Nightime Kayaking Tours

Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, & Melbourne, Florida!

Guided Night Kayak Tours

Few visitors to the Orlando area are aware of the fact that the Indian River Lagoon is home to truly unique and magical natural phenomena. The nighttime waters glow! During the summer months on the Indian and Banana Rivers every movement in the water produces light! The movement of your paddle or a school of fish leaves a blue-green trail. The movement of manatees and stingrays leave a slow-moving glow. Every movement in the water produces light with bioluminescence. It’s a great time of year for a sunset/evening kayak tour.

Calypso Kayaking also offers a Comb Jelly Bio Kayak Tour. These tours run at night (so you can see them glow), These jellies do not sting, but they do give off a bioluminescent green light. You will see them give off sparks of light with every paddle stroke!

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Comb Jellyfish Night Time Kayaking Tours

Calypso Kayaking offers a Comb Jelly Bio Kayak Tour. These tours run at night (so you can see them glow). These jellies do not sting, but they do. give off a bioluminescent green light. You will see them give off sparks of light with every paddle stroke!

The Comb Jelly Bio Kayak Tour

These jellies don’t light up during the day so this is a night tour starting an hour after sunset and last for 1.5 hours.  The cost is $45 per person, and reservations are required so book here on the web site or call to make a reservation. Comb jellies are beautiful, oval-shaped animals with eight rows of tiny comblike plates that they beat to move themselves through the water. As they swim, the comb rows diffract light to produce a shimmering, rainbow effect.

A comb jelly is not actually a jellyfish at all -though both have a similar appearance. Interestingly, they are not even closely-linked relatives. Just like jellyfish however, the comb jelly is a very ancient animal. According to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the comb jelly is at least 500 million years old.

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Comb Jellyfish in the dark

Bioluminescent Kayak tours with Clear or Plastic kayaks in Merritt Island, Fl.

One of the most memorable experiences you can have in the Merritt Island Fl. Is a kayak tour at night from a kayak. You can experience the glowing water and feel safe with our professional and experienced tour guides.

Our clear kayaks offer the best experience. As you paddle the bottom of your kayak will glow a Blue/Green light that at times look like shooting stars. Fish may swim under your kayak putting off streaks of light looking like lightning in the sky.

We invite you to join us for a night to remember On the Indian River here in Merritt Island Fl.

Everything that moves in the water creates light! These plankton are called Dinoflagellate — a single-celled organism that collects energy during the day and gives off a cold light at night.

We are offering two different night tours. 

The bioluminescent kayak tour starting at 9:30pm lasting 1.5 hours, choice of clear or plastic kayaks until sold out. Plastic kayaks will be a lower price that clear kayaks.

A sunset/bioluminescent kayak tour starting at 7pm lasting 3 hours, here you get time to see wildlife, a sunset and Bioluminescence all in one tour. Best Value. Clear or plastic kayaks until sold out. Plastic kayaks will be at a lower price.

These tours start in June and run through October.

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