from Culebra, in the event we receive tickets for a later departure you will be notified in advance and/or on site. Your group will be offered the option to confirm excursion with a later departure, reschedule to another day, reschedule to another excursion or cancellation with a full refund. Culebra residents and workers have priority boarding. For this reason, you must be on the Ceiba Ferry Terminal at check-in time to avoid missing the ferry. If you miss your ferry, you will not be able to get to Culebra on time for the excursion. The excursion start time is subject to the arrival time of the ferry to Culebra.

Planning & Restrictions

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

WHAT TO BRING

  • One comfortable bag or backpack
  • Swimwear
  • Water shoes
  • Towel
  • Sun Protection (i. e. biodegradable sunblock, hat, sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, rashguard, etc.)
  • Set of dry clothes
  • Your medicines, if you have a particular condition only
  • Cash for restaurants, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Camera (waterproof or protected)
  • Packed lunch

DO NOT BRING

  • Expensive or non-waterproof cameras
  • Jewelry
  • Any valuable that cannot get wet
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beach chairs
  • Coolers

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM MAINLAND PUERTO RICO

In order to be fueled for the day, please eat a hearty breakfast prior to arriving to Ceiba.

 

DISCLOSURES

  • We depend on the ferry for trips to Culebra Island, but Kayaking Puerto Rico is not affiliated with it. Please note that the service and route may be affected by changes made by the Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority regarding travel schedules.
  • The Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority requires a dress code to board the ferry. Clients must be fully clothed; mesh or sheer covers are not permitted.
  • The kayak and snorkel experience takes place in the open sea, so we do not recommend it for beginners. To enter the kayak, guests will use their upper body to get out of the water with the help of the guides.
  • We reserve the right to change the order of the activities or cancel a part of the activities if the venue compromises your health or safety. We cannot forget that we are at the mercy of nature.
  • Kayaking Puerto Rico is not affiliated with the Flamenco Beach facilities managed by the “Autoridad para la Conservation y Desarrollo de Culebra” (ACDEC). This entity may restrict facilities without prior notice, such as showers, food kiosks, and bathrooms, which may affect your experience and time on the beach.
MINIMUM PARTICIPATION RESTRICTIONS

The Aquafari Culebra Day Trip requires a minimum of 6 guests. We will call you to discuss your options if the minimum is not met.

 

HEALTH & AGE RESTRICTIONS

    • Not recommended for guests with:
      Epilepsy
      Back problems
      Heart conditions
      Dizziness
      Recent surgery.
    • Pregnant women cannot participate.
    • MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 250 pounds (113 kg) per person , 425 pounds(192kg) per kayak.
    • MINIMUM AGE: 6 years old

Please notify us ahead of time if you have any physical condition.

FERRY & SCHEDULE NOTICE

We do not provide private marine transportation to Culebra. The tickets included in our Culebra Aquafari Tour are for the public ferry. The Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA) operates this ferry. We are not affiliated with the PRMTA. Therefore, we are not responsible for and cannot control the ferry schedule. Afternoon departures from Culebra may vary. 

You will be notified in advance and/or on-site in the event the departure time is delayed. Depending on how far in advance we receive notice of set changes. Your group will be offered the option to confirm a tour with a later departure, reschedule for another day, reschedule for another tour, or cancel with a full refund. Culebra’s residents and workers have boarding priority.

That being said, you must be at the Ceiba ferry terminal at the designated check-in time.  Otherwise, you may miss the ferry. In that case, you will not be able to get to Culebra in time for the tour. Finally, the start time of the excursion is subject to the arrival time of the ferry to Culebra.

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not sell ferry tickets.

Need more info? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Photography & Video

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

PRIVATE CAMERA SAFETY MEASURES

Do not risk your valuable property. We recommend you to keep it simple! Avoid bringing big SLR and non-waterproof cameras.

Food & Dining in Culebra

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

Our Culebra Island Aquafari excursion includes a selection of snacks and cold refreshments. However, they are not intended as lunch or breakfast. Therefore, we recommend that you:

  • Eat a hearty breakfast before joining us in the morning.
  • Bring cash for buying food at Flamenco Beach after the trip.
  • Keep in mind that most food kiosks do not accept credit cards.
  • We also recommend that you pack your lunch.

Transportation

AQUAFARI CULEBRA DAY TRIP

Recommendations we have for you to arrive to the Ceiba Ferry Terminal

SELF DRIVE/RENTAL CAR

If you have a rental car, drive to the ferry terminal using the link below (also provided in your confirmation email). Take your time to enjoy the drive and explore more of Puerto Rico! Ask the crew for recommendations of places to eat and things to do after the tour.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/nmxnePehtqBFBkaT9

UBER OR TAXI SERVICES

Great option for those not interested in renting a car.

Download the Uber App or visit www.uber.com

Contact the providers below for rates and availability:

  • Lets Go Puerto Rico – (787) 639-5831
  • Anthony Reyes – (787) 478-0806
  • Luis Taxi Services – (787) 448-7967

GUESTS ALREADY STAYING IN CULEBRA

Guests staying in Culebra Island must have their own transportation to meet at Tamarindo Beach at Check In time.

MARITIME TRANSPORTATION TO CULEBRA

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not provide private maritime transportation to Culebra. The tickets included in our Aquafari Culebra Day Trip are for the public ferry. The Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA) operates this ferry. Kayaking Puerto Rico is not affiliated to the PRMTA. Therefore, we are not responsible nor can control in any way changes or delays in the ferry schedule. Our company promotes a 4:45pm departure from Culebra, in the event we receive tickets for a later departure you will be notified in advance and/or on site. Your group will be offered the option to confirm excursion with a later departure, reschedule to another day, reschedule to another excursion or cancellation with a full refund. Culebra residents and workers have priority boarding. For this reason, you must be on the Ceiba Ferry Terminal at check-in time to avoid missing the ferry. If you miss your ferry, you will not be able to get to Culebra on time for the excursion. The excursion start time is subject to the arrival time of the ferry to Culebra.

Kayaking Puerto Rico does not sell individual ferry tickets to Culebra.

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Ulala Culebra Wooden cottage

4 adults

1 bedroom

1 bed

View map 800 m from the city center 1.0 km from the hotel city center

A kitchenette with a dishwasher, coffee maker and refrigerator is located in this villa near Zoni beach.

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Sea Breeze HotelHotel

Located about 4 km from the center of Culebra, this hotel offers 40 non-smoking rooms with ocean views and an on-site outdoor pool.

Excellent66 reviews

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Club SeabourneHotel

3.2 km from City Center

Located 4 km from the center of Culebra, this hotel offers 12 rooms in addition to a treatment room and steam room.

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Mamacitas Guest HouseB&B

1.9 km from City Center 2.3 km from City Center

Overlooking the sea, this hotel is close to Culebra National Wildlife and features a gourmet restaurant.

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Culebra Bed And Breakfast0003

There is a boat pier next to the hotel and the Culebrita Lighthouse is also nearby.

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Casa RobinsonGuest house

900 m from city center 1. 2 km from hotel city center

Less than 3.2 km from Flamenco Beach, this apartment features a balcony and a kitchenette.

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Palmetto GuesthouseB&B

1.5 km from the city center 1.8 km from the hotel City center

This budget hotel is a great place to start exploring Culebra, with Flamenco Beach and Snorkeling in culebra nearby.

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Villa 2302 Costa Bonita Beach ResortApartment

4 Adults

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

3.1 km from City Center

Less than 1.6 km from Museum of History, this apartment features a balcony and a kitchenette.

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Villa Ensenada HondaAparthotel

1.0 km from city center 1.4 km from hotel city center

Situated near Flamenco Beach, this hotel offers sea views from the rooms.

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Island Charm CulebraGuest house

1000 m from city center 1.3 km from city center

This apartment with a terrace also provides cots and board games for guests with children and is in close proximity to the Museum of history.

Excellent88 reviews

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Naniqui — Adults Only — Parking Golf Car OnlyGuest house

1.3 km from City Center 1.7 km from Hotel City Center from the center of Culebra.

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Aleli Cottages CulebraVilla

8 adults

2 bedrooms

4 beds

2.0 km from City Center1.8 km from Flamenco Beach

Located 2.2 km from Playa Flamenco, this villa features a terrace.

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Hotel Country Family CulebraGuest house

1. 6 km from the city center 2.0 km from the hotel City center

This 6-room apartment is located in Culebra, near Playa Tamarindo Grande.

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Hotel El Navegante De Culebra CulebraHotel

2.0 km from the city center 2.4 km from the hotel City center

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Posada La Hamaca CulebraB&B

2.0 km from the city center 2.4 km from the hotel City center

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Oceania Villas CulebraHotel

2.2 km from City Center

Overlooking the sea, this family-run hotel is located close to Culebra’s attractions, including the Museum of History.

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Always Summer Inn Bay Front CulebraVilla 1.0 km from City Center

1.3 km from City Center

Villa is located 3.7 km from Playa Flamenco and offers an outdoor pool.

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