Water activity

Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

4.5 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Kayaking Holbox
Water activity

Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Kayaking Holbox

From US$ 56.47 per person

Discover the beauty of Holbox Island at night with this guided kayaking tour. Paddle along as you admire the twinkling stars above and bioluminescent sea life below during this unique experience.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Please be ready at the main entrance of the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time. The driver wait no longer than 10 minutes after de scheduled pickup time.


  • Expereince the excitement of swimming with bioluminescent plankton
  • See the stars clearly in an area where the light pollution is very low
  • Hear about the ecosystem and learn about what causes bioluminescence
  • Soak in the tranquility of nighttime on the water as you kayak along
  • Be picked up and dropped off directly at your accommodation in downtown Holbox
Full description

Cruise along the coast of Holbox by kayak while observing constellations and shooting stars. Swim in the water and enjoy the unique experience of seeing neon-blue bioluminescent plankton up close.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in downtown Holbox and relax on the drive to the launching point for your tour. Get set up with your high-quality kayaking gear before embarking on your nighttime adventure.

Glide over the water and listen to the sound of the water lapping the shore. Look up to see the stars in this area where the light pollution is low and see the stars reflecting off the water. Learn about the constellations you see, spot your own zodiac constellation depending on the month, and see 3-5 planets.

Listen as your guide tells you about the local ecosystem before reaching the sandbanks and going for a dip in the sea. Particularly in the spring and summer, witness the bioluminescent plankton glow as it senses your movement in the water. Marvel as this outlines your body with a magic light.

Return to your accommodation in downtown Holbox at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off in downtown Holbox
  • English-speaking guide
  • Kayaking tour
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Flashlight
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Rain may improve the intensity of the bioluminescent effect
  • The bioluminescent effect is most prominent in the spring and summer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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Wau! What a beautiful moment. The sky from the water is amazing. Omer helped me a lot while I was struggling with the kayak so do not worry, you are in good hands. Bioluminescence was not like in pictures :p but fair enough. I had a superb moment Thank you!

March 27, 2023

Splendida escursione. Gli organizzatori sono venuti a prenderci nel punto indicato, su i kayak abbiamo costeggiato la spiaggia e atteso che la luna andasse giù, la nostra guida ci indicava le costellazioni e ci raccontava della fauna marina di Holbox, è stato molto interessante. Non appena la luna è andata giù abbiamo visto la luminescenza, che spettacolo! Un mix di sport e conoscenza della natura molto valido. Siamo stati riaccompagnati al nostro hotel alla fine.

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March 27, 2023

Das Erlebnis war super. Aber aufpassen mit dem Taxi. Die Hinfahrt ist inkludiert. Die Rückfahrt nicht. Als wir abgesetzt wurden hieß es die Rückfahrt kostet 800 Pesos. Also 4* höher als der normale Preis. Wir hatten keine Chance so kurzfristig morgens um 3 Uhr eine andere Möglichkeit zu finden.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 418472