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Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Kayaking Holbox

Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Kayaking Holbox
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From US$ 41.91 per person

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Discover the beauty of Holbox Island at night with this guided kayaking tour. Paddle along as you admire the twinkling stars above and bioluminescent sea life below during this unique experience.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Please be ready at the main entrance of the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time. The driver wait no longer than 10 minutes after de scheduled pickup time.


  • Expereince the excitement of swimming with bioluminescent plankton
  • See the stars clearly in an area where the light pollution is very low
  • Hear about the ecosystem and learn about what causes bioluminescence
  • Soak in the tranquility of nighttime on the water as you kayak along
  • Be picked up and dropped off directly at your accommodation in downtown Holbox
Full description

Cruise along the coast of Holbox by kayak while observing constellations and shooting stars. Swim in the water and enjoy the unique experience of seeing neon-blue bioluminescent plankton up close.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in downtown Holbox and relax on the drive to the launching point for your tour. Get set up with your high-quality kayaking gear before embarking on your nighttime adventure.

Glide over the water and listen to the sound of the water lapping the shore. Look up to see the stars in this area where the light pollution is low. View the stars reflecting off other water. Listen as your guide tells you about the local ecosystem.

Reach the sandbanks and go for a dip in the sea. Witness the bioluminescent plankton glow as it senses your movement in the water. Marvel as this spring and summer phenomenon outlines your body with a magic light. Return to your accommodation in downtown Holbox at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off in downtown Holbox
  • English-speaking guide
  • Kayaking tour
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Flashlight
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Rain may improve the intensity of the bioluminescent effect
Customer reviews

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Excellent adventure, the guides behaved great, at all times pending the group, the truth is an experience to recommend and repeat !!!

July 3, 2022


July 20, 2022


Great overall experience! Our guide made sure that we felt safe throughout the whole kayaking tour and we learned a lot about the island and Mexico. Definitely recommended when on Isla Holbox.

July 25, 2022

Product ID: 418472