San Juan City Tour Excursion Reviews

San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth, is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, as well as one of the most stunning examples of colonial life in the Western world.
This was our favorite excursion.
Sail Date: June 2019
This was our favorite excursion. The tour guide gave us a very thorough history of San Juan and we got to experience some of the best Puerto Rican cuisine we've ever had.
This was our favorite excursion. The tour guide gave us a very thorough history of San Juan and we got to experience some of the best Puerto Rican cuisine we've ever had. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our guide, Maria, was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of information about San Juan as we toured.
Sail Date: June 2019
Our guide, Maria, was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of information about San Juan as we toured. She was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the stops that we made. The views from the top of the fort were incredible! We chose to get ... Read More
Our guide, Maria, was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of information about San Juan as we toured. She was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the stops that we made. The views from the top of the fort were incredible! We chose to get off at the last stop and did some shopping. It was very easy to find our way back to the ship. We felt safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
as this was my second time doing this type of tour-it was mainly for the other family members who ...
Sail Date: June 2019
as this was my second time doing this type of tour-it was mainly for the other family members who had never been in Puerto Rico before--nice air conditioned bus-tour guide took us tourist sites in new and old San Juan . after which ... Read More
as this was my second time doing this type of tour-it was mainly for the other family members who had never been in Puerto Rico before--nice air conditioned bus-tour guide took us tourist sites in new and old San Juan . after which everyone was hungry and he recommended a wonderful restaurant where the food was very good--short walk back to cruise ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We jumped in the tours going outside the port for 15.00 a person.
Sail Date: June 2019
We jumped in the tours going outside the port for 15.00 a person. I don't remember the name. Great driver telling us about the city. Worth the price.
We jumped in the tours going outside the port for 15.00 a person. I don't remember the name. Great driver telling us about the city. Worth the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Good tour of old town and new town, but nothing to rave about.
Sail Date: May 2019
Good tour of old town and new town, but nothing to rave about. Walked around town after and went to Senor Frog's.
Good tour of old town and new town, but nothing to rave about. Walked around town after and went to Senor Frog's. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice tour with picture and restroom stops.
Sail Date: April 2019
Nice tour with picture and restroom stops. Most of the tourist sites and one fort included in tour. At end of tour, operator gives you the opportunity to get off in shopping area or return to ship.
Nice tour with picture and restroom stops. Most of the tourist sites and one fort included in tour. At end of tour, operator gives you the opportunity to get off in shopping area or return to ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the 10 Best of San Juan tour.
Sail Date: April 2019
We did the 10 Best of San Juan tour. Hector our guide and driver was very knowledgeable, and we were able to see a lot of the city on a comfortable air-conditioned bus. It was nice to see how Puerto Rico has recovered from Hurricane ... Read More
We did the 10 Best of San Juan tour. Hector our guide and driver was very knowledgeable, and we were able to see a lot of the city on a comfortable air-conditioned bus. It was nice to see how Puerto Rico has recovered from Hurricane Maria and we were happy to be able to contribute to the local economy by taking a tour there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I give 10 stars to the bus driver for his incredible driving.
Sail Date: April 2019
I give 10 stars to the bus driver for his incredible driving. Somehow he made the bus shrink to fit all the tight and narrow streets and squeeze through the traffic. Our guide was informative, entertaining and cheerful. We stopped at a ... Read More
I give 10 stars to the bus driver for his incredible driving. Somehow he made the bus shrink to fit all the tight and narrow streets and squeeze through the traffic. Our guide was informative, entertaining and cheerful. We stopped at a couple of spots for photo-ops and dropped off in Old Town for shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We actually won this as a prize in the spa.
Sail Date: April 2019
We actually won this as a prize in the spa. It helped you get a feel for the layout of the city but other than that I didn't find it that interesting. It may have been our guide?
We actually won this as a prize in the spa. It helped you get a feel for the layout of the city but other than that I didn't find it that interesting. It may have been our guide? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Always love visiting San Juan.
Sail Date: March 2019
Always love visiting San Juan. We chose a ship tour (San Juan Cultural Tour). The cruise line made it easy to find your group with just a short walk from the ship to shore. Although we thoroughly enjoy our tour destinations and our guide, ... Read More
Always love visiting San Juan. We chose a ship tour (San Juan Cultural Tour). The cruise line made it easy to find your group with just a short walk from the ship to shore. Although we thoroughly enjoy our tour destinations and our guide, unfortunately, the air-conditioning on the bus stopped working half way through the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice to see the city but the Fort San Cristobal was a bit boring
Sail Date: March 2019
Nice to see the city but the Fort San Cristobal was a bit boring
Nice to see the city but the Fort San Cristobal was a bit boring Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide was great (sorry that I can't remember his name).
Sail Date: March 2019
Our guide was great (sorry that I can't remember his name). There were a few guests on our tour that had mobility issues. He was very compassionate and patient.
Our guide was great (sorry that I can't remember his name). There were a few guests on our tour that had mobility issues. He was very compassionate and patient. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was fine, but was hindered a bit by rush-hour traffic from our late arrival, and by some rain.
Sail Date: January 2019
It was fine, but was hindered a bit by rush-hour traffic from our late arrival, and by some rain. The guide was informative. The stops were hindered by places no longer being open for the day, rain, and perhaps too long.
It was fine, but was hindered a bit by rush-hour traffic from our late arrival, and by some rain. The guide was informative. The stops were hindered by places no longer being open for the day, rain, and perhaps too long. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the views from the fort.
Sail Date: January 2019
Loved the views from the fort. So much history and Old San Juan has such charm.
Loved the views from the fort. So much history and Old San Juan has such charm. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the San Juan City and Bacardi Factory Tour through NCL.
Sail Date: January 2019
We did the San Juan City and Bacardi Factory Tour through NCL. The highlight of the city portion of the tour was a stop at Fort San Cristobal. This is part of the U.S National Park system and was open despite the partial government ... Read More
We did the San Juan City and Bacardi Factory Tour through NCL. The highlight of the city portion of the tour was a stop at Fort San Cristobal. This is part of the U.S National Park system and was open despite the partial government shutdown. We spent about an hour touring the fort and that was about all the time you needed. We re-boarded the tour bus and headed over to the Bacardi factory. They provide you with a welcome drink as well as a ticket that can be redeemed for another drink at the end of the tour. The factory tour was interesting and lasted about 1.5 hours. You learned about the history of the company and the process of making rum. It was a pleasant way to spend the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
After the cruise, we were standing in the taxi line and were approached by someone from SJ Happy ...
Sail Date: January 2019
After the cruise, we were standing in the taxi line and were approached by someone from SJ Happy Tours who offered to take us on a 3 hour tour of New and Old San Juan and then to the airport. Since we had a late flight, we decided to ... Read More
After the cruise, we were standing in the taxi line and were approached by someone from SJ Happy Tours who offered to take us on a 3 hour tour of New and Old San Juan and then to the airport. Since we had a late flight, we decided to participate in this tour. We were glad we did. The tour started in the Condado area of San Juan where we were driven through the hotels, restaurants, shops and beaches of this area. We enjoyed this area and are contemplating taking a vacation here in the future. This part of the tour included a 15 min. stop at a convenience store near the beach. The next area of the tour was in Old San Juan and included a 10 min. and later a 45 min. stop. The tour operator provided a good overview of the history, buildings, statues, and forts in this area. The tour driver has lived in San Juan his whole life and provided a good tour of the City and general information about the island and all of the amenities. We were taken to the airport in plenty of time. I would recommend this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We saw lots of interesting places, toured the capital building, it was great!
Sail Date: January 2019
We saw lots of interesting places, toured the capital building, it was great!
We saw lots of interesting places, toured the capital building, it was great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The part of San Juan we saw was beautiful.
Sail Date: January 2019
The part of San Juan we saw was beautiful. We saw some historic buildings and had time to walk downtown a bit. Our guide was good and told us a lot of history, he explained things well.
The part of San Juan we saw was beautiful. We saw some historic buildings and had time to walk downtown a bit. Our guide was good and told us a lot of history, he explained things well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
For the City Tour, Ivan, the tour guide was exceptional.
Sail Date: December 2018
For the City Tour, Ivan, the tour guide was exceptional. I took this excursion at Celebrity Will's suggestion as the Bike tour left the dock earlier than the departure time without me.
For the City Tour, Ivan, the tour guide was exceptional. I took this excursion at Celebrity Will's suggestion as the Bike tour left the dock earlier than the departure time without me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We walked to the fort from the cruise ship the views were amazing.
Sail Date: December 2018
We walked to the fort from the cruise ship the views were amazing. Lots of hills to walk, but worth it. Then we booked a city tour to take us around and it was nice.
We walked to the fort from the cruise ship the views were amazing. Lots of hills to walk, but worth it. Then we booked a city tour to take us around and it was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great tour guide.
Sail Date: December 2018
Great tour guide. Saw mostly new San Juan. Bus was too big and the traffic too heavy for old San Juan
Great tour guide. Saw mostly new San Juan. Bus was too big and the traffic too heavy for old San Juan Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were herded into lines, put on buses, took too long.
Sail Date: November 2018
We were herded into lines, put on buses, took too long. The excursion started too late, could not see a thing out of the bus windows. The bus got a flat after the 1st stop,. We did not feel this excursion was worthwhile at all. I did an ... Read More
We were herded into lines, put on buses, took too long. The excursion started too late, could not see a thing out of the bus windows. The bus got a flat after the 1st stop,. We did not feel this excursion was worthwhile at all. I did an old and new tour 3 years ago in the early morning after disembarkation and it was completely different and better. We did not like this tour at all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Puerto Rico: We took a taxi to Castillo San Filipe del Morro (the big fort) and walked back to ...
Sail Date: November 2018
Puerto Rico: We took a taxi to Castillo San Filipe del Morro (the big fort) and walked back to the ship and stopped at the smaller Castillo de San Cristobal fort. I really enjoyed the big fort, I’ve been to several and the size of ... Read More
Puerto Rico: We took a taxi to Castillo San Filipe del Morro (the big fort) and walked back to the ship and stopped at the smaller Castillo de San Cristobal fort. I really enjoyed the big fort, I’ve been to several and the size of this one was impressive. My wife thought the walk back to the ship was much longer than the taxi driver led us to believe, but it was downhill and not too bad for the rest of us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Van ride for $15, very informative, see alot, free wi-fi and air conditioned
Sail Date: November 2018
Van ride for $15, very informative, see alot, free wi-fi and air conditioned
Van ride for $15, very informative, see alot, free wi-fi and air conditioned Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour and airport transfer were nice and it's a great way to waste some time before a later ...
Sail Date: November 2018
The tour and airport transfer were nice and it's a great way to waste some time before a later flight. The Organization on the ship was poorly planned. We met deck 7 at the Stardust theater. We were then required to go all the way ... Read More
The tour and airport transfer were nice and it's a great way to waste some time before a later flight. The Organization on the ship was poorly planned. We met deck 7 at the Stardust theater. We were then required to go all the way down to the stage to receive a sticker before climbing all the way back up. There were many older and differently abled individuals who were unable to perform this task. It would've been smarter to have the attendant stationed on deck 7 Stardust entrance to hand out the stickers then enter to wait as we exited the ship from that deck also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line