All You Need to Know About Our Night Kayak Tours

by | Sep 15, 2020 | Guided Kayak Tours, Kayaking

When booking your night kayaking tour with us, make sure you give us a call to confirm. The tour kicks off from Merritt Island and can last anywhere between 90–120 minutes. It’s fun for all and suitable for children over the age of four.

Our night tours give you the fantastic opportunity to experience bioluminescence in all its beauty. This wondrous, natural phenomenon is at its peak in the warmer summer months in Cocoa Beach and Canaveral National Seashore. The reason you get to see it because of the disturbance caused by kayaks. You can witness the algae giving off greenish-blue hues as a result.

Here are some things you should keep in mind before you arrive for the tour, followed by the steps involved in a bioluminescent kayaking season tour.

Tips to keep in mind

  1. Wear long-sleeved clothing for the water, not the weather. The water gets very cold at night, and even though you might not plan to dip in it for a swim, you should take all the precautionary measures you can. This attire will also protect your hands and legs from mosquito bites, which bring us to tip number two!
  2. Bring mosquito or insect repellant with you.
  3. There will be no bathroom, so make sure you use one before arriving.
  4. No flash photography.
  5. No prior experience is required, but be prepared for paddling for a long time.

A wild bird in cocoa beach

What happens during the bioluminescent tour?

  • The first step of the trip starts after you arrive at the location. Our expert guide will fit life jackets on you and go over the trip’s details for you. This is an excellent time to ask any questions you may have and address any concerns.
  • Make sure you apply insect repellant before starting and keep it with you in a water-tight bag.
  • The tour begins immediately after sundown, and the first thing you should be prepared to see are beautiful, wild birds and manatees, even before we are in the Indian River lagoon.
  • Eventually, the further we go and closer to the shore and the darker it gets, you will start to see glowing and bright organisms underwater.
  • We’ll give you some essential kayaking tips before beginning and also provide you with water. You may bring your snacks but be sure not to litter in the area around you as these are preservation sites.
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Our night kayak tours for observing bioluminescence depart from the Kiwanis Island Park in Merritt Island in Florida. This tour has a difficulty level of easy to moderate. You can book your tour today here or get directions for it. Learn more about Cocoa Beach Parks and the best places to stay here along with things to do in Florida.

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