Water activity

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

4.3 / 5

26 reviews

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

Activity provider: Holiday Services

From US$ 49 per person

This bioluminescent lagoon is inhabited by microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water around them is agitated. Shortly after sunset, you’ll board a boat that will take you across the lagoon to marvel at this unique phenomenon.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
At your accommodation. Pickup is available at private homes, Air Bnbs, and villas on request depending on location.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a nighttime boat ride on the bioluminescent lagoon
  • Hear the story behind the intriguing illumination from your local guide
  • Swim in the lagoon and watch your body sparkle and glow
Full description
Board a boat for a ride on the bioluminescent lagoon to see the illumination of the water that occurs as the boat disturbs the microscopic organisms inhabiting the lagoon. On this boat ride after the sun goes down your boat captain and guide will tell you the story of the lagoon and why it glows. As your boat approaches the center of the lagoon, your captain will tell you about the folklore around swimming in the lagoon. Then you’ll have a chance to slip into the lagoon, which is less than 5 feet deep. As you swim, the water around you will begin to glow. Watch as your hands begin to sparkle as if covered in glitter. After exploring this Jamaican natural wonder, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/bus/coach
  • Boat ride on the lagoon
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  •  Please note that if there is heavy rainfall during the day, the lagoon doesn't glow as bright
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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It was great, such an unique experience and we learn a lot too. The guides and captain were funny, knowledgeable and very helpful. Even if you can't swim, there're lifeguard vest on board that you can wear so you won't miss this one in a lifetime swim. The water is warm, so don't be afraid to go in the water. You should bring a towel, water shoes and your good mood!

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April 17, 2022

Great experience swimming in the luminescent water. It was amazing and the boat captain was very friendly. The transfer was overall good, even though the driver went to the wrong part of the lagoon at first (there are several docks on the lagoon that have this). It was not communicated well that you have the option to eat dinner/drink before your boat excursion at the restaurant by the dock, so make sure you come hungry. I highly suggest doing this while in Jamaica.

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January 4, 2022

March 30, 2022

Product ID: 48159