Bioluminescence Paddle

Location:
Kelly Park East 2550 N. Banana River Drive
Merritt Island, FL 32952

Scheduled Trips: 
TBD

Price: 
$45 per person

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What You Need To Bring:

  • ‍Bug Spray

  • ‍Wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty

  • ‍Rain Jacket, we go rain or shine

    ‍Tips for your guides

Photo by Ricky Qivia Flickr, Creative Commons License.

Tour Overview

We are the closest bioluminescence paddle to Orlando! So don’t spend your time in traffic, spend it on the water experiencing natures magic!

The source of our “living lights”—bioluminescence—is dinoflagellates,  single-celled organisms common in marine environments. Each bioluminescent dinoflagellate flashes only a fraction of a second when disturbed by water movement, but its high concentrations in the warm Indian River water create beautiful bluish-white trails of light caused by swimming fish and paddling kayakers. A swimming manatee may be completely concealed in a spectacular, other-worldly cloud of “living light!”.

Upon arriving at the park, check in with the trip leaders which includes signing a mandatory release of liability and assumption of risk form. You will be outfitted with a life jacket, kayak, and paddle. After some brief instruction, we will paddle as a group in search of the “living lights.” Most tours last a couple of hours, however, if the bioluminescence is super bright and dolphins or manatee show up on the scene, well . . . time just doesn’t matter.

What makes our tours different from the rest?

  • Our launch site has a paved well lit parking lot, modern restrooms, fresh water shower, and a swimming beach where you and your family can "swim and glow" after the tour.

  • We limit our tour to 16 guests, this way you can get lost in thought not lost in a crowd.

  • We offer single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and canoes. You chose what you want to paddle.

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Orlando Day Tours

Our day trips are for anyone and require no experience. They are perfect for folks new to the area, tourists that want something better than theme parks, church groups, scout troops, or anyone who interested in learning more about Central Florida’s natural wonders.