Peak Season for Bioluminescence Tours in Florida
The peak of bioluminescence Florida kayaking takes place in the warmer summer season of the state throughout the Canaveral National Seashore. Join us for nightly tours near Orlando.
When is the Best Time to Go?
Plan for Your Tour in Advance
In the summer months, we usually depart nightly, around sunset. You will want to book early for the weekends in July/August as tours book up fast.
How Do I Book a Kayaking Tour?
You can book your kayaking tour online or call us at 321-480-8632. We will confirm the time, date, and location of your tour by phone, email or text message.
What Do I Need to Bring?
We highly recommend you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, not swimwear. We provide bug spray, but to save time it’s a good idea to apply bug spray before you come.
The bioluminescent sea creatures are best seen when there is little or no moon in the sky. During a full moon, the bright light of the moon will impact the brightness of the bio and it may be more difficult to see. Please check our Moon Calendar before booking.
New moons for the summer of 2018: Jun 13, Jul 13, Aug 11, Sep 9, Oct 9, Nov 7, and Dec 7.
Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour Last Approximately Two Hours
Adventure Kayak will provide you will water, a short lesson on kayaking for beginners, and everything you need to have the best experience possible. This tour is great for couples as well as families and small and large groups alike. Large groups often experience even more bioluminescence as there is more movement going on in the tour.
Read more about Bioluminescence at sciencedaily.com
Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour Walkthrough
1. Once we have all gathered at the location, your guide will fit you with life jackets and go over the details of your trip.
2. It’s a good idea to wear bug spray to avoid being harassed by mosquitos.
3. We will launch into the water just after sunset.
4. Guests usually encounter manatees and wild birds in the cove before they have ventured out into the Indian River Lagoon.
5. As the sky darkens, you can begin to see the glow in the water from the paddle and kayak movement.
6. As we paddle closer to the shore, it is usually completely dark at this time.
7. We begin to take in the magic of the bioluminescence of Florida! Every movement, from manatees, fish, stingrays produces an almost supernatural glow of aquamarine light.
As one of our guests said recently, “it’s a truly amazing experience, like watching fireworks underwater”.
July 18th, 2018 Bioluminescence Review
“Being avid kayakers make us pretty critical when it comes to kayaking tours. Cameron and Darius were our tour guides for the bioluminescence tour on Sunday evening. Both young men were great tour guides and Cameron was a wealth of information about the bottlenose dolphin, comb jellies and bioluminescent algae. We had a great night and was able to see the bioluminescent algae quite well!! We liked this tour company so much we have booked 1000 Islands tour for tomorrow. The owner is also open to letting you bring your own kayak. We opted not to but it was a nice option to have.”
Florida Bioluminescence Video
Bioluminescence Florida Kayaking Reviews on TripAdvisor
Bioluminescent tour – 5 Stars
Really enjoyed the bioluminescent tour! Guides are very knowledgeable and provide great instruction for paddling tandem kayaks. This is a must do while you’re visiting!
Bioluminescence kayak tour – 5 Stars
The Bioluminescence tour was incredible. Our 16 year old (not easily impressed) was blown away as was our entire family. The staff was wonderful. No regrets on this one. We would do it again in a heartbeat!
Kayaking Cocoa Beach – 5 Stars
This was the second year I went kayaking with Adventure Kayak. Both tours were awesome. I had a great time. This year, my
The guides were friendly and helpful. The bioluminescence of the water was amazing and well worth the trip. Highly recommend!
Bioluminescence Cocoa Beach
Another favorite spot for bioluminescence in Florida is Cocoa Beach! Adventure Kayak provides bioluminescence kayaking in Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Island’s! The magic of the islands magnifies with the explosion of light under the water of the Indian River Estuary!
Merritt Island, Fl Bioluminescence
Merritt Island, Florida bioluminescence is pretty amazing. Away from the big city lights and distractions, the night sky in Merritt Island is perfect for viewing the bioluminescence during the warmer summer months. We usually launch in Merritt Island, and we will contact you to confirm the departure location before your tour.
Bioluminescent Kayaking Orlando
The best and closest place near Orlando to experience the bioluminescence is Brevard County, Florida. Brevard County, known as the Space Coast is home to Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and the Indian River Lagoon which is the perfect body of water for bio to flourish! Just 40 minutes of East of Orlando, Cocoa Beach, and Merritt Island is near Port Canaveral, home to the largest port on the East coast. There are so many things to do in Cocoa Beach and the surrounding area, you will want to spend more time there than the theme parks!