Clear Kayaking 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. With your clear kayak watch as schools of glowing mullet race under your boat; even see the occasional manatee light up as it lazily swims through the bioluminescent plankton. This tour is a mystical experience that is sure to be the highlight of your stay in Florida. Experience the magic world of these neon sea creatures as your kayak lights up from all sides! Bioluminescent Kayaking Tours Near Orlando & Cocoa Beach at Florida’s Bio Bay!
Why chose clear kayaks: All of our tours offer a great way to experience the wonder of bioluminescence, but clear kayaks make it all the more magical. You get a view of not just the sides of your boat, but all sides of your boat – front, back, sides and bottom. You see the sea life swimming under you.
When to go: The best time to see dinoflagellates (plankton) is June – October. However, bioluminescent Comb Jellies are present in the colder months and make for a great experience as well. Book early as clear kayaks usually sell out in summer.
Tours depart nightly: Bioluminescent kayaking tours depart nightly throughout the year and are a “must-do” for Florida vacations. There are only a few places to see bioluminescence in the world, and BK Adventure tours are the most popular in the continental United States.
Where we take you: This tour launches on one of two locations off Florida’s Merrit Island. We depart where the bioluminescence is best, and sometimes this changes. When you book the tour, your confirmation will have directions to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge (Titusville) or Kelly Park (Merritt Island).
How to book: Simply click on the orange “book now” button on this page, and follow the prompts. For same day bookings, or special options, just give us a call (407-519-8711). We are happy to help you, and often last minute bookings can be arranged.
Duration: 90 minutes kayaking
Price: $72 per person
Includes: pfd, guides, fun, kayak and paddle.
Age range: 5+
Weight Limit: 415 lbs total for 2-Person Kayak (neither participant should weigh over 250); some participants may need to use the clear kayak as a single person based on weight limits. Additional charge may apply.
What You Should Bring: Sunblock, insect repellent, towel and water bottle
Haulover Canal on Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Bioluminescence tour/BK Adventure/Clear Kayaks-it’s Pixie Dust in the water! My family and I did this tour June 8….despite the rain at the start, we had a wonderful time….our guides were so great! Pay attention to the guides and do this tour folks!!!! For the person in the front of the kayak-look down toward the front of the boat and watch the jellyfish hit it and illuminate it as you glide through the water…it’s sparkles in the water. Run your hands through the water and scoop up the jellyfish…they do not sting and illuminate your hands! Every time you paddle, it looks like pixie dust in the water, glowing with the movement of the paddle. By the end of the tour, the rain completely stopped and the stars came out, the view of the Space Center was crystal clear. Very cool, we all really enjoyed it! Thanks so much BK!
Our lighted clear kayaks are like no other night tour in Central Florida. They make a spectacular glow on the water as you launch into the river. Once in the bioluminescent coves of the Indian River, your guide will have you turn off your kayak lights and let nature do her magic!
Our clear kayaking groups are smaller than the other night tour groups, and have their own guides who are specially trained in this tour. They will show you the wonders of the lagoon at night during this tour that has been described as “surreal.”
Interested in other tours in our clear kayaks? Try these:
Sunset Tour – Clear Kayaks
There are many great things to do around Florida, but for a “real Florida” adventure taking a nature tour can’t be beat. Bioluminescent kayaking in our clear kayaks makes the nighttime tour phenomenal. In the height of the summer bioluminescence season as you paddle your see-through canoe out into the bio bay, look down! The galaxy is beneath your boat as the black water and sparkling plankton look like millions of stars! Around your boat the sides glow green and blue as the glowing algea splashes. But this is not the only great thing about these amazing clear kayaks, you also get to see the glowing fish and wildlife as they pass underneath you. Schools of mullet love to race around in the glowing water!
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