Bioluminescence Kayak Tour
In the warm and dark lagoon waters lies a natural phenomenon of glowing blue waters alive with activity. The swirling of your hand, every paddle stroke, and the rolling wake off of your kayak all sparkle throughout the darkness. Not only do fish leave trails, dolphins look like torpedoes, and manatees a slow and graceful submarine. Many guests compare the experience to Pandora of “Avatar.” Some even recall the bioluminescence scene in “Life of Pi” as the gentle plankton leave a trickling glow when you hold it in your hands and let it trickle down your arm. Though some may jokingly blame this on NASA runoff, it is actually the biological response of microscopic algae called a dinoflagellate. The perfectly natural and harmless concentration of organisms produces light before your very eyes, often existing in millions per liter of water. Your tour will include a ton of information about these rare and exotic creatures with the most experienced guides in the areaItinerary
Bioluminescent Kayak Tours
- Summer Bioluminescence: Dinoflagellate (cloudy bluegreen glow) - peak season May to early November
- Winter Bioluminescence: Comb Jelly (Individual glowing jellies) - peak season late November to April
- During the warm summer months the waters of Florida's Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon come alive with single-celled microorganisms called dinoflagellates.
- In the cooler Florida months, bioluminescent Comb Jellies congregate in the protected waters of the Indian River Lagoon. Living in the most bio-diverse estuary in North America, Comb Jellies are clear, glob-like creatures that, despite their name, do not sting! So as you paddle the calm waters laced with mangroves and palm trees, you can catch and hold these gentle glowing creatures. They're right at your fingertips while having a safe, awe-inspiring kayak adventure with those who share your enthusiasm for new and unique experiences.Stop At:
• A Day Away Kayak Tours, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL 32796
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"What to bring:"
"Clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet. Towel (left in car)"
"Water Shoes – sandals or Crocs that can be worn in the water"
"Bring an extra change of clothes just in case"
"Camera & Dry bag (optional) These are fairly useless to capture bioluminescence, but great for capturing people."
"Bottled water, Snacks"
"Any special personal paddling gear if you like"
"You may bring a flashlight, though we will provide a safety light."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duração: 2 Hours
Ponto de partida:
Haulover Canal Kayak Launch, Haulover Rd SW, Mims, FL 32754, USA
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.