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Dinoflagellate Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

Cocoa Beach, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence in the waters around Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on a nighttime kayak tour just north of Cocoa Beach. As you paddle across a lagoon in the dark, watch for marine life like dolphins and marvel at the glow of tiny organisms known as dinoflagellate, which emit light that creates a mystical atmosphere on the water.
  • Go kayaking in the dark on a tour near Cocoa Beach
  • Learn about bioluminescence from a guide
  • Watch for fish and maybe even dolphins and manatees in the water
  • Flotation devices provided for your safety
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2 hour kayak tour
Professional guide

Departure Point

Various Location on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge as well as in Cocoa/Merritt Island area.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Day Away Kayak Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Dinoflagellate Bioluminescence Kayak Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers.

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Inexperienced but had a great time!!
, Oct 2020
We had a fantastic time. Sunny was our guide and Dale was our sweep. Poor Dale had to help two of us because our kayak fell behind. He was patient and very kind. We did not have a lot of experience in a kayak but we felt comfortable ans welcome to participate. Make sure to download directions on how to get to the launch site BEFORE you get too close to the site - internet access isn’t fantastic at the launch site itself.
A very different kayak expeience
, Jul 2020
A unique experience with the bioluminescence, very hard to describe so you should check it out for yourself
Fun experience!
Diane M
, Oct 2019
The Guides were great. We didn't see much BUT we were kayaking at night under the stars. It was great for us.
No lights
John F
, Jun 2018
Great staff and fun ride but no glowing lights Trip was fun at a nice pace , however no luminescent Lights at all.

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