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Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos)
Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos)

Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos)

Cayo Icacos , Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 00738

The Basics

A white sand beach rings a forested grove at the center of the tiny island, where waves and wind are almost the only sounds. Offshore, schools of colorful tropical fish inhabit a system of coral reefs. Snorkeling cruises to Cayo Icacos are a popular option for mainland visitors, and boat tours typically leave from Fajardo or even San Juan. Motor boat and catamaran cruises allow you to swim from the safety of the ship’s deck, explore the colorful reef below, and go ashore to stroll along the beach and visit the green center of the island. It’s also possible to visit Icacos as part of an island-hopping tour.

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Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation
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Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation
$114.36 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Icacos is beautiful!!
Great crew with incredible customer service!! They were so attentive! Highly recommend. The lunch was wonderful
Margie_A, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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The island was absolutely...
Laure_M, Jul 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation
The island was absolutely beautiful. The ship was clean and staff very friendly and knowledgeable! A must see!
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Worth it
Kathleen_T, Jun 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation
The staff was wonderful, the reef was excellent. We really enjoyed the stop at the beach. There was a cool old pier with lots of fish under it at the island that you could swim to. Lunch was palatable. Drinks were good. The boat itself was slow and old. The bathroom was clean!
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Amazing Experience!!
Jazmyne_S, Jul 2022
Icacos Boat Trip and Beach Day Package.
David, Christian, and Ezekiel were such amazing hosts! The boat ride there and back with David was awesome, and Christian and Ezekiel made sure we had anything we needed while on the island! They explained different parts of the history of the island which made our experience that much more exciting. I’d book with them again in a heartbeat!
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Family Trip
Sunjay_S, Jul 2022
Icacos Boat Trip and Beach Day Package.
Capt. Christian and his crew were truly amazing and great! We definitely recommend East Coast Water Taxi to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable relaxing time. Snorkeling, hiking, and time with the family is what you should expect. If you can bring chairs, food and sun tan lotion that’s all you will need for a fun and relaxing time.
star-5
Fun day and very enjoyable and capable staff.
Flora_F, May 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation
Staff was grrat! Very informative and helpful. They took time to help anyone with trouble snorkeling. They guided us to good places to see the reef. The boat was clean and well taken care of. The lunch was very goid with all the drinks you wanted. Highly recommend this excursion during your stay.
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Comfort and live
Glory_V, Jul 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation - Private Charter
The crew and how they made unsure our family felt comfortable. It was fun and loved the snorkeling . Wish we didn’t snorkel in a area where there was a cluster of other people.
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Icacos is beautiful!!
Margie_A, Aug 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation
Great crew with incredible customer service!! They were so attentive! Highly recommend. The lunch was wonderful
star-5
El Kraken…simply amazing!
Leticia_C, Jul 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Kraken
The entire experience with El Kraken was seamless! The staff was very professional, kind and very engaged in giving us the best experience possible. The reef excursion was amazing and the tour of the island and the education about the ecosystem was superb! Then Icacos was so beautiful…we felt like we were in paradise! The drinks and food were also spot on! We will definitely be back!
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Amazing Day!
bianca_C, Jun 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation - Private Charter
We all had an amazing day. Our staff (Soli, Ela and Captain Joe) really made our trip memorable. The food and drink was really good. We couldn’t have asked for anything else.
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Outstanding!
Alexandra_C, Aug 2022
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard El Innovation
We had an amazing time! Crew was friendly and helpful. Lunch was good. Drinks were plentiful. Snorkeling and Iacos were spectacular. All around terrific value.
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Great experience! Angel...
Sidarma_N, Jun 2022
Private charter to icacos / palomino islands in PR
Great experience! Angel and Luis went above and beyond to make us feel like family and well taken care of. Highly recommend
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Cap Angel and his brother...
Ilhan_S, May 2022
Private charter to icacos / palomino islands in PR
Cap Angel and his brother were beyond amazing, we had the time of our live. They’re soo welcoming and very nice. They went above and beyond . I would recommend this trip 10/10 thank you so much
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Cayo Icacos is a must-see for nature lovers.

  • Aside from palm trees, there is no shade on the island; visitors should bring sun protection.

  • Booking a tour ensures you’ll have access to restrooms and water on board the tour boat, as there are no amenities on the island.

  • Visitors who book a simple water-taxi excursion will need to bring their own snorkeling gear; on guided tours, gear is typically included.

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How to Get There

Cayo Icacos is a 15-minute boat ride from the port at Las Croabas in Fajardo. Catamaran cruises typically depart from Fajardo Marina, which is located roughly 90 minutes by road from San Juan.

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When to Get There

Travelers who book a private tour can schedule for earlier in the morning, before other groups arrive. You can visit Cayo Icacos year-round, but weather in this part of Puerto Rico is best from December through April. The hurricane season typically last from June through November.

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Snorkeling at Cayo Icacos

Walk-in snorkeling is possible off any of the beaches at Cayo Icacos, but the four best spots are off the popular beaches on the west side of the island. The area’s healthy coral reef is home to creatures such as blue tang, parrotfish, snapper, stingrays, and sea turtles.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos)?
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Attractions near Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos):
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What else should I know about attractions in San Juan?
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