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

Icacos Island (Cayo Icacos)

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2,101 Reviews
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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Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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AMAZING !
Natalie_G, Sep 2021
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard The Innovation
Amazing experience ! Tour guides were great ! The location was also beautiful. Got to see a bunch of beautiful fish, equipment was clean.
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Jul 07, 2021
Leyda_C, Jul 2021
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard The Innovation
It was very organized, on time very clean, the girls where great my girl friend birthday was that day the sing happy birthday, they took pictures of everything that day, also it was my girlfriends first time snorkeling she had a blast. The lunch was great.
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Beautiful Beach Awesome Experience
Alvin, Jun 2021
Icacos Boat Trip and Beach Day Package.
Didn’t know what to expect due to some local Covid 19 restrictions. I have to say I’m very pleased with the whole experience. Lucas our captain was friendly, informative and extremely helpful along with the rest of the crew.. the gentleman that met is at the beach was super friendly & helpful. The refreshments at the beach were great. The beach was beautiful 😍 overall the whole experience was Amazing! Will def go back next time we visit the island.
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Perfect catamaran trip!
Sarah_F, Apr 2021
From Fajardo: Icacos Deserted Island Catamaran & Picnic Cruise
The whole crew was very accommodating and friendly, anytime you needed something, they were right there. The catamaran was clean and they had safety protocols they implemented for covid. Unlimited pina colada and rum punch, sooo good!! The water at Icacos Island was amazing, crystal clear and refreshing to jump in to after sitting in the sun! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a good time!
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Icacas Island
Meralis_M, Apr 2021
From Fajardo: Icacos Deserted Island Catamaran & Picnic Cruise
Captain Arturo and Jeremy were awesome Hosts. We loved every second of it. The Catamaran was clean, equipped with what we needed to have fun. Isla Icacos was amazing. Thank you for an awesome experience.
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❤️ it!!!
Nelson, Sep 2021
Icacos Boat Trip and Beach Day Package.
Totally ❤️ It!!!! Everything 🏖 Went with my family 🥰❤️ ❤️It!!! Excellent Service Excellent Staff 👍👍👍A+++ Excellent Day at the beach 🏖 🥰❤️ With our own spot 🏖🥰👍
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Amazing!!!!!
Pablo_C, Apr 2021
From Fajardo: Icacos Deserted Island Catamaran & Picnic Cruise
What a GREAT time we had on this Catamaran Cruise!!!! Boat was awesome. They allow the right amount of people on the boat due to COVID with enough space to move around on the boat. Crew was OUTSTANDING from the time we got on til the time we got off. Drinks and music had everyone on the boat dancing and having a blast!!! Definitely a must DO. Make sure to tip the crew because they do a heck of a job taking care of you from beginning to end. Will for sure do AGAIN.
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Awesome!! Highly Recommended!!
Carol_Rivera, Sep 2021
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard The Innovation
Loved it!! The entire crew was amazing. They really ensured that we had everything we needed during our excursion. The ride, snorkeling and I Icacos island, all Amazing!! If you've never been here, I highly highly recommend it. Food and drinks were awesome!! Thank you all for making our day absolutely fantastic!!
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Great excursion!
Veronica_E, Sep 2021
From Fajardo: Icacos Deserted Island Catamaran & Picnic Cruise
The crew was awesome, my family had a great time! The excursion was great and lunch was simple but delicious.
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GREAT!
Danielle_I, Sep 2021
From Fajardo: Icacos Deserted Island Catamaran & Picnic Cruise
What a great trip! My boyfriend and I went on a Sunday, not overly crowded so it keeps it nice. The staff so very sweet and so much fun! Unlimited drinks and the food was good! The private beach was beautiful and what a spectacular way to spend the day! When I come back I will definitely do this again, worth the money for sure!
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Can not be any better❤️
Lana, Sep 2021
Snorkel Icacos Island aboard The Innovation
It was incredible experience! The crew was unbelievably nice and made our adventure memorable. Really, really happy with this trip. Big Thanks to Monica and Hecmar!
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Great boat trip and great company
Liz_C, Sep 2021
Icacos Boat Trip and Beach Day Package.
The captain and staff were friendly, helpful and provided the best customer service anyone can ask for. The boat trip was great because there were only three of us with the captain and two other staff members. We were the first one to get there, so we had the island to ourselves for a little while. They provided drinks, umbrellas and snorkeling equipment. You can't ask for a better company than this company. I strongly recommend it and I will definitely call them again.

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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