Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking: Magical Lagoon Adventure
280 Ratings
Embark on a magical lagoon adventure with Florida-Adventurer's bioluminescence kayaking tour. Paddle through mangrove trails and shallow lagoon waters, immersing yourself in the #1 kayaking trip in Orlando and Cocoa Beach. Leave your camera at home and experience the out-of-this-world beauty of Florida's bioluminescence.
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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  • Haulover Canal Kayak Launch - Don’t miss out on Bioluminescent Kayaking at Haulover Canal in Titusville. Kayaking through bioluminescent water is truly a magical sight to behold, and it’s an experience that you’ll remember all your life.

Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon. Our cooler water bioluminescent experience is the Bioluminescent Comb-Jellyfish. These jellyfish light up blue when they are disturbed, creating a surreal and magical effect in the water. In the summer, dinoflagellates are present, which are single-celled, planktonic organisms. They naturally produce light so when the water is disturbed in which they are in a bright blue-green light glows. When you kayak through the sparkling water, you’ll feel like you are in another world.

Florida-Adventurer’s Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour is locally owned and operated. We know the best spots in Merritt Island Nature Reserve. Our certified tour guides are knowledgeable about the area and they will share interesting facts about the bioluminescence and other wildlife we’re sure you’ll meet along the way.

Please be sure to make your reservations early as this Florida kayak tour tends to book out 2 weeks in advance.

What's Included
  • 90-minute bioluminescent kayak tour.
  • Expect to get wet - bring towels and wear suitable footwear.
  • Maximum weight limit: 300lbs for single kayak, 600lbs for tandem.
  • Includes kayak, PFD (Personal Flotation Device), paddles, and friendly guides.
What's Not Included
  • Beverages, bug spray, towels, snacks etc
Additional Information

The journey lasts roughly an hour and a half, weaving through lush mangrove passages and tranquil lagoon waters. Our seasoned guides accompany you throughout the tour, guaranteeing your safety and addressing any inquiries you might have. Capturing the bioluminescence on camera can be challenging, so it’s advisable to leave your photography equipment behind and fully engage in this enchanting event.

Our guests have often cited our bioluminescence kayaking adventure as a standout attraction of their holiday. Embark on an extraordinary escapade with Florida-Adventurer. Recognized as the premier kayaking adventure in the Orlando and Cocoa Beach vicinity, Florida’s bioluminescence is a must-see. We’re conveniently situated about sixty minutes from Universal Studios and the various Walt Disney world theme parks.

Join Florida-Adventurer for a paddle across the Indian River Lagoon and witness the miraculous firsthand.

  • Our bioluminescent kayak tours last for approximately 90 mins. You will get wet to some extent, so plan to bring some towels and wear appropriate footwear.
  • Peak season is July – October with sightings as late as January
  • LAUNCH SITE: Haulover Canal, Titusville; and Kiwanis Island Park, Merritt Island
  • AGE RANGE: 5+
Haulover Canal Kayak Launch
Haulover Road Southwest
At the end of the gravel road, look for a white van and or a black truck that says “Florida-Adventurer." Our helpful guides will be waiting for you. Please arrive 30 mins prior to your tour time for check-in and orientation. If you're late to orientation or if you missed it, there will be no refunds
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(280 Ratings)
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Apr 19, 2024
Fun educational experience - We had a wonderful time. Brian was very friendly & answered all our questions. He was full of knowledge & enjoyed sharing with us. I highly recommend taking this tour.
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Mar 20, 2024
Unique experience - It was a really fun trip. Our guide Brian was really informative and knowledgeable about the area. I look forward to another trip when the plankton are there.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 12, 2024
So much fun!! Brian is the best!!! - It was an amazing experience! Some people in our group couldnt swim, but we felt safe the entire time and thourougly enjoyed the calm kayaking and getting to explore Floridas wildlife. Our tour guide, Brian was incredibly kind, and made sure we felt safe and had a great time. Every time we saw an animal, he identified it and made sure we got a great look while keeping a good distance to not disturb it. He is the best!!! Glad we chose Florida Adventurer. Had an amazing time. :)
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Mar 12, 2024
The best kayak experience - Brian is an amazing tour guide. He kept us safe and showed us all around. Also explained a bit about marine life in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed his expertise in the area, wildlife and knowledge. We had wonderful time. Brian made sure we were safe in the area and were safe leaving the area. All around A+ experience.
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Mar 11, 2024
Beautiful Night on the Water - We had a great time on the water with our guide Brian. He was very friendly and had immense knowledge of the animals and wildlife in and around the Canaveral National Seashore. We did not get to see any bioluminescent plankton, but did see many illuminating jellyfish in the water. It was a fun time under the stars... highly recommend.
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Feb 9, 2024
Kate’s the best! - Kate was absolutely the best tour guide there could ever be. So knowledgeable! Although we didn’t see much of the bioluminescence (off season) she made it so informative and educational and fun to explore.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 14, 2024
Perfect Night - Wonderful experience! Our daughter is attending NSU this coming fall to study marine biology and she loves jellyfish! Brian was a perfect guide to bringing us around to find bioluminescence comb jellyfish! I would suggest to book on a new moon night like we did!
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Dec 29, 2023
500% yes - What a fun experience. While it wasn’t peak season for max bioluminescence, just being in the water and hearing the night time noises was so peaceful. We had such a great time and will definitely do this again.
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Dec 4, 2023
Fun time night kayaking! - First time going night kayaking, and it was a worthwhile experience, especially with the unique wildlife in this area. Very informed and conversational guide with a lot to educate us with about the area. Started and ended on time. Wish I remembered the bug spray! Would recommend this tour!
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Nov 18, 2023
Woot woot, Brian! - Brian is an amazing guide. He showed us so many beautiful water creatures and allowed us to catch some with his net. He was very patient with our kayaking skills, LOL. I would highly recommend using them as your kayaking your guide and do ask for Brian. Woot woot! But plan coming during summer, we visited in mid November.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024