Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
β›΅ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚒 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ“„ The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
β€’ The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
β€’ All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

Snorkel Boat Tours – A Day of Sun, Wind & Sea Life

Tours are operating! But there may be some changes (usually with lunch or snorkel equipment)- check each trip for exact details.

We have heard that some of the boats no longer offer or sell beer, or are limiting the supply. If having beer during the trip is important to you, please call and make the operator you choose will have it available.

Snorkel Tour Boat

There are a number of snorkel boat tours that leave out of the Fajardo area and visit reefs and the out-islands. The boats are all very similar, follow a similar schedule, serve a similar lunch and beverages, go to the same snorkel spots, and are the same price – give or take a few bucks. Some of the boats are newer than others, some have water slides, some are larger (so there are more people per trip), etc. But rest assured, we have always had a fun time no matter which boat we chose.

Most of the operators have catamaran sailboats, but depending on the wind and water conditions, they may motor to the destinations. Some are high-speed catamaran motor boats that get you to and from the snorkel spots much quicker. Being that they are all catamarans, we found they rock less, so sea-sickness is usually not an issue.

These pictures are from one time when we went on the Spread Eagle II sailboat. It was Christmas day and we had a wonderful time. This is a run down of what we found on that and other trips on these boats : The drinks start (usually) as soon as they launched – pina coladas or rum punch (both with or without rum). Some boats do wait with the alcohol until after the snorkeling is done.

Snorkel Boats at Icacos

The sail over to the first snorkel site is lovely, and they pull right up to the beautiful white sand island of Icacos. The crew gives a quick lesson on snorkeling, and gets you set up with snorkel gear that will fit you, and lets you off. You can snorkel or beach comb or just hangout on the boat. Ask the crew where the best/safest snorkeling is – we like to go a bit further out, away from where all the people are standing on, and damaging, the coral. The other snorkel boats all show up about the same time, so there are lots of people trying out the snorkeling all at once. We found that if we waited a little bit before going snorkeling, most people get tired quickly and return to the boat, so we get fewer people around. Or we just go early and quickly swim past the others.

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Lunch is served on the boats – usually a nice lunchmeat buffet with lots of fresh fruit. The boats all leave this first stop after lunch and make a quick move to another snorkel spot. This second spot is usually in open water – it was kind-of deep water, but they supply floaties to help you float if you are not confident of swimming.

You are at the first site for about 2 hours, the second site for about 45 minutes, and then you have to head for home. We find it a nice relaxing day, enjoying the blue water and sealife of Puerto Rico.

Details

Reservations are required and the cost is about $80- $130 per person, children are usually less. Some operators also offer motorboats, to get you there faster, so check their webpages for other options! There is a $3 Department of Natural Resource fee and 11.5% taxes- check to see if they are included in the price quoted or are extra. Some operators can provide transportation from your hotel for an extra cost (usually about $20-30 per person round trip)- contact the tour operator directly.

If you're happy, let them know it — Don't forget to tip your your bartender, tour guide or trip operator if you enjoyed yourself. Gratuities are appreciated and typically aren't included in the price they charge you.

Most leave at 9:00am ( so you need to be at the dock earlier) and get back to the marinas at about 2:30pm. They usually want you at the dock for check in at about 9:15-9:30am

Spread Eagle II, , www.snorkelpr.com, 49 people max, leaves from Villa Marina. Free snorkel and less expensive!

Getaway,, smaller boat, so fewer people. www.sailgetaway.com, leaves from Villa Marina

Salty Dog, www.saltydogcatamaranpr.com/, leaves from Villa Marina

Traveler, www.travelerpr.com, 48 people max, leaves from Villa Marina. One of the less expensive options. Book Now

East Island Excursions, www.eastwindcats.com, 78 people max, leaves from Puerto del Rey Marina

Barefoot IV from Castillo Tours, www.castillotours.com/boat-tours/45 people max, leaves from Villa Marina

Kayaking Puerto Rico “Innovation” is a motor boat, not a sail Snorkel Boat Innovation, leaves from Puerto Chico Marina

All of these boats go out of 1 of 2 marinas – either Villa Marina or Puerto del Rey. Double check which one, because these marinas are in different locations in Fajardo.

For Villa Marina – Highway 3 to Fajardo. Pass the Kmart and once past the overpass, turn left at the Route 194 gas station . Follow this road an few miles – continue straight through the light and a few miles more . Turn right at Villa Marina Shopping Center. Turn left on the street after the shopping center. Park on the street by the gated marina entrance (they may let you park inside) .

For the Puerto Del Rey Marina – Highway 3 to Fajardo. Stay on 3 until the road becomes Route 53. Take the first exit (it is marked Puerto Del Rey). Go under the highway. Go through 2 traffic lights and the marina entrance is on the left. Park inside the marina – there’s plenty of parking.

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