Bioluminescence Paddle Tour - Coastal Sunset & Stargazing
Beginner & Kid Friendly! • 45 miles from downtown Orlando • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Explore the beauty and nature of Indian River Lagoon by paddling into the night as we search for bioluminescent plankton. Watch as the lagoon comes alive with some of nature’s most interesting wildlife.
(**Please keep in mind that the amazing plankton dinoflagellates bioluminescence seen in most pictures is seasonal between June and October. )
About the Bioluminescence Paddle Adventure
IMPORTANT: We offer 2 times for this tour. (Please see below for differences in format per tour time.)
8pm – Sunset and Bioluminescence
10pm – Bioluminescence and Stargazing
Explore the beauty and nature of Indian River Lagoon at sunset and into the nighttime as we search for bioluminescent plankton. Watch as the lagoon comes alive with some of nature’s most interesting wildlife.
Please keep in mind that the amazing plankton dinoflagellates bioluminescence seen in most pictures is seasonal. June -September.
1.5 to 2 Hours
About – 8pm Sunset & bioluminescence Tour
Let our friendly guides lead you on an amazing evening paddle board or kayak adventure that begins on-shore at the Indian River Lagoon. After a lesson on paddling, we’ll head into a gorgeous sunset to Horseshoe Crab Island.
We’ll search for horseshoe crabs and other marine life such as dolphins and manatees as the sun sets. Our guides will take gorgeous photos of your group to share with you after the tour ends.
After sunset, we’ll paddle into the night and view the stars overhead and and see the plankton dinoflagellates bioluminescence illuminate below us, as we paddle through the water.
About – 10pm Bioluminescence & Stargazing
At this launch time, it is very dark and the stars shine bright against the night sky, as the bioluminescence illuminates the water as we paddle through it. Our friendly guides will give instruction and set you up for the adventure. We recommend downloading a star gazing app and to view the constellations above.
For BOTH tour times:
We highly recommend enjoying this adventure on one of our sturdy paddleboards. It gives you an amazing vantage point for seeing what is going on underneath you. You can also sit if you like and enjoy the water from a closer vantage point.
We end the tour in the same location that we started. Your tour guides will share pictures with you after your adventure.
If you are thinking of things to do in Orlando areas, these tours are an amazing outdoor adventure!
What is Included
- Paddleboard or Kayak and all safety gear
- Dry bag for keys and phone
- Local guide
- Bottled water
- Animals or pets allowed
- No public transportation nearby
- Not stroller accessible
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for small children under 5
This tour is beginner and kid friendly. You will receive instruction on safety on the water and your guide will be by your side the whole time.
What to bring
- Water shoes or flip flops for exploring the island
- Your favorite insect repellant (if you don’t have any, we will have some to share)
- Tips for your guides