Check your worries at the dock!
As you sail to your destination, which takes around 20 to 30 minutes, sit back and enjoy the ocean breeze and the view of Fajardo’s coastline slowly getting smaller and smaller. Crew members may offer some soft drinks and fruit on the way.
Once at Icacos, wait for the crew’s instructions to get off the boat. Tip: the most fun way to disembark is via the waterslide! Once anchored, you can go for a leisurely swim, put on your snorkeling gear and explore the reefs, or walk on stretches of white-sand beach that surround this pristine island.
Are you getting hungry? No problem! Swim back to the boat and help yourself to the lunch buffet the crew has already laid out. Build your sandwich with pan de agua, sliced meats, cheese, and veggies. Sandwiches are usually accompanied by a side of coleslaw, pasta salad, chicken or bean salad, cookies, and chips. Wash down your lunch with a sweet piña colada, rum punch, soda, or juice.
After lunch – depending on the weather conditions, the captain will sail to an offshore reef where you can best explore colorful corals, large schools of fish, stingrays, and more. If you don’t feel like getting wet again, take this time to enjoy the view and work on that suntan before setting sail back to mainland Fajardo.
Whether you’re traveling by catamaran or water taxi, pay attention to the crew's instructions regarding the rip currents. Icacos does not have on-duty lifeguards, so it's recommended to swim with a buddy and use floating belts available on the boat.
This is a natural reserve and one of Puerto Rico's natural treasures, so remember to keep the area clean and bring back everything you brought with you on the boat.