250 lbs weight limit. Age 6 and up. Reservations required.
Bioluminescence Night Tour
Their Bioluminescent Tour is one of those “must do” activities that really ought to be on everyone’s vacation wish list. Choose from two enchanting ways to see this natural wonder!
Bioluminescent Kayak Tour (1½ hours)
A night adventure begins with a paddle into the Bioluminescent Bay. Be dazzled by a sky 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. Their double kayaks have a high-backrest to provide comfort. Come prepared to get wet. Kayaking is a great way to explore quietly and eco-consciously.
Bioluminescent Electric Boat Tour (1½ hours)
The custom design of this electric boat creates a perfect pocket of darkness to view the night sky above and the glowing world below. The observation deck is low to the water, so your hands and feet are able to reach the surface to swirl around in the glowing water. Water shoes, swim shorts and a shirt are suggested for this expedition.
Whichever you choose, both trips by Cayman Kayaks can only be described as magical, creating memories that will last a lifetime!
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.
The bioluminescence is only visible on the darkest nights of the month.
Is It Safe to Swin?
Guests are encouraged not to swim to prevent being stung by jellyfish or fouling the water. Swimmers should wash off all lotions, bug repellents, hair conditioners and deodorants prior to the tour. The ecosystem here is fragile!
Tours & Times
Park in the Rum Point parking lot for free. Then walk to the far left of the Rum Point Club when facing the water. Look for kayak trailers parked on the roadside. Tours start at 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Tours last 1.5 hours.
A laser point show of the night sky is given when conditions allow. In the winter months Orion’s Belt, Taurus and Polaris are a common sighting. In the early summer the Southern Cross comes out for a special treat. The Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Scorpio and The Milky Way can be seen throughout the summer months.
Need transportation to their tours? Cayman Kayaks can help arrange a driver for you!
Corporate Events and Children’s Parties
Cayman Kayaks customize every event to meet the needs of the individual group. Whether you are planning a scout troop, a family reunion, birthday party or team outing, they will make your event memorable, educational and rewarding! Their expert staff will explain the basic kayaking techniques, ensuring all participants are comfortable and enjoy their kayak ride.
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
Great way to learn more about this ecosystem up close and personal. The kayaking is fun and it's obvious that Tom loves and respects this beautiful island. A lovely way to spend a morning!Posted by (James and Susan Hoffert) from Weston, United Kingdom
Tom the owner/tour guide was awesome. We had a great time today! Thank you so much. Last year we enjoyed the Bioluminescence nighttime tour, which was fantastic!Posted by (Gail & Jerry Testa) from Cayman Kai, Cayman Islands