Did you know Florida has a bioluminescent bay that has more glowing plankton than almost anywhere else? And due to its easy access, it is one of the best places in the world to do bioluminescence tours.
BK Adventure has a tour for everyone. Try the traditional tandem kayak, a family friendly raft (great for kids, seniors, or groups), and the amazing clear kayaks!
We take you on these magical night tours throughout the year.
Florida Bioluminescence Tours have become a bucket-list trip for vacationers!
Ready to tick this experience off your list? Get on tonight’s tour! Book online, and or call to book the same day 407-519-8711.
Bioluminescence looks different throughout the year. The photos you see of it must be taken at the height of the season, in perfect conditions (mid – late summer, new moon). It is harder to see when a full moon is shining on the water.
On your tour, the bioluminescence may range from sparks and greenish light in the water, to flashing comb jellies in winter. If you want to paddle in bioluminescence that looks like the photos, it is best to come in the height of the season.
BK Adventure does not guarantee any type of wildlife at any time as that would be impossible to do, but we do try to keep you updated in conditions. Please see our trip updates on Twitter.
Bioluminescent Plankton (Dinoflagellates) – 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.
Glowing Comb Jellies – These are NOT jellyfish as the name might suggest. They are jelly-like sea creatures that glow in the water. Some kayakers actually like this tour more than the popular dinoflagellate tours.
Summer May – Nov – The water heats up and the bioluminescent plankton (dinoflagellates) start to glow. This is especially amazing in our Clear Kayaks!
Autumn/Winter Nov – Mar – This is Comb Jelly weather. In certain areas where we kayak, the water will cool down and bring out the glowing comb jellies!