- 191 Ratings
Bioluminescence Paddle on the Indian River
Set out on a nighttime tour like no other when you choose this bioluminescence kayak adventure in the warm waters of the Indian River. Your guide will show you all of the best spots to see the brightest light in the water as glowing sea creatures dart around your kayak like bottle rockets—while even spotting a dolphin or two in the surrounding area.
What You Will Do
- Set off on an evening water adventure, paddling along the Indian River in search of the bioluminescence of living lights
- See local Florida wildlife in the water, including manatees and dolphins that are looking to play in the glowing waters
- Learn about the marine organisms that set off light in the water, flashing quickly with any movement around them
- Kayak tour with two guides
- All equipment including kayaks, kayaking gear and a small dry bag
- Bottled water
Please show up on time, as the tour begins promptly at its scheduled departure.
Please cancel 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
- 191 Ratings
Super knowledgeable, friendly guides. Loved our time on the water, would do again without a second thought!
A bit disorganized. Waited almost an hour for two late comers. Two participants overboard, which was handled well by one of guides, but detained him for almost an hour, so essentially, some 15 participants were guided by one guide, which resembled "herding cats". Nevertheless, due to some seasoned kayakers, all went well; and due to perfect weather and no mosquitoes , the water and the fish participated enthusiastically!
We came with our three young boys (youngest is only 5), and even though we'd signed up for the 11 PM paddle, the manager told us we could show up for the 8:30 paddle... only the guides were never told. Despite a full load of paddlers, the guides went above and beyond to get us equipment and life jackets so that we could join that earlier paddle. Much appreciated!
We definitely enjoyed ourselves and found the bioluminescence quite amazing. However the directions and lack of signage to reach the place was horrible. There were no tiki torches as we were told to look for, there was no white van, and when we called the guide he couldn't figure out if we were on the correct side of the highway or not. That frustration was not a great way to start the experience.
It was amazing, I can't wait to do it again. I will remember the experience forever.
canoe came damaged/weather concerns
This was an amazing trip! The guides were so knowledgeable and answered any and every question. They made everyone feel safe and comfortable at all times. I would highly reccommend this experience.
Our tour guides were amazing! We were a bit annoyed that they let a group of people who had signed up for a different day tag along, mostly because they had no idea how to use a a kayak and repeatedly banged into us very unapologetically (it was only our second time in a kayak so no excuses!!) but no fault of our guides whatsoever. The tour was great, the bioluminescence was amazing, though less impressive than I was expecting. The best part of the trip was definitely at the end when most of the group had already docked and about 4 dolphins swam by less than a paddle's length away! An amazing night, I appreciate it so much!! Thank you!!
Jeff was a great, fun and very knowledgeable. Justin was great company also. We had a great time watching the sparks in the water as we paddled. Thanks for a great experience.
I wish we were paddling on the banana river. The indian river was extremely ruff. I had a great time. Last year on the Banana river was excellent!!!!
The whole experience was amazing. First time kayaker here and we are looking forward to doing it again soon. Thank you.
From booking to goodbye our experince with Advantures in Florida was top notch. Greg was easy to communicate with, our trip was well planned and executed. Everyone in our group had a great time. We can't wait to use them again!
My husband and I had a great time! The river was beautiful even before the paddle and paddling at night was very fun. Our guide was Jeff and his is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. The bio was quite an experience to see! Do this paddle! :D
Great customer service. Guide was very personable.
This was an exciting trip for our kids ages 16 and 13. We took the 11pm paddle with Jeff on a Friday night. Jeff was knowledgeable about the area and fish and rally took time to engage all three of the kids. We never felt rushed during our time out on the water. This is something we would do again!
It was a very cool experience.
We had a great time! The bioluminescence was fascinating, the water was warm, the weather was perfect...stars were everywhere! We were in a large group, and it took a bit to get everyone organized and launched. But the guide was great, kept everyone together, and answered all questions as we went. It was a great adventure!
We had so much on this trip. One of the guides was amazing; a great communicator and a lot of fun. The other guide was the one who set up kayaks and was supposed to lead us back in. He was very quiet and if I hadn't seen him first setting up the kayaks, I would have thought that he was just on the trip like the rest of us. It would have been helpful to have better communication about where we were, what we were doing and instructions needed. But really it was great. They are young guides, so I'm know they are still learning!
The adventure was amazing. This is a must do.
This was such a great experience! I took my two teenage daughters and everyone had a blast!
This was my third time out with Adventures in Fl. The water was not so bright and the tour was much shorter. Also it would be helpful in the future to really remind people where they launch from, it was different this time. Parking was a real challenge there. Jeff was an outstanding guide and had a good personality. I also thought taking back our glow sticks was a little much because they had another tour..
Jeff and Lawson were super informative and helpful. We had a lot of fun and can't wait to do it again.
Amazing evening on the banana river! Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience a new adventure with kayaking. There are no words to describe how incredible the bioluminescence looks and being out at night is exciting. The paddle was very easy and relaxing and Jeff and Lawson were excellent guides! There were 7 in our party, including a 10 year old, and 11 total in our group, but we never felt left out or forgotten. They provided all the gear and the kayaks were perfect. Jeff and Lawson were so knowledgeable and provided a lot of support for those less experienced kayakers. The only tip (and they tell you this) I'd give is to definitely cover yourself in bug spray. If you wear bug spray, you will be comfortable and happy.
The guides were great and very informative. We went with a group of 7 , everything went very smooth there was no confusion at all. We had a wonderful time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun family adventure.
I was expecting to see more of the bioluminescence. It was not clear. You can only see sort of specks. I was expecting soemthing to like the ones in the pictures. But I did not see the same. Should have a note when booking online about this so people are aware.