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Bioluminescent Kayaking in Cocoa Beach, Florida

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During the summer months, the water of the Banana River Lagoon comes alive after sunset with Bioluminescence. Amicroscopic organism begins to activate one of the most amazing chemical reactions found in the world. Watch as every stroke of your paddle illuminates the water!?

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speeding school of mullet swimming under your kayak looks like hundreds of green bottle rockets going off underwater.
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Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Cocoa Beach

A manatee or stingray moves much slower underwater, giving a ghostly glow to the illumination. Here in magical Cocoa Beach, you can swirl your kayak paddle or drop your hand into the water to create wild patterns of light during our beautiful bioluminescence season. Any movement causes tiny dinoflagellates to emit a beautiful light. Little is known about these under-appreciated creatures, but they are essential to the existence of most marine life. Our amazing Kayak Tours are 90 minutes and are suitable for beginners, this will allow people all of ages to see an amazing sight. The best time to go is at the darkest hours of the night, five days before or after a new moon, or when the moon is not out at all. Call us today and we will tell you how good the water is looking and give you a great idea of what to expect.

We are a Do Not Disturb Ecotour and we always follow these guidelines:

* Minimize impact
* Emphasize passive observation
* Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
* Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
* Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
* Raise sensitivity to the host area’s political environmental and social climate

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – What is it like?

The darker the night is, the more amazing the aquatic light shows are in the Cocoa Beach Bioluminescent region. The lagoons are the site of two unique and dazzling performances of bioluminescence (the emission of light produced by a chemical reaction within a living organism). Fin Expeditions leads guided tours into the darkness to witness both of these amazing sites, all powered by you and your kayak. The kayaking is a lot easier than you think, and we are there to guide you through it all. Fin Expeditions does not take tours unless the Bioluminescent is confirmed and very bright. They are the top rated kayak tour in the region and keep their tours small and very intimate so you do not feel rushed. We teach you all the basics of a Kayak Tour, and train you on what to look for and why. We will not go out during bad weather, or if there is no chance you will see bioluminescence unless you request you want to anyways and see the beautiful tour we can do at night.

When you first step foot into the water you realize you are about to take yourself on a journey like never before. You can suddenly bear witness to little lights glowing, and you will wonder what is to come on this amazing Bioluminescent kayak tour. As you start to paddle out, each push creates a wave of beauty like a paint brush, you can also stop and grab the water and see the Bioluminescent illumination drizzle down your arm. People have associated it with a modern day natural lazer light show. The dolphin love to play in the Bioluminescent, but it is also quite the show to see the lasers shooting in every direction as the fish cause a massive disturbance of beauty! The living laser light show is created by one-celled, light-emitting organisms called dinoflagellates. And from July through October, the Cocoa Beach area and Indian River Lagoon is packed with the luminous organisms, often numbering more than one hundred thousand per liter of water which is quite a bit. It is certainly one of the most amazing things to do in Central Florida, Orlando, or Cocoa Beach region. People from all over the world come to Fin Expeditions for their world class Kayak Tours that are the number one rated Bioluminescent Kayak tours in the region.

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Comb Jellies

Taking a Bioluminescent kayak tour has been a life-changing experience for many people. An additional bonus to that amazing display is the Comb Jelly. During several parts of the year in Merritt Island, the Indian River Lagoon, Cocoa Beach, and several other Florida East Coast areas the gelatinous comb jellies take over the starring role in the Indian River Lagoon light show. While commonly mistaken for a standard jellyfish, comb jellies are distinct animals named for the huge, comb-like rows of cilia running up and down their bodies’ structure. They also are able to generate colors in two specific ways: through the Bioluminescent process emitting a flashing green-blue light when disturbed; and by refracting light through the movement of their cilia. The cilia combs act like little paddles, moving the jellies and scattering the beautiful light, which creates a beautiful pulsing, rainbow-like pattern. The end result is an underwater illumination display that is similar to what you’d see on a dinoflagellates bioluminescence kayak tour of the lagoon in summer or early fall, yet the experiences are unique and worth a separate Bioluminescent kayak tour for each.

Lauren Dow

“We went on the bioilluminasant kayak tour last night for my birthday and it was such an amazing, bucket list experience that I will never forget!”

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Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Cocoa Beach

A manatee or stingray moves much slower underwater, giving a ghostly glow to the illumination. Swirl your kayak paddle or drop your hand into the water to create wild patterns of light. Any movement causes tiny dinoflagellates to emit light. Little is known about these under-appreciated creatures, but they are essential to the existence of most marine life. Tours are 90 minutes and are suitable for beginners. The best time to go is at the darkest hours of the night, five days before or after a new moon, or when the moon is not out at all.

We are a Do Not Disturb Ecotour and we always follow these guidelines

* Minimize impact
* Emphasize passive observation
* Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
* Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
* Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
* Raise sensitivity to the host area’s political environmental and social climate

The darker the night is, the more amazing the aquatic light shows in the Cocoa Beach Bioluminescent region for kayak tours.. The lagoons are the site of two unique and dazzling performances of bioluminescence (the emission of light produced by a chemical reaction within a living organism). Fin Expeditions leads guided tours into the darkness to witness both. Fin Expeditions does not take tours unless the Bioluminescent is confirmed and very bright. They are the top-rated kayak tour in the region and keep there tours small and very intimate so you do not feel rushed.

When you first step foot into the water you realize you are about to take yourself on a journey like never before. You can suddenly bear witness to little lights glowing, and you will wonder what is to come on this amazing Bioluminescent kayak tour. As you start to paddle out, each push creates a wave of beauty like a paintbrush, you can also stop and grab the water and see the Bioluminescent illumination drizzle down your arm. People have associated it with a modern-day natural laser light show. The dolphin love to play in the Bioluminescent, but it is also quite the show to see the lasers shooting in every direction as the fish cause a massive disturbance of beauty! The living laser light show is created by one-celled, light-emitting organisms called dinoflagellates. And from July through October, the Cocoa Beach area and Indian River Lagoon is packed with the luminous organisms, often numbering more than one hundred thousand per liter of water which is quite a bit. It is certainly one of the most amazing things to do in Central Florida, Orlando, or Cocoa Beach region. People from all over the world come to Fin Expeditions for their world class Kayak Tours that are the number one rated Bioluminescent Kayak tours in the region.

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Comb Jellies

Taking a Bioluminescent kayak tour has been a life changing experience for many people. An additional bonus to that amazing display is the Comb Jelly. During several parts of the year in Merritt Island, the Indian River Lagoon, Cocoa Beach, and several other Florida East Coast areas the gelatinous comb jellies take over the starring role in the Indian River Lagoon light show. While commonly mistaken for a standard jellyfish, comb jellies are distinct animals named for the huge, comb-like rows of cilia running up and down their bodies structure. They also are able to generate colors in two specific ways: through the Bioluminescent process emitting a flashing green-blue light when disturbed; and by refracting light through the movement of their cilia. The cilia combs act like little paddles, moving the jellies and scattering the beautiful light, which creates a beautiful pulsing, rainbow-like pattern. The end result is an underwater illumination display that is similar to what you’d see on a dinoflagellates bioluminescence kayak tour of the lagoon in summer or early fall, yet the experiences are unique and worth a separate Bioluminescent kayak tour for each.

Cara Wright

Me and my 4 kiddos had an amazing bioluminescence kayak tour last night. It was absolutely amazing! I was a little nervous doing this with 4 youngins but Jeremy was an awesome guide! They were already asking to go again before we even left the park! Thank you so much!!! We will definitely be coming back very soon!!

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dpdevore9

Myself, my friends, and my family highly suggest a kayak tour of any kind with Fin Expeditions. We did two tours with them because we enjoyed the tour experience and the guides so well. The tour itself is beautiful and relaxing.

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Devin Mitchell

I went on a bioluminescent tour last night and it was a once in a lifetime experience!! Hard to describe; it was equivalent to seeing the northern lights. Nick and Jeremy were amazing and informative. The equipment was very comfortable and clean.

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Cara Wright

Me and my 4 kiddos had an amazing bioluminescence kayak tour last night. It was absolutely amazing! I was a little nervous doing this with 4 youngins but Jeremy was an awesome guide! They were already asking to go again before we even left the park! Thank you so much!!! We will definitely be coming back very soon!!

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Devin Mitchell

I went on a bioluminescent tour last night and it was a once in a lifetime experience!! Hard to describe; it was equivalent to seeing the northern lights. Nick and Jeremy were amazing and informative. The equipment was very comfortable and clean.

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Quality Triumphs Quantity.
We avoid the mass tour mentality where large groups are placed into the environment.
Fin expeditions limits our group sizes ensuring our expeditions are of very high quality.
We use very comfortable high back seats for your comfort.
Photos of your adventure are included in your daytime tour price.

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Discount offered for Military, Police, Fire, Nurses, and Teachers.

Daytime tours start at $49 per person. (Includes photos of your tour)

Sunset Tours start at $54 per person (Includes photos of your tour)

Bioluminescent tours start at $69 per person.

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