Puerto Rico

Cymatium raderi My groups to Puerto Rico have really enjoyed the trip and brought back some wonderful shells. We snorkel in San Juan then move to La Parguera (shelling on the way) for three or four days on a boat to the outer reefs and mangrove islands. The first shell found was our captain's Cymatium raderi! A beautiful Strombus gigas was also found on that first snorkel, and a huge red Tulip shell. Our last day was spent successfully looking for land snails in a forested area.

If you want to come along, meet me in San Juan and we'll try our best to find some good shells. Hurry - This trip is limited to seven people! NOTE: airfare is NOT included, since you can get to San Juan from many local airports.

Date: May 11-17, 2017 Cymatium nicobaricum
For: Snorkelers, waders, land shellers
Cost: $1600
  • Accommodations
  • Boats & transportation
  • Guides
  • NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to San Juan, meals.
  • Deposit:
  • $400 with reservation
  • Reservation Form
  • More about Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico is in the U.S.A. - no need for a passport or to go through customs!

    In San Juan we'll stay near the airport so it'll be easy for me to pick you up when you arrive (you make your own air reservations, since there are so many flights to San Juan.) San Juan is a modern, bustling city with everything you need there - no need to bring paper supplies or snacks if you don't want to bother with them.

    The trip across the island from San Juan goes through lovely country and the forests are particularly beautiful. The town of La Parguera is a tourist resort town, with several dining options. We'll stay at private homes that have comfortable and convenient rooms for tourists.

    If the group is interested in land snails, there are many species there and we can stop on our way to collect them and also visit the rain forest for more.

    We will be snorkelling mostly, and you must be able to get in and out of a small boat.

    Ready to go? Fill out the reservation form and send a deposit. I will send a list of items to bring six weeks before the trip.