Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

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Bioluminescent Paddle Board Tour (SUP)

See Florida Bioluminescence on this unique nighttime paddleboard adventure!
Launch out into the neon blue bio-luminescent waters with your guide and paddle with a great view of the sea-life darting through the glow! Join us on this epic adventure into the Indian River.

$65 Approx. 1.5 hour
Tour locations in Florida

Bioluminescent 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 bioluminescent kayaking 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 – 100% see-through!

How to see Bioluminescence

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.

When to book

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

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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 Bioluminescent Comb Jellies on Kayaking Tour near Cocoa Beach

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.

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!

One of the best times to see bioluminescence is during the 4 days preceding or after a new moon. 

Remember – You don’t need to come on the exact day of the new moon, a few days before or after is also great.  Can’t come on new moon week, check for moon rising times.  If it rises late at night, it will not likely shine on the water during your tour.  Even if it does, in summer, bioluminescence is super bright every night.  And the Super Moons can be really beautiful!

Click here for 2023 new moon dates

Don’t Forget Your “Florida Bioluminescence” Souvenir Tshirt or Hat

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Clear Kayak Bioluminescence – Wildlife Refuge

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Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

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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.

Bioluminescence Tours Update

New for Summer 2021 – We have new tours for Clear Kayaks at Kiwanis Park near Cocoa Beach! This is the only Clear Kayaking Bioluminescence Tour in the area.  Check it out here: Clear Kayak Bioluminescence Cocoa Beach

What Makes BK Adventure’s Florida Tours So Special

BK Adventure is dedicated to helping Florida locals and our state’s guest see the best of Florida Wildlife.  We offer more tours to see bioluminescence than any other company.  But that’s not all… we also do daily tours to dolphins and manatees, we offer several biking tours near Orlando and Titusville, and seasonal we do tours in the amazing Florida springs!

Our guides go through rigorous training to first learn guiding and rescue safety, and then to learn about the wonders of Florida wildlife.

Things To Do Other Than Theme Parks

We believe that there are better things to do Florida than theme parks… especially in nature! Our motto and branded hashtag is #GetOutsideFL.

Seeing bioluminescent plants and sea life in nature is much more amazing than seeing them at a theme park attraction – don’t you agree!  How about seeing a dolphin glide through glowing water and light itself all up like a mystical creature in the lagoon? Yep – way more breathtaking than a staged aquarium show!  We see all this on our tours, and you can too.

We look forward to all of your questions about Florida wildlife and outdoor adventure.  Ask our guides or staff about things you can do in Florida nature near you!

SUP Rentals

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$70 Approx. 3.5 hours
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Kayak Rental

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Private Tours

Experience the Magic of Bioluminescence in Your Own Way -Take a Private Tour! With the recent changes in tourism and social distancing, we have opened up a whole new line of private bioluminescence tours just for you! Guests can choose from any of our bioluminescence tours, including the popular Clear Kayak Bioluminescent Tour and get […]

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Bioluminescence Island Tour

Our bioluminescence tours are the closest tours to Orlando (just 42 miles) and launch conveniently from Parrish Park in Titusville. This weekend tour is considered our "Bio Fun Tour" with a chance for paddlers to get out and swim in the bioluminescence as we paddle to the shallows of the river islands.

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