Bioluminescence at Field Manor

Witness the magic on the Indian River.
1.5 hour
Starting at $59


For an easier bioluminescence experience we now offer an introductory bioluminescence tour out of historic Field Manor on Merritt Island. Just minutes away from Cocoa Beach, this Indian River tour is shorter and requires less paddling than our typical guided tours. It is a great option for beginner paddlers looking for a brief introduction to bioluminescence. Best of all it is the CLOSEST bioluminescence tour to the Orlando area.

Join us at our new location at Field Manor, one of Merritt island’s oldest homesteads, for a fun and exciting Intro to Bioluminescence kayak tour. Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Cocoa Beach and 45 minutes from Orlando, Field Manor is nestled on the west side of Merritt Island on the Indian River. When you arrive our guide will first introduce you to the Field family – and their intriguing home – as well as earlier inhabitants such as the Ais and Seminole Indians. You’ll then launch in kayaks to explore some of the amazing bioluminescent waters in the area. This a one-hour tour that allows you to experience this magical phenomenon at historic Field Manor. It is perfect for guests who are looking for a quicker, simpler bioluminescence experience. You can expect a quiet paddle following your guide through the calm waters of the Indian River Lagoon with its bioluminescent microorganisms and comb jellies.

All kayak selections are based on availability:
Single Kayak: 1 Person Capacity, Weight Limit - 280lbs.
Tandem Kayak (2 Guests): Total Weight - 425lbs, Individual person - 280lbs.

Trip information

What to bring
Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing
What’s Included
Professional Local Guide
Safety equipment

Trip Map


Why Choose Us

Fin Expeditions takes pride in following established best practices of Ethical Ecotourism.


We want our kayak tours to have a more intimate experience for every guest. Large groups disrupt wildlife habitats and require loud guide communication and a less personalized approach. Other kayak tour agencies put 40 or more people in a group. We typically limit the size of our tours to 12 guests 


At Fin Expeditions our guides are highly trained. Other kayak tour agencies may give their guides as little as 2 hours of training. Our guides receive 50+ hours of training before they are certified to lead a tour.


Fin Expeditions is locally owned and our tours are run by local guides that are knowledgeable, friendly and know the area inside and out. We support our local community and efforts to conserve and restore the Indian River Lagoon.


We are top-rated on Tripadvisor and Google for a reason. We know what it’s like to travel and do what we can to take some of that load off our guests. Just show up and we’ll take care of the details.


We believe by fully equipping our guests, we provide an upscale experience. We use high-end kayaks with high-back seats for your comfort. We clean and sanitize all equipment and life jackets after each use.

Daytime Photos included
Complimentary photos of your experience are included. Our guide will take high quality photos during daytime tours. Within a day after the tour, you will be emailed a link to your tour album where you can receive pictures at no charge.

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