Best Bioluminescence in Florida – Where and When to see it!
Florida Bioluminescent Kayaking Night Tours – Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Titusville Area
Did you know Florida is one of the only places in the world you can do bioluminescent kayaking?
True! There are only 6 places in the world to see this natural phenomenon and Florida’s east coast is one of them. You can go out on one of our tours most months of the year to see the phenomenon, but here’s some quick facts on what to expect. We take you to see bioluminescence almost year round with our unique kayaking night tours. They are easy to book online, and we depart tours most nights throughout the year when bioluminescence is visible. This is a Florida Must-Do Tour! Read on!
There are 2 types of Bioluminescence Tours in Florida – Night Kayaking
Dinoflagellate Bioluminescent Algae – This type of bioluminescence covers the water so it glows an other-worldly blue or green color when your paddle, hands or kayak disturb it. If you pick it up and play with it, it will create sparkles on your hands and arms. Your guide will show you how to kayak at night. It is important to go with a guide who knows the area, as the best times to go are on low moon shine nights.
Comb Jelly – These are NOT jelly fish as the name might suggest. They are jelly-like sea creatures that glow in the water. Some kayakers actually like this bioluminescent kayaking tour more than the popular dinoflagellate tours. On this tour, your BK Adventure guide brings a net and some containers so you can hold the glowing comb jellies. Remember, they are not jelly fish, so they do not sting. They are fun! This is a great experience for kids (8 years old and up).
Here are the best times to do Bioluminescent Night Kayaking
Florida Summer May – Oct – The water heats up and the bioluminescence starts to glow. This is a perfect time for kayaking as the nights cool down and you are out of the sun, but the water stays warm. You will see the river light up with sparks of bio as you paddle through the water.
Florida Autumn/Winter Oct – Mar – This is Comb Jelly weather. In certain areas where we kayak, the water will cool down and bring out the glowing comb jellies! We start this early in October as part of our Sunset Tour. For the month of October, you can do both types of Bioluminescent Kayaking in Florida. Some areas will have Comb Jellies, and other areas will still be warm enough to see the Dinoflagellates that cover the water.
How to go these Amazing Neon Night Tours? Running almost every night – Easy – BOOK NOW!
We invite all Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and Central Florida area visitors to phone us or email us with your questions about our popular bioluminescence tours. 407-519-8711 or [email protected]
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