East Island Excursions provides Day Sail snorkel tours for individuals, and Charters for small & large Private groups and corporate groups. Aboard the Caribbean’s most spacious and comfortable catamarans. Guests can snorkel crystal clear Caribbean waters, and visit beautiful white sand beaches on islands and deserted cays off the east coast of Puerto Rico including Icacos, Palominitos, Culebra, Culebrita, Vieques and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. We serve the best Lunch Buffet or Barbecued lunch aboard. Full and half day sailing and snorkeling trips available, a well as sunset sails and Bio-bay trips.
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Puerto Rico is a a wonderful destination with hundreds of beaches to explore. The cays and islets of Puerto Rico offer a different experience, with small cays you may end up having all to yourself during weekdays.
Let’s start our list with the most popular cays and islets with easy access in the eastern part of Puerto Rico. There are various tour operators that offer excursions to these offshore treasures. In some onstances, you can rent a small boat or kayak and discover on your own.
Palominito is perhaps one of the most picture perfect cays on the Caribbean. So perfect it was used as a location on the final scene of Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides. It’s here Jack Sparrow leaves Angelica. Need we say more?
If you’re staying on the metro or east coast coast of the island, be sure to book a trip to Icacos Cay. These cays are surrounded by crystalline turquoise waters, perfect for a fun day of swimming and snorkeling.
Cayo Luis Peña
Cayo Luis Peña, is part of the Culebra Archipelago and Culebra National Wildlife Refuge. It is located off the west coast of the Culebra. With so many beaches in Culebra, few visitors make the trip to this wildlife refuge. You can access the island by water taxi or kayak. Once here, you can have a very quiet day swimming, snorkeling pristine coral reefs, hiking on trails and beach combing.
Everywhere you go in Vieques is gorgeous, every beach and every cay. Cayo Afuera is one more place to add to your places to go while in Vieques. Rent a kayak and glide through crystal clear waters or book a tour with a guide to explore the coral reefs surrounding Cayo Afuera.
Cayo de Tierra
After a great lunch in Esperanza on the island of Vieques, take a walk to Cayo de Tierra, a cay connected by sand to Esperanza Beach. You can do a little hiking on the cay and take a long pause to admire the views. From Cayo de Tierra you have unobstructed views of El Malecon and Sun Bay Beach.
Suggested Reading: https://islandsofpuertorico.com/cays-keys/