Sunset-Bio in Clear Kayaks – Cocoa Beach

Kiwanis Island Park

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Tour details

  • Approx. 3 hours
  • Age 5 and above
  • $95

Clear Kayaking Sunset & Bioluminescence Tour

This is the hottest sunset event in Cocoa Beach! You get the best of both of our Clear Kayaking tours in this combination Sunset and Bioluminescence tour. Join us for a magical sunset on the waterways from your glass-like clear kayaks. This tour is just minutes away from Cocoa Beach at Kiwanis Island Park.

See the amazing colors dance on the Banana River, and experience one of Florida’s most unique wildlife habitats. On this tour we see manatees, dolphins, shore birds and after dark – bioluminescence! See the sparkle and glow from all sides in your transparent, clear kayak! This is the perfect romantic date, or bucketlist trip for Florida! 

What is so special about this Clear Kayak tour?

Join your expert eco-tour guide for a sunset adventure to remember!

There are many special creatures that call this part of the river home.  From the bottom of your see-through clear kayak, look for fish, jellies, crabs, and manatees.  At the surface, we often see dolphins that call this area home.  You will also see an abundance of birds like cormorants, pelicans, herons, and roseate spoonbills.

Best of all, you will see the fiery purple-pink sunset that blesses the Florida skies along with the magic of bioluminescence! 

When to go: We do this tour at Kiwanis Island Park at sunset.  Hours vary throughout the year, so check the calendar.  Be sure to arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.

About the Clear Kayaks: This tour is in tandem kayak only due to restrictions of the number of boats allowed on the water in the areas we kayak. The clear kayaks are a canoe-kayak hybrid and have a maximum weight limit of 415lbs, but it is recommended that both riders are under 200lbs.

What is included

  • Kayak
  • Paddle 
  • PFD
  • Guides

What you should bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Towel
  • Sunblock
  • Water bottle

How to prepare for your eco-tour

  • Check for emails
  • Check directions – double check
  • Wear quick-dry clothes
  • Wear water/river shoes
  • Bring cash (tips optional)
  • Call for questions
  • Be ready for fun

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.

Meeting point

Kiwanis Island Park near Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral.

For more information about this tour, give us a call at 407-519-8711.

Reviews

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  • Danielle Tijerina

    We went on the Manatee Kayak Tour and it was amazing! They swam under us and splashed us, we're active and we even saw a dolphin! This was great! We'll ...

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  • This trip was so fun and calm! We saw so many Comb Jellies and their bioluminescence was so fascinating!! John B, our tour guide, was so educated on the marine ...

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  • Christopher L

    We came down from East Tennessee and Ram made our trip as easy as it could have been. The guiding was great and fun. We saw dolphins and manatees as ...

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  • Yuan C

    We had a great tour with leader Katy. She is professional, nice and kind-hearted. The team was pretty helpful during the trip, and their expertise and knowledge really help a ...

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FAQ

Our tours rarely cancel due to weather.  If it is raining the day of the tour, chances are, with Florida weather, it will clear up by the time your tour starts.  Sometimes we will hold the tour by 30 minutes for the weather to clear.  In the case of lightning, high winds, or some other reason that we cannot paddle, we will re-schedule all guests to the very next tour available, or at a convenient time for you.  Rainchecks are valid for 1 year.

We recommend you do the "Sunset Tour" if you have time.  That way you get to see dolphins, and possibly manatees and all the amazing birds.  Then, take a break, and go out for the Bioluminescent Kayak Tour later.  It's just $20 more and it's an amazing tour! Click here to book that.

For our single kayaks, the weight limit is 275 lbs.  For the tandem kayaks it is 550 lbs. The night kayaking tours are done on tandem kayaks.

Some people are naturally athletic, and they pick up any kind of activity easily.  If that's you, pick either launch location.  If you are a beginner, or not sure about kayaking abilities, or have small children, you may want to choose the Haulover Canal kayaking location.  You may also want to ask about our new rafting options where you join others in the raft for an easy paddle in a big boat.

Ram, the owner, likes to say, "You bring the spray, we'll bring the mosquitos!" We cannot guarantee there will be mosquitos, but there is a 99% change there will be.  Some breezy nights have no mosquitoes. Some nights there are a lot.   The other pest is No-See-Ums.  The best way to keep them away is with Baby Oil.  So, consider slathering on a layer of Baby Oil to any exposed skin.  PLEASE BRING MOSQUITO SPRAY.

We can manage groups up to 50 people. We recommend you book weekend nights at least 45 days in advance for large groups.  Weekdays is best, as those are easier to find spaces for.  Please phone us for details, and we will be happy to get you and ALL your wonderful friends out for the tour!  See more about Group Tours here.

We like to think so, but we cannot guarantee it.  Here are the best conditions: hot weather, right after a rain storm, dark night.  Sometimes the night is dark even when the moon is supposed to be bright.  Sometimes a barely visible moon occurs on such a clear night, that even the slightest shine makes it seem bright.  So, there are many factors that make the bioluminescence more/less visible.  The BEST TIME for glowing algae (dinoflagellates) brightness is usually July to October.  But we see it all year round, and in November, we see amazing flashing comb jellies!  So, don't miss out because your vacation does not fall during the summer months.

This depends on your launch site: either Kelly Park is near Port Canaveral right off of Hwy. 528 (about 45 mins from Orlando), or in peak-season also, Haulover Canal in Titusville, Florida (1 hr; 15 mins from Orlando).  Kelly Park near Cocoa Beach is the closer launch site to Miami.

Lots of people who love kayaking with their dog have asked about this tour. We do not recommend this one for dogs, as it is a night kayaking tour. Maybe chose the manatee tour or the monkey tour instead of bioluminescent kayaking if you want to have a great experience with your favorite pooch!

Our recommended age for paddling is 5+ years old.  Each tandem kayak, has a small middle seat, that a younger child could sit in.  Price is per person regardless of age, or number in kayak.   We recommend only for small children who are able to sit still for at least 90 minutes.

Because of wildlife and environmental protection we have a limited number of kayaks we can launch at one time.  So, we use 2 person tandem kayaks in order to get all of our guests out to see the bioluminescence on the dates they want.  That does not mean you will be in a large group.  Only 8 boats go out with 2 guide boats at one time.

Because of wildlife and environmental protection we have a limited number of bicycles we can use at one time.  There will be 4-6 people on your tour, plus your guide.  Fat tire bikes are made to ride in sand and over rough terrain.  They are perfect for your wildlife beach adventure.

This tour is better for older children. All of our bikes are 26 inches.  We recommend children are 10+ and 55" tall to be able to ride the fat tire bikes.

BK Adventure's office is about 50 miles from Orlando, and just 15 minutes away from Kennedy Space Center.  Guest will meet at our Titusville office and then be driven to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge (about 10 miles away).

Because of the limited availability of our equipment, they tend to book up quickly.  Please call us if there is a time/day you would like that is not available for online booking.  We may be able to get you on.

Please request a tandem kayak at time of booking if you would like one.  This river is technical, and better in a smaller kayak.

This kayaking tour is not recommended for smaller children.  10+ is a good age for this tour.

Lots of people who love kayaking with their dog have asked about this tour.  We do not recommend this one for dogs.

Though we do not guarantee wildlife on any of our tours (Mother Nature makes no guarantees!), we usually see alligators, ospreys, herons, river otters and deer on this tour.

We can manage groups up to 15 people for this tour. We recommend you book weekends at least 45 days in advance for large groups.  Weekdays is best, as those are easier to find spaces for.  Please phone us for details, and we will be happy to get you and ALL your wonderful friends out for the tour!  See more about Group Tours here.

Some people are naturally athletic, and they pick up any kind of activity easily.  If that's you, pick either launch location.  If you are a beginner, or not sure about kayaking abilities, let your guide know when at the beginning of the tour.

Because of wildlife and environmental protection we have a limited number of boats we can launch at one time.  There will be 6-10 people in your raft depending on the size of the boat.

This tour is better for small children. We recommend only for small children who are able to sit still for at least 90 minutes.  Please bring USCG issued life vest for toddlers to be sure it is a good fit.  We do have child size life vests available for 3+.

This depends on your launch site: either Kelly Park is near Port Canaveral right off of Hwy. 528 (about 45 mins from Orlando), or in peak-season also, Haulover Canal in Titusville, Florida (1 hr; 15 mins from Orlando).  Kelly Park near Cocoa Beach is the closer launch site to Miami.

We can manage groups up to 22 people for rafting. We have 3 rafts to accommodate this. We recommend you book weekend nights at least 45 days in advance for large groups.  Weekdays is best, as those are easier to find spaces for.  Please phone us for details, and we will be happy to get you and ALL your wonderful friends out for the tour!  See more about Group Tours here.

The weight limit for 1 raft is about 2400lbs.  We can accommodate people of varying sizes in our rafts.  Be sure you can get in and out of the raft on your own.

Because of the limited availability of our rafts, they tend to book up quickly.  Please call us if there is a time/day you would like that is not available for online booking.  We may be able to get you on.

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