Dinoflagellate Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

In the warm and dark lagoon waters lies a natural phenomenon of glowing blue waters alive with activity. The swirling of your hand, every paddle stroke, and the rolling wake off of your kayak all sparkle throughout the darkness. Not only do fish leave trails, dolphins look like torpedoes, and manatees a slow and graceful submarine. Many guests compare the experience to Pandora of “Avatar.” Some even recall the bioluminescence scene in “Life of Pi”  as the gentle plankton leave a trickling glow when you hold it in your hands and let it trickle down your arm. Though some may jokingly blame this on NASA runoff, it is actually the biological response of microscopic algae called a dinoflagellate. The perfectly natural and harmless concentration of organisms produces light before your very eyes, often existing in millions per liter of water. Your tour will include a ton of information about these rare and exotic creatures with the most experienced guides in the area

per adult from




2 hours


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2 hour kayak tour
    • Professional guide
    • Kayak
    • Paddle
    • PFD
    • Entry/Admission - A Day Away Kayak Tours
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • Bioluminescent Kayak Tours
  • Departure Point :
    Various Location on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge as well as in Cocoa/Merritt Island area.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • What to bring:
    • Clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet. Towel (left in car)
    • Water Shoes – sandals or Crocs that can be worn in the water
    • Bring an extra change of clothes just in case
    • Camera & Dry bag (optional) These are fairly useless to capture bioluminescence, but great for capturing people.
    • Bottled water, Snacks
    • Any special personal paddling gear if you like
    • You may bring a flashlight, though we will provide a safety light.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by A Day Away Kayak Tours

Activity ID: V-65756P5

More like this

Is this your business?

If this is your business, Claim Your Listing so you can manage and update your profile through our Business Portal.

Or you can improve this listing by Suggesting an Edit .