Bioluminescent Kayak Tour (1½ hours)
A night adventure begins with a leisure paddle into the Bioluminescent Bay. Be dazzled by a sky full of stars and awed by the bioluminescence below on the darkest nights of the lunar cycle. Their skilled naturalist will use a laser pointer to interpret the night sky. Sit-on-top double kayaks with a high-backrest are used for their guests’ comfort. Come prepared to get wet. Kayaking is a great way to explore quietly and eco-consciously.
Attire: You will get wet while kayaking! Wear attire you feel comfortable to get wet in; swimsuit, t-shirt, sandals. Leave a towel behind in your vehicle for after the tour.
Is it safe to swim?
They encourage guests not to swim to prevent fouling the water and the risk of being stung by jellyfish. Swimmers - please wash off all lotions, bug repellents, hair conditioners and deodorants prior to the tour. The ecosystem here is fragile!
What is Bioluminescence?
On land, fireflies are a good example of what it’s like. Bioluminescence is defined as “Life Emitting Light.” It is a common occurrence in the sea. However, to find an area with high concentrations of it on a regular basis is rare and something not to be missed.Tiny microorganisms called ‘Pyrodinium Bahamanse’ are responsible for this captivating display. When at rest, they appear to sparkle, but when disturbed they release more light to be seen. Come experience it for yourself.
Contact Cayman Kayaks Directly for transportation suggestions. They can assist with arranging a driver for you.
The bioluminescence kayak tour was fabulous. Our group of 6 took the 9:15 tour and kayaking under the stars was such an awesome experience. Our guide, David, was excellent and a perfect balance of information and peaceful paddling time. The bay of bioluminescence was totally cool. We appreciate the respectful way in which Cayman Kayak treats the ocean life. Keep up the good work!Posted by (Kari) from Denver, United States