Glowing kayaker

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

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Key Details
2.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Paddling warm shallow areas with glowing dolphin, manatee, and fish
  • Anything in the water that moves glows, including your kayak paddle or hand.
In the summer months the brackish waters of the Banana River host a magical phenomena, the bioluminescence. Just imagine everything in the waters that move glow. Glowing fish, manatee, and dolphin swimming under your kayak! Bright glowing splashing!
What to Expect
The source of our “living lights”—bioluminescence—is dinoflagellates,  single-celled organisms common in marine environments. Each bioluminescent dinoflagellate flashes only a fraction of a second when disturbed by water movement, but its high concentrations in the warm Indian River water create beautiful bluish-white trails of light caused by swimming fish and paddling kayakers. A swimming manatee may be completely concealed in a spectacular, other-worldly cloud of “living light!”
Upon arriving at the park, check in with the trip leaders which includes signing a mandatory release of liability and assumption of risk form. You will be outfitted with a life jacket, kayak, and paddle. After some brief instruction, we will paddle as a group in search of the “living lights.” Most tours last a couple of hours, however, if the bioluminescence is super bright and dolphins or manatee show up on the scene, well . . . time just doesn’t matter.
What's Included
  • Kayaks or Canoe, all paddling gear, lights for your kayak, bottled water, instruction, and guides
What's Not Included
  • Bug spray, flashlights, or tips to your guides.
Meeting Point

Kelly Park East 2550 N. Banana River Drive Merritt Island, FL 32952

What to Remember
Please show up a few minutes early. The tour group leaves at 8:15
Wear clothes that can get wet. Bring bug spray.

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