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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!
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting times 9:00 PM, 11:00 PM
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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Meeting point

Parrish Park 1 A. Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy Titusville, FL 32796

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Important information
What to bring
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Outdoor clothing
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.

From US$ 50 per person

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Product ID: 48656