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Orlando: Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

Product ID: 48656
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In the summer months the brackish waters of the Banana River host a magical phenomena, the bioluminescence. Just imagine everything in the waters that move glow. Glowing fish, manatee, and dolphin swimming under your kayak! Bright glowing splashing!
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Paddling warm shallow areas with glowing dolphin, manatee, and fish
  • Anything in the water that moves glows, including your kayak paddle or hand.
Full description
The source of our “living lights”—bioluminescence—is dinoflagellates,  single-celled organisms common in marine environments. Each bioluminescent dinoflagellate flashes only a fraction of a second when disturbed by water movement, but its high concentrations in the warm Indian River water create beautiful bluish-white trails of light caused by swimming fish and paddling kayakers. A swimming manatee may be completely concealed in a spectacular, other-worldly cloud of “living light!”
Upon arriving at the park, check in with the trip leaders which includes signing a mandatory release of liability and assumption of risk form. You will be outfitted with a life jacket, kayak, and paddle. After some brief instruction, we will paddle as a group in search of the “living lights.” Most tours last a couple of hours, however, if the bioluminescence is super bright and dolphins or manatee show up on the scene, well . . . time just doesn’t matter.
Includes
  • Kayaks or Canoe, all paddling gear, lights for your kayak, bottled water, instruction, and guides
What’s Not Included
  • Bug spray, flashlights, or tips to your guides.

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Please show up a few minutes early. The tour group leaves at 8:15
Wear clothes that can get wet. Bring bug spray.
Not available
Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews
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Organization
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Value for money
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Product ID: 48656