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?
We limit our tour to 18 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.
We constatnly update our meeting locations to where the bioluminescence is glowing the brightest.
We offer private tours at anytime to accommodate your group of 10 or more!
Adventures in Florida operates out of three separate launch sites. Each nights launch site is picked by the guide to maximize the bioluminescence glow, to avoid high winds, and to avoid crowds. You and your group will be assigned a launch site a day or two before your tour. Your guide will contact you with that nights location. If you have questions please call us.
From Orlando take any highway to I-95 North. Travel north on I-95 to exit #220 onto FL-406 East (Garden ST.) 406 turns into A.Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy, travel over the bridge and turn left into the dirt parking lot just after crossing the bridge. Look for the big white van with the trailer full of kayaks
From Orlando Go east on highway 528 towards Cape Canaveral. Drive 1 mile past exit #52 you will cross a bridge, at the end of the bridge immediately exit to the right off the highway and onto the dirt road beside 528. Follow the dirt road to the right, drive under the bridge and follow the dirt road back around to the other side until you find the 3 tikki torches and a big white van pulling a kayak trailer. If you pass the turn off on the right just make a u turn 1/4 mile past the turn off, head west on the 528 and exit the dirt parking lot before the bridge with a big sign that says "Banana River Drive" exit 52 1 mile.
From Orlando drive east on highway 528 towards Cape Canaveral. Take exit #52 Banana River Drive. Turn left onto Banana River drive and go 1/4 mile until the road ends at our kayak launch.
Here at Adventures in Florida we do more than just kayak Florida’s rivers, we do our best to help protect them. If one of our tours inspired you to do more for the preservation of Florida’s wild spaces here is who to contact to get involved: