Activities and Admission Fees


The VCHT is a non profit organization that does not charge for services. We do subcontract local businesses and suggest a donation to the VCHT as a way to help fund the operation of our exhibits and programs.


Self-Guided Tour of the Facilities

Entrance Free for residents and local students

Suggested donation for visitors $3. Or as much as you WOULD LIKE TO DONATE, we don’t want you to miss the experience, but we have to feed the fish and the humans.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop is RUN BY VOLUNTEERS and prides itself in buying and selling as much local and ecologically sound merchandise as we can find. All revenues go towards operating costs and community programs.


Office Services

Internet Access

Free for local students and residents solely for education purposes

Internet use $5 per ½ hour for all computers.

This applies to private computers or electronic devices using the VCHT Wi-Fi. We have limited download capacity so please no movies, music or large files.

Copies and Faxes

Copies 50 cents

Faxes  $1 a page local. $2 a page for long distance


Guided Tours and Educational Experiences

All subject to availability

Please refer to our Calendar of Events for availability and schedule



Guided Tour of the VCHT Facilities

A Guided Tour of the Garden, Museum and Marine Life Exhibit (including Bioroom)

Suggested Donation $20 per family or $15 for two people (includes admission) approximately 30 minutes

Free for all local schools or groups with prior scheduling


Playa Grande Historical Tour

A guided tour of the Playa Grande sugar cane ruins to hike trough nature and history.

Suggested Donation $30 per adult $15 per child.


Birding Nature Tours

Explore the winged beauties of Vieques while visiting diverse ecosystems in search of some of the 172 birds species that have lived or traveled trough Vieques.

Suggested Donation $20 per person


Coastal Ecological Walk

Educational walk through the Puerto Real Bay in Esperanza and trails of the Cayo de Tierra.

Suggested donation $15 per person with 5 person minimum (1 hour)


House Tour

A guided tour of fabulous and interesting local houses. Transportation and refreshments included.

Suggested Donation $50 per person


Introduction to Marine Biology

A beginner’s course into the use of science to explore the marine world.  In VCHT and small pier, 35 minutes.

Suggested Donation $10 per student (3 student minimum)


Marine Life Exhibit Collection Runs

Collect and release species for the smallest aquarium in the world with expert guides. Help control the population of lionfish by assisting in the capture and reporting of this invasive species. All equipment included.

Suggested Donation $10 per student (3 student minimum)


The VCHT Speaker Series

The VCHT hosts a wide variety of educational talks that focus on environmental issues, sustainability, sciences, historical, cultural and Vieques related topics. We have a network of experts and scientists from Puerto Rico and around the world that give presentations throughout the year. The talks are open to the public with limited availability.

Suggested donations vary.


MANTASTIC Adventure Experience

Combination of talks, presentations and coastal excursions with aquatic activities.

Suggested Donation: $60 per day per student


MANTASTIC Adventure Experience Summer Program

$300 per student for 5 day program


Become a member today- Members are welcome to enter without entrance donation and receive discounts on some programs and activities


The staff is available for private tours and guiding services to different coastal systems and cultural areas. We will happily design a specific tour for families or student groups. All excursions are subject to availability and participants must reserve in advance.