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Vieques Bioluminescent Bay

Listed under Beaches in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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By day the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay looks deceptively normal, but after the sun goes down, taking a swim in the inky blue waters of the bay becomes a veritable phosphorescent light show. As you paddle in the water, your body is enveloped in glowing green and blue light like a natural glow stick.

The bay’s eerie glow comes from microorganisms giving off bioluminescence as a natural defense against predators. This phenomenon happens occasionally in other waters around the world, but this bay is one of the few that puts on a show every night.

Written by  Jordan-Ashley Baker.

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“Vieques Bioluminescent Bay”

Go only on a moonless night because the organisms don't glow if there is even a little moonlight. This is one of the highlights of the Caribbean. A kayak tour is best. Be sure to bring a diving mask and snorkel to view this astounding phenomenon underwa… Read more...

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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Tour from San Juan and Back -1 night

I only have 1 night that I can do this but I would need to be back in San Juan after the Tour...

Is there a Company that will take you from San Juan to Vieques and back in one night???

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