The Private Accessible 5 hour San Juan Shore Excursion is perfect for the disabled traveler who wants to experience the fascinating history and culture of San Juan!
This accessible San Juan Shore Excursion will begin as you meet your driver and guide at the San Juan cruise dock or accessible hotel in a private, wheelchair accessible mini-bus. Enjoy a comfortable, short ride from the cruise dock through this charming colonial city as you make your way to the first stop of the day, the walled fortress, Castillo San Cristobal. Built by the Spanish to protect against land based attacks, the original walls encompassed the city. While part of the walls have been demolished to ease the flow of traffic in and out of the city, it is still an impressive fortification and a “must-see” when visiting San Juan. On the ground level of the fort, you'll find an exhibition hall with old artifacts as well as an accessible theater room, showing a short video of the history of the fort. The next level of the fort is available to wheelchair users by using an elevator. Escorted by your private tour guide, you'll stroll around the old structure, see some of the "rooms" and spectacular fort views and visit the souvenir ship. Please note the top level of the fort is not wheelchair accessible.
After your time exploring the fort, your accessible tour will continue to a traditional island restaurant - more like an experience! Enjoy island food, music and servers dressed in old traditional clothes. The venue is fully accessible with ramps and accessible restrooms (cost not included).
This shore excursion of accessible San Juan is full of fantastic photo opportunities and breathtaking views of the bay. Be transported to another world as your driver and guide escort you through the various lookout points with the most spectacular views.
Your day will end in the charming Old Town San Juan and the fully accessible boulevard, Paseo de la Princesa. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the flat surfaced area, peppered with local vendors, food stands and sometimes live music. There are beautiful waterviews at the end of the Boulevard!
Conclude your shore excursion with a comfortable ride back to the San Juan cruise dock in your air conditioned, wheelchair accessible van.
- Accessible traditional island restaurant experience
- Old Town San Juan
- Castillo San Cristobal
- Paseo de la Princesa
Accessible San Juan Shore Excursion Photos
This accessible San Juan shore excursion uses a wheelchair accessible van with lift. The walking parts of this tour are step-free and mostly flat with paved surfaces. You will encounter a few mild hills and uneven terrain in parts of the Old Town (note most of the Old Town is not accessible and will not be visited). Be advised that while visiting the Fort, your guide will lead you using wheelchair friendly routes. The upper floor is not accessible. Note - it may occur that the elevator is out of order, in this case, another solution will be suggested.
The accessible mini-bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. It can fit up to 3 wheelchair users inside and has strap downs available.
The San Cristobal Fort is one of the most accessible Spanish Forts in the Caribbean! An elevator has been installed to help wheelchair users get to the second level of the Fort. Ramps are available at the main entrance and back entrance. Throughout the accessible levels, you'll experience mostly flat surfaces. Some uneven areas. There are accessible restrooms available and the gift shop has a small ramped entrance.
Paseo de la Princesa is mostly flat and smooth with curb cuts available.