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Dinoflagellate Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

By A Day Away Kayak Tours
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Highlights

  • One of only a few places in the world to see bioluminescence

  • Unique activity-based adventure to share with family/friends

  • Interactive Experience with magical aspects of nature

  • Experienced and knowledgable guides.

  • A chance to see manatees, dolphins, herons, other wildlife

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    2 hour kayak tour

  • What's included

    Professional guide

  • What's included

    Kayak

  • What's included

    Paddle

  • What's included

    Personal Floatation Device

  • What's excluded

    Gratuities (optional)

Know Before You Book

  • Your location may change based on where the bioluminescence is most prevalent. Keep an eye out for a text/call/email with LAUNCH LOCATION/directions for you tour

  • Around an hour and a half on the water for a leisurely paddle

  • Expect to get a little wet – depends on you (or possibly your friends)

  • To see lots of wildlife and stretch those muscles a little

  • To learn some basics about paddling and more about local wildlife

  • To wear your life vest & whistle

  • Great guides who enjoy their work and keep you safe

  • Lots of outdoor fun and a desire to come back real soon

  • Minimum of 4 total guests (including separate reservations) for tour to operate

What you can expect

In the warm and dark lagoon waters lies a natural phenomenon of glowing blue waters alive with activity. The swirling of your hand, every paddle stroke, and the rolling wake off of your kayak all sparkle throughout the darkness. Many guests encounter the darting blue tracer trails of nearby fish swimming, describing them as an under-water laser light show. And watch out! Those mullet fish might just hop right into your kayak! Not only do fish leave trails, dolphins look like torpedoes, and manatees a slow and graceful submarine. Many guests compare the experience to Pandora of “Avatar.” Some even recall the bioluminescence scene in “Life of Pi” or “those Gatoradecommercials” as the gentle plankton leave a trickling glow when you hold it in your hands and let it trickle down your arm.

Though some may jokingly blame this on NASA runoff, it is actually the biological response of microscopic algae called a dinoflagellate, which is why we coined the term ”dino bio”. The perfectly natural and harmless concentration of organisms produces light before your very eyes, often existing in millions per liter of water. Your tour will include a ton of information about these rare and exotic creatures with the most experienced guides in the area

Location

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Activity Location

  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Titusville Florida 32782

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Kelly Park East
  • 2526 North Banana River Drive
  • Merritt Island Florida 32952
  • Haulover Canal Launch
  • Merritt Island Florida 32782
  • Kiwanis Island Park
  • 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road
  • Merritt Island Florida 32952
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