Puerto Rico

All-inclusive Half Day Private Charter to Icacos or Palomino

Badge of ExcellenceFajardo, Puerto Rico
Half Day Charters all Included

From $755.00

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a half-day excursion to either Palominos or Icacos islands during this private experience from Fajardo. Spend the day as you wish aboard your private boat; swim in the crystal waters, discover several marine species with provided snorkel gear, or simply relax on the white-sand beaches. When you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy fruits, sandwiches, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks on board.
  • Explore Palominos or Icacos islands on a half-day tour
  • Choose from two tour times to suit your schedule
  • Snorkel equipment and snacks are included
  • A private boat means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Sunbay Marina
      Parcelas Beltran Barrio, Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico

      The map will take you directly to the marina parking lot. They tell the guard that they are going for an Excursion with Escape To Paradise PR. After parking, they go to the wooden gazebo near the office.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Cayo Icacos

    4 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Isla Palominos

    4 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    231 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 231 reviews
    BEST DAY BY FAR of our 8 day trip.
    Ishtar_B, Aug 2023
    I wish Viator allowed MORE than 5 stars. We cannot begin to say how memorable this experience was. I proposed to my fiancé a year prior to the day. So, I wanted to create a special romantic day. I chartered this private excursion for us. Thankfully, Jon, the captain, and Kathy, his first mate, absolutely delivered on my expectations. We met them at the specified time. Kathy did a briefing with us and we boarded the boat safely. Everything was explained to us in great detail. We were asked if we had any questions and we did not. We then set off for a super fun and bumpy ride (it’s just the water, not anyone to blame but Mother Nature) to the snorkeling location. We brought our own masks but they would have been provided had we not. We did make use of their fins. Kathy joined us in the water and guided the two of us to the reef where she pointed out several different fish species. She actually dove to the bottom to retrieve an open and empty oyster shell for us as a souvenir. After about 40 minutes, we re boarded the boat to head to Icacos. Once at Icacos, we saw a few party catamarans. We specifically booked this to not be in the fray of a party atmosphere. We’re in our 50’s and wanted privacy and calm. We asked Jon if we could dock off the stretch of beach that was unoccupied. He was so accommodating and headed that way. He did say it might be rocky but he’ll try. And he got us right where there was no one. They then brought all our items like towels, hats, sunscreen, and our lunch that they provided (lots of fruit, sandwiches, chips, and any beverages we wanted). We did not drink anything alcoholic however, they did have rum punch and beer available. Anything else we needed, they brought from the boat to us on shore. There was also a floating raft that was tied off to the anchor line. AMAZING. Just laying there together and feeling the ocean beneath was truly magical. We decided not to visit Palomino. We were content there and did not want to pack up and setup again on another beach. So we opted to stay on Icacos and they were happy to do whatever we asked. Within reason, of course. On the ride back, we passed the island to learn its history and see it. We snorkeled again. This time my mouth piece was not working right so I borrowed their equipment. Excellent quality items. As we did that, they packed up the beach setup and started getting us ready to head back. Jon and Kathy also took incredible photos of us and for us with our phones so that we did not have to worry about capturing any moments. Jon was also our DJ. Any requests he was happy to queue it up on the spot. Long story just a bit longer, we had privacy, romance and quiet. Just what we hoped for. This was our BEST day, by far, on this 8 day vacation to Puerto Rico. And I’ve been here many times. It was my fiancées first time to the island. She didn’t want this day to end. This was worth every penny for the level of service and the quality of the experience. Either on Viator or direct with Escape To Paradise…..do not hesitate. BOOK IT!! And, remember, Jon and Kathy work so hard to make your day special. They are outstanding humans that just want you to have the time of your life. Be gracious to them and consider offering them a little extra thank you at the end of your day. Peace and love.
    Half Day couple’s private trip to Icacos & Palomino
    Joseph_L, Jul 2023
    Capt. Jon was amazing. We went on a private couple trip to both Icacos and Palomino and the experience was one of a kind. The service was top notch. I highly recommend!
    Great time!!!!!
    Kathleen_W, Jul 2023
    Capn John and Kathy were awesome. So attentive, kind and fun! Go! you won’t regret it!! We had an amazing time with our 3 teens!!
    Best part of our trip
    Deana_J, Jul 2023
    Kathy and Captain John were fantastic. Ham and cheese sandwiches were delicious. Icanos Island had the best beach. drinks and snacks the whole time. 10 out of 10.
    We had a great captain...
    Melissa_F, Jun 2023
    We had a great captain and first mate. The boat was nice and clean. They were very accommodating. We had such a great time!
    Fun! Fun! Fun!
    Donna_H, Jun 2023
    We had a great time on our private charter and snorkling adventure. Our hosts/ guides were fabulous. They were so friendly, easy going, informative and fun. I highly recommend this excursion!
    Fun time
    Gregory_M, Jun 2023
    Great time, ain't nothing like living life to the fulliest with great friends and family . What a time
    A must do in Puerto Rico!
    Fidel_M, Jun 2023
    Excellent experience! We would recommend this tour to anyone coming to P. R. Captain John and Cathy were super friendly and knowledgeable during the whole trip to Icacos island. The ocean water was breathtaking.
    This excursion was the...
    William_H, Jun 2023
    This excursion was the highlight of our trip. There was some initial confusion about where to actually meet at first, but that was remedied quickly. Everything was taken care of for us, and we enjoyed the personal touch that we might not have had if we had booked one of the large group charters instead. The crew, John and Kate, were fantastic company. I can't recommend it enough.
    Highlight of our trip to Puerto Rico
    Dan_B, Jun 2023
    Fantastic charter on a sweet boat. Plenty of space for 6 people, lots of cold drinks and a ton of fun.
    Cory_B, May 2023
    Captain Jon and first mate Katie were GREAT! We enjoied snorkeling and a beautiful beach day. Snorkeling gear was the best we have ever gotten on an excursion. The drinks and snacks were very good and the crew took excellent care of our group. Jon is a STAR!!!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for letting us know that you had a great time. The opinion of our customers is always important to us. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks
    Great Trip
    Scott_D, Apr 2023
    We had a great family outing with John and Jamil. Would definitely recommend this trip and the crew.
    good times!
    Carmen_D, Mar 2023
    Spending time With family The tour guides were both amazing! The 2 private islands we vis¡ted were great.
    Highlight of our trip
    Chanda_P, Mar 2023
    We had the BEST time with captain John and Chu! The guided snorkeling at Tortuga bay was so fun, and the time at the beach on Icacos was perfect. John and Chu took care of us the whole time, made us drinks, brought us snacks - plus had the best playlist! Best way to spend my birthday.
    Great afternoon on the water!
    Teresa_S, Feb 2023
    We had a great time with our guides Andrea and John! They were willing to adjust time lines to what we wanted to do and were really fun to be around! I wish we had booked for a whole day!
    Paola_S, Feb 2023
    Jesus and John made sure we had a great time and they definitely did!! We were celebrating 2 birthdays and the experience was incredible we will definitely come back.
    Excellent day with our Nuevo Hermanos
    Brian_J, Jan 2023
    What a great day on the water. Capitano Yamil and First mate John (aka Rob) were fantastic hosts. Excellent conversation with them and they were upmost professionals. I will highly recommend this private trip as it’s always great to have your own personal experience opposed to a drunken run cruise with a bunch of people you don’t know. Snorkeling was fun and we were fortunate to have clear waters and lots of various fish to view on the reef. Icacos island was, in my opinion, better than Palominos because it’s very relaxing there. So I highly recommend as my wife and I had a very nice aboard.
    Top notch duo of Jahn and Yamil
    Marinelasleonor, Dec 2022
    John and Captain Yamil were excellent! They went out of their way to make sure we had the greatest time, and we did! They were very knowledgeable, professional and they took care of us! We will definitely be back and we will specifically request for John and Captain Yamil!
    Can't go wrong with this charter!
    Lucio_L, Aug 2022
    Our half day charter was a true highlight of our trip to PR. The boat ride out to Icacos was bumpy due to wind and weather conditions, but the crew took very good care of us and helped make sure we were safe at all times. I highly recommend this charter.
    Highlight of Our Vacation
    Dana_K, Jul 2022
    This was one of the highlights to our trip to Puerto Rico. Ocean water was somewhat turbulent as we began our Excursion and so we were on the fence as to what to expect. Our guides stopped the boat at one point and asked us if we wanted to continue or head back to shore and receive a refund. We appreciated that but decided to plow forward. we only went to one of the islands due to those choppy Waters. But once we arrived it was like a postcard. Pristine sand, water so clear it was like a swimming pool. Our hosts were at our beck and call for anything we wanted for hours. Expect that there will be other excursions that arrive while you are there but the vibe is fantastic. Great music everyone just enjoying the perfectness of that spot. We snorkled as well. The reefs were fine enough, but there were not a lot of fish at the time we visited but it was still an enjoyable experience. Know that your host will guide you through the entire snorkeling experience and be in the water with you if you have never done it before and that is a definite value add because not everyone in the family had snorkeled before. I would highly recommend this trip. The only negative worth mentioning, is that I used the comment section, when I booked the excursion, to make mention of a required food exclusion, to the tour operator. The tour operator never received the comment. Our host said that happens sometimes with Viator. As a result we were unable to eat the food. But this could be worse if traveling with someone with disabilities or small children or something. So be cautious and contact the operator directly versus through the Viator comment section

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