San Juan Rainforest Excursion Reviews

Noted for its biodiversity, the forest is home to more than 400 different plant species. With sites and activities such as hiking, picnic pavilions, stone towers, rivers, waterfalls, and a visitors' center, it's a beautiful adventure for everyone.
We did the El Yunque Natural Rainforest walking tour from El Yunque Tours which is a bit a ways ...
Sail Date: August 2019
We did the El Yunque Natural Rainforest walking tour from El Yunque Tours which is a bit a ways from the ship. There is a 45 minute narrated bus ride to the site, where the guide gives you background on the history of Puerto Rico, the ... Read More
We did the El Yunque Natural Rainforest walking tour from El Yunque Tours which is a bit a ways from the ship. There is a 45 minute narrated bus ride to the site, where the guide gives you background on the history of Puerto Rico, the impact of the hurricane, and the El Yunque site. When you get to El Yunque, you have four stops. A brief 15 minute stop at an observation tower, which gives you great views and picture taking opportunities, a 5 minute stop at a waterfall on the side of the road to take a group photo, a stop to gear up where you are provided with backpacks, bug spray, water, snacks, umbrellas, and towels. Very high marks for the tour company for providing all these items. They say they are the "one stop shop" operation. Last stop is a good walk to a natural river pool to swim swim for about 20 minutes before heading back to the ship. High marks for Angel, Jorge, Michelle, and the owner Mike who are very knowledgeable and informed about the island. Returned to do a bit of shopping around the port. Shopping is better in Saint Maarten. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Two family members could not do the trail hike due its steep and long trail.
Sail Date: July 2019
Two family members could not do the trail hike due its steep and long trail. The excursion description should detail the difficulty of the hike. We had the VIP Rainforest and Beach. The Beach was for 30 minutes instead of two hours due the ... Read More
Two family members could not do the trail hike due its steep and long trail. The excursion description should detail the difficulty of the hike. We had the VIP Rainforest and Beach. The Beach was for 30 minutes instead of two hours due the traffic. Our guide Roberto was great and kept us entertained. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I really enjoyed this tour though the ride was long each way (45 minutes) and time spent in the ...
Sail Date: July 2019
I really enjoyed this tour though the ride was long each way (45 minutes) and time spent in the rainforest was under 2 hours. However our time in PR was shortened by an hour.
I really enjoyed this tour though the ride was long each way (45 minutes) and time spent in the rainforest was under 2 hours. However our time in PR was shortened by an hour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
After waiting outside the cruise area for our tour guide for quite some time, we head off to the ...
Sail Date: July 2019
After waiting outside the cruise area for our tour guide for quite some time, we head off to the rainforest a little bit later than our original start time. We adventured to a river that my son swam in for a little bit and then we went up ... Read More
After waiting outside the cruise area for our tour guide for quite some time, we head off to the rainforest a little bit later than our original start time. We adventured to a river that my son swam in for a little bit and then we went up to the mountain for more pictures and to the tower to take more outstanding pictures. Then, we went to the little waterfall for our last stop. Overall, it was a bit of hiking and some parts I couldn't do, but the tour guide was very accommodating and stayed with me when I couldn't make it down some parts. He also took the extra mile and brought us to a food place for everyone to eat, and also to the store we wanted to go to. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyable tour of the Rainforest.
Sail Date: June 2019
Enjoyable tour of the Rainforest. It's a bit of a drive to get to it, but the guide was knowledgeable and spoke throughout the tour.
Enjoyable tour of the Rainforest. It's a bit of a drive to get to it, but the guide was knowledgeable and spoke throughout the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the VIP rainforest drive and beach getaway...
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked the VIP rainforest drive and beach getaway... It was just ok. The rainforest was beautiful. There were 3 stops in the rainforest after a 45 minute drive. Lookout tower, waterfall and swimming hole. The excursion stated easy but ... Read More
We booked the VIP rainforest drive and beach getaway... It was just ok. The rainforest was beautiful. There were 3 stops in the rainforest after a 45 minute drive. Lookout tower, waterfall and swimming hole. The excursion stated easy but the last stop, the swimmig hole, was quite the hike down a streuous path for some(about a 15-20 minute hike one way.) All uphill on the way back. The beach/shopping stop at the end was sketchy. Do NOT swim at the beach. You will drift off to sea forever. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A beautiful drive that highlights the amazing views of the island.
Sail Date: March 2019
A beautiful drive that highlights the amazing views of the island.
A beautiful drive that highlights the amazing views of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very knowledgable walk through rainforest and took a dip in the river.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very knowledgable walk through rainforest and took a dip in the river.
Very knowledgable walk through rainforest and took a dip in the river. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Would have preferred some more walking, most of it was just driving around.
Sail Date: February 2019
Would have preferred some more walking, most of it was just driving around. If we had realised how interesting the town was we would have stayed there and done a city tour.
Would have preferred some more walking, most of it was just driving around. If we had realised how interesting the town was we would have stayed there and done a city tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Rain forest and old fort were the two stops.
Sail Date: January 2019
Rain forest and old fort were the two stops. Excellent tour on minibus with Alejandro who was the best guide I've had out of dozens of shore excursions in many ports.
Rain forest and old fort were the two stops. Excellent tour on minibus with Alejandro who was the best guide I've had out of dozens of shore excursions in many ports. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Driver was very good and provided all kinds of great information about San Juan, the hurricane ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Driver was very good and provided all kinds of great information about San Juan, the hurricane damage, and the rain forrest. Good tour.
Driver was very good and provided all kinds of great information about San Juan, the hurricane damage, and the rain forrest. Good tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was great to see how much the forest has recovered from the hurricane.
Sail Date: December 2018
It was great to see how much the forest has recovered from the hurricane.
It was great to see how much the forest has recovered from the hurricane. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
What a wonderful experience!
Sail Date: November 2018
What a wonderful experience! The rainforest was awesome and our tour guide very informative!
What a wonderful experience! The rainforest was awesome and our tour guide very informative! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a long bus ride to the airport.
Sail Date: November 2018
This was a long bus ride to the airport. The rain forest was beautiful but for a 4 hour tour they should have had water on the bus and spent more time in the rain forest. The time in the rain forest was very limited and we NEVER got off ... Read More
This was a long bus ride to the airport. The rain forest was beautiful but for a 4 hour tour they should have had water on the bus and spent more time in the rain forest. The time in the rain forest was very limited and we NEVER got off the paved road. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very enjoyable, interesting, beautiful scenery, tour guide was kind, considerate, but a few English ...
Sail Date: October 2018
Very enjoyable, interesting, beautiful scenery, tour guide was kind, considerate, but a few English words were not clear.
Very enjoyable, interesting, beautiful scenery, tour guide was kind, considerate, but a few English words were not clear. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We went to the rainforest and then to the fort.
Sail Date: September 2018
We went to the rainforest and then to the fort. It didn't really follow the description of the tour but our guide was actually the best guide I've ever had anywhere. He really knew his country and history.
We went to the rainforest and then to the fort. It didn't really follow the description of the tour but our guide was actually the best guide I've ever had anywhere. He really knew his country and history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The excursion description said this was a 4 1/2 hour tour, with a long bus ride to the rain forest.
Sail Date: September 2018
The excursion description said this was a 4 1/2 hour tour, with a long bus ride to the rain forest. It didn't mention that this was ONLY a bus tour. After a 45 min ride we stopped at a souvenir shop for 1/2 hour (not mentioned in the ... Read More
The excursion description said this was a 4 1/2 hour tour, with a long bus ride to the rain forest. It didn't mention that this was ONLY a bus tour. After a 45 min ride we stopped at a souvenir shop for 1/2 hour (not mentioned in the description). Then off to the rain forest. After another 30 min we stopped at Yokahu Tower in the rain forest for 20 min. Then drove again for 15 min to see a water fall that was on the main road. We stayed there 20 min, then to another location 15 min or so away to see a water stream running along the road. The excursion description mentioned that we would be hiking thru some rough stuff and to wear appropriate footwear...well I guess this was the place they were talking about. We walked down maybe 20 feet to a running creak of water. No big deal! A few people went in the water, and that was it. We stayed about 30 min, and then boarded the bus back to the ship. So in the 4 1/2 hours we sat on the bus for 3 of it at least. The excursion description gave us the impression that we would be hiking thru the rain forest, but that was not the case. Everything was seen from the main road, and except for walking down a slight hill to get up to the running stream, everything else was on sidewalks. Would NOT recommend! Wish I could get my money back! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very informative tour with beautiful stops.
Sail Date: August 2018
Very informative tour with beautiful stops. I am deducting a "star" not due to the quality of the tour but because each stop was jam packed with other tour groups, so it was hard to see the natural beauty without a dozen or more ... Read More
Very informative tour with beautiful stops. I am deducting a "star" not due to the quality of the tour but because each stop was jam packed with other tour groups, so it was hard to see the natural beauty without a dozen or more selfie-takers in the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very good tour of rainforest.
Sail Date: July 2018
Very good tour of rainforest. Our guide was very informative and lively. I would recommend.
Very good tour of rainforest. Our guide was very informative and lively. I would recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Although island was also hit with hurricane they were doing a very good job of cleaning it up.
Sail Date: May 2018
Although island was also hit with hurricane they were doing a very good job of cleaning it up. Rain forest was beautiful although you still could only go to a small part of it.
Although island was also hit with hurricane they were doing a very good job of cleaning it up. Rain forest was beautiful although you still could only go to a small part of it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We rode 1 1/2 hours each way just to see one waterfall.
Sail Date: May 2018
We rode 1 1/2 hours each way just to see one waterfall. Very disappointing.
We rode 1 1/2 hours each way just to see one waterfall. Very disappointing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Would prefer more time walking through a rainforest.
Sail Date: May 2018
Would prefer more time walking through a rainforest. Road was washed out so couldn't go to the highest point (observation tower). Stopped at a waterfall, a river, and a lookout point, that was it.
Would prefer more time walking through a rainforest. Road was washed out so couldn't go to the highest point (observation tower). Stopped at a waterfall, a river, and a lookout point, that was it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our driver on the bus ride over was informative and made the tour exciting.
Sail Date: March 2018
Our driver on the bus ride over was informative and made the tour exciting. One excursion that I can say that I have done. It is not one that I would opt to do again. No real thrill factor and only trickling water coming down the mountains.... Read More
Our driver on the bus ride over was informative and made the tour exciting. One excursion that I can say that I have done. It is not one that I would opt to do again. No real thrill factor and only trickling water coming down the mountains. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I would not travel to the rainforest again on a cruise.
Sail Date: March 2018
I would not travel to the rainforest again on a cruise. We had a very long trip there and we didn't have time to do much at all. An hour and a half in the car is a long time when you only have a few hours. My suggestion is a walking ... Read More
I would not travel to the rainforest again on a cruise. We had a very long trip there and we didn't have time to do much at all. An hour and a half in the car is a long time when you only have a few hours. My suggestion is a walking tour of Old San Juan and the Forts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We visited and enjoyed touring the rainforest.
Sail Date: August 2017
We visited and enjoyed touring the rainforest.
We visited and enjoyed touring the rainforest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International