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Nighttime Kayaking in the Bay that Glows

3 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate

From (USD) $79 Per Person

Nighttime Kayaking in the Bay that Glows

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      Nighttime Kayaking in the Bay that Glows

      San Juan, Puerto Rico
      From (USD) $79 Per Person
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      Highlights
      • Laguna Grande: Watch in awe as every stroke of your paddle lights up the water with sparkles of fluorescent green while you explore one of the only five year-round bioluminescent bays in the world.
      • Evening kayaking: Watch the sun set from the water and get the opportunity to check out "Bird Island" where birds roast at night.
      • Fully guided tour: Enjoy insider information from our natural experts with commentary on the area's complex ecosystem – and what it is that really makes the water glow.
      • Navigate the mangroves: Explore the natural labyrinth-like mangrove system of the bay.
      • Fajardo Lighthouse: Take a break for a snack with views of the rainforest and the second-oldest lighthouse on the island of Puerto Rico. 
      • Limited availability: Given the sensitive nature of the bay and the microorganisms, only a few kayaks per day can go into the bay.  Book early to be assured a spot, as this tour routinely sells out well in advance. 
      About this San Juan tour

      Sunset in the Caribbean. Chirping birds and gently lapping waves herald the arrival of the evening's stars, glimmering to life in the sky and shimmering on the water. But stars twinkle below the surface, as well – sparks stirred by the stroke of your paddle. For this is Laguna Grande: the bay that glows.

      Your tour begins in the small fishing village of Las Croabas, where you'll meet your guides and get your gear. Cross the cove to the entrance of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. Navigate the natural mangrove tunnels while your guides tell you about the plants and animals that thrive there. Then you enter Laguna Grande, one of only five year-round bioluminescent lagoons in the entire world.

      Your guides will tell you exactly what kind of marine organisms become shooting stars at night there. Understanding the how only adds to the wow.

      Take a power stroke and just glide. Hear the water whoosh beneath you, the oohs and aahs of the other kayakers. Then dip your paddle back in, and watch the sparks fly. Look up and see the beautiful night sky over the El Yunque skyline.

       Seeing fireworks

      Fireflies are the most well-known bioluminescent organism, but certain fungi, bacteria, and fish can also glow. Besides illumination, bioluminescence has a variety of uses in nature, including camouflage, self-defense, communication, warning, mimicry, and even attraction of mates. Want some action? Glow for it.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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