The Culebra experience at its best; Culebra water taxi's leave right from Mamacitas Guest house dock. That's right, when you wake up in the morning, you can have your breakfast at Mamacitas restaurant while waiting for your Culebra Water Taxi to pull into Mamacitas dock and then your day's excursion can begin.
Here is a list of some of the Captains' favorite excursions:
Cayo Culebrita is an unpopulated island just off the east shore of Culebra under the protection of the U.S. wildlife and one of the most interesting tropical paradises on earth. The island is a nature reserve, but visitors are allowed on the island for nature walks, snorkeling and swimming. You are not allowed to stay on the island overnight and the island is only accessible via water taxi.
If you really want an unforgettable experience, take Captain Luis' water taxi to Culebrita. It is absolutely breathtaking, the ride, the beaches. Captain Luis gives you plenty of time to explore the beaches and the old lighthouse and snorkel with turtles & dolphins. The price for a once in a lifetime experience is $45 per person with a minimum of 2.
Cayo Luis Pena is a small island off the west coast of Culebra under the protection of the U.S. fish & Wildlife. The island is a nature reserve, but visitors are allowed on the island for nature walks, snorkeling and swimming. You are not allowed to stay on the island overnight and the island is only accessible via water taxi. This limited access results in relatively few visitors and the island and surrounding reefs are able to stay more pristine as a result. The small number of visitors also makes the island more private for those willing to make the journey. Captain Luis's water taxi will leave you on the island and give you plenty of time to explore the island and take full advantage of the beaches. The price for a trip to Luis pena leaving from Mamacitas dock is $35 per person with a minimum of 2.
Explore the beauty of Culebra with your own boat. Captain Luis provides you fun and excitement with the ability to discover all of Culebra's most intriguing private beaches. Enjoy Dakity or go where ever your heart desires. Rent a fast inflatable dinghy boat for $150 for 6 hours and be your own captain. Boat comes with everything that you need to have a great day navigating around Culebra, a full tank of gas, a cooler and an umbrella.
The water around Culebra is deep, rich, and full of some of the world's best big game fishing. The Puerto Rico trench runs just beyond the north shore of the island. While motoring out to your fishing spot, pay attention and if you get lucky, you can see some Sea turtle, as well as whales and dolphins.In these deep waters swim some of the biggest fish in the Atlantic ocean, such as mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, white and blue marlin,.If you want to try your luck and see if you can reel in a big one, let Captain Luis take you on one of his famous deep sea fishing charters. All Charters Leave right from Mamacitas dock for 4 hour excursions from $600 to full day fishing excursion's from $1,000.
Saint Thomas Day Trips:
Enjoy a full day of duty free shopping in Charlotte Amalia, St. Thomas for $150 per person (minimum of six persons). Captain Luis leaves from Mamacitas dock at 8am and has you in St. Thomas at 10am. Enjoy all the Duty free shopping, and restaurants until 3:30pm and Captain Luis will then have you back at Mamacitas dock by 5pm.
Fajardo Puerto Rico Drop or Pick-up:
Once you finish your your vacation in Culebra and you are heading to Fajardo, Let Captain Luis get you there in style, and finish your vacation the way it should with a VIP ride to Fajardo. You can depart right from Mamacitas dock and head over Fajardo which normally is a 1 hour to 1 and a half hour trip. The Fajardo drop of is $300 per ride with a minimum of 6 persons.
Vieques Island Drop off
Once you finish your your vacation in Culebra and have plans to head to Vieques, Let Captain Luis get you there in style, and make your trip an enjoyable one. You can depart right from Mamacitas dock and head over Vieques which normally is a 45 minute to a 1 hour ride. The Vieques drop of is $250 per ride with a minimum of 6 persons.
Vieques Bio-luminescent Tour:
Vieques Flourescent Bay $150 per person (minimum of 6 persons)
It all starts when you jump onto Captain Luis boat from Mamacitas dock. After a 45 minute trip navigating the waters from Culebra to Vieques, Captain Luis drops you off at the municipal dock in Vieques where a van is waiting to escort you to the bio-bay. Once there you enter a boat and begin your journey to discover the bio-bay. It is a "Must See", a "Once in a lifetime experience". Bio-Bay in Vieques is unique. None of the pictures you see really do it justice. It is just spectacular. The bio luminescence in Bio-Bay is microscopic one-celled organism called a din flagellate. They are part animal because they move around and part plant because they photosynthesize sunlight using chlorophyll. How or why do they glow? They emit a bright glow whenever they are agitated, or moved around. As a single cell organism, this built in defense mechanism can make them seem larger than the actually are (1/500") to predators. Because the viewing of Bio-Bay is affected by light, even the reflected light of the moon can dim an otherwise incredible experience. Therefore, there are times when it becomes less than desirable to venture out on the bay. It is best viewed during a New moon, or before moon rise or after moon set.
This is the most incredible thing you will ever see. The agitated water glows in the dark... the motion of the waves lapping the beach, small fish running for cover, the splashing of your feet in the surf. The motion of your kayak creates a glow, the paddle moving through the water... and most of all, when you dive into the water, your body illuminates in the water! It is just amazing.
Once you are finished with your amazing tour, about 45 minutes to 1 hour later, the vans take you back to the dock where Captain Luis is waiting to escort you back to Mamacitas dock in Culebra. The whole tour takes about 3Ω hours and includes Captain Luis Water taxi, the vans to the bio-bay and the Bio bay tour.