Been coming to Rincon off and on since the early 80s and had never gone snorkeling here!!! I missed out. It was fabulous: we saw multitudes of multicolored fish, corals of all shapes and sizes and a turtle!!
3-4 Hour Experience
AM & PM Departures
A Rincón Snorkeling Adventure For All Ages & Abilities
This is snorkeling in Puerto Rico at its finest – don’t waste time on a boat, get straight into the water from the beach at the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. Our specialized and certified instructors will brief you on what animals you will encounter and how to safely snorkel on a shallow reef. On the reef, you will be amazed by the underwater world in front of your eyes. Expect to see shoals of blue tang, angelfish, a variety of coral, and sea turtles!
Spend time on a shallow reef enjoying the warm Caribbean waters
Easy diving access - enter the water from the beach
Visit the best snorkeling spot according to the day’s ocean conditions
See fish, corals of all shapes and sizes, & even turtles
Learn to identify various fish by color and name
Learn how to protect the reef and snorkel safely
- Snorkelers – $50
- Child snorkeler (3 – 9 years ) – $40
- 9 AM – finish by 12
- 1 PM finish at 4 PM
Rincón Diving & Snorkeling- 2207 Ave Pedro Albizu Campos Carr Rd 115 Km 12.0, Rincón, PR 00677, Puerto Rico, USA
3 hours – approx. 1 hour in the water
No minimum – if the number of participants in your group exceeds the quantity available to book online, call the dive center.
- Equipment: mask, snorkel, & fins
- Flotation device
- Drinking water – bring your refillable water bottle for free refills from our filtered rainwater collection
- Transportation from dive center to entry point at the beach
- Wetsuit – available to rent
What to bring
- Reef-safe sunscreen
Good to know
- Ages 3+ welcome
- Non-swimmers welcome
- After equipment fitting, you will follow the guide in your own transportation to the entry point for the snorkeling tour (5 min from the dive center). If you need transportation from the dive center and back, please give us a call so advance arrangements can be made. Additional charges may apply.
- It is important to drink plenty of water before arrival for hydration.
- Apply ocean-friendly/reef-safe sunscreen before arrival so it soaks into you and not the precious reef. Ocean-friendly sunscreen is available for purchase at the dive center.
What You’ll See & Do
Meet up with your group at our dive center located in central Rincón, and prepare to leave either in the morning or afternoon (depending on the trip you’ve selected). After being fitted with snorkel gear, your guide will give you a briefing on the location and what marine life you can expect to see at the snorkel site.
Next, you’ll proceed to the beach and onto the day’s chosen snorkel site. Transportation from the dive center is not included in the tour so you will need to make your way there in your own vehicle.
Once at the beach we’ll wade in and start swimming to the reef. Your guide will be with you all the way and there to support you if you need it. Enjoy the underwater delights of the Tres Palmas Reserve as you explore the snorkel site. Your location will vary depending on the day’s weather, ocean conditions, and your experience level – we consider all these points to ensure your experience is as enjoyable as possible. No matter what location you end up visiting, you’re sure to have a unique experience discovering the majestic world beneath the waves. Expect to see a variety of fish, coral, and even sea turtles!
Finish your snorkeling trip on the beach and spend the rest of the day relaxing and soaking up the sun’s rays
Answers to Your Questions
No boat is required to get to the beautiful reefs in Rincón, we swim there from the beach.
We recommend using your own transportation for this activity. On certain occasions, with advance notice, we may be able to arrange for pickup at one of the local hotels in Rincón. Additional charges may apply.
No, we will provide snorkelers with flotation aids so you don’t need to know how to swim. However, you do need to be comfortable in the water as we will spend 1 hour on the reef. Snorkelers will be provided with snorkeling equipment, life vests and, if preferred, snorkeling noodles for flotation. Guides will instruct on snorkeling techniques for beginners.
A group tour may have participants who don’t know each other. If you have smaller children or need extra attention, guides may not be able to give you the best service without compromising the safety and enjoyment of other participants. Also, if you want a more personal service, hire a private guide by booking a Private Guided Snorkeling or diving tour.
We would recommend selecting the private tour option for a more customized experience.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
Previous Guest’s Experiences
She fit us well with equipment, explained what we would see, and she remained quite attentive to everyone in the group during our time out near the reef. The reef was spectacular.
Of note: coral, blue tang, reef squid, tarpon, and of course a sea turtle. Matt is a very knowledgeable and accommodating guide. I highly recommend this snorkeling tour!
My husband and I have never been in the ocean let alone snorkeling. This was one of the best parts of our trip, Matthew was our guide and was wonderful. Had a great time, Definitely worth every penny.