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Kayaking & Biking in Culebra
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Aaron (
Date:   02-27-05 12:49

Thanks everyone for your help so far. I had 2 topics that I had questions on:

1) We would like to Kayak one day in Culebra. We were thinking of renting a kayak in town and kayaking to Luis Pena or maybe even Cayo Raton. I was wondering if anyone has ever done this before. We are pretty much novices, but adventurous and looks like something we would like to do. Is either island better for any reason. And would either of the trips be difficult or dangerous? Any info you could provide would be very helpful.

2) Originally I planned on renting a Jeep the whole time we were there. Since its kind of pricey, I've been trying to figure out what days we would really need a Jeep. The first day we are going to take the glass bottom boat to Culebrita. And another day we are planning on Kayaking. So that would leave only 3 more days. I know we want to go to Zoni one day too, and I know that would require a vehicle, but the other 2 days we will probably just go to Flamenco, Carlos Rosario, and some of the other beaches on the North East and East coasts. For those I figured we could probably bike to them pretty easily since we are staying in town and there are roads up that way. I would also like to go to the helicopter pad for the sunset one night. What do you think about biking to the Northeast and East coasts from town. Or should I just go ahead and rent a Jeep for 3 days?

Thanks again for all your help.

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Re: Kayaking & Biking in Culebra
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: JoseGuzman (
Date:   02-27-05 13:39

Kayaking to Luis Pena does not sounds dangerous since that channel is well protected. However, you should watch the currents, and the conditions of the sea. I do not remember cayo raton, but if it is in the Luis Pena area, it does not sound too dangerous.
You watch the sea, stay still for a few seconds, and try to determine if there are strong currents. The wind, this time of year, usually, tends to have a east-northeast, or north-east direction, that means that when comming back to Culebra you'll have opposing force from the wind.
What I'll do is to stay close to Luis Pena shore, and wait until you see the closest distance to make it to Culebra, and try to do it in a straght line.
I tell you this because you mentioned that you are some kind of novice.

As for the vehicle, maybe three days is to long for having it, but you know your plans. If it was me, I walk some of the time, and drive some of the time.
Public transport is good, but they are less available very early, or very late.

Capt. J.Guzman

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Re: Kayaking & Biking in Culebra
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: sweet (
Date:   02-27-05 14:47

If you are on Culebra same time as my wife and I we would be happy to take you to Louis Pena. Check out my earlier post 2-20-05.
As far as transportation, one day with a jeep gets you to Zoni and the helicopter pad that night, one day kayaking and one day public transportation to Flamenco and Carlos Rosario. We rented bikes the first time we were on the island and also went with Jim Peterson kayaking. We switched from bikers to kayakers real quick. Culebra is a small and easy going island. Enjoy whatever you are doing and save what you missed for next year.

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Re: Kayaking & Biking in Culebra
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Debbie (
Date:   03-01-05 08:00

Cayo Raton is pretty far out there (west and a little south of Luis Pena). It's a 30-40 minute boat ride from the ferry dock. Seems like it would be a little too adventurous, especially when there is so much to see/do at Luis Pena. Luis Pena is pretty large - you can hit the northern most beach as your first stop, and then paddle west and south to the western most beach (which is a beautiful white sand beach *and deserted*), then you can paddle south and east to the next beach. Continue east and north to make your way around Luis Pena and back to the ferry channel. This side of Luis Pena can be pretty rough as far as surf, so be careful. I'm not a kayaker, but even this route sounds pretty aggressive and strenuous to me.

Happy Diving!

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