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Falmouth, Jamaica Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Falmouth, Jamaica Cruises & boat tours

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

1. Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

Board a boat for a ride on the bioluminescent lagoon to see the illumination of the water that occurs as the boat disturbs the microscopic organisms inhabiting the lagoon. On this boat ride after the sun goes down your boat captain and guide will tell you the story of the lagoon and why it glows. As your boat approaches the center of the lagoon, your captain will tell you about the folklore around swimming in the lagoon. Then you’ll have a chance to slip into the lagoon, which is less than 5 feet deep. As you swim, the water around you will begin to glow. Watch as your hands begin to sparkle as if covered in glitter. After exploring this Jamaican natural wonder, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

From Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Nighttime Boat Tour

2. From Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Nighttime Boat Tour

Experience the magic of Jamaica’s Glistening waters. The luminous lagoon created by fresh water from the Martha Brae River meeting the salt water of the ocean. One of four luminous lagoons in the world – Indonesia, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Jamaica – Glistening Waters being the brightest of them all. Microorganisms called dinoflagellates, lives in combined fresh and salt water and creates the bioluminescent effect. They shine brightest in warm shallow waters. The lagoon sparkles at night when the water is disturbed. Go ahead and dip your hand or foot in the water and see it light up. Come see the beauty of the water at night. Wear a bathing suit and take a towel to enjoy swimming in the luminescent water once the boat is far out enough. Don’t forget your cameras to take pictures of the luminescent water around you. Watch as your body and swimsuit light up as you move around. Take the entire family for a leisurely swim in the 3-4 feet deep water. Carry an empty bottle to collect water which will continue to glow for a few hours.

Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Night Tour by Boat

3. Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Night Tour by Boat

Following pick-up at your hotel in Montego Bay, make your way to Falmouth for the start of a truly amazing adventure. Experience the legendary Luminous Lagoon, and appreciate the magic and beauty of Mother Nature's creation at a unique light show. Stretching along the marshlands of Trelawny, from the small community of Rock to the town of Falmouth, the Luminous Lagoon is a must-see for every visitor to Jamaica. Enjoy a delicious meal and cocktail at the restaurant (own expense) before the natural phenomenon begins. Then take a boat tour out onto the lagoon and marvel as the water is disturbed and organisms begin to glow. See an eerie light show illuminating from the back of the boat and all around from the wake. Witness a miracle of nature for approximately 35-40 minutes. Surrounded by mangroves, the lagoon is home to microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when agitated. The water glows a beautiful blue and becomes illuminated when these organisms are disturbed. As the fish in the lagoon swim and dart, you can see their outlines as streaks of light shooting around in the darkness. When it rains, the lagoon lights up with the drops of water dancing on the surface for a truly amazing sight! .

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What people are saying about Falmouth, Jamaica

It was great, such an unique experience and we learn a lot too. The guides and captain were funny, knowledgeable and very helpful. Even if you can't swim, there're lifeguard vest on board that you can wear so you won't miss this one in a lifetime swim. The water is warm, so don't be afraid to go in the water. You should bring a towel, water shoes and your good mood!

Michael was our driver, and he gave us a phenomenal tour as we drove to the lagoon. It was amazing. The colors were super vibrant and we got some great photos! We felt like wizards as we swam around the glowing lagoon.

The driver gave an excellent history about the area and the lagoon. I liked the fact that he was on time and we were able to spend some time at the area before taking the boat.

It was absolutely amazing we really appreciate the hospitality of the driver and the staff. Amazing experience thank you

Great excursion. Party of 4 and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip