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The Magic of Bioluminescence 

Picture yourself on a magical journey beneath a starry night sky, your kayak cutting through a sea of shimmering stars beneath you. That’s the enchanting experience of gliding through the bioluminescent waters of Indian River Lagoon on a Calypso Kayaking tour.  

The Science 

But what exactly is the science behind bioluminescence? Bioluminescent light occurs as a natural chemical reaction in certain living organisms, enabling them to dazzle us with a mesmerizing display. Bioluminescence results from the complex interaction of luciferins and luciferase enzymes, and oxygen. As the extraordinary reaction unfolds, a vibrant display of tantalizing light captures our imagination. 

The science behind bioluminescence goes beyond the interaction of components; it serves as a survival strategy for these tiny organisms. Their light deters predators, lures prey, and even functions as a communication tool between individual organisms. 

The Experience 

As you glide along on one of Calypso’s exclusive tours, underwater beings put on a majestic display under your transparent kayak. Dinoflagellates form an ethereal trail mirroring the sky above, while lanternfish and comb jellies offer their own enchanting spectacle just beneath the surface. 

Our experienced guides are here to offer an insider’s glimpse into bioluminescent science and the ecosystems housing these glowing creatures. We’ll show you nature’s infinite wonders and unparalleled beauty on our nighttime adventures, a truly memorable experience that you and your family will treasure forever. 

GLOW WITH THE FLOW – Book a Calypso Kayaking Bioluminescent Adventure! 

Our friendly team is waiting to offer more details about our bioluminescent tours or to schedule your next kayaking experience. Contact us today

Manatee Cove
4905 N. Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, Fl. 32953
Reservations are required.