Best Time to Go on a Bioluminescence Kayak Tour in Florida
May through November is the best time to see bioluminescence dinoflagellates in Florida. In the early days of summer, they begin to show and by the peak of summer, these creatures sparkle bright whenever stirred with your hand or paddle. The shining plankton is especially stunning in July and August. This is when our nightly tours sell out fast so if you plan to go, try to secure a spot as early as possible. If you want to see the comb jellies, November to May is the best time to visit the lagoon. Comb jellies are very different from jellyfish and don’t sting at all. Depending on how warm it gets, you can see these prehistoric marine creatures as early as March. Bioluminescence is present in other months too but it’s not as grand and sparkly.
Things to Know For Planning a Memorable Bioluminescence Tour in Florida
Try to stay near the tour guide if you don’t want to miss the sightings of marine creatures underwater, especially dolphins and manatees. No matter how careful you are, you will get wet on this kayak trip. So do not bring any electronic gear unless you can carry it in a dry/Ziploc bag. Also, don’t bother with a camera because as we mentioned before, it is nearly impossible to photograph the glowing plankton. Don’t forget to stop at the nearby Manatee Observation Deck on the Haulover Canal. In the summers, manatees can be hard to spot but numerous dolphins come out to play there. We have already said this before but it is worth mentioning twice – do not forget to bring an insect repellent. There is a reason why it’s called Mosquito Lagoon! These tours pay special attention to safety so feel free to bring older children on this trip. There is no swimming allowed. There may be portable toilets available at the launch site but they are not a sure bet. You should use the facilities before arriving at the Haulover Canal.
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Are you ready to see the mesmerizing bioluminescent algae and dinoflagellates in Florida? Take a bioluminescence kayak tour with Florida Adventurer Inc. and get entranced into a world that looks straight out of the memorable Avatar movie (even if that movie attacked the US military and was an anti business but that’s another topic). What better way to spend the summer in Florida! You can see the magically glimmering plankton as well as the jellies at the same time. Book your tour online now!