Come aboard the Innovation, for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure to Cayo Icacos, an uninhabited island near Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Come aboard the historic “Innovation” vessel for an all-inclusive full day of exploration at the uninhabited Icacos Island. Puerto Rico’s oldest and coolest snorkel boat, The Innovation, is a 1971 replica of a Second World War LCPL vessel used by the US Navy!
Experience a 5 star guided service discovering the natural enchantments of La Cordillera Cays Nature Reserve. Enjoy our music, cool shaded decks, our signature chill zone, and unlimited lunch buffet with pina coladas and rum beverages! The Innovation Snorkel Tour can be chartered, and its ideal for private groups of up to 25 guests.
Adults – $68.00 per person
Children (12 & under): $63.00 per person
Marina Puerto Chico, Carr. 987 Km 2.4 Barrio Sardinera Fajardo, Puerto Rico 00738
Check In Time: 10:00am
Start Time: 10:30am
Trips are 6 hours (including check in) Monday through Sunday
What to Bring
Sun Protection (biodegradable sunblock, hat, sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, etc.)
Camera (we recommend waterproof)
All you can eat Lunch Buffet (Cold Cuts, Chicken and Pasta Salads, Local Fruits & Snacks)
Piña Colada, Local Rum & Soft Drinks
Premium Quality Snorkeling Gear
Guided Snorkeling with Ecological Interpretation
Ample Sun Decks and Shaded Areas
Easy Access to the Water using our “Sea Ladder”
The Innovation departs the docks of Marina Puerto Chico at 10:30am, cruising along the historical coastline of Fajardo, in direction to “Cayo Icacos”. Feel good music sets the pace of a great day, while guests listen to the crew interpret different iconic landmarks along the way. Thirty (30) minutes into our ride we arrive to the Reef at Icacos Cay, where preparation for some of the best guided snorkeling in Puerto Rico begins.
At the reef, gear is distributed and the Innovation crew will provide a complete, easy to follow, snorkeling instruction covering use of equipment, safety and etiquette. Then, off to the water we go! Your guides will lead the way to show you the best spots on the reef, explain the underwater ecosystem, provide safety, and guide your to discover the coolest marine life on the sea floor. Starfish, schools of blue tangs, yellowtail snappers, sergeant majors, parrotfish, filefish, eagle rays, and occasional turtles are some of our most common encounters. The abundance of marine life at Icacos Reef is absolutely amazing! Back on the boat the snack bar is open along with complimentary refreshments and soft drinks.
Following the snorkeling session, the crew detaches from the mooring and the captain leads the boat to another Island at La Cordillera Reserve, the stunning white sand beach paradise of Icacos Cay.
The lunch buffet opens up with a hearty fresh selection, and tasty tropical drinks are on the house. Guests can explore the island of Icacos on their own, or join one of our crew members to continue exploring the natural wonderland.
At about 3:15pm it’s time to retrieve anchor and begin our leisurely cruise back to Marina Puerto Chico. At this time friends have been made, lots has been learned and everybody is talking about how much fun was had aboard Puerto Rico’s premier snorkeling vessel.
*Important Note: For your safety, described order of tour routes and stops may vary due to the weather. Our crew will take you to the best locations according to the sea conditions of the day.
All this beach exploration and snorkeling works up an appetite! Our crew lays out a hearty Deli-Style Buffet lunch that will hit the spot! Enjoy unlimited soft drinks and Piña Coladas – ‘virgin’ or with Puerto Rican Rum!
Our Deli-Style Menu
Cold cut platters
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh local bread (pan de agua) and chips
Drinks served all day: Soft Drinks
Orange Juice, Piña Colada Mix and Local Rum
Alcoholic Rum Beverages served during and after lunch
*Menu may vary slightly depending on season and/or availability*
Round Trip Transportation is available for $20.00 per person. Simply add it at check out and we will send you the details in your confirmation email!
Transportation Service Provider
Innovation has teamed up with Island Journeys to provide you round trip transportation at a great rate. When you reserve your transportation via Innovation, Island Journeys will coordinate and provide the service for you with their team and other local transportation operators.
Round Trip Transportation is subject to a minimum of at least seven guests requesting. The seven guests do not have to be from your same party or pick up location, we will combine your reservation with other reservations in efforts to reach the transportation minimum requirement.
In the event the minimum is not met (7 guests @ $20pp = $140), Island Journeys will contact you 1-2 days prior to your excursion to go over options such as:
Divide transportation minimum cost among all guests requesting the transportation service
Take a Taxi or Uber (approximately $75 each way from San Juan)
Rent a Car (keep in mind fees for insurance, tolls, parking at your lodging location, etc.)
Reschedule your reservation to a different date or time that has the transportation minimum requirement (upon availability)
Cancel your excursion and transportation reservation for a full refund
Pick Up Times & Locations
Round Trip Transportation is available from majority of hotels in the San Juan and East Coast area, or a nearby pick up location. At check out, choose your lodging location from the list and you will be provided the nearest pick up location and pick up time. If your lodging is not listed, please select the hotel nearest to you.
For Transportation outside of our pick up locations (Dorado and Humacao for example), or any special transportation requests, please contact Island Journeys for assistance (7874151560).
Why book round Trip Transportation?
Cheaper than Uber (Uber is approximately $75 each way from San Juan)
Transportation can help if you want to make sure you don’t get lost, if you are too tired to drive, or if your tour includes alcoholic beverages
Avoid the hassles that come with renting a car (insurance, toll fees, parking fees at lodging area, etc)
Safe & Quality Transportation Guaranteed: air conditioning, comfortable seating, licensed & certified local drivers, fully insured vehicles with all permits
The Innovation offers daily snorkeling excursions from Marina Puerto Chico, in Fajardo. We’ll show you Puerto Rico’s breathtaking scenery as you snorkel and chill aboard our vessel.