Kayak through the Thousand Islands of Cocoa Beach, Florida, among the bioluminescent glow!
- Adult - Single Kayak Ages 16-59 - Single Kayaks recommended for Adults kayaking with 1 Toddler
- Adult - Tandem Kayak Priced per Person • Ages 16-59 - Tandem Kayaks recommended for Adults kayaking with 2 Toddlers
- Kid Ages 5 to 15
- Toddler Ages 4 and Under • Must be accompanied by 2 Adults
Thousand Islands Mangrove Tunnel & Bioluminescence Kayak Tour
Come and see Florida’s beautiful wildlife up close with a sunset kayak tour. Paddle through a maze of mangrove tunnels into the sunset and watch the bioluminescent comb jellies glow!
Florida is one of only six places in the world where you can experience such bioluminescence. Bioluminescent kayak tours are a bucket list experience for many travelers. Once you try it, you will want to experience the bioluminescence again and again!
The months of July through September are the best times to paddle among the dinoflagellates bioluminescent plankton. Bioluminescent means “living light.” Fathom everything you touch glowing! Imagine shooting stars and northern lights glowing underneath your kayak as you paddle. These effects can be best enjoyed when bioluminescence is strongest!
The best time to see bioluminescence is during the new moon. So plan accordingly! The bioluminescent dinoflagellates are harder to see as the moon gets brighter. Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon that moves with the warm current and may fluctuate day to day. Call our main Cocoa Beach number at 808.798.6630 to see what the current conditions are.
While we refer to them as jellyfish, they are not technically jellyfish and don’t sting! These pre-historic comb jellies have been around for over 500 million years. By using their glowing bioluminescent nerves, they protect themselves by keeping other predators away.
As you paddle toward the sunset, the comb jellies light up as the movement of the water wakes up their bioluminescence! Fishnets will be provided to catch comb jellies and watch their oxidation luciferin process ignite! The bioluminescent comb jellies travel in the cold current. They can live in cold climates such as under the glaciers in Iceland and get as large as the size of a baseball!
The best months to see the bioluminescent comb jellies are November through February! Book your tour around the new moon for the best experience.