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Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

Join our Bioluminescent Kayaking Tours just 1 hour from Orlando. Departs every nightly. See the amazing glowing waters of Florida's own "Bioluminescent Bay" on the Indian River Lagoon. New Moon Tours Sell Out - #1 Bio Tour in Florida!
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Sunset Kayaking with Bioluminescence

Sunset Kayaking with the Manatees. On this AMAZING tour, we visit Manatee Central, where you see manatees in their natural habitat. As the sun goes down, the dolphins like to play. In summer you will see bioluminescent sea life glowing after dark. Makes a fun, romantic date!
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Bioluminescence Tour – Family Rafting

Florida Bioluminescence Rafting! The only bioluminescent tour in Florida that is NOT in a kayak. Family friendly and for those who want to see the magic neon glowing waters from the comfort of a paddle raft. Close to Orlando and Cocoa Beach.. This is great adventure for kid or groups of 6-8, Raft guide in each boat.
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Clear Kayaks Bioluminescence Tour

Clear Kayaking (see-through kayaks) is a spectacular way to experience Florida's bioluminescent waters. We take you to the glowing Indian River lagoon in the warm summer months when the dinoflagellate bioluminescence shines bright with each stroke of your paddle. MOST POPULAR TOUR!
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Bioluminescence in Florida – Where and How to see it!

Night Kayaking, Clear Kayaking, and Rafting Tours – near Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Titusville.

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!

When to book: 

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.

How to see Bioluminescence: 

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.

There are 2 types of Bioluminescence Tours in Florida

Florida Bioluminescence - derek demeter

Bioluminescence at Indian River, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Photo by: Derek Demeter; University of Central Florida Astronomy Lab – taken August 2016

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.

  Florida Bioluminescence Tour Comb Jelly ViewingGlowing 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.


Here are the best times to do Bioluminescent Night 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!

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Do You Want to Know More About Bioluminescence in Florida?

Check out these great facts about the Indian River Lagoon’s bioluminescence compiled by our own team marine biologist Nephtali Palma.  Read More Here.

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